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Renaissance 2.0: An extraordinary enlightenment with Damon Vrabel

This video series has been referenced in another post but I thought it deserved it own post.

I have watched the entire series and I am blown away. Renaissance 2.0 pulls everything together to help one understand how and why we are in this global economic mess.

Below is a link to the video series Renaissance 2.0 with a brief description of each lesson.


Each lesson is 10 min. or less in length.

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Satan serving iced tea tonight? I agree 100% with Octobox.

Just on this, though.
I don't suppose you have realized that the "law enforcement" in this country is dangerous, have you? How do you reconcile the non-participation doctrine with the defense of those who would bring violence against nonparticipants?
Anyway... I agree on this, and hope you have looked into aquaponics. One of the biggest weapons we have is our fork... feed ourselves, they can't poison us and charge us for the service.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

We spend TOOOO much time looking for the Bogeyman

Now we are told that if we don't understand that it is an elite group of bankers who rule everything we will never gain liberty.

This is absurd.

Knowing that does not bring on liberty.

Look -- "We the Consumer" (WE ARE) the problem; the only thing we need to be conscious of is how all the bogeyman are connected to the first order abdication of self-rule.

1st Order abdication of self-rule is:
*drum roll*


Alex Jones and Glenn Beck make their entire living showing you the "depth" of evil that comes AFTER the 1st Order of Abdication.

*look over here -- no it's over there*

Jones and Beck (and the failed Jesse Ventura) point and you look.

I do agree we need to outline "some" of the evil after the 1st Order -- however, if every paragh of "outline" does not conclude with "we the consumer" (are to blame) then we deserve perpetual debt-slavery.

Participation (gets you in)

Non-Participation (gets you out)

We ONLY need to focus on how NOT to participate

Jones and Beck -- 90% Evil Chasing 5% Absurdity and 5% Truth

Octobox Suggestion -- 80% Non-Participatory Action 10% Wealth Generation 10% Aiding Ron Paul

This is not a hard science but you get the idea

I get it

I have made a lifestyle of it,Thanks for posting the facts.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

me 2...thanks Octobox

NON participation, like happiness, is a CHOICE

free as we wanna be..

no matter how many distractions or bogeymen there are out there

cee cee

I'm encouraged to see others who "get it"

I have a lot of patience, but these are extraordinary times.

I often tell myself, "Octo, many of these people are where you were 15 years ago and need time" then I look out the window and see we do not need time.

This is why I'm working (and will work) on a model that drives benefit first -- honey makes the medicine go down; and thus "solutions" to economic hardship 1st and political action/philosophy 2nd.

The latter has never been done before BECAUSE the models we've tried are either intentionally or unintentionally designed to perpeuate the reliance of "others" (politicians) to solve our problems.

OctoBox. I'm looking forward

OctoBox. I'm looking forward to the model you're working on. I've read all the warnings and I've read the survivor blogs over the past 3 years. I welcome all forms of ideas for self sufficiency especially from you and others here.

Update From Vrabel

He writes "... based on many questions and dialogue generated by last week's article on the banking cartel, I thought it would be helpful to provide even more information to explain some very important conceptual information about the world in which we live, including the truth about the crash of 2008...~"


More context from another author who `gets' it:


Thanks, bookmarked!

Here is a great interview with Vrabel and Max Keiser.

International Banking Cartel & Federal Reserve Planning to Start World War 3

Extremely informative and loaded with knowledge on what's going on and what we have to do as a society to stop the criminal banking cartels.


"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

I was glad to see this bumped again

Thanks for the update and will read asap

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Vrabel's latest opine

"On War, Armies, and the Brilliance of James Madison"


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Thanks Greg Moore and LibBerte, this is

and interesting series and a productive thread.

I am very impressed with Vrabel's explanations and presentation. Nice and mild, not at all hysterical. He even retains a positive attitude while still explaining the critical time we face.

Like others in this thread I was very disappointed with the last segment. Oh dear, another government controlled monetary system, will we never learn?

But then in the YouTube comments when he was challenged on this very point Vrabel says he sees this stage as a transition stage.

Ok, then I'd need to see what he sees beyond this; and if passing it along to others it would be a good idea to talk about this final segment as incomplete and explain why it is not a stable long term solution in any way.

One of the reasons I liked

One of the reasons I liked these lessons reedr3v was that they were positive and not hysterical. I've happily passed these lessons around and have gotten good feedback from them.

Newest World Order

Isn't it encouraging to see the rate at which the new meme (of which Vrabel's description is the most articulate I've yet encountered) is sweeping the internet and embraced in appreciation and practice among the awakened class? The NWO, and it's designs, is becoming old news.

On this emergent occasion let me share with you a classic exhortation of perspective ... ... May this devotion remind us that paradigms do shift:


This speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fits our moment in history as aptly as when delivered a half century ago. For me this moment in history is about a global interconnectedness that promotes individual movement towards self-sustainability................

'... sweeping away an old order and bringing into being a new order.'

"Now we are all familiar with this old order that is passing away. We have lived with it and we have seen it in all of its dimensions. We have seen the old order in its international dimensions in the form of colonialism and imperialism."


"... the new order of freedom and human dignity is coming into being."

Viva la r'Evolution

Thanks LibBerte

Paradigms do shift. I would never think 50 years ago that someday I would agree with something that Dr. King said, but, it happened.

Great videos, definatly

Great videos, definatly adding to my reference material for "newbies"

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato


Plato was "right on". Kakistocracy means "ruled by incompetents or least principled". Sound familiar?

This is well made but the author makes a "common"

fallacy among liberty minded folks.

"this country was never 'ours'"

If you were non-landing owning WASP men
If you were a white male but not WASP
If you were a woman
If you were a slave or free-african
If you were an American Indian

As time went by these "rights" were granted however, rights are the problem not the sollution -- The first myth created by gov't is that of right-seeking as evolutionary toward liberty.

Let's say it's 1775 and only Wealthy Landing Owning WASP men could "rule" or "vote"

Let's further say that in 1776 they decided that if we want liberty for all we must eliminate our "priviledge and rights"

Well if that happened then we would of moved toward liberty because without "rights" (Laws - Guarantees - Courts) all markets enter into pure competition and property becomes possession (as long as you can possess it).

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His solution is very in line with your solution. If you haven't seen it all the way through, you should try to make it all the way through.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

Intellectual property is actually THEFT by force!

Government sanctioned THEFT using force.

Okay Mr Wolfe -- I'll do that

I was going to comment slide for slide -- but I see now this format does not work well with that.

Regardless -- when making an argument we cannot start out with a faulty premise; as I said, sometimes we get to a deep and truthfull conclusion even though we start off a little "off"

Now let me get back to viewing this, Mr Wolfe (smile)

Let's be practical

Yes, we stole the land from the natives long ago, but Jefferson and crew had one hellauva good idea for that land. We blew it over the years. Vrabel condenses it all and has some good ideas on how to get us out of our mess. Giving it back to the natives is not one of them.

Starting your rationale with a faulty premise

does not an accurate conclusion make -- less it comes by accident or mistake.

"give it back to the natives" is a slap-shot of a comment. Obviously I never said that or anything like it -- it was a comment of annoyance with a suggestion I'm in favor of reparations.

Jefferson had a helluva idea?

Where did he get this idea from? This idea of liberty?

From studying American Indians -- it couldn't have come out of Europe and he was a Slave Owner so it didn't come out of Colonial America. He studied in great detail the politics, oratory styles, treaties, and the Iriqois Confederacy.

"The only condition on earth to be compared with ours is that of the Indians, where they still have less law than we." John Adams

I'll keep watching.

The seed to "doing it wrong" in the beginning is still here today, we either need to "understand" why it was all wrong from the beginning or we need to have a very clear understanding of what liberty looks like in a free-society and you can't do that by starting your argument based on the ideas of the Founding Fathers.

As I said -- I will continue to watch the video presentation and judge his solution at the end, for me it's hard not to comment on faulty premises; nails on a chalk board.

Maybe I wasn't clear

Vrabel has some suggestions in Chapter 6 on how to add centrifugal force to balance or stop the centripital vortex sucking dollars from us. They include establishing state controlled banks (ala ND), electing Dr. Paul types, using credit unions and other ideas. Giving back the country to the rightful original owners is not one of his suggestions, I just threw that in to balance my opening sentence. That is over and it is history. As for Jefferson, he is the Father of the Republic, and whether he learned it from the Indians or otherwise, I don't know. What I do know is that we have destroyed what we had 200+ years ago and I think that we are past the point of no return. Vrabel tries to give hope where there is little. I like his comment elsewhere when he said that "We may have to go through an endarkenment before we have an enlightenment".

I'll bet you'll like the entire thing

Until the last few slides.

bumped for later viewing.

bumped for later viewing.

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

Have you taken the course?

Why not? It is only the best 2 hours that you can spend. Do youself a favor. It will seriously open your eyes and put everything in order. Then encourage your friends to take the course.


I will guaranty that this guy is also the commentator for Zeitgeist!! Listen to his voice. It is him!!!

No, the narrator of Zeitgeist is Peter Joseph

Peter Joseph is the producer and narrator. I found several links..but here is just one.



"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd



"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

It's funny, but I'm not joking

He's the Zeitgeist guy.