Hello beautiful humans!!
Hope everyone is enjoying this continuous blooper reel that is 2020! I don't know about you, but I've been having a complete blast with this oh-so-ridiculous year, and all of the oh-so-ridiculous people, HAHA. I spent about a week out at the coast with my family, and even for the few days since getting back just didn't feel the drive to make some content. So, here we are with another random string of thoughts I've had, videos I've enjoyed, and headlines I find interesting/important from the last week. Hope you enjoy!
Yesterday in Portland, OR
First Up: 49th Annual Rainbow Gathering updates
For those of you who don't know yet, the Rainbow Gathering is the longest-running, most widespread, largest (attendance-wise) truly free & decentralized event on the planet. There are hundreds of Gatherings around the planet every year, but the original (which started in 1972) is the "US Nationals" (so called because it always happens in a national forest in the US), which runs from July 1-7 (plus weeks of prep & cleanup volunteers.)
Right now, Spring Council is happening, where scouts & anyone else who wants to be part of the decision, get together and come to a consensus on exactly where the Gathering is going to be this year. Our consensus from last year was to have the 2020 Gathering in one of the National Forests of Idaho.
Here is the most recent update from on the ground at Spring Council:
June 16 2020
2020 Spring Counsel Report.
There are olders, youngers, elders, noobies and folks you may know and love at the counsel circle and yes the LEO's in several colors have attended and became part of the greater whole. Word is there is some co-operation and hopes for a mild influx of people, smoothness in the handling and some expectations of it all going good.
There are two ambassadors from the middle ground of yes or no to this gathering. Both have invested time on the various and several phone conferences over the months and have both offered kind advice, personal concerns and may have chewed on a few asses. Who hasn't? It's a passionate subject so yea, let it flow......
If I heard it right, the name may well be ---- The 49th Annual Rainbow Family Gathering. This name comes with a rider for respect, doing the best we can and being responsible -and- acknowledgement that Rainbow is everywhere including where you are at and however you choose to commune. This would include the cities and the energy that is swirling out there / OmAtHome / smaller circles, individual solitude - People need the love so we have to shine, everywhere. Step it up some.
A Consensus? -- Counsel process and the way Rainbow does things should be respected. It is essential that we not denounce our siblings for following a process that has been taught for a good enough number of years to make that process a known process.
Here's one for ya, Spring Counsel and Facebook should have no directions posted. That means any Rainbow Family forum that is touting the family banner. Find a better way than Facebook - talk to your friends, chat in circles, bring it up at dinner, make a poster even. This is intentional to slow the drift of information in the interest of having enough new folks but not too many. Could be a good thing.
A portion of CALM will be in camp and intends to lend professional expertise to advanced cases of injury and guidance where appropriate otherwise they will be on the edge of the social circles in a relaxed mode using caution and distancing.
A family CALM of regional interest has offered assistance in camp and will offer 100% anything they can handle expertise - floating around wishing everyone the very best. Great people / taking hug rain checks. They will also be on the edge as well as mingling.
Volunteer CALM's are encouraged to form into pods and have assistance to those who need it. BooBoo stations, burns, hydration, OTC, etc. --- meet some new folks and learn some stuff, volunteer.
Several kitchens stepped up. Bless them every one. Here is a place that should be checked out though, "We Turtles" -- A new kitchen of individuals from two other great kitchens. Watch these folks, they might surprise you with their delightful delights. <<------ Thanks!!!!
Violence a few days ago was dealt with in peace, resolve was acquired and the offending party left of their own will and in good health. There was an air of forgiveness if not at least a will to carry onward regardless of any challenges. The incident deescalated quickly, shanti sena is a discussion now and people are more keyed to respond together for everyone's protection. Family is on it.
Social distancing is going to be huge this year and some families are suggesting cul-de-sac quarantine camp zones for people who want to be at the gathering but can not risk socializing. These zones should be well marked and respected. ------ more coming up in other conversations about distance socializing sharing caring hugs elbow bumps, etc.
PSA: We need family that sews to make a bunch of masks to give away. A mailing drop point will be announced but right now, we need folks who can sew to get on it. We are also wanting to give away bandannas, we will need a bunch so again, get ready for helping out and a drop zone near site for those donated items. There may well be a new hat to help out in the next few days (PayPal?). Counsel is doing hard work and being supported on several fronts. We can do this gathering in a kind way is the attitude. Counsel would like the time to get it as right as possible so no rush.
Water: People are working on it.
Nez Pearce: Nothing but respect, Working on it.
We are not at Packer Meadow and the First Nations tribes are our first consideration - Ignore rumors and allow the counsel process to work, this is how bonds are made.
Energy: above par and flowing in a good direction.
Censorship: It sucks for everyone, that's not who we are. Everyone needs to take a deeper look at the desires that separate us and the things that pull us together.
Prayer: July 4th / Dawn til noon in silence. Be where you need to be.
That's the way I am going to scribe it, any heat tossed can come my way, let counsel do their thing and family can do theirs. We love you.
Anonymous person concerned for the health and well being of 2020 rainbow family of living light gathering for world peace.
Lives Saved by the Lockdowns
I did it you guys, I finally found a graph that shows how many lives were saved by the lock-downs!
This graph compares, by month, from 2017 to 2020 (so far) the number of people murdered by Police in the USSA, and we can clearly see a sharp drop at the end there.
Nevermind, it's just because the number for June is only as of the 4th. Even with most of the country not leaving their houses, cops managed to kill 78 people in April and 83 in May.
Traveling vs Driving
Remember folks, "traveling" is a constitutionally protected right. "Driving" is operating a motor vehicle for commerce, and the only reason any DOT/DMV/traffic statutes & codes apply to anyone is because they have signed a contract to follow those rules (when getting a "license" or "registering" a car.)
I've put together a whole printout on this, including relevant court cases & legal definitions, plus a script based on the most common Road Pirate questions/statements. This is simply a collection of resources and a starting point, please dive deep into this before trying it on road pirates yourself.
This video gives a great example of someone (with dark skin) who has this knowledge, and who has ended his contracts with the DMV, getting pulled over and sending the road pirates merrily along their way, without any warnings, tickets, etc.
Jump ahead to 3:49 if you want to skip the intro where the host is explaining the law.
So you say you want a revolution...
Let's talk about revolution for a minute, since so many people seem to be calling for it, and/or applying it to what we see in the streets right now.
Every revolution has resulted in the replacement of one organized crime syndicate with another one, sometimes with a tiny glimpse of freedom in between (like in the Spanish Civil War)
Letting the people go out and vent their anger, sadness, pain, and frustration is a very beneficial thing for the power system. The people are soothed by the idea that they made a change, and they get all that emotional release, while the folks running the show just remove one puppet and plop another one in front of them.
Below is the etymological definition of the word, which means to start over, go back, or otherwise continue spinning around the same circle, keeping the same cycle going.
late 14c., originally of celestial bodies, from Old French revolucion "course, revolution (of celestial bodies)" (13c.), or directly from Late Latin revolutionem (nominative revolutio) "a revolving," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revolvere "turn, roll back" (see revolve).
General sense of "instance of great change in affairs" is recorded from mid-15c. Political meaning "overthrow of an established political system" first recorded c. 1600, derived from French, and was especially applied to the expulsion of the Stuart dynasty under James II in 1688 and transfer of sovereignty to William and Mary.
Notice that even it's premier in the "political overthrow" sense was simply the replacement of one totalitarian with another...
Video of the Week!
The following is episode 9 of a series called "Perspectives on the Pandemic," which has been running for a couple of months now, featuring long-form, honest interviews with professionals & experts in the fields of virology, immunology, public, health, etc.
Here's the description for this particular episode:
Erin Marie Olszewski is a Nurse-turned-investigative journalist, who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, on the inside in two radically different settings. Two hospitals. One private, the other public. One in Florida, the other in New York.
And not just any New York public hospital, but the "epicenter of the epicenter" itself, the infamous Elmhurst in Donald Trump's Queens. As a result of these diametrically opposed experiences, she has the ultimate "perspective on the pandemic". She has been where there have been the most deaths attributed to Covid-19 and where there have been the least.
Erin enlisted in the Army when she was 17. She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Part of her duties involved overseeing aid disbursement and improvements to hospital facilities. While in country she received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service, and was wounded in combat. Erin eventually retired as a sergeant, and became a civilian nurse in 2012.
Erin is a medical freedom and informed consent advocate. She co-founded the Florida Freedom Alliance but no longer has any connection with the organization.
Humanity Is Escaping From The Abusive Relationship With The Police State
This is an absolutely wonderful article (very normie-friendly, spread it far and wide) about the wonderful shift that humanity is having, beginning to shift away from the institutionalized violence that is government. Here is the article itself, and here is my favorite excerpt:
The powerful do not care if you have an abortion. They do not care how many bullets your gun can hold, they do not care if two guys get married or what gender pronouns you use, and they do not care if everyone is a racist or if no one is. They care about maintaining and expanding their ability to exert control over other people. If they can use prejudice or the threat of revoking rights to advance those agendas then they will certainly use them, but beyond that, they do not care.
For this reason, many who see the abusive nature of the oligarchic empire have come to look upon these issues a bit disdainfully, seeing social justice issues as a power-serving distraction from the actual issues they don’t want us pushing for like dismantling the war machine, ending plutocracy and making sure everyone has what they need. This is a major part of why, when racism suddenly became the number one hot topic in the news for days on end amid protests against police brutality, many anti-establishment types viewed it with suspicion.
But what actually seems to be happening here is a lot more interesting than some impotent and irrelevant distraction. Because people aren’t just out protesting racism, they’re calling for the complete dismantling of the entire police state, which is an essential part of the glue holding the US-centralized empire in place.
Thanks for tuning in everyone! I'm going to wrap it up here, since this is almost guaranteed to be far more of read/watch then most will ever have the attention span for. I'll be back tomorrow, and over the next week, with some more focused articles & videos, as well as my response to the newest @Abundance.Tribe Bi-Weekly Question: What Makes Someone A Conspiracy Theorist And Where Do You Believe That Term Originated From?