Archive for January, 2010

Priorities

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Here, from June 2003, is more timeless time-capsule wisdom from the heart and mind of Ed De Boer.

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“Keep this thing forever in view: THE TRUTH. And if you do this, it may seem to lead you away from the opinions of men, but it most assuredly will conduct you to the throne of God.”

~ Horace Mann

Most everybody wants to go to heaven, but most want to get there in their own way. It’s not going to work that way. If you want to go to Rome, there are many roads that lead to Rome, but Rome is not heaven. If you want to have the right results, you need to do things exactly right, or you’ll miss your goal. The only vehicle that can take you to your intended destination is the Truth, no matter what your goal. There are no substitutes, no second bests. I learned that the hard way, and I’m confident that I’ve got lots of company.

We humans have a problem: we are inclined to deceive ourselves. We’re pretty good at it, and many there are who will never catch on. They are smitten with “intellect.”

Why do we use “money” that becomes less valuable as time goes on? It seems that precious metals don’t suffer from that, unless authorities willfully depress their value… it has been tried in the past, but in the end, precious metals always come out on top.

Why do men follow so many different religious beliefs? They can’t all be right. They can all be wrong, unless they adhere to Truth.

Why are there different political concepts? They, too, can’t all be right. They can all be wrong, and they are. Why are there so many ways to produce food for animal and human consumption, causing all manner of physical and mental deviation? They cannot be right when we are experiencing human and animal health degradation and serious soil depletion, which brings on plant disease, insect infestation, and animal and human diseases of all kinds. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, “You can trust the human race to do the right thing, once they have exhausted all other means.”


“Man is not the independent Lord and Master of Creation, but the lucky inheritor of a very specialized set of conditions. Yet it is his perverse genius to destroy the very environment which he must have to survive.”
~ Jonathan Forman, M.D.

We see the same phenomenon in the medical profession, which resists all natural healing with medicines provided by nature itself (and Who created it) and insists upon manmade pharmaceuticals which are, at best, a sorry substitute (with serious side effects). Well, follow the money. No man can serve two masters. You serve “money” and you’ve sold your soul to the devil, who will promise you heaven, but give you hell, all endless miles of it.

Ed’s Column

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The more time I spent with the late Ed De Boer, the more I felt he should have his own column.  He was outspoken, prolific and passionate… and I was constantly writing down his words as we met.  I would often help him edit letters to the editor, some of which were published.  “If only Ed had his own column,” I thought, “we’d know it would be puslished, and Ed would thrive as a writer.”  In March of 2003, I cobbled together the following potential column for Ed, based on his observations.  I must have shown it to him, and we must have put the idea on hold … but now that we’re safely in the blogoshphere, I’m free to use my discernment about which of Ed’s writing to add to his blog — his column. ~ Walter Stormont

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THE COST OF BEING WRONG
By Ed De Boer

Man is the victim of his own thinking.  Any man who thinks he’s right is wrong, but then that makes him human — a natural human being, and that is where his problems start.  Once man accepts that fact, he’s on the road to recovery — when he realizes that life is a game, a serious game of success and failure, life and death.

Someone once said of life, “Those who think they’re getting out of this thing alive are sadly mistaken.”  The main question in life is: how can one play this game successfully?  As with a sporting game, there is but one set of rules by which we play.  No matter what game you’re playing, you have to play by the rules.  If you don’t know the rules, you can still play, but you can’t win.  When you do know the rules of the game, you have to practice.  The more you practice, the better you play.  The better you play, the more you’ll win.

Playing outside of the rules, you’ll not only ruin the game, but you’ll lose — and when you play outside of life’s rules you’ll lose your life’s effort and the future of those who come after you.  To sum it up: you destroy the game, your life and the lives of your progeny.  Death and destruction are your legacy.

To make an impact on society, there’s no need to tell people what you’re against.  It takes little or no effort to be against anything.  Our society is not changed by being against, for it is a negative, it is darkness, and the kingdom of darkness is death.  To be for something requires conviction, commitment, effort, sacrifice, determination and perseverance… qualities not found in natural man.

A man has to change himself before he can change the world.  Even then, he can’t do it alone; he has to look for help, and there is but one side from whence help can come, the only side Who wrote and established the rules of life.  To find that source of help demands humility.  Humility is found when one is on one’s knees.
It is only then that man truly sees the source of Truth and the one and only side of Truth, Light, Love, Grace and Redemption.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”    ~ Matthew 6:33

Another Shameless Plug

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

In listening to my “Return to Eden” radio broadcast today, I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone thought I was engaged in a series of “shameless plugs” for various businesses and websites. Think what you will… I’m merely carrying on the tradition of our founder, Ed De Boer, in mentioning as many like-minded folks as we can. None of them pay for the mention, but we always thought if an outfit was worth mentioning, it would pay off for everyone who’s listening. Call it a public service. One of the websites we still discuss regularly on “Return to Eden” is Mercola.com, source of many helpful newsletter articles on health and nutrition, and some that are just for fun. Ed was so impressed that he wrote to the site’s proprietor, Dr. Joseph Mercola, to weigh in on a topic and put in a good word for yet another product we were enamored with. ~ Walter Stormont

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August 25, 2008

Dear. Dr. Mercola,

I read with interest your August 15 newsletter item, “Twelve Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic” (in that they are less affected by pesticides).

There is a practical method of growing food without using pesticides at all. It can easily be adopted by everyone from the home gardener to the large-scale farmer. This method is to use a bio-stimulant. It is a fully organic probiotic liquid that heals the soil, assuring that there will be no problems with parasites. It eliminates the threat of e-coli, salmonella and the like.

The only reason for disease is a total void of positive life in the environment. When you introduce a positive charge into the environment, it overwhelms all the negative factors, just as light overcomes darkness. That’s what the product I use does for crops. I’m sorry if I sound like a pitchman, but I assure you I have no financial interest in this product. I simply like to promote it because more people should know about it. I have used it for two decades and I haven’t used pesticides of any kind for four decades.

I encourage you to learn more about it. You can contact the company through its website, www.agrigro.com or by calling 1-800-881-8801. Your readers should know about this product. It would be a great addition to the well-rounded array of information presented on your website.

I’m proud to say that I often share information from Mercola.com on my radio program, “Return to Eden.” The show originates in Bakersfield and is broadcast each weekend throughout central California. My goal is to alert my listeners to the importance of returning to natural law, and I tell them about a number of products that will help them do so. In addition to your fine work, I promote raw milk and those who are defending it; Acres USA magazine; WormsWorth natural fertilizer; The Weston A. Price Foundation; and of course, Agri-Gro and its sister product Bountiful Harvest. I have a website: www.TruthSimply.com.

At 83 years of age, many may think I don’t have to be doing all of this. I can’t get around like I used to… and my eyesight could be better. But, as long as I’m capable of doing anything at all, I feel it is my duty to do what I can to turn this country around and leave it a better place for my grandchildren.

To your health,

Ed De Boer
Bakersfield, California