Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Summer of Freedom Festival -- June 21 to July 4, 2008
We're thinking about a few things we'd like to do for fun this summer. Hopefully we have time to celebrate surviving the winter and being alive before the markets collapse, before the planet goes off its axis, before HAARP sends up Tesla signals heralding of Jesus' return or there's an outbreak of avian flu or Denver gets nuked or the Chinese invade or the illegal immigrants riot in our cities, or whatever else folks say is going to happen. Everybody I meet has a theory; I wish I had the time and resources to travel around asking people their theories and compiling it into a video. There'd be a lot of truth in it, because every version I've heard of the "new world order" has the same theme: Total and utter desecration of life and freedom as we know it.
I always wanted to find a way to stop the communitarians. I hate them. I hate what they've done and I really hate what they're planning to do. This hatred is so deep and real that even I don't understand it sometimes. I don't want to hate anybody so this has been a real dilemma for me. I spent many years seeking a spiritual path after I left the Lutheran faith, studying many religions before I settled upon the simple Lakota prayer circle and ceremonial pipe. But I don't even do that anymore. Today I too easily recognise the communitarian lingo in every religion so I don't know what I believe. I believe everything we've been told is a lie... beyond that.. no idea. I do believe in prayer, it's always helped me and I did a lot of it when I took on Seattle police, but it's getting harder to pray when I don't want to use ANY of "their" terms for the Creator (which is also one of their terms). The bottom line is I've been too serious about this work for nine full years and spent too many hours thinking about the bad guys. While I'll never entirely shake off the brutal truth about what our leaders have done to so many beatutiful, ancient cultures with this stupid sustainable development bomb (flood) and rebuild agenda, I do plan to start honoring my Creator again for granting me the gift of freedom. I am grateful to have lived my 51 years as an American. Part of the motivation for my ACL research was the enormous debt I feel for those who stood up or died for my right to pursue my own destiny. I lived my life on my terms, for better or worse, and it was only my freedom which allowed me to pursue ACL research.
Right now, today, I can still decide what I'm going to do next. To me, that's the simplest form of freedom there is. I can choose to do anything within my reach because my government servants haven't the power over me to make me do what they want me to do (unless I'm criminally charged). Choice is such a basic component of freedom that I cannot imagine life without it. (But I know the communitarians can.) So after anguishing over the future of our nation and what's going to happen to my family and friends when communitarian law becomes the "official" rule of law here as it is in the EU... I have to stop for a while and try to remember why I love my people and my country so much. I've spent six years on the computer. I need to connect with my friends in real life (and I never seem to travel anymore), so I'm going over the logistics of hosting a freedom festival at Camp Redington over Solstice til the 4th. We want bands, dancing, tasty treats, contests, turkey shoots and tug-of-wars and all that old fashioned manly stuff going on.
I could hold a few short ACL or gertee building seminars during the daytime if there's any interest. I may even put out a "call for papers" to be presented at the festival, then print a hardcopy of the ten voted best essays on freedom. People could submit their ideas for a "top ten" list of the best ways to maintain individual liberty. Lots of people write and ask me what I think we "should do?" I've never known what to say to that. From now on I'm going to answer, "Come to Alaska or send me your ideas and we'll have a great time trying to figure it out together!" I think it would be just so wonderful to sit in a circle around a campfire with all the good people we've met online through ACL work. But realistically, it will be mostly Alaskans who love their summer adventures, and maybe I won't be talking about anti communitarianism at all.
I'm praying for one last summer of freedom. Ho Mitakyoashin.