OUR JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW
YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A 150-YEAR CIVILIZATION AND YOU’RE THE STAR OF THE SHOW.
One generation wins the peace: the next squanders it. Left holding the bag, the following generation has to journey anew to save all mankind from economic slavery and the war that always comes with it. Redeem The Dream is the real life version of Lord Of The Rings we are all living.The fictionalized version of this epic story of civilization’s decline and renewal is masterfully told in JRR Tolkien’s book, and later the movies we all loved, called: The Lord Of The Rings. Tolkien’s heroes are a tough four-feet-short people that represent the average ordinary citizen. As things sloooowwwly keep getting worse a few start to leave their fantasy world and come to realize their esteemed leaders have all sold them out. The little guy is always left holding the bag throughout history and has to save the world: nothing-new there. Tolkien wrote this after the human carnage of the First World War. Also see: The French and American Revolutions.
But Tolkien goes so far as to name his hero’s clan, the Baggins (Bag-gins) to scream the point. So maybe, just maybe, we would all figure it out and end the gory ungodly cycle of peace-tyranny-war-peace every 150 years. I wrote my songs and these RTD Radio pieces in as a direct voice as I could because all that fictional allegory is way too esoteric: nobody really gets it for a long time, if at all, because their story is so good. And we all need to 'GET RTDNOW RIGHT NOW’ and add our names at RTDNOW.COM, and yes, save the world, a-gain. So many song or movie writers are too scared to tell the real story enough so you can get it. Instead they mask it heavily in fiction hoping someone like me would get finally get it. The Matrix anyone? Well I got Tolkien’s BIG message (42 years after I first read it) and I’m bringing it into modern day for all of us. That’s why I named this opera Redeem The Dream, and our Movement, Redeem The Dream Now, and not, ‘The Hobbit: Or There And Back Again’. The title of his precursor book, which softens the whole secret message of history: its cyclical.
Today, 300 million American citizens are Tolkien’s’ two generations of fictional Hobbits. Bilbo (My Baby Boomer generation) and Frodo Baggins (My kids Gen X and Millennials), who must form a rag-tag fellowship (or more exciting, a Ninja-SWAT-Team) to journey to the evil seat of power, Mordor, at the foot of Mt. Doom (much more interesting than calling it just Washington DC and Congress) to end our modern day tyranny of economic slavery that is the build up to world war (Orc’s mine below ground: Half our Defense budget is Dark).
"This is the voyage of the Starship Redemption. It's 10 year Mission to REDEEM EVERYONES AMERICAN DREAM, to seek out all American spirits in the new era of 100% Activism, to develop a true government of, by and for the people, and to boldly go where where our people have never gone before. To the land of freedom with equality for all, and economic liberty our founding documents were created to establish, and which our founders, and forefathers died for. In certainty and trust, It's our turn to boldly journey forth."
- ADRIAN, Stardate 2017,
Captain of the USS Redemption
VOYAGE TO INNER-SPACE
Star Trek, the TV show and movie series, wasn't an adventure program. It was a weekly depiction and examination of the human spirit and into the soul. A voyage to 'inner-space'. Into the mind of human desires, set in the facade of 'outer-space' exploration. And it really did accomplished it's true five-year mission.
For 50 years it's captured the world's imagination to make us aware, that all of us have the same dreams of life, liberty and happiness. It showed us in countless different situations, that as we cast aside irrational emotions and characters, 90% of us work very well together. And that each time we do, we see there are no real limits to what we can dream and accomplish. Only the limits we adopt and 'let' others place on us.
The biggest star of the show? Always there, everywhere, hard to miss: the sky, space. It was a giant metaphor for the space we all travel through daily in our own starship. Our vessel called the human body. The sky always was, and is, just a reflection of us. And its always just the staring point. That's why we are all on the same journey everyday with unlimited potential. And right here, right now, our American journey, 300 million as 1, begins anew.
Redeem The Dream is the real life version of Lord Of The Rings we are all living. I don’t look or feel like Gandalf: I’m only 5’7” on a good day. But I do own a Wizard cape I had made to do a magic show for my kids when they were 5 and 7. The fictional show is over, and the real show has just started in every home in America and around the world.
It’s being told in 100 daily song installments I hope you all tune in for 300 million as 1 so you can find out the thrilling cliffhanger ending. My friends, our journey begins anew daily at RTDNOW.COM. Our peoples journey out of decline and into renewal, and our journey to save modern civilization. I wish I were exaggerating. But the good news is it doesn’t have to take 20 years like The Hobbit, or 250 years like since our revolution, waiting for the economic and social equality that we were all promised. Our job as American spirits is to keep that promise, and we have the Internet and Smart Phones. So our journey can go at the speed of light if you use both actively. It’s time for we the people to once again grasp the rings of power..which fell from our hands, just like in Tolkien’s books, and have been scattered to far lands (Factories sent overseas/global money controlling our government).
So one and all, please tell the world our American journey, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance once more (not kidding), has begun anew at RTDNOW.COM.
IN THE STUDIO WITH ADRIAN
Making of the Song "Our Journey Begins Anew"
At Comicon Convention Portland 2016, I met Pavel Chekov the helmsman in the Star Trek series phenomenon. Walter Koenig is as charming in person as on screen. Like me, he wasn't acting. I was asking him to say one word on tape, Fire!, to go in this song as my 'Starship' fires 9 Billion daily communication blasts to everyone on the planet at once. Such a wise gentlemen. As I told him I was making an opera to restore the American Dream he questioned like I was on the bridge of the Enterprise, his ship, "Who's American Dream?" Thank you Mr. Chekov! Set course for EVERYBODY on Earth! I'd been thinking everyone's, but such 'product testing' like I'd read Pink Floyd did 35 years ago with 3X5 cards with 1 word song themes written in them to get people's reaction, works!
One word makes a big difference in life and business. It's the getting the details right that bring Super Bowl and other victories in daily life. Below I'm pictured with the famous Star Trek episode 'Green Girl'. Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was preaching racial tolerance and equality along with Martin Luther King, Jr.
And 50 years later we are all still on their same journey. It's time to get there OVER-NIGHT! Transporter room! Beam up 300 million people now! ENERGIZE. "but Captain, I need more power!?!" Always with the power thing?! Just do it!!!! "Ok, I'll giver her all she's got!" That will be sufficient Mr. Scott. Make Haste! ENERGIZE!!! The planet is breaking apart. "Energizing now" using the new RTDNOW.COM frequency. She's a beauty!
To stand out today you need outrageous. Cuss? Nope. Sexy! Nope. Huge show? Someday. My wild is revolutionizing our whole government OVER-NIGHT using modern radio theatre and a rock opera broadcast across the Internet 24/7/365 to do it. Like the old spellbinding Orson Wells radiobroadcast, WAR OF THE WORLDS, but on steroids with a purpose. To get 300 million Americans shocked and awake enough to add their names at RTDNOW.COM and help me tell the world and transform it OVER-NIGHT!
Sitting down with my sound engineer Dean Baskerville for two hours I rattled off what I wanted and he put it together. Amazingly there were no “Oh, that doesn’t work”. But this is what I’d done with Tim Ellis in studio also, I had a knack for editing even if I didn’t know how to work ProTools, the software that enabled you to record and manipulate 100 tracks of sounds.
I pulled sounds from my music library of 3,000 tracks. Organ, from my song, Seize the Moment. Ethereal guitar sound from the song Redeem the Dream Now. I had it forward, then reversed it, glued it together, and looped it, then slowed it down. Voila, you’re in outer space. I wanted emphasize the main theme and foreshadow songs coming later so I also grabbed the choir from the same song and sloooowed it way down and gradually increased the speed to real time to signify traveling through the time travel wormhole. This gave me an interesting sound palate for my USS Redemption Starship speech as a real Captain Kirk, Star Trek character, Adrian, who also doesn’t believe in NO-WIN situation, and his crew. I’d been doing such improv since I was 7.
The Cecil B. De Mille ‘God-like’ 10 Commandments voice you hear throughout the opera is the American spirit speaking to us. What comes into all Americans at birth and never leaves. Imagine; I have something in common with Thomas Jefferson? We both wrote a declaration of independence 250 years apart. He had the hard job; I’m just updating it. But still, that’s revolutionary too. Our Government’s been broken for 50 years, and nobody though to fix it? Or if they thought about it didn’t really try? Nobody’s gonna fix it? I have to do it? Really. Really? I guess so. It’s my American spirit connecting with Thomas’s over time and pushing me forward over the biggest mountains, the biggest project I could ever imagine. Making all the songs, writing the website, making RTD Radio come alive, the logo, the art, all this bonus material, and hopefully the Music and Town Hall tour. All this to show 300 million people at once, we can renew America overnight if you just awaken and use your American spirit with me. Our founders had this NO-QUIT mentality; I’ve connected to it. And I want you to through me. So you see the American spirit really never dies, we pass it on, and it’s in our blood. I’m just bringing it out of our American psyche, into our headphones, and into action so we can all restore everyone’s American dream OVER-NIGHT. Just like our founders did.
A 57-year-young kid in a candy store. This song was oodles of fun to make using impromptu audio clips off the street I’d made, just like I’d read after the fact: Pete Townshend did the same in his rock opera’s. Then adding the dialogue. The laser firing sound of 9 billion communications blasts I did verbally, (Like Orson Wells doing many parts in the WAR OF THE WORLDS radiobroadcast) making the sounds, and then Dean affected them. The song shifts from radio theatre to its climax by grabbing the last 3:30 of my song Seize the Moment, to foreshadow Album 5 Declare. Together it makes an interesting other worldly journey from the year 2073 hurtling me back through a wormhole to 2017 to call EVERY-SINGLE-AMERICAN-SPIRIT to action to save America’s future by actually signing the second declaration of independence I wrote for us at RTDNOW.COM: Redeem The Dream Now.
FREEDOM'S NEXT STEP: YOURS
The Emancipation Proclamation ended direct social slavery and opened the door to equality we were all Promised in our founding documents. The RTDNOW proclamation will end 250 years of Economic Slavery and open the door to economic prosperity for every single American. As a people, we are way overdue, about 100 years late to take this step. That's the agony you feel about the future. Its been waiting for you. It's been artificially held back to control the country's economics by a minority 10%. And we all know it. It's time for 90% of us to emancipate ourselves from economic slavery and take the next small step in our timeless American journey to freedom: Redeem The Dream Now. You'll feel better once you do. Add your name at RTDNOW.COM
FORD THEATRE IN WASHINGTON D.C.
I'm wearing a T-shirt bought there 100 feet from where Lincoln was shot and our history changed. His overcoat is displayed in the lobby! I took my family there to see a fantastic musical comedy called Liberty Smith. The storyline is an ordinary citizen 'Liberty' was present at every key moment prompting a founder (Franklin or Jefferson) to take an action, that combined, made America happen. The shirt image is a reimagining of the famous Beatles picture of the band leaving Abbey Road studios for the last time.
Our founders were the rock stars of their day marching to freedom is the implication. Here, Rock Opera intersects with reality at Kung Fu studios, Portland, Oregon. I'm in the recording booth imagining 300 million citizens hearing my Opera and taking the little step of adding their name at RTDNOW.COM, like liberty smith, to remake America happen again with me. Remember, it's always the little guy like me and you (Liberty Smith's) who always make and save the world. So don't fight it, we're all destined to take this journey together again. Just tell everyone, our journey begins anew daily at RTDNOW.COM
300 MILLION AS 1: OUR JOURNEY TO RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM BEGINS ANEW
In certainty and trust, we must do what we can to save America for the ordinary hard working citizen, and finish the job of the Founding Fathers, to have a country with a true government of, by, and for the people. The era of the corporation is at its zenith, and it is about to crush the rights of 9-Billion people. America, and the world, is at a tipping point. Do we choose endless cycles of oppression, tyranny and war, which always follow for all? Or, do we choose the shiny future of personal democracy and prosperity our founding documents promised? That was the promise of America, and this promise has remained unfulfilled. I wrote this opera so we can all use our voices to fulfill it. It's up to us. It’s up to the American citizen to save the world again, the little guys and girls. Each one of us, and as a unit, 300-Million-As-1, we must act to REDEEM THE DREAM now at RTDNOW.COM.
We can change the world. We just need to keep telling everyone to add Your name at RTDNOW.com, and the new era of 100% citizen activism will spread across the internet OVERNIGHT. We will prevail. But we all need to get busy! This is OUR JOURNEY to rebuild EVERYONE’S American Dream. And the RTDNOW Plan online is written to do it OVER-NIGHT! Enjoy the ride!
“I KNEW IT!”
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WAS WRITTEN TO BE PERFORMED!
May 2018, about three years after recording the Declaration of Independence to music in my songs Our Journey Begins Anew partially and completely ‘performing’ it in three songs fully, Seize the Moment, In Perfect Communion, and Add Your Name, I read this passage attached below from a book American Sphinx, on Thomas Jefferson, going into high detail on how he drafted the phrases in the declaration, the world’s most famous words.
Based upon how he put quotation marks to guide the reader in his final draft (that were taken out) some infer he intended it to be performed. Glad I figured that out on my own, because that’s how I felt as I read our Declaration of Independence as an adult. It’s a very passionate statement, argument, and vision, written in three parts like a play: preamble set up, grievances of what’s wrong, roll call of adding signers names to stand for liberty and right the wrongs. That jumped out at me. You could, and maybe I will someday, write a play acting out, performing, the Declaration of Independence: Move Aside Hamilton!
As a human civilization vision statement breaking bonds with an abusive past and setting course for a glorious future of equality and prosperity, it still stands alone as the seminal document for which to base the association of people seeking common good. I wish my producer was alive to show him this passage to have one of those smiling “I knew it!” moments.
For me, it was obvious it needed to be performed, and put to music, so I did it. My producer was nice enough to humor me and roll with me as I went way beyond normal ‘music’ that producers were making. As I did my most inventive songs like these Tim Ellis (my producer not to be confused with this book author Joseph Ellis) would get reflective as I instructed how to fit it all together, “Adrian, this is more like a movie sound track in many parts of the song.” And my reply was that is what I was seeing and hearing in my head, and we can shoot the video later. “Any big time movie producer want to make the movie with me?” Give me a call.
ABOUT ADRIAN'S SONG: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW
300-MILLION-AS-1, OUR JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW FOR:
TRUTH-JUSTICE-LIBERTY-FREEDOM-EQUALITY-AND A TRUE GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR WE THE PEOPLE, WHICH IS THE ONLY THING THAT GETS US ALL THAT.
Here’s the overview:
85 years spending TRILLIONS, the American dream destroyed:
1932: 30-Million American citizens hungry and homeless.
2017: 50-Million American citizens hungry and shelter insecure: and growing.
Note: that’s just America.
Here are the details:
OPPRESSION IS BACK: AND OUR JOURNEY TO OBLITERATE IT HAS BEGUN ANEW.
It’s everywhere, in every city, every street, and every home. It's not hiding anymore. It has become so strong and brazen; it no longer hides in the shadows. It doesn’t even hide behind a nice facade. It hurls racial slurs. It thinks its cool. It promotes hate. It demonizes groups of Americans. It doesn't pay taxes, but makes us pay.
TOTALITARIANISM IS BACK: AND OUR JOURNEY TO OBLITERATE IT HAS BEGUN ANEW.
It’s everywhere, its crept into every city, every street, and every home. It's not hiding anymore. It has become brazen; it no longer hides in the shadows. It doesn’t even hide behind a nice facade. It controls almost everything we see, hear, or do. The master of this totalitarian regime is our own homespun version of Al Qaeda; it is the faceless corporate elite paying off our government to steer policy, rob the treasury and gut our American industry. This is their response to 150 years of build-up by labor unions, and over 200 years of work by honest Americans to achieve worker rights in America. Bit by bit, the Corporama moved their factories overseas. Almost all of them have participated over the past 100 years, and it appears they have won at the expense of every hard working ordinary American citizen. In the meantime, we watched, and played. We trusted. Now, there are hardly any unions because there are hardly any factories. Have you noticed the new trend? Americans are going offshore in droves to find a good job.
PURE EVIL IS BACK: AND OUR JOURNEY TO OBLITERATE IT HAS BEGUN ANEW.
It’s everywhere, in every city, every street, and every home. It's not hiding anymore. It has become so strong and brazen; it no longer hides in the shadows. It doesn’t even hide behind a nice facade. Rents double. We are evicted. It's pure evil. Healthcare is financially out of reach. People die early or suffer through it. It's pure evil. Poor people’s cars are towed and they can't afford to get them back. Taking their means of survival is pure evil. Students funneled into student debt by the government without recourse is pure evil. Our whole government is overrun with money in politics, changing our laws to give corporations the rights of human beings. This is the ultimate evil. The mega corporations and their lobbyists have gang-raped our citizen rights. Out-manned, we have little way to fight back. That’s why I wrote RTDNOW.
AMERICA IS OCCUPIED BY A MONEY CLASS: AND OUR JOURNEY TO END IT BEGINS ANEW
My friends, life in America is becoming awful. Over 300-Million are at the poverty line, or just one recession away. Why? We now live in a state that is a combination of constant economic oppression, fascism, and inverted totalitarianism driven by a corporate elite in a plan put in motion in 1971. This is why we are all confused on a daily basis. This is why a very smart people, the American people, can no longer get anything done, or right as a nation anymore. This is why the most prosperous nation on earth can't feed and house its own people. This is why we arm the world and foment an endless cycle of war and killing. It is because we don’t control our own country.
We need to see that we are an occupied country. We are occupied by a money-elite which has existed in the shadows who has controlled the Federal Reserve from its inception, and which is the engine of economic apartheid in America and abroad. This engine is not owned or controlled by the American people. And, as a result, our biggest problems in America are never addressed or solved, because that was never part of their plan: we the people are the problem, not the focus.
I'm sorry I have to be the one to expose our social programming so dramatically. It causes a bit of mental whiplash. But, very soon there will be a daily reality of 100-Million hungry Americans, and we don’t want to wait for that to happen. Soon we will not be able to evade reality by any means possible even with 1,000 stations and endless social media. Soon we will all have to recognize we all have the same needs as humans. Soon we will start to greet our countrymen and women of all races and colors with respect and warmth, because soon we will realize we are all in this struggle for our future together. Soon there will be no dogma of Republicans or Democrats to hide behind. Soon we will begin to heal ourselves, all 300-Million-As-1. Because soon we will all add our names to the 2nd Declaration of Independence at RTDNOW.COM. And after we all do that, we can restore everyone's American dream overnight in a simple 3-step plan called RTDNOW.
Where does the journey start?
How much does it cost?
What’s at stake?
Where do I get a ticket?
Can I ride share?
LYRICS: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW
Words and Music by ADRIAN
Preeesent Arms! Ohhoh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light…
(adrian watching historical footage of the loss of the american dream from the years 1988-2072 broadcasting from the usstarship redemption somewhere in the sirius star cluster)
Anyone who’s been alive for the last 50 years has witnessed the slow Agonizing death of the American Dream. This is the Rock Opera to Save America: REDEEM THE DREAM NOW. RALLYING 300 MILLION PEOPLE TO RTDNOW.COM SO ALL OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD ONCE MORE, TO RESTORE EVERYONE’S AMERICAN DREAM. THIS IS OUR TIME, THIS IS OUR SACRED TASK, THIS IS OUR MOMENT, DON’T BE LATE! SEE YOU DAILY AT RTDNOW.COM FOR THE NEXT REDEMPTION SONG. MY FRIENDS, IT’S A TIMELESS TASK, THE BUILDING AND REBUILIDNG THE AMERICAN DREAM. AND RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, OUR JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW.
(THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, WATCHING OVER ADRIAN’S SHOULDER, MUSES:)
Is anybody there? Can anybody hear me? Where’s everyone gone? It’s terrible! How could we all stand and watch? The fire alarm rang out, as the house burned down. We should have screamed. But now, it’s time to redeem the dream. 300 million as 1, that’s how we’ll get this job done. 300 million as 1, our revolution has begun to restore everyone’s American dream. It is here, it is now, our journey begins anew, in every single one of you!
SPIRIT: Captain!! We’re caught in a singular anomaly. History just keeps repeating itself.
ADRIAN the Captain: “Speak English!”
COMPUTER: All is lost Captain
SPIRIT: Evil and tyranny…
COMPUTER: They control all the weapons
SPIRIT: Just keep re-emerging
COMPUTER: Global communications
SPIRIT: As the last generation …
COMPUTER: The global banking system..
SPIRIT: Fades, and the new one is too young to see it.
ADRIAN the Captain: Awhhhh!
ADRIAN the Captain: Shields up! Warp 3. Set course for Earth.
1st MATE: Are you out of your mind? You don’t have a chance, against the Corporama. The control EVERYTHING!
ADRIAN the Captain: I don’t believe in no-win situations.
1st MATE: You’re just a bloody space cowboy.. with a rock opera!
ADRIAN the Captain: Well that may be. We’re going in. Load, 9 Billion, American Spirit, Communication Blasts. Target everyone on the planet. I want EVERYONE to get the same message every single day. WE ARE GOING TO REDEEM THE DREAM NOW.
2nd MATE: But Captain? We only have 9 left?
ADRIAN the Captain: Load em in the Internet grid. Replicate em a Billion times. Get busy!
3rd MATE: Oh my God! It just might work!
ADRIAN the Captain: Well of course it’s gonna work. Everyone wants their American Dream back right now. They just need a way to do it. Warp 12!
4th MATE: We only have Warp 10?
ADRIAN the Captain: Add in the impulse power.
4th MATE: Why didn’t I think of that?
ADRIAN the Captain: Engage! Ready? Fire!
(Firing of 9 Billion RTDNOW Communication Blasts / Applause by the American Spirits)
What will be our fate? What will be our fate?? If we all hesitate?
It’s in your hands now, what will you do? With the brain, God gave you.
Never thought you’d be here, neither did I, what can be funnier our fates our intertwined. Our fates our intertwined, ohh hoo, ohh hoo.
Our past is our future. Our future is our past, now it’s our turn, to seize the moment at last.
Reject Limbo, End our Stagnation. This is our time. This is OUR TIME! Please don’t be late.
THIS IS OUR TIME TO RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM. Seize the moment!
TO CREATE THE NEW ERA OF 100% PARTICIPATION AT RTDNOW.COM
ADD YOUR NAME. AND WE’RE ALL GOING TO SAVE AMERICA
I did not ask for this. Circumstances thrust it upon me.
EVERYONE! ACT! REDEEM THE DREAM NOW!
A man must stand. So he’s not trampled.
A man must run. So he’s not left behind.
A people must unite. So tyranny does not prevail.
Add your name! Tell everyone! SEIZE THE MOMENT: REDEEM THE AMERICAN DREAM NOW IN AN ONLINE STAMPEDE!
< Acceleration into time-travel wormhole, sonic boom as its entered. A two sided hall of American spirits from 1776 forward, past and present, speak to the ship in unison, call and response: >
THE RAIN SHALL FALL. REAP THE HARVEST!
THE RIVERS SHALL RUN. IN PERFECT COMMUNION!
THE SUN SHALL SHINE. REDEEM THE DREAM NOW!
SEIZE THE MOMENT!
< Adrian and the American Spirit watch as 9 Billion American spirits on earth get his broadcast as broadcast on the universal sound of the universe “OHMMM”. One by one, they start spreading the word…across the planet. >
Seize the moment! Seize the moment! Seize the moment!
(Adrian GETS THE spirits MESSAGE AND SENDS a closing TRANSMISSION)
Take action! Sign the 2nd Declaration of Independence at RTDNOW.COM
We are going to talk about the history and future of foreign policy today because that (our inability to have one for 300 million American people (versus the one we've followed for American Corporations for the last 50 years) has been the dagger in all 300 million American citizens backs twisting, through our endless economic agonizing decline and the watching as th selling out the future of 300 million American dreams occurs slowly before all our 600 Million eyes. All these eyes, funny how it's hard to see, but that's why I'm writing to you today.
We need to understand the timeless elements of how America fitted and fits into a 'functional' world. Endless wars like the last 65 years is a DYSFUNCTIONAL world: unless you're a defense contractor or politician. When we are at war all politicians need to do is react to it. Versus actively bukidinf the country of our dreams. Which by the way needs to be rebuilt every generation. That's why we are all in agony of being left behind. Instead of spending $15 Trillion to rebuild the American dream we are all living in the lost American dream built from 1900-1960. Since then all our money to rebuild the American dream for the current generation was siphoned out for war, defense industry, Bailing out Wall Street, and feeding and enriching Corporate Kings. So we the real people are all living in Ghost towns. The American dream focus left our leadership decades ago. We all pay the cost daily as costs tripled over 30 years, jobs left. And we the real people are left with the bill: $25 Trillion. I think we all know it's time for some new thinking here. So I'm supplying the vision for renewal of 300 million American dream OVERNIGHT in this rock opera, bonus materials and podcasts. The REDEEM THE DREAM NOW Plan.
So let's start to find our way forward as a nation as our Journey Begins Anew to resort the American dream. We as a whole people, need to remember what worked for all Americans and why, where it was taken off track, and how we can now course correct, to have an immediate and sustained renewal of 300 million American dreams. The two page passage attached from the Oxford History of The United States, I reference here, has a few interesting points on American history, and foreign policy. And then I conclude by tying that into how it relates to restoring 300 million (and a new world of) American dreams.
1. WHERE WE BEGAN: Americans first dreamed of isolationism, freed by mighty oceans, to conduct their affairs in peace and freedom without outside influence.
2. TO BE OR NOT YO BE. THE CHOICE: Separating from the world (wars) meant separation from world economically, restricting our global commerce. See Nixon's opening trade with China in the 1970's: the total OPPOSITE. And we all know where that 'total' opening, versus a managed, paced, partial opening got us. China overran us economically and took ALL of our Manufacturing base and good jobs, and the American dreams connected to them to make thousands of new Chinese global Millionaires! You should feel sick about now and groaning. It was preventable, the decimation of the American dream and our WHOLE economy, and now we all know It. Nixon and his billionaire cronies were shortsighted grifters taking without giving, without the insight and foresight of a John Adams or Lord Shelbourne. Now our American dream engine of the last generation, our manufacturing base, our well paying career jobs are all gone.
Through the RTDNOW Plan to restore 300 million American dreams overnight, we will rebuild our new American dream engine. Read the RTDNOW PLAN to save America then add your name. The above makes clear, we need new thinking and leadership in America. Write in Adrian for President 2020.
3. UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS: John Adams correctly predicts any alliances with Europe will entangle America in all future European wars...which had gone on for centuries. Not difficult to predict, but spot on! This mis-step, by not managing well-driving a solid position forward over decades, versus taking an all one way (pacifist) or the other (militarist) approach, ended up transforming America from pacifist for its first half of its 125 year existence, to militaristic for the last 125 years. It seems once we had the might, we kept using it. We seem to be unable to steer a middle course, which is what we need. We need to return to Teddy Roosevelts "Speak softly and carry a Big stick" foreign policy. As President, I'd manage a middle course of common goals foreign policy. Opposing goals is what causes conflicts. It's simpler than they make it. We all want to thrive. Endless Corporate greed screws that all up. So let's all remove that right now and make the world we want. Add your name and tell everyone RTDNOW.COM and write in Adrian for President 2020.
4. ACHIEVING A REAL BALANCE: Like the modern board game of RISK (I won every game I ever played) American Diplomats John Jay and John Adams balanced England against France. Instead of putting countries against each other, how about we balance those relationships by rebalancing every America dream on the planet with RTDNOW Principles and Policies. When every person on the planet has the same ground rules to thrive: they will. We all will. That's what the first America Declaration of Independence did. We are all just doing it again and updating it into today five generations later. America has passed from birth and adolescence as a nation, and it's time for America to become an adult, not a bully around the world. Add your name to the 2nd Declaration of Independence from Runaway Government called RTDNOW that restores a world of American dreams OVERNIGHT!
5. ENLIGHTENED FORWARD THINKING: Lord Shelbourne who ministered the treaty of peace between America and Britain at the end of first Revolutionary war, saw the future and acted on it. He foresaw American expansion across the continent, growing into the biggest kid on the planet and quickly restored full trading rights bringing the weak new America, into a most favored nation status. Making the future America, England's big brother forever. Nicely played: see our entry into World War 2. In 1938 we were still a pacifist country seeking as much Isolationism (from endless European wars) as possible. More 'balancing' but in a future sense by wise old Lord Shelbourne. Today technology and the Internet is quickly re-balancing the HUGE advantage America had over 2/3 of the world. Extending the Internet and computing power worldwide was like in 1900 giving everybody riding a horse a car. That's the second reason all the jobs and good wages are sucked out of America at Internet speed and it's accelerating. It was like giving everyone in the planet a good one that lasts forever and goes anywhere like my Toyota Tundra. My new Ford had its engine blow up at 29,500 miles just under warranty. But I made sure my Toyota was built in America by Americans before I bought it. Read the RTDNOW PLAN right now. While I endorse much higher wages, costs will rise proportionally. If you want to get ahead quickly economically we have to lower your cost of living by 50% OVERNIGHT with the RTDNOW Citizen's Economic BILL OF RIGHTS. I wrote it for 300 million Americans. I guarantee you'll love it. Add your name and tell everyone RTDNOW.COM to make it happen.
A FEW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE PLACE OF AMERICA IN THE WORLD 2018-FORWARD: WHO WE CAN, AND SHOULD BECOME
1. LET'S END THE ENDLESS CYCLE OF WAR BY CHANGING THE EQUATION OF WAR
Old Lord Shelbourne saw this endless cycle of war on earth (hard to miss if you're awake and read) and smartly sucked America into eternal friendship by using, what? Economic policy revision. Wow that's quick and easy and VERY effective with endless rewards. That's why I'm using it in RTDNOW to rebuild yours and 300 million American dream OVERNIGHT. That's also how you make eternal friends (or enemies) in the world: you make their lives easier and better. Not by endlessly threatening them and bombing them to smithereens because you like Old President Nixon delusionally thinking "they're coming to get us so we must get them first!" Or by calling ourselves 'civilized' and human rights advocates by excessively using our drone 'tactical' terrorist attacks to create a perpetual state of fear across the world, recruit new terrorist against us, and fuel an endless global arms race. President Teddy Roosevelt said "Talk softly and carry a big stick." Nukes are the big stick. Now everyone's doing it. Since world copies and follows 'smart' American principles and policy, how about we all change the equation of war on the whole planet?
How about we keep the promise of the American Revolution to free the human spirit on the whole planet. How about we extend Redeem The Dream concepts and policies around the world? Well, don't worry, we already are because it's all on the internet like what you're reading now. When a world is freed from want, when every American dream in the planet is restored by governments adopting RTDNOW principles and policies to take care of the needs of their people (not corporations or global elite wealth class paying them off one way or another) the world will become a global exchange of goods and services freed from war between global citizens across national boundaries. This is my world vision.
Yes of course I want a strong military. But 38,000 nukes is about 37,000 times what was needed to make the point: don't "F" with us! That's about $37,000 Billion dollars that went NOWHERE. It went into the pockets of the defense industry contractors. Like with Russia, it's time to accept a nuclear detente world. War should and will be over. Not because there will be an end of bad actors appearing on the global stage, but a world renewed with the rebirth of the American dream everywhere will make bad actors go away quickly. 1 Billion Chinese wanted the American dream. They asked nicely, and like fools, we (billionaire money in politics seeking to avoid taxes and labor unions and environmental regulations) gave it all away because we had no plan, no leadership, and no massive citizen participation. No nukes or threats needed. There was NO foreign policy in America, no foreign trade plan that had at its core 300 million AMERICAN dream being put and satisfied FIRST. Our stupid government officials freely (well corporate America and the global wealth class made Billions) GAVE it all away, the American Dream the generation from 1900-1960 built. The more I read, I like thinkers like Lord Shelbourne. You should too: it ensures your bright future.
2. MAKING AN ABUNDANT WORLD, STARTING IN AMERICA FIRST, FOR ALL, IS ACHIEVABLE RIGHT NOW
We are capable of overproducing to feed and meet the needs of all our people and promote that around the world right now. But greed and tyranny at the top and theory government channels it into an economic 'few-masters and many-slaves' system we are oppressed under like before 1776, the same economic system foisted on us all once more as the American generation of the last 35 years slept. Well now I'm fully awake and I'm waking up 300 million Americans to go get their American dreams right now.
3. A BIG FANTASY BY ADRIAN? HARDLY.
Over producing is easy when it's done for a good purpose because EVERYONE joins in. That's why I'm starting our new era of 100% activism at RTDNOW.COM just by adding your name. Like the 100 song rock opera-movement you are now involved in, over producing for all becomes a labor of love when done for the right reasons. And I'm just one guy who wrote and drives it all. Imagine 300 million lending a Hand, driving with me, together, easily participating for free. Participant together is called DEMOCRACY. And We are bringing our dead democracy back to life.
Imagine us quickly ending hunger and homelessness in America with a new RTDNOW WE-R-1 App I want to build put every Smartphone to make it easy to End Hunger and Homelessness. We make that work here, and then we extend it to the world through the United Nations. Please Note: Scandinavia has zero homeless and hungry and we pay the same amount of taxes. That's why we don't have an illegal Scandinavian immigration policy. This is so easy to accomplish: if we all have the will to do it together. Add your name and tell everyone RTDNOW.COM and we WILL do it.
4. REFORMING THE WORLD EFFORTLESSLY AS WE GO
Many World governments need reform OVERNIGHT to take care of their own people, that's how we end illegal immigration on the spot. Not building the new 'Great Wall of China' with Mexico, that will just wasted $500 billion OUR citizens need. It's an idiotic short term Nixon like deranged thinking: avoiding and postponing solving the real problem. That's nitwit thinking. We need to stop making endless amounts of bombs we won't drop wasting another TRILLION Dollars our citizens need. When we dropped them ALL (and we did, more than all of World War 2) we ended up losing. Endless bombing kills us, our economy, not them. We need to stop endless growth and militarization of our police forces and jails. All that does kill everyone's American spirit and dream dream: which is why Corporations keep funding it! You stop illegal immigration by making it attractive for foreigners to stay home. With the internet this is already happening. You no longer have to come to America to have everything good that's here. World governments have done some reforming, institute RTDNOW policies and reforms and make their people happy at home by enabling them to easily pursue their American dreams without leaving. A buddy in college once said "if all diplomats were forced to eat ice cream together they'd be able to work out good agreements and all be happy." What he was trying to say is "of everybody has reasonable access to actively pursue their American dream, we'd all be happy. Across the whole planet. Because the American dream enables you to fulfill your human aspirations while respecting the social and economic rights of others and other nations. When administered properly. Which is what I'd do if I were your President.
5. ENDING MAJOR WAR ON EARTH RIGHT NOW
Wars are Economic and resource driven: oil, lumber, strategic locations to control world trade. If we change that equation, we change the equation of war. If Obama (who I voted for as the better of two limited choices we are perpetually given: that's oppression) got a Nobel prize for just good speeches and getting elected, I should get 100 for bringing for the concept in the last sentence, bringing war to an end. The idea that today with the Internet, we all the real people, by banding together 300 million as 1 now have the potential to remake the equation that causes wars. While ending war on earth is not a fantasy, getting the Nobel Prize is because Nobel invented dynamite and that is the armaments industry which only grows when wars deplete war machinery and nations have to "re-stock". A twisted world we live in. Let's untwist it: RTDNOW.COM
The Real Story of the American Dream In Context
of Adrian's Song “Our Journey Begins Anew"
TO FIND AMERICA'S PLACE IN WORLD, WE HAVE TO LOOK BACK TO PROPERLY LOOK FORWARD. A PREVIEW ON PRESIDENT ADRIAN'S FOREIGN POLICY DOCTRINE: Extending RTDNOW globally creates prosperity locally.