happy, healthy, and fulfilling life MAKES SENSE. It’s what most of us want.
But in order to have that kind of life, it can’t be for just some of us. It’s got to be for all of
us. Because we’re all connected. Trite, but true. What
happens to one of us - affects the rest of us.
Which is why I've created The Sensical Society. It's a concept on
how we can make life better for everyone based on 'making
sense' (i.e., critical thinking & and taking action). We address a wide range of issues. The rule is that we do not hold it against each other when we disagree.
We should be respectful of our differences as much as possible.
Right now, we're living in a world based on 'making money', not sense... on
hoarding power, not sharing it. As a result, life on Planet Earth has become one
‘hot mess’. But, take heart. Do not despair. This is
what life is all about. It's an evolutionary process, that through our various
lifetimes, is designed to make us better people. That's what I believe, anyway.
"MAKE SENSE" Basics:
Or as my dear old dad used to yell, “Use your head!”
1. Adopt a "Family of
2. Assert a ‘Can Do’ attitude
3. Get yourself organized
4. Do NOT trust, verify
5. Conduct your own research
6. Make your own decisions
7. Keep an open mind & be respectful
8. Become as self-reliant as possible
9. Join with others to protect people & the planet
10. And Have Fun!
You may or may not agree with my suggestions (above & below), but it is my effort to make
sense of all the issues swirling around us. I plan on publishing a small book
based on what I believe, but I also strongly urge you to write your own book
(My Life & Thoughts?) for your own use, to share with others, and hand down
for future generations.
We all need to take back our power from the large institutions that have had
a monopoly on news, opinions, and education for thousands of years. In your journal, you can
document important information, have fun, tell a few jokes, share your wisdom,
and in that way...help others.
If people want to create Sensical Society meetings in towns across the country and around the
world, have at it! You can use our Meetup page to post
your meetups. Lots of people need encouragement just thinking for
However, organizing these kinds of things is not my strong suit. I can help with some ideas on how to organize, but it’s up to
others to take the lead.
Remember, we’re all a part of the Family of Mankind, the universe, if you will. And we can all do our
part to build a Sensical Society for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. For
more specifics, keep scrolling down...
PS: Stay tuned for more developments.
Suggestions For A "Sensical Society":
1. Lay A Good Foundation For Yourself,
a “Family of Man” philosophy for a happy, healthy, and civil society, one in
which we take care of each other, no one gets left behind, but no one gets a
free ride, either. Then, get personally organized. You can't help others if your
life is a train wreck. Make lists for daily, short term, and
long term goals. Adopt a “Can Do!” attitude. Keep the atmosphere around yourself
uplifting. Practice the “Make Sense Basics” - think for yourself,
do your research, ask questions, listen to others but don't blindly trust them,
take a position, then do something about it! And keep an open mind, because
the road of life is full of twists and turns.
2. Get Healthy - Stop
Poisoning Yourself & The Planet: If
you're not feeling well, you can't think straight. Remember, your skin is your
largest organ, therefore, don't put on your body what you wouldn't put in your
mouth! So, go
wild, organic, and as natural as possible. Learn about wild
plants for food, fiber, medicines, shelter, and even for bioremediation of water.
provides lots of free stuff, like Plantain (Plantago) a fantastic medicinal herb
(weed) that has loads of benefits and grows everywhere! Grow your own food
and make as much of your own stuff as you can. Don't trust processed food and most commercial products, including
& all vaccines, because many are tainted with toxic ingredients. Also,
modify rules for sports & physical activities that are clearly unhealthy and
cause unnecessary injuries, like hitting a ball with your head in
soccer! Lastly, public health care, including dental work, should be
free, but with a private option. It's simply inhumane to deny children
and adults health care, or attach a cost to it that would discourage use. That
said, I'm afraid most medicines do more harm and little good. Regarding COVID, it's a complete debacle. Go to
3. Self-Reliance and Protectionism Are Key:
This applies to any nation. Individually, locally, and nationally, we need to be as self-reliant as we can
possibly be for food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, information,
defense, etc.. We can't be a free people if we are dependent on others for the
necessities of life. We
need to protect the public, our local businesses and industries, our professionals and
skilled craftspeople, our farms and open spaces, our schools and public
utilities, our environment, and our constitutional rights. And,
- Military, Universal Service, & Local Militias: Our
endless wars overseas since the 1950's are a real cause for national shame, and
we should pause every Memorial Day to remember not only those who gave their
lives for worthy and unworthy causes, but also those who got us into those
catastrophic wars that cost millions of lives around the world. Some of those
government leaders are still alive and have not been held accountable for the
lies they told to the American public.
That said, every
young adult should contribute to society in one way or another, either through
the military or universal service. That is not to say that we would send women
to war, but we should all be trained in the basics of defense. A ‘voluntary’
military disconnects citizens from their nation’s foreign policy and domestic
defense, and denies the military access to society’s best and brightest.
Citizens should also organize themselves into local volunteer militias for protection
against foreign, federal, state, or local tyranny. Example: Many of us may need
protection against forced vaccinations.
- Transparent Voting For Candidates & Issues:
our elections have NO integrity. Our
elections must be ‘completely transparent’, so that we know who really wins any
election. And that means state IDs, paper ballots, and hand counts at the local polls
on Election Day…no voting machines, mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, drop boxes, or other
nontransparent voting methods. For the disabled who can’t make it to the polls,
official and LOCAL ‘roving election teams’ made up of 1 poll worker and 2 poll watchers
can visit voters and return their ballots to the LOCAL polling station to be
counted. We don't want ballots counted at Central Counting facilities, only
tallies. We also need
to vote on the issues that affect our lives, not just vote for the
candidates. For too long, politicians have ignored the public will.
In that same vein, we need to strip the party leaders of
their power. Our political representatives should be allowed to vote on
individual issues and not on "package legislation" that forces them to vote for
things that they and their constituents are against.
6. Free Speech
Social media and news organizations should not be able to censor
free speech. In addition, every news and opinion piece should have an online
"comment section" for people to comment... using their real names to discourage
trolls and undue rudeness. Likewise, every elected government official and government department should have a place
online for public comments that we can all read, which will also make public
officials more accountable, hopefully. We should not have to subscribe to a
paper or join private social
media to be able to publicly ask questions or make comments. In addition, every
city council meeting should set aside time for the public to make a 3-minute
comment on any topic they choose.
7. News & Entertainment
– These should be subscriber-based only, not advertiser-based
and corporate-sponsored, which corrupts the
end product. Most importantly, no government agency (or gov't contractor) should be allowed under law
to invest in news or the Arts, as the CIA and other federal government agencies
still do, in an endless effort to control public opinion. Lastly, we should all
be searching for alternative sources of information, rather than rely on the
mainstream media which appears to be under the control of an elite few.
(Suggested list coming)
8. Education – Learning should be a family affair and organized process:
There should be free access, online and physically, to public educational
materials so that the public can critique what students are learning, and so
that parents & guardians
can help their children with their studies. Our schools also need parents and cameras in the
classrooms. We simply cannot trust teachers or school boards. Children should
also be taught lots of skills, such as: Wild Crafting, Survival Skills, The
Fiber Arts, Wood Working, Machine Shop, Computers, and even manners, so that
they can be productive and civil members of society. Home-schooling should be a
last resort, as children need socialization and society needs our public schools
Money – Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It. That said, in any economy you need fair rules
and honest referees. And very critically, we need to enforce our Anti-Trust laws. Democracy can't prevail when a few
people have most of the money. We need to do away with chain
businesses that have bankrupted local businesses around the world. We also
need a caps
on personal and corporate wealth, the size of corporations, interest rates, and
personal debt. Federal Reserve and Wall Street are bankrupting the country through reckless loans, derivatives, and other funny-money schemes.
It's time to end the privately controlled Federal Reserve, which is
unconstitutional. And no tax shelters for non-profits. It's a big scam. We need
to support Main Street, not Wall Street. And,
every citizen should be entitled to a job, although that job may not be where and what
a person may want.
Free Stuff - Some stuff should be
free. Free public
education (Primary, Secondary, College, & Skills Training) and Health Care. Both
should come with private options. We want our citizens educated and healthy.
Lastly, should the government offer free land to everyone, so that they can grow their own
food? The land could be consolidated into community farms or gardens. Still need
to work out the details on that idea.
Prisons or Correctional Facilities - Correctional facilities should do just that…help
‘correct’ a misguided individual. It’s society’s opportunity to get this person
to be the best person they can be. Think boot camp, which means lots of training
in manners, life skills, the trades, crafts, health, physical fitness, and the
arts. For those who seek revenge and punishment, keep in mind that most
prisoners will be released back into society. It benefits society to do the best
we can for the incarcerated.
12. Local Mental Health Facilities vs Homeless
On The Street - Local Mental Health Facilities should be mandatory for those who are not taking care of themselves due to mental
illness. The current standard for voluntary or involuntary commitment, is
restricted to those who are an 'imminent danger' to themselves or others. That
sets the bar so high that few can meet it. The states started to dismantle their
large state-run institutions in the 1950's with the intent of establishing local
facilities, but not enough such facilities
were ever built. We need to correct that ASAP.
13. National Borders - It's crazy
that we're even discussing this. Who in their right mind thinks that 'open
borders' is a good idea? Do we leave our front doors open? No, not if you
live in a city. It's the same idea for a country. In order to come into another
country, you need to be invited. That said, the 'One World Government' types
support the 'open borders' concept because it destroys national boundaries,
thereby giving a small group of elites control over the entire planet and an open door to drug, sex, and human traffickers.
14. Racism -
That can go both ways. Racism is always discussed as whites against everyone
else. But there's lots of racism to go around from all sides. If you treat
others based on the "content of their character", rather than the "color of
their skin", you'll be on firm ground. Regarding taking down Confederate flags
and Confederate statues, they should never have been erected to begin with. We
don't see statues of Hitler and his gang in Germany, do we?
15. Reparations -
It's tempting to want reparations, but what about all the other ethnic and
racial groups, as well as women, who were used as slaves, of sorts, and denied
their rights and freedom? That said, one wonders at the continued
existence of historic plantations that benefitted from slave labor, some of
which are still in the family in some parts of the South. These plantations
should be owned by state or local authorities, or non-profits in order to
benefit the black community, one would think.
16. Abortion -
There is no doubt that life begins at conception. That said and for various
reasons, girls and women may want an abortion anyway. It is a terrible decision,
but one that should stay with the mother for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
After that, I think it's too late for an abortion. Women and girls who consider
abortion should be mandated to watch a 5-minute video which would outline
various facts to them, including that they may never get pregnant again, and
offered adoption services and shared-parenting options.
Fossil Fuels: Damaged Sexual Development & Other Adverse Health Effects -
Everyone likes to argue over fossil
fuels and global warming, but what about all the known harmful health impacts of
exposure to fossil fuels, such as cancer, damage to DNA, and sexual development? (OurStolenFuture
law.nyu.edu) We need to shift to green energy and heavily insulated (with
hemp? or straw bale?) houses with smaller rooms that can be opened into larger
rooms, when needed. If you have enough to eat, your own body temperature can
keep a small, well insulated room fairly cozy. If you live alone and need more
body heat, buy a dog.
- The police can't be everywhere.
So, yes, we must be able to defend ourselves with guns, otherwise we're
completely vulnerable to those who have them. However, if you are certified
mentally ill or clearly incapacitated, then you should not be able to buy one. Also, it would be good to
use a "green" bullet that doesn't contain lead or perchlorate, but not sure they
are available. Or how about using a dart gun that will simply put someone to
19. Law Enforcement - Those who
commit crimes should be held accountable by either performing community service
or confinement, depending on the crime; but they should NOT be able to buy their
way out of it. Big Pharma frequently gets caught maiming and killing their
customers, while the FDA and other government regulatory agencies let them get
away wit it, or only impose a fine, which is considered by Big Pharma as their
cost of doing business. Both Big Pharma and Big Government crooks should
go to jail for the damage they've done. Until that happens, they will continue
to be a dangerous menace to society.
20. Conspiracy Theories? Never dismiss them because many are true.
I am convinced that our own government was responsible for our endless
and illegal wars since World War II, the assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK and
others, as well as 911, the 2008 financial collapse, COVID and the deliberate
destruction of our human infrastructure, and more. We are being continually
attacked by our own government, which is why we need to create a Sensical
Society to mount a sensical response!
21. Sex - Treat
yourself and your future with respect. There's nothing free about 'free sex'.
It's an open door to unwanted pregnancy, but also STDs (socially transmitted
diseases) which could ruin your chances, as a female or male, of ever having
children, or invite an ectopic pregnancy. Also, both children and adults should
be protected from the overt and covert sexualization of society.
22. Religion - I
believe in God and a divine universal consciousness that we're all a part of.
I also believe in reincarnation. That life
to challenge us. It’s an evolutionary process that runs throughout our many
lifetimes, and will make us better people in the long run.
And although I've decided not to join a church, I talk to God and the universe
every day, ask for their support, and thank them for their help. Organized
religion can play a pivotal role in a community, both good and bad. However, it's
important for church members not to sacrifice their principals at the altar of
23. Ending Highway Tolls - We all
benefit from our road system, so we should all pay the cost. Besides, toll plazas
create traffic jams and excess air pollution.
24. Bells and Smells - Wind chimes
and fragrances are an imposition of one person's notion of what sounds and
smells good on
others. It's rude.
The Importance of Beauty & Fun
- Some say that the Dark Side / Deep
State want to keep the public isolated, depressed, and afraid. All the
more reason to surround ourselves with beauty, friends, and fun. Let's dance!
more to come...