REVOLUTION IS EVOLUTION

REVOLUTIONISEVOLUTIONLOGOThere is little doubt by now for most people privileged enough to be alive at this moment in history that something big is happening. Even to those still stuck in the mud of fluoridated water who have yet to really awaken to the much larger truths emerging all around us are at some level aware that great change is upon us all. For those of us ahead of the curve on this little notion it is commonly called Revolution. Something is revolving; something is turning back around on itself and performing a 360 of unimaginable proportions. Obviously the usage of the word Revolution tends to evoke imagery of guns, war and bloodshed which really is an unfortunate thing because quite honestly it shouldn’t. Perhaps in the past such imagery would have been synonymous with the word and rightfully so; however this time it is my belief that the word Revolution is due for a makeover. This is one of the reasons that the term Evolution is frequently coupled with Revolution by your humble author and others of his ink and ilk.

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Obviously I am not referring to Darwinian Evolution so fundamentalists of any flavor can stop squirming; rather I am speaking of an Evolution in the spiritual, intellectual and emotional sense. Our species’ current state of being in the spiritual, intellectual and emotional realms is the very thing that has allowed the world to become the mess we all now sense that it is. Be it proxy wars, fiat currencies, genetically modified foods, the raping of Earth by the delusional notion that fossil fuels are actually the best we can do or any of the other issues that make the Enlightened among us scratch our heads in frustration; one thing is certain and it is that Einstein was correct when he said “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” Humanity has no choice but to begin thinking, feeling and acting in a different way if it wishes to keep on ascending than it ever has in the past.

As an American Patriot that reveres the Founding Fathers and the concepts written in the Constitution as well as the Republic it was written to protect and preserve, it becomes quite a task for me to iterate to other Revolutionaries the position of a non-violent stance in the face of the tyranny that has been passed along to us by previous generations considering the Revolution of our Founders was indeed washed in the blood of violence. Some in the Patriot or Liberty movement would say that I am naïve for not advocating a hot revolution and point back to 1776 as if the solution is to repeat the exact steps that began the path we currently find ourselves on. While it is true that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it; it is equally true that those hell bent on repeating the past will indeed do that too and I for one am not entirely keen on the idea of bullets flying from all directions on the streets of the country I love. The war and violence of 1776 had its place in 1776 and served its purpose for its day and time but the fact that is staring us directly in the face is that when lead to its final and current outcome; it did not purge tyranny by government but instead suppressed and postponed it for a few generations. It is my belief that the Founders were well aware of this when they played their part in history and put their hopes in a wise and Enlightened generation yet to come to find a way, a better way, to enact change. Hopefully here we are.

A hot revolution in the age of nuclear weapons that can fit inside of briefcases, drones, GPS on everyone’s person and assault rifles behind every blade of grass is the surest and quickest way for the homo-sapiens to be added to the list of endangered or extinct species. One has to wonder about the IQ of anyone advocating such a thing and examine if indeed such an advocate is a member of our species or a leftover knuckle dragger from the Neanderthal age that just wants a chuckle as they watch us fade away into the history books as well. One of the reasons the idea of violence against the government cannot work in our time is because quite frankly no one would actually know who to shoot at. There won’t be uniforms passed out that clearly identify tyrants from patriots, there won’t be flags that say ‘Freedom’ or ‘Slavery’ and there certainly won’t be clearly identified borders for either side to retreat to. The fact is that the people who are assisting the tyranny make up just as much of the police and military as those who want Freedom and Liberty and what both sides have in common is that in their minds they both believe that the actions they take on a daily basis is a means to the end of preserving peace.

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Advocates of a police and surveillance state are for the most part convinced that there is a demon under every sofa and a terrorist behind every lamp-stand therefore they justify within themselves the necessity for participating in the perpetuation of such a state. As wrong as they may be for giving into the Machiavellian mindset they were sold, no one can seriously believe that they are mustache twisting villains who actually get off on committing treason or mindless storm troopers content to punch a clock on the death star and blow up planets before lunch. Sure, there is no doubt in my mind that there are a handful of lunatics in secret cabals that do indeed get off on the suffering and misery of we mere mortals but the biggest part of their orgiastic enthusiasm is that the suffering and misery we endure is done by our own hands and requires but a little nudge from them and nothing more.

In the event of a hot revolution the tiny few so called elite would be safe and sound in bunkers somewhere sipping on chianti while the masses cut each other to pieces on the streets in the name of some glorious revolution that will do little more than cause quite the drop in population and put us right back on the hamster wheel humanity was unable to get off of in 1776. I don’t hunt but from my understanding there are hunting seasons to keep the populations of certain animals in check so once or twice a year bullets must fly and bodies must fall. Hot revolutions are the equivalent of hunting seasons ordained by the tiny few who do enjoy pushing for a servant and master class.

While it is true that the military is conducting itself in an unconstitutional manner and has done so for quite some time, and it is most certainly true that the police are behaving more and more like the gestapo at an alarming rate these problems will never be solved with pre-emptive violence. Violence in self-defense, absolutely, shooting at every man or woman with a badge? Asininity. Ultimately the poor actions of those perpetuating tyranny is a problem of the mind. It is the sickness of a poor fund of knowledge. Police state adherents are simply ignorant of the Rights we have been endowed with by our creator and the depth of that ignorance obviously stimulates violence in greater degrees. We, as Enlightened Revolutionaries have to understand that within the thinking process of tyrants is the self- justification of their actions. All villains believe they are the hero in some sick and twisted way. While our task is much more difficult than pulling a trigger, which is easy, in the greater scheme of things taking the time, patience and proper attitude to educate and Enlighten them to our way of thinking is ultimately going to reap the greater reward as well as keep mankind from extinction in some pointless getting off of guns.

Now I will be the first to admit that I certainly don’t have all the answers and cannot provide all of the solutions on how we stop tyranny dead in its tracks in a peaceful way but I will also be the first to say that at least I have some and at least I am willing to exhaust those solutions with every fiber of my being before believing that picking up a rifle is what will do the trick. When I’m done exhausting those solutions I will be more than willing to exhaust your peaceful solutions as well because as I have always said and will continue to say; when violence goes up against violence the one who wins is simply the most violent. In that instance it should be noted that the most violent is always the least right and who wants to be a part of a post revolution world that is simply so wrong?

Of course all of this brings me now to the most recent episodes of Zen in the Car T.V. which are also titled Revolution is Evolution parts one, two and three. In the past year or so I have had the privilege to take the message of peaceful Revolution to many alternative media outlets and do my part in this whole thing to inspire, encourage and hopefully help steer the course of our fate in some small way in the direction of non-violent resistance to the tyranny we have had to endure in the country. This is not always an easy task, especially when communicating with those on either side that are so filled with anger and rage the only outcome they can conceive is a violent one. These types of folks can be found on the side of the state as well as the side of the Patriot movement. For the past year we here at ZENINTHECAR.COM have documented on multiple occasions the aggressive nature of the state and some of those behind badges that have no problem violating civil rights but for the sake of fairness it should also be shown that the Liberty movement has its fair share of douchebags too.

Untitled-1Your humble author was invited on The Ochelli Effect not too long ago to discuss the concepts we are talking about here and the catalyst for the interview was in regards to an article previously published on ZENINTHECAR.COM where I saw fit to make commentary on the views of a caller who in fact does advocate a violent response to the state. The article is read during the first episode so I won’t exhaust the details here, however what ensued as a result of the interview is something I do wish to elaborate on before you view all three parts in their entirety.

Evidently the network which currently carries The Ochelli Effect has a hand full of dedicated …chat room buddies and these…chat room buddies…have had this special bond for quite some time apparently. Unbeknownst and completely irrelevant to me was the fact that the subject of my article, Mr. Cracker, is a member of this dedicated group of chat room buddies and my usage of his words and position (which were voiced by Mr. Cracker himself on a public forum and subject to commentary and criticism) to demonstrate the futility of violent revolution in my writings didn’t sit too well with them. After the chat room brigade got good and tanked by the end of my reading (hey fellas, the steps work if ya work em’ but they won’t if ya don’t) deciding to call in to rip me a new one or whatever before Mr. Cracker himself called back in only to bail after roughly eight minutes of not really saying a whole lot of anything significant or useful but proving he was very proficient in yelling “THE SECOND AMENDMENT” into his phone, the insanity only snowballed further. I’ll let you experience it for yourself in the episodes below and have your own internal dialogue on which side makes the most sense.

CENSOREDThankfully though there is always an opportunity to turn any situation into a teachable moment and this ordeal did allow the contrast between the two positions of revolution to be examined. My position of a peaceful method of change was allowed to get in the proverbial ring with the method of violence in an open forum for all of you to weigh the results in the balance of common sense. This is a win for Enlightened Revolutionaries like you and I. Unfortunately as a result of the entire interview a decision was made somewhere over at UCY.TV to have yours truly banned from their particular airwaves. It is still unclear to everyone over here at ZENINTHECAR.COM and me as to why exactly I was banned and we can only speculate as to the whom and how this decision was made seeing as how this ban was only relayed to us through third parties and not directly by those responsible. The only thing we know for certain is that I am indeed banned as a result of The Ochelli Effect interview that night.

Obviously this has come as a disappoint to us at ZENINTHECAR.COM, not because we don’t have other outlets to spread our message but because as members of the alternative media it saddens us to see others who would fly that banner betray the philosophy that goes along with it. Ultimately all of us here are individual writers, bloggers, philosophers, poets, commentators and activists of all different walks of life that have come together for some common causes through the medium of alternative media; or media that the mainstream will not allow due to censorship or the fitting of politically or financially correct muzzles on our views. We don’t always agree with one another and have the understanding that nor should we; however it is our duty as individual members of the collective alternative media to at least allow one another the opportunity to express our views no matter how unpopular, offensive or controversial those views may be. On the day that current or future contributors to ZENINTHECAR.COM lose sight of that philosophy then it is my hope that this site and all its outlets be scattered in the wind because it will no longer be able to serve the purpose in which it was conceived to perform.

It should be noted at this point that neither the host of The Ochelli Effect or Jaded; shows I have frequented on UCY.TV, are responsible for the decision to have me banned and in no way should my banishment reflect poorly upon them because it was simply out of their hands. I happen to find both of them very kind and professional and have thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on both of their shows. The unfortunate part about them being carried on the network that had me banned is that it begs the question of just how much UCY.TV has tied their hands behind their backs in regards to who can come on their shows and what can be spoken about. That is a disheartening thought in light of the desperate need the alternative media has for articulate and daring voices. It is my hope and prayer that their talent and genuine love for Freedom of expression is noticed by other networks that are more deserving of what they have to offer, and if that transpires they not hesitate to leap at the opportunity. So there is no need to protest the network, no need to blast them ad nauseam. The only thing required is to simply note that at the very least they have engaged in censorship with me and then to ask yourself how many have they censored that you don’t know about.

RevolutionariesAll of that being said the good news is that the situation has been salvaged to bring forth goodness for your viewing pleasure in the following three part series Revolution is Evolution. So sit back, enjoy a tasty beverage of your choice with snack or two in hand and join Jason Patrick, Sabrina Black and myself as we freely express our views of peaceful Revolution, non-violent disobedience and the importance of the First Amendment. It is our hope and desire that not only are you entertained but you are Enlightened as well. See you around.

REVOLUTION IS EVOLUTION PART ONE

IT CRACKS TONIGHT

REVOLUTION IS EVOLUTION PART TWO

REVOLUTION IS EVOLUTION PART THREE

 

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My Love Affair with Lady Liberty: Part One

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D.L.C

In this life everyone must choose a path. This may come as quite the surprise for those who believe that they have found the one true path and insist that it is the same one required of all. In a Universe as splendid and diverse as ours, I think it is safe to say that even if more than one path begins the same way it most certainly is customized for each individual who enters through its gates. Each person’s path is their own. They are free to make of it what they will. Each path is specifically designed by the great architect in the sky and decorated by his female oracular counterpart down here on Earth. Two may walk on the same path, maybe even more but the plain and simple truth is this; at some point in all our lives we are demanded to walk a path alone. I think life has been set up that way so that each of us can have the opportunity to individuate into our own complete selves. To understand that we, as individuals, are not dependent on those around us and most certainly not the opinions they may harbor for us or their critique of how we walk our own path. The point of walking our own path is to discover ourselves, to uncover our weaknesses and fears. The point is to come face to face with our very selves and see if we have what it takes to overcome all the obstacles set in our way so that a grand victory can be won, and a great treasure can be secured. However as all seekers of the Light will tell you; this journey can sometimes be very dark and lonely. I can’t speak to your path; however I can speak about my own. It is my hope that in doing so you may find some gold nugget of Truth to be able to hold your head up high and walk your own without fear or hesitation.

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The Altar between the Pillars

I am a poet, a philosopher, a mystic, a Gnostic, a novelist, a commentator but most importantly I think is that I am a Patriot. Obviously I am not your typical Patriot that gets his news from the talking heads over at Fox or imbibes the entire intoxicating dribble from the Republican Party. I am not the Patriot that waves his flags when tyrannical commander in chiefs send our young men and women to fight wars nobody can win for oil, lithium and opium. I am not the Patriot that compromises the convictions of his country nor the words of the Founding Fathers when it is convenient to get “our man” into public office. For those of you who have worked with me in the Liberty movement, I hope that the intentions of my heart have been made known openly and from the rooftops. I am a Patriot that is willing to lay down his life, quite literally, for the principles I have sworn on the altar of God to uphold and protect. I am a Patriot that is willing to sacrifice blood, sacred treasure, and reputation to ensure that so long as I breathe; the unalienable Rights given to every living being on this planet are upheld and respected as much as it is in my power. However let it be understood that as much as I respect our Founders and the document they crafted; and as much as I understand the revolution back in 1776 was brought to bloodshed… I see a different way. I see a way to reinstate the old Republic without firing a shot, and without raising a hand in violence. It has always been my desire to share this vision with others so that not only our side can come out victorious, but come out stainless and most certainly without shedding blood or causing the shedding of blood.

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D.L.C at M.J.C’s resting place

In my pursuit to have this vision realized I have suffered great personal loss. I have suffered great ridicule, isolation and belittlement. Because of my stubborn stance on principles and ideology and my stiff necked approach of no compromise, many an injury has come to me and most of the people I have trusted all my life have fled from me and branded me things such as lunatic, heretic, and worse. A great many injury has come to me for my desire to once again light the fire of Liberty in the minds of men and for that desire I have been shown that though Liberty may be on the tongues of many, it is truly in the HEARTS of few. This revelation was a great pain for me to see, as I am sure it has been for all of you in your own lives. Of course these events are a tale for another time, though you can rest assure that time will come. For now though I would like to speak about the path of the Patriot; the path I have chosen.

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Myron J Crumpton (M.J.)

The word Patriot comes from the word patriarch which means the ways of the fathers. A patriot is someone that observes and honors the ways of the fathers before him and does his best to live up to the standards and morals set by them. Unfortunately not all of us had the greatest of fathers and so this path for many can become skewed. For me though; this was not a problem. It is said that your own father should be your example for the nature of God and I most certainly agree with this and in doing so am most thankful of my own. It’s no secret to those in my personal life as well as my professional life that my own father, Myron Jackson Crumpton, was nothing short of a Titan walking this Earth in the boots of a veteran and blue collar worker alike. It can be said that I worshiped the ground he walked on because quite literally I do. I was blessed enough to have been given a perfect example of the nature of God in my own father and saw him first as my friend and secondly as my Dad. He guided me, he advised me, he comforted me in times of despair but never once did my father force me to do something I didn’t want to do nor use his heavy hand to influence my decisions. He would simply listen to me and tell me where he had made the same mistakes as I in his own youth and trust me to figure it out for myself. On a few occasions he did swoop in to rescue me from my own stupidity but never did he take the reins of my destiny. He understood that my destiny was my own and not to be overshadowed by his. Even when I was young and naive I saw this, especially through my rebellious years, and never forgot how he simply watched over hoping I would struggle through the difficulties we all face with confidence that his son would ultimately overcome. My father never dictated to me what to do with my life, he never nudged me to take up a secure career or worry about 401k’s and miniscule pursuits that vanish like vapor. He simply taught me the eternal Truth of “to thine own self be true”…though he used much saucier language to get that point across.

When my father was called to war in Korea, and then again in Vietnam he too suffered great personal loss by losing a brother and much of his humanity because of what his government asked him to do. Though he never spoke about war, I know that the only thing that kept him going was the letters from home. The hope that what he was fighting for would be safe and secure and after all the mud and filth he had to march through it would be worth it just to get home. Unfortunately for my father he returned home from war to a wife he loved very much who had not loved him quite so much. As the story was related to me, my father found his wife in the act of infidelity and with the memories of all the horrors behind him he reacted in a most violent way. Who wouldn’t? If you had just come home after washing blood and guts off of you only to find your wife bedding down with another man who can say how you would react? It was his greatest regret and his greatest scar and of course the infidelity of morals and principles affected him greatly. A nasty divorce and children being taken from him ultimately lead him to my mother; the woman who bore me in the womb and nursed me from an infant; Betty Lou Crumpton.

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D.L.C and B.L.C (Louaya)

This is where the word Matriarch comes into play. Just as Patriarch means the ways of the Fathers, the word Matriarch means the way of the mothers. And just as fathers are to be the example of our heavenly father, mothers are to be our example for our heavenly mother. Which mine most certainly embodies. When the two of them met, my father was wounded and vulnerable but after looking into her eyes just one time he knew deep within his bones that she was the one. She was the woman who would be to him what his first wife didn’t have the fortitude to be. Of course my mother was spinning out of abusive relationships and had her own qualms about men and no doubt wanted to keep my father at arm’s length. For a while there the two of them had this love hate relationship and my father would continually beg her out on dates only to be shot down time and time again. Excuse after excuse, abuse after abuse. But my dad was a persistent little cuss and wouldn’t take no for an answer. He had found his rose of Sharon, he had found his Holy Grail and he knew it from bones to blood. He had resolved in his mind that though that woman would put him through the ringer with all her feminine tricks of the trade, he was willing to run her gauntlet to call her his bride. He kept bugging her, he kept sending her gifts and flowers until finally he wore her down and she agreed to date him which was soon followed by marriage. The day after his birthday no less, and the reason for this is because Crumpton’s never accept no as an appropriate answer. Especially when it comes to love and destiny.

BETTY LOU CRUMPTON: AMERICAN WOMAN

Next: My Love Affair with Lady Liberty: Part Two