Independence Day: Freedom in Soul and Body

Independence Day: Freedom in Soul and Body


In this radio essay that I created for Independence Day 2021, I define freedom and discuss the Declaration of Independence in light of the present day tyranny that is orders of magnitude beyond the tyranny of 1776. Most are too asleep to know. We have been endowed with Liberty. Live it.


This episode was originally broadcast Sunday July 4th at 9 pm Eastern on Freedom Loves Company, Revolution.Radio Studio B.

Text of Essay:

Freedom in Soul and Body

Independence Day.
July 4th, 2021.

It seems that the controllers, the archons, the elites, the oligarchs, the billionaire class, the serpents, or whatever else we might call them, have graciously given us a bit of reprieve this summer from the humiliations of the past 16 months. You can take off your mask and have one hot dog. For the holiday. 

But come Fall, the scary variants, the scarients, Delta or Lambda, or some other Greek letter symbolizing a dubious virus mutant will come to get you and we do it all again. Unless you take the needle. 

You will take the needle or you will get locked down. 

The government has defined freedom in a new way for a new world order. You will be free when you do what we tell you to do. 

Take the needle.

Wear the muzzle.

Keep your distance.

Stay in your home.

Obey the screens.

Don’t talk to each other.

But if you see something, say something—to your trusted authorities.

In the near future, you will have nothing, but you will be happy.

You will be safe and free.

This is a real time drill. This is happening in real time. Don’t let the dark humor fool you. Dark humor is merely a way to cope. This is happening. We are at the beginning of an engineered dystopia that has been planned for many decades if not even for generations. The endgame for the non-billionaires is complete submission, control and servitude. The billionaires would like to have it all tidied up around 2030. 

I don’t think it is possible to be both safe and free. It is one or the other. You want the government to keep you safe? Then you give up freedom. That is how it works. Safety does not give you freedom. Safety gives you prison. Safety requires control. Safety requires obedience. 

Freedom is a dangerous thing. That is why the oligarchs don’t like it. They can’t just say they don’t like it as freedom is something everyone thinks they want. So they redefine it. If you take the needle, you have the freedom to fly in the plane. If you wear the muzzle, you have the freedom to go to the store. 

That is not freedom. That is permission.

You might argue, isn’t safety a good thing? Don’t we teach our children to be safe? Shouldn’t we be safe at work, at travel, and at play?

Whether being safe is good or not is beside the point. I am saying that safety is not freedom. Freedom is dangerous. Of course, those in authority, such as parents, teach safety to their children, precisely because children are not free. Children are not free until they become adults. Then they are not children any longer. They are free from parental control. Free to make their own choices about safety and anything else. 

The problem is that we have allowed our governments to treat us like children. We have given our governments permission to be our parents. As such, in relation to our governments, we never become adults. We are perpetual children, seeking safety as well as sustenance from our governments. Our governments and the authoritarians who direct them are happy to oblige and to exercise control over our lives. 

During these past 16 months that control has exceeded anything I have ever experienced in my adult life. I participated in no discussions, nor were there town hall meetings or any vote taken on whether or not government buildings and businesses should require muzzles, churches should be closed, schools closed, speech censored, travel restricted, assembly banned, injections coerced, or the myriad other assaults on freedom that the governments have imposed. Freedom requires consent. Freedom requires moral agency on behalf of the individual. Freedom is not granted. Freedom is inherent. If there is any grantor of freedom, it is from the Creator of the Universe, from God alone to the individual. 

As it says in the Declaration of Independence, from July 4th, 1776, 245 years ago today:

Quote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Endquote.

Did you hear that?

We are endowed Liberty by our Creator. 

We are not given Liberty by permission of our government. 

The government serves the people at the people’s consent. 

The question, my friends and patriots, is not whether we have freedom or what hoops we must jump through to earn our freedom. No. We are free. We have freedom–what the Declaration of Independence calls Liberty. We have it. We are endowed with it by God. The question is whether or not we will exercise it. Will we defend it? For if we do not exercise or defend our endowed right to liberty, we will become enslaved. It is that simple. Use it and protect it or lose it. It has happened again and again throughout history and it is happening now. 

The controllers are very clever. They understand human psychology and are experts at manipulation. Through trauma-based coercion the oligarchs have redefined the very word freedom. “Freedom is selfish” we hear. “Freedom comes when you do what we say.” The controllers even go so far as to say that those who exercise and defend their freedom are keeping others from being free. “Those who don’t take the needle or wear the muzzle or keep their distance are the reason you are not free to go to the concert or to the beach” 

The patriots who penned the Declaration of Independence knew about tyranny. Again, from this day 245 years ago, our Founding Fathers wrote:

Quote: “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” Endquote

This is exactly where we are today. We are suffering under tyranny with the excuse of a manufactured health crisis. 

However, the tyranny we are experiencing at present is an order of magnitude beyond the tyranny our ancestors resisted in 1776. The technology is now at such an advanced level that we are surveilled, controlled, and harassed by technological gadgets unleashed within the last few decades. This current scamdemic could not have been pulled off without that stupid phone (euphemistically called a “smart” phone) you carry around as if it is your ball and chain, and it is. Your convenience is your prison.

This tyranny is beyond the United States of America, of course. It is global. But because the United States has up to now, been the leading global power, bringing down the USA is the first order of business for these billionaire oligarchs, these transnational agents and parasites. 

The puppet politicians are reading scripts. President Joe Biden does not serve the people of the United States. He serves his masters. He serves the oligarchs. Big Pharma. Big Tech. The Military Industrial Complex. The wet dreams of Greater Israel. He serves them all. He wants to infringe on the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and restrict the right of the American people to bear arms. This is what Biden said on June 23, 2021:


“Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government,” Biden said. “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” Endquote

What a revealing thing to say. Let’s take this at face value. Is he threatening to use F-15s and nuclear weapons against the American people? Is he going to nuke Mount Rushmore? Is he going to drop bombs on Montana? Let me share again from the Declaration of Independence, signed by a Presbyterian minister, by the way, the only clergyperson to sign, Rev. John Witherspoon. These signers were not afraid of tyrants like Biden and their threats. 

Quote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Endquote

Biden is obviously afraid of patriots. He is afraid of those who know better than he it seems, what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States say and what these documents mean. His statement about F-15s and nuclear weapons is not about what is right. It is about might. When puppet tyrants like Biden use this type of language against the American people you know they are scared. 

What Biden is saying is that he will authorize nuclear weapons to be dropped on the United States of America before he and his fellow tyrants will give up power. How else can this be interpreted? 

The patriots who are defending our right to bear arms, to assemble, to speak freely, to engage in commerce, and to worship—in short, those who are exercising and defending our freedom from this medical tyranny are not against the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. They are its defenders. Both the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution have been ripped to shreds by Biden and by Trump before him and by all the puppets in power going back to Lyndon Baines Johnson at least. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat thing. This is a tyranny vs. freedom thing. Those in power are parasites.

By their fruits shall you know them.

Their fruits are censorship of critical voices, thievery of our public assets, war crimes around the world, executive mandates restricting our freedom to assemble, to speak, to carry out business, and to worship, manipulation and control of our educational and scientific institutions, and the latest forced medical interventions including muzzles and injections. 

Before these parasites give up power, they promise to nuke the planet. Biden’s own words:

“If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” Endquote

I say call his bluff. 

How do we do it? 

First of all, we all need to understand what freedom is and what freedom is not. 

Freedom is not permission. 

Freedom is not granted by any human authority. 

Freedom is not conditional. 

Freedom is not selfish. 

In short, freedom is not anything these parasites claim it is. 

Freedom is not based on external circumstance. 

Let me explain that. A free person can be free even when in chains. Jesus was free as he was nailed to a Roman cross. Hussain was free as his body was filled with arrows on the battlefield in Karbala. Paul and Silas were free even when singing in jail. 

A person is free when that person recognizes that freedom is within. 

A person is free when one cares about one’s soul more than one’s body. 

A person is free when one realizes that God alone is Lord of the conscience.

Freedom is endowed by God to the individual.

Freedom is inherent.

In the words of the African-American spiritual:

Oh freedom

Oh freedom

Oh freedom over me

And before I’d be a slave

I’d be buried in my grave

And go home to my lord and be free.

That is freedom. 

No one gives it to you.

You take it. 

You take it to your grave, if necessary.

When people say for example, that the government needs to give a righteous man who is unlawfully and unjustly imprisoned, his freedom, that is not accurate. The righteous man is free already. What needs to happen is that his external circumstance becomes the same as his internal condition. That may or may not happen. Whether it does or not is a judgment upon the authorities as to whether or not they are following the principles of freedom, the Constitution of the United States, in our case. 

We are all endowed with freedom, granted to us by our Creator. This is the human condition. It is the philosophy and spirituality behind the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Its roots go back to and through the defining texts and teachings of Islam, Christianity, and the Hebrew prophets. Buddhism and Hinduism are based on the same principle.

We have this freedom. Granted not by human beings but by our Creator, by God, by Eternal Consciousness or whatever name. We are free by nature. 

There is something else to say here. We are free. But we can lose freedom. We can lose it first not to external forces, but within ourselves. 

One is free to the extent that one realizes, exercises, and defends the inherent freedom with which we have all been endowed. It is ultimately a freedom of the mind or of the soul. 

One can lose that freedom by accepting the lie that freedom is given by another person or by a government or some external enemy. They do not make me free or not free. I am free myself, no matter what happens to me externally. 

When you stop exercising and defending your inherent freedom, your freedom of mind and soul, you become enslaved. You become enslaved by desire or by fear or by sin—various spiritual traditions have names for this condition of soul-slavery. But it boils down to putting other authorities in place of the ultimate authority and replacing this authority with an idol. 

For instance, today, people sacrifice their inherent freedom for safety, even the illusion of safety. People sacrifice freedom for treats. How easily the authorities get people to take the needle. Free beer! Even when people know or at least suspect that the needle could be harmful and certainly isn’t needed, they take it for permission to engage in limited activities, mistakenly, and shrewdly called “freedoms” by these parasitic authorities. 

Once you give up your freedom for fear, safety, or treats, you are giving up the very thing that makes you a human being. If you know better but go against your nature because of what authorities tell you, you lose your inherent, God-endowed freedom to that same extent.

When your soul is enslaved, then it is nothing for parasites, despots, and tyrants to enslave your body. It is a piece of cake for them. You enslave the soul and then the body.

Puppet Biden doesn’t need nuclear weapons to control Americans. The weapon used against the American people by these parasites is trauma-based mind control. That is what is enslaving us. 

The American people–the whole of humanity really, but I am speaking on this Independence Day to the American people in particular–, the American people have been enslaved in their minds by trauma-based mind control. It has been going on for a long time. We are coming up on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The official story is a complete fabrication. Anyone who looks at it critically can see that. Part of the trauma-based mind control is that the perpetrators (deep state operatives of Israel and the United States) enslaved minds and souls with this spectacle, media bombardment, shaming, and silencing of critics. People won’t even look at it because of the massive psychological enslavement. 

Once you enslave the mind, the rest is easy. People obey. Suddenly you can bomb other countries, kill millions, and restrict freedoms at home. The enslaved-in-mind think it is all done to fight terrorism or keep us safe and believe whatever the television screens tell them.

Now this latest scam is an order of magnitude beyond the mind control of 9/11. 

Once one sees through the delusion and sees that this manufactured health crisis is a scam by the same perpetrators of 9/11, then one is confronted by the diabolical scale and evil of this thing. 

But that is the first step in restoring your internal freedom. 

“The truth shall set you free.”

Isn’t it amazing how relevant our scriptures have become now? Another reason why places of worship are restricted and shut down. As stumbling and sinful as religions have been, the wisdom that their scriptures contain can shine like diamonds in the rough. 

Back to internal freedom. Truth is the first casualty in the death of freedom and the first step towards restoration of the inherent freedom God has given you. 

You want freedom? Research. Learn the truth and when you learn it admit it. Face it. No matter the tears and the anger and the fear that can arise. Be committed to learning what is really going on as painful and as scary as it is. The TV screens will not tell you the truth. It is not about left or right, liberal or conservative. 

The conservative leaders were the puppets for 9/11.

The liberal leaders are the puppets for COVID. 

But they are all puppets, empty suits who don’t care about you in the least. Red and Blue are pitted against each other, as well as Black and White, and all the other divisive nonsense. Divide and conquer. 

So…research and use your critical faculties and connect with people beyond old divisions to research what is real. Those who are becoming aware of their own freedom do not agree on everything. We don’t know everything. But we are not giving up or giving in on the search for what is true. 

That is the first and ongoing step to becoming the free person you were created to be. Search for what is true. 

“The truth shall set you free.”

The free person not only searches for what is true, the free person acts upon what is true. 

Through the practice of freedom, one becomes free. 

One of the strategies of the oligarchs to keep us enslaved in mind, and then enslaved in body, is shaming. We fear being isolated and alienated from others. We are social beings and shaming serves to keep people in line. 

“How dare you suggest that we have been lied to about 9/11! Conspiracy theorist!”

Or, “How dare you not believe the CDC and the WHO! You don’t trust science! Deplorable!”

You get the drill. People even when they suspect that something is wrong with what we have been told, nonetheless shrink away from what they suspect to be true because of what their friends will think, or their family, or their employer. They are thus shamed into compliance. They deny their own freedom.

You must exercise your freedom to own your truth. 

If you do not exercise your freedom you will lose your freedom like an atrophied muscle. 

Here is the final thing you must do. It is the hardest. It may take time and it will take practice, but we don’t have much time. 

You must act on your freedom even at the cost of your own life.

If you think wearing a muzzle is against truth, restricts your freedom, and promotes and prolongs this scam, why do you wear it? If you say that you wear it to keep your job, then you value your job more than freedom. You may be strategic about it, justifying it to yourself in some way. I understand. But be careful. Every compromise with tyrants atrophies your freedom muscle. There is a reason for the muzzle. The oligarchs are trying to force compliance. They are creating a culture of obedience.

How far will you let them control you? I understand people who take the needle because they are deceived. But what about those who take the needle and who know better? You can justify it to yourself. You can deceive yourself. But be careful. Your freedom muscle has just been atrophied that much more. There is a reason for the needle. There may be many horrific reasons. But at the least, the oligarchs use it to force compliance. They are creating a culture of obedience.

How many compromises will you make before you enact your freedom? It doesn’t matter what I say or think. I am not the judge. Read your Bible or your Qur’an or the Bhagavad Gita or the Dhammapada. That is pretty much the entire message. 

Read the Declaration of Independence. 

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…”

Our ancestors who put their grievances to paper and signed their names to them 245 years ago today, July 4th1776, suffered for their actions. Many died in poverty if they weren’t outright killed in war. Many lost everything. 

The tyranny we are facing today and the direction that we are headed today, is far more devastating than what they faced then. Yes, the situation today is far worse. We are deluded and deceived because we have been bought with treats, but we are now, currently, under a far greater despotism than were our ancestors two and one-half centuries before us. 

Are you ready now, if ever, to exercise your freedom?

If not now, when?

I am not speaking of course to those who don’t already know this. Those who are totally deluded and immersed into the Covidian Cult will not understand what I am saying. But if you are listening to me now, you know what I am saying. You know this. You are just afraid. I get it. I am too. 

But we have no choice. We are here now. We didn’t ask for it. But we are in it. The lives of our children and grandchildren will depend on our actions now. If you are afraid to stand up to your elementary school that forces muzzles on your children or to the university demanding the needle for your college-age student to attend class, then that is your gift to your child. Slavery. Slavery in body as well as mind.

These despots will not become nicer. They are tyrants. They need to be treated the way our forefathers treated the throne of England in their time. 

O beautiful for heroes proved 

in liberating strife, 

who more than self their country loved, 

and mercy more than life!

I love this country. 

I love America.

But I despise with every fiber of my being the parasites who have taken control of our leadership. That goes for presidents to ineffectual congressmen and women, to the criminals in our intelligence agencies, to our militaristic psychopaths, to scientists who use their talent to kill, to state governors who behave like petty tyrants, to media zombies, and to our educational institutions who have sold their souls to political correctness.

We are under attack. 

We must fight back.

You fight by being free, first in mind, and then in body.

Know this. You are not alone. 

Freedom is rising. 

All over people are starting to rub the sleep from their eyes and wake up to this tyranny. The vast, vast majority will never wake up. They are not needed. A tipping point is all that is needed. We get to that tipping point by searching for truth, embracing what is true, and using our voices. That is it. Use your voice. Speak. Then act on what you say.

245 years ago, on this date, July 4th, 1776 our forefathers put their names on a document we call the Declaration of Independence. I will close with the first two paragraphs and the last paragrph to honor them and the spirit of Liberty for which they suffered, fought, and died. Ultimately, they were victorious. May God grant us the same victory.

Quote: “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” 

And the declaration concluded:

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. Endquote


God bless you. 

God bless America.

I Am A Spiritual Being Having A Material Experience

I Am A Spiritual Being Having A Material Experience

I wrote this for the August 2020 Beaverton Resource Guide

I am a spiritual being having a material experience

I am a spiritual being having a material experience.

I don’t think I have believed that as much as I do now.

In this time of collective high anxiety, we may find the need to practice this belief to calm the raging mind. We are an eternal consciousness choosing to have this experience. Forces of deception cause us to forget who we are. Consciousness is stronger than those forces.

We have bodies but we are not our bodies. We have thoughts but we are not our thoughts. We have feelings but we are not our feelings. We have a deep center of peace that no harm can touch.

This experience will end. It will pass. When the time comes to let it go, we will let it go. We will return to eternal consciousness where we really always are.

This truth is as close as our breath. As we spend time meditating, perhaps by watching our breath, we can create distance from this material experience and we can realize who we are. This gives us the freedom to participate in this experience without identifying with it. We can engage it without being trapped by it because we are spiritual beings having a material experience.

Peace. Peace. Peace. Nothing but peace.

John Shuck is a Presbyterian (U.S.A.) minister. His website is

Software Program or Soul?

Here is the sermon for May 3, 2020.



Today is Sunday, May 3, 2020.

We are still in lockdown, house arrest, whatever you wish to call it. I heard a report that my governor says the state of emergency will be in place until July 6th. More smoke and mirrors. There is no end in sight.

Supermarkets are more and more regimented with amazingly well-produced signage telling you where to stand and how to behave. Don’t walk the wrong way down the aisle! Make sure you don’t encroach in another’s space! The employees are scrubbing your cart down before and after with magic solution. In the outside world, people are wearing masks while driving alone in their cars. What is happening?

It was raining yesterday. My wife and I thought to get a couple of things at the local Home Depot. We changed our minds when we saw outside the store a long line of people, maybe 40 or more, standing in the rain waiting to get into the store. Why are they in a line, in the cold rain, six feet apart from one another? Because the new COVID rules limit the number of shoppers inside. So, in this upside-down world, it is healthier to stand outside in the cold rain rather than inside a warm and dry store.

What about this brings the most sadness? What is the most despairing thing? I do despair. I wrote this on FB the other day. Yes, Facebook, the platform that has been censoring, deleting and banning people faster and faster in recent days. David Icke was banned on Friday. He is not the only one. We are descending into darkness. Darkness doesn’t mean we are dead. It means it is dark. There will be no alternative voices on popular platforms to the elite narrative. We are being erased.

I am telling you very clearly. The world you knew is gone forever and we are now being prepared through the social isolation, mask wearing, snitching, and blind obedience to authority and its media, to a new way of being, a new robotic way of being, a controlled way of being. This is not about a virus. This is about control. There is no end in sight. Don’t get lost in the fear porn of the virus from the media. None of it can be trusted.

I wrote this:

This morning I awoke with a feeling I hadn’t felt since my son’s death nearly eight years ago. In the days following his death, I didn’t want to fall asleep because in my sleep I would dream that he was alive and with us. I would awaken to the cold reality that he was gone. In time that fear of sleep left me. It returned early this morning as I awoke with a start. I dreamt of a normal past life. I awoke suddenly to the realization that this NWO apocalypse or whatever we’ll call it, is the reality not the nightmare. Will this new fear of sleep ever leave me? It isn’t the sleep that frightens. It is the awakening.

I am not afraid of the virus. The virus is manufactured. COVID is a movie. Real people die. But we have no idea what is really killing them. We are only told. We are told by the same movie-makers who gave us 9/11. It isn’t the wickedness in high places that causes the despair in me. It isn’t the wickedness of the elites who have unleashed this psychological operation upon us that causes me to fear awakening. The despair is caused by the reactions of others who not only accept what they are told but actively silence those who are searching for what is real and true. The despair is for the collective delusion of my fellow humans. We are descending into slavery, in which every aspect of our lives will be controlled. We are seeing it unfold now. We are not becoming enslaved by force, but by our own acquiescence.

That said, it is still force. This is a psychological operation enacted by transnational agents and personalities upon all of us. This has been planned for many decades, perhaps generations. But we could resist it if there were enough people who could see this for what it is and simply say, “We are not going to cooperate.”

That may happen. There are people who battle tirelessly to communicate what they have seen and have discovered that is contrary to the media propaganda, and they will continue to do this as long as they are able to do so.

But now this movement is being forced underground. As I see it, it will likely remain there for decades if not centuries. I wrote this poem in September 2018. It is called “For the Martyrs Who Bear Witness.”

For The Martyrs Who Bear Witness
If they tell you I suicided,
It may be not because I killed myself.

If they say I went crazy,
It may be not because I was mentally ill.

If I am accused of doing all kinds of bad things,
It may be not because I did them.

If I stop talking about what I think is true,
It may be not because I have changed my mind.

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

We are now approaching the last stanza of this poem. The world is going dark with lies and violence. For the vast majority, for those whose minds are software programs, they will see nothing wrong with being fed, staying in line, obeying every command, denying their own humanity, and reporting on anyone who does not conform.

You will not find the voices of the martyrs on the mega-platforms (Google/Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) These voices are being systematically silenced, their contributions are being erased. You will have to go to secret places. You will have to go underground.

In 2006 I started my blog, Shuck and Jive. So far, it is still on-line. I started it because I was made aware of a phenomenon called Peak Oil. I wrote dozens, perhaps hundreds of posts on Peak Oil over the years. Few took it seriously of course. Too depressing. Peak Oil ultimately would result in a contraction of energy, economy, and population leading to social and economic collapse. Peak Oil was a driving factor behind the 9/11 False Flag. We are now witnessing this global collapse.

I used to wonder why “they” didn’t get it. Why didn’t our presidents and our politicians and our hot shot thinkers talk about this more and make plans for how we as humans, and particularly Americans (who while four percent of the world’s population consume 25% of the world’s oil), should do about this impending contraction, so we could contract with awareness and with justice. We should be going local. Instead we are going global.

The global elite have been thinking about this and planning for it for a long time. COVID is the implementation of the plan. COVID is a controlled demolition of the global economy. It is a contraction that is engineered to benefit the elite. Those plebians who survive this ritual of transformation to the new reality either will be incorporated into it, accepting all the elements of global control and servitude, or they will rebel and die, or they will be ushered into prison camps, however large or small they need to be as we see now in Gaza. This is my despair. This is happening.

The same people, by the way, who control the concentration camp that is Gaza are the same people who engineered 9/11 and this COVID operation. They are all part of the same cabal, the same cult of transnational agents and personalities. Read David Icke’s book Trigger. Hadn’t heard about that book? Oh, yes, you haven’t heard of it because Icke was banned from Facebook and Youtube. He is not acceptable. Who he names is why he is banned. More than most, in my opinion, David Icke gets what is happening and who is responsible. He is one of the witnesses who has been telling us for three decades what has been happening and he has been exposing these psychopathic monsters who are running our world. He was one of the earliest voices to show that 9/11 was a scam. (Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster, 2002).

Since this is a sermon, I should say something spiritual.

There are particular challenges for the spiritual person. Spiritual is in contradiction to a software program. As David Icke points out, the vast, vast majority of people are software programs. The government and its media say, “Do this.” Then they press “Enter” and the people stand six feet apart, don their masks, and report on those who don’t obey. A good rule of thumb is that those who are wearing masks today are software programs.

Spiritual people on the other hand, are feeling that this is not right. They are not sure what to believe and David Icke and all the other so-called “conspiracy theorists” are causing significant cognitive dissonance. What does a spiritual person do?

I think the first thing one must do is to develop an understanding of what is real. You need to answer these questions with spiritual awareness. If you do not understand the bigger picture, you will not be able to comprehend what is happening to us now. People ask me, “What are we supposed to do?” Here is an answer. Get out your journal. Answer these questions with greater and greater depth until you can understand what is happening. Here are the questions:

Who are you? What happens to you when you die? What is this existence? Who made it? Who controls it? What is the Good? What is the origin and role of evil? What is the long plan of both evil and Good? How do see yourself in this plan?

These questions are not easy. The answers are not provided by religion, science or philosophy in and of themselves. These questions are yours. You as a spiritual person have no choice but to struggle with these questions. It isn’t about being smart or intellectual or educated. It is about your heart, your soul, You.

If you are feeling cognitive dissonance it is because your comprehension of reality is not comprehensive enough for this experience. This is why so many people cannot get what happened on September 11th, 2001. The elites blew up three skyscrapers in front of our faces and said they didn’t do it. How did they get away with that? Simple. They control the software programs that are people’s perceptions. In these software programs, the reality of evil is veiled.

Removing the veil is the spiritual journey. The ability and the will to remove the veil that covers evil is the difference between being spiritual and being a software program. Of course, you need an understanding of the Good that is larger than evil to stay on your path. Because that is of course, who you are as a spiritual person. You are the Good.

One of the challenges is that we tend to want things to work out in our own lifetimes, in this particular experience. So I will be blunt. You need to be prepared not to live through this. Outside of a cosmic miracle, we will be descending into darkness and ultimately into slavery for decades if not centuries. That is why it is important for you to have an understanding of “you” beyond your death or beyond this experience of reality. You may be doing your most important work after you are dead.

Pretty crazy, right? It is going to get crazier, Beloveds. As this lockdown rolls on and as the elites send us one PSYOP plague after another (terrorists, viruses, monster hornets, alien attacks) and as the vast numbers transition to their new robotic existence, more and more spiritual people will start to realize what is happening. They will look for spiritual compatriots, guides, witnesses, martyrs. These witnesses are saying to you now:

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

This is the long game. Don’t fret the trolls. Don’t let them get under your skin. They are software programs, nothing more. You have a soul. Embrace it.


On the Brink of Everything: A Conversation With Parker Palmer About Growing Old

Parker J. Palmer, Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy. He is collaborating with singer/songwriter, Carrie Newcomer, in a project called The Growing Edge.

His tenth book is On The Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old.

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Finding Oneself: Victoria Price and Bobby Bluejacket

Victoria Price, author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, discusses with John Shuck her latest book, The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self.

Despite doing “all the right things” to successfully rebuild her life and her finances after a period of deep personal and professional turmoil where she lost almost everything, Victoria Price still felt something profoundly missing from her life. Victoria Price’s inspirational memoir is a heartfelt, candid account of rediscovering her joy and purpose after years of struggle, confusion and hopelessness.

Michael P. Daley writes about crime and cultural history. His latest book is Bobby Bluejacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld, the extraordinary true story of a man who went from career thief to prison journalist to Eastern Shawnee activist. Daley’s previous books include Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958–1992, which was featured in BBC, NPR, Vice, Book Forum, Rolling Stone, and was called the greatest music book of the year by Los Angeles Magazine. He was founder/Editor of Parallax News, a digital news service for the 2016 U.S. Election. Michael was also a founding member of Boo-Hooray and Sinecure Books. He has worked on productions for Rizzoli, Four Corners, Zero Books, Brookings, and Warner Brothers.

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How to Survive Your Childhood Now that You’re An Adult

Ira Israel is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has graduate degrees in philosophy, religious studies, and psychology. He has a private practice in Santa Monica, California as well as on-line coaching. He leads workshops at the Esalen Institute and throughout the United States. He has 28 years of experience working in various capacities with award-winning filmmakers, musicians, artists, and writers. His website is

We discuss his book, How to Survive Your Childhood Now that You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening and an article, “How The Internet Engendered The Fall of Consumer-Based Capitalism and the Rebirth of Democracy: A Brief History of the Future,”  He writes:  “My mission is to inspire you to be your best self and live an extraordinary and satisfying life full of supportive relationships, intimacy, love, creative expression, authentic communications, a thriving career, mental and emotional wellness, and a healthy balance of work and pleasure.”

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