Lessons Learned from My Journey

By Wade Frazier

April 2010

 

Introduction

My Early Experiences

My Days in Seattle with Dennis

Our Days in Boston

Our Ventura Days

Hitting the Books, and My Second Stint with Dennis

My Midlife Project and Public Interaction

Pursuing Free Energy without Risking Lives

            Early Stage

            Intermediate Stage

            Advanced Stage

Footnotes

 

Introduction

Among my plans for 2010 are finishing my energy and humanity essay, writing and revising some related essays, and beginning a publicly-available conversation with selected parties to help create an environment of heart-centered sentience so that free-energy and healing-the-planet efforts have a greater chance of success.  It will be a multidisciplinary conversation.  This essay will summarize the lessons learned during my journey, particularly the days spent with Dennis Lee

 

My Early Experiences

I was born in 1958, Dennis in 1946, and Mr. Professor in 1935.  I was born in Seattle and lived in America‘s middle-class, post-war idyll.  Dennis and Mr. Professor did not.  Dennis was born to migrant farm workers in Yakima.  Mr. Professor was a farmer and helped support his family from a young age, because his father was an alcoholic and he was the oldest child and only son.  Dennis was also the oldest child and left home at age thirteen because his family could no longer afford to feed him.  I was also my family’s oldest child and have a common first child’s disease of being an achiever who often works independently. 

From a young age, I was provided many opportunities that few children of my generation enjoyed.  One grade school teacher remarked that my parents seemed to be pushing me too hard.  My overgrown Boy Scout qualities probably propelled me on my journey more than any other factor did, which is also true for nearly every high-level activist that I have encountered. 

I was raised around scientists and engineers, and one in particular began mentoring me.  He was a world-class inventor.  I was also introduced to the real world of invention and technology; all of Mr. Mentor’s inventions were either stolen or suppressed.  One invention, however, was not suppressed to the point that nobody ever heard of it.  In college, Mr. Mentor was an auto mechanic.  He toiled endlessly in his home’s workshop.  One day, in 1972, he pondered the problems of internal combustion engines and, at a stoplight, the design that solved its major limitations came to him, in a flash.  He drove home and sketched his engine in a few minutes.  It made big news, to eventually go nowhere.  A prominent “alternative energy” senator in the 1970s repeatedly called Mr. Mentor at home after a federal study concluded that it was the world’s best engine, by far, for powering an automobile.  The rocket scientist (literally) who became the engine’s greatest champion told Mr. Mentor that a team of engineers should have taken twenty years to develop what Mr. Mentor saw in an instant at that stoplight.  The people who eventually stole Mr. Mentor’s engine may have received the standard cement shoe treatment from the energy interests, and I may have learned of their fate a decade later, when Dennis and I arrived in Ventura

My parents sent me to Europe when I turned sixteen; I returned with my adult mind and had my mystical awakening a few months later.  I then began appreciating what gifts Mr. Mentor had.  I discovered that ingenious insight was usually simple and turned presumptions upside down or inside out.  When Mr. Mentor invented that harmless bomb, part of his thinking process was pilot risk.  Mr. Mentor thought, “What if you bombed them when they weren’t there?  Then they could not shoot back.” 

During the hoopla over Mr. Mentor’s engine, I began dreaming of changing the energy industry, but had no idea what I could do about it as a teenager.  I had my first existential crisis at age nineteen and, after a desperate prayer, a voice spoke inside my head for the first time and changed my studies from chemistry to accounting

I then spent several disillusioning years in the real world, worked in downtown Los Angeles and spent several months in Skid Row.  The air pollution was by far the USA’s worst, and it was like working in hell.  That experience influenced my free energy (FE) and healing-the-planet efforts.  I wanted to abolish hell, or at least earthly hell. 

Cocktail party chatter and other herd behaviors are not my strength.  However, the high-rise world of corporate finance in Los Angeles almost entirely consisted of superficial, party-animal phoniness, where the same people you were forced to drink with also stuck daggers in your back.  I was coerced to drink and relinquish my vegetarian ways, and subsequently battled alcoholism for nearly twenty years and developed a social phobia.  I also began losing my naïveté in Los Angeles, asking questions that everybody laughed at, such as, “Are we providing any benefit to society?”  The answer was essentially: “No, and shut up, Kid.  Are you trying to be funny?”  I will never be a man of the people like Dennis and Brian O’Leary are, and have no desire to be.  I fit the hermit archetype: I want deep, intimate interaction or none at all. 

 

My Days in Seattle with Dennis

In early 1986, after feeling backed into a corner again, for the second and so-far last time in my life I prayed for guidance, and the voice again replied.  Less than two weeks later, I was interviewing at Dennis’s company.  Then my wild ride began; I learned many lessons about the world and the darkness – the darkness that is part of each of us.  The “bad guys” are not really the problem; we are. 

The same day that Dennis hired me, March 18, 1986, he spoke at the Seattle Center, announcing his project WPPEE, which was a deliberate pun on WPPSS.  Dennis had just finished what may be the greatest effort yet made to bring alternative energy to the American marketplace, and the energy interests called in all their favors to stop him.  WPPEE was the first time that Dennis declared his intention to produce electricity and compete with the electric companies.  He originally thought that the electric companies would hail him for bringing the energy conservation that they said they desperately needed.  Although his life had already catalogued many unbelievable experiences, he had yet to be radicalized.  His experiences in Seattle did that, with a key event being an employee’s death due to a provocateur’s efforts.  Bill the BPA Hit Man is the only person sicced on Dennis whom I have no doubts about, as far as him being a professional saboteur.  He developed fake alternative energy activist credentials along his career path, similar to Lee Harvey Oswald’s developing his fake communist credentials

When Bill approached Dennis, he and his wife suspected that Bill was not who he presented himself as, but Dennis hired him anyway, saying that he wanted to keep his enemy close, to watch him.  In Seattle, Dennis told me about his employee’s death as a result of Bill’s efforts, which obviously impacted Dennis quite deeply.  When Bill came aboard, one of Dennis’s employees was a fellow Vietnam vet (those who experience combat are never the same), and Dennis deceptively told Bill that his Vietnam Vet employee, Harlow, was his confidante.  Bill then focused his dark arts toward befriending Harlow.  Harlow bears some responsibility for that woman’s death, as does Dennis.  Bill bears the greatest share of responsibility, as do his employers.  Dennis then declared war on the Seattle electric companies.  I never heard Dennis voice any regrets for hiring Bill, but I learned to give everybody whom I hired full disclosure.  When I met Dennis, there was none of that notorious religious talk: he was a businessman selling energy conservation equipment.  I do not know Dennis’s opinion today, but letting the dark ones in is perilous.  It certainly tests people and winnows the chaff, but in an environment of people simply working for a living, no matter how noble the company’s stated mission might seem, somebody like Bill is a fox in a henhouse, easily manipulating people whose primary concern is their paycheck.  Several groups fought over the carcass of Dennis’s Seattle company, but Bill disappeared soon after Dennis left the scene, leaving his dupes holding the bag.

Bill may have been the only provocateur in the Seattle events.  The rest were dazzled by greed or motivated by fear.  My spiritual training was useful; I not only recognized a great soul in Dennis, but as I learned from Seth, the means become the ends, and those eagerly stabbing Dennis slit their own throats.  Darkness tactics cannot overcome darkness.  In fact, even wanting the “beat” the darkness already takes the “battle” onto their turf, and they will prevail.  There is an octave to leap, to light and love, to see that there is no “battle” to be fought.  That is far easier said than done, but my life’s greatest triumph was when I sacrificed it to save Dennis and the dark ones’ designs were temporarily thwarted.  However, I was not battling the darkness but standing for the light.  Those are distinctly different motivations, although perhaps not obvious to the casual observer.  If I decided to “fight the darkness,” it would have prevailed.  I do not yet live on a healed planet, but we lived to try another day, even when the full might of our system assailed us. 

My lessons from those days in Seattle included:

 

  1. Allowing spiritual dark pathers into a venture like bringing alternative energy into the world, when you know or strongly suspect that they are dark pathers, is extremely dangerous; invite them out, as soon as possible, when they show themselves; dancing with the darkness, thinking that you can outmaneuver them, leads to disaster; always speak the truth, no matter how painful, because it is the best antidote; you will be partly responsible for what befalls those around you;

  2. The vast majority of humanity cannot tell the difference between the darkness and the light; at some level they do, but when faced with vast potential personal gain or personal pain, they quickly become concerned with their own welfare above all else – that is why the Global Controllers’ (GC) carrot-and-stick approach to suppressing “disruptive” technology is successful; their afterlives are anything but pleasant, because they can only play their games on each other there; average people are easy prey, even those who consider themselves light workers;

  3. When the power structure attacks, it can mobilize many assets, such as the media, the courts, the IRS, the police, and so on; and most doing the dirty work do not know or care why they are doing it, as long as they receive their carrot

  4. Those sinking their daggers in the deepest often say that they do it “for the cause;” people tend to commit the worst crimes when justifying it as “for the cause;” such behavior defeats the cause; also, betraying people for the cause is a smokescreen for the self servers, which makes the conundrum even more difficult to unravel; as Seth said, nobody is more cruel than the self-righteous;

  5. When money is involved, the game changes radically and you see sides of people that you never suspected. 

 

Dark pathers often reveal themselves with whispering campaigns and other subtle tactics.  Directly dealing with the issues can help diffuse them.  Truth and love are light worker tools, and about the only useful ones. 

The dark pathers play their games, but most observers refuse to admit it, excusing such behavior and attributing the actions as being too eager to play debunker or just performing their jobs without understanding their efforts’ ramifications.  That explains most behavior, but can miss a critical ingredient: people can also orchestrate those events, and some have conscious motivation, either as free-lance criminals or professional provocateurs.  It is not necessarily a series of coincidences.  If those denying such conscious motivation finally acknowledge it, they usually fail to admit how they enabled the dark pathers.  They then want to go “get” the “bad guys.”  The dark pathers cannot be beaten; they can only be made obsolete, and becoming immune to their manipulations may be the only solution.    

Many years ago, Mr. Mentor said something that I doubted but now realize was astute: “You often hear politicians and other media figures say that the American people are too smart to get fooled.  That is a trick played on people’s egos.  People can be incredibly stupid, and telling them how smart they are is designed to manipulate them.”[1] 

Few people manifest much “intelligence” on the important issues.[2]  Most are lazy (more intellectually than physically, although Americans are history’s fattest and most sedentary humans) and dishonest (AKA “moral cowards,” as Mark Twain once observed and, as Hitler once observed, most people are morally corrupt, not consciously evil).  Only one in thousands has the right stuff, ethically.  It does not take that much “intelligence” to understand how the world works.  I have a mentally disabled relative with an IQ and demeanor like Forrest Gump’s, but he has achieved understandings that I have seen “geniuses” fail to attain.  Wisdom begins in the heart, not the head.  But, can people be different?  The nature argument has much agreement in mystical literature, such as the Michael material.  However, our deepest nature is divine, although it rarely manifests with the dense maya of this plane and planet, if many bodies of mystical writings are to be believed. 

Although the author of Man’s Search for Meaning may have achieved something approaching enlightenment in Auschwitz (or the man who saw himself in his Nazi tormentor, which instantly healed himself – I heard that story in the est training in 1979), few inmates did.  I seek to abolish the Auschwitzes (or make them obsolete), and through helping to improve the nurture aspect of the human journey, that innately divine nature can find more expression.  Some stress can be a good thing, but relentless stress wears people out.  Zoosh said that the darkness in our dimension was originally designed to help us grow.  The ideal mix of light and darkness is about 98-99% light and 1-2% darkness, as an irritant that keeps us moving forward.  However, on earth, darkness runs the show.  The GCs are significantly comprised of dark pathers; that 70% currently dissatisfied with the program are not exactly light path beings, but are mostly “middle-of-the-roaders” who only appear to be light pathers in comparison to their dark path brethren.  If we can help improve the human condition, maybe humanity will become smarter, less lazy and more honest.  But maybe our souls do not want that kind of world: earth is supposed to be a place of hard knocks, and kill-or-be-killed has been the game that we came to learn.  If that is the case, then I want a different assignment next time. 

To acknowledge humanity’s failings does not make many friends.  It can be a slippery slope to a highly negative view of humanity, but it can also be liberating.  Pretending that people are different today is disastrous for something like a FE effort.  When a prominent health activist realized that most people are like dogs, just wanting pack acceptance, it prevented him from asking more than they could deliver, and he tailored his activism accordingly.  Various FE activists have appealed to religion, nationalism and other scarcity-based ideologies that the semi-sentient can yoke their wagons to.  I eventually realized that approach’s futility.  Pandering to scarcity-based ideologies has yet to be productive for FE efforts.  It forms a nucleus that disintegrates when the GCs apply the slightest pressure and unleash a provocateur or two; and if not before then, then on its own.  Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that he would rather march with one person who knew why they were marching instead of a hundred who did not.  The “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” effect infects almost all FE efforts, as greed, delusions of grandeur and the like seduce its participants. 

This site’s writings do not cater to people’s egos and their favorite brand of scarcity-based ideology.  Instead, it attempts to invalidate those ideologies and clarify the important things that we really all have in common, such as riding atop the energy situation.  Humanity always has, from history’s richest to poorest peoples.  Those scarcity-based ideologies might be discarded when humanity embraces abundance.  Being history’s richest and most powerful nation has allowed lies such as American exceptionalism to take root.  America’s economic condition made us exceptional, not our unique virtue, although the founding of the USA and its ideals, for all the immense crimes of the Founding Fathers and their ancestors, is a reason to look at the Constitution with some respect.  Realistically, most people will begin believing in FE when somebody delivers it to their home, as Machiavelli observed nearly five hundred years ago

When Dennis’s company was stolen in Seattle in June 1986, I had already worked for free for months.  Dennis had about four hundred employees at the end of 1985, when they were feverishly installing heat pumps before the tax credit expired.  After the company was stolen, only about ten of us “loyalists” remained.  Watching the employees cheer when the company was stolen was a seminal moment in my awakening.  For months I was on fire, thinking that I found people who believed in the cause.  Some that I had previously seen fawning over Dennis led that cheer, and they inherited the wind.  Dennis left the state within days to try rebuilding the business, and his wife and children were a few days behind him.  As the summer of 1986 passed, the loyalists regularly met, waiting for Dennis to make something happen.  I gradually burned through my savings during those several unpaid months, and got to where I could live on almost nothing as my LA yuppie lifestyle was beaten from me.  Five dollars was a lot of money in those days. 

 

Our Days in Boston

Several Seattle “loyalists” were not so loyal, some later tried to extort money from us, a few dropped out with honor, and I was the only one left.  When the loyalists disintegrated, I asked Dennis what to do.  He discouraged my involvement, and I then began looking for a corporate job.  I was highly marketable, but after two weeks I called Dennis and said that I would sleep on the floor to help.  My persistence convinced him.  I had already made several attempts to live in Seattle; it was difficult for a professional to become established there, and chasing Dennis across the continent was very difficult.  I left behind a girlfriend who soon ended the relationship.  With tears in my eyes, I left Seattle for Boston.  Dennis got his first FE idea when I was on the Great Plains.  Dennis’s initial idea was not feasible.  After I raised money to get us going again, I had Mr. Mentor assess Dennis’s approach, and he eventually replied that a variation of it might work. 

Within minutes of my arrival in Boston, Dennis called me an enigma but trusted that his “god” sent me for a reason.  I told him that Mr. Mentor’s influence sent me.  I raised money to get us going again, just as Dennis’s would-be investor pulled out.  I was on about day thirty-seven of what became a forty-five-day fast.  I was doing it partly because fasting was cheaper than eating.  I had been working for a Kennedy foundation, and would quit if Dennis raised the money.  On that Saturday morning, Dennis told me to keep working (it was our only income), because his investor had pulled out.  Later that day, I asked Dennis what had happened, and he replied that the investor was putting up $20,000 to be Dennis’s fifty-fifty partner.  Later that day, I asked Dennis if there was any requirement other than the money, and Dennis said that there wasn’t.  A few hours later, I asked him if I could become his partner if I raised the money.  Dennis later wrote that it was an effort to not laugh at me, with that offer coming from a man who was fasting because it was cheaper than eating.  When he said that if I came up with the money I could be his partner, by Monday morning about $25,000 was on its way to my bank account from friends and family.  I then gave Dennis one share so that he had controlling interest and would not worry about shareholder problems (the kind that I had already seen in Seattle), and that became his policy afterward. 

I discovered years later that the initial investor was only putting up $20,000 as a down payment for a $1 million investment to be Dennis’s fifty-fifty partner.  Dennis never told me that I received a 98% discount.  My youthful idealism and well-meaning naïveté was more important to Dennis than a roomful of money, but not knowing the original investor deal cost me later on, when I began to get attacked by my investors.  I was projecting my idealism and honesty onto others, thinking that they really knew me and were similarly motivated.  I could not have been more wrong.  I did find out who my friends were, and they are gold nuggets to me today, but being attacked by friends and family, as they projected their delusions, fears and greed onto me, was one of my journey’s most important lessons. 

In Boston, my learning curve dramatically steepened.  After I raised the money, the stress levels greatly increased and my drinking problems blossomed once again.  I drank and sat with Dennis in our living room, long into the nights in that winter/spring of 1986/1987.  I heard his life’s story, and what a story.  On paper, his life is simply unbelievable, but when seen through his eyes, it was simply the life of somebody who pursued his dreams, coming from a challenging background with plenty of seemingly “divine” intervention. 

I lived with Dennis and his family, in Boston and Ventura, for about a year.  Dennis had a genius that rivaled Mr. Mentor’s, but it manifested in his understanding of the human condition and how he used it to navigate the business world’s shark tank.  His shared savings plans were magnificent.  When Dennis unveiled his financing plan for his heat pump, he began reaching the Big Time, which was when his business adventures really began.  Dennis said that his equipment did not save energy; it saved money, which was a key to understanding his marketing plans.  His engineers and technicians were obsessed with “balance points” and designing systems so that they would not save much money but lasted forever (you could have both, but his engineers had tunnel vision).  The people stealing his companies also did not understand, as they all went for the quick kill (“You have never seen anything like it before, but this is a great system and the cost to you is ten thousand dollars in cash” - which never worked and never will) and promptly failed.  I recognized Mr. Mentor’s and Dennis’s genius and studied them.  Being mentored by two world-class geniuses deeply influenced my journey. 

In Boston, we unwittingly landed in an energy controversy related to the Seabrook nuclear reactor.  Dennis offered to buy the reactor and never put fuel in it, and received an audience with the Seabrook Association’s chairman of the board.  However, the major media ignored us while running articles such as mining moon dust to solve our energy problems, while New England’s electric companies held secret meetings about the threat that we presented.  I saw my first “Astroturf” organization and saw how corrupt “environmentalist” organizations could be.  The Massachusetts Secretary of State began sharpening his ax just before we left for Ventura, while the local prosecutor tried intimidating Dennis when incited by Washington’s Attorney General.  My primary lessons in Boston were:

 

  1. Most activists hack at branches and ignore roots (to learn that in Thoreau’s backyard was poignant, and it might be the thousand-to-one ratio that he mentioned);

  2. While the energy establishment may feign ignorance of Dennis and the few like him, they are acutely aware and move to thwart them when necessary, and surreptitiously if possible;

  3. Raising money to support something like a FE effort is perilous; not only from the authorities and their patrons who seek to destroy you, but the people that you raise the money from, even your friends and family, may end up being your greatest enemies because all they can see is their self interest and not the “cause;” I will never consider doing business with friends and family again;

  4. A FE effort only vaguely resembles normal businesses; Dennis and his wife mastered mounting such efforts, but almost nobody can replicate it; that skill was learned by doing it many times after their ventures were destroyed/stolen; Dennis makes it look easier than it is;

  5. People risk their lives in several ways when pursuing FE;

  6. In the 1980s, the standard rate for buying out and shelving FE efforts was $10 million, just like Tom Bearden said; only later do they raise the bid, but they can be “generous” by simply adding zeroes to the carrot, because when controlling the planet is the game, their pockets are deep.

 

Our Ventura Days

In June 1987, I drove the truck that contained our company’s assets to Ventura from Boston.  We stopped at Amway’s headquarters, where they tested a broken heat pump and declined involvement.  While I drove to California, Dennis visited his dying father in Yakima one last time. 

Mr. Professor gave us money to start in Ventura and, in September, the company took off like a rocket.  We found that sending tapes of our story and offering to sell kits on how to manufacture, market and install the heat pumps, worked.  Dennis, being the marketing Einstein, saw it immediately and told his wife and me that he found the next gold mine.  We went from a handful of volunteers to forty employees by December 1987. 

In September 1987, Mr. Mentor told Dennis that a low-temperature turbine was not a viable path, but that linking the prime mover of his engine to Dennis’s heat pump panels might have a chance.  We picked up a youngster from our Boston days; he came for the sales aspect but had a machinist’s background.  We bought machine shop equipment and began building a prototype of Mr. Mentor’s engine. 

In the meantime, we quickly ran out of space and rented the building next door.  By October we were buried in orders, taking at least a month to fill them.  We quickly approached one million dollars in sales.  I had been living on about fifty dollars per week (food, gas, and little else) for the previous year, and decided to increase the personal budget a little and rented a room in Ventura in November 1987, where I met my future wife.

I was working high-intensity, twelve-to-fourteen hour days again.  Dennis had Saturday shows in the R&D facility where we demonstrated the heat pump.  At one show, Victor Fischer submitted his business plan.  Mr. Mentor told Dennis that Fischer’s hydraulic engine was more extensively developed than his was.  On New Year’s Day, 1988, we brought Fischer aboard and began building his engine for powering a household (the other prototypes were as large as a car). 

In the high-flying days of late 1987, we were approached by people from all walks of life.  We were visited by a windmill entrepreneur who was told to quit the business or his family would die.  Another man helped develop a way to mine platinum far more efficiently, and the oligarchy wiped him out.  We heard such tales regularly.  Mr. Professor knew somebody high-ranking at the local electric company, and asked what they thought about Dennis.  They were highly aware of Dennis, like they were in Seattle and Boston, but had yet to decide on a response. 

Recalling those days can be both painful and exhilarating.  We were walking the high road, but being assailed continually, by all manner of criminal, was not fun.  It was a once-in-many-lifetimes learning experience, however.  When it took off in Ventura, Dennis often stayed late at the office, and one midnight I took him home.  As we approached my car, he stood in our parking lot and made some keen observations.  He said that the GCs’ eyes had to be bugging out, seeing what we had built.  The raid happened less than a month later. 

Dennis was a brilliant financial innovator, and regularly bounced ideas off of me and believed that I could become to finance what Mr. Inventor was to inventing.   However, I learned from Mr. Mentor to seek the heart of things and eventually realized that the entire world of finance, money and what passes for economics today is largely an elaborate illusion, a smoke-and-mirrors game of theft and control played on a global scale.  In a world of abundance, the entire edifice should fade into oblivion. 

Just before Christmas 1987, we heard that the Better Business Bureau was forwarding inquiries about us to a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputy (“Mr. Deputy”).  One of our salesmen used to be a sheriff’s deputy; he called and asked if we were doing anything illegal.  Mr. Deputy replied that he was performing a routine investigation and would soon close our file.  That was his first crime, known as entrapment.  He was obligated to tell us if we were doing anything illegal.  He came undercover to a Saturday show. 

When Fischer came aboard, Dennis escalated the project.  He held a meeting near our office, and hundreds of people attended from across the USA.  Mr. Deputy attended that show, too, and the next day prepared a search warrant.  The next day, on January 14, 1988, they raided our facilities.  I was standing in front of our building when the vehicles sped into our parking lot in a cloud of dust.  I now realize that I was watching bad acting by Mr. Deputy as he approached me.  He had been inside our building before and was about to have his career’s finest moment, but acted as if he was unsure of our location, and asked me if I was standing in front of our company’s building.  He feigned ignorance that we occupied both buildings so that he could return to the courthouse to amend the warrant while the other deputies ransacked Mr. Researcher’s office, several hours before their official search began. 

Then the nightmare began, and this site covers the highlights.  Watching so many people act dishonorably, some of whom I had known for most of my life, was about the final blow to my illusions that people cared about anything other than their egocentric existences.  The betrayals by friends and family were far more devastating than the employee theft as it all came crashing down.  It was a long, fitful process that I resisted every step of the way, to finally arrive at the grim understanding that only one-in-thousands of people possesses the personal integrity to act honorably when it might cost them (or with no immediate and obvious personal benefit).  That was my journey’s primary lesson, and it has informed my efforts since then.  I am not questing after that one-in-thousands, but am looking for those who can lay aside their scarcity-based conditioning long enough to just imagine abundance and what FE can bring.  Those people are only one-in-hundreds, but they are an order of magnitude easier to find. 

In the Ventura ordeal, Mr. Professor was a beacon in the darkness, but it eventually cost him his life.  I was shattered by his death, but my wife said to not be too distraught; he achieved sainthood and probably worked off twenty lifetimes of karma, but that was faint consolation.  I am partly responsible for his death, as is the voice that led me to him

In December 1988, I hit my life’s lowest point when I imagined myself acting violently.  They were fleeting flashes that I was never tempted to act on, but they were my life’s most horrifying moments.  Maybe it was required to inspire my next act: mortgage my life to give Dennis a slim chance of escaping life in prison.  It worked.  

The lessons learned during my Ventura days were many and often harsh, and included:

 

  1. Only one-in-thousands has sufficient personal integrity to become a key member of something like a FE effort; 

  2. Because the general population’s level of integrity is so low, if you are one of those one-in-thousands, it is virtually guaranteed that you will find no others amongst your friends and family, and if you involve them in your efforts, they will betray you when the going gets tough, and it will get tough; 

  3. Basing a FE effort on faith has a faint possibility of success; 

  4. Provocateurs are professionals, but are difficult to distinguish from the predators that populate the entrepreneurial and cultural waters - they largely act the same;

  5. For provocateurs whose jobs are derailing your efforts, they are abetted by those operating from greed and fear – your “allies” collectively do more damage than the provocateurs and their employers;

  6. Naïveté is not a crime; I began my journey naively, as did everybody that I respect in these realms; however, naïveté must be shed quickly for a FE effort to last long;

  7. The dark pathers manipulate the masses’ naïveté, greed, denial and egocentrism, but thinking that you can out-manipulate the herd into supporting your FE efforts is a fatal delusion;

  8. The GCs rarely need to lift a finger to destroy FE efforts; they usually self-destruct due to the core individuals’ personal foibles, the acts of their “allies” and the local, state and national interests; only if an effort survives those hazards and you begin making the Big Time do the GCs need to get involved, and their tactics can be subtle and include sophisticated carrots and sticks that are not employed at the game’s lower levels. 

 

Hitting the Books, and My Second Stint with Dennis

I staggered out of Ventura in 1990, soon after Dennis was coerced into a plea bargain that the courts predictably never honored.  I was radicalized.  Although personal integrity is the world’s scarcest commodity and is primarily why we do not have FE today, it is also the most precious commodity and is the key to bringing it to the world.  Virtually everybody resists that truth, however, which might be the greatest reason that all FE efforts have failed.  I have seen that reaction regularly with FE inventors and activists as they blithely run into the meat grinder while dismissing my words of caution.  It has not been easy to watch.  Also, if people acknowledge the idea they usually miss the point, which is not that the GCs exist and are vigilant (or that wiping out the competition is the essence of capitalism), but that extremely few FE inventors, activists and their allies should even try to run that gauntlet. 

Another major realization was that whatever I was taught about the world was probably inaccurate.  Without my radicalizing experience, I doubt that I would have embarked on my next effort: performing the research and writing that became my website.  I may have to thank who or what sent me on my preposterous journey, although they are going to have some explaining to do. 

When I was driving to LA everyday, beginning to dig out of my financial abyss, I heard a talk radio guest promoting a new magazine named Lies of Our Times, which dissected the New York Times’s coverage.  When I lived in LA after graduation, I subscribed to the Christian Science Monitor, thinking that it was alternative news.  I had a lot to learn. 

Soon after I moved to Ohio, I subscribed to Lies of Our Times and began my alternative media education.  The company that published Lies of Our Times also published Ralph McGehee’s memoirs.  I began to expand my library, which before 1990 largely consisted of mystical and channeled works, such as the Seth Material, and my college textbooks.  Today, my library contains more than one thousand books and huge stacks of magazines.  Ever since 1990, the floor beside my bed has been piled with reading material. 

Because my family went ”health nut” when I was twelve and I saw the hostile reactions of friends and family to the idea that the average American’s diet is unhealthy, I learned to be careful about who I told such “alternative” information to.  Even so, as I was reading Unreliable Sources and similar works, I told some friends, family and coworkers what I was discovering.  People rarely wanted to hear about it.  Sometimes, I was attacked.  It was usually a more extreme reaction than with those exposed to alternative health information.  Before long, I stopped discussing my education because the unpleasant encounters outweighed the positive ones.  Few wanted to hear information that contradicted officialdom’s pronouncements. 

After five wearying years as a trucking company controller, Dennis finally convinced me to work for him again.  Before I did, I wrote my first website, which was a compendium of previously-written material and about four hundred pages of new material, written in one month.  I put the six-hundred page leviathan on the Internet in November 2006.  About the only surviving parts are the Medical Dark Ages quotations page and my little essay on Bill the BPA Hit Man

During the early 1990s, I studied organized skepticism and found it anything but skeptical.  After I published my first site, I contacted Mr. Skeptic.  He confirmed my worst suspicions about the “skeptics” when he committed criminal libel against Dennis and escalated his dishonest attacks over the years, using Britain’s Big Lie strategy.  There is no doubt to give Mr. Skeptic the benefit of, and he tries to fool the uninformed, weak minded and naïve with his affable skeptic charade.  It is more psychologically interesting if his crusade against Dennis was rooted in his ego, but he appeared at the same time that the Justice Department in his hometown was sharpening its ax and the cunning sting operation was mounted, so I believe that he is probably being compensated somehow for his dogged “skepticism.” 

Mr. Skeptic is a longtime member of Sterling’s Allan’s New Energy Congress (NEC) and is among Sterling’s friends.  It is one more example of how fractured and self-destructive FE efforts are, but Sterling may be Dennis’s first prominent critic who does not tell Big Lies about him, so I contributed to his discussion.  Nearly all other critics avidly repeat each other’s lies.  Their lies are not little, inconsequential ones, but Big Lies that serve as centerpieces of their attacks.  When the Federal Trade Commission attacked Dennis in 2009, they cleverly and misleadingly conjoined charges that were dropped with what the officials in Ventura finally “convicted” Dennis on. 

In recent years, I have become less tolerant of the incessant lying about Dennis, particularly when they focus on Ventura’s events.  When they libel Dennis like that, they also libel Mr. Professor and me.  However, the greatest crime in the constant lying is that the immense lessons of Dennis’s journey are not learned.  I know of nobody who has played at his level for as long, and the education to be gleaned from his amazing journey is buried in lies and disinformation tactics.

When I professionally reunited with Dennis in November 1996, it was not for long; I moved back to Seattle in April 1997, but learned several important lessons.  Mr. Mentor is the closest thing that I ever met to an altruistic inventor, and that misled me regarding inventors’ motivations.  I believed that the god-given creativity of inventors also gave them an extra helping of integrity.  Back in 1986, after Dennis had his company stolen and before I followed him to Boston, I spent time with the inventor whom Dennis mounted his last efforts around in Seattle.  Mr. Inventor had been involved with inventors’ clubs over the years, but they never achieved anything because they did not support each other; instead, every inventor tried commandeering the effort to support his invention.  It was not until my second stint with Dennis that I finally understood Mr. Inventor’s observation. 

Mr. Inventor was badly hurt by the Seattle catastrophe, and it marked the end of his inventing career.  I helped rescue as much of his equipment as possible before the thieves who stole Dennis’s company also stole his equipment and documentation; Dennis helped Mr. Inventor as much as he could, given his position.  While several of us worked for free for months to keep the company alive, Mr. Inventor kept drawing his regular paycheck.  When I got to Boston, Dennis had me make a recruiting call to Mr. Inventor.  Mr. Inventor’s reply was, “Show me the money!”  When we began rocketing in Ventura, I contacted Mr. Inventor again, along with the other “loyalists” who dropped out in Seattle.  We flew Dennis’s best Seattle salesman to Ventura.  He returned to Seattle and, some weeks later, we received a demand from several of those “loyalists,” led by Mr. Inventor, for about $250,000.  The only interest they had in our resurrected operation was extorting money.  One extortionist was an engineer who did not understand the heat pump very well, and another was a heat pump installer.  They both eventually testified against Dennis in Ventura.  Mr. Inventor also begged to testify (and even tried to intimidate me during the mayhem), but was so rabidly eager that the prosecution would not use him.  During the Seattle days, Mr. Inventor admitted that he was probably too greedy for his own good, which later became obvious.  Mr. Inventor’s antics began my disillusionment with inventors.

My second most persistent delusion was that inventors cared about anything other than becoming rich and famous, which I finally shed in New Jersey.  They may care some about helping humanity and the planet, but it is not a high priority.  Our experiences with Yull Brown were instructive, but more importantly, Dennis was in business longer than in Seattle or Ventura, seeking inventors and inventions to promote.  Quite a parade traipsed through his organization in New Jersey, which continues today. 

A probable provocateur in Ventura, Mr. Texas, was later involved in a Mormon scam and may not live on this side of the bars again.  I doubt that “justice” is served by caging people, but karmic balancing is certainly involved in his case.  Bill the BPA Hit Man was involved in at least one later scam, and keeps victimizing people.  A close relative died alone and destitute after his cloak-and-dagger career working for a household-name diplomat.  Those performing dirty work of that magnitude rarely live on the Riviera afterward.  If they get enough to live well on for awhile, they must later fend for themselves; the later scams by Mr. Texas and Bill were probably free-lance affairs, using their finely-honed skills. 

In the end, almost every inventor betrayed Dennis.  When I last saw Dennis several years ago, I said that I had never met an altruistic inventor.  Dennis thought that he had met one

I spoke at DOE hearings in 1997 regarding a solution to the nuclear waste problem.  Our encounters with the DOE, Al Gore and others were enlightening, but what surprised me about the New Jersey days was recently realizing that we were being set up in a brand new way, as the GCs took the game to the next level.  When I realized how close the bullet came to my head once again, I decided to seek a quiet life from here on out. 

 

My Midlife Project and Public Interaction

Since about 1994, I had been planning to take a two-year career sabbatical to write a book.  When I came back to Seattle in 1997, I continued the research and writing that eventually became today’s site.  It took longer than anticipated (more than twelve thousand hours so far), and I am not quite finished, as evidenced by this essay. 

Since I published my first site in 1996, through early 2002, I had my email address on my sites and engaged the public almost daily; I also participated in numerous forums and initially connected with many pals through those activities.  I gave up on my “peers” – white, educated American men – many years go; their minds usually melt a few pages into this site, and they are among my most irrational critics.  One of this site’s themes is that our status as history’s most privileged demographic group is not due to our unique virtue.  Also, since 1992 I had been trying to attract people such as Noam Chomsky to FE.  Almost without exception, nobody was too interested.  Usually, they already had a “cause” that consumed their time and energy.  Chomsky said that he knew nothing of the milieu and to consult the experts, not him.  Ed Herman has some interest, but is very busy in his old age.  Also, if FE was publicly available, it would make nearly all progressive efforts obsolete.  Those efforts were rooted in the scarcity paradigm, and abundance was either unimaginable or people fled in terror when they glimpsed it, but presented reasons other than their fear to dismiss it.  Their reasoning was rarely valid, but they needed something plausible so they could go back to hacking at branches while ignoring the root.  It took countless interactions before I could see the common denominator: they were addicted to scarcity.  All of them were, to one degree or another, trapped in the early layers of the FE onion

After 9/11, the personal attacks increased in their frequency, irrationality and viciousness, and by early 2002 I ceased interacting with the public.  I began targeting my efforts toward public figures and groups that might be interested in FE, such as Richard Heinberg, and once again nobody was.  In late 2006, I began interacting in some forums where I thought fertile ground might lay (where I had seen my work discussed), and discovered that America’s collective mental illness only became worse since 2002.  Also, some of my assailants may be professionals.  I will never participate in open public forums again, particularly those with anonymous participants.  Lesson learned. 

Brian O’Leary recruited me to help found the New Energy Movement in 2003.  Eugene Mallove was murdered mere days after he committed to be the first speaker at our 2004 conference.  Brian moved to South America soon thereafter, and I have declined all invitations since then to join FE efforts.  I have yet to see one that really had a chance, and have had enough of those experiences to more than last a lifetime.

Political efforts and all exchange-related “solutions” – taxation, government, bailouts, fixing the markets, printing trainloads of money, mining and hoarding gold – are patching the hull at best and mainly rearrange the Titanic’s deck chairs so the “winners” stay afloat the longest.  The “left” is trying to get the lower berths’ denizens into the deck chairs and even into the captain’s chair, but energy runs the boat, not money and “exchange.”  The danger is thinking that those activities are very meaningful.  To an overwhelming degree, energy is the economy and always has been.  In a world of abundance, there are no “investors,” there is no money or other trappings of our scarcity-based economies, and the elite become obsolete.

 

Pursuing Free Energy without Risking Lives

My journey taught me many lessons.  While Dennis or Greer may make a dent one day, the FE field is not for dabblers, naïve newcomers, pretenders, etc.  Dennis bore the brunt of what happened during his journey, but many other lives were also wrecked.  It is crazy to deny that the FE field is risky, but I regularly encounter such denial.  When the USA’s real estate hysteria peaked in 2004/2005, I was most irritated by the wild-eyed people who believed that buying a house with nothing down was like putting money in the bank (and they tried enticing my family into their schemes).  They were incapable of considering that instead of minting money they were rolling the dice.  That was why I began calling the top in 2004/2005 and began writing about it publicly in 2006.  The FE game is orders of magnitude riskier.

I am not interested in luring people into risky projects, even if humanity’s survival may depend on the outcome.  Almost nobody on the planet is even thinking about energy in something approaching an enlightened manner, and we all ride atop it.  I have no illusions about reaching the masses or getting on Oprah’s show, and do not seek that audience.  If enough heart-centered sentience can be brought to bear, the Dennises and Greers just might have a chance, but the warrior path may not work.  The effort needs more lovers, not fighters. 

Many are accomplished at describing problems but avoid viable answers, such as Heinberg and the neo-Malthusians.  The so-called solutions being proposed are virtually all scarcity-based.  Even the “radical” solutions obsess on the exchange aspect of economics, and there is nothing radical about that.  Make humanity’s economic pie a hundred or thousand times larger and nobody will need to fight over their slice.  Only the production aspect of economics can accomplish that, and it almost entirely depends on energy.  Comprehension of that simple truth is not difficult to attain, but almost nobody seems to want to.  Bucky Fuller noted that scarcity and failure have been so integral to the human journey for so long that they are deeply ingrained into human consciousness

If only five earthly humans can muster the integrity and sentience needed to progress past the early stage, then we are in big trouble, but at least it would be a start.  All efforts so far have lacked a sufficient nucleus of heart and mind, but such a core could be a guiding light.  One or two heroes trying to form the center are doomed.  My message today is starkly different than the one that Dennis promoted for many years; it can dramatically change the human journey’s course.  I am not asking for much: if about 0.0001% of humanity reached sufficient awareness, it could catalyze heaven on earth and avoid the abyss that humanity is racing towards.  One hundredth as many heroes could also do the job, but I strongly doubt that those heroes exist or can be found and convinced to combine their efforts; I mean high-level heroes, the kind who could successfully complete the below application.

 

  1. Have you been subjected to at least two murder attempts?  If so, were you injured?

  2. Have you been offered at least ten million dollars to cease your efforts?  If so, please describe the circumstances.

  3. Have you spent at least one year behind bars on fabricated charges?  If so, please describe the circumstances.

  4. Have you spent at least three years working for free, full-time, on your project?  If so, what was the project?

  5. Have you regularly skipped meals due to budgetary constraints?  If so, did it lead to dietary deficiency conditions?

  6. Have you conquered a highly-provoked urge to be violent?  If so, how many times?  Please describe the circumstances.

  7. If you answered at least four of the above questions in the affirmative, have you maintained your loving optimism and good cheer? 

 

Those successfully completing that questionnaire and providing convincing evidence can move to the selection process’s next level.  That questionnaire is not as specific to Dennis’s or my experiences as one might think.  Everybody I know of who has played at activism’s highest levels has experienced at least some of those hardships, if they survived them.  If I ever hear of ten people, active today, who could have their application approved, maybe the hundred heroes model has a chance, but I am not holding my breath.  We probably need at least twenty heroes like that before we can even think about pursuing FE via the hero’s route.  There may be another way, however, and I am attempting to explore it.

As Brian O’Leary said in our Project Camelot interview, those who will lead humanity to FE will probably be new to the field.  Those displaying a lack of integrity in their FE efforts have disqualified themselves.  They are a danger to themselves and others; some may be provocateurs, although I doubt that many, if any, are.  Inviting low-integrity people into the FE pursuit is suicidal.  Billion-dollar bribes, death threats, murder attempts, media smears, prison, capitalist and psychic attacks, etc., does not comprise terrain that low-integrity individuals can successfully navigate. 

Impatience is my Achilles heel, and I sympathize with those wanting to do something and now, but a FE effort cannot be mounted by using the lowest-common-denominator “bait” of organized religion, nationalism, capitalism, “let’s conquer the bad elites,” etc.  Any FE effort built on such foundations will quickly crumble in today’s environment.

What follows is not only my perception of what kind of FE effort might stand a chance, but what I hope to help initiate. 

 

Early Stage

It must be loving.  This is the most important aspect, and all others fade to insignificance.  Other ways of stating it are that it must be rooted in a concern for others, or in personal integrity, or in service to others, or in honesty.  It must leave the ego in the back seat.  All activists with my greatest respect have that in common

It cannot be money-hungry.  This is a variation of the first point.  Money-hungry people are trying to serve themselves, not others.  Many activists have tried making money at this.  In a sane world, being served while serving would be normal.  All I ever desired was making a living while helping to heal the planet.  However, this issue has planetary impact and is opposed from almost all sides, as surreal as that might seem.  The money-hungry are easily derailed, if not by the GCs or the local or national interests, then by themselves as they fight over money.  Money seeking has corrupted or destroyed nearly every activist effort that I have seen, not just FE efforts.  At the early stage, a FE effort must be comprised of volunteers.  This idea can also be broadened into self-seeking.  For instance, I have been encouraged numerous times to parlay this site into an advanced degree or other prize.  That is the devil’s flypaper.  The people advancing this effort beyond the early stage will have selflessness in common. 

It must be enlightened, or at least aspire to it.  This is the sentience issue.  A love of the truth must be a cornerstone of the effort, for several reasons.  One is that we have all been indoctrinated into scarcity-based ideologies, and the vast majority maintains a slavish allegiance to them.  This is largely why most people seem unable to even comprehend abundance: they cannot or refuse to leave the orbits of their scarcity-based ideologies.  Escaping our conditioning is not easy, but we first have to want to.  Adherents of scarcity-based ideologies receive ego strokes and material rewards.  Also, the indoctrination begins in the cradle; scarcity-based ideologies are fed people with their mothers’ milk, so they can become nearly invisible.  Everybody I know of who broke free of the indoctrination, to one degree or another, had an experience that opened their eyes to the lies.  Conversely, catering to any of those ideologies to get people’s attention attracts the herd, not sentient beings.

My work has been characterized by various critics as dark, negative and bitter.  Those critics missed the point: it is not that there is darkness, but that we call that darkness the lightGeorge Washington and Christopher Columbus were mass-murdering thieves, but national holidays and our nation’s capital are named after them, and children are taught outright fairy tales about them.  I live in Washington State, where it is easy to find statues of that greatest of Founding Fathers.  In Columbus, where I also lived, they tried to erect a three-hundred-foot statue of him for the five hundredth anniversary of his feat of 1492.  Junípero Serra was the Hitler of California; he is up for sainthood today and I attended Junípero Serra Elementary School in a town with a Serra statue in the town square, near the preserved mission that represented the primary institution that exterminated California’s coastal tribes.  In the USA, World War II is called the “good war.”  Those are a few of countless instances where lies are taught as truth and darkness is presented as light, which cripples the student’s sense of reality.  Discernment is critical not only for escaping the mind prisons but also for pursuing the truth.  They are not the same thing: escaping one prison, to only find a more comfortable one, is not pursuing the truth.

Arguably most of what comes from the mouthpieces of authority are deceptions, but discovering the truth is not easy.  There is a ton of chaff amongst the kernels of wheat in FE, alternative information, “conspiracies,” etc., and this is where “intelligence” can come into play.  Yawning pitfalls await the unwary and include disinformation and self-serving agendas, both obvious and subtle.  There are infinite ways to dissect and reassemble the data, and a million rabbit holes to disappear into.  A great deal of "alternative" American history, for instance, is often compiled by people with axes to grind.  America’s political right is notorious for twisting the facts, such as claiming that America’s Founding Fathers intended that the USA be a Christian nation, when they were largely Enlightenment era deists.  The Constitution’s First Amendment explicitly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  It is nearly impossible to argue around it, but they somehow do.  Similarly, Christians are history’s most murderous people and regularly dismiss “thou shalt not kill” with lawyerly reasoning.  Those mired in ideological mind traps cannot pursue FE in today’s environment. 

Much alternative information is of a scientific nature.  About 95% of Americans are scientifically illiterate, so they readily stray when investigating alternatives.  When I have investigated the JFK assassination, the terror attacks of 9/11, the moon landings, the ET situation and so on, the pet theories, infighting and three-ring-circus atmosphere have been constants.  Disinformation is continually recycled.  The truth is in there somewhere, but it is extremely difficult to get a clean grip on it.  Few can successfully navigate those milieus, and most of the scientifically trained have subtle mind traps that prevent their comprehension of the FE field. 

I do not want anybody to receive the kind of wake-up call that I did, so I point people toward milder experiences, but those that can nevertheless open willing eyes.  A key concept for an enlightened effort is that the means become the ends.  Any FE effort that violates anybody’s free will or seeks to punish the “bad guys” is doomed, partly because it adopts the victim paradigm.  We will only get to enjoy FE and what can come with it when we manifest our divinity and spiritual sovereignty.  We cannot get there via the low road.  Warriors operating from the negative pole of their soul’s role are deeply damaging to FE efforts; the GCs readily exploit those weak links.  Warriors operating from the positive pole of their soul’s role can be vitally important.  Complaint-based efforts, the kind that the radical left lauds, are also worthless for pursuing FE.  The protestor agenda is, by definition, set by the elite.  Nobody has yet been offered a billion dollars to cancel their protest.  This game is being played at a level that complainers have yet to imagine. 

Those seeking martyrdom act from a negative pole of their awareness.  The fate of numerous martyrs clearly demonstrates how the FE land lays.  People have approached me over the years, literally asking to be martyred or seeing how they can lure “investors” to the FE effort.  Talk is cheap, and people cannot predict their reactions when they risk their lives until they are there.  Also, it is one thing to throw your life away; it is another matter entirely to seduce people into throwing theirs away with you, gulling them into a situation that they do not understand.  Mr. Professor’s ruined life and premature death will haunt me forever, no matter how noble my intentions, no matter how much Dennis, Mr. Professor’s widow and even Mr. Professor have told me that it was not my fault. 

Newcomers regularly try to mass market the FE idea with Hollywood productions, cartoons, slogans, etc.  People attracted to those spectacles cannot help at this stage. 

Also, an early challenge for those walking this path is overcoming their dismay at 99.9% of humanity’s motivation.  It is easy to become disgusted.  Those embarking on the FE and healing-the-planet path will soon realize how rare they are.  Denying that people are mostly self-serving is hazardous, as is using their self-serving motivation to lure them into saving themselves.  The standard activism tactics will not work for bringing FE to the world: the perils and temptations are simply too great at this stage for the average person to negotiate.  There is an octave to leap, to light and love, which may rise above that fray and might be the only chance.

It cannot invite the darkness in, or those easily susceptible to it.  This is another iteration of the love/integrity issue.  Bill wreaked havoc, as did Mr. Texas.  Dennis let Bill in, and Mr. Texas’s game quickly became evident to Dennis.  Dennis’s organizations could not withstand what was unleashed internally, especially with the external pressure.  You can’t let in the darkness in the early stages unless you have a gathering of saints, but I have yet to find one.

Once the BPA Hit Men, Mr. Deputies, Mr. Skeptics and Mr. Texases reveal their true selves, they must be exposed and removed from the scene, if possible.  Until you have watched them remove their masks, the situation can be hard to believe; they know that you know who they are, but they also know that their act still works on the others.  They prey on people giving them the benefit of the doubt, even when there is no doubt left to give them.  That is a grave problem, because those who have yet to see them unmasked, or refuse to recognize that they are unmasked, will pit you against them.  If your partners/followers have not experienced people shedding their masks, they must learn quickly or your effort is doomed.  The good news is that it is an early-stage test, although the professionals do not appear until an effort becomes prominent. 

The darkness will eventually be embraced and redeemed, but only from a place of strength in the light.  Virtually nobody on earth today can engage the dark team without being dragged into the mire.  I treat the dark team and their tactics like bad weather.  I may have to walk in it, but I can’t negotiate with it or stop it; I can only try to stay dry and warm (and avoid thunderstorms).  If enough people came together from a place of heart-centered sentience, the dark path games would no longer work and the self servers would seek easier prey.  Our best hope may be that they slink away. 

While the efforts of the Dennises and Greers will be subjects for history books if humanity turns the corner, they may have been too damaged by the meat grinder, as Bill Ryan mentioned.  We have all been battered.  I can barely imagine what Dennis has lived through, and I was there.  We would probably all happily retire if we saw worthy people bringing this forward.  However, no effort has yet had the right people and any chance, so the motley crew slogs onward. 

Maybe after that high-integrity nucleus has been built, people can be less particular about who joins.  The problem, however, is that everybody claims to have high integrity but, until that statement is tested, it means nothing.  At the level where passing the test means something in the FE field, the graduates may not survive.  That is part of the conundrum. 

The power is with us.  Virtually everybody who has played the FE game has approached the rich and powerful, or large institutions, seeking assistance.  It is a seductive and fruitless path.  I have seen Dennis vacillate many times on this issue.  I spoke at DOE hearings and recently helped write a DOE proposal.  I met with a billionaire and have watched people play the Wall Street game, the White House game, etc.  We were targeted by both the GCs’ “light” and “dark” factions; Greer has interacted with them, but it is insanely dangerous.  Those with earthly power intend to maintain their position.  Even to approach them is to cede our power.  The current power structure is the old skins and will not hold the new wine.  The power is within each of us, not the “powerful.”  I strongly doubt that marching the masses to Washington D.C. or other “power spots” will work, not for bringing FE to the world.  We can wish for the Muppet Movie ending to the FE journey, and maybe the final scene will look like that, but a lot will have happened offstage if it ever plays out.  I will happily watch somebody play Kermit’s role, and then will patiently wait in line for a FE machine.  Or maybe the ETs or ascended masters will save the day, but these times may be about humanity finally getting toilet-trained, keeping its room clean, growing up and paddling its own canoe, etc.  Seeking assistance from the rich and powerful is a supreme time-and-energy waster.  If somebody actually obtains that “help” from the rich and powerful, they will likely become “pets,” beholden to their patrons, dangling from the purse strings.  That kind of activist capture has happened countless times.  Also, if some members of the rich and powerful are miraculously inspired to help, they will quickly be dissuaded by the GCs.  If they are not distracted by subtle efforts or take the hints, then the message is delivered in unmistakable fashion, as a “final offer.”  I have no interest in risking myself or the “powerful” by approaching them.[3]

Conversely, if people overcome denial of the powerful’s machinations, most obsess over them, try to expose them, outmaneuver them, etc.  Both reactions are victim-oriented, not creator-oriented.  Navigating that morass to a productive awareness is like walking the razor’s edge.  However, the good news is that it probably only takes a tiny fraction of humanity to make that critical difference. 

Any further stages will be built on those foundational lessons, and if they are ever forgotten, it will end tragically.

 

Intermediate Stage

No effort has graduated beyond the early stage, for various reasons, the primary one being that if anybody possesses something with promise, vanishingly few can survive their own foibles and their allies’ “help.”  If their effort garners some success, the local interests will do their best to destroy them.  Greer’s global Godzilla is alive and vigilant, but the economic jungle is also filled with T-Rexes, velociraptors and other assailants.  Godzilla rarely needs to even roll out of bed, because the smaller players feast on those attempting to develop and market disruptive technologies.  Dennis only interacted with the GCs after surviving many years of being gnawed on by the small and medium-sized carnivores.  Others have only briefly visited the GCs’ lobby

Many have asked me for a plan of action, and this section of this essay is it.  Probably the only “action” that could be fruitful at this stage is simply one of raising consciousness.  Although experience is the greatest and arguably only teacher, gaining experience like I had is so precarious that I would never recommend it.  Until a sufficient nucleus of heart-centered sentience can be amassed, there is nothing to do on the FE front. 

Since no effort has yet moved beyond the early stage, I am speculating on the intermediate and advanced stages, but here goes.

Developing the technology.  This aspect can seem silly, because FE, anti-gravity and a myriad of exotic technologies have been extensively developed.  If any effort ever makes it past the early stage, the GCs might just come from the shadows and hawk their wares.  When I was with Dennis, we hoped that we could lure the GCs into “winning” the race to the market, and we could then sit back and say, “You won!”  Wink, nudge.  However, they know it will end their planetary rule, so they sit tightly on their trove.  People living in abundance cannot be manipulated by dangling economic carrots or threatening economic scarcity.  Sterling Allan published a framework for evaluating FE technology potential that I cannot argue against.  The technical process of developing such technologies is well-known and time-tested.  However, it is far harder than garage tinkerers think, and it would take tens of millions of dollars, if not hundreds of millions, to take a proof-of-concept prototype to mass-production stage.  That is part of the problem; no effort of that magnitude can do it secretly (unless you are a GC, spook organization or the military), and then it becomes a target that is attacked from many directions.  Anybody trying to secretly develop the technology must be asked, “Who do you think you are hiding from?”  As the experienced know, Greer included, you cannot run below the GCs’ radar.  The secrecy game is doomed for several reasons: it inspires paranoia, greed, egocentrism, etc.  The only prayer that an independent FE effort has is for an inventor with the goods to give it to a worthy group.  I have yet to see that group or that inventor.  Mr. Mentor gave his idea to Dennis as he walked away, so that almost counts.  Dennis advertized that we were the “good guy” company that would help inventors.  I discovered that we were not so good (a few of us were, but we were too few). 

Virtually giving it away.  This is a desirable strategy for a few reasons.  One is that the self servers won’t be interested unless they are trying to corrupt or destroy it, and if people have not vested their livelihoods into it, it is harder to defeat by using the usual tools.  Nobody can do it absolutely for free, because people cannot get many donated materials because their motives are pure.  However, making it a non-profit venture reduces the likelihood of falling into several deep pitfalls. 

Education.  The vast majority of humanity will not glimpse the bigger picture until a FE machine is delivered to their home.  However, as FE machines are installed, as many as possible need to begin waking up.  That is where Bucky Fuller and other generalists/comprehensivists come in.  An unenlightened implementation of FE could be disastrous for humanity, which is another aspect of the conundrum

 

Advanced Stage

If an effort progresses past the intermediate stage, then the fun can begin.  The FE applications that can radically change humanity’s trajectory only become feasible at this stage. 

Some of the easily imaginable early applications of FE are:

Humanity’s material situation has always deeply influenced all of its social organization, institutions and ideologies.  The rising standard of living in the West, primarily due to harnessing greater amounts of energy, led to the abolition of slavery, the liberation of women, more leisure time and other benefits, such as dramatically-increasing life expectancy.  Before protohumans harnessed fire, they acquired only the energy used to fuel their bodies.  Each energy epoch of the human journey began when humans achieved the social organization and technological prowess that enabled them to exploit new energy resources.  The levels of energy used by the various stages of societal development, and their attendant effects on humans and the Earth, are approximately[4]:

Energy Epoch

Input – multiple of dietary calories

Energy Efficiency

Surplus energy produced

Societal attributes

Environmental effects

Pre-hunter-gatherer

1

 

0

Hand-to-mouth, organized like chimpanzees, male dominated.

No more than any other animal, at least before fire harnessed.

Hunter-gatherer

2.5

5%

0.1

Share the kills and gathering results, fight other bands in raids, especially as territories shrink.

Anthropogenic burning alters ecosystems, megafaunal extinctions.

Subsistence agricultural

5

10%

0.5

Village life, beginning of feudal organization, organized warfare between settlements.

Plants and animals domesticated, and environments around villages and herds are transformed into human-useful biota.

Advanced agricultural

10

15%

1.5

State formation, literacy, economic/social/political stratification, royalty appears, slavery, pronounced subjugation of women, professions form, with soldiers, priests and craftsmen.

Plow agriculture disturbs soils, advanced deforestation, competing predators eliminated, urban environments formed, with commensurate large ecological footprints. 

Early industrial

30

25%

7-to-8

Capitalist formation, end of pronounced subjugation of women and slavery abolished.  Industrial working class appears, severed from land.  Warfare becomes industrialized.  Transcontinental, capitalist-based empires form. 

Heavy mining operations, increasing air and water pollution, increase in carbon dioxide content of atmosphere, disappearing forest and natural habitats in larger areas.

Advanced industrial

60

35%

21

Women liberated, capitalists dominate states, and warfare becomes species-threatening as empires fight over controlling subject peoples and their resources.

Nature under siege.  Roads and expanding urban areas bring larger areas of nature under human destruction and control.  Conservation movements begin.

Industrial-technological

110

36%

40

Racism, sexism and other discriminatory ideologies largely overturned in imperial heartlands, but exploitation exported to subject peoples.  Warfare to secure energy resources becomes more intense, but due to threat of nuclear weaponry, warfare is not waged between industrialized nations, but against resource-rich but industrially-poor nations.

Nature largely banished from urban environments, humanity’s ecological footprint encompasses the entire planet, and species extinctions accelerate at biosphere-threatening rates, with human-induced climate change becoming dramatic.

Free energy

Virtually unlimited

Relatively unimportant

1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000

End of scarcity-based ideologies.  End of hierarchical societies.  End of urban societies.  Heaven on Earth – or do we blow Earth up?

Exploitation of nature no longer necessary to improve human standard of living, no more destructive mining of materials or water tables, and the end of air and water pollution, nature reclaims ecosystems, possibly with human assistance. 

 

The above table suggests a few trends, which agree with the scholarly literature on the subjects, and they include:

 

  1. “Civilization” did not appear until humans had a local and stable energy source, so humans could become sedentary.  Along with plants and animals being domesticated, humans were, too, and ideological indoctrination was one of humanity’s first civilized acts. 

  2. The sedentary nature of civilization encouraged a few trends, which included:

a.      Specialization of labor (the development of professions), economic/political/social hierarchies, with slaves at the bottom, peasants above them, and elites such as craftsmen, soldiers, priests and royalty above them.

b.      All early civilizations had religious ideologies which attributed to royalty a divine position in the universe’s order, to justify their status.  All dominant ideologies were promulgated by elites for elite benefit, which continues to this day

c.      Crowding, filth and disease were constant problems for civilization, which largely continues to this day, particularly in non-industrialized urban settings.

d.      While all human groups since the days of the chimpanzee have been male-dominated, women’s status universally declined with the advent of urbanized civilization.  Large families were the road to wealth, especially in agriculturally-dominated societies.  Children were readily-made farm hands, pension plans, and sex slaves for early civilization, and women were the primary wealth-creators in such societies, and so were controlled by many economic, social and political institutions. 

  1. Until industrialization, the energy surplus was relatively small, which meant that a society’s freedom was constrained.  Until industrialization, food security was the primary preoccupation of all civilizations, and they were all vulnerable to the weather.  Consequently, economic, social and political structures were rigid.  Society as a whole did not have enough energy surplus to fund complexity or freedom.  Professional membership and other groupings were usually based on heredity. 

  2. The great increase in energy surplus from industrialization was freedom, by definition.[5]  Women and slaves were liberated as societies became industrialized. 

  3. The increasing energy use of each human epoch had continually expanding impacts on the natural world, from the anthropogenic burning of vegetation and the megafaunal extinctions to deforestation and erosion to today’s increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere due to burning hydrocarbon fuels

  4. Arguably all wars have been motivated by securing scarce resources, primarily energy resources, which R. Buckminster Fuller noted long ago.  It continues to this day, with the genocidal invasions of Asia by the USA and its allies, as they secure unfettered access to hydrocarbon fuels. 

 

The human journey was not an inevitable path.  Another descendant from the chimpanzee line that humanity hailed from is the bonobo species.  Due to the migration of gorillas from the area due to climate change, bonobos had a richer diet (more leafy matter could be eaten, which is a gorilla staple), which allowed for a different economy and social organization, which led to a different kind of chimpanzee, where females overcame the male tendency for violence, and bonobos are the only apes to make love, not war.[6] 

Human ideologies, institutions and technologies largely resulted from the economic conditions, which were always rooted in the energy surplus.  Urban environments were always situated where resources could be imported with less energy than elsewhere (such as near bodies of water, rail lines and other low energy transportation lanes, so that energy-based resources such as food and water could be easily obtained), and urban settings allowed for specialized humans to work in large-scale organizations.  With the resources that FE makes eternally and ubiquitously available, and the speed and ease of transportation that would accompany the appearance of FE, along with the increasing information technology, there will be very little need for humans to live in crowded urban environments.[7] 

Even in the industrialized West, in the richest and most powerful nation of all time, it is still a scarcity-based economy, with the exchange aspect of economics our civilization’s primary focus (governments, the financial economy), and most of what the average American does each day is completely useless to the American standard of living, as the largest and most powerful industries and professions have degenerated into rackets.  Most Americans might as well be digging holes and filling them back up, for all the benefit that society derives from their actions.  Under an abundance-based economy, the exchange aspect can diminish to the point of virtual extinction. 

The potential of FE to completely transform human relations might be its most dramatic impact (at least if you are a human).  Economic scarcity, which is rooted in energy scarcity, has been the defining parameter of all ideologies for all of human history.  With FE and the related technologies, all scarcity-based ideologies will become obsolete, as well as its attendant egotism.  Human society will become soul-based, not ego-based.  Love will reign, not fear.  

While all of the above scenarios become possible and even desirable with FE, and largely came to me by just thinking of what FE could do since the 1980s, I have also had some stars to steer by, such as the probable future that Michael Roads visited.  I know people who have visited similar realities and returned with earth-shaking discoveries that have been validated; it is not fantasy.  FE can help launch humanity toward that reality.  As Roads’s mentor said, however, relatively few people on earth today really want to experience that reality, for reasons that only their souls know.  We can make huge strides toward that reality in my lifetime, if only a relative few of us cared to.  I hope to live to see humanity make some progress in that direction.

The standard reaction to FE is fear, and it wears many guises.  I honor some negative reactions to the idea of FE.  The most common reactions, if people move beyond denial, are that FE would be weaponized or used to quickly destroy the environment. 

For the weapons objection, I propose a global peacekeeping force, and it would not be staffed by boys with toys, but by mothers and grandmothers.  And not by the male-model women that we see in seemingly high places today, such as Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, but smart, wise and feminine women with experience in bearing and raising children.  I would happily deputize such women to help ensure that FE was not weaponized.  Also, once the scarcity blinders fall away, violence will be more readily seen for the fearful and ultimately self-destructive act that it is. 

I consider the environmental destruction objection to be marginally valid.  Some have advocated that FE can be used to harvest the forests and oceans with less environmental impact, but that is a tunnel-vision viewpoint.  As my upcoming energy essay will make clear, almost all environmentally-destructive practices have largely been the result of energy scarcity, as humanity plunders environmental energy resources, whether they are trees, whales, crops or oil.  With FE, combined with the numerous exotic materials also kept under wraps (Flubber is not as fictional as one might think), there would be no good reason for exploiting the environment; raping the planet will easily be seen as primitive and self-destructive, and that dark epoch can end. 

In finishing, maybe parts of this are wrong or are too colored by my journey, and I invite people to improve the vision and aim higher.  However, those aiming higher should try to base their visions and efforts on experience.  For those amassing such experience, I wish them a safe journey in attaining it. 

 

Footnotes

[1] Mr. Mentor’s IQ is probably in the 160-170 range, and his observation about human intelligence needs to be considered in that light.  Similarly, Albert Einstein once said, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.”  Einstein wrote at length about human sentience and using our brains.  However, so-called intelligence is overrated, as far as understanding how the world works.  Personal integrity is the key, not “intelligence.”  The innumerable irrational responses to my writings over the years might be best summarized by the Upton Sinclair quote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”  It took me many years to begin to understand what I was encountering, and the point that Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman made in their work finally began coming clear about the establishment-defending hacks that dominate mainstream media punditry.  Honesty and wanting to know the truth is immensely more important than “intelligence.”  The vast majority of humanity lives within the mind traps of their scarcity-based indoctrination primarily because of the self-serving benefits that they provide.

 

[2] That lack of intelligence is not due to a paucity of grey matter.  In George Orwell’s 1984, he wrote about how the masses performed amazing mental feats when dealing with the lottery, but that was the only time that they exhibited much intelligence.  Similarly, in the documentary Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky discusses that when Americans talk about sports, keen intelligence is brought to the subject matter.  Such intelligence is rarely demonstrated in areas that really mean something, as I particularly discovered when fielding criticisms of my writings.  I see that incongruity as approximately, “When intelligently considering the facts conflicts with egocentric, scarcity-based indoctrination, indoctrination prevails more than 99% of the time.” 

 

[3] For instance, in early January 2010, I was in the popcorn line in the theater next to my office, about to see Avatar for the second time.  It had one of the few IMAX screens in the region.  Right ahead of me was Bill Gates, buying his popcorn for the show.  He was alone and nobody but me seemed to recognize him.  Most living in the Bellevue area for long have eventually encountered Gates as he lives his life, and people generally leave him alone.  His unassuming behavior and wardrobe are refreshing aspects of most of the high tech potentates.  About a week later, Gates published an article where he demonstrated some understanding of the energy issues today (noting that today’s standard responses – riding bicycles, wearing sweaters, erecting windmills and solar panels, etc. – were way too little and too late, and that humanity needed to pursue radical new ways of generating energy).  I was subsequently encouraged to help some alternative energy activists attract his attention.  I declined the invitation.  I doubt that I would talk with Gates about FE, even if he wanted to.

 

[4] This table, as far as the energy use and efficiency parts of it are concerned, is a slightly revised version of Earl Cook’s table on page 135 of Man, Energy, Society.  His tables are also used in revised form by Charles Ryan’s MIT paper titled, “The Choices in the Next Energy and Social Revolution”, p. 5, and Mark Foster Mortimer’s Civilization’s Future; How Energy Defines and Constrains our Progress, p. 46.  The table presented in this essay is an amalgam of those tables, with some interpretation and information that I added.  Cook cautions that the numbers are less precise, the further back in history that the energy numbers go, but they are also the smaller numbers. 

 

[5] Earl Cook wrote in of Man, Energy, Society, p. 193, “The importance of an energy surplus is that without it a society has no choice.  With a small surplus, there is a small choice; with a large surplus, there is a large choice.”  On page 203, Cook wrote, “The governments of low energy societies tend to be hierarchical and undemocratic.  Where little energy is available, either the population or the resource use or both must be controlled and such control is effected by conventions, tradition, and religion on one hand and by the police power of the state on the other.  Together, social forces and government set limits on available life-styles.”  

 

[6] See Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson’s Demonic Males, pp. 220-230, on the development of bonobo society. 

 

[7] I work in one of Earth’s most pleasant urban environments, where I can run into the world’s richest man at the movie theater, but given a choice, I would rather not work in such an environment, not if all the amenities and social interaction that I could want could be easily obtained if I lived in a natural setting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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