(Excerpted from my newly released book, Stickin’ it to the Matrix: Chapter 10)
Urbanization could well be the most dangerous trend on the planet. Cities are designed by the matrix, for the matrix and of the matrix.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve visited different countries and witnessed the misery and plight of the urban poor in sharp contrast to the lives of happiness and relative ease I’ve seen among the rural poor in those same developing nations.
It’s the same here in the Ozarks.
Country folk here were decades ago disparagingly labeled “hillbillies” by the East Coast matrix press, mostly because they lived lives of incredible freedom and wore their stubborn independence from and defiance towards the system as a badge of honor.
The great thing about the Ozarks, which in my view sets it apart from any other place I’ve lived, is that this rebel mentality is still alive and kicking in a palpable way. Read the rest of this entry »