• Freedom Shift

    Paul Revere's RideDuring the Revolutionary War, only about three percent of the population was actively involved in the fight for freedom. The rest didn’t care or were even for the British. Perhaps this is why Samuel Adams said, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

    As a Light Bearer you can be among those who set brush fires in people’s hearts and minds!

    A friend sent me a CD called, “Freedom Matters” by Oliver DeMille. In it he talks about a coming world shift. Approximately every century, a nation makes a shift either toward freedom or toward force. In 1776 we had a Freedom Shift in America. In 1913-1936 we experienced a Force Shift with the implementation of the Federal income tax, the Federal Reserve, the change in the election of Senators and finally the redefinition of the general welfare clause.

    DeMille has studied nations and the last 3,000 years of history, and says we’re in line for a coming shift — a world scale one rather than just a national one due to the increasing global nature of our technological society.

    Will we experience a force shift or a freedom shift? The momentum, DeMille claims, is toward a force shift. But he also says there’s much hope for a freedom shift. In any shift, 95-97% of the people are not even involved. They simply don’t care. This leaves 3-5% of the populace to make things happen, and that number is split between the people wanting more force and those wanting more freedom. So, in essence, if we want a Freedom Shift, we only need to comprise about  2.5% of the population.

    Seems doable — especially with the rising interest in Liberty in this country.  DeMille says three important choices must be made by 2.5% of the population in order to insure a Freedom Shift.

    1)  We need more entrepreneurs. Historically nations with a solid base of entrepreneurs experience freedom. Or if force is imposed on them, it doesn’t last long. Entrepreneurship and Slavery do not co-exist.

    2)  We need more voracious readers and independent thinkers who get involved in the fight for freedom. You can’t be a nation of sheep believing everything you see in the media or read in tabloids and be free for long. People who read voraciously tend to think more independently and thus value freedom more.

    3)  We need more tribal leaders. A tribal leader is someone who leads other people with similar interests. But tribes go beyond interests and niches. DeMille explains, “When your relationships with one person or more in a given niche reach the point that you deeply care about these people, and they about you, you are part of a new tribe.” (Oliver DeMille, FreedomShift : 3 Choices to Reclaim America’s Destiny, Kindle Location 2105)

    What I loved about the CD is that it explained so much about what I’ve been feeling the compulsion to do for the last decade — to help build entrepreneurs and to foster and promote thought leaders (aka tribal leaders).

    (This is an excerpt from “Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet“).