Don’t EXIT through the gift shop – the 5 steps to Freedom

Don’t EXIT through the gift shop – the 5 steps to Freedom

01 – FREE Food

02 – FREE Fuel / Power

03 – FREE Shelter

04 – FREE Medicine

05 – FREE Education

We have had a lot of requests to clarify the 5 steps to freedom and pointers on how to achieve from our system change program in 2019-2020, despite having ended our own projects, we agreed to post this summary of the 5 key steps for change. Most of these steps were dealt with on projects in details during our program though hopefully for those that were not able to engage then, you will find the pointers needed here.

So where next Columbus ? Struggling to see a way out of the rat race ? Recognising you don’t want to be there unlocks the door to leaving. It is down to you though to turn the key and make the change.

Not everyone can see the benefit of, or way to engage in system change, for the betterment of all beings, that’s ok, it just means that not everyone will be part of it. We have seen people , even volunteers,  struggle with the simplest of moral baselines and freedom concepts.

A lifetime starting with mothers pre-school values of sharing, caring and playing together is soon stamped out and ended by state education values of compete, snitch, bully and cheat, followed by voting for this war that war, this hate campaign that hate campaign, this tax cut that tax cut but never one for you, 40 years of jobs, pushing little buttons and pulling little knobs to pay the money god who takes everything and gives nothing, creates almost unassailable conditions in the mind to ensure most will just sit and rot in the cage of reality asylum that nearly all live in.

Don’t get caught, Don’t get bought,. Don’t EXIT through the gift shop. EXIT on your own terms. Whatever they are selling, nothing is as valuable as your divine human energy, your time, your life.

For those that are though seeking to be free here are the five steps to freedom and pointers on where to go and how to go about achieving them. Completion of these five steps ensures that you are able to live outside the system and will be able to pursue a meaningful creative and forward thinking existence.

The five steps to freedom are the practical solutions to being completely autonomous and cost free living from the state, combined with the ethics of the Vegan Resource Based Economy as outlined in the Free World Charter (Link below) is the moral baseline to any meaningful human existence on earth will build you a knowledge base and ethics

The moral baselinehttps://freeworldcharter.org/en/more

Once you have the moral baseline, which is a pretty basic commitment to not cause harm to others, also known more popularly as ethical veganism, it is time to unlearn what the state has taught you and this comes from separating the real intrinsic value of how we live and what we do from the commercial monetised value or objectification and product.  Discard the latter and empathise with the former.

If life gives you lemons ? If the world grows you a lemon tree, in the VRBE we nurture the tree, harvest the lemons, use them to clean our homes as detergent and to activate charcoal to filter rain water and drink clean harvested free water. If you loose your job in the Monetised world and end up at the food bank and they give you lemons, use them to clean your house as detergent and to activate charcoal to filter rain water and drink clean harvested free water, congratulations you have made one step forward towards the VRBE.

Most though, even given the opportunity of unemployment, would still chose to ignore the lemons, drink the tap water, pay your water rates and chase a new job and that is what separates those that are open to change and those that are not, as Darwin quoted – It is not the strongest of the species that survive but rather the most versatile.

Lemons aside.. the 5 steps to freedom are as follows and we will tackel each one individually as few can tackle even two of them at once.

01 – FREE FOOD

You need to eat, and you need to eat ethically (see free world charter) to engage positively and successfully in the VRBE. This means that you need to grow, it takes time to prepare ground, plant and provide a strong permanent all year round diet so first steps are nutrition and ground work.

The easiest nutrition guide for all ages, that can be learned, taught and shared we found is the Liz Cook charts and book, popularly promoted and used in the Centre for Alternative Technology, both i have listed here as in addition to food and nutrition, the CAT as they call themselves, will be a good contact spot for ideas and support as you move forward in the 5 steps program.

Liz Cooks Nutrition resources: https://www.lizcookcharts.co.uk/so-what-do-you-eat-book.html

Centre for Alternative Technology: https://cat.org.uk/

Nutrition is important and is mis taught in state school, is mis represented in the NHS websites and is outdated and does not take into consideration , pollution, medication, poisoning, disease and deformity in the Animal Agriculture food chain, so unlearn all that unless you want to eat enslaved and mistreated animals with sores, cancers, cysts, infections, coronaviruses, poisoning, fetid decay and pharmaceuticals. So what about Fruit and Vegetables ? Green and clean ? well no, unfortunately not, shop bought crops are sprayed in raw sewage, Nano toxins, pesticides and water infected with fluoride, polio heavy metals and all manner of water borne misery.

If you wonder why the NHS would promote carcinogenic and sickness developing recipes and food recommendations on their website, then remember this simple statement – the “Health” Service ensures its longevity and profit lines, not by making people better, but on the contrary, by ensuring there continued sickness and wherever possible, continued consumption of pharmaceutical product.

Once you have got your head around basic nutrition you can look at taking it further with diet programs such as “Raw till 4” but it is not an essential step for VRBE just something to improve energy levels, performance and health which becomes more relevant in step .04 FREE Medicine.

Once Nutrition basics are in place though then we can prepare on the ground change to what you eat through what you grow. One of the biggest blockers we found in rolling out ground change programs was people living in flats or even on barge boats.

We were able to provide some support for flats, though the obvious issue is lack of reasonable growing space, for flat dwellers or recommendation was to engage with local growing projects to learn the ground skills such as “Grow to Eat”, “Vegan Permaculture Workshop” , “Woodland Woom” and “Crops not Shops”, though bear in mind that growing groups may not have an ethical mission statement that aligns fully with the ethical veganism of the Free World Charter, they may use pest control which destroys the biosphere, animal product such as fertilisers which of course carry the list of poisoning noted in the above and may not have the VRBE base moral commitment as laid out in the free world charter.

EXAMPLE of community growing project: https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/crops-not-shops-reshaping-communities-lockdown-special/

All that aside, the morals are down to each one of us to commitment to and promote so know the moral baseline but learn the growing skills.

For barge and canal folk we were able to get a program in place to use the river banks for potatoes, onions, nettles chard, spinach, figs, apples, pears  which were good with irregular watering and blended well on the banks attracting little attention and for river folk to grow micro greens on the boats, small, energy boosting and good in small spaces.

The second part of the solution for those in flats is to seek to relocate , by hook or by crook to a property with ground space, whether shared or owned or provided by local authorities which has happened in some growing projects to support the community. get your self to own ground.

Once you have ground space then go here and set up your space: https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/urban-vegan-permaculture-project-living-outside-of-the-box/

This link provides pretty much everything you need to set up all year round growing in any UK property with a garden space, from composting, initial set up, seasonal work and managing what you grow to harvesting.

02 – Free Fuel / Power

Fuel and power covers everything from hot water to diesel fuel. Obviously solar and wind generators are crucial to the power set up for homes though some of the load can be reduced by employing other techniques worth looking into here, with that in mind i have added some links and broken this down in to subsections:

Power : for the home

What type of Power and Where do you get it ? How do you get it ? What should you get and why ?

We have taken extensive time looking at a number of energy solutions for you to explore in Free Fuel/Power, there are several options that are less accessible or practice though will touch on them here for diversity:

  • Bio Mass – Applicable to House, outbuildings, can be used for Agriculture though NO vehicle application  – wood pulp/ chip burnt in a off grid burner, very efficient , responsible cost effective though required buying form a corporate point of supply and locks you into a designated fuel source. sourcing your own wood fuel chipping/ pulping is an issue as the fuel is stored cured and delivered at an optimum level of moisture etc so that it burns efficiently, fueling the burner with untreated or self treated wood chip leads to residue and clogging to the burner and equipment that required increased maintenance or break down. very efficient and can get you off grid but you are still tied financially to a supply chain (Global Corporancy NOT RBE) The solution to the Bio Mass model is to back track, still using wood fuel but back track to wood burning stoves and rocket oven solutions
  • Bio Gas – Applicable to House, outbuildings, agriculture, vehicles (via charging point)- Bio gas is driven by organic matter, waste, very useful for recycling house waste though the issue here again, like Bio Mass was clean fuel, you have to use a converter , which can be found in a home unit application, though reliable units are still in their infancy. large Bio Gas converters are excellent for animal waste processing, though housing animals to provide an accessible and collectible waste source requires unethical animal agriculture learning toward exploitation, which is out of step with Urban RBE .
  • Solar – Applicable to House , outbuildings, agriculture, vehicles (via charging point) – Solar provides good return during daylight hours though is impacted by cloud cover and changing seasonal weather. There is also potential drop in output (though currently their are no statistics relating to impact) from geoengineering that reduces the amount of solar energy travelling through the atmosphere. Solar though is an excellent and stable power source. Output can be improved by investing in better yield panels and reducing load on the system.
  • Wind – Applicable to House, outbuildings, agriculture, vehicles (via charging point) – Wind turbines subject to wind speeds, provides a good return though can create issue in densely populated areas due to noise levels from larger blades and turbines. Yield can be improved with stronger turbines and blade types. An alternative to Wind Turbines  are Wind Cubes, favored by the late Michael Green. As the wind passes through the Wind Cube covering, it becomes concentrated resulting in increased velocity that leads to more power generation, it is a better design for output and quieter for urban areas, though is relatively new and in limited distribution, so a developing power source rather than immediately available everywhere .

Our Favorites: 

Rocket Ovens: https://permies.com/ describes the Rocket Oven as: “A rocket oven is better than any other kind of oven. It does not have associated with it, the consequences of electric or natural gas ovens, which cause so much destruction and pollution by the nature of their fuel source. In comparison to a conventional wood fired cook stove or cob oven, a rocket oven burns clean and uses far less wood. The key component is the super insulated J tube burn tunnel. This allows the fire to get up to 1500 degrees F, which will burn all of the smoke and creosote. The heat then travels to the oven portion of the system where it heats the food. The oven portion can be designed so that the flue gases either interact with the food or not. The heat flows around the oven chamber, heating the insulated mass that surround the food. The coldest air flows out through the exhaust and up a chimney. Being insulated allows the oven to stay hot for a long while after the fire has finished burning. This design is made for indoor use but it could be used outdoors as well. A rocket oven is cleaner, more energy efficient, better for the environment and easier to fuel.”

Rocket Ovens are not the only worthwhile source of heating / cooking to look at. The most accessible system exit solution is an off grid corporation fitted solar / wind combination system to generate electricity powered more standard build, see the below link for battery storage and sourcing of efficient units

Other hot water / heating solutions  that we personally prefer are wood fired ovens, whether argor’s or open fire place with coiled copper piping flues, the main issue with this solution  for hot water is that the copper coils become pressurised so much have a pressure release value/ tank, if you build the system with a pressure release tank exporting to an insulated water tank (like we used to have before combi boilers) then you have some hot water storage in place and don’t have to limit usage to what’s available in the pipe.

techniques for copper coiling, bear in mind this is just the copper coiling , not the pressure management, that is to follow

Hot Water – in our projects our hot water source models came from Bio Gas sources on an animal sanctuary recycling animal waste to avoid building up a slurry of waste at the site. Waste through biogas comes out as natural gas with a by product of ready to ground fertilizer. The fertilizer is non acidic and much cleaner than using manure so can go straight on to ground, the gas with a tune can go straight to water heater boiler and drive showers. It is an excellent solution of you have available animal waste and in a future paradise, every home toilet could be fitted with a mini biogas engine for processing human waste straight to house gas without any waste product going to sewage whatsoever. during out projects we partnered with Economad and UCL for technical expertise and would recommend anyone looking to build a high volume engine to look at partnerships and grants to do so, rough cost to fund a high capacity Bio Gas engine (say two properties hot water system) would require an outlay of around 8k GBP.

Our more humble but preferred basic solution to hot water see’s us return to an adaption on the Rocket Oven idea being a Rocket oven water heater. This method is a firm favorite for zero cost in making hot water whilst doubling up with cooking, heating in an efficient established design.

 

Solar – 

We have covered Solar in great detail in previous posts, the recommendation is to source your battery banks using reclaimed lithium batteries as shown below and over fit for higher than need capacity; be off grid completely.

Fitting knowledge can be acquired through renewables engineering study, or you can, pre off grid. focus on raising funding to buy in a system out of the box.

Building your own off grid solar power system is obviously a first deliverable though the purpose of shared power requires networking your solution to others. The VRBE solution to ending corporate domination of the energy market likes in shared power systems called the People’s Power Network.

Fuel – Vehicles OK, but what about Generators ?: We have covered plastic waste reclaim fuel for vehicles, it is important to note though that it is uneconomic in terms of fuel energy consumption to create waste plastic fuels for generators. The purpose of creating fuel  from plastic waste for vehicles is to have vehicle mobility without financial outlay, though you will expend higher resource of wood fuel to create diesel / petrol so pointless to use this for generators.

take a look at distilling fuel from waste for VEHICLES here: https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/reclaimed-plastic-waste-fuel-should-we-really-be-going-electric/

and here is the process mapped out to better understand what you are trying to achieve.

03 – FREE SHELTER

Shelter , for our projects, is what people struggle with most of all, it requires the biggest outlay whether through paying down mortgage debt, securing funding for land either on your own or collectively or converting what assets you have to sufficient value  to purchase a site that can can provide security long term.

The freedom is not in being offered shelter at this time, it is in securing shelter that is free of ongoing system commitments either financially or through supply such as water or power once the sites are financially secured.

the program looks for people that are seeking to exit system dependency and invest what remaining financial assets they have into land and equipment assets then committing that or elements of that into collective share for the benefit of all engaged parties with no fiancial exchange

The issues of nomad life, van life, squatting are that any power or food systems are constantly low out put / size and potentially due to mobility and security, at risk. Unfortunately due to a system committed voting and tax paying majority, our land has lords and there is no way around establishing a permanent scaled VRBE abode without securing land rights from land owners and becoming a land owner your self.

We have seen people accelerate the process of land acquisition by moving out to Central Europe, United States and Central America basically cashing in UK assets for cheaper accommodation overseas.

Once your land debt is paid, by whatever means, you have established free shelter, so far there have not been any successful VRBE community sites that are in line with the free world charter due to participants not respecting the moral base line. there are though many communities out there that have elements which may be open to ethically upgrading though we , personally, would not engage with unethical partnerships for shelter.

Our feed back on Shelter generally is that people do not want to share resources, the values of care share and together that we are all taught to behave by in kindergarten or as a toddler at home, have all but been forced out of  adults we have engaged over the concepts of the program when it comes to Shelter.

State education has all but eradicated the values of community and mutual assistance, which is why the VRBE has to be tied to such a clear moral baseline. There are choices for humans in life, to either get rich or try sharing.

The future of humanity’s evolution as well as the value or not, of any ongoing existence of humanity comes down to that simple choice. Greed, selfishness, single view living are Devolving Qualities whereas sharing, caring , engaging and working together are Evolving qualities.

The VRBE is an evolving program, whereas the system, as it stands in it’s pyramid power structure, is a devolving program.

The next steps with Shelter are to make the abode as energy efficient as possible, for this reaching out to Utility Free Living and consultancies such as Bioregional (Links and features below) will provide some excellent ideas to making this possible

UTILITY FREE LIVING – http://www.utilityfreeliving.co.uk/

BIOREGIONAL – 

The first aim in FREE SHELTER is to create self-sufficient buildings, whether using water and sewage waste grey water systems, or renewables only energy consumption and independent off grid from any utility.

The second aims to build communities though collective reinvestment or shared resource donations that can benefit from programs such as the Peoples power network (hence the Elmsbrook feature above showing that this second objective can be achieved commercially so there is no reason why it cannot be achieved through a collective investment from VRBE)

Some of the techniques shown here in the Manchester project, such as the linked sink to toilet system (grey water recycling) is shown here,  it also touches on airflow instead of central heating and this kind of work can be done on a much lower budget than discussed in the below link, though interesting to see this in a restoration of a Victorian property.

04 – FREE MEDICINE

The corner stone of VRBE medicine is preventative health. This starts with the basic ethics which puts people on a vegan lifestyle but then expands to home growing (free food) so basically toxin free organic food . both of these steps are covered in detail in the documentary (Netflix) – What the Health https://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/

Once the basics of better cleaner food for our bodies has been addressed, the next steps are understanding the medicine of plants and the use of herbs and tinctures to boost immune system and prevent illness.  Plants such a Herb Robert and Ginger have a huge variety of health boosting properties.

For FREE medicine we start with recommending Dr Michael Gregor’s book https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-die/   ,  This is essential practical life knowledge that needs to be put in to practice daily/

FREE medicine also follows the premise that most psychological struggles that people face are tied to their living circumstances and interaction with the state.

Where exiting the state for freedom based living and improved health function and nutrition doesn’t resolve core medical concerns, a deeper use of plant medicine can be sought, such as

Reference books:

– Wild Remedies – How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine

– The Herbal Remedy Handbook

– Tonics and Teas (Rachel de Themple)

These books are selected as they focus on foraging mainly and core basic remedies. As the ground and growing process moves forward, essential herbs can be introduced easily so these form a good selection for basic herbology.

There are other medicinal , more powerful herbal remedies of course that people can explore in greater details for specific conditions, though these can be approached in people’s own medicinal journey’s subject to need.

For example the below link looks at remedies for anxiety for example

Also related to health, is cleanliness, natural solutions to cleaning products, disinfectants , shampoos , washing products.

05 – FREE Education

The most notable part of FREE education is all of the above, the knowledge of how to live outside of system dependency and control in every way realistically possible. Following that is the knowledge of the seasons, how to read the land, the skies and any changes therein, the actual state education program of say mathematics, language, history, science etc is extremely basic though what stands out is that all knowledge relating to nature and the environment we live in is excluded from core curriculums all over the country and it is this that is telling.

There is no interest in state education circles in building genuine support for the principles laid out in the Free World Charter which are essential for human society to live, not only harmoniously in the world but also to take responsibility for human society, to shepherd, and nurture a world for all beings to flourish in.

Within the private education sector, there is some scope for these value sets, though private education is not accessible for all. With that in mind and within the five steps to freedom, is a commitment to educate our young folk not only in retaining the values of care share and together, in embracing our moral baseline of ethical veganism and global stewardship and responsibility as laid out in the Free World Charter ,but also in the knowledge of food and fuel, power and shelter, in herb, and medicine.

The differences between Ethical Vegan Resource Based Economic education program and state education programs –

1 – Ethical Vegan values are the core morals for all, rather than including veganism as part of state educations diversity program
2 – RBE promotes the values of sharing, caring and team engagement for the benefit of building an ethical alternative society through shared resources rather
than the values of competition, tested grading and preparation for standard working life
3 – RBE education is home, family led through supporting engagement rather than eductor lead by institutions

To close , please review these links and consider whether you want to break the mould that society has cast you in, and instead of the Get Rich Me myself and I culture of all governments and state institutions , take the ideology of the VRBE onboard and get back to Care, Share and together, these are values for not only for us, but are first thought in all our relationships with others, whether human , animal or the world we share  and in our commitment to reject and push back all that do not meet the simple moral baseline that is laid out in the Free World Charter.

OUR STORY WITH THE RBE – https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/rbe-goals-journeys-with-michael-green/
WHAT IS RBE – QUESTIONS – https://www.thevenusproject.com/faqs/
WHAT ARE THE BINDING ETHICS – https://freeworldcharter.org/en/more

So long and thanks for all the tofish – 1984 No More

So long and thanks for all the tofish – 1984 No More…

FISHINABOX RECORDS Creative Collective finally disbanded in 2019 following the passing of Michael Green and prior to that Zainab Sheikh.

The remaining members of the group had been engaged in both community action and creative projects and music re-releases from time to time, tailing off in late 2020 for the most part, despite the end of the project, the collective decided to leave the page open, for any contact reasons or potentially amazing ideas worth a looking at in the “no future” that we now exist in .

The Collective, was part of the unity movement under the values of the free world charter and to the active delivery of community development programs to build ethically sound action groups.

The Collective was directly opposed to all forms of government and institutional social governance, manipulation and exploitation of animals earth and humanity, profit based manipulation, exploitation and corporate dominance or any other form of one-upmanship and elitism that has been founded from a pyramid power structure.

The Collective community action sought to find a better way and the ability to engage and inspire others equally to support and invest in the resource based economy change program .To ensure folk had a way to stop their dynamic human energy being traded for something as fundamentally creatively limiting, and, pointless as the pursuit of money, banality and garbage and to instead find a way to invest their collective energies directly in positive global change.

The Collective, Calgary to Beijing, Bangkok to Damascus, Gaza to London, Hong Kong to Las Vegas, Manchester to Montana, Tehran to Tokyo, Shanghai to Amsterdam was a global, diverse, multilingual, multiracial, sociable, ethically driven, questioning and engaging, and advocate for the programs of vegan permaculture and growing, the RBE Network, the free world charter, utility free living and the peoples power network.

So Where next Columbus ?

A few pointers on this post to check out, look into them, don’t look into them, it’s all about you now.

Any last words ? Well,  Just the obvious that seems to be constantly overlooked..

STOP LOOK LISTEN

There is no authority but yourself.

It’s all about YOU and what YOU do now.

So long and thanks for all the tofish – 1984 No More

FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release

 


FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release

The album collects core social change statements from FISHINABOX to open the listener to a path of genuine cultural behavioral evolution, and to move away from the investment for return based (self serving), barter and trade, repetition of failed social change concepts, “anti system with no implementable solution” behaviors that have stopped people in their tracks time and time again from evolving.

Since Michael Green’s passing  in 2019, the group has looked at other community activists and partnerships to build on RBE education. Members of the group through 2020 have been involved in engaging in a number of (on the surface), change programs, from food systems, to power sources, to education /community growth. Yet all direct partnerships we invested in, despite wanting to promote the free world charter the RBE and the five steps to freedom, were not actually committed to the moral baseline of change, being unwilling to commit to the implimenting the actual core values of the free world charter.

For 26/9 last year FISHINABOX presented Michael Green’s Art for a sustainable world under an event called MG 269, to educate and unify community action under the free world charter, and the RBE . Excellent networking was achieved in power systems and renewable energy backers from the event and remain open to future community development programs.

In additional community groups linked up to plant and grow food together at the event.

For the actual show itself we put together a soundtrack for “art for a sustainable world” with Michael Green’s former work. Christine Thindi who had also worked with Michael for the Zeitgeist addendum project in 2013 supported with material for the soundtrack. Most of the Zeitgeist album release is drawn from this event.

Lyrics:

Financial troubles everywhere
give you no time to be aware
of what it is that causes it
and it all seems so legit
indoctrinations keep you caught
in a state of fearful thought
Money makes the world go round
It’s what keeps the food abound
keeps us clothed and in a home
without it, streets we’d have to roam
sleep on the pavement, starve to death
feel misery till our last breath
We bear the drudgery we hate
because we think that it’s our fate
We have to keep a job or two
enough banknotes will see us through
will pay the taxes and the bills
bliss awaits beyond the hills
make more money to get by
but guess what? It’s all a lie!

We could feed 12 billion souls
if markets didn’t block the flow
Money causes suffering
destroys your soul and everything
the planet is about to die
economic growth has to be high
exploitation is a must
if profits are not to go bust
What is the use if very soon
Earth will look like its own moon
your children will not have a future
just because your lifestyle suits ya
but look at it, does it make you happy?
Or do you feel stressed and rather crappy?
Our offspring raised by institutions
no time and strength for resolutions
families are ripped apart
and so is everybody’s heart
Suppressing who we really are
spreads depression near and far
You are a slave to this whole thing
full of worry and suffering
Half the world has it even worse
they always have an empty purse

But did you know, there’s a better way
where no one can be led astray
where everyone on planet Earth
lives healthy, happy right from birth
no stress, no force, no crime, no war
where all our spirits are free to soar
Technology will do the jobs
robots won’t turn into mobs
most work’s already automated
so why not call the rest outdated?
Let’s just end the reign of money
and we’re not trying to be funny
Without it we will all be wealthy
happy, free and very healthy
Follow our passions every day
with no pressure of earning pay
Saving the planet in the process
that is what is called REAL progress
All we need to set us free
is a Resource-Based Economy !

Lyrics:

Who actually gives a fuck about the waste of resources, and the way that the technology is being used to manipulate vast amounts of human beings into war, violence, into the belief that the way we live now is the way that it will always be.

If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

The first thing that most of the activists involved with the zeitgeist movement and the Venus project would say is that it is about becoming better educated and learning about scientific application for the benefit of all human beings, I’m not a scientist, I don’t have to be a scientist, it’s about understanding the scientific method, it’s not about our ego, access to the basic necessities, without recourse to subservience, credit , debt, barter, or any other monetary form then our behaviors will change.

It is only this monetary system that is fueling war and rampant consumerism.

Fresco is one of those people that I have been made aware of in the more recent years of my life, Buckminster Fuller is one that I have come across, Nikolai Tesla and you know Peter Joseph behind the Zeitgeist movement, If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

In addition to the MG269 event, The Album collects the Japan elements tracks, the complete WATER suite and no subscription to your paradise

LYRICS:

Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
The sun, 4.6 billion years old, predates all the other bodies in our solar system.
The water we drink here on Earth is even older.
太陽は46億年の時を経て、太陽系の他のどの星よりも先に生まれた。
私たちが地球で飲んでいる水は太陽よりも前に生まれた。
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水

Water, the Heart of Life.
水、命の中心
Water, mater creator and matrix,
水、創造者であり全ての土台
Water, mother and medium.
水、母であり媒体
water, enabler of life
水、命を実現するもの
Water, building block of all existence
水、全ての存在の礎
water, recorder, narrator and yet, the mysterious
水、記録者でナレーターでありながらも神秘的
water that grows when freezing yet everything else shrinks
全ての物体が小さくなる中、凍ることで大きくなる水

water than purifies itself even from toxic waste every 25 metres as it falls
有毒廃棄物に侵されても25m落ちるごとに自分自身を浄化させる水
Water is life and so Life is water
水は命、命は水
never let it be forgot..
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
忘れさせるな…
私たちは水と命のサイクルがひとつだとわすれつつある
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶

LYRICS:

NO SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR PARADISE – JAPAN REMIX 2015

(楽園への拒絶 – Japan REMIX 2015)

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to stop freely and wonder under falling cherry blossom, as i pass through the garden of life , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to you paradise.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

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RBE Legacies – Where Next MICHAEL GREEN ? walking in my friends shoes.

RBE Legacies – Where Next MICHAEL GREEN ? walking in my friends shoes.

In January 2018 on one of Michael’s long weekend visits, squeezed between an Animal Rights activism event and a train to Eastbourne, Michael told me that we should start backing up research between us. He was insistent on the importance of finding time to put this in motion, nearly a year before his illness even became openly visible.

We had know each other a considerable amount of time and were firm friends, both going vegan at the same time, for different reasons based on the same anti-politic and both ending up on the same protests, me working for Anonymous at the time on the Japanese Anti-fishing campaign and Michael arguing with a Police officer outside the Japanese Embassy who wanted him to stand somewhere he didn’t want to and to stop chalking, Me coming up the street and standing next to him masked as usual and Michael carrying on chalking saying “hello Andie,” not even looking up,  “i’m ignoring this twat (the police officer) because telling her to fuck off is not working”..

That was Michael..

I had been building a library of deleted publications for quite some time covering, alternative lifestyle, development tech for resource based economies, ethics, anarchist syndicalism and the underground history of resistance to the Global Corporancy for a long time, and Michael had also been working along similar lines since his heavy involvement in the Zeitgeist movement and the Venus Project and so we started to cross back up our records and information.

We had spend much time discussing how our own project could support Michael’s ongoing activism in the future, though delay after delay in financing and also unnecessary and petty court restrictions delayed events from shaping and moving forward.

Michael Green passed away from throat cancer on 26/9 2019.

As a result of our long friendship , activism and like minded anti politic and belief in change, Michael left two executors, of which i am one,  to manage and carry forward his story, our activism and his works, art writings and research.

Who was Michael Green, well, a lot of people around the globe met, knew, spent time with Michael. For those that didn’t , he was a hell-raiser ! in to “everything” and pushed the boundaries constantly, well that was up until in 2008. Then he “woke up” and from that point on his life changed and had dynamic focus.

He started to work on using his art to raise awareness about Monetarist slavery and the failure of the system we live in to nurture, protect and enrich our lives and instead that had become a system that commodifies, divides and enslaves the majority of people, animals and the environment to maintain a status quo where a small minority of people control wealth, opportunity, resource and power for their own interest and no other.

As Michael’s health declined through 2019 he spent more and more time insisting on the importance of using all means necessary to collate and share his activism, we had already shared quite a lot of campaign work already as Michael had picked up events and campaigns that we were restricted from doing ourselves. We agreed the Website was game as a medium for sharing as much information as possible but where to start, with memories or stories or events or unfinished campaigns or archives…

For me, trying to make sense of the loss of someone so dear and also to find a way to carry on with what he asked of me started with looking at a pair of Michael’s battered old “Macbeth” vegan shoes, I stared at them, now i wear them, and i carry on walking in his shoes in and finally after months or , working out how to carry this responsibility forward.

I think the biggest priorities are about the research and work that is in danger of getting lost, social media or old website articles reaching domain expiry dates so that is where these news feed articles will begin and hope fully will provide a permanent space for them ongoing.

Rolling back the clock on Michael’s activism takes us back to the beginning of his journey and how it crosses with  or will cross with yours,. his work under “Art for a sustainable world” and “One depends on the other”.

http://artforasustainableworld.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArtForASustainableWorld/posts/

https://urbanfire13.jimdofree.com/featured-artist/

We spend a lot of time looking back at Michael, his life and wonders and who he was, its time to look forward at Michael and what he was trying to do and be..

Veganism was for him the first / basic slice of the pie of ethical and meaningful existence, the basic driving licence on the road to global change, not the actual global change event horizon itself.

His research went down into food health disease, social change and unity betterment, the theory of indefinite life, social reorder, change educational review. every level of tangible rational existence..

Encompassing veganism into the larger mold of social change, Michael drove the RBE (resource based economy) though was constantly frustrated by the most basic questions about work, money, greed, luxury, that would come back..

One of the many discussions I had over and over with Michael was how to get Peoples minds to open to the concept of the RBE without the shackles of the world we live in disrupting the presentation of the model and its application.

so with all that in mind i am inviting you all to question the square wheel world that most people subscribe to and apologise for with opening your minds to the concept of real change.

Credit: Sara Palmer

The blocker ? –

Every SINGLE time it came down to this….. (in the video) Alan Watts here hits the nail on the head in WHY the brainwashed and socially conditioned work/god/greed/war/poverty/class/race/money/vote slaves (most people) cannot get their head around system change…..

Can you get past that ONE THING ?..

Can you take a few minutes to understand about relative consciousness and engagement.. ?

if you can then off the back of his video . go to google and search for “the Venus project FAQ” read the questions and read the answers and if you think “where do i start” inbox or comment on here and i will show you whee to start implementing real change in your life and community.

Michael left a lot of work to be done, a lot of research over 15 years,. its time to decide whether veganism is where you stop. or whether a vegan money free balanced positive world is what you want to be part of . where your needs can be fulfilled and greed is history,. where unity is strength and change and no government , army, divisional political financial or racial group has any power…

if you think that’s all a pipe dream, then you just CAN’T get “the one thing” pointed out in this video., and if you can’t get that one thing,. those that can will just carry on without you.

here is your chance

here’s the basic

veganism (only the first slice of the ethical pie) is not going to be enough for real global social evolution, you need to ..

do more, be more, grow more..

from Veganism there is RBE implementation, from RBE there is food energy fuel perfection from food energy fuel perfection there is medical re-connection to deleted health and knowledge and from there, there is the movement for indefinite life being knowledge permanence (sustainability),. we remember the lessons of the past and learn from them.

so you see MUCH still to be done..

There is here, a new idea, yet so very old that we are trying to assimilate in people to effect change.

from the video –
the “system” we live under is the “Crystal Sphere”,  it is a lie,

It is meaningless and yet in the current reality, we are fully dependent upon its “existence” , you see one depends on the other. In order to improve our existence and the existence of all life and the environment it is contained in, we have to effect a change, to not fight the system head on, but to effect a change in the relationships of organisms in and around the system whilst disengaging with out dated modes of living to allow space (and time) for change to take place unhinded by old value systems. and this essential understanding is what is needed to create real system change.

Change requires ALL elements in the whole to change. This is a fundamental reasoning that Michael sought to explain, though it is quite inexplainable, Alan Watts in “one depends on the other” captures the salient points..

Do you want to be part of social evolution ? start here with the “one depends on the other”..

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Talks at The Retreat – 6th Anniversary FRACKING FOUR , ANIMAL RIGHTS, RBE

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Talks at The Retreat – 6th Anniversary FRACKING FOUR , ANIMAL RIGHTS, RBE

The 6th anniversary weekend at the retreat was packed with Open day activities including talks on this weeks headline news regarding the incarceration of the Fracking Four along with related material regarding Animal Rights, references to the late John Harris  and the Resource Based Economy.

The talk revolved around Simon Roscoe Blevins public address letter which we had been presenting in the tube earlier that week.

We are shocked and saddened at the 16 month jail sentences that the #FrackFreeFour have received.
This is wholly disproportionate to their truck protest actions in July 2017.

Our civil liberties are under threat.

frackfreefoursupporters.org Your right to assemble is now by precedence now fundamentally unstable http://frackfreefoursupporters.org/

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CONTENT 

Letter transcript form the talk Written by Simon Roscoe Blevins:

If you’re reading this then I’m in prison – for sitting on top of a truck.

Let me explain.

The truck was carrying part of a drill rig heading for a fracking site in a part of Lancashire where this industry is being fiercely contested.
Locals living in the vicinity of the Preston New Road drilling site – licensed to fracking company Cuadrilla – were backed by councillors who voted by an overwhelming majority in 2015 to stop fracking in the area.
Then the Tory Government overturned this decision and granted Cuadrilla the right to drill under peoples’ homes. Or to put it another way, they forced fracking on a local area despite it being rejected and in doing so helped pave a path towards catastrophic climate change.
As a soil scientist I know that fracking poses a great threat to the ground beneath our feet through leaks and contamination.
Soil takes thousands of years to form, but its health can be lost in an instant. We depend on healthy earth for our food and water – it is the bedrock, literally of our existence. That’s why I decided to join this protest. Hundreds of people have protested against Cuadrilla for the last seven years and 350 have been arrested since drilling started in January 2017.
These arrests have been for conducting slow walks in front of trucks, blockades, die-ins, site squats, you name it.
Blackpool really has been at the frontline of the climate change resistance – and myself and two others are now the first protectors to be locked up for playing a part in this crucial fight.

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Here’s how and why it happened.
During a routine blockade of the drilling site, I climbed on top of a delivery lorry, stopping it in its tracks.
Three others also did the same, and together, we spent an unprecedented combined total of four days on four lorries. We slept through cold nights and thunderstorms, but local people passed us water, food and sleeping bags, encouraging us to stay.
Looking out into the sun rise dawning fields of the Fylde, watching cows grazing in the morning haze, campfire smoke wavering, as women elders – the anti-fracking nanas – boiled water for tea and another day of obstruction, I knew why I was there. I knew that my two year old niece and every young person at the mercy of our decisions as adults today, deserves safety and food and water security, and we have a duty to defend that.
The weather this year, with the arid summer and rampant droughts, has been a wake up call for so many people, who are finally realising that climate change is real. Fracking in the UK for oil and gas will accelerate that danger. Most people in this country don’t want it and it has already been banned in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
We should be very clear – fracking isn’t just in breach of the climate science, it’s ripping through our democracy too. My sentencing forms part of a broader clamp down on the right to protest in the UK. The stakes are higher than ever, but all of us inside and outside the criminal justice system will be impacted by climate change.
And all of us have a role to play in creating a better, more just future. I will continue to work for that. The most difficult thing for me to accept right now, is that my sister is due to give birth soon and has asked me to be her birth partner. Given my imprisonment – which will last for at least eight months – I won’t be able to be there to support her, or to see and support my niece or nephew come into this world.
During my trial I was not allowed to speak about my motivations for protesting. Let me tell you here now that my peaceful act of collective self-defence, criminalised as it has been, is for my family, and for a safer, healthier future for everyone threatened by fracking related climate change. So I have one ask of you, which will give me hope as I sit in jail.
If you share my concerns and intentions, then please find your local anti-fracking group and continue this fight.
See you on the outside.
Simon Roscoe Blevins in a soil scientist from Sheffield. He and three other men are the first people in the UK to be sentenced to jail for protesting fracking

During the talks a number of quotes and statements (shown below) from the classroom ethics wall were referenced.

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During the tube talks earlier that week, the below issues were raised in context of the fracking four events and the impact of the court’s decision that week.

The Tube action was coined with the term Apathy in the UK due to the lack of concern of the impact of the sentence (and also of fracking on the environment) in the general London work pedestrian traffic

If the Sex Pistols were to record a new Album they could call it  – APATHY IN THE UK !!!
(fraking four) on the tube activism was a hard sell !

What was covered:

Issues of buying land and having it drilled under with out consent possible collapse or contamination
Issues of having armed police on the door and not having the right to protest then not being able to ask for help from the man in the next seat because neither of you have the right to protest
Issues of the police officer serving the state rather than a policeman serving the public trust
Issues of no but back on the grid for renewable energy but can but back from oil and gas
Issues of hard sentencing for the frack four for truck sitting
activists comment – Engagement on the friday evening with one woman, the rest were zombies with no response to prodding……. At least they listened to the reading but no one gave a flying fuck about the impact of fracking on their lives homes futures

WELCOME TO APATHY IN THE UK !!

Further links:

http://frack-off.org.uk/

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/fracking-protest-cuadrilla-preston-lancashire-drilling-simon-roscoe-blevins-richard-roberts-rich-a8562276.html

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2018-10-01/we-didnt-vote-for-fracking-womens-protest-at-conservative-party-conference1/

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate-change/fracking

The Growing Anti-Fracking Movement

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