The Past 42 Months
A Journey Within
Divine Province – The Past 42 Months
Greetings. It has been 42 months since we last talked. If you remember back, the Divine Province got involved in the bankruptcy of the City of Detroit. We challenged the Federal Reserve Banks and the stranglehold they have on the America people. We offered a bold plan to emerge from bankruptcy. Under the plan the creditors would have received 100% of that due them. The plan would have salvaged 100% of the pension funds, the city’s art collection and would have provided millions of dollars for city re-development.
I was immediately arrested, labelled a Domestic Terrorist. The misdemeanor charges were magically converted to felony “Conspiracy” charges and I was extradited to South Carolina. At the bond hearing I was charged with CONTEMPT and sentenced to 30 days for having the audacity to speak on my own behalf.
Rob was dragged into the case and extradited to South Carolina where we filed document after document. The charges were eventually dropped against me and the federal government picked up the charges. I was extradited to Alexandria, Virginia. I was denied bond, was afforded 4 hours per week in the law library and provided a stand by attorney to do the filings for me.
I had some interesting conversations with Mr. Stand By Attorney and another ‘well respected attorney.’ Their responses to my insistence that the ‘laws’ and ‘case law’ supported my arguments was, “You are absolutely correct, but, that is not how we operate.” I would counter with, “But the law says such and such.” And they would respond, “Yes, but we operate like this.” They repeatedly stated that my research was absolutely correct, but, it did not matter as that was not the way the courts operated.
I had three (3) federal courts who agreed that I had the authority to issue the Ids and one judge that stated that the driver permits were absolutely valid, but, the court refused to allow me to enter any evidence that might even suggest that I had the authority to issue them or that they were valid. We offered three pages of case law that states that no driver permit is required at all but the judge instructed the jury to disregard the case law.
So, ultimately, I was found ‘guilty’ on all charges, sentenced to 42 months in prison and labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist.’
I spent the next 42 months in meditation and research. I went within to find answers. For decades we have pointed our fingers and stated if they would just do this, or that, we would be fine! We had forgotten that ‘they’ are no more than our reflection! To bring about real change we must go within and seek out that which is out of balance. As we sweep away the dust and dirt within we begin to reflect a whole new reality for ourselves.
I realized that for years I had worked to separate myself from the ‘system’ saying if they would simply leave me alone, or if they would just do this or that, then I would be fine. I worked very hard to further the separation while preaching the new world of unity and acceptance. Hmmmmmmm What’s wrong with that picture? We cannot obtain unity through separation no more than we can achieve peace through war and violence. War begets war and separation begets separation!
Then there was the question: “If you wanted to separate yourself from the system then why did you get involved in the City of Detroit? If I wanted the system to leave me alone why did I not leave it alone?” Hmmmmmmmm