Aug 03

If You Didn’t Have to Work for Sustenance…

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          Approaching the End of the Tunnel…

If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?

We Americans who are desperately hoping our country can be restored understandably have a fairly short focus these days. We want to get through the presidential elections without losing any semblance of the country the framers of the Declaration had in mind. But if we are successful; if Donald Trump wins the election and keeps his promises…what then?

We will need some time for basic restoration and recovery. But what might that brighter future path look like a little way down the road?

If people like Corey Goode (http://spherebeingalliance.com/) are to be believed, in ten years or so we might find ourselves with virtually all of our practical needs met without any sort of significant labor. In other words, we might have StarTrek-style replicators, unlimited free energy and seemingly magical health solutions, with all things necessary for life available in abundance. The technology that will enable us to live in seemingly effortless abundance already exists; it has simply been hidden. I realize that idea may be a stretch for some. Please study up and form your own opinions. But for the sake of the concepts I’m considering here, let’s say that hard labor is very soon no longer going to be a necessary way of life.

What might life look like in such circumstances?

We don’t really have to look terribly far to find out. The people of Hawaii pre-western colonization are a beautiful example. They had all their physical needs met with ample time left to pursue arts like, as Kauilapele wrote in his blog (https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/clifford-kapono-1-5-16-what-hawaiian-history-and-economic-books-are-not-telling-you/), surfing.

So, yes, it is possible for people to live — well — without money. Let that sink in for a minute…

Do you need an example a little closer to home? In the film The Songcatcher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songcatcher) many of the Appalachians were completely self-sufficient, and living off the land without the presumed benefit of money. Money is construct, mostly used to control people and funnel resources to a privileged few at the top of some Babylonian magik pyramid somewhere (hence the pyramid on the USD).

Adam in the Garden did not need to work for sustenance. He and Eve had the Tree of Life and lots of other fruits they could eat. But Adam worked anyway. He classified and categorized all the animals, and cared for all the plants. Ian Clayton even believes the animals were all formless when they came to Adam, and Adam’s imagination gave them their unique characteristics. Work, yes, and a rather challenging project, but darn fun work, I bet.

So, back to my initial question: If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?

I think this is an important question for this time. Because great transitions are waiting in the wings of history. While it’s true that we as humanity might corporately be circling the drain of cosmic failure, ruin and obscurity, it is also true that if we make a few correct decisions we will be transcending stars. [And for Christian friends, I submit to you that, though I am using different words than what we Christians normally use, I am describing the positive outcome of THE REVELATION OF CHRIST, which is a return to an Eden-like existence in the New Jerusalem.]

So how would you use your time if you didn’t have the constraints of physical need? I’m not referring to playing golf or other games as retired people do. I’m thinking more of the sort of creative expression Adam found in investigating / forming the animals, and the sort of inventive activity with which Thomas Jefferson was employed during winters on his farm (he invented about as many gadgets as Benjamin Franklin https://senselist.com/2006/10/27/12-things-thomas-jefferson-invented/ ).

What would you grow? What would you cook? What would you write? What would you say? What would you paint? Whom would you heal? Whom would you comfort?

Will you give this a little thought now? Because some day in the not-too-distant-future you may wake up in a house off the grid, with free and unlimited energy, plenty of clean water, a self-sustaining garden, a replicator that can make anything you need, an anti gravity vehicle that can take you anywhere (ANYWHERE) you want to go, and plenty of time.

So, what work will you do for gratification?

 

Jun 08

The Big Cost of a Little Sea Shell OR How the Federal Government Commits Treason by Enforcing United Nations Treaties

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What would you do?

You go to the beach to find shells after a tropical depression, and, though you carefully steer away from designated turtle and bird nesting areas, you receive a $150 ticket from a fully armed “ranger”?

What I did was use the opportunity to share with my grandsons the UN Agenda 21 rewilding maps, and explain how enforcing United Nations law (iow the laws of a foreign entity) inside the US is technically treason.

The real question is, how would you have responded to the authority crazed pistol packing “park ranger”? Would you give him your real name? Would you try to reason with him, or would you explain that you were outside the designated nesting areas, or would you simply quietly accept the ticket?

I wasn’t actually there on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Diamond Shoals (a mystical, magical place where a few different currents meet to duke it out over a thin stretch of sand). I was the designated babysitter for the morning. My daughters were on the beach. They told the ranger they were within the areas they were told were OK. He told them they were lucky he was only writing one ticket, as he could be writing them ALL $150 tickets. As he had a gun, I suppose he could, in theory, have shot them as well if they gave him too much trouble.

How should we all respond? Should we be nice “citizens” accepting punishment / discipline without question, or should we assert that we are sovereigns who only voluntarily comply with even actual laws imposed via legislation (rather than regulations written by institutions and committees) in a sovereign nation, over which the United Nations has no jurisdiction?

The best idea any of us had is for the locals — whose businesses are seriously challenged by denial of beach access to fishermen — to organize a friendship chain including visiting beachcombers and fishermen to join hands on the regulated beach and, when asked for their names say only “John Q Public” or “Mary Q Public” assuming few if any trans sexuals would be involved, which I think is a fair assumption in this case since they compile only .003% of the US population (another topic for another day).

In sifting through these circumstances and accompanying ideas the realization struck: many of these ridiculous regulations destroying sovereignty and challenging national identity have made their appearance in the Obama years. Dear Donald: please WIN, and roll back all the regulations imposed on the American people because of fraudulently based treaties foisted upon us by foreign bodies like the UN. We just want to continue to be able to walk on a beach we have been walking on for thirty years without significant damage to eco systems! THANKS!!!

Brief PS for unflappable nature lovers who really think birds are threatened by our visit: the birds in question aren’t even native to the region.

Sep 04

Tax Evasion via Homesteading

Gardening vs Taxing of Labor

When you work at a job inside the world system, your life force, or life “current / currency” is drawn off. A blessing in the Bible is, “…You shall eat the fruits of the works of your hands and be happy…” When you work inside the system, you don’t get to eat all of the fruits of the works of your hands. A portion is taken away from you, via “The Three Is,” interest, inflation & IRS.

When you farm / homestead, you and your family directly benefit from your labors, literally eating the fruit of the works of your hands.

“All wealth comes from labor, [which is taxed]. When they take your labor from you and never give it back [via taxes], that’s called slavery” — Allan Watt

Feb 26

Wofati Underground Houses

Diagram of a Wofati Eco House design

Feb 26

Straw Bale Gardens

A site with great potential for home gardens Straw Bale Gardens

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Apr 10

Planning for Survival Communities

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People I deeply trust are warning quite seriously about the imminent collapse of the dollar. We feel civilized, but the veneer of our “civilized” industrialized first world lifestyle seems to be thinning, stretched almost to the breaking point.

Preparing for survival conditions is never a bad idea. Communities can face challenges from natural influences such as earthquakes, tornadoes and floods, even assuming the US and world are able to recover from the current political and moral malaise.

The documents included here are mostly intended to spark thought and begin dialog between you and those near you with whom you would feel comfortable in a survival community: a group of people who work together to survive the worst and, eventually, thrive. Community members can be family, neighbors and friends. Going through the process of considering some challenges and skills that can serve to help meet those challenges can help to identify people who might be desirable in a survival community.

If people come to mind as you consider these ideas, maybe you can invite them to meet, to discuss some of these ideas, and, if people are willing, to fill out the human resources assessments. Naturally, physical resources must be assessed as well, but I think it will be helpful to identify specific people who can evaluate specific needs, and resources with which to address those needs.

May GOD give you wisdom as you consider these issues.

Human Resource Assessment

Suggestions for Assessing Your Survival Community

Community Assessment

Nov 27

Christian Perspective on Caring for the Earth — Fritz Springmeier

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CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION: a practical theology of ecology. The environment is our home, its destruction is important to all of us. This post will highlight a good case of stewardship of nature, while first placing this example w/in the context of: what the Word of God asks us to do, what the World is claiming to scapegoat Christians, & what is really responsible for the destruction of nature’s ecology.

CHRISTIANS ARE TODAY’S SCAPEGOATS. The Elite-created Sierra Club (for instance, in their Sierra mag. 5-6/’93 edit. p. 112) blame Christians for the entire ecological crisis. Feminist Rosemary Radford Ruether does the same, “Nature, the world, has no value, no interest for Christians. The Christian thinks only of himself & the salvation of his soul.” (Boy, has she ever heard that Christ taught selflessness!) Lynn White, often quoted, got this hate campaign started in the sixties, by blaming the Christians for all the environmental damage worldwide & claiming the answer is to go back to paganism. Historian Arnold Toynbee, author James Nash, & others write similar things. Supposedly pagans love nature, & Christians hate nature because it is of the world (not spiritual), & the world is going to be burned by God. The dualistic concept that material is evil & that spirit is good comes from Socrates (the Greek philosopher) & the Gnostics…it is not a Bible-based Christian belief. These Christian haters also misquote GEN 1:28 where they say God told man to have “domination” over nature. What it actually says is to have “dominion”, which is totally different, it really means to be the caretaker of a garden, not the destroyer of nature. They have exaggerated the negative role of Christians, & failed to realize that the churches have been tools of the elite (the real villains) who have used their unrestrained power to create the industrial revolution & large soul-less corporations, destructive wars, as well as promoted/spread secular materialism (which philosophy has inspired lots of greedy destruction of the environment). One word pinpoints the true source of destruction: SIN…a word pagans & radical feminists don’t want to hear.

Having relatives who are Christian farmers, having lived & farmed w/ both Amish & Mennonite communities who are also good farmers, it strikes me as totally ludicrous that Christians are blamed for the destruction of the environment worldwide! All the Christian farm people I have known have nurtured & cared for life & the environment, far more in excess of the common person in fact. JER 4:23-26 writes about Babylon’s scorched earth policy of destroying the environment of a nation they conquer, the land was empty of not only people but birds. The fruitful land had been turned into desert. The anc. Greeks destroyed their forests. In reading firsthand accounts by people conquered by the Romans, they describe how the Romans would come & pillage & destroy. They certainly destroyed the productivity of Palestine when they got angry at the Jewish revolt. The Roman provinces in No. Africa turned the land to desert by destroying the forests. They killed countless animals for sport in the Coliseum. The Haitian natives w/ their voodoo beliefs completely destroyed the ecology of Haiti after they revolted from France. The atheists of the USSR & east. Europe were demonic in how they poisoned & destroyed the ecology of eastern Europe & Russia. Examples abound from around the world of non-Christians destroying the environment in both anc. & modern times, pagans included.

CHRIST SAID, “CONSIDER THE LILIES…” God-fearing men such as Abraham valued nature. The Law of Moses emphasized care of nature: birds were to be cared for (DT 22:6-7), trees were to be cared for (DT 20:19), & a new concept from God not practiced by the pagans was the land was left fallow to rest every 7th yr. (LEV 25)…. Nature not only was created by God & its goodness pleasing to Him but it belonged to Him. (PS 24:1) In Genesis 6 & 9, a close look shows that God made a covenant not just w/ Noah, but an everlasting universal covenant w/ all living life, symbolized by the rainbow. God puts Job in his place (JOB 38-41) by talking about nature w/out man…in other words, man is but a small part of His Creation. Now we praise Him from whom all blessings flow, & every Christian I have ever met, is grateful to God for nature & its blessings. It is common to use nature scenes as the background to posters w/ Bible verses. So it was what we’d call “par for the course” for Thomas Aquinas (written c. 1270 in Summa Contra Gentiles) to warn, “Any error about creation also leads to an error about God.”

RESTORING CREATION. And now to share my example of a Christian family that is creating a Christian community around their 12-acre farm. Their farming is sustainable, organic, non-GMO, Christ-based so that the land, water, & air are valued, as well as the connection between the farm, the produce & the people who eat their food. The couple is Ray & Aki (Akiko) Epp in Menno Village in Sapporo, Japan. They have re-introduced ancient beneficial farming practices as well as modern ones. Here are a few of the clever things they do:
• Clover & wheat are seeded into a standing rice crop. When the rice is removed, the wheat takes over. After the wheat is harvested, the clover grows until the field is flooded for next year’s rice crop.
• Broccoli shades lettuce planted underneath & the lettuce keeps weeds from growing around the broccoli.
• Rice hulls are smoldered in an oil drum to create charcoal, it is spread on the fields & used in the chicken house to promote the growth of good bacteria. In the chicken house a mixture of bacteria taken from the forest floor, rice charcoal and chicken manure in an aerobic (oxygen rich) environment, makes for a floor that gives off warmth and does not smell.
• Rice bran & cull soybeans are spread in the rice field to promote the growth of bacteria in the water. The bacteria end up smothering the weed sprouts so that herbicides are rarely needed.

Perhaps you also know of an excellent example of Christian stewardship of the environment. If so, please feel welcomed to share that on the thread.

Jul 25

Amazing Website with Links for a Brighter Future

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The Energy Workroom

Jul 08

Journey of Realization

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Aug 21

Burney Falls August 2012

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