May 15, 2022

Less Toil - More Hiking






Henry David Thoreau was an avid practitioner of walking and hiking. I am, too.

Everybody needs to escape to places one can go to heal and gain strength in body, mind, and soul.





Thoreau said that "every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter the Hermit in us." 

Besides being a personal mini-crusade, a walk in nature is also a natural anti-depressant. 

The smell of mycobacterium vacii, a microoganism fond in soil, compost and leaf mold, lights up neurotransmitters that release serotonin, which is a mood-lifting brain hormone.

I have never felt part of society, but have always felt completely comfortable in the wilderness. Maybe that's why.








During a hike in the woods I am the trees, the water, and the rocks. I forget about everything else.

This is it. The landscape absorbs me, takes me in, and it's as comfy a home as one will ever get.

This is my element, my centre, my very being. 

I can live without a lot, but I can't live without this. 

It is the essence of my simple living project. 

Less time toiling for the odious machine, and more time walking and hiking in nature.






Less civilization, less society, less cultural programming, and more wild spaces. 

There are no billboards here, no signposts, no sidewalks, no noise.

I can't remember any time that I didn't feel like escaping the hubbub of modern industrialized life. 

If our system is so great, why do so many want to get away from it all? "Escape" is an entire lucrative consumer category these days.





For me there is nothing better than regular periods of silence and solitude in nature. 

I highly recommend it. It cures all that ails us, and currently, there is an awful lot that ails us.





Listen to your inner hermit, plan your own crusade, and get out there today in the name of health and healing. 











April 27, 2022

Shut It Off - Shut It Up



“The essence of totalitarianism — regardless of which costumes and ideology it wears — is a desire to completely control society, every aspect of society, every individual behavior and thought. 
Every totalitarian system, whether an entire nation, a tiny cult, or any other form of social body, evolves toward this unachievable goal … the total ideological transformation and control of every single element of society 
This fanatical pursuit of total control, absolute ideological uniformity, and the elimination of all dissent, is what makes totalitarianism totalitarianism. 
Thus, each new totalitarian system, at some point in its evolution, needs to launch a purge of those who refuse to conform to its official ideology. 
It needs to do this for two basic reasons: 
(1) to segregate or otherwise eliminate actual political opponents and dissidents who pose a threat to the new regime; and 
(2) and more importantly, to establish the ideological territory within which the masses must now confine themselves in order to avoid being segregated, or eliminated."

- C.J. Hopkins

 

A couple of things about corporate/government advertising/propaganda mind pollution. 

1) It's everywhere, it's getting worse, and
 
2) No one likes it except those that benefit from the spreading of this mental excrement. 

What to do?

Shut it off at the source, and drastically improve your mental space.

They want us programmed to work-buy-comply-die, and to do so unquestioningly. 


Nope. 

It's simple. 

Shut it off, and shut it up. 

Cut the flow off, free yourself and emancipate your mind.

End the illusion. Share what you learn far and wide.