The Freedom Farm project has hit a big snag, I have been very very foolish in believing everyone has the same intention that I do about this country. To some it is a game. fun to play but even more fun to destroy. That is the mind games some so called patriots want to play over and over.. A friend wrote this morning telling me what I already knew just had not put it into words yet.. A project like ours draws the dysfunctional like a magnet. So true.
Here is a excerpt from that message:
Linda, I have never replied to any of the emails from freedomisnotdead and your present email confirms why I did not. When you deal with people in a survival situation, you are bound to attract the dysfunctional or those incapable of being self-sufficient . It only takes one or two rotten apples to spoil the barrel.
I agree that we are in for a rough ride, but rather than depend on others to help pull the wagon, my family, here in East Texas will pull their own wagon by having shelter, food, medical supplies, arms, etc. without depending on others who are weak. An organization such as yours will attract those who are not self-sufficient, who are weak and who are not able to recognize their own deficiencies. These few will suck the life-blood out of the others who are strong. In military survival school, I taught others how to recognize those who will jeopardize the safety of the group.
I have followed your efforts from the very beginning. I admire you and I respect you for what you have attempted. It is apparent that you have some very good and capable people who have joined and worked at the endeavor you undertook. Unfortunately, it only takes a few to absorb most of the energy required to ensure success.
We still have a chance to pull this project out of the fire by ignoring these dysfunctional folks and go about the business of getting this land paid for and ready for habitation. We can cull out the problem makers in time, they will probably cull themselves out when it becomes apparent no one is going to cater to their needs alone. Most of these people have never had to do without anything, it was always provided by either the family, friends or government. Most are in need of recognition to bolster their own egos and anything they can do to tear down someone else is like a rung in the ladder to success for them, they don't realize they are digging a hole they can never climb out of, trust is something they have discarded as unnecessary, their imaginary friends and followers will soon leave them by the side of the road as they find others who have a much more interesting subject to delve into.. Attention spans are very very short these days.
I have been too close to this project to even see what was going on right under my nose. People who were trusted simply put on their innocent and caring face and imply one thing or another and it starts a landslide of imaginary visions in a dysfunctional mind that has been brainwashed by medication, TV, Videos and our own wonderful School system.
I allowed myself to get worn down and knew I was losing ground health wise but also had the feeling that if I were not there it would all fall apart with others trying to control every thing. And it happened, the first round my husband came and brought me home to get some medical help and I did get it but got news of things going on back in Texas that were not good so I left and went back much much too soon. Upon arriving everything was in turmoil, no one wanted to talk or say what was going on etc.. private meetings had been called, All set up to attack me and everything I had worked for. It seemed to work. Many people were turned away from the project by this meeting and some stuck by the original project like glue. These people will be the ones that are key to the project being completed. I allowed all of this to completely get me down and had to be taken from the property by the rescue squad and was hospitalized for days and told in no uncertain terms I had to slow down, ease up and rest, give my heart and respiratory system a chance to heal. I was taken home again this time to stay for a while. I have been seen twice by a medical team here and still have major problems with my heart and lungs but am at home and not in the hospital and am on my way to the sea shore now to spend at least a month doing nothing but laying in the sun and breathing clean salt air, and for those that say I am using their money to do so on be assured that the cost is free as my sister in law has a home on the beach where I will be a guest.
It seems that our partner only wanted to gain control of the property for monetary profit and almost carried it off but some of the residents did not agree with his program of pay pay and pay more. Now he has backed off and wants to sell the property to get his investment back. I refuse to sign off on that as so many of the residents have put so much into this project and would lose it all. In my opinion if anyone gets their money back everyone should but that won't happen with the Real Estate market the way it is today. I worry more about the people who invested in this project getting their money back rather than Jack.
Many want to see this fail but guess what the ones doing the loudest screaming of scam etc are those that have nothing invested in this project or were rejected as trouble makers in the first place.
Now folks, I am up to my neck in debt, no insurance, thousands of dollars my husband is obligated to pay to hospitals and doctors plus the medication necessary, I am not well yet, but I am not dead and will be back with a vengeance and will make this project work. I will be brutal if necessary, to hell with peoples feelings, this is survival for those that have put their all into this place. I have ignored the slurs and outright lies, they don't deserve a reply or explanation. I have been around for a long long time and have made some very good friends and some very bad enemy's and treasure them all. There are those that will scream scam, con, etc every time I do a project, yet when those projects are finished and are successful not a word is heard from these people. they use information that is at least 25 years old and some of it totally false, some true and some partially true, I have lived a full life and never worried about what others thought if I thought something was right I did it. I made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of wins also.. I suspect I will make even more mistakes but that means that I am doing something .... anyone that doesn't make any mistakes are not doing anything period. It is so safe to sit and do nothing.. I have never played it safe!
I hope to never be safe, I want to die fighting for this country, not for most of the people as they have thrown away their right to freedom in return for comfort and ease and truthfully just feeling good and being entertained. There are many people who see what is happening and have tried to fight against it without not much success but now with all the new laws and edicts coming out of Washington many more are becoming alert that all is not well and people are beginning to speak out which is very encouraging.
When people start becoming unified against a regime it will lose it's power over the citizens of this country. That time is near I feel. This summer will tell all I feel, it may be just another summer with the government pulling all their strings and holding the plot together at the seams but sooner or later it will start splitting open and those seams will open up and we the citizens will be faced with serious decisions.. we will have to decide if we choose ease and comfort over freedom and life.
Will we have the wisdom to choose wisely this time? or will we just put in place another government like the one we have now? Will we have learned from our mistakes? I think it will take the complete collapse of this country to weed out the weak and dysfunctional and build a good base for common sense and life as it should be, as God intended it to be lived. It will come down to the survival of the fittest. Men will have to be men, no more mealy mouthed little milk toasts but with the testosterone to fight and protect their families, women to raise their family, teach their children, build homes not houses to hold the family together. Our churches will learn to preach the word of God not government and hopefully build their congregations and communities in the word.
Do we have the strength to live a real life with disappointments and defeat along with days of not feeling good but no pills to enhance your mood? Will we have the power to learn how to live? Will we be able to throw off all of the ingrained learning we have all been subjected to? Could you from today on provide your family with food and water? Do you know how to grow vegetables, hunt, fish, trap? Could you shoot someone that was endangering your family's safety? Can you laugh at your own mistakes, stare in wonder at a newly molted butterfly? sit magically by a stream and hear the songs of nature? Can you stare in awe of the beauty and perfection of a flower? Maybe we can all learn how to go backwards and relearn how to live and appreciate what we have at our fingertips and not try to manipulate it to make it more productive or more profitable. Just appreciate it.
Thank you all for all of your messages of support during my illness, I haven't had time to go through all of the messages as yet but know that I do appreciate every one of them and appreciate your offers of support. I realize it will take thousands of dollars to finish the project but luckily we can do it in stages, first stage will be to get the land ready to grow crops which will take probably all of this year and maybe next spring will be ready for the first crop. Our building is almost finished and people can start working on their own homesteads getting ready to live in permanently. Once people are on the land permanently things will go much smoother and faster with many hands to get the work done quickly. The main need now is getting the property paid for and raising the money before Sept 26th . We need to lease out acres at $5,500 for 99 years which will give us the money to carry on with this project.
My only requirement is that if you wish to become a part of this project or know someone that wants to lease a home site please send only a check, Do Not Send Cash, or use paypal. These checks will not be cashed until we have the entire amount to pay off the balance on the land. If the money is not collected all checks will be returned uncashed. You can find the location to send payments to at: www.freedomisnotdead.org .