The Game Plan

November 22nd, 2009

Just as a football fan is keenly aware of the time left on the game clock, Americans in general should acknoweldge that time is running out for the nation as we’ve known it. Ed De Boer explored this theme — and the crucial role of nature — in an essay aired on “Return to Eden” on February 9, 2008. ~ Walter Stormont

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Well, Super Sunday has come and gone. So much ado about a game. This reminds me of the story of Ancient Rome, where they had bread and games while Rome was collapsing into corruption, because people were more interested in the pleasures of today than the promise of tomorrow.

This scene has been replayed as long as history has been recorded, proving that men will learn that they learn not from history. And every generation apparently has to make its own mistakes. Our current generation has let its errors pile up to the point where eventually society is overwhelmed by those mistakes, and people are too wrapped up in themselves to realize what’s going on, “For every man did what was right in his own eyes.”

This pretty much sums up the entire history of mankind while, all this time, there has been a solution which is extremely cost-effective and cannot fail. However, it is seldom or never practiced to the full extent that it works. It’s the only sensible approach, but since we’re dealing with nonsensical people, it has never been tried or maintained.

Right after Super Sunday, we had Super Tuesday. Aptly named, too, because so many people think it’s all just a game. As it is, this election day is merely a simple repetition of man’s folly, in which he gets himself too wrapped up in hype to learn that he hasn’t learned.

The way to achieve the great blessings of a proper solution is a very simple one, but it requires total submission to the Laws of Nature, which are the Laws of God. If you violate one, that is the beginning of man’s downfall.

For the last century in this country, we have specialized in violating the basic principles, and the violation is increasing. We’re doing more and more things that are against the law. And I’m not talking about manmade law, but natural, or perfect, Law.

Even though we are afflicted with imperfection as human beings, it does not mean we can’t obey the Perfect Law. There simply is no other way to live in the pursuit of happiness. Happiness is inside a human being. If you look someplace else, you’ll never find it.

Obedience of the Natural Law creates happy soil, happy plants and happy human beings. You will be a happy human being when you live within the Laws of Nature. The minute you venture outside, you’re heading for trouble.

~ Ed De Boer

Integrity, Stability & Beauty

November 18th, 2009

On the “Return to Eden” radio program, Ed De Boer would often mention the late American ecologist Aldo Leopold. He was especially partial to the following Leopold quote which was printed in Acres-U.S.A. magazine: “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community.” This fit right in with Ed’s philosophy of life, and I always felt he “wished he’d said that.” The following essay was presented on the January 10, 2008 broadcast. ~ Walter Stormont

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With the present economic crunch, some good things are going to happen. Bad can always produce good. It will help us return from the insanity of pharmaceutical drugs, for one thing, and artificial crop stimulation, not to mention the misguided, but lucrative, practice of insect suppression. These things are in total violation of the laws of nature. By using artificial manmade concoctions, all we’ve had is an increase in our problems.

And just as a reminder, we might want to reacquaint ourselves with the architect of the natural system, the Lord God. We have been attempting to live without Him, and are learning now that without integrity, there cannot be stability. As Solomon said, “the integrity of the upright shall guide them… the perverseness of the transgressors will destroy them.”

It seems that the United States government insists on continuing down the road to destruction, at the insistence of the American voter. I think it is time for us to realize that the government will do it, we have to suffer it, and we have to pay for it.

There is no such requirement if we turn away from this road to destruction. Gandhi said, “We may utilize the gifts of nature just as we choose, but in her books the debts are always equal to the credits.” It’s too bad Gandhi wasn’t an American. We are in desperate need of people who think like him.

We also seem to have forgotten that we were told not to be concerned about our food and our drink and what we should wear. Christ said, “For after all those things, do the gentiles seek. Your heavenly father knows that you have need of all these things… but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these thing shall be added unto you.” There you will find integrity, stability and beauty. Integrity and perversion cannot coexist.

In simple terms, you obey the rules and play the game, you succeed. You violate the rules, you always lose. And all the guns and all the bombs in the world cannot change that. It is so simple to comprehend that… why don’t we? Why do we insist on believing lies, and reject the Truth?

“The perverseness of their transgressions shall destroy them.” (Proverbs 11:3)

~ Ed De Boer

The Price of Liberty

November 12th, 2009

Here are Ed’s comments from the September 15, 2007 broadcast of  “Return to Eden.”  They offer much to contemplate as we  observe Veteran’s Day.

Many Americans don’t know what is happening or what their government is doing to them.  We take it for granted that this is the land of freedom and that we enjoy the fruits of liberty.  We forgot that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Today we have brave young men and women who are standing in the breach to defend that liberty.  They are the sons and daughters of liberty who deserve our undying support and admiration, and our prayers.  They are facing the enemy outside of our borders.  They will prevail.

However, we have an enemy within our borders, an enemy of stealth, for they pretend to be Americans while their deeds are destructive to the very fiber of America… and yet they claim to be patriots.  Patriots need not proclaim their patriotism.  Their deeds speak for them.

All those proclaiming patriotism and honesty do so because their deeds declare that they are not.  This is not just a trait in politicians.  Corporate America is deeply involved in disseminating lies, falsehoods and seed in corruption for monetary profit and gain.  All those not knowing the Truth fall easily prey to the deceitful gain of gradual deception, corruption, counterfeiting and abandoning of the Constitution and the principles on which it is based.  They are leading this nation down the path of destruction.

To sum it up: Congress has failed us; even the church has failed us; business has failed us; we have failed ourselves because we did not vote for principle, but we voted for fast-talking politicians who promised but never delivered.  In 1980, I told one aspiring candidate for the U.S. House that it was impossible to improve things from the top down.  Recently, he had to step down from his lofty seat in the U.S. Senate.  In those 27 years, things have seriously deteriorated in the U.S.A.

More and more, we have become a people of the government, by the government and for the government… the image (or opposite) of what we once were: government of the people, by the people, for the people.  Our founding fathers sought God’s help, and we have dismissed Him.  If we want to return to the faith of our fathers, we must do it from the ground up, because it is the only way it will work, for it is built through personal responsibility and faith in God.

“You shall serve the Lord your God, and I shall bless your bread and I shall bless your water; and I will take illness out of the midst of you.”  That promise was spoken thousands of years ago and is still as valid as the day it was spoken.

~ Ed De Boer

To the Ugly American

November 6th, 2009

During our lunch and “show-prep” at the DoubleTree last summer, a flustered Ed De Boer reeled off the following essay in response to Sarah Palin’s announcement that she would step down as Governor of Alaska. He let me read it to the audience during the July 11, 2009 broadcast of “Return to Eden.” If only I could have recited it with the same passion Ed displayed when dictating it to me. ~ Walter Stormont

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Today I’m going to say a thing or two about the despicable attitude of the American people, especially when it comes to the media. They let such vile swine continue to conduct themselves in the way they are. Here is a woman, Sarah Palin, who shows that she’s got qualities that are to be envied… as a human being, as a wife, as a mother, and as a political leader.

And now the media has succeeded in chasing her from office. For the American people to stand by and let this happen, my comment is, America, I’m not going to tell you to go to hell… you are headed there on your own.

It is my hope and prayer that you’re going to regret it. Not only are you allowing the political lynching of a great human being, but you are destroying your own country. Sarah Palin embodies the American spirit, and America, with your failure to protest her plight, you are nothing but a lowlife bunch of scoundrels like you would find in any communist or socialist country.

I want to tell you, that I have been saying a prayer every day for Sarah Palin since the first time I saw her at the Republican National Convention last year (and God knows I’m not a Republican), and I’ll continue to pray for her every day.

On the day of her announcement, I sent Governor Palin a letter telling her what I just told you, and I included the following poem, “The Right Choice”…

Keep your eye on the ball
And you’ll always stand tall.
In everything you do,
Keep one thing forever in view:
The Truth; eternally your Friend,
Will see you through till the end.
Come rain, come shine, even or odd,
Your life will not have been for naught.
Do not follow the opinions of men
Who know not where they go or have been,
But choose all the things that you ought,
And humbly walk on the side of your God.

America seems to worship that which is vile. We see it in television programs and news programs and in entertainment.

If America had any backbone, it would be impossible for the bloggers and the so-called newsmen and entertainers to find an audience or a paper in which to peddle their vicious wares. Americans, if you want to redeem yourself, then block the following television channels — ABC, CBS, NBC, and of course CNN — which have engaged in this vile and despicable conduct. Cancel all subscriptions to the papers that are guilty of this behavior.

If you do not do such, then let us never hear you pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, because your god has a set of horns… and I will greatly rejoice for you to meet him.

We are suffering under a conspiracy of destruction, and we can stop it as a nation. If we don’t, then we have to suffer the consequences.

Sarah Palin is the devil’s greatest enemy.

The only true value on earth is individual freedom, which can only be earned through personal responsibility. In order for man to achieve this great prize, he must first conquer himself, for no man can be free until he knows he is bound by the Eternal Laws which put no restraint or limitations on man but teach him self-restraint. Only the man who has learned to govern himself is capable (but often most reluctant) to govern others.

~ Ed De Boer

Dear Politician

November 2nd, 2009

In looking back on some of the writings left behind by Ed De Boer, I came across this draft of a letter from almost two years ago. Ed’s plan was to send it to as many of our “representatives” as possible. Enjoy! ~ Walter Stormont

November 6, 2007

Dear (Politician),

In a system based on fraud, Truth is the enemy. To wit:

  • We have allowed our government to destroy the family farmer by regulating him to death. Through mega-farms and the application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, our farm soils are depleted, resulting in degradation of our national health. This has caused the destruction of our political system, and it was accomplished by incurring a public and private debt in excess of $150 trillion. And you want us to vote for you again?
  • We continue to profess to be “one nation under God” while violating every last one of His commandments and not keeping any of His statutes.
  • The U.S. dollar, which once commanded the respect of the entire world, is today paying homage to virtually every other currency on Earth.
  • We have violated all of God’s advice given in the book of Deuteronomy, and then we have the audacity to say “In God We Trust.” We have done a fantastic job of fooling ourselves and each other, but God’s not buying it. Neither am I.

“It is very easy to point out the problems,” you may be thinking, “But why don’t you tell me the solution?” Okay… here goes:

I quote God, from 2 Chronicles 7:13: “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Look at where we are today… that’s what we have wrought without God. We certainly didn’t start out that way. We can involve God, or there will be nothing. Take your pick!

Sincerely,

Ed De Boer
Bakersfield, CA

Overcoming

October 30th, 2009

Ed brought all of our woes down to EARTH with this essay from the August 9, 2008 broadcast of “Return to Eden”:


Overcoming Darkness.
Overcoming Evil.
Overcoming Illness.

The same law functions in all three of them.

When you ask the question, “How do you banish darkness?” you get the answer, “I don’t know.” And every once in a while you’ll meet somebody with a spark who says, “With light!” That is the correct answer… and there is no other way. We can banish darkness, but we cannot destroy it. It can only be evident when there is no light.

How do you banish evil? Practically all people will say, “By resisting it.” And it can only be overcome by good, because evil can only exist when good is absent. Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.” There are a lot of good men, but if they do nothing, they’re GOOD for nothing.

How can we overcome illness? Illness can only be overcome by health. So, as long as somebody protects his health, he can banish illness. If you neglect your health, the consequence is illness.

The use of antibiotics is expanding while illness is increasing. Antibiotics are like a mule. A mule is an animal without pride of ancestry nor hope of progeny. It is useful for a period, and then it dies.

Fire will also overcome darkness, but once everything is burned, there won’t be anymore fire, and we’ll have darkness again. When you resist evil there comes a point when you are going to be realizing that you can’t do it… it can’t be cone by fighting, because your resisting evil is working just like the fire, and the same thing with illness. You can overcome it with health, not antibiotics. They are just like the fire when you are trying to banish darkness.

Illness, or pathogens, can only be overcome with probiotics. When we start using probiotics — the opposite of antibiotics, or pathogens — we will see disease diminishing, and we will not suffer the ravages of the pathogens like we do today in all the institutions of healing, with infections for which there is no cure.

Before acting upon a problem, we have to know what to do. That’s why our Congress has nothing but problems, because they think they can solve everything by doing it their way, and then instead of curing the problem, they have made it increase 100-fold. We have put our faith in politics and science, and between the two of them, they have pretty well wrecked this nation.

The evangelists try mass conversions. I knew an old gentleman who did some evangelizing, and at one point he told me he had saved 4,700 people. Then he asked me how many I had saved. I told him, “Man, I can’t even save myself.”

There’s a tendency in people to raise themselves above everybody. You invite the wrath of God if you do that, because He doesn’t want any rivals.

There is an electrical force which is enveloping the entire Earth. It is a life force. If it ever ceased to be active, and turned neutral, what would happen to the Earth? I believe it would stop rotating and orbiting, and would sink into the eternal abyss.

Negative forces will only evidence themselves when there is no positive. What do you have in the absence of health? You have illness, a negative force. Pathogens are a negative force. Probiotics are a positive, life-giving force.

It takes only one quart of a probiotic per acre to restore healthy activity, whereas for the last 60 years we have used innumerable quarts of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, which are now becoming ineffective… and the cost will always be prohibitive.

Due to our misunderstanding and our ignorance of natural law, we have created problems that are seriously threatening world food supplies as well as world health. Once we understand that we should return to being in harmony with natural law, we’ll be able to resolve our critical soil problems as well as our illness problems, not to mention evil, sadness, hatred and every other negative on Earth. We must FIRST HEAL THE SOIL.

~ Ed De Boer

We Think We’re Right

October 24th, 2009

Here is another timeless commenatary, this time from June, 2007:

We can’t see the forest for the trees.

We can’t see the cause for the consequences.

Once we take time to study the situation, we will come to the conclusion that something is causing all these unintended consequences… since nothing happens without a cause.

Once upon a time, the Earth was pristine. Then men started to multiply, and at that time our problems started and have increased ever since. Is it because men did what was right, or did every man do what he thought was right in his own eyes? Those who think they are right are self-righteous, which is an abomination to God.

Those who seek to do right recognize that there is a higher authority which cannot deceive men. Those who think they are right consider themselves “the authority,” which is self-delusion, the consequences of which we are suffering today.

It all started with the soil. The destruction of the soil. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself,” said Franklin Roosevelt.

Depleted soils can only produce inferior crops which are incapable of yielding properly balanced nutrition. This causes deficiencies and illness in man and beast, which brings on the pharmaceutical industry to try and remedy suffering in people and animals.

An attempt to remedy soil depletion brought on chemical fertilizer application, which in turn brought on the insect infestation of the last half-century. These consequences have been treated by applying pesticides to eliminate the pest insects (which is not all that successful, since we are now using 50-60 times the amount of pesticides we did 50 years ago). So-called “petrochemical remediation” has vastly contributed to the degradation of our soils, our crops, our health and our environment. We did it. We did it because we thought we were right.

There are two kinds of people: those who think they are right, and those who know what is right. Those who think they are right have brought us to where we are today, because those who know what is right held their peace.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing,” said Edmund Burke… in the 1700’s. If he only knew how right he was. This nation is on the brink of disaster thanks to those who call themselves Christians, and all they do is talk about it. In the book of James it says, “Faith without works is dead.” And he wasn’t just talking.

Matthew 5:19 states, “Therefore, whosoever shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; whosoever shall do and teach them the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Which camp are you in? I’m not judging, I’m just asking you to ask yourself.

Those who think they’re right are fools. Those who know and do what is right are wise. We have a choice. We can either be led by fools or wise men.

Those who think they’re right cannot be educated. They are intolerant of those who know what is right.

Those who think they are right are not only closed to education, but to growing and expanding. They have stopped progressing… instead they’re regressing, since there is no static existence. They’re suffering from mental laziness & self-righteousness, on the way to where they need nobody’s help to arrive.

Life is a challenge, a never-ending conquest for perfection, which no man can, or will, ever achieve. But that’s no excuse for not trying.

“Where there is no progress, there is regression.”
~ Ed De Boer

How Long?

October 19th, 2009

This essay was written for Ed De Boer’s radio program airing September 8, 2007.  At the time, he was in the midst of trying to arrange a meeting with a government entity whose job is to regulate pesticides.  Ed’s opinion was that it would make more sense to ELIMINATE pesticides.  In reading this, you can sense his passion and frustration:

What you see is not what you get.  For many decades, we consumers have been bombarded with commercials telling us about the miracles of modern science solving all our problems.  Well, let us look at the results… with pesticide use up 50 times since then, we now have about 50 times the insects and bugs eating our crops.  What the bugs don’t eat, the mildew will.  Even our soils are infested with grubs that feed on the roots.

It would be interesting and educational to know how many billions of dollars have been spent in order to solve these problems, while instead these problems have grown exponentially.

How long, America?  How long will you indulge in this folly?  Why is this happening?  Simply because we — or rather, the scientists and the researchers — did not discern the cause.  All they have done so far is treat the symptoms, which have also grown exponentially, while the consumers believe in them and faithfully do what they were told by the experts.

An enormous industry has been created to supply us with the miracles of modern science, even though they know very well that their contributions to today’s problems are totally ineffective and are not working.  They spend untold millions of dollars attempting to convince the consumer that theirs is the answer, since doing what is right — finding the cause — would put them out of business.

Their actions have brought on far more serious consequences than that — the destruction of the beneficial soil life — while producing crops that are laden with chemicals and toxins, which by now have created serious health problems in our society… problems like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, autism, obesity, osteoporosis and many other exotic ailments… which in turn created an industry of illness care and pharmaceuticals to the tune of 16% of GDP… which in turn bring on side-effects and the need to overcome those with additional pharmaceuticals, ad infinitum.

All we need to do is put our faith in God, God’s laws and God’s creation, and illness will virtually disappear, prosperity will reign.

Pesticides and pharmaceuticals are not ever necessary when we adhere to the natural laws, laws that have never changed.  Only man has changed, and in his folly he thought he could improve on nature with the result that we slowly, but surely, are destroying our environment as well as the general health of our people, at the price of untold billions for petrochemical remediation, and trillions of dollars for illness care… all this while claiming to be “One Nation Under God,” totally committed to the ever-shrinking dollar.

God Bless America.

~ Ed De Boer

The Feast

October 16th, 2009

Ed flexed his powers of prognostication with this November 10, 2008 essay. This was an “alternate” radio commentary which was never aired and is published here for the first time.

The mules are dying.

The day of the vulture and the blowfly is here.

The mule, a product of misogyny, has no pride of ancestry nor hope of progeny. It has from 20 to 30 years of life, as does any economy that is part free-enterprise and part government.

“There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is death.” In today’s vernacular, this means that if it is in violation of the laws of nature, it has no integrity, no stability and no beauty. This holds true for all violations of nature’s laws.

History is replete with the hubris of mankind, and it is stark testimony to human stupidity, a condition that is expanding with increased public education. As of now, stupidity is a global contest where all nations seem to vie for the world championship. It only proves that even if the entire world believes the lie, it still will not become the Truth.

Just weeks ago, the vultures and the blowfly were feasting… feasting on the carcasses on Wall Street. However, that was just an appetizer. Washington and Wall Street are planning for the main course, and it will be at least a seven-course dinner for the vultures and the blowfly. After that, they will sit down for dessert. I don’t think there will be enough there for an after-dinner drink and a cigar. Meanwhile, we all still have to eat, and for those of us who have a farm or garden, there will be food. So don’t panic, start a garden and go organic.

~ Ed De Boer

E Pluribus Taxes (Out of Many, Taxes)

October 10th, 2009

Here’s more commentary from Ed’s archives, dated January 7, 2008.


“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” ~ Edward O. Wilson


“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”
~ E.B. White


How can somebody say that? Well, these are the words of men of understanding… men who obviously recognized the work of the Creator.

The Creator endowed free agency to only one species — Homo sapien. All the rest of creation are bound to the program that was instilled in them by their Creator. They cannot mess up, while the other, Homo sapien — or man — can mess up and does it to the extent that he engineers his own destruction.

Some two and a half centuries ago, a group of men decided that, being on a new continent, they would not be ruled by kings from the world they left for this land. They believed that all men were created equal, that they established on this continent a government from the ground up, and not from the top down. They recognized and respected their Creator, and the nation they founded became the magnet which drew men and women from all continents to this one, where men could breathe free. E Pluribus Unum.

Now, 230-some years later, what has happened? Our founding fathers rejected taxation without representation… taxation of just three percent. Today we have taxation with representation at the excess of 40 percent and rising. With the interest, it’s well over 50 percent, and then comes inflation, the most insidious tax of them all. Even your Social Security, which has been withheld from your paycheck… the government borrowed it and spent it. How can they replenish it? With your taxes, of course!

So, you get to pay twice to get back once.

The government can do a lot, but it cannot make money. It can counterfeit and spend money, and someday soon you will learn that they can spend and counterfeit faster than you can earn it. America is number-one in cancer and number-one in diabetes. Her genetically modified crops are rejected by the world. Her government talks about health care while it is actively involved in the destruction of our national health by pushing a nutritional program that is destroying our children. They are destroying our physical health as well as our mental health. It consumes 16% of our GDP and is projected to be 20% by 2016… and I fear it will be coming about by 2013.

How long will we keep hallucinating and deluding ourselves? When will we start to realize that the Greek philosopher was right? And I quote: “It has been said that men think as a herd, act as a herd, run mad as a herd, only to return to sanity — slowly — and then one-by-one.” ~ Ed De Boer