"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm" "Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify." "If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?" "Being is the great explainer." "The universe is wider than our views of it." "Be not simply good; be good for something." Henry David Thoreau.... Sometimes we may take the man on the "Strike at The Root" masthead forgranted. The subtle yet powerful influence of Henry David Thoreau probably remains his greatest creation. The books, journals and manuscripts, his written observations, impressive as they may be, somehow seem secondary to that influence. Instead, his personal life, his optimism, his highly individualistic code, his philosophy of introspection, his childlike delight in even the simplest forms of life, his belief that God and man were aligned through nature, his resistance to the dictates of society or the state, his outspokeness against the abuses of power, have had a far more profound effect on modern opinion than that of any other American writer. Just as Walden inspired the environmental movement more than a century after it was written, the essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” effected a worldwide range of rights movements over the past 150 years—too many to count–spanning abolition and civil rights to include the antiwar, draft and tax resistance movements today. This single essay, Civil Disobedience, inspired such diverse thinkers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Tolstoy, Gandhi and, most recently, Martin Luther King. Not surprisingly, it is not required reading in high school. Tolstoy, who influenced Gandhi, was deeply taken by Thoreau and yet noticed the general indifference of mercantile Americans to the idea of civil rights in the Nineteenth Century. Wrote Sanderson Beck, “Leo Tolstoy…asked Americans why they did not pay more attention to Thoreau’s ideas instead of their financial and industrial millionaires and their generals and admirals.”
I'm a husband, father, vegan, digital nomad & animal lover. I gave up on reality in Chicago and relocated with my wife to Spain several years ago without visiting or speaking Spanish. I'm based in Mallorca, Spain. I co-founded a boutique digital marketing agency with a business partner I never met in real life and together we've helped over 3K businesses in over 80 countries. We are completely decentralized and remote. 100% owned and our clients are investor in our business and we donate our services to nonprofit each month. If you're looking for a unicorn, look down at your hands, look up. Find a nonprofit making an impact and build the world together. I'm also a YouTuber open-sourcing digital marketing for anyone in the world to access. All for free to enable young entrepreneurs to build their business locally and not depend on outsourced exploitation.
Keep up with sadoislandonline.com and tozan.com Give away book, `The End of All Evil' by Jeremy Locke, to friends & acquaintances. Follow Mark Passio, Larken Rose, David Icke, Michael Tellinger (science). Study many things. Music. Numismatics. Consciousness, mind-control & how it works. Self-evolution and dealing with living in an insane world. Been to Europe. Crossed Atlantic 6 times, once on ship, U.S.S. Constitution. Been across Pacific 50 times. To Inner Mongolia, China, S. Korea, Japan, & Sado Island in The Sea of Japan. Sometimes very confused living on a slave planet, filled with ego, euphemisms, dialectics & false beliefs. Cure myself of the disease of irrationality, superstition and mysticism. Cure myself of my own mental illness, so I can have and maintain an accurate perception of reality, wether I like it or not. DO NOT believe in the religion of government. Natural Law is FIRST. Principles, Freedom, Life, Property. In that order. That's it for now.
Mark Passio is an anarchist, independent researcher, public speaker, radio talk show host, conference organizer, freedom activist from Philadelphia, PA. Mark has undertaken the task of assembling vast amounts of research in the areas of metaphysics, occultism, spirituality, symbology and consciousness studies. In 2007, Mark began presenting this information in the form of a presentation series entitled What On Earth Is Happening, with the intention of bringing the implications of this body of knowledge to greater public awareness. Mark launched his own web site in 2008 at WhatOnEarthIsHappening.com. In 2010, Mark began hosting his own internet radio show, also called What On Earth Is Happening, which has over 200 episodes to date. Mark was one of the co-founders of the Free Your Mind Conference, the Philadelphia-based conference on consciousness, mind control and the occult. Mark has taught intensive live seminars, including Natural Law: The Real Law Of Attraction & How To Apply It In Your Life, New Age B.S. & The Suppression Of The Sacred Masculine, Street-Wise Spirituality, and De-Mystifying The Occult. Over the years, Mark has worked closely with activist groups in his area such as the Tesla Science Foundation, Truth-Freedom-Prosperity and Survive & Thrive Philadelphia. Mark also is the founding member and lead vocalist of the Philadelphia-based anarchist hardcore-punk band, The Founders. Mark's web site is: http://WhatOnEarthIsHappening.com