I’m not one to preach, but…
Mare and I have been receiving a number of inquiries of late (e.g. Why did you move to Idaho? Why and what is “off-grid” living? Why are you stocking up on rice and beans?), but I have no sound-bite answers.
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident. ~Arthur Schopenhauer
In the early 1980s I began “seeking”, call it a “quest”, to understand the world in which we live. I studied various sciences, western & eastern religions, history, individual & mass psychology, politics & government, economics, music theory, philosophy, etc – hundreds of books. It was (and still is) a wearisome endeavor. More importantly, I acquired experience and observations. How does one condense three decades into a pat answer?
And why now?
First of all, it has become one of my personal “rules” in life not to answer questions that aren’t asked. Generally, people are not able to “hear” the answers to questions they are unwilling, unable or don’t care to ask. So why preach? But, as I mentioned above, people are asking.
Secondly, this forum seems like an effective way to communicate these types of ideas. You can go at your own pace. Take the time to contemplate what’s here. Or, related to the above, if you’re not asking the questions, then you don’t have to “waste” your time reading it.
Finally, it’s beginning to look as though time is short (No, this is not some tirade about the Mayan predictions). But people are beginning to sense that something is not quite right. I don’t have just a desire to share the answers with you (IF you are asking), but I feel compelled.
So, where to begin?
I’ve decided to “cheat”. Since time appears short and it seems pointless to “re-invent the wheel”, I’ve elected (for now) to merely provide links to others that, in my opinion, effectively cover the “basics”. My “original” content will be limited to commentary and clarification of the ideas presented in the links.
DISCLAIMER: I don’t necessarily agree with every idea presented in the external links. Just consider them food for thought. It’s up to you to smell, taste, chew, swallow, digest and expel what will not benefit your being. The onus is upon you to do your own due diligence, observe, think, study, ponder and inquire.
So, all that being said, let’s get on with it.
I recently came across a series of Youtube videos (current count at 49) entitled, “The Greatest Truth Never Told”. That title may smell a little of exaggeration, but I suspect that once you get into the series, you will at least get a taste of how rare the flavor of truth is.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. –Denis Diderot
The video series is produced by Chris Duane. He presents the information fast, condensed and without fluff. It contains persuasive images and is very structured, organized and enlightening. The videos will be conveyed here in the order he intended. You may have to watch each video at least three times to grasp the tremendous amount of information he tightly packs into such short presentations. If you have questions, write them down. More than likely, by the time you get to the end of the series, Chris will have answered them. If not, we can go from there.
This is without graphics, as Chris introduces, face to face: