"On a planet that increasingly looks like a maximum security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break."
-Robert Anton Wilson
I live in the USa....which houses 5% of the world's population and 25% of the prison population of the entire world. Land of the free? Home of the imprisoned?
As I drive home, my car is recorded as it passes cameras on the highway. When I go into a store to buy a coffee, it is also recorded on video. If I post pictures onto facebook, (which my spell check is trying to auto capitalize by the way...) they have facial recognition software to tag me and my friends faces. The other day I was pulled over and harassed by police because my tail light was out. I can't leave this country unless I pay my taxes (which $.33 cents of each dollar goes strait to a military that I don't personally agree with). My emails are saved on some ridiculous database, and even this blog post will probably be skimmed for key words and my name added to some "list."
"true freedom is not something you attain or possess. it is your ability to exercise your own God given gift of Free Will to think and feel without the influence of any person, place, condition, or thing!" - Sam Bakri
So what is freedom? Why do we call America the land of the free? Here in America, all we have is perks. Little distractions that make us believe we are freer here than other places. Go to school, get a job, get married, have children, work your entire life, and repeat after me: "I'm Free." Nothing is free, not your lunch, not your baseball game, not your car, your fuel, your food, your medical care, your anything. The only thing that makes America the land of the free are a plethora of options and conveniences that most other cultures wouldn't even begin to hallucinate to abuse.
okay okay, so what is sovereignty?
Sovereignty is the freedom to determine one's own life path without fear or the imposition of a set of rules or standards imposed by another. It is a conscious state in which an enlightened ethic is practiced spontaneously as opposed to an enforced moral code.
so what does this mean? What does this entail? To begin this journey of transformation, we need to be reminded of our inalienable rights as the citizens of the world. It is ironic that these so-called new ideas are almost word for word the principles for which many people have died for over the years of human history. Today, this call for rights is no longer applicable to a sector of our population, but a unified call by all its citizens who have been denied freedom and dignity.
WE are the CUSTODIANS of the planet - but to protect it, we have to take it back from the reckless governments that have claimed ownership - under the control of corporations who are raping and destroying OUR EARTH.
Our Inalienable Rights – The Rights of all Citizens
1. The country belongs to its people
2. The land belongs to its people
3. The water belongs to the people
4. The forests belong to the people
5. The rivers and lakes belong to the people
6. The gold, the platinum, diamonds, chrome, copper, iron, uranium, tin, aluminium, and all other minerals in the ground belong to the people
7. The coal belongs to the people
8. The air and the airwaves belong to the people
9. Everything that grows on the land belongs to the people
10. The beaches, the mountains and the skies above belong to the people
11. The wild animals do not belong to us or anyone else, they belong to the planet and we are their custodians and protectors
These things DO NOT belong to the politicians, the government, or any corporation who has unlawfully claimed exclusive rights over it.
The only conclusion that we can reach is that the government and the multinational corporations have quietly stolen the planet from its people. We, the people need to take it back!
this may be a silly internet meme, but there is a lot of truth in it. seriously? who do we owe? bankers? each other? other countries? why do we need to pay to live here? my dog doesn't pay rent, nor do lions, tigers, or bears (if they don't pay with their lives by our destruction to their habitats). We are of earth. this is our home. this is where we have been placed for spiritual teachings and tools. yet, when we are born here, specifically in the USa, at the moment we are "birthed" we are given a tax collection identification number known as a social security number. as a helpless, will die without care baby, we are already targets of government.
human history has been hijacked by greed.
the fact is, we are sovereign beings. the real world war is on for our minds. we've let someone else steer our car of free will, and they are driving straight towards a brick wall. instead of seeing what's coming up ahead, they've got us arguing over who gets to sit up front. distracted with meaningless political parties and social classes. we have to end this and take ourselves up as the captains of our fate. the longer we sit idly by, zoomed in on our own individual life and our own problems, the longer we let someone else control our destiny.
"universal responsibility is the key to human survival. it is the best foundation for world peace." -the Dalai lama
certain cultural narratives are promoted that are only beneficial to uphold the current structure. these cultural narratives are not true. the only reality that is relevant is:
-we have this planet
-we have X many people on the planet
-there are X amount of resources....
any system that is inconflict with the even distribution of the resources to the people is a completely disingenuous and illusory system.
"when a well packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." -Dresden James
all I'm asking you is:
What if the purpose of your life is to have fun and enjoy it?
Don't be satisfied with old stories. How things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth.