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3.31.2017

Please, may I buy you a proper lunch? This the nice lady asked......

Please, may I buy you a proper lunch? This the nice lady asked when she heard me talking to a young couple with their one-and-a-half-year-old here in the hardware store parking lot  about my work at Standing Rock and around the country trying to give our young ones a chance of a decent future. She guessed, correctly, that the can of nuts was my meal for the day. . This is the second day of working to repair the Damage Done by our sisters and brothers in uniform at Standing Rock when I refused to abandon native grandmother Regina Brave. Bless your heart, I said to the lady. I didn't tell her that this was the fourth donation received for the thousands of dollars of Damage Done standing for the future of humanity. I've been at this a long time. I expected nothing else. I expected to fight alone. I fight alone. You few exceptions know who you are and bless your hearts. The joy is mine. I wish others could find the joy. I'll continue to try and show the way. Two solar panels are in the boxes but first repair to major damage to the plastic of the vehicle has to take place and I'm experimenting with how acrylic deals with drill holes and holds up to the pressure and response to glue. I'm also experimenting with the length of the trailer and making it much easier to angle toward the Sun. Getting to Standing Rock from North Carolina consumed a $750 battery and hopefully a  replacement will arrive, did I mention credit cards, hopefully a replacement will arrive by  Wednesday of next week and I'll depart around the country. Credit cards, Can't live with them, can't live without them.

3.27.2017

$2,300 GoFundThis. Water protector James Mcginley recovering, repairing, resuming Fight for creation. Dapple Unleashed $1,100 violence on my solar fueled bicycle car, and my possessions February 23rd......

$2,300 GoFundThis. {{{Canceled due to total lack of interest. 1 donation, $100. Mission will resume anyway on credit card debt only. This is what I expected.}}. Water protector James McGinley recovering, repairing, resuming Fight for creation.

Donations to this GoFundThis as of today, Wedsday, $100.

Dapple Unleashed $1,100 violence on my solar fueled bicycle car, and my possessions February 23rd before during and after arresting the 48 of us, of the earlier 12000, that remained and stood that last day. This the price the State exacted for my decision to stand with Grandma Regina Brave of Oglala tribe rather than leave the camp as had been my plan the night before. I had stayed for months to stand with my native sisters and brothers for their human rights as indigenous people, and when I learned that she had remained in camp the 23rd the decision for me was clear and I spent the day chronicling her talk, her arrest, and then the events of the day with one video receiving more than 80,000 views. I would make the same decision every time.

As a consequence of that decision thousands of dollars of possessions, pretty much everything that I had, was destroyed because I decided to Chronicle her rather than get the stuff safely out of the camp as I had an option to do. I would make the same decision every time. Oh, and yes,  like the rest of the 48 I face what I understand to be $5,000 in fines and a year in prison to be decided later this year or early next.

This week I am replacing way less than half of what was destroyed so that I can resume the journey that I interrupted for Standing Rock, a mission across the country to try and massage the hearts of as many Souls as I can encounter per day stimulating their hearts with this solar fueled bicycle car and it's messages about waging love, indigenous rights, and starving the corporate snake.

As of tonight the credit card debt is beyond $1,000,  to replace basic possessions including a second change of clothes, to repairing  the broken roof of the vehicle .  Plus another $400 for the dental work required because I refused to leave camp in January when teeth became damaged.
By week's end another $700 to replace the lithium ion battery that I pretty well exhausted in the 2 month 1700 mile Journey from North Carolina to Standing Rock that was completed in a 4 day sprint ending two hours before the snowstorm in late November. And then there's the $25 per day (1st month) to fuel that journey going forward across the country speaking to people in convenience stores, gas stations, churches, intentional communities, camps, about radical Brotherhood, putting our lives on the line for the next Generations, starving the corporate snake, well possibly modeling the same with my life.

With your help this work can resume in a healthy fashion. PayPal start_loving@yahoo.com. Without your support it will be ground to dust pretty quickly under this heavy credit card debt. This mission is not to be confused with the Oceti construction crew  ( Joe Britt Jr., Val Armstrong, Eric Wallace-senft ) with whom I've been traveling and providing what little support I can. They are  conducting their own fundraising and please watch and support them.

Without Loving it is nothing.

Without Loving it is nothing.

The fool insists that he has all the answers. The wise man prays that someone has at least a few.

The fool insists that he has all the answers.
The wise man prays that someone has
at least a few.

Why Liberals are no better for the world than conservatives: CONSERVATIVE : loves that those unlike them suffer in punishment. LIBERAL: dislikes.....

Why Liberals are no better for the world than conservatives:
CONSERVATIVE : loves that those unlike them suffer in punishment.
LIBERAL: dislikes that those unlike them suffer but not enough to pay the price to stop it.
RADICAL: detests that those unlike them suffer and is unable to avoid paying the price that might stop it.

Hmmmm, I wonder how this will turn out? Activists fight to fight and feel good, corporate capitalists fight to win.

Hmmmm, I wonder how this will turn out? Activists fight to fight and feel good, corporate capitalists fight to win.

3.26.2017

Which way are you headed, my activists sister asked? If I resume my cross-country Ministry, not sure. Maybe East from northern Minnesota over to Lansing Michigan where......

Which way are you headed, my activists sister asked? If I resume my cross-country Ministry, not sure. Maybe East from northern Minnesota over to Lansing Michigan where a fella has an interest in building a next-generation solar trailer with me. But maybe more likely is south and then West. I have some thought of visiting intentional communities along the way, unannounced, LOL. I have lost so much confidence in these protest camps that are sprouting up. They use Standing Rock as the model. WTF? We didn't stop anything at Standing Rock. We didn't come close to stopping anything at Standing Rock. How is that the model? Yes, there were three days during the nine months that were really good actions. Nobody thinks about those when they set up these new camps. These are my sisters and brothers, they're doing the best they know. But it's way too little way too late. I lost hope long ago, years before Standing Rock. But I have not lost the need to fight the best fight I can with my last breath so this is what I do. It sure makes it harder doing it without hope.

To my activist sister: I detest affording myself the luxury of false optimism or false pessimism. And if......

To my activist sister: I detest affording myself the luxury of false optimism or false pessimism. And if the truth is hopeless, then that's what I face. But often that pushes me to one final place, that whereas I live to try and save all of creation, yes, by fighting the good fight, Maybe someone in the future will be helped to fight the good and joyful fight. As I wrote earlier today, that's really the only Heaven that is available to us I'm sure. And I'm okay with that. Yes, it's hell at the same time, but that's okay too.

To my activist sister who is the real deal, who inquired about my expectation of resuming my cross-country heart massage Ministry: I've had.....

To my activist sister who is the real deal, who inquired about my expectation of resuming my cross-country heart massage Ministry: I've had this idea many times before but it's really gripping me again today. The idea of heart massage,  that is my work. I don't know about you, but I suspect it's not much different. When two people first encounter each other there sometimes is an openness, soul to soul. But doesn't that dry up really fast? Within minutes, within hours? The conversation may go on for years but it has moved away from the heart, away from the soul, into the head and flesh. I find absolutely no hope in the head and the flesh. They're easy. But without the heart engaged? Without love it is nothing.

Most people find soul to soul conversations undesirable. I find everything but extremely painful. Always have.

Most people find soul to soul conversations undesirable. I find everything but extremely painful. Always have.

Though I think we are all four sad about it, it remains the case that there is room on the Oceti construction crew now, for people who are good at Construction, but not for.....

Though I think we are all four sad about it, it remains the case that there is room on the Oceti construction crew now, for people who are good at Construction, but not for those who are not, or even for willing trainees.  This may change in a month or two if they find and begin construction on location. Then maybe they would be able to use, to take advantage of, unskilled laborers like me. So we either decide for me to be a millstone around their neck, though almost no one acts like I am, and I continue to let what skills I have go to waste, or I resume my missionary work across the country, massaging what Hearts I can along the way on my vehicle. I had really hoped that the crew would be traveling in the direction of Lansing Michigan where there is a friend who is able and interested in rebuilding my vehicle and constructing a next-generation trailer. But probably that is no longer the case. One of my options is to repair the vehicle as best I can here and begin traveling in his Direction, an approximately One Thousand Mile Journey. Anyone have any clever ideas how I could get from northern Minnesota with my vehicle and trailer to Lansing Michigan more quickly than that, please let me know. LOL.

Jesus discovery made simple: Folks, you think that heaven is in the direction of selfish pleasure for me and mine. Yes, I know.......

Jesus discovery made simple: Folks, you think that heaven is in the direction of selfish pleasure for me and mine.  Yes, I know you don't call it this, but this is what you go after. This is what you devote your life to. This is your religion. But that's not how our psychology works. The infinite peace of heart, Joy, passion is in exactly the opposite direction, in solidarity serving the neediest from the soul. Yes, I know that for 2,000 years you have been unwilling to see this. You are pretty much out of time now.  Like I showed you, if you would hold on to your life, you shall lose it. If you would lose your life for the sake of your neediest on Earth, you will gain it.

The solution is realizing that everyone is our family. Everyone. No exceptions, at any time.

The solution is realizing that everyone is our family. Everyone.
No exceptions,
at any time.

My business is heart massage. I'd Lost clarity on that for a while.

My business is
heart massage.
I'd Lost clarity
on that for a while.