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Liberty Lovers: Create Your Own Culture!

Video from our good friend, Tragedy and Hope. This was posted once here before, but it is worth a repost at this time, due to the transitory nature of this period of the Daily Paul.

Liberty Lovers: Stop trying to fit in to the dominant culture. Stop trying to conform to something that doesn't fit you. Be yourselves, even if nobody recognizes who you are but yourself. That is what Liberty is about. The individual. The self. For what is best for the all. And therefore, the self.

Liberty is the right to be who you are.


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Easier said than done

I think when one is true to themselves, "majic happens".

I don't know why I wanted to go to Mendocino. I really didn't know much about it, matter of fact, one reason I remember clearly of wanting to go camping there was because I was tired of going hiking where I lived, and running into illegal marijuana grows, various LAOs storming through the woods and rivers, with their army of helicopters and Humvees, and also running into growing cabals taking breaks with their families, weapons ready to fire on me. I thought Mendo was too cold to grow marijauna. Also, being a beached surfer, I wanted to be close to the ocean and not be tempted to surf.

My camping trip, as messed up as the reservations were, as they had me having to move camp every day to another location in the county, had me meeting people, going places I never dreamed, or heard of, finding work (I wasn't even looking), finding not just an apartment (I wasn't even looking), but a cottage in the redwoods with enough land to begin a garden, and things just kept getting better and better.

I found myself in a community with a culture that I fit perfectly. Everything I ever dreamed of, wanted to do, appreciated, was all here, and waiting for me. All I had to do was continue to be myself.

Mendocino has it's own culture, and now I am part of that tapestry, and very happy.

So I think, rather than attempting to "create your own culture", it's better to be true to yourself, know yourself, appreciate what you LOVE and invest in that, and whether like me, that culture already exists like a hand in glove, or you find some tribe that becomes your family that materializes it's own culture/meme, being true to yourself, HAPPY and LOVING LIFE will make a culture natually.

r'Evolution vs. Creationism

It's been asked -- 'How does culture happen?'

Granger, I liked your answer.

Sur-Thrival OF The Fittest

Take a Chance


My kinda Wizard

Ironically, as always, the magic begins with


Impressionable Minds


Thank you LibBerte

Sur-THRIVAL Interesting because I've been telling people lately, "I don't want to sustain, I want to thrive".

The least link you posted, many of the libks on that are either no longer available or off line. I never saw the movie "Amerika" before.. but I can see the connection to "84. Seems so many things have been a road to where "The New Order.. or NWO.. or global government.. and no accidents or coincidense.


r'Evolutionary Pro-Creation Of Culture

The Ascent Of Man involves a process of selection.

Both the NWO, and the opposing natural order, depend on progeny and assent.

'It's my life and I'll do what I want

It's my mind and I'll think like I want'


+ 1.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I'm very happy to see Terence

I'm very happy to see Terence McKenna on the Daily Paul.

Don't Fall For Their Kitsch'n Kaboodle

This is absolutely the most important post of the week !!!

I'm going to bump the shit out of it ( or into it, as the case may be ).

Thank you, Michael and Tragedy and Hope, for all you do to bring good things to light.


Kick The Kaboodle


Stop Konsuming the Kitsch of their Kulture and Kreate outside Their tiny boxes.

... And the people in the houses
All go to the university,
And they all get put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same...

And they're all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.





Think outside tiny Kits made of ticky-tact (sic)

N O W -- Rise and Shine




Wise words, Mr. Nystrom

A few colleagues and I have worked much of our lives researching and building small working models of alternative culture.

Decades later, I find myself happily and successfully living, if not a complete one, but a nice hybrid alternative culture for myself and loved ones.

Based on my experience, the seeking, questioning, trials and tribulations of the quest somewhere along the line transitioned to an actual wake-up-in-the-morning to my own little sphere of alternative culture.

That is my great pay-off for this mostly lonely, misunderstood, difficult and (in the early decades) un-rewarded search for a better path forward for ourselves and for the children of the world.

For the young people reading this, please take the message of this video to heart and get started. At the least, you may end up with some great advantages to utilize after the collapse. At that time, we will need a global, vital and visionary group of artists and teachers who can forge a re-boot to Civilization 2.0 with all the proper upgrades in place.

Hi Syd

Do you still live in Crete?

My whole PhD project is to open the doors to think a new culture which could be called using Lucy Irigaray's notion "the culture of breath".

What kind of research are you talking about and what do you mean by "building small working models of alternative culture".

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Yes, I do...

Do you still live on the island, too?

If you do, we will get together here and I will answer your questions and walk you through our latest project.

All the while I will ask you questions about your work, which is fascinating to me... as we eat real food and sip on lush juices and wines.


I do also still live on the beautiful island.

Sounds good everything you suggest. We will do it.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I am going to be in Crete this Easter.

Are any of you near Chania? Just thought a few more paths might cross, since you mentioned Crete!


I am about a 20 minute drive from Chania

Are you speaking of the Easter of Western Christianity that takes place on March 31st this year or the Orthodox Easter that takes place on May 5th this year here in Greece?

I live

near Rethymno which is little bit over an hour from Chania by car.

Maybe we could have a Daily Paul gathering in Crete? Anybody else coming to Crete to a possible DP Easter party?

Michael are you coming to Crete also?!?

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

When we get our exact dates together ,

I will let you know. We will definitely be there for a few days but I'm not sure the arrival and departure dates. We are coordinating with another family in Athens as well.
Kind regards,


Okay! Keep me informed.


Keep me informed.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

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You guys are going to have some fun. Please share with us what you discover.

And tip back a cold one for me.

Your prediction was impeccable, Michael Nystrom!

Fun it was!

Telepathic, some of our extended family members, friends and I finally met last evening. It was more like a reunion of old colleagues than a meeting of new acquaintances.

At dinner, our first toast of many more glasses of some good, local red wine was to you and the Daily Paul, Mr. Nystrom. Telepathic and I explained to the others that if it wasn't for you, the event last evening could not have happened.

I will try to cross-reference this reply to another from me on a more recent OP of yours regarding DP friends with a few more details regarding the encounter. I anticipate that my cross-posting may increase the odds that you will see these comments soon.

This is the permalink to the commentary on Michael Nystrom's original posting "Have you made any friends here on the Daily Paul?"


We will definitely drink a

We will definitely drink a toast to you, Michael.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I will do that, Mr. Nystrom

Wish you could join us, too.


I couldn't agree with you more and great words from McKenna and big thanks for Tragedy&Hope for making this great video. This message of not consuming the culture but creating your own is truly one of the most important ideas. To see, to understand, to interpret, to dance, to sing, to speak, to walk in your own way and always looking for new ways and creating new ways.

I was just earlier today (before I saw your post) writing about not consuming the old religion, but creating a possibility of living, breathing religious/spiritual life. I was not using these exact words of McKenna of "creating or consuming a culture", but the idea was similar. Here is what I wrote:

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Conscious Culture

I enjoyed the stroll you suggested through the God thread.

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in ... you are God's Sanctuary, and that the Spirit of God has His home within you?"

Corinthians 3:16

Thanks also to Clynbrit for some particularly thought provoking commentary.

"Interpretation is one of the most difficult tasks of human consciousness, but most of the people do not understand the difficulties of our continuous interpretive way of existing in the world and towards all meaningful objects, ... Our culture is made out of interpretations ...

Most ... have forgotten to read with astonishment and open mind ... as they have learned already a certain kind of way to read, to interpret. The more one is locked into a certain way of reading the more closed minded one's interpretations become. No tradition has the truth ...."


( citing the permalink )

I have written an article

I have written an article about this verse of Corinthians 3:16 which you quote to one book which should come out some time in the future.

Sorry, but I don't understand to which thought provoking commentary by Clynbrit are you referring to. Can you give link to this commentary?
I don't understand as you only give a link to my comment.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--


It was clynbrit who first referenced the Corithians quote introduced in the context of this comment:


Today is Sunday. I find that such discussion provokes reflection, as your further elaboration on the God thread attests. Thus we each exhibit this feature of the human condition when we share our respective searches for interpretation.


These thoughts I found to be provocative of my own personal reflections to past musings.


[ See further meandering in situ, in and around the noosphere. ]



According to the Gospel of Mary, Jesus himself articulates the essence of Nous:

"There where is the nous, lies the treasure." Then I said to him: "Lord, when someone meets you in a Moment of Vision, is it through the soul [psuchē] that they see, or is it through the spirit [pneuma]?" The Teacher answered: "It is neither through the soul nor the spirit, but the nous between the two which sees the vision..."

—The Gospel of Mary, p. 10

See generally -

"In neoplatonism there exists several levels or hypostases of being, ...

▪ The Nous (usually translated as "Intellect", or "Intelligence" in this context, or sometimes "mind" or "reason") is described as God, or more precisely an image of God, often referred to as the Demiurge. It thinks its own contents, which are thoughts, equated to the Platonic ideas or forms (eide). The thinking of this Intellect is the highest activity of life. The actualization (energeia) of this thinking is the being of the forms. This Intellect is the first principle or foundation of existence. The One is prior to it, but not in the sense that a normal cause is prior to an effect, but instead Intellect is called an emanation of the One. The One is the possibility of this foundation of existence. "