Banner of Justice & Humanity

“I don’t know what types of alliances are possible. All we can do is to hold aloft the banner of justice and humanity and see who rallies to it. And no matter who joins us, fight we must! For as Ludwig von Mises said, ‘Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders. No one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern. The interest of everyone hangs on the result.'” Tom Woods – from Conservatives and War speech.

This is one of those banners.

Yesterday a roomful of aware, solutions oriented people met up, as we have regularly been doing, for face to face social interaction and to glean some wisdom and encouragement from one of our own, Deacon Mosely, based on his latest read, The Disaster Diaries.

The presentation and discussion inspired thoughtful contemplation and brainstorming about our various levels of preparedness and possible responses to dangers and situations we may face over a lifetime such as natural and man-made disasters and black swan events. We discussed practical tools, tips, and skills that we want to develop and practice right now.

As usual, even though the topic material was serious, the tone of the conversation was playful, hopeful, encouraging, and non-judgmental.

So don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. Yes, of course there are bad things happening just as there always have been, but you do not have to succumb and be carried away by the tide or violate your conscience out of fear or because someone you perceive to be an authority over you tells you to (which is also fear based). Fear and a sense of helplessness are dangerous to mental and physical health. But moving forward, being pro-active — especially with an encouraging community of like-minded individuals — is enriching and empowering and is one of the most compassionate things you can do for your family and society in general.

OK…this is the banner.

Connect in person locally through Liberty on Tap and Voluntary Tulsa or use the fabulous tool, Freedom Cells dot org to connect with people in your corner of the world.

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