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Why is it that so often only after they die that we discover people and who they are and what they have to teach us?

Why is it that so often only after they die that we discover people and who they are and what they have to teach us?

If you don't want truth bad, no one can't get it to you, no one can't help you.

If you don't want truth bad, no one can't get it to you, no one can't help you. 

Note to self. To be a better vehicle for the totally essential creative tension, I must do a better job of pointing two truths, but leaving room for others to they're by Discover it. Baby, if we give Cruise too clearly, too easily, we prevent it from being seen.

Note to self. To be a better vehicle for the totally essential creative tension, I must do a better job of pointing two truths, but leaving room for others to they're by Discover it. Baby, if we give Cruise too clearly, too easily, we prevent it from being seen.

I have become a good vehicle for the essential of any hope, creative tension. I must learn to do better.

I have become a good vehicle for the essential of any hope, creative tension. I must learn to do better.



Tragically, because it is from me, an unknown, with tattoos on his face.  But none the less, there it is.   (BTW, tho I dislike tattoos aesthetically, I'm Eternally grateful for these in my role, my work.)

I pray that before I go I can update it with about 9 or characteristics I've had to add recently, for myself, because I use this personal trainer, every day - every day.  I couldn't have become, I couldn't become, what the world needs of me - to be a World Class INSHE (Insanely Human) Warrior.  This is the only tool in existance that can get one from beginner to advanced in weeks, months, instead of the decades it has taken me, Gandhi....

Here's the book, the Personal Trainer in its current form:
2: "Resurrecting Your Unviolent Warrior" (Personal Trainer)

Here, by title, are the characteristics listed, without the descriptions in the book.  *** denotes new.  * denotes updated.  No offense, this is not what I wrote for you.  I invented it for ME because what was needed wasn't available - the raw materials, examples, models... were available, but the distilled, accelerated Personal Trainer to turn idea into Being, Fast, wasn't available.  Now it is.

In case I get interrupted before I can update the book, here is the list of Characteristics of the great INSHE Warriors in history:

  • 000.  It is said, give me the right place to stand and I can move the world.  The right place to Stand is in the Depths of my Soul, in Solidarity with the Global Neeediest, Serving.  And from there I can possibly move the Soul of Humanity, and thereby the world - Gandhi's Soul Force.
  • PRIME DIRECTIVE. 001.  Every breath, I'm SQUARE in harm's way, shielding the innocents with my own body.  What the Heart does.  This is all 'Family' for me
  • 002. My theory - the best time to cure a deadly epidemic, mass disease, mass insanity, mass affloholism, is, uh, now, well before it is terminal
  • 003. I'm Being the change the world needs to be -  totally giving my life, everything, 'dying for it,' for the Infinite Wealth of Joy that it is
  • 004. 'I'm Living, fighting, worthy, because I'm dying to help our neediest Family, all of Creation, every breath devoted thereto,' MLK paraphrase with license
  • 005. I Stand only on Morally perfect Demands.  All else is too little, too late
  • 006. I fill the void - I Become the Facts-on-the-ground of Intolerable Horror, worth the ultimate price to change.  The words made Flesh
  • 007. I categorically reject the post '60's 'religious' notion that no one, and nothing, is worth my life.  All Creation, every human is, if I can save them
  • 008. I Live the Truth that personal Example is the only power great enough to save anything. Be the change, be the 'way,' or get out of the way.  80% OF ALL COMMUNICATION IS UNVERBAL
  • 009. I Deal in the Real Currency of Globally, Morally Important Action; Never, in Counterfeit Media Fluff.  This is life and death, paradigm shift, new world view, new status quo… not 'let me infotain you'
  • 010. I embrace that knowing, separated from doing, is the most murderous of addictions 
  • 011. Secret - I Hold myself to what the masses aspire to, morally, our better angels, wining them over.  Yes, the price is, well, everything.  The prize?  Priceless. Heaven
  •  * 012. I Avoid the No.1 Fatal Flaw - Hypocrisy (from the Greek - 'acting' the part, rather than 'being' the part) - the Root of all evil.  Root of Activist Impotence. Instead, I Serve Souls, from the Soul.
  • 013. I Beg nothing, Ask nothing. I Joyfully Pay the Price for what is Rightfully ours.  I reject 'Charity,' the instead-of Loving, the instead-of-Solidarity. I accept what I need, never what I greed
  • *  014. I live in the Real world of Possibility, Probability, where I must make Miracles, a global paradigm shift, and Awakening of the Soul, likely.  It's been done before, by the Potent Activists.  It's what's demanded of me, too
  • 015. Do you remember the war that didn't temporarily divide bio-families, groups, friends, lovers…?  Oh, never mind
  • * 016. I’m Antidote to AFFLOHOLISM.  It is mass addiction, mass insanity. I cut through it, for me, for all; awakening the Soul.
  • * 017. No. 1 Indicator: I'm Entirely Heart Force, SOUL Force - Invoking, Inspiring, Modeling the Same. Yes Gandhi, ALL hope is here.  All else will follow
  • 018. I run toward, I'm One with, the Emergency, Every Breath.  This is the source of Power, and Joy, and Life
  • 019. I'm an Antidote to our Profound Failure of Imagination
  • 020. I’m as Stubborn as the Truth – Very, very, very Stubborn. 'The' Truth, not 'my' truth. The truth is, NOTHING isn't a 'Family' Matter for me. NOTHING
  • 021. I'm an antidote to the cowardly, insane inaction of the Left, and therefore, an antidote to the Right's hatred of that. 'It is duty… to provoke a response.' Gandhi paraphrase
  • 022. I'm ever Mindful of Major Historical Models including - Iron Jawed Angels, Freedom Riders (both), Tipping Point; Gandhi, MLK Jr, Jesus, Teresa, Bonheoffer…
  • 023. I'm Entirely Subordinate to the End Goal, every nano-second; otherwise, no creative tension
  • 024.  I Speak with my Life, Rejecting  Language for being too weak, except to explain my Actions, my  Life. 'My Life is my Message,' and, 'be the change,' Gandhi said
  • 025. In mine, the real world, everything has consequences, personal responsibility, personal accountability.  What I do, and don't do, matters.  You can't escape that either
  • 026. I'm a 'Leader SERVANT' -  holding, spreading, maintaining, and channeling  Creative Tension, that INSHE's flock to, and others flee
  • * 027. I'm fiercely, Scrupulously selective of with whom I work, engage, accept kindnesses from….  Like a surgical team; or Special Forces Soldier. Less is betrayal of All.  As a battlefield combattant I must avoid endangering non-combattants, and me.
  • 028. The Living, Objective, Urgent, Moral Truth is the Cornerstone of my every action, breath, and hope.  Gandhi's 'Truth  Force.' The Cornerstone of Creative Tension'
  • 029. One word accounts for how we INSHE warriors are centrally different, we unviolent warriors, we potent activists.  That word is,  'Now'
  • 030. I am a 1 in a million chance, messenger, recruiter, tho no credit is due to me for this.  Just duty, obligation, and opportunity, Joy. I'm 'special forces, for 'special forces'
  • 031. If I need to row by myself, if I need to leave oars empty, I do so, until those equally or more committed are recruited
  • 032. I Tolerate, allow myself zero distractions from the Focus, from the Mission
  • 033. I allow myself Zero Self-Indulgence.  Ever.  No Rants, Lapses, Taunts….and I seek to shield all others from these
  • 034. THE PRIME DIRECTIVE: I keep my stated clients 'in the room.'  Every, waking nano-second. Fully armed, to blow me away if I fail to serve them.  This keeps me alive, and maybe some of them, too
  • 035. I 'Sacrifice,' (give ALL for), All, for the Mission, for the greedy Joy of it. Life is only found in the face of the emergency.  Creative Tension IS Living, Loving, Meaning, Joy
  • 036. What Clinical Sanity I have isn't to my credit, but mine to radiate, to share, Joyfully, Urgently
  • * 037. I'm focused on attracting, re-Awakening the Soul of...  1000 Unviolent SEALS, the 1 in a million INSHE Warriors - Alice Paul's 200, Diane Nash's 30
  • * 038. I Make of myself the Antidote, the Cure, the Key, the Solution, the Paradigm-shift Gateway for my fellows, re-igniting their Soul
  • * 039. No. 1 Indicator - I Understand of myself, embrace of myself that I'm an Insanely Humane Unviolent Warrior, a Soldier of Loving; a profoundly different way of being. Healthy now
  • 040. I'm Willing to Die, I’m Unwilling to Compromise on the Core Goals, the Mission, the Way of Being.  Tactics, Strategy are always open to change, as needed by the goal.
  • 041. I can least abide, least Tolerate, least Accept above all - Cowardice (inadequate confrontation; recoil from consequences).  From myself  From anyone.
  • 042. I’m A Pioneer.  Living, embracing the unknown.  They waited till they had a perfect map and plan, did Lewis and Clark, right? Not. Me either
  • 043. No. 1 Indicator - I avoid the minutia, endless meetings, endless blogging, paralysis by analysis, verbal diarrhea, debating …like the Plague, like the  Murder they are
  • * 044. I'm in every way a Soldier, a 'Marine,' a 'Navy SEAL' of Unviolent Warfare.  Only those with similar yearnings should travel with me. The tip of the spear, shatters; paves the way for the rest
  • * 045. I'm Unafraid of death, or dying, except needless, and the needless suffering,  death,  lifelessness,  meaninglessness, Soullessness of others; what Jesus and those like him feared
  • * 046. I'm Free of, an Antidote to, a vortex away from the Diagnosis Cowardice, Heart-deadness, Imaginationlessness, Soul-deadness - Chief Characteristics of our age.  Zombie-ism. Drone-ism. The Matrix
  • * 047. I categorically reject the Soul-less, post 60's activism, a 'social club' with a thin veneer of 'acting' caring about those in need; in deadly, fanatical Denial of Personal Duty to Act, to Risk, to Pay the Price, to joyfully give ALL, ALL, ALL… for the Neediest
  • 048. I'm here, not to survive at the pleasure-trough, but to serve, for the joy of it; nor to be reckless or suicidal, or to seek martyrdom, ever. One of a tiny band, my life is especially pivotal
  •  * 049. No. 1 Indicator - I Exist in Total solidarity with, total loving of EVERY human,  ALL of Creation, every creature.  Loving's Unconditional, Universal, or it's not Loving
  • 050. No 1. - I  Allow myself ZERO Hostility to the Police, our brothers, our natural allies, who I shield, allowing Zero distraction from my real Opponents. But no free pass Either
  • 051. I'm a Tough as nails cheerleader, pathbreaker, encourager, Servant
  • 052. No. 1 Indicator: I use time like lives depend on every nanosecond, because they do. Every nanosecond
  • * 053. My Central Work:  I Connect folks with their Hearts, with their Consciences, with thei Souls…,  and then stay out of the way of the Divine magic
  • 054. Fear of Death, and Living, are incompatible. I Have Ceased Crippling our kids, and others, with such fear. Carelessness, Recklessness, Death-wish... - never
  • 055. Test Pilots Fly till they Die, or not.  Me too; for the Joy of it, for the Service of it, and the Hope of it
  • 056. I know my ego well, and I keep it under 24 hour, 7 day per week guard, under lock and key, never to be let out; I exclude egoists like the deadly cancer they are
  • * 057. No. 1 Indicator - The Mission is Everything for me, because Lives, Souls, are at Stake
  • * 058. I leave all 'support' issues to the Creator.  No roof?  No roof. No funds?  No funds.  No allies? No allies. My Life, or Death?….  That’s all the Creator's business, not mine
  • * 059. I'm ever fearful of screwing up my own immortal responsibility.  Our example is EVERYTHING, and lasts forever; Fighting for Good, or for Evil; Eternally. I must get it right
  • * 060. My Family is those waging their Being, their Life, their All, for our Global Neediest. Yours too. My job is to belong in, support, and expand that Family.
  • 061. I Scrupulously manage my own business. RELIGIOUSLY AVOIDING managing the business of others. Personal Responsibility's like Personal Breathing - Life Itself
  •  * 062. I Live to Trigger Within me, and to Trigger in Others the 'Family Emergency Response,' the 'Universal Family' Response,' Humanity's Only Hope.
  • 063. My Agenda is never hidden, never multiple.  It is always clear, open, singular; like the leading edge of a razor
  • * 064. According to the Status Quo (rt, ctr and LFT) - I'm Extreme,  weird, insane, unreasonable, dangerous, unapproving, counterproductive.... I'm good with all that; tho never affording myself the Deadly luxury of arogance, or heedlessness.
  • * 065. I find and blaze missions worth giving All, Everything,  'to die for,' for myself, for other activists, for the sake of our global neediest, and ourselves; For Joy, for Life, for Love.
  • *  066. I Voraciously Choose the Joy of Service over the Intoxications of Pleasure.  Always
  • * 067. Waging my entire being, I'm fully accountable to our global neediest, my Universal Family, to all of Creation
  • * 068. Zero tolerance for excuses. Zero,  from myself,  from anyone. I run to, not away from, Personal Responsibility, and strive to lead others to the same.
  • * 069. No. 1 Indicator: I'm of the Spirit, of the Heart and Soul, ALWAYS.  My Head, my Flesh are never in charge.
  • *? 070. With every breath I 'Respect' every person, every creature. Respect - another word for Loving.  And, as with the good MD, I behave according to each individual's Need, not 'want,' but NEED, of me. 
  • *  071. I'm the first accused of tilting at windmills.  I'm one of the few not, actually. Truly, I'm Slave to the Truth, not our mass delusions.
  • * 072. Daily I live in front of, NEVER status quo, but the One ultimate judge,  Creator - Good, Our Father, Conscience, Creation, Soul, whatever name, and his best unviolent warriors in history. Arrogance  by me is always unacceptable
  • * 073. Focus is everything for me, and from me, for my, our global neediest, born, and to be born.
  • 074. No. 1 Indicator: I live, I tolerate ZERO hypocrisy, ZERO double standards
  • 075. 'Don't die.'  Gandhi, Egyptians, Suffragists... weren't Fools.  Nor am I.  Are you?
  • * 076. Conscience, Heart (the Creator, the Divine), Needs of Our Global Neediest Family… are my Only Master, ever.  I listen to them for wisdom, and throughout all of Creation. Status Quo I NEVER bow to: r, ctr or LEFT
  • 077. I have Meticulous Attention to Detail; failure being the outcome of everything less
  • 078. No. 1 Indicator - I’m Deeply Spiritual.  I 'Pray' this Personal Trainer extensively, daily, and whenever needed.  I Rest, profoundly
  • 079. I Stand alone, forever, when necessary. It is: A.  NEVER My responsibility what others do, don't do, won't do...; B.  NEVER NOT mine what I do; any second, any breath
  • 080. I See, I know, no innocents. All of our Cowardice, blame, tokenism are Complicity
  • 081. I'm Profoundly strategic, because failure is certain with less. But too, I live, 'Ready, Fire, Aim,' ad infinitum
  • 082. I'm Responsible for my own behavior with every breath.  Never other's behavior, so I avoid Enabling, or doing their job
  • 083. I'm ONLY ever on the True battlefield of the Individual and collective nervous-systems; with the Heart, Heart's engagement - certain victory
  • 084. I'm Profoundly Trustworthy.  I won't work with those not, for their sake, and for that of my clients. (Whether I'm trusted or not, not my business)
  • 085. I avoid the trap that to stand for everything is to stand for nothing, to achieve nothing. Ever
  • 086. Zero Blaming, Ever; including blaming self, which is nothing other than abuse, avoidance, denial
  • 087. No. 1 Indicator - Every nano-second, EVERYONE is my Sister or Brother; every creature, part of me. Every Second. No matter what.
  • 088. I live the truth that my true Strategic Vision, my true Imagination, Living the Art of the Possible, is everything to our global neediest; NOT living to the status quo - r, ctr OR LEFT
  • 089. I select the best of the world to create myself with.  No trash allowed
  • * 090. My Heart is Always in Charge.  I stop Talking, stop Thinking, and Start Loving. Heart, Soul, in Charge.  Always
  • * '091. 'Full effort is Full Success,'  Gandhi said.  This too is my personal measure, the Toughest of measures. I must NEVER ask more of another, or of me… or less.
  •  * 092. I reject the 'religiously' held cowardice of the impotent, post-60's activism, where 'nonviolence' is used as a shield against personal risk, price, giving all - 'acting' like  ('hypocrisy,' from the Greek) activists vs BEING activists.
  • * 093. It is always for me to find and call others to the path away from the horror.  It is NEVER for me to exhort, to pressure an individual to it. Ever. Asking too much is destructive tension; asking too little is enabling
  • 094. The only Monument I want to me is folks greedily giving every breath for, dying for, the uplift of our global neediest, out of utter Solidarity with them
  • 095. Central to my work is setting the standard, establishing the pace - Gaia's time, Truth's time; Client's time, Never my time, press's time, status quo's time….
  • 096. I reject lip-service from myself, others, for the deadly delusion that it is
  • 097. Each day I fail, my client's suffer and die; no matter how good I felt attempting; no matter how hard I tried
  • 098. If I fight battles, but am not possessed by a campaign, I'm ranting, not helping. No vision of winning, no hope
  • 099.  I refuse to not be a True threat to the status quo of needless suffering and death. I reject their Compass, status quo (r, ctr, L), using Conscience instead
  • PRIME DIRECTIVE. 100.  No unviolent army, vanguard, no ‘Freedom Rider's 30’, no hope
  • 101. All I want is a clear view of the battlefield so I know how to best fight
  •  *102. I’m exactly like a fishing lure in a really unpromising stream, fishing for full Heart(s); a sobriety counselor in a bar; Heart Paddles in a Graveyard.
  • 103 - Entropy, evil, decay wins by default, every second that I am not, INSHE warriors are not, it's defeat.  Every second
  • 104. You're dying for something. We all are.  I'm giving everything for, dying for Humanity, Loving, Joy, Creation.  (And you're Spending your Life, Giving your Life for what? For whom?)
  • 105. I burn continuously, blue hot flame, or the saving Fire does not ignite the Hearts.  The Fire is all hope
  • 106. It is my duty to expose the danger, evil, sickness, cancer… of the status quo - r, Ctr, LFT; just as MLK and Gandhi demanded
  • * 107 'Greedily, I'm Deeply Humble. Greedy to see and remedy every shortfall of mine.  Whatever the personal price, I must 'be' the new status quo - Agape, Universal Family
  • 108. Destructive and Creative Tension, the only 2 ways for change.  I channel Creative Tension, near unbearable, with every breath, for All Creation, and Every Person
  • *** 109.  I keep my total focus on Empowering the Spirit of Loving, Universal Family the Soul, in every person(s) I can reach. I give Good, Loving (usu. Tough), for Evil, Neglect, Inhumanity... (or I give nothing, biding my time till I see an opening) - Jesus' Central Teaching; Primarily by Being Loving, but also Living for the Christ Soul so Crucified in others.
  • ***  110.  I Live, each hour, as though the world's poorest children were watching me, every  second.  Keeps me Clear-headed, Courageous, Focused, of Hope, Passion-filled, Powerful, Meaningful, Loving, Productive, Strategic…. Joyful.
  • ***  111.  I Seek Intrinsic Gratification, the Joy of Loving, the Riches of the Spirit, to the Exclusion of ALL Extrinsic Gratification, from Lusting, mere rags, trash, toxic waste... by comparison
  • ***  112. Each hour I mentally give, mentally dedicate, that hour, that meal, those resources, my self… to working for, Truly, Actually, our neediest children, born, and to be born.  It's Heaven. Saves me from wasting that hour.  Saves me from wasting my Life.
  • ***  113.  I relentlessly find the Compassion, Caring, Kindness to reject my Fleshly Spirit's craving to Enable, to indulge its craving for my own co-dependence, and instead stand in the Spirit of Loving, like the Prodigal Father, marking the Place of the Spirit of Loving, Life, Joy, Health; apart from non-combattants - for their well-being, and my own.
  • ***  114.  I seek all of my gratification, Joy, Life… from Doing Good, from Being Good, from Loving, the Intrinsic Gratification that Surpasses all Other - Heaven, on earth, free of dependance on external conditions, things, having, intoxications....  The only True Freedom.  The only True Heaven
  • ***  115.  Hour by hour, day by day I make the choice, in the affirmative, that 'yes,' the suffring of the Global Neediest, of all Creation, is Personal to me.  It's all Family to me.
  • ***  116.  Despite the certain - negative 'press,' I refuse to throw any of the few seconds I've got at unfertile opportunities to awaken Hearts.  Jesus was correct, "Do not throw your pearls (each breath) before swine (a stonewalled, in that instant, heart), r, ctr, or Left.  'Surprise Attacks,' now that's different.
  • ***  117. I defeat temptation by bringing to mind in that moment, the existential choice: 1. Do I want to spend the next moments embracing what's been called God (Loving, Serving from the Soul in Solidarity), or 2. Do I prefer what intoxications the temptation before me holds?


***** ND 'I NEVER RECEIVED BETTER ADVICE THAN THIS: 'RELENTLESSLY TRY TO CATCH PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.' Loving (from Spencer Johnson's "The One Minute Manger," as I recall from 30 years ago

***** ND 'I NEVER RECEIVED BETTER ADVICE THAN THIS:  'RELENTLESSLY TRY TO CATCH PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.'  Loving (from Spencer Johnson's "The One Minute Manger," as I recall from 30 years ago.  Yes, believe it or not, I still cherish this advice.  LOL.


'Occupy DC: Guide to Accelerated High Stakes Social Change.' SL (txt. vids))

TEXT, VIDEOS AND SLIDES BELOW -Handbook of Fundamental Social Change
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Manual for achieving the high-stakes, high acceleration social change. 

This outline is deliberately preliminary to help out some potential collaborators of a prospective teach-in; and it is deliberately off the top of my mind, because having spent a lifetime practicing and studying this, if it's not top of mind then I'm reaching for things that I don't use. 

So this outline will cover these items:  some introductory notes; change becomes possible when you've found what's so valuable you'd die for it;  accurate diagnosis is 99% of the cure and necessitates a theory, an understanding of humanity; focus, clear objective, is a prerequisite of change, that is, any amount of force dissipated is ineffective; sufficient power, that is, creative tension, Dr. King's term, is a prerequisite change - millions of supporters unable to live without the change, unable to accept the  status quo, has always correlated with any major progress for human beings; paying the price is the currency of change, now, who pays it is a crucial issue;  becoming, being the cure is the entire hope; the only battlefield is the nervous system - external actions, best understood, always and only have the purpose of changing what's going on in enough people's nervous systems, their  understandings, their perceptions, their sense of risk, of what they value, and what might make them cave, acquiesce, agree, change Heart…;  and finally, the two types of warfare the two options - violent warfare which suicidally guarantees victory of the status quo,  it's always the means by which the status quo maintains itself, even if it's clever morphing from one group being in oppressive domination to another group being in oppressive domination; and Unviolent warfare, the only possibility of defeating massive physical force in time, if history is any indication for us, with true, fundamental, sustainable change.

So first, introductory notes.  This document and video log is nothing more or less than a documentation of what Start Loving has learned through lifelong study and practice of high-stakes change, highly accelerated change, specializing in turning around failing organizations in the computer industry for decades, and for the last 13 years, devoting it to high-stakes social change, which is an infinitely more difficult challenge. 

Most will quickly and aggressively dismiss what's presented here as unproven, unpopular, unknown.  I wish them well.  But I'd suggest that there are virtually none, including the masses that will dismiss it, that if they took the time to consider it in the depths of their Heart, what some of his history's wise have considered the eyes of the soul, the highest intelligence, few if any will find it easily dismissed.  I have infinite time to explore this information with the Truth seeker and zero time, not a nanosecond, to defend it.  People are dying, they have rights my time, and no one else does. 

I will not apologize for what will seem like absolutist stances here.  I make no absolutist claims but I've found through, well, a 60 year lifetime that there are in fact things that I can depend upon, that I’ve found through study and practice.  I'll not communicate to you doubt, or interest in arguing, when I have none.  You can make your own conclusions.  There's an expression - The exception proves the rule; the fact that there is an exception proves that there  is a rule or suggests that there is a rule.  If anyone, my brothers and sisters all, finds that they are not interested in, or reject this information, they go on their way with my goodwill. 

Yes a valid strategy can be based on defying all history, all precedent, all logic, but the responsible warrior, the responsible fighter, does so only when they have damn good reason to do so.  That can happen, but only when they have damn good reason to do so, that they probably can articulate to others, not just themselves.  The serious fighter greedily learns all she can from prior successes and failures in any domain that might apply.  Gandhi usefully said – ‘learn as though you were going to live forever, but live as though you were going to die tomorrow,’ and more importantly, live as though 26,000 children are going to die tomorrow because we haven't figured out how to overcome our genocidal selfishness to keep them from dying, because they are, 26,000 children will die tomorrow because that, as 26,000 died today. 

Specific to Occupy - some introductory notes, there are three fundamentally new elements in Occupy's situation, as I can best understand it: first this is the first ever revolution within a democracy, isn't it?  Has there been another?  And is this really a democracy? Zinn would argue no. He would further say this democracy's been co-opted, that the United States ‘democracy, is the greatest absorber of energy that otherwise would change the status quo, that has ever been;  that US ‘democracy’ is the agent of the status quo.  I think he’s wrong, that it is affloholism that is the problem, taken advantage of by the ‘pushers,’ the wolves.  Second, the existential threat to humanity, let alone those in Occupy whether they realize it or not, is the clock ticking on the end of reasonable life-support on planet Earth.  Please, if someone realizes why this shouldn't be the central, pivotal issue of everyone on earth, let alone Occupy, please take a moment to try to enlighten me, because as I see it, if you lose life-support and in eight years the battle will be lost, too late, if you don't start the efforts now, what else matters if you lose basic life support?  And, third, the physical manifestation of your existential threat, it's a colorless, odorless gas, co2.  So, should Occupy take on this sane, major thrust of opposition to environmental Armageddon, which oh by the way addresses war, addresses inequalities in income, and on and on, it's a the perfect strategic issue, for hitting many, many issues.  It's a colorless, odorless gas.  So it's extremely difficult to get people to focus on.  And finally, maybe most importantly of all, your major opposition is not the 1%.  Your major opposition is the societal-wide affloholism, the societal wide clinical addiction to stuff.  The insanity, the denial that comes with addiction, the delusion that comes with addiction.  Clinical addiction is not only triggered by external substances, we've triggered it with a culture that worships stuff.  You included are of that addiction, and I, tho I’ve devoted more than a decade to getting clean, and have made near-total progress.

Change only becomes possible when you've found what is so valuable you'd die for it.  Because I SL want it to be this way?  Because that's the way it's been throughout history; and that’s how we are wired.  An activist is not equipped to fight until she knows what she would die for, to paraphrase Dr. King.  Why is this the case?  Because you know for sure that the status quo, those of the status quo, will always kill to defend the status quo - they'll kill careers, they'll kill comfort, they'll kill safety, and they'll kill bodies if those initial efforts don't suffice.  What exceptions are there friends to disprove this rule?  Not the Arab spring, not women suffragists, not the civil rights movement, not ending the Vietnam War, not ending apartheid; they all were successful efforts of people that had found what they were willing to die for.  They found death preferable to accepting the status quo, their own death,  incidentally. 

Specific to Occupy?  Knowing what you're willing to joust against is never enough.  And frankly, my brothers and sisters, that's all I've seen among you so far, and you're to be credited for that, no hope is possible when people don't act.  But unless they learn along the way there's also no hope, and you should have learned by now that just wanting to act is like way not enough.  If you haven't found what you'd die for there's no reason to wait to see who’s going to win.   You can know right now, the status quo will win. 

1ST RULE OF REPLACING THE STATUS QUO: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER [DID I SAY NEVER?] EVER, HOLD ANYONE ELSE TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN YOU HOLD YOURSELF.  EVER. NEVER DO IT.  'Be the change you want to see in the world,' Gandhi said, not, 'Whine, insult, cajole, litigtate... until OTHERS are the change.'  This is school-yard whining, tattletale kind of stuff.  BS. STOP IT, NOW.  STOP IT. STOP IT. STOP IT.  Look in the frickin mirror.  You'll be ashamed, and then manybe, you'll start to become the inspiring change you were meant to be.  'Example is NOT the major thing in influencing people.  It is the only thing.' Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize 1952.

 It is a widely held platitude isn't it, and more than that - that 99% of the cure is correct, accurate diagnosis,  is knowing what's wrong?  In the correct diagnosis is the information that one needs to figure out the cure.  Occupy's work necessitates an understanding of how humanity works.  What our DNA has basically wired us to do, and from what I’ve seen, hey call me blind, I'm unhappy to have to point it out, but I see no indication that you're holding yourselves responsible yet for a reasonable working theory of how people work, and how change is brought about.  

The battlefield is the human nervous system; the battlefield of World War II was the human nervous system, acting on the collective nervous systems; on the adversary in such a way that they would finally agree to the desired change.  Napoleon said, and I paraphrase – ‘you know what amazes me?  That spirit, that spirit always triumphs over the sword in the end.’  Whoever controls the nervous system controls the behavior. 

Occupy specific -  The problem is true, fundamental, mass insanity within the collective Western nervous system.  It is insane for us to be living 'normal lives' while the final weeks tic by on making this year 2012 the moonshot moment for saving habitable life-support on planet Earth for all creation, forever, let alone any other issues you're concerned with.  Its clinical insanity.  If you think that's silly then it's time for you to stop wasting your time on what I have to say.  This is not a 'V' situation.  This is not were a few people have manipulated and imposed their will.  This is much more, by way of analogy, a part of the city that is addicted to crack; that is, they are willing and in fact demanding participants - they want the crack.  Can we hate pushing that's going on?  We can, but if you get rid of the pusher and people are addicted to stuff, they're simply going to find another pusher.  That's where we are as a society.  Unless you can bring about a mass curing of that, you will not win.  In 'V' there was an oppressed population, in Arab spring there was an oppressed population.  You have an infinitely more difficult situation than that. It's much more like 1930s Germany were a tiny minority of sane people, some sane Germans, saw the hell that Germans were bringing on themselves only a dozen years hence, and they failed in waking up their brothers sisters.  That was another addictive situation where society-wide selfishness of people prevailed over heart, over humanity, over solidarity.  That's your situation.  This is a mass problem of affloholism, addiction to affluence, by whatever name. 

Friends, so far Occupy it seems to me has without I think intentionally doing so tried to defy all experience with a tragically mistaken notion of inclusiveness, of issues, of people.  Focus is necessary for any measure of force to bring about change.  Flatten the head of a nail and it's not going to effectively penetrate.  Take away the sharp edge of a knife and it's not going to effectively cut, or the tip of the spear, or the focus of the magnifying glass attempting to burn a leaf.  Without focus it doesn't matter how much force you bring to bear.  You've got to decide both strategically and in your Heart's what you're willing to die for and it's probably not a dozen things.  It's probably one thing, and if you can't discover that, you don't have to wait to see if you're going to win or not.  You're not.  

sufficient power is a prerequisite for change.  If you think of any analogues throughout history that apply to the type of social change you're looking to bring about, it requires, ultimately requires millions of supporters unable to live without change to the status quo.  It doesn't start with millions.  It probably started with one and then went to several, and then went to dozens and then went to  hundreds, then thousands.  A school of fish looks like thousands of fish change direction simultaneously.  They don't. It starts with one and then two, and then five.  It can happen very quickly but doesn't start with the thousands or millions, it starts with the few. 

Without deadlines, without a sense that the status quo is intolerable for one more day it's impossible to build the creative energy within someone, let alone within a group, so we're taught to have denial of such things.  If you deny, if you don't find within yourself something you can't live with for one more day, you're not going to be able to unleash the energy within yourself, and therefore you're not going to be able to be the catalyst within others.

If you aren't living 'failure is not an option' you will not be able to develop the creative tension in yourself and therefore not in others. 

Oddly enough creative tension only builds sufficiently when the warrior is willing to fail but they're unwilling to not try.  Think of that final scene in Lord of the Rings, the final battle, when Aragorn,  they're surrounded by hundreds of times more people than they can survive, they know they're going to fail, but they realize they are unwilling not to fight.  None of the major changes in history have happened with people that knew they were going to succeed.  Folks of the Arab spring three days into it last year, said, no we’re not going to win, we just aren't willing to sit on the sidelines anymore.  Without that willingness to fail, but unwillingness to not attempt, you can't unleash sufficient tension.

Creative tension - human power happens in the heart. The Hearth’s the highest form of human intelligence. I'm talking about the part of the nervous system associated with wisdom, compassion vision, conscience, empathy, solidarity, compassion, creativity.  This is the 80% of the nervous system that Einstein said we didn't use.  This is, is what you have to unleash in this society, this is what's been harnessed, ignited, unleashed in all the previous successful change movements.   It's the highest form of human motivation.  We're talking about the love of the mother for her child.  This is what Gandhi put all his confidence in, it's called soul force, he meant, heart force.  Humans are the most powerful creatures that we know of the universe.  The Heart is the ultimate controller of the human being when it's tapped and  unleashed, therefore the heart is the most powerful force in the universe which you need to unleash to achieve your change. 

The heart has never been so dead as is the Western, US Heart.   That's the core competence of Western civilization, our deadly c’risto capitalism, that has enabled such rape and plunder of our fellow human beings and all creation, to so deaden the heart so as to enable the two other major components of our nervous system, the head and the flesh to dominate, subordinate, virtually crucify the heart in each of us.  Your challenge Occupy, is greater than anyone's ever faced because you’ve got less to work with, less heart in you and your countrymen.  We can pray there is a shred of Heart left in most of our fellow Westerners but boy it has been tortured and atrophied into a bare shell of itself.  That's your only hope is to rekindle that.   

Paying the price is the currency of change.  I mean there's no, there is no free lunch.  Please try to hear this as more than some cliché.  This is absolute physical truth; physics ultimately.  So the question that you have to ask is - with the 2 options there are, where's the price going to come from-  you bludgeoning and torturing and harassing and abusing it out of others?  That’s what the 1% does.  Or is it paying the price oneself, Unviolent action?  The radical root cause of almost everything you're concerned with, probably all of it, is mass insanity, mass selfishness, mass inhumanity - affloholism.  That's a disease.  No one wishes to be insane.  No one really wishes to be an addict, it's an error; they can come to see the error of their ways.  Do you hate the addict?  Do you hate the drunk?  You might, but you're not proud of yourself for it.  The drunk is to be pitied, and if we're creatures of love, sane, then our task, for them and for us is to work to bring about a cure.  That's your task, to move people en masse, into their right minds, starting with yourself.

Be the change you wish to see in the world - this is what Gandhi meant.  Become the antidote, become the healthy human being.   Become the human being whose quality of life, although it may look like hell, is actually the quality of life that any sane person would die to have.  The alcoholic by and large doesn't envy those who are sober until she comes to her senses, and then she wants it with all her heart.  This is your task.  The highest motivator, health, morality in the individual or collective nervous system is Love, humanity, solidarity, dignity, by whatever name.  This is what the greatest leaders have been willing to die for.  Don't take my word for it, find it in your heart or find that this video or writing is no longer worth spending any more of your time on.  

The psychological battlefield is the nervous system.   I shared with you a quote from Napoleon before, ‘spirit triumphs in the end,’ tho that doesn't prove the point, it illustrates it.  But again search your heart you find that that's the case.  Everyone's individual and the collective body is controlled by the individual and collective nervous system.  So all external efforts are to bring about a change in the nervous system; it's eminently important for you to keep that central in your thinking as you devise strategy and tactics. 

I'm a lifelong student of psychology formally and informally and I suggest to you that far and away the most useful model of the nervous system is the it's of two alternative domains, two opposing domains really:  the Head and the Flesh which are the domain of entropy, small-mindedness, small heartedness, selfishness, disconnection, alienation, oppression - the 1% as you target them;  and the Heart which is the domain of solidarity, humanity, wisdom, compassion, empathy, conscience.   I will always suggest to you till someone convinces me otherwise that your entire success depends upon ultimately moving enough Americans from their head and the flesh which is what we worship in this society to the Insane Humanity of the heart.  

So this leaves you with two possibilities - violent warfare and Unviolent warfare. 

Violent warfare suicidally guarantees victory of the status quo because it empowers the head and the flesh, and they're insane, they don't know the sanity of conscience, compassion, of feeling of human connection.  They think they know, they have ideas about it, but can’t actually experience it.  Violence for you is kicking the can down the road.  It can bring about short-term change, it can't bring about long-term change.

You're out of road.  You have eight years to get the job done of reducing coal and oil 80%, by the year 2020.  Your out of road.  It will be irreversible unless you make 2012 your moon-shot moment, except for the insane Russian roulette fall-back of trying to bring about geo-engineering, which the best scientists are terrified of because it could just as likely bring about global mass destruction. 

You don't have any more road, you've gotta get it right now.  Violent warfare is immoral, unethical, I don't mean in some abstract sense.  I mean in the sense that use of violence is un-adaptive for the well-being of the species.  It's the way of cancer.  It's the way of diseases, it’s the way of parasites.

That leaves you with Unviolent warfare.  If you want more than the gratification of a violent rant that feels good, then your option is Unviolent warfare.  It's the only possibility of defeating massive, overwhelming physical force in time.  Your task is to sufficiently and rapidly increase the ranks of those ready to die for the change.  You need to understand and use force Field analysis.  What is it that is causing people to stay on the side of Head and Flesh, the side of status quo?  What is it that can cause them to come over out of greed, out of selfishness for the joy of exercising the heart? 

Side note: don't get distracted by what people want, oh, people want an end to war, for example.  It's irrelevant.  What are they willing to pay the price for, what are they willing to stand for?  Today, the answer is selfishness, status quo, or, nothing.  How do you change that? 

The only possible, final victor, is Unviolent warfare; is appealing to, and bring online, the hearts of millions.  This is true, clinically, biologically, physically, psychologically, historically....  Unless you want the final victory of total destruction.  Unviolent warfare is indisputably history's choice for defeating overwhelming violent powers.  Think of the leading social progress movements throughout history.  Unviolent warfare is history's choice of the moral giants.  That doesn't mean you have to comply.  But why would you?  If you diverge from history's giants of change, you owe it to yourself that you have a pretty damn good reason.  Please share it with me when you come up with it.  

Unviolent warfare reestablishes what it means to be a healthy life form, a healthy human being, not insane, not affloholic.  I'm not speaking morality here.  Is it some hideous morality to pity your drunk uncle, or your friend that you see curled up in a  drugged stupor?  No, it's wired in our DNA.  It's adaptive. 

All of this may come down to remembering, finding why we’re here, at Occupy.  'A human being is not equipped to live until they know what they would die for,' to paraphrase MLK Jr.  Meaning is what a healthy human being most needs in their life.  It's why the mother will run into a burning building almost certainly knowing it's her death, to save her child.  Meaning is the ultimate value, meaning to the well-being of others.  We are taught the opposite in this society and hence are bringing doom on ourselves. 

No, you need to keep the 26,000 children will die tomorrow of easily preventable poverty, and their families, in the room with you;  Arm them with AK-47s, like I do, so that you know that if you trigger their rage you know that their rage will blow you away, if they see you squandering the time you have, the limited time to save them, and to save yourselves.  Seems crazy until you do it, and then you realize it will bring you alive.  Always keep them in the room with you, watching and knowing everything you do.  All power, and focus comes from there. 

If there were to be a facilitation, a teach-in on this,  I expect it would be preceded by a fleshed out text version of this.  That would serve the purpose of preparing people for time to be productively spent in the group.  It would enable people to decide that they didn't want to be involved.  It would enable some fine tuning before they became involved.  If that were to happen, I suspect this would've gone through several revisions spearheaded by myself with considerable input by the few that might have an interest and willingness to aid in the facilitation.