A PhD in Economics. Author of National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation.
Prelude To Revolt
America, from sea to shining sea has always been a beacon of hope and salvation for troubling souls from every corner of the globe. For over one hundred years the United States stood for as the land of equal opportunity. Where anyone could aspire to achieve a better quality of life. For all those who are willing to work hard the steps of the upward mobility ladder were free to climb. A far cry from the reality of today. The steps of the upward mobility ladder are now almost impossible to find, cluttered under an avalanche of false hopes and insurmountable obstacles.
The Power Of Corruption
Through-out history empires have risen only to fall victim to the power of corruption. It is power that stokes the flames of progress and also keeps the world in a blaze of conflict. There has always been those who rise to great power who then use their influence to control the destines of man. And, in too many instances out of that power corruption overwhelms whole societies.
In an age of lightening fast Internet where web pages effortlessly stream across our computer screens makes so many of us unaware that in a split second that computer screen could suddenly turn black. We have all experienced power outages before, sometimes they last for just minutes but many times they have been know to last hours and even days on end. That old saying you don't realize what you have until it is gone, is very apropos today, because we take for granted our electricity will some how always turn back on. Down here in Florida with this seasons hurricane season soon to be upon us still too many aren't fully prepared in the eventuality that the power could go out. It has already happened too many times before in the aftermath of so many storms that have decimated whole regions leaving millions without electricity for weeks. All because of our failure to put in place energy grids and energy transfer that would be capable of uninterrupted and unlimited supply of power to every community all across the United States. While home generators are somewhat of a good idea they too require fuel to keep them running. In the event of a major power outage the sources of fuel to run those generators will become unavailable all because of the power grid collapse. Even if there were solar or wind power generators available they still are way too expensive for the average home to have on hand. In all actuality today we have a third world energy grid that is so antiquated it is a wonder we haven't had more prolonged power shortages.
North To Alaska
They say taking the road less traveled and off the beaten path brings a sense of reverence and humility toward life that one would miss entirely if they proceeded on to that beaten path. Through-out my entire life the path I have always chosen has been the road less traveled. Sometimes I got in trouble but through it all the paths I have taken only brought out the inner strength of character along with a keen awareness of the sanctity of life that would have laid doormat otherwise. My travels to the far corners of the globe have also given me a unique perspective for different cultures and a deeper respect for their way of life. But, in all of those travels the one place that holds me captive with its natural beauty and sheer majesty where so much of the land is virtually untouched by man is in America's "Last Frontier" Alaska.
The Great Energy Coverup
The year was 1885 when trade journals especially in the electrical sciences were predicting free electricity and free energy in the foreseeable future. Incredible discoveries about the nature of electricity were just beginning. In doing so they would illuminate the world. If there was ever one person who advanced mans knowledge of the use of electricity it was Nikola Tesla, the original innovator for wireless electricity. This, at a time when history books acknowledge Thomas Edison as the great inventor of electricity.
Morality Lost in the Age of Decadence
We have seen it on our TV screens, we hear it on the radio, we continue to witness it in the movies and we have experienced it in person. The age of decadent, amoral behavior has redefined our nation. This transformation has rendered the United States incapable of healing the wounds that have divided this nation.
On Borrowed Time
Ever since man has looked up at the heavens there have been many unanswered questions about the destiny of mankind. These unanswerable questions have always reoccurred through each millennium. We have often asked are we all just dust in the wind in relationship to the enormity of the cosmos? Are we endowed by our creator not only as Thomas Jefferson wrote with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness but with the ability to survive, and coexist with other life forms elsewhere? Today, though it is quite evident that man has not yet perfected the art of just coexisting with humanity and nature right here on planet Earth let alone if we managed to be able to go anywhere else.