Theodore Roosevelt: The New Frontier
Ann: Richard, Jesus, Merlin, is this Theodore Roosevelt?*
Merlin: Yes. He himself was an alchemist of sorts, a battler who found his calling among the unprotected wilderness of this country. He has something to say.
Ann: Mr. Roosevelt?
Theodore Roosevelt: Call me Teddy. I come here this evening with dual purposes. One is the blessing of those who have taken upon themselves the protection the planet we live on, its fragile ecosystem with the many gifts we have squandered.
I note, however, that, as someone wise once said, nothing is wasted, and this experience, that of taking the planet to a place of no return, will not be lost upon us even though many will be lost in the process. They come to offer their lives to show us the true calling of the human being, the trustee, the steward, who has the power to destroy and therefore must empower the power to protect this planet.
I came from a privileged background, but like Bobby Kennedy, I suffered from small stature and talented siblings, not to mention parents that had the highest aspirations for me. The concept of helicopter parents does not even begin to encompass my life growing as a child of advantaged and ambitious parents.
This has given me some insight to the struggles that we in power have visited upon those less fortunate whom we denigrate by telling them to work harder, pull up their bootstraps, man up and make it in America the way we’re supposed to, one ladder rung at a time. All the while letting the descendants and scions of privileged families leapfrog to the top with the advantages of birth and fortune.
We are on this earth as one people. No amount of money will save you from the earthquake that takes down your village, your yacht, your shack, or your high rise condominium. We are approaching a level playing field, and that is what we must give thanks for in this time.
Those who will right the ship are those who know how to fix things, how to meet disasters with know-how and ingenuity and that comes from lifetimes engaged in honing these skills. Our saviors are the workers among us and the intelligentsia that see the projected course of environmental destruction and creation. These will be our new leaders in times we are only beginning to imagine now.
Many of you worry about the political trials that have been visited upon the United States, but they are as nothing before the changing earth. Her majesty, her fecundity will carry all before her and as we move into the new age, all will bow before her power.
Place your trust in Mother Earth and follow her lead. She is the force that moves the godhead into individual experience. Heed her call and take up arms against any who would ignore her cries for help, her warnings, and her clear prognostications for the world to come. Stay with her and we will prosper. She is our Mother and our sole source of sustenance.
Many have and continue to travel at her behest as messengers and seers, many from other worlds whom we have been afraid to recognize because their wisdom countermands our ego drive for domination. Now is the time to make your choice and give your allegiance to Mother Earth, to the new evolution that will come whether or not you choose to travel that road with her.
Your political systems are in disarray. Your religious institutions have gone the way of the Pharisees. Your schools and families struggle with conflicting values and ambitions. Your planet, however, offers steadfast guidance. Let it resonate within you, and you will find your way home.
September 8, 2022
*Theodore Roosevelt Jr., often referred to as Teddy or by his initials, T. R., was an American politician, statesman, soldier, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Wikipedia.
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