In this podcast, Paul and Jocelyn review the film ‘Thrive’. The speaker of the film covers subjects relating to why he believes the human race isn’t thriving today, including topics like free energy, extra-terrestrials, and the notorious power dynamics at play in the world today.
Much of this film explores the system of control on critical industries, including food production and education. Ultimately, the underlying theme of this movie seems to be that there are radically different ways of doing things, but that these ways provide too much for free, and so those methods are stifled by regulation, controls, and manipulation.
Paul’s take away from this film was that these ideas reinforced the power of homesteading, permaculture, and self-reliance.
This is a touchy as 'purple permaculture' or Mollison' 'new social structure'.
But the 'Thrive' viewpoint is also important, as is serves to fuel impetus and/or motivation.
There really are bad guys out there. I like to ignore them, but they keep working the 'edges' trying to control more and more of my life.
Movies and discussions about alternate points of view do serve us well. Recently, I was overwhelmed by the discussion board for Geoff's Friday at Five and had to disable the feed, to much about conspiracy and not enough about good permaculture stuff.
I just don't want to spend my time discussing it so much as I want to spend my time living it.
That having been said, I recently worked with a 'Dynamo Inventor Guy'. His device really did work, but alas, he has been 'disappeared'. I hope he is in Montana successfully mining gold to fund the next phase of his project, as he really wanted to move the energy needle forward for civilization not personal gain. I tried to help as best I could, but he had to leave, because he was 'too crazy for me to associate with'.
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That having been said, I recently worked with a 'Dynamo Inventor Guy'. His device really did work, but alas, he has been 'disappeared'.
I think a way around this is to not make things for money but to make them freely and transparently, like the way the rocket mass heaters seem to be developing. That way the test models and information are distributed so widely there's nobody to disappear, or rather, there are so many people it would be inconvenient to disappear them.
This will take every ounce of my mental strength! All for a tiny ad:
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