May 31Liked by Gabriel

Brilliant piece here Gabriel. Full of refreshing thought crimes. Unfortunately, it is morning and a sunny day (so far), and my little homestead beckons, and must be attended to, lest we starve next winter.

Perhaps I'll get back to this comment after some reflection.

I'll just say this though: I do not believe the deployment or - how shall I say? - "rollout" of the digital age has been a net benefit to society. I think it was an intentional giant lobster trap, so to speak.

Compare and contrast these two short videos - they pretty much summarize my own thoughts on how we were seduced and cajoled.

1984 Apple's Macintosh Commercial (1 minute)


Unfortunately, that's not quite how it turned out, is it? This is now the hellscape we now inhabit.

Are you lost in the World like me? Steve Cutts (3 minutes)


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If you turn back the lifestyle dial about 100 years, most people don't know how to make vinegar, where baking soda / sodium hydroxide comes from, or how to make soap from oils and lyes.

Even with the internet, people struggle to understand that, let alone produce it. Actually I don't think most people know how to cook from scratch. I'm trying to put together a small library of basic recipes, but also some chemistry and science resources. Old school encyclopedias are on my list too.

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“It didn’t take much for people to eye-for-an-eye themselves into a very blind world. Not only can people not see what’s right before them, but they can hardly hear those around them either. Instead, people instantly react to the quickest impression they can form to a particular post, comment, or piece of media. Nobody feels heard, and all feel forgotten. The wounds from past battles accumulate as the war on all rages on.”

In a twist of irony, even articulating this sentiment will catch you in an argument with those who can’t see how we’ve been manipulated in this malarkey. 😢

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Here is a question to ask yourself: when was the last time you read INK on PAPER? Younger people (and many older as well) NEVER read from a book. Tablets & laptops should be only used in a limited amount by children, they certainly should not be the primary educational tool.

There is also an unwillingness in most to do ANYTHING that gets their hands dirty. For over thirty years I have baked bread. I still do it most weeks now, including freshly grinding wheat into flour. I have had people say “can’t you make enough money in the time it takes for one batch of bread to buy a WHOLE YEAR’s supply of bread?” And while the answer is easily yes, that really isn’t the point. In fact during the lockdowns 3 years ago, I went from my normal two loaves to baking 4. This gave me my loaf & the one I give to neighbors, and two more to share with other people in the neighborhood. Most were quite shocked at this.

Sadly my backyard is so heavily shaded I cannot garden any more. I used to love coming home after seeing patients, go out to the garden & pick a few tomatoes, peppers, squash - and at times asparagus (never did real well, I confess) - and let this ape some green beans. Fire up the grill & add olive oil to the veggies & some form of dead animal (yum!), and voila! Dinner is served! And cleanup was ... what cleanup?

Still work on my vehicles, mow the lawn, etc. I know “doctors don’t DO that sort of thing!” This one does, it’s called LIFE. Work is a part of life, but there is far more to it.

I need to finish my write-up I have promised the FLCCC folks on my DIY NIR sauna. $200 & it does just fine, thank you! After Dr Mercola recommended “a kit” that was reasonable in his eyes, I looked it up => $3500 (Sauna Space, go check it out if you don’t believe me). So I did one in the basement in my gym, but I just finished a second one for the screened porch in back as I don’t really need the heat & humidity INSIDE the house this time of year...

So excuse me, it’s time to go sweat & listen to some music.

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Terrific analysis!

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