Finding the Original Intention of America

June 12 2020

    Hello. I have not written to you in two months. In that time I have been following a few trains of thought which I have wished to get to the point of and discuss in a detailed manner. Some trains of thought have occurred relatively separately and some have been the result of others. While some of the trains of thought are more mundane than others, all ultimately are concerned with, one could say, ultimate concerns.
    To achieve both purity as an individual and unity with all things, including all people, I must stay on point. In chemistry the term “pure” refers to a substance that is completely uniform, like a diamond consisting solely of those molecules which form a diamond. It is not a diamond that has some other kind of rock or even something else entirely mixed in: that would not be pure. For a living organism, “purity” means that organism is in integrity with what it was meant to be, and is untarnished by outside forces which would render it otherwise. “Purity of heart” means that no emotions are forced and, simultaneously, higher feelings are not suppressed. Purity of heart is what makes ascension possible, since it is open to wiser thoughts and more highly evolved states of being. The opposite of purity of heart is jadedness, which is an insistence on remaining at a relatively low level of being. Any unhealthy activity, no matter how mild, is an expression of jadedness and therefore a sign of a closed heart.

COVID-19 and the Original Intention of America
    I have many interesting things to share. I wait for “just the right time” because the way in which I share matters, and I would like to do so in a complete and meaningful way. I feel that in all I have shared on in the last two years I have done a satisfactory job of this. Meanwhile, though, there are details that so far have not gotten to see the light of day. The question is in what form they will do so. “When” also matters. Since time pressure is a killer of life, however, it is important not to get too caught up in it. Still, I cannot deny that I do feel a sufficient urge to share now.
    One thing I have been meaning to talk about for the last two months is COVID-19. I wanted to share both personal experiences and links to events which support the doubt I have had in the mainstream story regarding this situation, as I professed in my last article. While I did gather talking points and resources to a sufficient degree, the inspiration to write a piece on COVID has not been as sufficient. I do not care for preaching nor attempts to appear righteous. Though I can and must demonstrate things, trying to prove anything is futile because there will always be people who won't believe me no matter what (and this is true for everyone and all ideas). I also do not care for complaining, finger-pointing, semi-hidden agendas, nor any kind of hype. So it seemed that this article was doomed to be bogged down with all kinds of fallenness, unless I just share the links I have and give a brief summary of each. Yet I do not like that path either because it would be disingenuous to omit the full extent of my thought and pretend to be some cookie-cutter journalist when this is in fact and the purpose is to share my thought process or at least my most evolved thoughts on matters and not merely “state facts” like an “innocent” observer nor paid mouthpiece. It seems like I have to write an article on COVID, but I also do not want to keep delaying.
    I finally organized all my resources for the article in late May and was about ready to write. Naturally the Constitution and the rights of American citizens have also been on my mind throughout this situation. On April 23 a thought came to me which stated that the original intention for American government was set forth in the Articles of Confederation. Specifically (note it is written out as though someone is talking to me, as it is from the void. See Welcome to the Void),
    Note that the Articles of Confederation provide the principles that your country was founded upon and not Democracy. The Constitution is a refinement of the Articles and it includes the Bill of Rights. The Articles did not work out because they did not furnish sufficient unity amongst the new states of the union. Every state was like its own country, and this missed entirely the point of the United States of America. It is too bad that we had to write a Constitution to formally establish such unity instead of the states wanting to work together. Sometimes a little bit of force is OK just to push things in the right direction. …In a state of emergency you have to assume some emergency powers to make sure that things go in the right direction rather than turning out chaotically. Things moved so fast at the start of your country that someone should have taken more direction rather than letting the states wantonly do whatever they want. I know the whole point of your country is to believe in people's ability to act independently, and that is important. However, you have to understand the importance of organizing people. You have to understand that a leader is not a bad thing. People just have to know how to lead. The Articles of Confederation are the true principles of your country, but they had to be refined into the Constitution so that the states would work in coherence with one another. If people were more pure then the Articles would have done a good enough job at establishing the United States of America. Leadership is more necessary when people are impure, just as technology becomes more necessary in such situations. The question is, At what point does a person go from being a bit fallen to outright hostile to life? That is the question you yourself must answer in the quest to reform your world-- not in the sense of petty political reforms but RE-FORM. RE-FORM is more potent than revolution, maybe unless when it means RE-EVOLUTION instead of [short-term] revolving.
    Obviously the general attention is on the Constitution since that is the document which presides over the country. However, the original intention of any endeavor tends to be the most pure. I have previously stated that beginnings are often meager and serve as a beautiful basis on which to be or do a thing, but those roots get corrupted and then practically forever lost. Not quite two years ago, in 2018, I became convinced that the preservation of the principles on which America was founded might be one of the most effective paths for all interests at hand and not solely for something like American political power. I put faith in the idea, but I struggled to see it. The first such principle became apparent to me in Fall 2018. In the Declaration of Independence it is stated that the people have the right to replace a government which has continually failed in its purpose and cannot be effectively reformed. I knew that was definitely included in the original intention. I did not make much more progress on the matter of the original American principles until Spring 2020, beginning with the above idea about the Articles of Confederation.
    On May 30 2020 I finally put into expression a substantial thought process regarding the original intention of America-- one I was sure of. I wrote about Shays' Rebellion and the debates over the Constitution in 1787. Shays' Rebellion was the catalyst of the Constitutional Convention: the financial plight of the farmers, their consequent insurrections, and the sub-par ability of the state governments to deal with either problem made the leaders of this country believe it needed a stronger and more organized federal government which would facilitate greater unity and uniformity amongst the states as well as the different groups of people who lived in them.
    The riots began in Minneapolis at the same time that I wrote about Shays, i.e. the final days of May 2020. I felt that the need to understand the purpose of America in extremely clear terms was dire, and that to achieve this I needed more than Shays' Rebellion, the Articles of Confederation, and Patrick Henry's stand against the Constitution which led to the Bill of Rights. I knew I would at least need the events that led to the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, if not also the Constitutional Convention, Washington's presidency, all words said by all founding fathers (the last of them, James Madison, died in 1836), and reflections on the many ways the words of the founders have been distorted and defied. Though it may not seem necessary to the topic, I have also been interested in colonial America and the first European settlers on these lands in the 16th through 18th centuries, since in those early people we might see the “true spirit” of this country.
    On June 8 it seemed I might be almost ready to write again. That day I read that Thomas Jefferson had helped the Marquis de Lafayette write the “Declarations of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” which was part of the French Revolution. I felt a bit deflated to learn that these prominent men who had fought for the cause of American freedom had also contributed to the mob which was the precursor to Marxism. At that moment I knew that I must articulate the clear distinctions between the American and French revolutions, assuming that they actually are fundamentally different. The two differences that immediately stood out: 1. In the American Revolution the two parties at war lived on different continents. In the French Revolution, the leaders and the people all lived in the same country. 2. The American Revolution was far more orderly than the French.
    I was not certain that was all to the story. I wanted to be clear why one revolution yielded “the greatest country on Earth” while the other yielded “the Reign of Terror.” I wondered whether the American Revolution was more rooted in timeless universal principles, whereas the French Revolution prioritized just defying those in power.

    I truly do not want to “sit” on this article for long so I am just going to post it as-is. I believe there will be some form of a follow-up to this article.