- Are you celebrating the memory of the great moment in
human history which was our nation's Independence Day?
- Conscious celebration powerfully reconnects us directly
to the original energy of independence itself. Yet this very reconnecting
immediately brings into stark relief the actual situation we are in here
and now: the near-wholesale loss of all meaningful freedom in daily life.
What kind of Independence Day is this?
- The tide is flowing strongly against that energy which
is the genuine spirit of independence. Whatever it is we might wish to
do to assert our uniquely creative spirits, it will most likely be immediately
obstructed. The high and wide stone walls of the Nameless Interconnected
Directorate are closing in, and closing down the dangerous spirit of independence.
We may celebrate the idea of freedom, but the grim truth is that our freedom
is now an almost meaningless abstraction, reduced to a celebration of
beautiful words in history books and high dreams of past glory. We are
a nation of the quietly enslaved now, invisibly chained to the Shadow
Power which is devouring our energy, our money, our hearts, our minds,
and our souls. Where is our independence today? What are we celebrating?
- Independence means the practical opportunity to earn
a living through our own intelligent activity, rather than as a nameless
numbered biped in a multinational corporate Ubershark. Independence means
the opportunity to educate our children according to the compelling natural
voice of our own conscience, rather than that of current nightmarish popular
opinion. Independence means to be able to actually choose and vote for
our elected officials, rather than be forced to accept the present criminal
syndicate of wholly-owned corporate puppet-people. Independence means
the opportunity to eat and drink substances untampered with by hidden
venomous corporate byproducts and oughtright toxic waste.
- Independence means the freedom to live without being
spied on through invisible means, by invisible groups, for invisible purposes.
Independence means informed consent of a concerned and enlightened citizenry,
rather than secret government experiments perpetrated on an unknowing
and deliberately weakened populace. Independence means the opportunity
to innocently think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings, rather
than be silently subject to subliminal electromagnetic and chemical psychological
entrainment. Independence means the opportunity to seek health, as we
understand the meaning of this for ourselves, rather than be coerced and
kidnapped outright into the lunatic corporate pharmaceutical-medical straight-jacket.
Independence means to be allowed to exist in all our multifarious multileveled
multicolored individualities, rather than being forced deeper and deeper
into the mindless, heartless, bottomless pit of uniformity. Independence
is not a historical right. It is not an abstraction, or a concept. It
is either what we are free to try, free to live in here and now, or it
is nothing at all. The spirit of independence is not the memory of that
- How free are we to live outside a system which vehemently
and effectively opposes the very nature of independence? Are we free to
live out our dreams of creating beautiful and useful objects, arts, inventions,
and new ways of living? Are we free to pursue the very best that is within
us? That would be the practical result of a truely free society, composed
of independent individuals. Most of us are not free to do anything except
earn a half-a-living, as best we can, within the strict confines of the
dark Shadow. The other half of our living we are forced to pay directly
into the gaping maw which digests it in order to further enslave us. Of
course we are all still perfectly free to starve, out of sight under a
bush, in the dust.
- Elsewhere, any genuine independence is very hard to
come by. We have left, as a nation, only negative freedoms and negative
independence. We seem outwardly to make choices, to move about, to be
actually living. Our chains are now invisible, and this is the worst condition
of all. We are still free to imagine we are free.
- Have we then, as a nation, irrevocably traded the spirit
of freedom for the noxious intoxicating vapors of spurious security? Have
we forever renounced the use of our minds, in exchange for the puny inanities
of puerile entertainments? Have we now bartered the very souls of our
children for the right to work sixty hours a week, to make more money,
to pay more taxes, to buy ever more shamefully pointless stuff? Have we
exchanged the friendly confidences of our own souls, for the right to
ignore the death of the spirit of independence?
- These are questions we cannot answer, except for ourselves.
If we are willing, we can envision all those lives, throughout history,
who gave themselves unselfishly in order that the spirit of independence
might live on. Can we feel the weight of those endless countless individual
sacrifices, and have the courage to measure this against what we have
done with the gift of their lives? Painfully conscious of all that was,
and is, yet devoid of sentimentality, can we allow our hearts to fully
accept this realization? Can we let our minds range tenderly backward
over the innumerable lives and deaths spent for this, the last vestige
- We can pray that we may have the spiritual fortitude
to bear knowing what has become of our freedom in our own nation. Because
surely our only response to these facts must be to move heaven and earth
to rekindle this spiritual fire of independence within ourselves. And
then, to rededicate this flame, which can exist only within a willing
human being, to the future of this country. For all our tears and regrets
are sterile if we do not act to regain our lost freedom. We are united
with the past we revere soley through the use we make of the rest of our
existence here. Only by our personal willingness to feed that fire with
the fuel of our own comfortable lives, will we ever again in all honesty
be able to celebrate a living Independence Day.
- "But when a long train of abuses and usupations,
pursuing inevitably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under
absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off
such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
- The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
in Congress, July 4, 1776
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