I sat down to chat to Eric Cervone of the Honest Offense Podcast where we cover a lot of ground: growing up in apartheid South Africa, to the impending medical apartheid people are clamoring for in America and globally. We talk about my book, The Ecstatic Pessimist: Stories of Hope (Mostly), life in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project, and much much more!
ICYMI: The photo is from a post on Facebook from 8 years ago when the same simulation was playing out:
Government, pretending they can create trillions of dollars out of thin air for new debt, and that this magically won’t… affect anything?!? When YOU use one credit card to pay off another credit card while you are delinquent on your mortgage and your wife is pregnant and you already have 7 kids, and you lose your job, how does that go for you? Now apply that notion to the Fed Gov… Yeah… I *KNOW*!
Government, then with 800,000 “nonessential employees” (probably more now) except they weren’t so “nonessential” when they thought they’d unleashed a deadly virus and there was only so much protective gear to go around. Then, they called YOU “nonessential” and shouldered YOU out of the way to PROTECT THEMSELVES, while telling you that this was “for your own good.” If this sounds like something out of The Abusers’ Handbook, that’s because it. is. the. same. thing. Your Big Daddy Fed Gov is an abuser, and the sooner you ask for a divorce, the better it is going to be.
Government, now talking about minting a trillion dollar coin, which, in case you don’t fully grasp what that means, is like Zimbabwe-level “economics.” I hope y’all own some crypto… and, chickens!
Ep. 1 My “Coming to America” Story, and How Do You Actually Say “Gericke”? (The Carla Gericke Show 10/05/21)
Since the start of the State of “Emergency,” I have been reading the local obits closely. I reckoned this would be an excellent, independent, non-governmental source to tally deaths. Obviously, if there was a great rise in the death rate, this section of the paper would become noticeably thicker, right? Well, that never happened because, fortunately, there hasn’t been much excess all-cause mortality in NH. In fact, NH had more deaths during the 2017 flu season, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Right now, I simply want to honor Jeannemarie Colgan. I don’t know this lady, but anyone who writes their own obit must have been some kind of fascinating person. While it sounds like she had an adventurous life, it also seems like it may have been lonely towards the end. This moved me, and I’m sharing her obit here to give her a decent final send-off, one she hopefully deserves! R.I.P., Jeannemarie Colgan, who “died the other day.”
Reflecting during the ride home from yesterday’s freedom rally, I realized several things:
As authoritarianism rises, I am meeting the most amazing, brave, thoughtful people who are taking great risks and making many sacrifices to fight for our liberties, and I am grateful for that;
I am also filled with gratitude that I did the work and regained my health, and through doing so, made myself capable of sharing the love I feel for the world and *everyone* in it with others;
My personal mantra for the past few years has been “Live Free And Thrive!” Yesterday, hundreds of people chanted this with me during my speech and it filled my heart;
We also chanted “Turn it off! Turn it off!” referring to the legacy news and social media that is designed to divide us. Here’s a short clip of the start of my speech. The battery ran out, but the full speech should be forthcoming soon.
It struck me that during the last days of apartheid, one of my favorite protest bands, Johannes Kerkorrel en Die Gereformeerde Blues Band, had a song called “Sit Dit Af!”–literally “Switch It Off,” and for the very same reason: They are polluting your brain. Here is the original song, in case you’re curious.