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Call to Action: The Spectre of Social Unrest in Los Angeles . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 May 2019

Dear Ones,

At the level of the borderline poverty working family in Los Angeles today, there is a yearning for home ownership that is part and parcel of the American dream. Yet because of the high entry bar to home ownership, few blue collar working families can hope to achieve this dream.

This gives rise to hopelessness regarding the American way of life, for masses of people who feel that home ownership will be forever beyond their grasp. It is just such feelings of hopelessness that cause lack of faith in the American way of life, and can promulgate social unrest; even thoughts of revolution and of more even distribution of property through Communism.

Social unrest threatens those who own homes, those who have higher paying jobs, and those who offer employment here in Los Angeles. Thus it is in the best interests of those of us who have vested interests in this city, to offer hope to Los Angeles families who are economically less advantaged, whether they be renters of apartments or of rooms.

Here are two cost-effective ways to mitigate the spectre of social unrest in Los Angeles …

  • For borderline poverty working families who are renters, Los Angeles might offer apartment buildings with a ‘rent to own’ or ‘lease to own’ option. This option might be promoted through a State of California or local tax credit to apartment building owners.
  • In addition we could offer a Los Angeles or California monthly lottery prize of a home, so that the American dream of home ownership might be laid out and monthly publicized as a possibility, even for those who are as yet unable to obtain ‘rent to own’ or ‘lease to own’ housing.

I feel these two proposals, which are relatively inexpensive and might easily be embarked upon, would appeal to both the inchoate yearning and the realistic plans of Los Angeles families who hope for home ownership … and that they would do so in a manner both concrete and newsworthy.

It is the American dream of home ownership that keeps us strong as a people. No family among us that has the heart to work and to contribute to our community, ought suffer despondency in this regard. Let us raise high the standard of hope for a better tomorrow, for the sake of this great city we all … whether propertied or as yet renting … love and cherish.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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A Call to Action: Homelessness in the San Fernando Valley . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 24 March 2018

Dear Ones,

The number of homeless per 10,000 people is about 17 people, as an average across America. Yet the number of homeless per 10,000 is about 35 people in California. In 2017, about half the people without shelter, nationwide, were in California. About 90% of the total homeless population of California are without shelter. (1)

It makes sense that California should have many more unsheltered homeless people, because the weather here is mild enough to allow people to stay alive while unsheltered. Which may be why there are twice as many homeless people per 10,000 people here than in the national average.

Homeless people in the San Fernando Valley, here in the western Los Angeles area, are camping wherever they can. Some set up camp in the Santa Monica Mountains. Children wander into the mountains after school to play. They may run across inappropriate sexual solicitations from homeless women. Or worse yet, rough handling and shakedowns by homeless men. Our parks are no longer our own, because of the influx of waves of homeless people.

I had a talk with our local law enforcement recently. They explained that their jurisdiction ends where the mountain park areas begin. They said to contact the rangers who patrol the mountains. I did call several numbers, and eventually found out there is only one ranger patrolling the Santa Monica Mountains. He said he knows about the problems with lawlessness, but is unable to respond to these, for lack of manpower.

Basically, as I understand it, there are portions of the Santa Monica Mountains that have homeless encampments, and in effect, no law enforcement is available there. That makes those areas unsafe to walk in. This is true for men, women and children.

Then, when the homeless set up their camps near people’s houses, I find, from reading Nextdoor.com, that these incursions are threatening to homeowners, and rightfully so. Their presence there represents a threat to the safety of the housed people in those communities.

I have seen, recently, residents in my general area going around, around sunset, and taking photos of homeless people with zoom cameras. And then shortly thereafter, a man in a pickup truck, who looked to me like a rough sort, cruising slowly in their direction. I had a feeling he might have had in mind roughing them up and forcing them away from the homes in the area.

I know people feel threatened by the government’s dalliance in regard to providing housing, or at least locating tenting areas for, the 6,000 or more homeless in the San Fernando Valley. Yet I do not feel that rough stuff will solve the problem. Especially, and hands down, vigilante violence, I feel, will not help.

When we express violence … even righteous violence … towards another person, the feeling of violence, and the thought of violence, do not lodge themselves in the person whom we assault. Rather, that feeling and that thought pierce our own hearts. And we bring our own hearts … as wounded by our act of violence as is the heart of the person on whom we inflicted violence … back home to our families, where is enters the hearts of our sleeping spouse and our sleeping children … the newborn and the toddler, as well as the grade school child. That feeling of violence is no respecter of youth or innocence.

As we lay our injured heart down to rest, in the home we love, that violence seeps out, in our dreamtime world, and fills our home with darkness.

As we wake up to a workday morning, and take the long commute to work, the injury in our heart, that we have all unknowing and unthinking writ there, streams out, through the morning sunlight, into the hearts and minds of those we pass, with nary a second glance, on the freeway.

When we enter the workplace, and greet our co-workers, they register in their own hearts the violence we have inflicted and the darkness that thereby slumbers in our own.

And so I say, violence is not the way!

Moreover, when we forcefully dislocate homeless people from one area of the San Fernando Valley, then they relocate to another area of the Valley. As there are, by my calculation, facilities for only about 300 homeless in the valley, the likelihood is they will set up camp in a nearby inappropriate area once more.

Instead, I suggest we consider these steps to alleviate the problem …

As to the homeless encampments in the Santa Monica Mountains, we can get maps of the unsafe areas. Maybe we could speak with law enforcement about this? And get these maps into the hands of the schools and the churches. We ought also get them on the news. That way, until we can implement a strategic relocation, there will be no mishaps with unsuspecting hikers and mountains explorers.

Then, as to the issue of incursions of the homeless into residential areas: As a first step, I feel we must set aside some areas … parks, empty lots, or parking lots … for relocation from private home areas and from the Santa Monica Mountains encampments, to these new locations.

We will need sanitary facilities, to prevent more epidemic outbreaks. I feel we will need guards to ensure the safety of this vulnerable population. And, I feel, we will need to create minimum wage, unskilled job opportunities near the encampments. And we need doctors to help with medical needs.

This relocation effort ought, I feel, to be coordinated with the Santa Monica Mountain ranger, and with local law enforcement. It is very important, to prevent violence, not to proceed with vigilante efforts, even though I know that homeowners and property owners feel a sense of rising helplessness about the situation, due to government dalliance.

The first thought is not always the best thought, especially when emotions run high. Teamwork is the very best way to go, I feel. But on the other hand, the average homed person can no longer sit idly on the sidelines, waiting for an unresponsive government to act. We must take the initiative, and help our law enforcement representatives organize a proper response.

First, I feel, a relocation effort, as noted above. Compared to providing up-to-code housing, the outlay will be quite reasonable. A number of lives of the homeless may be saved by this effort. And the general feeling of the homed, of being at their wits’ end over this problem, will be allayed.

As a second step, I suggest we in the homed community reach out to our churches and businesses and ask whether they have facilities they can offer for the homeless to live in.

We have very many churches and businesses here in the San Fernando Valley. If one in two such groups would agree to house just one homeless person, the situation could be much abated. Further, the burden of homelessness would be spread round, throughout the city, and not just concentrated in one area.

Then, on to the disproportionate number of homeless in California. Might we get additional financial aid from the Federal government to help with this?

Intuitively speaking, I feel that homeless are fleeing other states, and coming to California, not just because the climate here is more suitable for outdoor living. It may also be that other states are treating the homeless with more violence than may be encountered here in California. At least, my prayer is that that their experience here will be relatively pacific.

If it be true that, for reasons both light and dark, California is asked to bear the lion’s share of the homeless problem, then in this time of somewhat greater social unrest, when a rising swell of the homeless seeks shelter and work … however humble … across America, and if California has the heart to welcome these people, where other states in our great Union will not or cannot … then to settle this unrest, and to buoy the feelings of all our peoples, surely it would be in the best interest of our nation to provide assistance, where our state, alone, cannot?

The American people stand by a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is, I feel, not just the people who are able to buy their own homes, and own their own cars. Nor is it the people who buy or rent their homes. Rather, it is all the people of this great Nation … owning, renting, or yearning for a place to lay their heads.

In 1883, a poetess named Emma Lazarus had the highest hopes in this regard. Her words, strong enough to ring on, down through the centuries, strong enough to greet the eyes of every traveler crossing the weary seas in hopes of a better life here in America, strong enough to light the path for all Americans even in these modern times, are:

“‘Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'” (2)

I agree wholeheartedly with Emma Lazarus. I feel we can embody her vision for America, even in these times of change. Especially now, in these times of change.

Let us act, together, as a community.

Let us conceive our actions in faith, in hope, and in charity. In a manner befitting the greatest vision our hearts and minds can conceive to meet the challenge of these times.

Let us rise nobly to this effort to uplift and assist these, whom none yet love and protect … and in whose shoes each of us might … but for God’s Grace … find ourselves.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Link: “California Homeless Population Rising Higher Than Other States: California experienced a nearly 14 percent increase in homelessness from 2016 to 2017,” Published 21 December 2017 …  http://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/california/california-homeless-population-rising-higher-than-other-states/501590366 ..

(2) From Link: “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by Emma Lazarus, 1883 … https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_New_Colossus .. public domain … This sonnet was mounted on a plaque inside the Statue of Liberty.

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First- and Second-Tier Karma . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 28 March 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • An Instance of Second-Tier Pass-Down to Do with a Lecture
    • Karmic Restitution and Return to the Path of Dharma
      • Personal Alchemy and Co-Creation of New Life on New Earth
      • On Using the Mass Media for Humanitarian Outreach
      • Attainable Home Ownership and Homesteading in the United States
    • Other Instances of Karmic Pass-Down and Second-Tier Karma
      • Hiring a Thug to Do Something Illegal for You
      • Legal Sanctions for the Second-Tier Person
      • Legal Sanctions for the First-Tier Person
    • The Karmic Debt Owed by First-Tier Persons
    • Are the Astral Stories about Lawless Acts, or Are They Circulating Astral Dreams?
    • An Instance of Malware – Malspeak to Do with the Notion ‘My God, I Want Your Money!’
    • An Instance of Karmic Pass-Down of One Spiritual Leader’s Malspeak to Five Spiritual Groups and Law Enforcement
      • Projection of the Thought “You Whore!” Based on Childhood Wounding
      • Astral Malspeak Infection Flowing from Group to Group
      • Projection of Blame: Scapegoating and Group Ostracism
      • Solutions to Malspeak Now in the Works

Dear Ones,

This video is about first- and second-tier karma. A Summary follows the video; the information in green font is not in the video.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Here is another example of first- and second-tier karma …

An Instance of Second-Tier Pass-Down to Do with a Lecture

Let’s say there is a person who is very spiritually advanced, and gives a lecture on how you can depose a government. And they give this lecture to a small group of people.

The person that gives the lecture, technically, has not done anything wrong … They are just presenting an academic argument, right? But the second tier of people, if they are speaking in the economic interests of people who have less than everyone else, may act out a scenario that results in great loss of life and limb, and great suffering, and greatly increased Soul wounding for everyone involved.

So technically, the first person has no legal hold upon them, but the people that they speak to, and pass on their malware and malspeak to … which in this case has to do with consequentialism and that great heresy of Auschwitz … those people take on all the karma that is legally sanctionable and actionable.

And this is how the duality play is. Those with great spiritual insight tend to influence the minds of others so that they then carry out karmically things that are legally binding on them, and all the people that they associate with.

So therefore, it is impingent upon those who are spiritual leaders to do their clearing first. To take care of their clearing, so that the tiny specks and distortions in density of their bodies of light are completely cleared and cease to influence the masses of people to acting out during this transition to New Life on New Earth.

Karmic Restitution and Return to the Path of Dharma

We Ascensioneers are far from perfect, although we do our best to be Lightbearers, pathfinders, and wayshowers for humankind. Along with everyone else on Earth, we are clearing. The incomplete state of our clearing makes it very important for us to examine our actions daily, and determine if some small act may be needed to set ourselves back from an instance of karmic debt, on to the path of dharma, the path of righteousness.

In this hypothetical case of a lecture with potentially unfortunate consequences, one might introspect at the end of the day, and determine that such an act would be needed. Then one might determine the course of action. 

Personal Alchemy and Co-Creation of New Life on New Earth. One such act of karmic restitution might be simply to sit in meditation, with a peaceful heart, and offer that emotion of peacefulness to the astral airs. Much can be said in favor of such a simple act of transforming the astral airs from restlessness and discontentedness to feelings of peace, harmony, and world unity. This is the process termed by Peggy Black, that great Ascension Soul, as personal alchemy and co-creation of New Life on New Earth.

On Using the Mass Media for Humanitarian Outreach. Another simple act might be to provide … to immediately provide, through the local newspaper, for instance … a balm to the hearts of those who have been unintentionally incited to restlessness. For instance, if their discontent stems from inability to purchase a home, and loss of hope that they may ever own land in the current overpriced real estate market,

  • For instance, the daily news might carry an announcement about government programs such as HUD and Section 8 housing that allow people with meager means to own homes.
  • The article might also describe ‘lease to own’ agreements with private parties that rent homes, and the possibility of buying homes from private parties by just assuming a mortgage with no down payment. 
  • The article might further mention affordable local housing markets, as, for example, are referenced in the following … Link: “The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets in California,” by Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2013 … http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/25/business/la-fi-mo-affordable-southland-zip-20130725 … According to Mr. Khouri, in 2013, affordable homes were available in Barstow, Joshua Tree, Blythe, Twentynine Palms, Sugarloaf, Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, and Hemet. At that time these markets were valued from a low-end median of $60,000 in Barstow to $115,000 in San Bernardino, at the high end.
  • There are also affordable places to retire in California, such as Redding, Eureka, Rio Vista, Palm Springs, Oceanside, Chico, Riverside, and Grass Valley. The article Link: “Affordable Places to Retire in California” by Laurie Jo Miller Farr … http://seniors.lovetoknow.com/Affordable_Places_to_Retire_in_California … discusses this.

Attainable Home Ownership and Homesteading in the United States. People are feeling unhappy with home ownership in my own city of Los Angeles right now:

  • Both because the entry-level price is so steep,
  • And because, for those who now own homes, the price of utilities has seen a catastrophic rise last year, which will result in many who currently own homes losing them.

I notice it may be possible to get free or inexpensive land in other parts of the United States, for homesteading and raising crops and cattle. Although there is no longer a Federal homesteading program, I have read that free land may be available in Alaska, Iowa, Kansas (Lincoln, Marquette, Mankato, Osbourne, and Plainville), Michegan, Minnesota (New Richland) and Nebraska (Curtis and Elwood).  It might be good to get this information out to the mass media as well. 

Other Instances of Karmic Pass-Down and Second-Tier Karma

Hiring a Thug to Do Something Illegal for You. Here is a case of karmic pass-down and second-tier karma that is well known in literature, and no doubt in law enforcement all over the world. That has to do with hiring people to perform illegal acts for us. When we do that, no matter what the illegal act.

Legal Sanctions for the Second-Tier Person. Let’s say that a man of wealth and privilege hires someone to beat up and intimidate someone else, for instance. The thug that does the beating up has a pretty high risk of getting caught eventually, and of being punished by the law.

Legal Sanctions for the First-Tier Person. But the other person, the person who hires him, is much less likely to receive those kinds of legal sanctions, and if he does, they will probably not be that severe. The same is true of hiring people for murder, and so forth.

The Karmic Debt Owed by First-Tier Persons

Happens kind of frequently, I guess. But here is the thing that everybody overlooks: The karma, for the person that starts the ball rolling, is at least as great as that for the person that carries out the action. They are responsible (through financial leverage) for this other Soul’s action. So that is something, by way of karma, to consider.

Are the Astral Stories about Lawless Acts, or Are They Circulating Astral Dreams?

Fortunately, during this process of transition, most of the acting out that we hear about on the astral plane and in the astral stories is really just vivid dream states brought on by the Ascension process. It is like waking nightmares. And it seems like people are acting out all kinds of things. But in fact, if you check the daily news, and if you check the police reports, you will find that all that stuff is really not happening.

So, there is that. That is really a wonderful thing. And so, there will be a few issues, here and there, of lawlessness, but in general, I think, throughout the ages on Earth, that has been true, has it not? It is only that, these days, as these issues continue to unfold, people are becoming more and more aware of the causes.

Those of us who are Ascensioneers know the extreme importance of clearing … of doing our own clearing work. We concentrate all our effort on clearing our own light bodies, and on allowing the light to flow through from heaven to Earth, through us. Rather than trying to influence large masses of people right now, we encourage everybody to create that divine connection between Source and their own Spirit, and between their Spirit and this Earth on which we live. And I advise that as well. I think that is the most worthwhile thing we can do here on Earth.

An Instance of Malware – Malspeak to Do with the Notion ‘My God, I Want Your Money!’

Here is another instance of malware – malspeak to do with the notion “My God, I Want Your Money!” Let’s say you are in a group with this motto, and you are intent on gaining money from women. So, you are looking at a woman, and you say to her, soulfully, “My God, I love you!”

What does that mean, really? If this is a ploy … a ploy based on Soul wounding … then what that means is that this person feels that:

  • They are a great spiritual person who loves God,
  • They look down upon you, a woman,
  • They want to convince you, through a subterfuge or ruse, that they love you,
  • And they want your money.

The group’s first-tier karma is mixed: They are great spiritual people who love God. That is good. They look down on women. That is bad. They use a ruse for fund-raising. That is bad.

The second-tier karma has to do with the woman’s loss of faith in the group, when her money is taken through a pretense of romantic love. The second-tier karma will be less severe if the woman’s does not lose her life over the money desired by the group.

An Instance of Karmic Pass-Down of One Spiritual Leader’s Malspeak to Five Spiritual Groups and Law Enforcement

Projection of the Thought “You Whore!” Based on Childhood Wounding. Here is an astral story regarding malspeak in a spiritual leader who had a rough childhood … Because his mother made her living as a sex worker, he had Soul wounding around women being whores. This leapt out, in physical terms, as it came up for clearing one day, as he and one of his male students drove past a female student walking down the sidewalk.

As the early Soul wound experience came up from his subconscious, he shouted out the car window to the walking lady, “You whore!”

Astral Malspeak Infection Flowing from Group to Group. This malspeak based on his early Soul wounding spread to the man riding with him, who felt great loyalty to the spiritual leader. From there, by word of mouth, it spread throughout that group. 

Unable at that time to resolve the early Soul wounding, the leader continued, whenever he felt angry, to cast his thought “You whore!” to the female student, who soon left his group on that account. Yet this thought of the leader continued to follow her at a distance; it became an idée fixe … a ‘fixed idea’ that dominated his mind and was hurled at the woman from time to time.

She moved on to another group which, as luck would have it, was called up by the first leader, and told that the woman was a whore. This thought, though it had not a basis in the woman’s life, nevertheless had great relevance to the leader in terms of his unresolved feelings toward his mother, who had passed on.

The strength of the second group’s feelings against profligacy was, through astral malspeak infection from the first leader, transferred to the second group, from which she was astrally ousted. She then moved to a third, fourth, and fifth group, the members of each of which were called, on the astral plane, if not on the physical plane, by the original leader, or by others infected with the malware.

This karmic pass-down from the first spiritual leader, to his spiritual group, and then to four more spiritual groups, was like a slow waterfall effect that took place over several decades. During those years, the woman at the effect of the astral malspeak was leading a meditative, chaste lifestyle.

Yet the astral clamor from the people in these groups eventually reached local law enforcement, who became convinced, through astral infection, that she was a woman of ill repute; this they came to believe with such conviction that they assigned a 24/7 police car to her, which found that she went to a senior center to play dominoes during the day, and stayed at home nights. Or so goes the astral story. 

Projection of Blame: Scapegoating and Group Ostracism. The process of astral malware infection is like astral gossip, slander or calumny. It hooks onto Soul wounding in other people … maybe, for instance, they may have been called a whore or a profligate person in childhood, and they would like to shift the blame for the feelings of guilt they have onto a ‘scapegoat’, a ‘whipping boy or girl’ … a ‘fall guy’ who can be ostracized from the group as they themselves, in their inner hearts, feel they might be in jeopardy of being done to.

So the mechanism of ostracism from a group is another form of psychological projection of feelings of guilt or social unacceptability onto a ‘patsy’.

Solutions to Malspeak Now in the Works. Because of the healing quality of the incoming light, the first-mentioned spiritual leader, the malspoken people in his and other groups, and the woman at the effect of the malspeak are now in the process of resolving their Soul wounding to the greater light of New Life on New Earth.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Soothing Prospective Social Unrest in America: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed and published on 27 May 2016, revised
Previously titled: Soothing Social Unrest: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model

  • INTRODUCTION
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • MORE INFORMATION

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Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

This blog is about ways to soothe social unrest and improve our urban environments through land distribution. The information in green font below is not mentioned in the video …

  • After Columbus discovered America, the problem of unrest among younger sons of nobility was solved in England by offering them land grants to plantations on the East Coast of America. This was also a way of redistributing wealth and creating new wealth.
  • How this may apply to unrest among those of no means in America’s large cities, with regard to possible redistribution of Government Lands, for instance, lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. It is possible the railroads are holding more lands as a result of original land grants to them to entice them to build railroads across the United States, and that these lands might, through whatever modus, offer an avenue of wealth redistribution in the United States.
  • Stepping up the United States land redistribution process might solve a number of problems:
    • It might mitigate discomfort among the very wealthy here in America, regarding the potential for social unrest among the urban poor.
    • It might offer a program that would foster the principles of hard work to provide for oneself a bright future, which has proven very effective in strengthening the moral fabric of America in times past.
    • The ideals of sustainable living might be fostered in the newly distributed lands.
    • A decrease in crowdedness of our large cities might give a financial boost to overworked community services, by removing the lower per capita income households from the cities and decreasing crowdedness.
    • And the resultant improvement in per capita urban income might improve public services coffers … for example, those of law enforcement, fire department, water, power, street cleaning and trash collection. Funds from relief of demand for public services might be channeled into urban renewal, with reinstitution of city street paving and sidewalk repair (of which there has for some years been a negligible amount ongoing in Los Angeles, for instance), better public transportation, less commute congestion, more urban green spaces, and urban wildlife transportation corridors.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I had a few more thoughts on the days of yore as compared to current times, that I thought I would share with you. It has to do with ways to soothe social unrest and ways to solve problems of distribution of wealth; very practical notions.

A long, long time ago, soon after Columbus discovered America, the royalty of England found a use for that continent that did not have to do with finding gold. In those days there were nobility in England that had many children. Some of those children had lands and means. But the youngest sons typically had none.

So there was a problem there, with regard to the youngest sons of nobility, because they were restless, and they wanted abundance. They wanted means, and they did not have them. They posed a potential threat to the ruling powers of England.

So the notion that was ingeniously concocted by the ruling powers was to send the youngest sons of the nobility, with a land grant, to the East Coast of America. They would then become landed gentry, and they would establish plantations and create their own wealth for themselves. Furthermore, they would be very far from the ruling powers of England; hence, unable to cause trouble.

So this was a manner of distribution of wealth, and a way of creating new wealth, for those who had none, in England. And this applies today … in a different format; but there is the same difficulty today in what is now the United States.

In the large cities, there are numbers of restless people who, for whatever reason, have nothing. I would not blame it on the problem that is termed the ‘immigrant problem’, which is part of the worldwide wealth and abundance creation problem that remains to be solved on New Earth.

I would not term it the ‘immigrant problem’, because there are many people in the large cities of America today who are not immigrants … and many also who are immigrants … who have nothing. In other words, there is a very large class of people who are very, very poor.

These people pose a problem to the ruling elite of America. Here in America, the ruling elite comprises not kings and queens, and not the United States government. What it is, is the very wealthy, the heads of corporations, and that sort; the people who have most of the wealth.

The entertainment industry, for instance, has some very wealthy people. And there is old wealth here too, I feel. So there are a few people that have a lot of money, and who are threatened by the people in the cities who have nothing at all.

I have a proposal; I ask that you just take a look at this notion: We have in the United States a huge amount of land that is held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the result of an old deal that took place between the railroad companies and the government, for the development of railroads across the United States, so as to connect the East Coast with the West Coast.

Technically, this land belongs to the Bureau of Land Management; but today, I would propose that some compensation might be made to them for this land, and that an offering might be made, of free or inexpensive land, to these people who are in the large cities, and might relocate to an environment of sustainable living in the BLM lands.

What would happen, then, is that those that have great wealth, in the cities, would gain some measure of security against social unrest. And it would be a double win, because those who have nothing would then have something.

In a manner of speaking, it is a conceivable method of redistributing wealth. So, something to look at. I am sure there are other notions too; but this, I feel, is a very intriguing notion.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Citation: “Taking Back Our Land: A History of Land Grant Reform,” by George Draffan, Public Information Network, in “Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress’s 1864 Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant,” by Derrick Jensen, George Draffan, John Osborn, Inland Empire Public Lands Council, 1 July 1995, available at http://www.amazon.com ..

Image: “My Public Lands Roadtrip: New National Conservation Lands Maps Online for Your BLM Roadtrip” … https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/19015690271 … Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic … DESCRIPTION: Lake in an arid region, reflecting blue sky and white clouds

Image: “My Public Lands Roadtrip: New National Conservation Lands Maps Online for Your BLM Roadtrip” … https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/19015690271 … Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic … DESCRIPTION: Lake in an arid region, reflecting blue sky and white clouds

Railroad-lands

Image: “Map of the United States Exhibiting the Grants of Lands Made by the General Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Toads,” by John Wesley Powell, 1834-1902, Government Printing Office, in David Rumsey Map Collection: Cartography Associates … http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/D5005/2347010.jpg … public domain. A bigger version of this image is here …  http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~254973~5519557:Map-of-the-United-States-exhibiting ..

Image: “Map of the United States Exhibiting the Grants of Lands Made by the General Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Toads,” by John Wesley Powell, 1834-1902, Government Printing Office, in David Rumsey Map Collection: Cartography Associates … http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/D5005/2347010.jpg … public domain. A bigger version of this image is here …  http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~254973~5519557:Map-of-the-United-States-exhibiting ..

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