Building Freedom Land

“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”

~ Revelations 12:6

The idea of having a new free country has been with us for a long time. In some ways, the founders of the United States had that idea on 19 April 1775 when the guns began to shoot. They had previously formed committees of correspondence and those had begun forming a continental congress, and it was not long before they had a mess. Some of the words came out well, though, such as the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, and its signature clause. Tom Paine did really good work documenting the purpose of the struggle for freedom in a series of essays which became Common Sense and The American Crisis.

In many ways, the struggle was betrayed by the plantation owners at their constitutional convention which created the government you see around you now. Clearly, as Lysander Spooner noted in 1874, the constitution has either authorised all the government we have had, or has been powerless to prevent any of it. Either way, it is unsuited to a free people.

Realising these things, the son of Ernest Hemingway tried to form a new country with what he called The Atlantis Project after WW2. In the late 1960s, soap magnate Werner Stieffel tried to start another Atlantis Project, and that was followed in 1993-94 by Eric Klien’s identically named project. Around 1970, Mike Oliver got funds from Sir John Templeton to build the Republic of Minerva. Spencer MacCallum worked with Werner Stieffel and I worked with Eric on these unsuccessful projects. In the 1995 to 2002 period, I worked with Michael van Notten and Spencer MacCallum on creating a new Hong Kong in Africa, which also failed. Mike Oliver contributed some replies to emails from Eric Klien and got a shared byline in the constitution for Oceania, which I wrote about in my book The Atlantis Papers (1994, After Dark Publications – contact the author if you want this old book).

A good friend of mine contacted me for the first time as a result of his having contributed to Eric’s founding conference and Eric never holding said conference. Courtney Smith asked me to help him with a New Country Foundation and we had our founding conference in November 1995 in New York. Mike Oliver was one of the speakers. So was I.

So, as you can see, I have been looking for a free country for a very long time. In 1991, I was falsely accused and then cleared of charges because I had tried to give away a trip to the Soviet space station Mir and this upset traitors to freedom like George Abbey of the NASA manned spaceflight centre in Houston. Since 2005 or so, it has been clear to me that there is no free country. So one would have to be built. After all, I could not reach the Moon and build my hotel there until I had a free country from which to begin.

God Got Involved

It would be correct to say that God has been involved all along, but I began to perceive God’s presence in my life in 1997 when, while re-reading the bible, I invited Jesus into my heart. I felt a new presence there and ever since. In 2017, I found my spiritual home at the Dayton Friends Meeting, becoming a Quaker. In 2020, I began praying the rosary, and this year I began praying the penitential rosary.

God led me to the property here in Arkansas where we are working and building. God has led many people to get involved in our work. I believe we will succeed, as God is willing.

Our First Lot Users

We have now signed up 3 lot users and we have many visitors coming. You can get updates on our work at FreedomLandDAO.com including our business plans there. We’re very eager to help you find a way to afford a small lot or a large one as you see fit. We’re also working diligently to improve the property. Here are a few photos including our very first lot user and some of our recent improvements.

Lot User #1, Robin Horn under our very nice waterfall …

The Raven Mobile with culvert pipe from a nearby plumbing supply house where no one wears masques.

A wet spot in our road which is now drier thanks to a ditch and culvert installed.

Technology Aspects

We could use some help. In addition to clearing out the deadfall from the road bulldozed in 2020 during an earlier phase of this project before Houston Space Society got involved, we also need help improving the road. This includes installing more culvert in a few places, adding ditches to keep the water off the road itself, and we plan to buy a few loads of crushed rock from a nearby quarry. If you have a truck or trailer suited to transporting crushed rock and plan to be in Arkansas, please let me know. We can sell the firewood from the downed trees, too.

Also on our list: NEAR has a grant application that I hope to complete on time to have funds for a version of the Zero Agression Principle found in our lot user agreement put on the NEAR platform’s blockchain. Another supporter has agreed to fund putting the contract on EOS and a new token being developed from EOS. I need help getting these smart contracts developed, and we can pay in related token funds.

We have some social media presence on Twitter and Telegram and could use more help in these areas.

We’re planning a bed and breakfast, campground, and RV parking for the front of the property near the county road. That area has good access to electric power and phone lines. We’re also planning an observatory to be funded by Houston Space Society, probably at the top of the bluff in the northeast part of the property.

Would you like to help us get satellite phones and satellite internet? Or other tools and facilities for the new community we’re building? Please get in touch.

Would you like to live in a free country? We need help building a network of voluntaryists & agorists living in absolute non-aggression today (VALIANT) all over the world. We have connexions in several states and in many countries. Where would you like to be valiant? We want to help!

VALIANT Ozarkia Rockhouse welcomes you! You’d be very welcome to come visit, or stay and build.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of HoustonSpaceSociety.net You can find him on Twitter.com/planetaryjim as well as Pocket.app and Flote.app also as planetaryjim. Email your humble author for more info. This week Jim learned that SubscribeStar.com/planetaryjim is working, so he’ll be adding new things there soon. Visit IglooLuau.com for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit https://secure.cryptohippie.com/houstonspacesociety.php For those seeking colloidal silver try ppmSilver.com/Jim Ask Jim about CryptoWealth.Land projects at FreedomLandDAO.comSofware projectsFreedomDeFiSoftware.com

Helping God: The Penitential Rosary

“My children: why so many enemies of reciting the Rosary of the Our Fathers when it is My Will that it be recited! Many argue that the other is traditional. They should bear in mind that the Traditional Rosary was perfect for past times; but now, in these difficult times, full of obscurity and darkness and confusion, together with man’s villainy today, and taking into account that the Heavenly Father is greatly angered at mankind, atonement must be made to Him: what better way than by fifty times a day begging His forgiveness using the prayer which I recited for you!…”

~ Our Lord Jesus Christ to Clemente Domínguez 3 February 1970

For several years now, I have asked God to help me to free the slaves, stop the wars, and end the state. Recently, on careful reflection, I have seen the need for greater humility on my part, and now I ask God to let me help God free the slaves, stop the wars, and end the state. I believe that one way to help God is to pray the Penitential Rosary or the Rosary of the Our Fathers.

Getting Started

Given that Jesus has appeared to Clemente Domínguez asking that the Rosary of the Our Fathers be prayed, what does one do to begin immediately to pray it? Kneel down if your body is able to kneel without harming you. As with the traditional rosary, begin by making the Sign of the Cross, then extend your arms to the sides and, holding your rosary in your right hand, recite the Apostle’s Creed on the crucifix of your rosary. As you recite each prayer, think the words “I repent.”

Continue with Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer on the chain. On the first medallion (or large bead) recite the Our Father. On the chain, the Glory Be, and on the first small bead, the Hail Mary. Keep thinking “I repent” in your mind with each prayer. Glory Be on the chain and Hail Mary until you get to the chain before the next large bead or medallion. There, recite the Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer.

By now you are noticing that you are on your knees and your arms are mentioning to you that they are being held straight out to each side for a while. You are penitent, which is why you are on your knees. You are repenting in harmony with others, before whom Jesus will stand, facing the Heavenly Father, and you are holding your arms out to emulate the gift Jesus gave us in being punished for our sins.

If you are actually harming yourself by kneeling or by holding your arms out, you should consider that God is not asking you to harm yourself. But if you are struggling because you are not used to kneeling and holding your arms out, please consider that Jesus also suffered for your sins.

When you get to that first medallion, reflect on the first mystery for today’s rosary. For Mondays and Saturdays, the Joyful mysteries; for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Sorrowful mysteries; for Wednesdays and Sundays, the Glorious mysteries. (I was told not to recite the so-called “Luminous” or Illuminati mysteries.)

Now move to the first bead on the first full decade of the rosary, past the large central medallion, and recite the following prayers on that bead, again remembering to think “I repent” as many times as you can during each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Hail Mary Most Pure conceived without original sin. Continue to the next bead.

When you have completed the first decade and reach the large bead or medallion, reflect on the next mystery of today’s rosary. Keep on with each bead, saying all four prayers. When you get to the central medallion again, recite the Hail Holy Queen.

All during this procedure, keep the words, “I repent” in your mind, over and over as many times as you can think it while you pray each of these hundreds of prayers. Consider that each “I repent” is a free will offering, by you, on behalf of any sinner who may have not been able to or may have failed to repent, and who is provided grace and salvation through your fervent “I repent.” So think it as often as you can during the Penitential Rosary.

Why?

María Concepción Zúñiga was told by Jesus “this will be a Penitential Rosary that will please the Heavenly Father a great deal,” because He, Christ, would be the One Who would stand before the faithful who recite it and offer it in remission for all the sins of the world – their own and those of others.

Think on the condition of the world. The world is in a very fallen condition. Many many people around the world are depraved. Acts of depravity are now widely known.

Since the arrest in Summer 2019 of Jeffrey Epstein, it has come to light that some of the most powerful and wealthy people in the world have been raping children. There are people who claim that being a “minor attracted person” is acceptable and that sex with minors should somehow be normalised. Many other examples of depravity are readily apparent in politics, in election administration, in non-violent crimes being used to enslave millions, and in many other ways. Consider that roughly 78 million members of the Falun Gong faith have been killed to provide organs for the Chinese medical tourism industry. Consider that somewhere around 100 million minorities and dissidents in China, including Hong Kong, have been killed, in many cases for the crime of practising their faith. Around 10.3 million Americans are arrested every year for non-violent crime. All over the world, people are being asked to take untested vaccines for a “pandemic” with a survival rate of 99.7% or better. This so-called pandemic has been used to justify all kinds of corrupt distribution of resources to billionaires and huge corporations and to justify all kinds of tyranny such as banning smiles and hugs.

If you want to understand why God is angry with mankind, simply look around.

Meanwhile, pray the Penitential Rosary, and help Jesus stand before God the Father to ask for mercy.

Below are the mysteries of the rosary for each day of the week, followed by the prayers of the rosary.

The Mysteries

Mondays and Saturdays, the Joyful mysteries remind the faithful of Christ’s birth: the Annunciation (Luke 1:26–38); the Visitation (Luke 1:39–56); the Nativity (Luke 2:1–21); the Presentation (Luke 2:22–38); the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41–52)

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Sorrowful mysteries recall Jesus’s passion and death: the Agony of Jesus in the Garden (Matthew 26:36–56); the Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26); the Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27–31); the Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:32); the Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33–56).

Wednesdays and Sundays the Glorious mysteries focus on the resurrection of Jesus and the glories of heaven: the Resurrection (John 20:1–29); the Ascension (Luke 24:36–53); the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1–41); the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, into heaven; the Coronation of Mary in heaven.

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of HoustonSpaceSociety.net You can find him on Twitter.com/planetaryjim as well as Pocket.app and Flote.app also as planetaryjim. Email your humble author for more info. This week Jim learned that SubscribeStar.com/planetaryjim is working, so he’ll be adding new things there soon. Visit IglooLuau.com for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit https://secure.cryptohippie.com/houstonspacesociety.php For those seeking colloidal silver try ppmSilver.com/Jim Ask Jim about CryptoWealth.Land projects at FreedomLandDAO.comSofware projectsFreedomDeFiSoftware.com

Team Rockhouse

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

~ Babe Ruth

Sunday 21 March 2021 a group of us visited the property for VALIANT Ozarkia Rockhouse. In order to get where we were going on the property, and get home from there, we needed to work together as a team. We did, and things went very well. (VALIANT stands for voluntaryists & agorists living in absolute non-aggression today, by the way.)

One of the first things we noticed was the sound of a tyre leak from Kerrie’s left rear tyre on her car. One of our group, David, spent some time getting a jack started under the car, and found the leak in the sidewall. Chris Chew had some duct tape which we used to try patching the leak. I read Kerrie’s user manual and found where the spare is hidden under the trunk of the car, with a deployment nut that had to be turned quite a lot to get the little platform to descend with the spare. Good size spare, though. We eventually decided to go explore the property for a few hours and come back.

So, we set off in two vehicles. The SUV that I drive has all-wheel drive and David’s truck has 4 wheel drive so those were the ones we took. The roads were quite muddy. Even though it had not rained in several days, there were problems getting through. Some areas were still quite wet, because of spring water crossing the pathway.

So we had a bit of an adventure. Within about two hundred yards of the gate, I slid in a muddy patch up against a downed tree and couldn’t open my driver side door. We got out, assessed the situation, worked together, and got the SUV unstuck after a few minutes.

After a little drive through the woods and past a large clearing where I had previously camped, we came to the spring-fed pond. We parked there and opted to explore further down the path to see if the way ahead offered a good spot for turning around. In the event, it did not, but we’ll come back to that point later. As Chris and I and others had done a previous weekend, we explored down the trail to the tree fall across the water.

Shown above and at left, photos from a previous visit in March.

As we walked along, the path petered out and we were in woods and underbrush. We were headed upstream to find the sources of the water feeding the pond. Toward the north end of the valley we found a waterfall making about a 35 foot drop from above. To get a better view, we proceeded to the West side of the creekbed and then began hiking up the side of the hill.

There were two levels up. At the lower level, David and Ash found a wide rock spire that rises about 20 feet above the ground, and had already climbed it by the time I got near. We sat up there and admired the view for a bit. Then we considered our options for reaching the very top of the ridge near the northwest corner of the property. There seemed to be two possibilities, one right in front of us that was a path up a sort of corner between two rock formations which proved to be the way we went. There also was a path around one of those rock formations closer toward the waterfall, but it was not certain to lead to a way up without ropes, so we chatted about it and chose the way we could see.

That went very well, and we ascended with a bit of scrambling and scraping, but no incidents. At the top there we found a long path which had been reinforced with crushed rock. We sat together on the stumps of a clumb of trees that had been cut down and pushed aside. The road we were on connects to a larger grazing land we could see further to the north, and past a fence, clearly intended to keep cattle away from the drop we had just ascended.

The waterfall at the top of the gulch. photo credit David Hernandez

We talked a bit about getting permission to use that roadway and building a zip line, or possibly more than one zip line, down and across the valley, or just down toward the pond. It was a fun discussion.

After resting about ten minutes, we made our way back down. We got to the stream bed from the waterfall and followed it to our vehicles.

Since the way forward had no place to turn around, Dave backed into the path toward the dam that forms the pond, and was able to get fully back on the road headed the way we had come from. I did less well with this turning exercise and again became stuck. Again, we worked together as a team and made our way back to where we had left Chris’s car and Kerrie’s cross-over.

There we again worked together with various air compressors I keep in my car, trying to get the busted tyre to hold some air and then to get a jack in the muddy soil to lift the wheel. Eventually, everyone working together and finding flat stones and using three different jacks at different times, the spare was mounted, every lug nut tightened down, and folks began heading out. Hugs all around.

I lagged behind a bit and chatted with Chris who had determined to camp overnight Sunday and Monday and take some photographs. Here he is during that visit:

As you can see, it is still cool in the Ozark Mountains, but there’s plenty of exercise to be had walking about the property, most of which has been left in its natural condition. My own guess is that maybe 60 or 70 years ago, someone came in and logged out the hardwood trees. Some of the cedars are quite tall, and there are also many oaks of various heights and thicknesses to lend some credence to this guess.

Chris is standing next to one of the small bodies of water on the property, formed in this case by one or more springs on the property. We found several watercourses that combine to make the main channel to the spring fed pond, which explains some of its significant outflow. We won’t have any trouble with water, even if it turns out that some of the springs are seasonal, since about four hundred feet from our front gate is the King’s River.

On several of our recent trips, we’ve met folks coming to visit at a place on the nearby highway (Arkansas state 221) called Kings River Outfitters. It offers a shuttle service to folks who are rafting and kayaking, has a landing of its own and is near the Trigger Gap Outfitters which is another landing across the way. There is a campground and cabins for rent and they can provide you all your needs for a fun float trip.

On our visit Sunday 21 March we met Ernie Kilman who is the proprietor of Kings River Outfitters. His business card says “Eureka Fine Art Gallery” and you can see samples of his work if you come to the Kings River Outfitters or to his art gallery in Eureka Springs. The domain on his card seems to have lapsed and been grabbed by a squatter, but there is a site maintained by an association of galleries that has some examples of what you’d find there. His most impressive pieces show the different waterfalls and features found along the rivers here in the Ozarks, most of which he painted while sitting in a canoe. That’s how he got his claimstake for the outfitters place, he says. He mentioned his originals are selling at $1,200 each, and they do have great realism to my eye.

Here are some additional photos from Chris’s camping at the site. Chris heard coyotes and met a rattlesnake that was coiled and hissing and rattling, but backed off and did not get bit. No wild pigs and no bear and no mountain lion on his visit.

An ATV trail with crushed rock through the woods used by the hunters from whom the land is being purchased.

Above a small cave and a tall tree at the face of a bluff.

The utility corridor at the front of the property.

A close up view of one of the creeks on the property.

Above, a view along the bluff with a small cave.

Above, Chris stands below a rise of land.

Above, one of the clearings in the woods.

A stream on the property with some fallen timbers.

Hammock camping site.

“Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon.” ~ JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

VALIANT Ozarkia Rockhouse welcomes you! You’d be very welcome to come visit, or stay and build.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of HoustonSpaceSociety.net You can find him on Twitter.com/planetaryjim as well as Pocket.app and Flote.app also as planetaryjim. Email your humble author for more info. This week Jim learned that SubscribeStar.com/planetaryjim is working, so he’ll be adding new things there soon. Visit IglooLuau.com for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit https://secure.cryptohippie.com/houstonspacesociety.php For those seeking colloidal silver try ppmSilver.com/Jim Ask Jim about CryptoWealth.Land projects at FreedomLandDAO.com Sofware projectsFreedomDeFiSoftware.com