"Fires in the northland * floods to the south
Put the pedal to the metal * and let it all hang out"
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Part of my intention for this blog was help shape a positive future.
I haven't been doing much of that, hung up on the van and assorted mechanical problems, and for that I apologize.
But now I am free to go in search of my Green Valley. I believe that after attitude, community is the most critical factor to survival.
I need to find my Tribe.
I want to be far away from the cities. I want to leave this culture of fear and death and poisons.
I want to greet the dawn with the birds, smell dew on the grass, and feel the plants and the forests living around me. I want to let the sun shine on my face every day, and give thanks.
I will no longer sign contracts I don't understand. I will no longer be a wage slave. I will no longer pay taxes. I will no longer buy useless crap. I will no longer be a victim of circumstance. I will not take water or food for granted. I will not take my life for granted. I will not take my freedom for granted.
I will take resposibility for my life and its direction. I will raise much of my own food. I will generate my own electricity. I will grow my own fuel. I will cultivate community with honest, hard working people. I will cultivate a local barter economy with my neighbors.
I am opting out. If I no longer feed the beast system, it will get weaker.
I'm fortunate to have found a few groups of like minded people who've already got a good start on opting out. Sorry, I can't tell where. Everybody has to find the community that is right for them. Or cultivate the community they are already a part of.
We need each other to survive successfully. And we need RESPECT to survive as a group. We need RESPECT to survive within our ecosystem.
I am a militant hippie, an conservative liberal, a practical dreamer, an empath who is fundamentally selfish, a butch femme straight chick that likes auto repair and a multiverse of other contradictions who is still stuggling to be a responsible master of our destiny.
I use lots of nasty chemicals on this blog. It should go without saying, but it is always the responsibility of the individual to READ THE LABEL and use products safely. These are my experiences. You should always take what I say with a grain of salt. If you want real tech support, visit the product's website. They have lots more highly paid lawers than I do. I will not be held responsible for someone else's stupidity, only for my own. And for chrissakes, keep your kids and pets away from this stuff.