Archive for July, 2010

Vic’s Guide to the known world: Europe.

July 29, 2010

Vics Guide to the known world: Europe.

The Brits are very polite and funny people, who enjoy a good nights sleep and their good meals. There are hiking trails connecting Britain through stiles, yet the british do not seem as up to hiking. The men tend to dress in dark colors and have short hair. They have a queen, their psychic leader, especially in things All-England. All-England is the code name for an organized response against the wild tourist. The queen is good. If you go out drinking, try to drink at the local tory or local labor party pub. They are owned collectively by hundreds of party members. It’s a shame our political parties are so nephalictic. The brit rail pass is a very good idea. They treat tourists well throughout Britain. Drink in Bath, relax in the Cotswold–hike the northern Yorkshire Dales. But most of all, be prone like they to taking a train to either Glascow or the other northern Scottish city and spending a weekend there. Britain has also given autonomies to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the isle of man and some small islands between Britain and france. This is more than the U.S. has done; though the mormons and amish and Indian reservations have some autonomy.

The british are not sentimental, and will never achieve truth with a nonbrit, which they compensate for with a sense of humour. There are hostels everywhere. You can also hike and pay a cab to move your stuff to the next hostel in the next town.

Amsterdam is tremendously dangerous because prostitution involves crazy chicks and ungentlemanly guys. It is the only city with homeless in the train station, muggers mugging mugging, and fights—the dutch are completely dishonorable, by which I mean incapable, about even discussing the issue.

However, the rest of Holland is not like Amsterdam, though you can get pot in each larger town, and there are hostels everywhere, and the lads are great, biking around in packs, so rent a three speed bike at five euros a day and bike around Holland—that was one of the best times of my life.

Rome’s archietecture is great and taking in Rome important. However it is not that fun, but translates you to a distant and great glorious past. So there is a feeling there.

Northern and Central Greece, the monasteries on cliffs you hike to in meteora and the people of Greece, I think, are very good.

The French I wouldn’t touch or talk to, make reservations in advance, be prepared to get angry—but the food is the best, so just dipping in for two days of food…..ok

Regarding appealing Ethics Commission’s Executive Director’s claim of jurisdiction

July 14, 2010
 Now I am sending a simple condensation and resolution to this issue, Nov 23rd 2010, This is It, you have to remember towns in New England require 236 people to make a local decision, and towns in N.J. practiced this form into the 1900’s

Can I get a few words on why the ethical responsibility to deal with the issue of local peaceful assembly can’t be placed within the guidelines your commission edicts, either generally to protect issues like this, or specifically so peaceful assembly, as a protected ideal, is given attention?

Surely such would remedy the conflict of interest between the structure of a state constitution, and the interests of government and the people, especially when the state constitution authorized your salary.

Thank You Vic Fedorov

The below is an earlier letter

State Ethics Commission PO Box 082. Trenton, NJ 08625.

Vic Fedorov
68 Laurel Rd
Princeton N.J. 08540

201 232 1154
Re: Complaint, Fedorov Sep 8, 2010

Dear Mr. Holmes, Deputy Executive Director of NJ’s Ethics Commission,
Thank you for apprehending N.J.’s state governments’ inability to handle the constitutional, compelling issue of local decisions being made in peaceful assembly. As we ethically deliberate, I am grateful for democracy.

1) This conflict of interest, the causing of local officials by state constitution and title, is not unavoidable and can be overcome. Commission a convention or committee to revisit the issue of local decision-making in local peaceful assembly. This unifying concern is within ethical state government and is commissioned, per ethical duty, through you.

2) The issue of revisiting local peaceful assemblies is unifying, substantive, meritorious and manifests the charter of government as facilitating benefit to the people, indistinguishable from ethics itself. The conflict of interest is a substantial and material one but with a little guidance from your commission, overcome. Not practicing local peaceful assemblies is not free society. Peaceful assembly is too relevant to be ignored because of avoidable conflicts of interest between the government and the interests of the people; impediments to ethics must be taken on.

3) When government is not able to deal with the issue of local peaceful assemblies making decisions, government is brought into disrepute, and a suspicious impression made upon the public; why would someone trusted with the public’s interest, turn away from the discussion of the potential benefits of local peaceful assemblies?

“N.J.S.A. 52:13D-23(e)(7) No State officer or employee or special State officer or employee should knowingly act in any way that might reasonably be expected to create an impression or suspicion among the public having knowledge of his acts that he may be engaged in conduct violative of his trust as a State officer or employee or special State officer or employee.
(8) Rules of conduct adopted pursuant to these principles should recognize that under our democratic form of government public officials and employees should be drawn from all of our society, that citizens who serve in government cannot and should not be expected to be without any personal interest in the decisions and policies of government; that citizens who are government officials and employees have a right to private interests of a personal, financial and economic nature; that standards of conduct should separate those conflicts of interest which are unavoidable in a free society from those conflicts of interest which are substantial and material, or which bring government into disrepute.”

Is the personal interest of citizens who serve in government, passed over by the interests of a government to maintain itself? How? This is new for seeing the conflict to the man in office from interests he doesn’t recognize.

4) Aristotle writes of the dual entities of office, and man, how offices of trust, require a good man. This is exactly the charter and domain of ethics; to guide the man to the job: advise this issue, in light of the tension between state and locality and local mode. Make the man more moral, or know what he has to deal with.

5) The lack of an ethical response to a beneficial issue is grounded in government’s relation, to the media, whose paradigm, approached again, supports ethical behavior.

If the official understands he is the one who tells the media how it is, understanding the worth of his analysis, then that official will manifest ethics. If officials are listening to the media tell them how the world is, they are unable to discharge their ethical duties and commissions. This problem can be remedied. Ethics is consistent with outranking the media, not vice versa. We are behind the news, not worried about it.

Where are the journalists? They haven’t noted peaceful assemblies in New England. Do they loudly, subconsciously, hold back government? Are they ignorant of the slander upon the Kingdom of God? Stronger power works through the ruined psyche of journalism. Consciously separate yourself from the press and hear the people, not the press.

6) Authority, is grounded in successful justifications of its behavior, not Totalitarianism. Deliberating for the people, you are the highest order of citizen, concerned with the will and benefits, of the people, as ethical. The State’s self-deprivation of its ethical apparatus is ethical behavior that can be critical of state government weakened by focus of media upon office. Rulers must be concerned about the people, which revisiting peaceful assembly is; unifying the people, and the state, under the ordinary work of the state, justly, with a perceiving divinity, and therefore logical affirmation. But courage, temperance, wisdom, and justice and unity, in our rulers, comes through a usurpation of the domination of status quo through media upon government.

7) Today’s media and government has not implanted the impulse for the people to council together. But journalism heeds little call to ethics. While politics studies the effects of politics, the press has made little inquiry into its effects. People are not grounded in earth. This tyranny though, not being divine, is not true law, as formed against the demonstration of reason. Arts and entertainment, fails to recognize the harmony of people putting their heads together as law and society. The people must see custom or status quo, and law, or ethics, distinguished.

The benefit of free society to be enacted through state officials, thus the obligation by the citizen, to ensure the interpretation of code by reason not custom. Ethics is against the corruption of man interfering with the fulfillment of office, helped by the assertion we tell the media how it is, not by fearing condemnation to a large audience. Change is feared, not by deliberative government, but by a media not seeking peace out of the darkness, unconsciously influencing your assessment. Helping the man who is the official with ethical tactics will end the anxiety of local officials, rather than unethically suppressing the issue in sovereign and immune guises that forget the business of government, as they reflect the media’s domination.


Sincerely Vic Fedorov


         THIS is HOW the NJ Ethics Commissions’ Executive Director’s Deputy, Mark Holmes, responded to the ensuing correspondence.
Dear Mr. Fedorov,
                   The State Ethics Commission received your letter e-mailed to the Commission on July 15th, which was a follow up to your previous leter to the Commission dated June 15, 2010 and the Commission’s June 29th response to your initial letter.
                   Staff has reviewed your July 15th letter, along with the letters to Governor Christie and Commission Chair Franzese attached thereto, as well as reviewed your June 15th letter a second time. Based on this review, staff maintains that the issues raised in your letters are not within the jurisdiction of the Commission, which administers and enforces the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law with respect to state employees in the Executive Branch.
                 Many of the issues you raise concern the authority of local governments and local government officials to take official actions. The Commission has no jurisdiction over local officials. In particular you raise questions concerning the legality under the federal Constitution of the creation of municipalities within this State pursuant to the New Jersey Constitution. This issue is not within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
                  You also raise concerns that State officiaals, including the former Attorney General and the Executive Director of this Commission,may have a conflict in handling your questions and conerns because the State is responsible for the creation of municipalities, which you believe is improper and they are employed by the State.Staff does not agree with your concern. The Conflicts of Interest Law recognizes that the “standards of conduct should seperate those conflicts of interest which are unavoidable ina free society from those conflicts of interest which are substantial and material, or which bring the government into disrepute.” N.J.S.A. 52:13D-23(e)(8). Here, unless you raise your concerns with the federal courts, as you have already done, those concerns can only be addressed by the State through the actions of state officials. so the existence of their employment by the state is unavoidable, and does not, by iself, contravene the requirements of the Conflicts of Interest Law.
                          Please be guided accordingly
                                                    Mark Holmes
                                                     Deputy Director
                       IMPORTANT NOTE: (This first Preamble, was not sent and merely posted here for your thoughts)
Dear Gov Christie, Prof. Franzese, Esq. (Ethics Commission Chair), and Kathleen Wiechnik, (Ethics Commission Executive Director),
      Challenging state government to deal with the  forward looking, constructive and beneficial issue of local decisions being made in peaceful assemblies, is not easy. A few points that might illuminate the grip needed to take on this issue.
      The first is that the inability of state government officials to apprehend the logical and natural vitality of communities making decisions in peaceful assembilities is what might be called Statism: Whereby officials and people who work for the government are unable to act in their interests, and the interests of the state and the people and their friends and family, all of whom would benefit by this opportunity for local community peaceful assemblies to discuss and bring up local issues and make decisions therein regarding through consensus or voice vote. Any analysis of the phenonoma of behavior I try to cite would have to begin referencing a state government that can not act in its own interest beyond self-maintennance: That is to a point ineffective in recognizing and asserting its interest. One might say the old egyptian state, that marshalled its people so, that they were at the decree of a pharoah, the people had endowed, is a little like a nj state government that can not act in its own interest; in that there is no responsible accounting or response to reasonable questions. There is no compelling need for this sort of state to defend itself from charges and questions such as I pose. While the rule to the people is indirect, the people are kept spinning round from day to day, without any vital, serious discussion of that consuming routine.
Another point I might make is that it is essential the state and the people admit how weak they are asserting the natural right and practice of local people putting their heads together to discuss their life and society, without all decisions locally being made by a few. If state officials can just admit the weakness, I think we are all ok. And that an analysis of that weakness is important towards strengthening it.
And lastly, let us differentiate between authoratarianism and totalitarianism, fascism, and the acceptance of our government as it is. I am an authority. I say things, cite laws, and make claims. If there are any questions, I am glad to answer them. If anyone wants to ask why I behave and plot so, as an authority I am bound to respond, because authority is based upon responding to challenges. What totalitarianism doesn’t respond, they are not really authority, because they offer no chance for a particular subject to appeal and question, they offer no chance for the assertion of responsibility, are not eager for the challenge of proving their authority through fluid and easy dealing with the people, or any questioners of ideas and practice. In short authority is based on being challenged, and must preserve itself to claim authority. When government falls short of this definition of authority, it is the clinging to power of totalitarianism, not authoratarianism.
      It has always been wrong for any tangent to claim that another tangent can not be a source of good, or does not desire, however deceived, the improvement of their land and people and government and media and art and food and health. The orgin of the word fascist is from the roman word fasces, which meant the sacred rods. As a republic, people descended from the original patrician movement which expelled the way of kings, chose at least two presidents, or consuls as they were called, to serve for a year. If both consuls were collegiate with each other, they alternated power according to whoever held the sacred rods, or fasces. Thus fascism is derived from the honorable attempt to assert authority to the betterment of ones state and people. That seems to be what my queries are. A fascist attempt to show reason and lead to a better society.
 Dear Kathleen Wiechnik, Executive Director of N.J.’s Ethics Commission,
        My letter on June 15th sought advice on how to deal in a state whose officials and employees have generally demonstrated an inability to deal with the issue of local government and local decision-making in Peaceful Assembly, when they are entrusted to conduct relevant issues? And the letter asked why these individuals in office and employed by the state can not act in their own interests and the interests of the people in the sense they should, as decision making in local peaceful  assemblies is in their interests, and their friends, and their families? Why do they act in maintaining the interests of the state, insofar as the corporation of the state, would not want to deal with the issue of the abridgement of peaceful assembly by local officials, because the state is responsible for the situation and is difficult to hold accountable therein?
         These are entirely appropiate, challenging, and fun, questions for the people officially appointed to structure ethical quidelines for the state. The Commission is concerned with a Code of Ethics, with the understanding the enumeration of  Code, is never quite over, and requires work as new situations view it, especially as we see an unethical tension in state government brought out by this particular issue of proper local government.
         Or, please explain to me, specifically, how and why my letter of June 15th is not within
the jurisdiction of the Commission.
         Below are letters I have sent to Governor Christie and Prof. Franzese, complaining that you did not apprehend my issues at any level I can see, and that these issues are not easy for state officials and employees to apprehend, which was and is the subject of the discussion in the initial letter.
Dear Gov. Christie,
I feel the solution to N.J.’s problems lie in restablishing peaceful assemblies as where local decisions are made. Then the people could focus on more reasonable, less costly, education, and a more sensible economy, and even great unifying spiritual issues and values.
I have tried to interact with the state at several venues at this level, and the state by and large has failed to apprehend this issue.
So I found that behavior pattern to be unethical, and worthy of some guidelines regarding what to do when an issue this big confronts you; and solicited the ethics commission with this opportunity for advice.
However, Kathleen Wiechnick, the executive director, has stopped an examination of this discourse by The Commission’s appointees, claiming my letter of June 15 is not within the jurisdiction of the commission.
This struck me as a continued failure to apprehend issues and specify jurisdiction so I am appealing to you and Paula Franzese, appealing the meritorious and substantive nature of this request for advice as a real opportunity to get real and discuss state government, at the level the people understand.
I am enclosing the following letter to Paula Franzese and the initial letter.
Vic Fedorov
68 Laurel Rd
Princeton N.J. 08540
201 232 1154
Dear Prof. Franzese,
I am writing to you and Kathleen Wiechnik and Governor Christie because I feel a difficult issue has not been broached fairly by the executive director of State Ethics Commission, of N.J., Kathleen Wiechnick, and I am appealing her finding of my issues as outside the commission’s jurisdiction as of improper free will and inclination; that etches deeper the behavior pattern by state officials my request for advice cites as consequence to an unethical structure of state government.
For instance what if the state government of N.J. is responsible for the destruction of farmland and forest and unmediated population growth because it allows such destruction to be allowed by local officials, violating the law reserving powers to the state or the people, and abridging peaceful assembly and peaceful assembly’s decision making function? What if the state government of N.J. has illegally allowed towns to be run by local officials, instead of an active polity of local peaceful assembly? These are huge negligient behaviors, and tries the ethics of officials; as it seems no state official has yet to even own up that this is an issue they would like to discuss. Is state government capable of addressing these huge responsibilities? Are guidelines needed for when state government has done something very bad and needs to be held to accountable proper behavior? Or is this huge lapse guarenteed by its own momentum to prevent the ethical behavior of fairly addressing these concerns?
Kathleen Wiechnik reported her staff studied my letter of June 15th and found its issues to not be within the jurisdiction of The State Ethics Commission. She neither cites my claim that the offices of state government are a detrimental conflict of interest in the analysis of local government; because these offices have been unaware of the natural logic and practice of local peaceful assemblies making community decisions, and thereby inadequate to such apprehension, tethered to the self-interest of the office, rather than the benefits of N.J., because this fundamental issue, of the right of the people to decide together, locally, can show offices of state government to be ignorantly structured. Nor does she specify how this concern is not within the commission’s jurisdiction so I may tailor my future. Both of these abscences are not trustworthy.
In any matter, the capacity of the individual, is questioned. And this assertion for peaceful assembly as a place where local decisions are made is a historical and huge issue; undoubtedly and so far, too often too great for state officials to apprehend. (Whereas the people have no problem apprehending it, just no apparatus or power for reforming) So when Ms Wienchinik reacts to an interesting issue we should not fear but discuss; rather than provide an ethical rudder to guide this conversation, she falls prey to the exact behavior I am trying to resolve.
As I say in my complaint, the inability of state officials, who the people have given power to from themselves, to fairly address the constitutional concerns regarding local decision making, when they are trusted to conduct this matter, gives a bad impression of the state government of N.J.. within an inquiry into such incapacity.
This is a request for advice regarding dealing with the unethical behavior of state officials and employees when regarding the issue of local decision making in peaceful assemblies. The issue is literally run away from. The Office of Legislative Services for instance, were requisitioned by my Sen. Shirley Turner, last year, to analyze my argument that local peaceful assembly is infringed on by the state constitution’s incorporation of towns with local officials, as she did not address the issue directly. The OLS failed to say anything conclusive on the subject, neither refuting it, nor proclaiming it.
So I am neither sure the executive director apprehended what my request for advice is about. Nor do I understand the specific jurisdiction my inquiry fails to fall between, so as to conform my question for future service. The only possible line of reasoning I can think of, is that though the behavior pattern I cite violates the public trust in state government being able to reason the issue of local peaceful assembly, especially as the state constitution in 1947 imposed the guidelines for incorporating towns with local officials, the government official or employee is consistently acting the part and entity of a government agent; and therefore the conflict of interest between the immediate state, and developing local peaceful assembly, is genuine. Yet even that is a potential conflict of interest, as the salary and prestige of government maintains itself, in face of this call for responsibility. While this is not the same as representing another entity than state government, it does divorce its agency from the ideals and goals of state government; and this bifurcation and culture should suffice advice from the ethics commission, being analogous to working for another operation rather than what your salary is intended to do. I admit, the magnitude of this issue is such that it necessitates all power inherently being in the people, the people’s power being contingent upon understanding the state government can not deal with this, without continuing to lose and violate trust, in violation of its own ethics law.
I inquire into the need for guidelines regarding alerting the press of lawsuits upon the state, so as cultures of corruption to not fester in secrecy, as appears here. How is that not within the guidelines for asking for advice? The commission is empowered to create guidelines for state officials and employees, for such is only fair to the official, that there be a code.
I make the case that the office state officials and employees hold, constitute a financial and personal interest, in an office, that is incapable of any accounting for the abridgement of decision making in peaceful assemblies, with local officials; and therefore that state office can be and has been, a conflict of interest with the benefits of the people of N.J. who would benefit by making local decisions in peaceful assemblies. How is this not in the jurisdiction? Was my case apprehended at all?
I urge you to see the merits of my case. And I urge you to see how Ms Wiechinik applied her unique position to bottleneck and stifle discussion of an issue that merits the perusal of more, not less people, in order to fairly evaluate the status quo without inhibition. This bottle-necking structure should be looked out for. Some local government structure allows the mayor to filter the agenda, so the council may never know what agenda is not selected.
Nor is unethical behavior known for being all that conscious: more it is known for being pressured, and a correlary to antecedant structure. And an office that has not recognized peaceful assembly as a constitutionally intended form of local decision-making, or the corrupt nature to incorporation of towns by local officials, or the misinterpretation of the necessity of representative government at a state and federal level, but not at a local level at all, misses the vitality necessary to act in the interests of true government and the people.
A state employee or an official, is a part of the corporation of the state. And there can be construed and even assertained, some vested interest in this corporation through its officials and employees, to keep it from being exposed as ignorant of a basic human and civil and important right for humans to make decisions in a group locally, where their times and lives may have more focus than apathetic local delegation of that responsibility to a few, as enacted by the state constitution’s of 1947 incorporation of towns with local officials.
Maybe the party of the state, officials enact, can serve the people, and maintain propiety and the trust of the people. But the idea of this case, is that when an issue, such as making local decisions in peaceful assembly, exposes inadequacies in state government, the partnership and membership with state government impedes and conflicts with the issue at hand. And that this is clearly a conflict of interest, albeit it one contingent upon a particular and great issue rather than the office and individual. These issues tax the official enough to see what is lacking, in a way smaller issues do not.
At the very least, I feel I should be questioned about this assertion and we should see this as the opportunity for our character to discuss something important, and legal, and depart uponto the proper ethics of state government towards addressing this substantive issue of local polity. For it to be dismissed without an explanation, at the least gives the impression of a violation of public trust. How can you not take seriously the making of local decisions in peaceful assembly and the ability of the state government to apprehend such construction? It is in the interests of all your friends and family. The only possible solution is that you are ruled by the trappings of office themselves. Is this true?
We must examine whether state government takes on the role of an independent company or partnership, rather than that of an unconflicted analyzer acting for the people; for the magnitude of peaceful assembly in a day and age marked by local officials and their command of the center of town, makes the state act in self-defense rather than impartial aggression. Thus a state official or employee is conflicted by that apart from his concern for the people and issue, the office or job that holds him. While this bifurcates the state, this bifurcation is a natural analysis and consistent with the ideals restricting officials from dealing with state business as an entity or agent except as representing the state in its true interest, as Ethics Law.
This discussion falls within the Commission’s guidelines. It is analogous to conflict of interest by local officials being conflicted by their salary and prestige, when called upon to discuss the ways of local government, and I see now the distinction between being conflicted by personal and financial interests, and a more duplicitious wording and emphasis specifying a protection from an official working for another partnership and corporation other than the state. Never the less, if we can say local officials can not deal with this issue  because they have a personal and financial interest of their job as a local officials in the issue of local peaceful assembly, then surely we may see a degree of conflict in the same matter by state officials.  If there is a substantive distinction here, it is the fault of an unevolved code, rather than my claim.
Do I need to cite state officials who have been completely unable to deal with matter, such as Kathleen Weinchnik? My inquiries into how to handle this conflict of interest with State Government, is a general one that cites a specific conflict of interest affecting all.
Enclosed following is a copy of the initial signifying letter


Vic Fedorov

CC.Kathleen Weinchnik

BBC Gov Christie

                                                                Initial Letter

Dear Ethics Commission, of New Jersey, Executive Director of the Commission, Kathleen Wiechnik,

I have 4 questions in two parts. The second question is a predicate of the first. And the third and fourth predicate each other as well.

The first part, generally, concerns ethical behavior, and structure, in state government; and in light of the oath to support the federal and state constitution.

The second part, generally, concerns the ability of state employees and officials, to behave ethically; and then, ethical intentions in the structure of state government.

The story of how we get to this framework of questions:

In February 2004 I filed a Federal Question in federal civil court naming Princeton Borough and The State of N.J., (and developers) as parties, and pleaded and litigated, pro se, 04-366, under Judge Anne Thompson, until September 2004 regarding construction of the following laws. The state got the case against it dismissed on the grounds of sovereign immunity and the 11th amendment. Attorney General Charles Harvey wrote that I should have filed it under USC Title 42 Sec 1983; and targeted him, or the person responsible for enforcing laws; rather than the State of N.J.. I unsuccessfully appealed en banc to the third circuit to wave jurisdiction requirements.

1) The right of the people to peaceably assemble in their town is violated by NJ’s state constitution’s incorporation of towns with local officials. How is this so? Peaceful, free assemblies are where all present have a voice vote, and community decisions are made. Princeton had peaceful assemblies until 1900. Some Massachusetts towns today require a quorum of 236 people for a decision to be made. People need to be educated, Peaceful Assembly, is a form where Community Decisions are made; a natural form where all have a say and vote? Regional unifications cause representatives, not local issues.

When did the people consent to let a few elect decide for all locally? This structure violates natural law, to aid corruption, and was imposed in the N.J. State Constitution of 1947, by incorporating town officials.

If we understand local assemblies make decisions by the people, then we may see, how the state constitution’s authorization and incorporation of local decision-making, to local officials, abridges the right to peaceably assemble, because the people are no longer compelled to peaceably assemble, as the decision-making structure has been entrusted with local elect by the state.

The “will”, (and maybe right) to peaceably assemble, has been removed: The power of free, peaceful assembly is nullified: If there was an assembly, decisions conflict the endowed authority of local officials; dimming the considerable light of peaceful assembly.

2) The tenth amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This authoritatively limits powers to the state, or the people, in local assemblies. Local officials are neither the state nor the people yet exercise powers reserved for the state or the people.

This backhanded amendment, interprets a protection of society, locally, from being ruled by the few, (feudally, through one political party, or by a warlord). The lack of specification of the function of peaceful assembly is also “backhanded”. Yet it is time to see, and see how easy it is to see, the natural import of the tenth amendment, its leaning towards the political tension between towns and state government, and legal weapon against representative local decision-making and for peaceful assemblies making decisions.

3) The 14 amendment specifically says “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;” The trampling on the privilege of peaceful assembly, and the immunity to being ruled by a local few, is a huge civil rights issue. (Yet outside the state code.)

My filter of law is indirect. It’s not building itself to object to, but the fairness and legality of the structure that allows it. It’s not suing the builders, or even the town council, it’s suing law enforcement to enforce these laws. And in the instance of this letter, we are seeing if there are healthy ethical guidelines, that dignify state officials, to apprehend these laws.

My first inquiry concerns the secrecy of the handling of this suit by the Division of Law of Attorney General’s Office.

Do State officials have an obligation to tell the press and the public about the cases it is named a defendant in?

As a state representative of people, in this litigation, must they publicly handle the relevant issue of local decision-making forms, to shield the discussion from corruption. Or, is there no ethical mandate to report government work to the public and ensure the free press? Guidelines are needed.

There is a USC Title Code which mandated the publishing of my pleadings on PACER because my case concerned real estate. This code is consistent, and the beginning, of an ethic of relevant and pertinent work, being publicly scrutinized. A working relationship with the press, coincides with sensible debate, preventing corruption’s secret festering.

I ask you about the ethical obligation of state government officials to transmit to the press and public the issues this case raised, and the practice of keeping suits upon the state secret; Because the party of the state includes the people as fundamental and financing; therefore public knowledge of suits are relevant, ethical conclusions of common causes of government and the people.

New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law

52:13D-12. Legislative findings

The Legislature finds and declares:

(a) In our representative form of government, it is essential that the conduct of public officials and employees shall hold the respect and confidence of the people. Public officials must, therefore, avoid conduct which is in violation of their public trust or which creates a justifiable impression among the public that such trust is being violated.

(b) To ensure propriety and preserve public confidence, persons serving in government should have the benefit of specific standards to guide their conduct and of some disciplinary mechanism to ensure the uniform maintenance of those standards amongst them.

The lack of due to my case, by the attorney general’s office creates an impression trust is being violated, reducing respect and confidence. The transmission of relevant federal questions granted a docket number and judge should ethically compel a relationship with the press.

A Free Press, is intended to be part of society’s landscape, like religions, like free assemblies and free speech. The point of the journalistic trade, is to be free. The point of government may in part be to maintain itself, if only by prestige, authority, and livelihood.

Therefore; does State Government require or have ethical guidelines ensuring important issues are not handled secretly and hence errantly? The lack of reporting to the press my suit, enables behavior “which creates a justifiable impression among the public that… trust is being violated.”

My issues are big. They construct every town in N.J. as illegally incorporated with local officials. Can the NJ’s attorney General’s Office apprehend that? It’s very difficult. So far they have not. Yet, an ethical relationship with the press, would dilute the burden of each, and facilitate navigation away from pressure to an ecosystem not inhibiting the proper discharge of duty.

The second question is this. State officials have an oath: “I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and to the Governments established in the United States and in this State, under the authority of the people So help me God.”

Foremost, my construction of free assembly, and the reservation of powers to state or the people, does not include local officials as an option of local government: The 14th amendment is to protect the rights in the federal constitution from the abuse of state governments.

So where was the oath agents of the NJ Attorney General’s Office, (such as Charles Harvey, attorney general at the time, who signed the attorney general’s office motions,) to support the federal constitution, when they move to not engage attempts to raise certain amendments? Aren’t I simply bringing to their attention laws they took an oath to support?

As pro se, I did not have a right to pretrial dialogue. (Class action would have been different) Rather than support their state constitution from these charges, or show their support for their constitution in court, by taking on this analysis; they moved for dismissal on the basis of sovereign immunity; that my right to be a citizen, comes from them, so I can’t sue them, logically. This is paranoid reaction on their part, and against the state constitution.

Does the party of the state violate the oath to support the federal constitution by failing to deal with the laws I bring up? Did they violate their oath to support the State Constitution with their evasive action? Support, is addressing, not dismissing, issues. Loyalty, transmitted administratively, acknowledges flaws of what it supports, and seeks to better.

Loyalty to the federal constitution must be remembered as a loyalty to the other states that signed it, and are under it. That other states suffering the same problems of local government do not consider, through a lack of ethical and public dialogue in N.J., exposes disloyalty.

Likewise that Massachusetts has not notified New Jersey regarding it allowance of local decisions requiring a quorum of 236; or when Phillip Freeman of the Civil Rights Divisions doesn’t apprehend the violation of the 14th amendment here in these facts and circumstance; or when the state attorney general’s office does not help me secure rooms in towns for peaceful assembly when that is abridged by local rules requiring local residency or nonprofit status? Are these lapses of jurisdiction caused by the tight ego of office? Or is the situation something more? And if it is something more, inquiry can lead us to more important concerns.

The third inquiry involves analysis of:



It is essential that the conduct of public officials and employees shall hold the respect and confidence of the people. Public officials must, therefore, avoid conduct that is in violation of their public trust or that creates a justifiable impression among the public that such trust is being violated. Accordingly, State officers and employees and special State officers and employees shall conform their conduct to the following standards.

1. No State officer or employee or special State officer or employee should have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his/her duties in the public interest.

3. No State officer or employee or special State officer or employee should act in his/her official capacity in any matter wherein he/she has a direct or indirect personal financial interest that might reasonably be expected to impair his/her objectivity or independence of judgment.

4. No State officer or employee or special State officer or employee should knowingly act in any way that might reasonably be expected to create an impression or suspicion among the public having knowledge of his/her acts that he/she may be engaged in conduct violative of his trust as a State officer or employee or special State officer or employee.”

“As a practical matter, this means that you should not participate, even informally, on a matter in which you have a personal or financial interest.”

You could have an incompatible personal or financial interest with things”

There are relevant considerations in the above charter that reflect a mitigation, in a state employees, or official’s, ability to deal with Federal Constitutional Laws that regard local government. State government may not be meant to consider local government structure. Local decisions should be made in free assemblies. That’s the federal constitution; case closed.

However since there is some tension between the broad concern of the state, and particular local concerns—perhaps the state is meant to chime in on the subject of local government.

Yet this may be difficult to do. Look how they did not respond to my pleadings, or engage my solicitations. Is this because of concerns cited in the Public Ethic Law above? The magnitude of this issue is great enough to cause tremors that obscure public interest, and impair objective judgment, perhaps because these tremors reverberate to their salary. Does the salary of state officials make errant state government incompatible with the sweeping magnitude (of my legal analysis) of local government?

The issue’s magnitude intimidates state officials and employees, exposing government structure as inadequate and ignorant; these pressures come from salaries, and prestige. State Officials’ business with the state, as employees, is threatened by the pressure of an issue which exposes, and by extension, challenges the current form of government that employs them. State officials’ and employees’ salaries, this financial interest, may conflict with the proper discharge of their duties; does it? Is the pressure to not behave in public interest consistent with observations that threaten their legal construction of the world? And can we say, in this great instance, state government officials and employees have general salaries that constitute transactions that impair objective judgment and conflicts with the proper discharge of their duties in the public interest, in this set of fact and circumstance.

The Fourth Inquiry: into ethical intentions.

This enormous issue exposes state government as unaware of the basic practice and need for local peaceful assemblies.

What do I do about this? —is that flaw of state government great enough to not allow it to deal with the structure of local government?

This brings us to the truth of N.J.’s Constitution “Article 1 2. a. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.”

This clause is consistent with the situation, being law like a check or balance. If state government is inadequate, it may not correct its structure.

This law makes the ethical point that government is not meant to analyze forms and structures of government. State government can only administrate from the structure it was set in. State government is beholden to its structure, not future structures it may create. And to a lesser ethical degree, state government may not examine and change itself because of the vested interest of government officials in the workings of government. And to a third degree, a state government ignorant of free assembly, that basic civil right; is not so capable. As the maw of state government tries to apprehend the magnitude of the issue of local government, the fracture that allows such ignorance and impedes the manifestation of cognizance begins to the seen. Deeper issues caused this situation; issues state government may be less capable with than people, without prestige and salary. When a great challenge is upon an institution; that challenge can reveal fundamental flaws in the institution.

Can the state handle this issue? How? Certainly one can not go to one’s town council and bring up the issue of local government form for discussion, because councilpersons and mayors, have a personal and financial interest in the issue, which by law, excludes them from discussion.

Laws suggest situations. Is Article 2a consistent with this construction? Are ethics boards an intended wedge against the grain of government?

You may think that if the state government and legislature becomes aware of the propriety of the people making local decisions in peaceful assembly; they may legislate and ensure that. But I think the current ignorance underscores deep flaws in our state government structure; and signifies a need to reform structure. State government may be prodded to legislate local peaceful assemblies; but still be completely unable to stand up to the forces that kept it in ignorance for so long: Pressure from the media; the unnatural quality of one representing many; or the contradiction between the kingdom of god and elections.

The depths of the roots of these problems begin to uproot the depths of government, and require spiritual guidelines to navigate. The depth of the conflict between the state and the people, both whom the tenth amendment reserves powers for, is seen in the demonstration of previous state behavior.

The apparatus of the state is always going to be invested in itself. It is historically difficult to present a perfect form of government. The ethics commission, importantly, checks and balances, the “for-it-self” quality of State Government.

The relevance of Article 1 2a, in this situation, for ethical advice, is summed up as this. Government and the people can’t be so unaware of the natural urge to peacefully assemble and discuss the community. Things are different than from what they seem. There is a spiritual dimension, our government does not factor in. Therefore, all power is in the people.

Thus, ethically, how does state government deal with the concerns of establishing peaceful assemblies and relinquishing the illegal reins of the local elect? Because while the state legislature and attorney general’s office may become cognizant of these federal intentions regarding local decision-making; what kept them from such cognition will not be dealt with.

Whatever kept the government, the people, and the media from knowing the natural and logical quality to people coming together locally to discuss and decide their community, without letting a few decide for them, is far more powerful than our state government. All power is inherently in the people; because this is so true, the issues that put this situation in context warrant a reexamination of state government.

Is Article 1 2a because government has done nothing regarding an oppressive educational system, insensible economy, rape and ravage of the land, and allowed us away from farming and producing or a substantive sense of community goals and spiritual understanding; all power is in the people because government is not substantively working–even denying these issues.

And does Article 1 2a compel to steward and guide power to the people as the government of this state?

I would also like to ask the ethics commission of N.J. how to bring up the following issue? If the tenth amendment reserves powers not given to the federal government for the state or the people, then the appointment of municipal judges, which is not a power given to the federal government, must be arranged by the state or the people. Currently, throughout N.J. they are appointed by mayors. Mayors are not the state or the people. Thus municipal judges violate the constitution in their exercise of power and thus are violating a law as they attempt to administrate law and I believe this has resulted in an oppressive and illegal nature to municipal court; which as I said, is easily attributable to the contradiction between enforcing law, while violating law. How and where does one bring up this issue; bearing in mind the culpability and neglect of the state judiciary in this instance interferes with its administration of law. (Surely a conflict of interest can be found among the legal dogma and sense of the tenth amendment, and the practice of mayors appointing municipal judges?)

Now, in conclusion, my remarks should address the issue of why we are so ignorant of peaceful assembly as a fine form for community decision-making, and the tenth amendment, and unable to address these assertions: such as the atrocity of local elect is the opposition they inherently stand to genuine community discussions about time and life. The opportunity to renegotiate established reality is here, if we bear in mind, something stronger than us has held these truths back. A pained universe keeps us from any small goods, prompting ethical studies and recourse. The systemic ignorance is because a greater law is violated than the natural right to make community decisions in peaceful local assemblies. The violation of this greater law, the altering of the human to human being, a spiritual cognate the press and the government ignores, shows the system to be more an assertion that that great law is not broken, rather than amassed in arbitrators of ethics. Unless the universe, which is so much vaster than us, understands this opportunity to work out her pain, the ultimate relevance of this inquiry may be lost.


Vic Fedorov

Please be guided accordingly,
Mark T. Holmes
Deputy Director

community organic growing

July 14, 2010

      Dear Kristin, Thank you for talking with me about community owned agriculture last friday and suggesting I send an email of the plan for you to share with the leadership council. I know there is a natural logic to the enclosed proposal, but I also know we do not live in a natural and logical world. So the promotion and implementation of this proposal is contingent upon the ability of people and organizers to apprehend the vitality and harmony of this idea within a world absent of it. I hope you present this to the leadership council, and they act proactively on it. I am available to meet regarding this.

       I have been organic growing for six years. I grew potatoes and other vegetables organically near Hackettstown N.J. selling them to restaurants.

               There are unbought preserved farms in N.J., because the cost is inhibitive to an individual or a family. If 20,000 people gave fifty dollars, that community would own the farm, and show community ownership in organic agriculture, to be more agrarian than individual or family ownership, and set an example for other neighborhoods, towns or communities to go into agriculture, thus reviving the agrarian sense. Let us remember the main cause for cities is to protect and preserve the countryside.

                If twenty thousand people gave fifty dollars and together owned a farm, the following goals would be obtained. There would be a built in market for all the goods produced, and a sizable quantity of the land would be used. I spent hours each week reaching out to restaurants, and developing local markets. It is not easy. A built in market is  incredble, especially that size. (And when I say market, I mean distributing not selling) . Also, there would be a potential labor resource of 20,000 people. Farm labor, and farm living, while fine, is not entertained by many, and hard to get in today’s culture. Out of 20,000 people, not only would there be much labor resource, but many people from the bronx could experience a farm, challenge themselves with farm work, and eventually , enjoy the produce of the farm. And of course most importantly, there would be a correllation between the contribution of 50 dollars, and participation in production, with receiving organic produce.

We would build a little dormitory, or sheltered campsites; most farms have extensive structures to begin with; and people wanting to experience the life a day or three, would be welcome to come out.

      I do not believe there will be money charged for food at all. Hopefully this will become a model for successful agriculture practice. There will be yearly need for a two dollar contribution towards taxes and expenses.  But the 50 d0llar payment would be a one time thing I believe, it would last a lifetime. There will be a need for experienced farmer guides; but I don’t anticipate this being much of a problem.

     Before I went into agriculture full-time, I advocated local community decisions being made in peaceful assemblies, and such would be how consensuses would be arrived at.  I know local peaceful assemblies would want a more agrarian society, to say nothing of a more sensible economy and educational system they feel more a part of. However peaceful assemblies have been abridged when state constitutions incorporate towns with local officials, who subsume the need for peaceful assemblies, and wield authority reserved for the state or the people, in peaceful assembly.

     I also strongly believe most religions and spiritual beliefs are helpful. I have been around enough to know there are common obscurings of spiritual understandings, and that success in this endeavor is predicated upon the capacity of individuals to apprehend what I am saying in a world, which in a large part almost directly does not recognize the precepts in the faith I express regarding proper society, food production, and distribution.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

July 13, 2010

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This is the ninth amendment. You know the federalist back then in 1787 did not want a bill of rights. They thought it all was implicit in the general body of the consitution. But such a large area and population agreeing to consent to a federal constitution offered the logical  opportunity to stand for some rights. Yet this is morally ambiguos insofar as often the people preferred a monarch, to a senate; one popular man to a patrician movement: Because one monarch had less tentacles than one hundred senators. A republican representative democracy, republican being understood as united disparate regions that might not naturally be united; has more logical force and power, than one king, who may be humoured. Therefore antiquity often cites the political battle between popular autocratic rulers, and patrician senators, patrician being defined as being related to the founders of the nation or city.

But why is the ninth amendment unknown, or unused? No words of law are meant to have no effect? Right? So lets examine the ninth amendment.  “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. ”

First of all, surprisingly and hithertofor only I have been saying this, (since in my petition for a writ from the Supreme Court in 2005), this law, is what they call in philosophical circles, a logical tautology. This means it is true no matter what. And that criteria is filled here:  If a right is retained by the people, retained already by the people, seriously and firmly retained; if there is active retention of a right going on: Then the federal constitution can not deny or disparage them because they are firmly and in ongoing fashion actively retained. The definition retention is an active and structured one.

       Likewise if a right is not retained, by the people, in a certain instance, then it may be denied and disparaged under the constitution. So the ninth amendment raises the old question, how do we retain a right? And what to do about laws that take away rights. Even if you think there is a lot you are not allowed to do, such as council with your neighborhood and peaceably assembly to improve your time and life and benefit community, sensitive economy and streamline education, or organize communal meals; the federal constitution completely encourages and allows that. These behavior patterns happen because earth’s humans have been transformed to The Kingdom of God, by primordial powers in the universe. It is why the lord didn’t want adam and eve to eat the tree of knowledge, Because then they would evolve, and become desirable for oppression by primordial forces of the universe that predate earth.

       Likewise the specific reservation of powers not given to the federal governmen by the U.S. constitution for the state or the people, not only illuminates the legal conflict between the state and the federal government; but also between the state making decisions for localities versus localities deciding issues for themselves in peaceful assemblies. More importantly though, the limitation of power to the state or the people excludes local officials, who states incorporated towns with in many state constitutions. This of course is a violation of rights of the federal government, uncivilly violated by insensible prejudices of state; for which the 14th amendment is enacted upon the abridgement of priviledges and immunities of the federal constitution.

        Yet civil rights bureau racially profile people, because people of some profiles are likely to not be guarenteed their constitutional rights. Yet the constitutional right to local decisions being made in peaceful assembly, by all there, is abridged to all people, by local officials subsuming the locus of decision-making, causing polity apathy; yet civil rights officials have yet to see this: Because the structural defect that doesn’t recognize peaceful assembly as a natural decision making form for the community is not thinking for itself, but following a form imposed for it. Thus one needs the intervention of the Kingdom of Heaven to change the for so proper and logical thoughts may be apprehended and used to guide proper behavior.  Without this intervention, leaders invested in with power, fail to be the rudder society needs, and without this intervention, one can not expect the status quo, which is performed daily, to change.

      Part of the connundrum of changing the structure influencing the thoughts of people and officials; aside from what that phenomonologically constitutes, is that the people, over generations, have given up their power to officials, and leaders. And yet these leaders have power, and office. And if this power and office can not apprehend the logic and and nature of peaceful assembly community decision making processes, is not the structure and office exposed as a sham, or at least a detriment to natural required thinking process? By this I mean, the people routinely apprehend what I am saying, gracefully concurring and being thankful. Yet they can go no farther, they suppose, because they have given their power and leadership up to official leaders and officials structure and fairness. And yet people in the office of power, because that office has never apprehended peaceful assembly, to say the least of what spiritual guidelines apprehend and act on, the office was made or is in a way that can not apprehend such common institutions. And by common, I mean Princeton made decisions in peaceful assemblies untill 1900, and some towns in New England, that may rival the size of Princeton, such as Amherst Mass, require quorums of 236 for a local decision, to be voted on. And anyone with ten local signatures may provide an issue to be voted on. Thus unless the charactor in office is a good one, the office itself is going to reenforce its structure rather than move forward in good faith; because there is already warped factors constituting the office; such as fear of the press, and grandeur of power, guilt, lack of spiritual guideline, a hollowness. For instance, if there is The Kingdom of God, then election results are made up through the press.

      That the press has not reported a New England style of local decision making style, or the abridgement of peaceful assembly, or my historical cases invoking precedentially the ninth amendment and tenth amendment, exposes the press as where satan works from. Exposes the press as fomenting the problem. Exposes the press as creating a world to obscure the kingdom of god, or the change from human to being. Thus the changes I hope for, towards a discussion of truth, and calculation towards benefit; these implementation of a society that can party together, and work together, of all ages; this natural concourse exists outside the world of media, because media exists within the kingdom of god and creates, like creationism, a world that really doesn’t exist. Somehow, consciously not expecting any press coverage, we must seize that small portion of creation that is us, and realize we have to manifest its spiritual understandings, without the press knowing. The press can’t handle the truth; and by working around the press, we may be able to engender a society the stars have kept us from, that we are held back from now, by our belief in the press.

      To return to the ninth amendment, Repressive laws are always justified by their necessity. Thus cameras in dangerous neighborhoods are justified, as well as searching backpacks in subways, these are justified through cited dangers. Thus by the same token, if a dangerous community reponds to police cameras by reducing violence, and the mulsims and us, admit the errors of our ways, then these infringementss on little rights may change. I’ve always proposed offering the following deal, if alcohol related incidents in N.J. among the ages of 17-21 are reduced by one half, we will lower the drinking age one year. If in the next year, they are not reduced still, they drinking age may go back up, but if they are halfed again, the drinking age may go down another year. And let me remind you, the drinking age is twelve in France, because they do not peer drink or have bars, but drink wine at meals with their parents, and have a shot before bed with their parents; as opposed to some more recreational vision of alcohol.

     Consistent with this understanding of the ninth amendment is  a decision regarding rioting in cincinnatti in the seventies. The judge ruled there may not be a curfew if the need for a curfew has passed. The right to not have a curfew is fairly enough retained to only justify a curfew as needed.

       My advocation of peaceful assembly as where local decisions may be made, and the economy and education we participate in be discussed, and we discuss why we have not had peaceful assemblies,(04-366 District of NJ. Judge Thompson) natural as the be; is historical. So a press concerned with daily creation, is going to be ended by historical proportion, if they are exposed as an apparatus of creation, masquerading as truth. For really truth seems conveyed more in somber tones to a few at a time, rather than immediately to many. Nor is truth daily, Nor does truth have much to do with what the press creates, but contingent upon the apparatus.

     If you google my name, Vic Fedorov; you come across the curious case of Fedorov V. Bloomberg concerning a denied writ of certoraria from the supreme court. Our judciary is incredibly inadequate, mustering pretensions to truth with little ability for truth. Not only is it not aimed against those in power and manned by the lower class, as was the case in good ole ancient rome, but it is embroglioed in defense and criminal acts, a just society engendered by those in power would surely end, had they had a good judiciary aimed at their backs.

        In that petition I argued the ninth amendment gives me the chance to argue that the ordinance in the city of nyc’s administrative code, under the category of noise violations, resulting in a 25$ fine for having an open container of alcohol as a too personal effect, is contingent upon how much noise central park is known for. Because this law, like the curfew, has existed since 1993, it must be examined within light of todays statistics, in order to inspire the denizens of today’s central park to more and more behavior that lifts up restrictions and promotes the behavior capable of the highest laws. Law is a carrot on the stick, and this arcane and unjustified anti alcohol law, must be reexcamined in light of this wide ranging effect and precedential construction of, the ninth amendment.

     And of course, in my mind, as this was going on in federal court concurrent, ith 04-366 which argued every building approved in N.J. every tree destroyed, every pizzaria axed, was approved illegally by local officials. This of course is a historical and huge deal, and got no press coverage, which would have ensure an ethical and charactor-fulled engagement on the part of public officials, who instead, to degrees, seemed turned by their very office, against themselves and their interests. Because it is hard to imagine any journalist or officials, with a family or a friend, who would not want their family or friend to participate in a local decision making process of peaceful assembly. Therefore the control exhibited here is a totalitarian one. Thus the solution is in my mind, not my politics, the problems are not of earth, but the universe, what is NOT religious? I ask you. But certainly not receiving any coverage of this historical application, exposes the press as phony bologny, ironically being the mask it hides itself being that IT IS NOT PHONEY BALOGNY—-Phoney Balogny is over There—-kindof like Catholicism Jesus died for you is not a lie and dressed in purple—which just made the reformation have to get away, and makes you wonder what the fuck the swiss guard thinks it is doing—–

Anyway, people may google Vic Fedorov, and come across Fedorov V. Bloomberg, in the supreme court, and this is what that all is about; My obstinate pursuit of my legal right to drink responsibly; trying to find fame and fortune, in the ninth amendment, and get kegs on the street for it—–My own little investigation into NY, and making it the safest city ever?? infiltrating law enforcement by basing the reduction liberties upon public behavior. Being a lowering the drinking age hero—–but all that didn’t happen. Nothing is as easy as it looks. You still need a judiciary whose decisions are not bound to one or three or nine judges. To overturn history with the association of liberty and drinking, and seeing if NYC could be taken over by drunks, you need scores of people deliberating together to take in the incredible entrenched inhibition to this sort of thinking that is daily reenforced in unethical behavior by all people and officials, because the contracts we are in, symbolize the turmoil of the universe a functional earth apprehends and tries to cure totalitariansim through divine, and structured, intervention

The Etruscan Revival

July 4, 2010

     I believe farms should be owned by many together jointly.   Such  makes start up costs and work less daunting, and if enough people are involved, a natural market and labor force. Having read histories of antiquity, tribal living and identification was common back then, in Europe, the mid east, and africa, I found a farm to work at that was technically owned by several thousand, this entity called The Twelve Tribes, in Northern Virginia, near Harpers Ferry West Virginia, 55 miles west of Washington DC and Baltimore. They have enterprising operations and community living in many places across the U.S. and the world. The men have short pony tails and trimmed beards, and the women tend to wear dresses they make themselves. This was their biggest farm operation. They have an 80 share CSA going, and while I was there, sold hundreds crates of cucumbers, squash and zuchinis to Whole foods, and have lots of heirloom tomatoes and organic potatoes coming in which they have not begun to sell.

      In another plane of reality, this was a farm, an organization, with which, we knew each other already, and directly solicited and expressed interest in my help. Whereas numerous family owned farms, failed to reach me significantly. Because something is agriculture, and good these days; and with agricultural in its underrepresented state; how can one expect the interest in farm labor to be what I would think it to be. Even though we eat food every day; our limited consciousness does not make food production the wholesome priority it would naturally be. Obviously this is the work of Satan. Satan being understood as a vast force in the universe that predates earth. Something that is all around, that we are hollow compared to; that does not want us to exceed into our natural capability and capacity.

Liberals say the underacheiving segment of agriculture, naturally popular and health as it is, is the result of the rich, and greed. But Humans are good at heart, everyone suffers this world; and it is clearly an evil force controlling the kingdoms of God and Heaven making bad happen on earth. And that is the way it has been for thousands of year. All the people have to do to engender a better world, is step out of their homes and get everyone and peacefully assemble and discuss what they want with their time and life and what to do to achieve it. I am sure such assembly would want more agrarianism and less bs in their lives. People are reasonable, given the opportunity. The rich are not stopping members communities from appealing to each other. Satan is. Earth has been transformed to be populated with human beings, the kingdom of god; That great violation of law, and the control it gives to Satan, makes it easy to bypass and ignore peaceful assemblies, abridge them with corrupt structures of local officials, and just represent a front, of civilization, imposed on those who see. And this is not done crudely.

I used to think Satan was a crude force dumber than earthlings, but it is quite alert and cognizant and perhaps technical. Relating to the universe is the next stage in challenging thinking.

And actually, I believe, the twelve tribes farm was able to accomodate me because its tribal sense was liberating, and its spiritual/religious practice of demonstrating early christian community living, made it less prone to the corrupt errors that hold back agriculture. They understand agriculture is a community thing; that it is a simple early christian and necessary existence; its integrity and respect.

        Their communities include a natural organic cosmetic factory, restaurants and cafes and hostels, and other productive enterprises. They are still evolving. I am not saying they have perfected their farm craft, or worked through tribal issues, I feel all tribes must work through, to more be a tribe; indeed, at life and agricultural we are a bit at the same level; in that the conscientious person improves and learns and can’t help getting better each year. They bill themselves as the natural choice for hippies who can see through the veneer of drugs and alcohol and choose the good elements of the sixties understanding and dedicate themselves to those values. One would think its members have been tossed and stormed through the waves and seas and stupid society; as in a sense I have; with my relief on landing on the shores of such simple and humble community. But a good many of them are second generation twelve tribe. And there are degrees of getting tossed around on the shores of life.

       However there is something about the stern edicts of tribal living that polishes the tribesperson so much more than the out in society person. My rough edges, perfectly calculated to cause fear and evince my own considerable fears….they were out of place here, and frankly, polished. My sense of humour, which forever gives me another throw of the dice….they didn’t get, they in a sense are a humourless people, like the russians can be, measuring status by how unfunny one can be. Their monasticism also reminds me of the orthodox. The way they and the russian orthodox stand during a service; they have the potential and practice to stand during the thrice daily prayer council meetings. Of course they raise their hands during the final prayers; which I came prepared for and had practice; no arms getting tired this time. Fool me once.

            They even look slightly russian. But to go on about my sense of humour versus their lack of such; it got so they could signal to me as I started to warm up to one of my favorite racist or sexist overtones; that they were not going to laugh, it was not funny, since they failed to see the humour; and after a few tries over a few days at saying something funny at their prayer meetings, such as “Satan is Gay”, or my bit about how the only good thing about gay marriage is that when those suckers divorce, they may, just may, in their realizing the impermanence and impefection and indeed, manipulation, of marriage, I think they may seem to realize the confusing corruption of homosexuality upon them, so they end up divorcing themself from homosexuality…….there was a lot of attempt to end homosexuality….I guess it was something both of us had taken on in our independent extension of hope to the less fortunate……but those jokes just weren’t funny to them, the way they are to the street in jersey and Manhattan.

        I like to think it is everyone’s isolated alianation to society that requires them to at least try to have a sense of humour; and that the twelve tribes humourlessness, so to speak, is because humour is unnecessary when you produce most of what you use (they are capable plumbers, electircians and carpenters and livestock raisers, as well), and many stores in your area carry your trademark brand of candles, or matte or organic food…..and you do favors for neighbors……I mean, that is what they want you to think.

         Really, I think they are humourless because they are a tribe. And tribes are united by worshiping the same god. Their God is Yashua, pronounced Ya-Shu-ah, which is their name for Jesus, and they believe christianity is corrupted by not living communally, and believe that in the first decades of christianity there was an early christian church that lived and preached living as a community. But the difference between being part of a tribe and being alone in society, or an individual, if such can even be, is that the god renders all in the tribe the same features, whereas such is less stark, in the outside world, fraught with unfamiliar and distrustful trademarks.

              Thus, because they are all controlled by their tribal god, they are collectively funny, (indiviudally, singularily, not so). Their pony tails, and bustling dressed women, and raising hands in the air and straigtforward demeanor, and fraternity like aura, that’s all slightly funny, probably designed to amuse and cheer up a more forlorn society. So they are funny as a group; like an adept band, or musicians can be, in music, or after concert gathering, like a sports team capable of running adept even tricky plays, or a well reasoned political party striking a goal; but outside of that, jokes about funny coincidences, that’s all handled tribally. Indeed, after two weeks together, each day starting with a 6am meeting, I felt we both thought we needed time apart to regroup, and restrategize, more aware of the opponent in witheach now.

       For instance, when I arrived there, battered and tossed enough on the seas of life and shoals of darkness, I was wearing my “CIA” hat, one of the few funny vestiges of north carthoginia I’d picked up for five dollars at a supermarket. Its a dark blue baseball cap with loud white letters CIA up front, then in smaller letters underneath, in red, it says Christians In Action, and then to the side in smaller yellow  letters, Jesus loves you.

        I simply had no idea the twelve tribes think christianity such a corruption of its intent of community that they shirked an identity with it. This cap, which was so funny in a way, because it captivated evangelical christians, kept atheistic nuts away, and made certain people scared I was going to start preaching, it kept everyone so off guard, or especially on guard that I found wearing it to be amusing, if something to be learned; and I thought appropiate for two weeks of monastic living and wholesome farmwork.

        Well I arrived on a hot monday afternoon, parked the car near the fields and joined them in the fields, where the gnats were so bad some say they necessitated those net hats, and certainly gnat repellent. Indeed, the gnats were such a pest as to make the weapon of short pants fairly obsolete or only ocassionally recoursed to. And it got quite hot while I was there, going into the nineties easily for a week. However, after rain, the gnats left, and they were less prevelant in the higher parts of the field, and when there was wind the gnats weren’t seen. They also decreased upon a prayer to Yashua. I set about to work, and heard people wonder if the CIA was not bugging its fields. I guess from a distance you can’t see the Christians In Action part. Then later, after parking the car near their big house, and walking up to it for the first time, I was run over to an investigated by people who had not met me yet. Again, up to now, the cap always served to bode christian pretenses. Here, it boded CIA pretenses. So the cap didn’t go over well, as I imagined, and I soon switched to the cowboy hat I’d brought.

          Likewise the dog I brought didn’t go over as well as I imagined either. Usually if people object to me, they usually like my dog, Sammy, a small standard poodle, who is docile and doesn’t run away and can generally charm most of the time; Whereas at times I may say something unexpected, Sammy is always there with a smile and a grin, saying nothing, being nice. They gave me a room with a window in their basement off a hallway with its own bathroom not far from the laundry room with a door to the outside courtyard from the hall. It was a big room, big enough for two beds and a lot of space in between. But my dog was not allowed in the house.

         Earlier in the year, south of virginia, this problem at a farm was solved by Sammy sleeping in the small red pick-up truck; but then it was cool at night, and now it was hot all the time, and there wasn’t another dog to roam with Sammy in an educated way; but I kept him tied near the field I worked, and off the fields back to the complex of houses and building a quarter mile away I put him in the truck while I ducked in for food and liquid. They are very big on 3 moderate square meals a day with an ample snack at 11am. My streak eating and binge eating had to go. Nor could I control what was served, nor cook it myself. So my regular routine was disrupted. Nor did they drink coffee, instead, using matte, made from Brazilian leaves of the best kind, that like coffee encompasses milk and sugar or honey and icecream and is slightly energizing, but seems to thicken your tongue and hooks you into the matte feel.

       Anyway Sammy got way to adept at opening the back window of the pick up and sneaking out and even apparently into the house, so for a day or two I found him tied up to a tree or wandering outside the big house; so since the law seemed to be no dogs in the house, and not wanting to violate the rule, since following little laws is consistent with following big laws, aka, the prominent old testament laws against graven images and incence in high places, motivated the isrealite ability to follow good laws from their rabbis and religious structure.

       So I made the decision to find a tent and a place to camp out on their many acred property. I had been searching this angle since my first evening. But ironically, as I was walking up their inclinded property near where the goats are in a muddy area with bramble and forest to the right, a cat started speaking to me out of the bramble. You know the way a cat can start making human sounding noises. I didn’t talk back but kept moving up the stone slate slats up the hill the stone plates slightly pathed amid the mud and bramble.

       At about the level of the cat, the cat, being jealous of my relation to my dog, who was on a leash, attacked at the dog. Sammy, being the docile part who opts for respect, and barring that, getting away, slipped his collar in a jerk, and got away, untouched, but amazed, like me, at the fight this wild cat feral being had in him. The cat, realizing he could not chase Sammy stopped, and wondered what to do. Sammy saw the cat chilling out and returned cautiously a few feet, I kept striding up the hill, amazed at what fight the cat had in him, all hissing and punching claws on hind legs like muhammed ali or something; soon confidently passing the cat, and Sammy using me to stay in between the cat and him. So the cat attacked me, my bare calfs, like muhamed ali all swirling paws and claws and little cat forelegs, even leaving two piercings in me from its cat fangs. My left calf was all scratched up and bloodied and bruised in under two seconds; till realizing what was happening, I sternly no nonsensed it, and the cat backed off and I kept walking, still dazed by how they could object to a docile standard poodle, with these potentially child-injuring feral cats roamed and ruled the outskirts of their property. Later, upon inquiring, I learned there were two sets of cats, the ones that lived with the goats, who weren’t petting cats, but mousers, and meaner individual wild cats who would attack the goat cats and get beaten and made miserable by the goat cats. The irony of this was not lost on me; and it made searching for a camp site more trepidous by virtue of my experience with these crazed feral cats.

      The farm is called stoneybrook farm because a stony brook runs through it at the base of the large property with houses and barns, eastward, to the lower edge of the fields to the north east of the former property, where they divert water with their home made pump to irrigate the 24 acres under production of parts. As the brook enters the first property there is a site that has been used to camp before, with an old camp fire pit, near the brook; where I eventually made myself comfortable, not even needing a tent, just a tarp and blankets and I was quite comfortable being able to use my room to keep my clothes and change after washing, and spend nights or quiet minutes of the day, by the burbling brook, which never stopped burbling, though I at times stopped hearing it, then reminded, started hearing it again. This also had the curios effect of some slight degree of holiness, as the twelve tribes believe in humility, the least is the greatest, sort of thinking, the meek sleeping outside shall inherit the earth, while I gazed at their large houses, mansions, perhaps, at night from the hammock I spent the first few nights lying on outside the forest path that led to the campspot, the chapel I called it, that worshiped the v-shaped tree, and the setting sun, when it was setting early behind the hill looming over slightly the campsite. I was afraid because of the cat, to sleep by the brook initially, and slept on a hammock under a tree so dense I did not get wet when it rained, and then grew confident enough to sleep amid the spiders, cats, and deer, and later high school graduating locals. The twelve tribes of isreal had a real camping history sleeping in rigourously proscribed tents, especially in their march from Egypt to the Holy Land, led by Moses, and his brother Aaron.

         The irony, the lord moving in mysterious ways, of the rule, enabling me to sleep outside, increased my medidations, especially at night, so I got the full monastic experience of excellent medidations. The Lord moves in mysterious ways because he too, is against Satan, and Satan is very powerful, so in his degree, the lord can often only help by negating a negative, rather than affirming a positive so to speak. Satan being described as a pre earth primordial force of many parts and misery causing the kingdom of god, and willing all the bad things that happen in the world, keeping the world from reorganizing based on truth and spirituality.

        You may think living in a tribe in a community with people around signed on to values, is easier than living on the outside. For one thing, once you start producing your own things, all the commericialism of the local stores look bad and feel alianating; so it is its own unique situation. That being said, where there are many people a part of a community, there are many people, many variables and parts of the equation. On one’s own or with less people, there are few people to offend, a rythm a nature easier to create, a comfort swifter to rule. I found communal living to be rife with unpleasantries that never caused a problem or were that unpleasant, but ran up against more to scrape than living by myself; particularily being on my own on a farm I was in charge of; to conforming myself and diet, to their pattern and schedule.

        It took a transitional week just to get the hang of being a part of a community, providing order to my spaces and ways, getting used to no tv and not much internet; in that usually I am not around a TV, and the internet here was in a cold room airconditioned to store the crates of vegetables until moved, untill their walk-in freezer was completed at the farm stand.

            The farmstand was constantly having work done on it, paving, stone work, being expanded to look like a ski lodge with outdoor stone patio for their cafe/juice bar. They own lots of construction vehicles, the farm stand is in a raised corner of the the farm field, and there is another twenty acres a mile away they’ve planted with potatoes. THey have crack accomplished construction crews who travel about the country if necessary working construction jobs for money for the tribe. While many a hippy farm has gone broke and had the electricity shut off, or been condemned by the county for taking on too many cars it can not fix; the twelve tribes are vengefully industrious.

      But transitioning to sleeping outside, and waking at 5am with the sun in the long days of June then hoofing over to a house closer to the fields apart from the main property, for a discussion prayer group about the farming, and the construction, equally meted with construction crew and farm crew, with matte and farm eggs and cantelope for breakfast over the meeting there. But the second week, I made every early meeting easily, and it was easily the most pleasant time of the day, getting the head together with everyone, at a very special hour; a little like mens group breakfast, the meetings often fading into convivial conversation, then fading still into work in the field, or after I’d go back to tend my dog and bring him out to the fields with me. 6hrs of work was requested from. Some days I did much more, others a little less. I found that realism regarding the hardness of this work is required. Throughout my work life I have seen people unexpectedly burn out, and I saw it again here. Like athletes, people, players, have to be managed well. So their work effectiveness is balanced and contrasted by effectiveness at other activities, so they are forced to relax and take off so as to maximize production and minimize stress. The first saturday was a “push” day, meaning they worked on their farmstand on their sabbath. Sunday is called their first day, and is a work day, though at a slower rate. And it is nice working on weekends in context of the background of a kinder day for the world. But it is a tough one day weekend week, each day starting early, and one has to get to bed early; and I saw people burn out, people have to managed, like baseball pitchers, to maximize their effectiveness. The spirituality and prayer is vitally energizing; and people are encouraged to sleep late and not work on Saturday, though the first saturday, they all worked on the fancy farmstand from noon to 6.

       Since the farm was 5 miles from the appalachian trail, both saturdays, in the late morning, I ducked down over there. It also gave me the chance to drink a few beers in the woods. As you may know, I spent 4 nights on the appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Tennessee and frankly found the dominance and lack of social skill by the thru hikers annoying. It was a little like the NBA being dominated by obnoxious athletes, so to speak. I mean what is more likely, 90 people to take 90 days off to hike the whole 2100 miles trail, or 90 different people take one day off to get on the trail a day, so 90 different people enjoy one dayon the trail each day for 90 days? Yet in north carolina I passed 50 thru hikers for every little hiker. It makes no sense; how can one take off for 90 days? wouldn’t there be correspondingly charming social skills, and an environment that didn’t pressure making many miles, but enjoying the spiritual cathedral of the place? And of course it rained and snowed and sleeted for 3 of the 4 days for which I was holed up in a shelter for over 24 hrs with many others, where the sharp hard edges wore off and were replaced by bonds and understanding—

      This time as I went north 6 miles to Harpers Ferry W.VA,  to the 340 bridge connecting to maryland over the potamac river I rested my feet in, and back, I passed a group of families, and a group of women, and 3 groups of two people and no thru hikers; Harpers Ferry being halfway between the start and finish in georgia and maine. This was ironic Karma. Shows how things change from state to state. And then the following saturday when I ducked out intending to go south to a trail headquarters where if it wasn’t so hazy there was a view of DC, 5.5 miles and back; there was a burrito party “trail magic” for thru-hikers off the side of the trail a hundred yards. They reminded me more of locals than thru-hikers and I thought nothing of not stopping in. However at a shelter a little south of it, talking to another day hiker I came across gnarly, more hippy rainbow like than thru-hiker people in that they were young, down on their luck, and getting by with spirit and humour rather than ease. I’d never really met the thru-hiker more interested in my stash than hiking 20 miles in a day; and they all would seem bundled in spandex like material and expensive gear and be clean for all their faults. So this was a new chapter in my veerings onto the trail.

        One of the finer parts of the days on the farm were the raspberry and blue berry bushes I was encouraged to enjoy. Such anti-oxidizing treats, and moving from one taste to the next, were highlights of my day. Likewise for Sammy, he enjoyed when we’d stop and feed the goats in the pasture between the fields and the property with the houses and barns on it. Sammy was very intrugued by the goats, making me wonder if he understood they were prone to high hind legs, and seemed very strong, and strange with their goatees, and ear wiggle hello’s, bahhing, and scrutiny.

       It was also nice growing a beard, or perhaps I should say, not shaving. My beards tend to look a little like the beards of that tyrant in Iran. You see, in general I always wear my little uniform of a polo shirt and khaki-like pants for a couple reasons. Having an open mind for employees, for as an organic grower I would employ all sorts of problematic people offering them work as an improvement and salve, and they in turn would sometimes cause problems with the community at large, so I took to wearing polo shirts and khakis as then I least I looked well-dressed as I tried to atone for their latest mess-up. And ever since one employee got into a gun fight with a neighbor, I have always worn a shirt with a collar. I never or rarely wear t-shirts. We are our brother’s keeper: that should at least mean dressing handsome to soothe all who complain about it.

        Likewise, people like me, who have run for public office, filed papers in courts on behalf of benefitting the people, and have some of the oddest people the locals have ever seen working for him, and market and sell to the general public; behold a uniform like dress the people have seen us in before, as it allows us to get a little closer to people because people are used to us, in that costume and not apprehending new looks and ways, but a comfortable old form who may need to talk to you about something pressing.

          Likewise there was no beard in my outfit. Generally I shaved well several times a week, at most having what is playfully called, “scruff”. A beard at some level is tantamount to saying, “F-you” to people, I think, at least. A beard is like being scruffy and that’s it, so be it, that’s the cost, this isn’t about you, I am busy in my beard, sort of thinking.

               But here, beards were encouraged. They weren’t idolatarizing insults, but a noble look. They were smiled upon, not looked upon otherwise. So I had no problem finally letting my hair out. It was wonderful. The lack of insult it posed, and not having to shave or worry about it.  It blended me into one of them. Except I had no desire to have a small pony tail. If anything, I am darned enough to require a crew cut, and gave myself a close cut right before I left for there. No pony tail for this baby.

        Regarding their clothing, among the men, there is a slight effort to wear dull drab colors in humble respect of not antagonizing Satan. There is very little color among the male clothing. I wore my baggy emergency yellow-orange day glo polo shirt, and I could tell, it caused a sigh among my fellows. They did not say anything, but I clearly picked up an anti stupidly bright colored shirt sentiment; and as well, that I didn’t wear T-shirts, conflicted with their peasant of God look and attitude. I mean here we were a community, we had each other to talk to and query, everyone was polished and social, no one did drugs or was crazy, we were a community, with a different uniform, a humble disposition resting in the grace of community, not arms of the outside world—the community was responsible, not the individual, so there was no need to resort to devices to take on the outside world. I feel I didn’t floss enough for their liking. But at the same time I washed the floors and molding of my room, under the beds and the matts as well; and I had to do my own laundry and wipe down the bathroom shared by the hall. And in general did a few domestic and beautification chores, even though there was a gender divide in household contribution.

          They also wore these wonderful white, maybe embroidered, headbands, diadems, to their prayer councils. They looked like the halos surrounding certain images in russian paintings. It gave them a holy looking blessing and feel. I wanted one to. It was fashion superiority completely, but I had too much pride to ask to wear one, and no one offered me one, so I took the whole slightly smug scene as what is was: A bunch of people wearing diadems around me.

           I have helped three farms this year. The first was by a young farmer difficult to communicate with, and I think possibly over their head. The second was with a ninth year grower, very easy to communicate, with a small reasonable market of a 25 Box CSA. They gave me a little stipend when I left, which meant a lot to me, ontop of learning about their farm. It took just a few days with them to catch up. Their market wasn’t big enough to require me there long, and they wanted me to come back, but things happened and I never got around to it.

      At the twelve tribes farm they are pursuing a large market, of over a hundred thousand, which isn’t easy; and while they don’t stagger and  use a biodynamic calandar or have lots of espoma fertalizer around, they do know several things I don’t and we all had some relative experience without being very experienced. Because they offered frequent opportunity to talk about the fake world and what is true and what is false; which fundamentally, mastered, will be more valuable than money, and because they support a community, and are community owned and have many ventures going which require capital, I could not ask them for money. After two weeks there, we were caught up on the massive amounts of beets and carrots and cucumbers that required some weeding, and making the massive Tuesday harvests, which can result in 60 boxes for whole food, and a hundred boxes for the CSA, as robost shares got two boxes.

                 Why do I call them etruscans? Etruscans were the oldest and wisest tribe in Italy when the Romans arrived, possibly from Troy when Persia was kicking the eastern greeks off the shores and islands of Turkey. I imagine Italy wasn’t as warlike and as easily provoked as Romans, who mythologized Mars as their father, and a raped vestal virgin as their mother.  And the Etruscans I believe were among the last tribes the Romans conquered and subdued, and moving to present day tuscany to get away from the Romans.

         BUt they were a wise peaceful tribe; at some point mirroring Rome’s society and traditions, or vice versa. Whereas The Twelve Tribes have to deal with Washington DC around the corner. And the twelve tribes are very grateful for the religious freedom Washington offers. And whereas at some point it may be gleamed from the annals of early history, that the etruscan gods controlled the roman people, and all their war, a sacrifice benefitting the etruscans; you’d think, with the tribe’s emphasis on christian community, endeavor and enterprise, and wholesome values, maybe America sprung from them. Maybe the tribes are not conforming to the ideals of washington dc, but american society is trying to conform to the ideals of the twelve tribes. Sure the twelve tribes are in america and a corallary of American life, but aren’t the values they grip the core America seeks?

      And yet while there are great expectations of this tribe; they could precipitate a more tribal christian america, at least that is what the virginians hold in their outer minds; just because they live communally, does not mean all the good and the way to procure has been mapped out and done. Their fortune are very tied up to the virginians around them, whether that is admitted or not. I mean this tribe is a collection of people, it is a form, it is not fulfilled. And the suburban, small town, rural virginia around them, is a collection of people, a form, albeit perhaps a less sensible one than a commune, but it is not fulfilled. People do not visit and know their neighbors. People have not overcome the literal walls between their houses. And this is because society is a show,  a front, obscuring the kingdom of god, heaven and the universe. This contrivance is attributable to the universe as well. Likewise the tribe has not necessarily already connected as communal individuals might have done by now. The walls between the virginians, exist between the communal tribe; the friendships and workings of all community is withheld. Yet the tribes have better form, and an equation to be fulfilled. But your average suburban community has a potential equation to be fulfilled. While suburbia may not be as vitally useful to each other, as a commune requires; once the momentum is started, these deeper problems may be resolved. Thus salvation is more likely to break out in several or many places, than just one.

        I think they saw me as a good person to join their tribe, and I saw them as consistent with my plans for a spiritual and agrarian renassance in America, and States. In many ways we both have outreach programs, are religious, and believe in health. Several times, my prayers to Yashua, with them, were answered. One prayer was to shine a greater light upon evil so as to better see how to deal with it.

             You see, back then, I, like the twelve, very much saw everything as a battle of good vs evil, god, versus Satan. And we swiftly agreed on a working definition of Satan. Of course they believed in Yashua against Satan, where for me it was more being against Satan with whatever force worked.

            And seeing Satan as forces of the universe, blowing out earth, predating earth, and having many parts, that were not all the same, as something beyond the sky we could barely see, our eyes more made for material, than the edge of our mind made for perceiving the hollowness earth seemed to exist within, penetrating the atmosphere like nitrogen, but potentially being opaque, and more solid than the material world, in that the material world passes through it, but it can not be seen to pass through the material world, this dark rembrantlike background to the purview of my eyes; all this made me see the human endeavor as a chance to work out the conflicts of the universe through our vessels and in establishing peace, establish blessings for earth. For its a little like the dinosaurs where the tyranosaurous does not let the little leaf eating dinosaur live.

         Thus I initially prayed the universe or satan sees us as vessels to work out the longer problems beyond us. I did not attribute human miseries to humans. We can deal with anything; marriage, reproducing the Kingdom of God. For the problem in dealing with me, who has not been married, or reproduced successfully, comes from married, reproductives, in that marriage, is not the blessing it is made out to be, and what we reproduce is not what earth’s nature intended, being transformed by the universe, to these minutae we work out now. Marriage, in the grand scheme of things, is a contract, like the contract among the parts of the universe, that render too close, and are ultimately undesired, uncomfortable, and friction and stress causing. So the universe is under contracts that must be dissolved for peace to ripple, even though I speak not in authority. Thus each couple that must divorce, must see such as an opportunity to talk through an evil contract in the universe.

      Likewise marriage reproduces the kingdom of god, for the universe, I think. Humans, though it may be difficult may deal with this phenonoma and take responsibility; whereas the universe has difficulty acknowledging what it has done on earth. Thus the problems on earth represent problems of the universe, and not human problems or issues. Ergo, the key is working the parts of the universe to a knowledge of what is here; and while that may be recognized with time, or to degrees, or intermittently, or by some parts but not others. So somehow, the root of our society as reproducing, as more responsibility than our paper jobs, is where is galvanizing any reconciliation towards the future.

          But after I prayed for a light to shine on evil so we would better know what to deal with, I went to my tarp by the river and gazed up at the sky and universe beyond spending tiny specks of several colors composing the air my eyes see, and medidating on what is beyond the sky. When the trees seem to whisper and bow their heads in the wind to the universe saying…, “You think the Kingdom of God on earth is bad, the universe goes through far greater pain” And the trees bowed their heads, submissively and the wind blew and looming over earth far greater, some convex oval shadow over a percentage of earth, but far and easily larger, with pains of red at several levels in between my eyes and what I saw beyond the sky. And I saw the pain and evil which I try to see in Satan. And I realized two lasers of red light were pressing up against my eyes from the universe; presses I strive to see past and not let rule me through their touch and work, but see what they are designed to prohibit seeing.   

       Then days later, as I realized the intelligience here from the  universe, and tried to relate to their longetivity, I realized a black solid of another type existed all around me. And while there was a force entering my mind, it was of something millions of times greater and more all around. Obviously the situation is pretty desperate; and yet there are plans. The tossed at sea require the truth of these medidations. The perceptions of the anxiety and stress of the universe, is what monastic soldiers do at these places apart from society. We are there, lying on backs, fighting or negotiating with Satan, for the benefit of earth.

        The lifestyle and lack of decadence, the notion of 50 people being in bed by 10pm, that was so important to me. That last thing the tribes are is decadent. And the point is for a varied nondecadent lifestyle, they have songs and dancing, greek dancing, where all ages join together and dance in a circle, as an orchestra of assorted instruments including me on the kalimba, chime from the background; there being accomplished musicians and special songs and dances to go along with the special friday night meal.

       A big tribe requires people. Hence there is the tribe and their family, or a tribe of families. There are not many single people in their numbers, though there are a few. There are many young children as well; and it is an issue whether they will remain in the tribe. A group of their construction workers arrived after the first friday to help get the farmstand ready by July 4th.   A lot of money was invested in the stone work and tall ceilings and paving and getting many truck loads of fill dirt and shaping an ampitheater near the fields they plan to rent out for shows. These construction workers were spiritual and godly and socialized, readily admiting the horrors of construction work, how it is a vocation of the lesser of two evils, and not ideal at all.

       In the morning meeting I also saw the opportunity to address the market and capitalism as a cover-up, and how dealing with the economy as the kingdom of god was desired, and this was fairly readily agreed to and very important to me, to see the coupling of spirituality and agriculture. Though getting whole foods to admit their market was false or not as written, or getting the locals who’d mill a bit about the farmstand looking at the honey and pies and vegetables from the fields in the lower background available, this was not actually attainable; at least it was a stated value, and could, in general circumstances, with astute perspective, be dealt with.

       At the same time, I saw tribes as required to go through the marriage and family versus tribe dilemna. At some level, their families limited their tribe; and I saw tribal anthropology as necessitating the movement towards tribes away from families, in an understanding, a canopy, that was quite inviting, and regarded; even though I did not bring this up; it being something that must feel good to be presented. So I was glad to break away after two weeks, in part because their married quality, and marriage in general, can alter and squash, actual renditions and understandings, in the community at large. Married people in general, can be difficult to deal with; but this is nothing so and easily acknowledged, and being around a community, with frequent interaction, with married people, actually has helped me immeasurably, in a way. Yet I felt patched up by their lifestlyle, polished by their lack, and ready to be tossed by the seas again, without interfering in their consensus to marry. For they do not believe in premarital sex; nor do they believe in men bathing in the pond without a t-shirt, and tend to evoke old fashioned photos of city folk at the beach in striped suits from the knees to the shoulder.

      Part of marketing, as you work on that trademark, that style, that stands for values your buyer knows you stand for, attracts people like you. The people of Virignia were very intrigued by the twelve tribes, and never said a bad work about them, in Loudon County Virginia. Whereas in others alleged hipper areas, such as Asheville NC, or Ithica NY, I hear, they are put down, even despised in a light way. Because those elements rebel against religion, but more so, don’t care that real estate prices are raised by active farms, nor that a curious monastic tribal people with a brand name, attract tourism.

        As I looked forward each night to stare at the universe and try to perceive through the material world, as best I can, after some hard days of work, and some afflictions too, of gnat bites, cat scratches, and fertalizer fumes…..they were discussing why one book in the testament allows certain sorts of food, but not others, and flipping through bible finding quotes over lunch in their veranda….it’s a lot like a fraternity in that sense, with nice-furnitured rooms, and porches and degrees of social skill…..I looked in Jeremiah and saw the Lord condemming his people for worshiping the Queen of Heaven.

       Looking at the air and the sky, with Venus out, I realized the planets have consciousness and are in the unique position of being for the solar system and earth, but a part of the universe, and with their own complex. Venus, which I think obviously is the Queen of Heaven, seemed to have her own displeasure, and concerns, and even to stand in the way of Yashua’s doing to rescue the universe and save Satan, which is really what it is all about, if you are monk type. Venus or The Queen of Heaven, is angry being so hot on one side so much, and maybe also not bringing life out of her consciousness; and didn’t want things to go the way Yashua did. Her way would be to control all the women to admit they are out of control; because women are a bit out of control, that assertion at some level is hard to argue with. And here in Virgninia, with all those failed marrages and kids brought into the world, maybe more so than ever. Because in general, by my gallic code, men fear each other, but women don’t fear men because men who fear are feared. Yet around Virginia, the women were more uptight, and instead of enjoying my style for the threat it poses to society as it is, and feeling protected, they like get nervous and are uncool.

       BUt the question remains, if one good god in the universe wants to get things done a certain way, and another goddess stands in the way wanting to do things her way, do they work together? Can we acknowledge other powers and still worship Yashua, the tribe’s master? The same way I feel the universe in me, I felt the concern of Venus in me. Somehow all the objectification and unathleticism of women, a serious topic a free society would have reconciled and knowingly dealt with by now, is a sacrifice for Venus. The same way whites have trouble compounding the significance of race, Venus has a hard time understanding how we are different colors. The way Venus is driven so by her heat, so those flames have been corresponded to our women; for the point of one day utilizing venus in the freedom of earth and the universe we may attain.

        Likewise the curious curio of catholiscism, whereby rather than the terminology and teachings and applications of gospel and bible towards salvation in life; all that christian reform, is travested by the corruption, which comes with Paul in the section after the bible, that spells forgiveness for sin from a death that did not even happen if we go by the evidence of easter…I mean I  dont want anyone to die for me, nor do I feel it would help me…indeed it is the turn off to religion through catholicism that promulgated the reformation….yet that corruption and confusion, is a sacrifice to Mars, which once had life and went extinct, in sacrifice for less molestation and extinction of earth. Thus the greatest corruptions of the west seem grounded in the intent and desire to work with forces of the universe.

         This is another dissatisfaction with tribe, that may have necessitated our retreat and regrouping: They believe Yashua, the only son of God, died for them, and I believe Yashua is of the god of earth and did not die for us at all, indeed the market reality is that there is a lot of transformation of the natural human; everyone died; its just the universe, not some metaphysic involving heaven, seems to require the lies about this, and founding government and society based on truth, an issue to work out lying in an understanding of what happened to everyone. The spirit comes before the law; the law does not create the spirit. While   a great deal of prayer and democratic council, overlaps with my beliefs and values, this, and the marriage, I believe tribes are destined to work out, and the division according to gender, are three issues I have. If I can first add onto the subject of marriage that marriage, in so far as it is induced, can kilter the reasoning. Because thinking straight and reasonably, may be perceived by the institution of marriage to to threaten the pressure to marry, which is the pressure to reproduce disguising marriage as love. Thus reasonable work relations can be impaired by marriage. Marriage and family definitely can conflict with tribe and work.

           The last here is that having spent a lot of times in the fields and a lot of time cooking and cleaning; women can be better than men in the field, and require less supervision, and be capable of supervision; and that it is therepeutically important for men to cook and clean for everyone as well. I believe the farm would be better served by all there being required at least one hour a day in the fields, to become stronger, and that the few men working, be rotated into the cooking that feeds all, and to choose that menu. Indeed, a community farm shouldn’t rely on stalwarts for the work, but everyone getting stronger and used to contributing farmwork. I felt some despair from not enough people being into working in the fields, and some stifling from a consistent relegation to domestic activities. That is oposite to my understanding that everyone needs farmwork.

     Maybe the name of the state virginia, causes the domination of venus. To date though, women haven’t started admitting they are out of control, though maybe, with proper worship of the queen of heaven they will. But if venus is a god, so are those who represent and see for earth. Earth is a god, and those prescient a part of it, and it is not so bad a god at all; if it could be unfurled and actually make sense enough of the universe to negotiate with it effectively.

While the terror of the universe, was at times on my mind, causing squinting fascination, one can’t think of that always. The yuppies of Louden county were more polished, and seemed more capable of self-defense–of course there were more people associated with the defense industry than I was used to: But that’s the federal government for you. As well as the sense that they were better than their New York City Counterparts: almost like a subconscious pride and attack upon NYC, to be better than it, it’s more multicultural and media rifed scene. This was demonstrated by their greater love for organics, than the NYC market I knew. The DC market had more organic pride. Maybe because of the ideals of government. Certainly the ideals of government, which are ethics themself, are greater than the ideas of the sleazy irresponsible absent and sensationalism media all centered so stupidly serious in nyc.

However, it was difficult procuring a decent cup coffee out there near purcellville. The twelve tribes didn’t drink it much, choosing Mate, nor did the local store in Hillsboro have adequate coffee; so one had to go to purcellville to have the cup of coffee that makes everything ok.

The women though, were ridiculously vulnerable. Really, all these disheveled recently divorced women in their thirties coming out of the years of confinement, and in some awkward vulnerable state; which I never saw in nyc/nj. Most of the women I know are strong particularily not vulnerable women- if perhaps tending to relationships as a security blanket. And Venus would taunt me everytime I saw one. And I’d like “what the heck is going on? Why are all the women I pass, (in my search for coffee, say) like that?”

And the blacks, I came across the phenonoma I shall describe as the obama black. This is a black engaged in some enjoyable activity seeming as fine as Obama. I had never seen them before. I never knew they existed. All the blacks I’d ever seen recently have been disapointed with Obama precisely because he acts like there is no meaningful problem in minority communities. I am associated with being able to ask a black a question anytime: particularily if I really do have a question about something black, or mixed, or in general, if genuinely confused sometimes, they feel obligated to help out and I have no problem with that kind tendency. But these obama blacks, one can’t just make a time-out sign and interrupt the book they are reading, or whatever enjoyable activity they are engaged in.

The monastic experience was very uplifting and beneficial. When the construction workers showed up to develope their farmstand/cafe and outdoor stage; there was the party of the agriculturalists and the party of the construction workers, and we purposely came together every morning at 6am to discuss the upcoming day. And were equal regarding spiritual conversation in the evening around dinner I believe. It’s just the construction trade is more morally ambiguous, but these people would readily acknowledge that.

Two more points; I felt the grips of both good and evil hiking the appalachian trail; and realized the federal constitution was responsible for slavery and not the southern states. If the constitution allowed slavery, then it must take responsibility for it.

And there is something about the monastic satan-fighting life that has a lot of fear to it. One tries to be fearful so as to have none of the nonsense that interferes with the fight against Satan. And yet there is fear to say what is in the heart. So the point is to overcome fear; but that might lead to more nonsense. I mean they feared bright clothing, bright yellow shirts; and they excercised very little inhibiting nonsense; and yet could they truly liberate themselves with speech. The spectrum between fear and liberation is not a perfect one, by any stretch. And yet those are two such primal qualities. The idea of a beard is not to have fun, but be able to talk about anything, particularily difficult items.

I also like the way the tribe would kill a chicken once or twice a week and shred it up and add to their salads from the fields.  I thought it was superior tasting chicken in a superior form, in salad. But I later learn than they slaughter not chickens, but old hens and old roosters, which I’ve always wondered how tasted, and that that kind of meat, is bested peeled into stringy rope lengths and eaten that way. 

The hope is to be sensible enough to polish down society to the kingdom of god and powerful community understandings. And still have individually competitive spiritual qualities about. That would be the praxis to expanding the number of farms owned by communities, by tens of thousands of people; thus interlocking a market, and labor potential, and exposing urban neighborhoods and suburban towns to the vitality and harmony and necessity of agriculture.

I believe local officials abridge peaceful assembly and that it is logical and natural, a civil right, for localities to make decisions together in peaceful assemblies; I am mystified why this format, as it exists in New England, does not question the educational system and come up with a more sensible economy. Actually that is a fascinating question. Why does the practice of peaceful assembly in New England fail to address the glaring issue of the kingdom of god? Because much of the world exists on paper. In that sense it is two dimensional and controlled by the universe. Thus while New England’s quorums of 236 may demonstrate local propiety; the manifestation of the law goes no further than that: it is so easy to control.  Satan predates the universe and is responsible for the bad of this front of western civilization.