Our world right now is akin to a pot of water that is just about ready to boil; the surface of the water is still relatively calm, but there are obvious indications of agitation and energetic activity. When a society loses its way, the tendency is toward entropy – our population is devolving to the neanderthal behaviors of racism, overzealous jingoism and angry envy driven actions that fail reason. There are many reasons for this but my primary thoughts are that this is due to a lack of hope. Hope is generated from God and the knowledge of how to improve ourselves.
Glenn Beck is an interesting man; while I do not agree fully with the verve and vigor of his belief, he is a master of packaging the common knowledge available to all but known by few. One of the packages he has assembled is ‘e4’ – the four “E”s are Enlightenment, Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. There are some elements he has posted on his website (sorry for the shouting; direct cut/paste from his site) ; http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/11/01/solutions-organized-by-the-e4-solution/
Solutions organized by the ‘e4′ solution
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 6:36 PM EST
A few days ago Glenn did a GBTV show on solutions – and now he has organized the things you can do into categories based on his ‘e4′ solution.
E1 – ENLIGHTENMENT
PRESERVE WHAT IS IMPORTANT. SHED ALL OTHERS. CONSERVE AND
PRESERVE. RECLAIM AND RESTORE
LIVE NEAR LIKE MINDED PEOPLE. (TEXAS, MOUNTAINS OR WHERE GOD IS)
IF YOU CANNOT MOVE (NO PLACE WILL BE UNTOUCHED) CREATE A NETWORK
DO NOT PLAN YOUR LIFE AND THEN MOVE. PLAN, LISTEN AND OBEY
PRACTICE AT LEAST FRANKLIN’S AMERICAN RELIGION
HONOR ALL OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS
PRESERVE – FOOD, TIME, MONEY, ENERGY
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE BASICS. VALUES/PRINCIPLES
DO WITH LESS NOW. LESS OF A SHOCK IF IT COMES LATER
JOIN A 9.12 GROUP. LINK ON-LINE. BUT HAVE PHONE NUMBERS AND MEETING LOCATIONS
HAVE A MEETING PLACE ESTABLISHED FOR FAMILY
READ THE BIBLE
E2 – EDUCATION
APPRENTICESHIPS ARE THE FUTURE.
DISCUSS THE VALUE OF SCHOOL FOR WHAT YOU CAN EARN.
DO NOT LOOK FOR LABELS THEY WILL BECOME MEANINGLESS (IVY LEAGUE)
FIND OTHER FORMS OF SCHOOL (ON-LINE)
TEACH YOUNG CHILDREN NOW THAT COLLEGE IS NOT A GIVEN
DEMAND MERIT FROM SCHOOL AND STUDENT OR PULL YOUR TIME AND MONEY
EDUCATE YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES. ALWAYS READ.
HAVE A HARD COPY OF IMPORTANT BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS
LEARN OLD AND OR LOST PRACTICES.
LEARN TO FIX AN ENGINE
RE-LEARN READING A MAP
KNOW THE NEWS. LIFE CAN CHANGE QUICKLY.
BE ABLE TO DEFEND YOUR POSITIONS BY KNOWING THE OTHER SIDE
KNOW HOW TO LIVE ELECTRONICS FREE
HAVE PAPER COPIES OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
KNOW WHERE YOUR DEEDS ARE. TAKE THEM IN EMERGENCY
TEACH CHILDREN WORK ETHIC
TOLERATE NOTHING THAT YOU FEEL IS WRONG BY REMAINING SILENT
LET YOUR CHILDREN SEE YOU STAND
E3 – EMPOWERMENT
GOLD, FOOD, CIGARETTES, LIQUOR, SUGAR, AMMUNITION, GUNS, SEEDS,
SKILLS (BARTER) KNOWLEDGE
HAVE 30 DAYS CASH ON HAND
BUY A HOUSE
STOP ALL EXCESS SPENDING. BUY QUALITY ONLY. FORGET FASHION ONLY
MEASURE TWICE – CUT ONCE. DO NOT WASTE.
CONSIDER A FUEL EFFICIENT – SUV/TRUCK
CONSIDER SOMETHING PRIOR TO 1979 FIX YOURSELF
HAVE A GUN AND KNOW HOW TO SHOOT IT.
RESOLVE THOSE ISSUES THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK
STOP ALL BEHAVIOR THAT DOES NOT EXPAND YOU OR OTHERS INTO GOOD
MAKE AMENDS FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
FIND PEACE AND GET TO WORK
UNDERSTAND THAT ANGER IS A PART OF LIFE BUT NEVER FEED IT
THE FIRST LOOK IS NOT A PROBLEM. IT IS THE SECOND LOOK.
NEVER BE THE BEST MAN/WOMAN IN THE ROOM.
BE HAPPY AND OPTIMISTIC. LIFE WILL GO ON. MAKE PLANS FOR THE
FUTURE. GET MARRIED. HAVE CHILDREN.
E4 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BUY FARM LAND GROW YOUR OWN FOOD.
LIVE NEAR PEOPLE AND BEGIN TO MAKE ALLIANCES OF SKILLS (BARTER) LIVE NEAR FARM LAND
BUSINESS/WORK: BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. BE THE ONE EMPLOYEE NO ONE CAN FIRE
SMALL BUSINESS: BE THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE NO ONE CAN CANCEL
CONSERVE AND PRESERVE
LEARN FROM THE DEPRESSION –
ADVERTISE WHEN NO ONE ELSE IS (CHEVROLET)
STAY IN BUSINESS BUT DOWNSIZE AND PRESERVE
HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND CHARITY.
BE GEORGE BAILEY
SPIT YOURSELF OUT OF THE SYSTEM. TURN UPSIDE DOWN NOW
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS
DO BUSINESS IN SYMBIOTIC WAYS – WE NEED EACH OTHER
DO NOT TRY TO PUT OTHERS OUT OF BUSINESS, LET THEM DO IT.
(GIMBLES AND MACYS)
NEVER BE THE SMARTEST MAN IN THE ROOM
TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES THE BEST YOU CAN.
TAKE LESS AND GIVE MORE
READ FRANKLIN AND WASHINGTON
BE HONORABLE IN ALL OF YOUR DEALINGS