If you are new to my newsletters, I am aware of the global health and climate initiatives that are grooming us for a world of digital ID, a central bank digital currency, social credit system, and surveillance state. It is hardly a world I want to live in, let alone leave to my children, so I feel compelled to stand up, speak out, and work on solutions to avoid or withstand these initiatives. While it seems slow going at times, I know that more and more people are realizing that there is no going back to normal, and that we all need to participate in the curation of our future.
I often think about the people who settled the prairies. Many of them arrived with very little, and out of necessity, came together as a community and started co-ops to buy and sell goods, credit unions to lend and invest money, they built churches and halls so they could gather, created school boards to manage education, built rinks and other amenities so that them and their children could recreate. They started clubs like 4H, which taught the kids not only practical skills, but fostered them into becoming leaders in their community by keeping record books, public speaking, and running meetings. They created small businesses, built infrastructure, and took care of each other.
Living in a small town the last couple decades, I got a precious glimpse into the past, and the people who’s shoulders the town was standing on. I got to witness the last of the fiddle dances in the Hall, perogy making bees for fundraisers and fall suppers, and other great community events. I barely missed 24 hour bonspiels, car bingos, and street dances, but certainly heard many an old timer fondly recall these classic events.
It is rather sad for me to know that those who pioneered the creation of towns like mine have all passed. I’d love to be able to interview them and hear about how they did it.
In a way, this is where we are at again. Differently of course, but similar. The institutions they all created have slowly been taken over. The small town co-op’s are now under the Federated umbrella, squeezing local businesses out of town, and operating from a big business mindset. Many credit unions have also amalgamated, and will almost certainly tow the line with the central bank digital currency when it comes out. Churches, providing a space to congregate around morality, are largely empty, school boards and health regions have centralized, and there just isn’t enough community left for things to thrive in much of rural Saskatchewan. So with many of our cherished institutions being co-opted by globalism, and no longer run by local communities, if we are to retake our power back, we need to build these things from scratch again.
For me, it is exciting to see this start to happen. To re-imagine how we can take what we have done and improve on it. To look back at how we can preserve the principles that made our communities strong, and avoid making the same mistakes of allowing the lure of centralization to divide us.
No matter ones opinion on decentralized digital currencies, it is nice to see there is effort being put into alternative monetary systems. I’ve seen private schools and homeschool collectives start to emerge. I’ve seen efforts put into health care collectives that offer alternatives to pharma controlled health regions. Crowd sourcing for investments and start ups instead of bank loans and credit cards. Crowd sharing platforms. People are starting to reimagine how we will counter the balance of power that is obviously being taken away from us.
A foundational aspect of this movement is to regain our local food security. Most of what we buy from the store is poisonous in some respect, largely from preservatives, additives, and chemical inputs. Growing your own food, or supporting others who will grow for you, not only creates food security, it is foundational for our health as well. So one of the primary steps we can take on this journey is to invest in and support local growers. I will be talking more about this over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
I will also be putting out weekly newsletters from now on, so people can get a sense of what my membership is all about. Hopefully that is alright with you. I look forward to sharing my new newsletter template next week Until then, keep your garden watered, and go hug a farmer!