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

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Our Living Hell

PRIDE had cast him above all others.

Darkness slowly absorbed his soul.

Lambs of his Cult are blinded by all the GLORY.

In their EYES, he could do no harm.

As if a KING, he becomes narcissistic, filling his ego with worldly pleasures, ignoring the poor, the sick and vulnerable.

Cloaked as an Angel of Light, the shadow of EVIL spreads across the EARTH.

He is but a MAN, absorbed in his own glory.

Little does he know, he is just one of many.

He is nothing more then a pawn of life, covered in his own waste of greed.

O to the HORRORS of mankind – DARKNESS has filled every corner, every seed of life.

What was right, is now wrong.

What was wrong, is now right.

The living are now the DEAD.

AS I pass through the ‘Valley of Life’, something stirs inside of me.

Something is wrong, but I can’t see it, I can’t taste it, I can’t touch it.

I can’t say what it is, but I know something is seriously wrong.

Is it a DREAM or is it a NIGHTMARE ?

Suddenly, I open my EYES…and there it is, as plain as day.

My heart is filled with tears of sorrow.

OH my dear GOD, I AM awake.

WE are in the VALLEY OF DEATH.

I AM a witness to the HORRORS on Earth.

I AM a witness to the PRIDE of MANKIND.

I AM a witness to the EVIL of DARKNESS.

OH MY DEAR GOD, I AM witness to HELL on EARTH !

By Bari Demers

MEANING OF HELL ON EARTH :

We are born on earth, believing this life of ours is a privilege. We govern ourselves believing we are doing right, but inside we know it’s all wrong. We humans may do as we please, without consequences. We like to think our laws of justice have real consequences, but really, it’s the living who prevail in the end, no matter how evil YOU are.

Our lives are filled with materialistic things which have no meaning. Our thirst for more hunts us to the day we die. We are never satisfied with what we have.

As it was written, it’s been said the meek shall inherit the Earth.

But in reality, the meek are nothing more then the ignorant. Our world is twisted with evil throughout our very existence. We like to believe we are doing right, but we know we are doing more harm, then good. Mankind leaves a trail of blood shed and destruction in its path, destroying everything we touch.

We begin to question all around us, why are things so wrong ?

Why are the weak, the poor, the vulnerable tortured ?

Why do we experience the worse in life, trying to make the best of life?

There is no justice. There is only pain.

It’s then we realize, we are the LIVING DEAD, already tortured throughout our lives until the day we are buried into the ground, into the dust of the forgotten.

WE are the living dead on earth – WE are on earth, living within the HELL of reality.

WE will grow old and die. This is indeed HELL, simply because, after this LIFE, there isn’t any life after death. This is the end of everything we know, soon to be forgotten in time.

WE must have been brought here from the Cosmos of Life in search of ourselves, only to realize there isn’t anything else.

WE are in a twisted fate of anguish – WE ARE ALL the living dead tortured on a hellish earth, spreading our seed of misery across the universe.

GOD has already given JUDGEMENT to us ALL.

Have a wonderful day – Welcome to Hell.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter/ storyteller

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BLACK ANGELS

Our Nagging Brain

[ Poster Credit : Bari Demers – self taught graphic designer ]

WE humans are indeed a diverse species with millions of years of evolution, developing in who we are today. It may be our evolutionary timeline was drastically altered by our ancient ancestors, but overall WE have survived.

Interesting, our biological brain, still clouded with its mysterious beginnings, dictates our consciousness to do what we do. It’s the master of our biological body, controlling us everyday living on EARTH.

Only our brain knows our darkest secrets.

It feeds us with intel and safe guards, keeping our ‘Spiritual Being’ free from harm. That IS, only if, we listen to our inner thoughts. Somehow we have the option to reject our basic animalistic warnings, injecting ourselves to bodily harm. Complex our brain is, it too can be subject to all kinds of circuitry malfunction, from a birth defect to severe accidents. If our brain is healthy, firing up all its circuits, its amazing what WE humans can achieve.

Believing who we are can be complicated.

It’s clear our brain and consciousness are constantly fighting, trying to prove our very existence. The creation of man-made religion is clear of that, giving evidence to the battle inside of us all. Each tribe of human beings demanding our ‘religion’ is the right one. It has plagued us throughout our history, resorting mankind to its darkest moments of shame and incogitable terror.

Our consciousness (controlled by our brain) believe we have a soul. The brain tries to calculate why we exist. Who are we? Where do we come from ? Those two basic questions have divided mankind from the very beginning of existence.

To add insult to injury, our brain may think it’s all so powerful, becoming the savage dictators in our historical past and present, tormenting fellow human beings ; subjects to their rule.

On an individual basis, we are constantly fighting ourselves.

For example, I’ll give two different comical dialogues – my BRAIN talking to my ME.

FIRST DIALOGUE OF INNER THOUGHTS:

BRAIN : How do you feel ?

ME ( Consciousness) : Who me?

BRAIN : Yes you ! Who else am I talking to?

ME : Why does it matter ?

BRAIN : I need to know you are OK. Are you happy?

ME : Am I happy. No…I don’t think so. Most writers aren’t…

BRAIN : Why aren’t you happy ? What could make you a happy person?

ME : Finding my soul mate would help. Being financially secure would be another one. It would be nice if someone bought my screenplay BLACK ANGELS for $200,000. Then I could be financially secure.

BRAIN : You’re a dreamer!

ME : I know.

BRAIN : What do you believe would make that prefect soul mate ?

ME : Another female human being who has the same interests as me. Who backs me up, sharing identical views.

BRAIN : You realize I’m laughing inside…right? There’s no such thing as that prefect soul mate. It doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist because human beings are constantly changing, growing from what they were in the beginning. Stop dreaming and be realistic !

ME : Wait a minute ! That’s what I do. I’m a dreamer and a lover of life. That IS why I write. My interest in ‘Space Exploration’ and defining WHO we are, explores my inner thoughts into words. That IS ME.

BRAIN : Me…me…me. It’s NOT all about YOU. You must of heard these words before,” A King has his reign, and then he dies. It’s inevitable.”

ME : I’m not a King !

BRAIN : No. But you ARE just another human being, trying to make his mark in life before you die, It’s inevitable. “ In this world, nothing is certain, except death and taxes.” Time is always against you.

ME : OK then! Thank you Brain for making my life seem so promising.

BRAIN : No problem!

ME : You realize I’m being sarcastic…right?

BRAIN : Of course I do ! After all I control your inner thoughts.

SECOND DIALOGUE OF INNER THOUGHTS:

BRAIN : Hello ?

ME: NOTHING. ZZZZZZZZ….

BRAIN : Hello?! Good Morning! Up and Atom.

ME : What ? What do you want?

BRAIN: It’s time to exercise that brain of yours. Come on …

ME : Yeah …yeah…do I have to ?

BRAIN : You must! I need me in top shape. So…let’s move those muscles. Get-up and begin your workout program. Up Up Up ! Besides, the rest of us had a talk.

ME: What ?! Who? What do you mean? Your such a crazy Brain.

BRAIN : I’ve just had a meeting with your heart, lungs and liver. They want me to be the spokesman. Actually, I’m the Leader of the Pack. Well…just between you and me, I’m much smarter than they will ever be.

ME: It sounds like a conspiracy to me. What did you all talk about?

BRAIN: The heart, lungs and liver say,” You’re doing a great job, but you must keep going. It’s essential to your health.”

ME: OK. But I don’t feel like it.

BRAIN: Too bad. Cry me a River! Let’s get out of bed and out that door.

ME : Ok ! Ok …fine! You’re such a nag sometimes.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion our brain dictates who we are. But is it our consciousness ? Do we have a soul ? Is there more then our physical existence? I choose to believe there is more…a lot more. And I’m NOT talking about man-made religion or the singular GOD in the sky.

No. I’m talking about SPIRITUALITY – OUR DESTINY.

Thank you nagging brain.

Bari Demers – screenwriter

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Las Vegas Tragedy Brings Humanity Together

I run and operate Vegas Reviews on Facebook and was completely shocked to hear of the terrible news in Las Vegas.

This is what I had to say on my Facebook Page :

Vegas Reviews would like to make a statement after last nights tragic shooting. A gunman on the 32 floor randomly fired into the outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding over 500. The gunman killed himself on scene as the police acted quickly to end this terrible tragedy.

My condolences to the families victims as well as the injured.

I’m baffled as the reason to this senseless shooting.

In the last 48 hours, the world events have been absolutely crazy, from terrorists attack in Marseille, France and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada…and now this terrible terrible event in Las Vegas.

Vegas Reviews has always been about the FUN of Las Vegas. It’s suppose to be the oasis of enjoyment for everyone but unfortunately we can’t predict the actions of one person. I praise the Las Vegas Police force and first responders for their quick action.

My wife and I have been going to Las Vegas since the 1980’s. Vegas has always been our favourite vacation spot for these past 37 years and it will continue to be the place to go for a rewarding holiday.

I started Vegas Reviews on Facebook along with my website, to symbolize the FUN of Las Vegas – like a bundle of joy. We share 1000’s of photos, videos and valuable tips with other Vegas Lovers, who also have made Vegas their vacation hot spot from across the world.

The City of Las Vegas tragic events hit home, but at the same time, it brings us closer together.

In times of tragedy it always good to see how humanity pulls together to help each other, no matter the risk. It’s our human nature to be compassionate. We praise for all those who have helped. I pray for those victims, where their only objective was to enjoy a concert and to have fun.

We pray for Las Vegas as humanity stands together, in defiance to hatred, where hate has no leg to stand on. Peace and Love is the human way, no matter the colour, race or religion.

We Are The People of the Universe by Bari Demers

We are the people of the universe

We are the people, We are the loving people

We are the beautiful people who rule the earth in love and peace

We the people who stand together in defiance to all types of hatred

We are a force to be reckoned, as we can never be broken

We are the Lovers of humanity

We are the people, the only people of the universe…as we know so far

May you join us, for We are the loving people

Come forth across the nations

Come together as one, for We are the people of the universe.

BMD

VEGAS STRONG – The Community of Las Vegas pulls together.

The above lyrics I thought up just now, to express my love for humanity and reach out to everyone in our beautiful world. We must come together as one, in order to be free. I truly am a lover of humanity and trust in the world coming together in PEACE.

Once again my deepest condolences to family & friends and the injured last night.

Bari Demers – screenwriter

#prayforvegas #Vegasstrong

Atlantis Discovered

Everyone of us are intrigued by the legend of Atlantis in some way or another.

To me it truly is fascinating !

And what’s more captivating, is the fact Atlantis wasn’t a fable after all, but turns out to be a true lost city. Here’s my detective work with researched accounts of “Atlantis Discovered.”

THE ATLANTIS STORY

If you’re an avid historian buff or love following the secrets of our ancient ancestors, you would of heard or read the dialogue passages of Plato himself, mentioning Atlantis.

If not, here’s a quick glimpse of PLATO words translated by Benjamin Jowett. [1]

TIMAEUS by Plato – Written 360 B.C.E

– “ Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour. For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end.

– This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent.

– Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia.

– This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. She was pre-eminent in courage and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes. And when the rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell within the pillars.

– But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island…”

Read more of the story HERE

ATLANTIS is indeed a story handed down from generation to generation, searching for the lost continent of Atlantis. After much speculation and storytelling, the Atlantis story has been stretched from the truth. The grand story was once believed by many, “The People of Atlantis” were a highly advanced civilization, hinted as “The Gods from the Heavens”, aka Aliens.

I even imagined they were the last of our alien ancestors from over 150,000 years ago.

BUT – closer to the truth, historian Greek Philosopher, PLATO left behind written manuscripts from over 2400 years ago. In the beginning, most historians thought of his work only as a fictional playwright. However, (throughout the millenniums) under closer evaluation by numerous scientists, it’s now believed Plato’s manuscripts are true events in history.

AND – According to geologist, Dr. Martin Pepper of HISTORY CHANNEL – ATLANTIS FOUND who, ”…sets out to prove his theory–that the true Atlantis existed on the Greek island of Santorini, and was destroyed in the biggest volcanic eruption in human history…”

Indeed, Atlantis was an advanced city (considering the timeline of over 11,000 years ago), an island with several ring-shaped land mass protecting the inner island, (the size of Manhattan) housing a grand city of architectural structures with three story buildings, showcasing high tech ( at the time) large glass windows, overlooking the scenery of the spectacular Mediterranean Sea.

Atlantis had all the luxuries of living within that barbaric century, from flushing toilets, roman type baths, oasis gardens with streamlined agriculture flourishing rich crops of wheat, Roman-type aqueducts ( apparently were supposedly invented 200 years AFTER Plato’s death) along with grand temples with massive pillars and arches. Incredibly, the Atlantis People had even mastered ship navigation, way before the Romans, Vikings or Greeks. Not only that, they had complex metals, that required a special set of skills, considered impossible during this era of time.

Plato wrote of Atlantis, handed down from his grandfather. His grandfather heard this great story from Solon who heard it from the Egyptians.

BUT – Who the heck is Solon ?

Solon was a ruler of Athens but also, a friend of Plato’s grandfather. According to Plato’s manuscript, Solon and his entourage travelled to Egypt around 560 BC. He encountered Egyptian Priests of Sais who showed Solon ancient tablets, telling the story of ATLANTIS.

As we all know, the Egyptians were masters of keeping accurate accounts of their historical past. So it’s only logical to believe Plato’s written manuscript of Atlantis, was indeed real, historical data handed down by his grandfather.

THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH OF ATLANTIS

To further my quest for the truth, I came across the timeline of Atlantis through Chronology of Atlantis by Georgeos Díaz-Montexano, a writer, expert in ancient languages and writing of lost civilizations. In his thesis, he states :

– ” The story of Atlantis begins then: The Island and the sea around it take the name from his first son Atlas, although his real name was not Atlas (most of the original names in the narration had been translated by Solon to Greek, basing these translations on the meanings of the names, as it is explained in the Critias).

– Atlas was the Greek translation of a name meaning “the one supporting, raising, or upholding (the sky)”, the Egyptian god Schu o Shu, (who was the equivalent to the god Atlas).

– At the beginning of time, Poseidon built Cleito’s home on a high hill at the very center of the island, surrounded with five concentric rings of water and land for his wife’s protection, because – as it is spelled out – humankind did not know yet the art of navigation. The dates, as it coincides with the end of Paleolithic Period.” READ more the Chronology of Atlantis by Georgeos Díaz-Montexano.

THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE

It appears Georgeos doesn’t believe Atlantis sunk into the ocean from a volcano, but I would like to agree to disagree.

To understand it further, you have to ask the question,” Is the Greek island of Santorini evidence of the lost Atlantis?

I would have to strongly agree with Dr. Martin Pepper’s compelling research, that Atlantis is indeed the existing Greek island of Santorini. By the Egyptians own accounts, a terrific doomsday event happened during this period of time, where a Super Volcanic Explosion completely destroyed Atlantis and its people. The chaos sent our EARTH into a dark winter, killing crops, covering the lands with volcanic hash and clouding the light from the Sun.

It was indeed a HOLOCAUST of Biblical Proportions.

To make it clear, the Bible recorded it. A massive Flood (caused by 10 – 20 metre high Tsunamis) swept across the earth. The lands rumbled with great earthquakes. This catastrophic event caused havoc and certain doom for the Atlantis People. It’s been said the Atlantis city was swallowed by the sea, never to be seen again!

Furthering details of Atlantis, the island city was referred in the Bible as Tarshish.

Here are passages ( verses) in the Bible related to Atlantis ( Tarshish) :

Ezekiel 26:19 : “But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis (Tarshish) in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea”

Isaiah 23:1 : “The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.”

Isaiah 23:6 : “Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.”

Isaiah 60:9 : “Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”

Even King Solomon mentions the “Sea People of Tarshish.” In fact, this is where the famous King of Israel received his riches of gold and silver.

2 Chronicles 9:21 : “For the King’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram : every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.”

To me, it’s without question Atlantis is indeed discovered, and this isn’t the first time scholars have pinpointed Atlantis as the Greek island of Santorin. This popular Greek vacation spot in the Mediterranean is the remains of a once Super Volcano causing a worldwide catastrophe in the time of the flood, completely destroying everything in its path. To be more specific, according to Wikipedia,” …this major catastrophic volcanic eruption was known as the Minoan Eruption of Thera (now called Santorini). The eruption was classified as one of the largest volcanic events on Earth in recorded history.”

NOW – just imagine the immediate impact on Atlantis, if they were sitting on top of the most explosive bomb of their century? Not to mention the global effects causing considerable damage, forcing the survivors to deal with, what we today would call a “Nuclear Fallout”, very similar to a seven-factor Super Volcano. The cataclysmic event would certainly cause complete chaos across the surface of the Mediterranean region, including Egypt, Israel, Africa, Spain, Italy and Greece.

It’s destruction would take years to recover!

I believe Dr Martin Pepper’s research of Atlantis is without question, the existing Greek island of Santorini. Atlantis isn’t a myth or a great story, but true events recorded in history. In my mind, Atlantis has finally been discovered !

By Bari Demersscreenwriter

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REFERENCES AND QUOTES :

1.Timaeus translated by Benjamin Jowett.

2.Atlantis Found – documentary by Dr. Martin Pepper via History Channel.

3.Chronology of Atlantis by Georgeos Diaz-Montexano.

4.Bible verses

5.Wikipedia

The Heart of Depression

Just recently ( May 2017) a young man of only 29 years old passed away due to acute depression. His name was Eskild ; a bright filmmaker from Norway 🇳🇴. The reason I know of him, is simply my interest in filmmaking. We met on YouTube – have a LOOK

Here you will see in the first few seconds of the film, Eskild ( Blonde hair) with his long time friend and film buddy Andyax.

Follow Eskild’s YouTube HERE

When I heard of Eskild passing away, I was shocked! Such a talented filmmaker with hopes of becoming well established in the film industry. To learn his death is a result of acute depression makes it all too real in today’s society.

Depression is a common occurrence but few talk about it because family and friends become uncomfortable with this subject. There’s this idiotic stigma pointing towards weakness, which is so far from the truth. Depression can be many things. It can be genetic, societies burden of stress, bullying or a chemical imbalance. Whatever the case, anyone with depression feels totally alone due to families and friends reaction.

Depression can be triggered from many things. It could be as simple as breaking up with your partner, doing bad in school, becoming pregnant, a death in the family, or result of an dysfunctional family.

What makes depression worse ?

The reaction of family or friends, telling you it’s only a phase…you’ll snap out of it! You’ll get ill advise, like :

  • Take on an activity, get involved.
  • Don’t worry, you’ll pull through it.
  • Stop being a pussy. Get your act together man!
  • Stop being such a baby!
  • Go to work, you’ll feel better.

In reality, they don’t really understand or want to deal with the problem.

Has this happen to you ?

Share with us what others have said to you.

The point is, the person with depression struggles alone, constantly fighting their inner demons. If you haven’t had real depression, you can’t understand what that person is going through. If that person feels completely lost and alone without any means of recovery, they will simply vanish, ending their life by whatever means they choose. Famous actors and singers have ended their lives, when you think they were on top-of-the-world.

See my post on Robin Williams HERE

How can they possibly be depressed?

Like I said, the only way you’ll understand is by having a deep depression yourself. And I don’t mean a one time depression, because of your finances or a fight with your spouse. I mean a long time depression.

As with Eskild, in day-to-day life, he looked happy and excited about his film making career. But underneath, it’s obvious he was struggling.

What made him decide there was no turning back ?

It could have been as simple as a rejection from a promising girlfriend, who never returned her love for him. It’s extremely hard to speculate what was going on, only it was all too real for him. He most probably felt there wasn’t any escape from his reality. Backed into the corner type-of-feeling.

Suicide is a split second decision.

Even health professionals have a hard time understanding everyone’s unique motive. Sure, they may understand the clinical reasoning but not truly understand the person. Or do they want to. In order to understand depression you must have experienced it yourself.

Have you ever felt there’s no escape?

On the outside you would have never known Eskild was having trouble. Truly he was a cheerful outgoing individual, eager to teach you how to make videos without a budget. Unfortunately there are warning signs, but like said, most reject it. Was it loneliness?

Unknown.

Eskild indeed was a remarkable person. And the thing is I never met him in person. Only known him through social media connections. So you see, that, as they say, is that…

All I really know about Eskild is, he sure knew the filming process, from filming, editing to the right type of equipment you should be using.

As film makers, screenwriters, artist, actors and crew, we all hope our project will one day be in the theatres throughout the world, sharing our amazing story with others. It’s hard to speculate what caused Eskild to feel so sad. If only he knew the world was watching his videos because of his remarkable skill in the film industry.

We all have dreams.

Unfortunately, only the ‘few fortunate’ make it to the top selection of life. Most of us struggle waiting for that lucky break where we’re given an Oscar for our incredible achievements. The world of ‘Fine Arts’ is indeed the most challenging due to the fierce competition.

I had a dream too.

If only I could afford to fly Eskild and Anders up here to British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦 to begin production on my Scifi horror genre screenplay,’Black Angels’.

BUT – like everyone else I don’t have 20 million dollars to execute my dream into reality. All I can do is promote and wait for that lucky break. While I wait for that lucky break ( like the rest of the world) I like to dream. My dreams are placed into words. Those words envision a story.

“ I envision a story and bring it to life.” BMD

I only hope I can encourage others to follow your path, no matter the obstacles.

Don’t let your dreams die!

Did you know Robert Redford used his stardom to help other struggling independent filmmakers? This is why he started Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Did you know investors, directors and production companies head to Sundance Film Festival seeking new talent ? All you have to do is make a ‘short film’ from 10 – 15 minutes long. The point is, Robert Redford wanted to open the doors to unknown filmmakers.

My heart goes out to Eskild. I only wish I could of assured him, even though there are a lot of road blocks in life, your dreams will never be crushed. Eskild talent as a filmmaker, was without question valuable to the world.

It’s with a heavy heart to say Eskild will deeply be missed. My condolences to his family. I only wished I met him in person and could have helped.

This stigma of depression must stop ! If you’re a friend? Be a real friend and encourage that friend. Give him or her hope for a brighter future. It’s a struggle out there; just don’t let that friend of yours struggle by themselves. Never give them an ultimatum.

Show them LOVE , RESPECT and KINDNESS.

By Bari Demers Screenwriter and writer from your Dreams

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A Father is What a Father Should Be 

A Father is What a Father Should Be
This weekend is Father’s Day, so I would like to say a Father means more then just being a Father figure of the family. 

It also means : 

1. Each Father has a responsibility to looking after the well-being of his family, loving his children and hopefully teaching them to become responsible adults, where they too, show carrying love towards their children.  

2. The Father shares the responsibility with his loving wife or partner, working hard throughout their lives, ensuring their children receive unconditional love ❤️, warm shelter, food, the right education, clothing and protection from harms way.

3. A Father’s responsibility doesn’t end when his children grow up but continues giving advice towards the well being of his children, helping them out as much as he possibly can. The only difference, it’s up to the kids to make their own judgment, striving towards a responsible adult. At first your kids don’t understand your advice, but later on (with life experiences) come to you and say,” Now I understand what you were trying to say Dad.”  

4. A Father is a Dad. A Dad is one that will teach you new beginnings, such as riding your first bike or tying your shoes. He will also take you on a journey, exploring what the earth has to offer, from hiking to the top of a mountain to camping ⛺️ within our amazing provincial parks.  

5. A Dad will show you how important education really is, by introducing you to the science pavilions across Canada 🇨🇦 , or where he may reside. He may help you discover a new science experiment or take you gold panning, learning the science of geology. 

6. A DAD is a loving DAD who cares for his children and wife or partner. 

7. A LOVING DAD hopes his children take the right path in the future, to look after themselves and their new family. 

8. A LOVING DAD sometimes will bite his tongue, knowing you may have made some wrong choices, but realizes you will figure out in the end, either by your own experiences or life’s roadblocks.

In the end, a LOVING DAD will always love ❤️ his family. 

Life is a journey and you’re sure to make mistakes along the way.  

BUT – 

What’s really important in life, is your FAMILY. A LOVING FATHER/DAD will teach you, FAMILY is everything. If you can’t trust your family, you’ve lost everything in life. FAMILY means trust, love and even forgiveness.  

AND – 

If your MOM and DAD taught you right, you know when’s it’s time to step-up-to-the-plate and help your mom and dad. It’s the cycle of life.  

SO – 

I hope I’ve been a good DAD teaching my kids right from wrong, leading them towards kind loving adults, expecting nothing in return. I also hope that they respect me who I am and understand I only want the best in their welfare, loving them forever. 
As I head towards retirement, my wife and I will now take this time to enjoy the fruits of our labour, seeing our grandchildren grow into responsible adults to continue on the cycle of life. I hope for the best in my children and their partners, as they continue on into a brighter future. My love to my family.

Love DAD 

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller plus Scifi Art Gallery from Canada 🇨🇦 

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