by Randall and Laurie
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If ever a book arrived in due season, synchronous in its timing, explanatory in its content, Ubuntu by Michael Tellinger has placed itself at the forefront of a no nonsense approach to understanding why we are in these turbulent times, and a very real outline of how to turn the tide against the attack on humanity.

Randall: Laurie, I must say right off that after reading and studying Michael Tellinger’s Ubuntu manuscript several times, the realization of how deep the enslavement programming has permeated every aspect of humanity from cradle to grave, began to wash over me. The impact of actually seeing the machine works of the controlling elite, brought forth from his eight years of research, rocked my world. As an example, the pictured clay tablet, circa 2460 b.c. is evidence of banking, usury, and promissory note exchange as telling lineage, if not proof, that the priest kings were the original bankers.

Laurie:  I felt very much the same way reading this Randall. The Sumerian tablets are the oldest known, written language records found to date. These documents show the mysterious appearance of the priest kings-royalty-brought here to control humanity, the “sudden” arrival of money and the Sumerian language. I think it is important to note that only royalty and the elite were literate. The rest of humanity was kept ignorant of the language and mechanics of the money system to maintain control. Forward nearly 4,500 years, and nothing has changed.

There is not one aspect of our physical lives that is not controlled by these banking elite.  Governments, military, courts, schools, food, air, water and even your free will is being manipulated by offering you a predetermined set of options giving the illusion of choice.

Randall: Exactly Laurie. Bringing out the obvious from the obscure was a slam dunk for me in the chapter Origins of Money. Quoting Tellinger: “Money did not evolve from thousands of years of barter and trade as we are led to believe.” He continues, “Because if we believe that money is somehow linked to the evolution of humanity we will believe that money was part of a natural process of evolution accompanying us as a species to where we are today.”

Yes, the introduction of money as an enslavement tool in our ancient history makes complete sense for me. The journey through the Empire of the Elite Bankers chapter brings the past to the present with astounding connectivity, and as you stated, “nothing has changed.” Tellinger naming some of the most powerful families that control the entire planet’s money supply today, puts faces to the hands of those that not only control the supply and distribution of money, but pays for its protection afforded by governments and their militaries.

Laurie:  Ah yes, evolution of the species. But what have we evolved into? We desire social status and wealth which we believe will make us free but only serve to keep us separated from one another and locked in the matrix.  We fight, not only those that oppose us but also to protect our acquisitions.  Our lusting insatiable egos and unconscious minds fed daily by those giants of the corporate empire-the media. We chase the “American Dream” which is just that, a dream. It is here that Tellinger introduces us to an “alternative….. show them another way. A way of cooperation instead of conflict that will benefit all of humanity and not only a chosen few.”

As you pointed out Randall, the power and control these banking elites exercise is beyond measure. Their most powerful tool is the media which they also own and control. Make no mistake: every word uttered or written, every horrific image projected has been carefully calculated for the impact it will make on the human mind.  There is no longer a need for physical trauma based mind control. To paraphrase Tellinger: with the latest satellite technology the process of mind control can be delivered at lightning speed with unimaginable success.

Randall:  It is a humbling thought to understand that mind control of humanity is so easily directed with the audio visual monster….television.  Just like the financial banking beast, these two dancers operate 24/7, one controlling every aspect of our lives, the other controlling the brain activity, or the lack thereof. As you stated, they own and control the media. But as we know, all the dancers must be paid… paid from the pockets of the banking elite. Tellinger’s chapter, The Muscle Behind the Bankers answers questions that I had not considered enough to pose as deliberate inquiries, and exposes the tap root, the control center, of how all this seemingly out of control system is controlled.  The epicenter, the head office, is located in the sovereign state of the City of London, established by the infamous Knights Templar in 1185. It was named then the Temple Church in the City of London, known as the Crown. He points out that this Crown is different than the Queen’s royal crown that many assume to be behind the controls. The “Crown” he directs us to, is the Crown Temple aka “Crown Templar.”

To paraphrase, this Temple Church is outside any canonical jurisdiction, with no government or authority having any control or power over it. The Master of the Temple is appointed, seated and sealed by non-public patent, without induction or institution. Further, both the government and the judicial systems within the United States, at both the federal and local state levels, are owned by the Crown. The operations of this control center are not confined to the UK, extending its control of the Vatican as well as Washington D.C. Banking and lawmaking are controlled from within this “London’s Square Mile.”
Laurie, a sad chuckle came out, when I realized how short of the mark the FBI’s definition is of organized crime.

Laurie:  Sad indeed Randall how narrow their definition is.  Personally, this was some of the most provocative information in the book.  Imagine, the banking elite via The City of London Corporation (non being so no claim can be made against it) have patiently worked for over 800 years using their own banking and legal policies, creating wars and never ending debt as a means to complete global domination.

From Switzerland, the Crown controls the Federal Reserve where the U.N., I.M.F., and W.T.O. were all chartered and the B.I.S. controls the central banks of all G7 countries and beyond. So central to the banking/control system in this country that even Hitler refused to bomb it. “He who controls the gold rules the world.” From here he narrows the ownership down even further.

Definition of fealty: faithful adherence of a tenant or vassal to the superior (lord) of whom he holds his lands; loyalty. This is where we get the word landlord.

“By swearing to the 1213 Charter in fealty, King John declared that the British-English Crown and its possessions at that time, including all future possessions, estates, trusts, charters, letters patent, and land, were forever bound to the Pope and the Roman Church, as the landlord.” The Crown Temple owns the title to all land and estates in North America but more importantly, the Pope controls the Crown Temple because it was established under his orders.

Randall: Tellinger has masterfully outlined and described in astonishing detail the magnitude and the scale, both historically and presently, how this planetary prison system functions. The “thief never sleeps” and “hiding in plain sight” come to mind. He begins to cap his chapters on the enslavement construct with a line that I would be remiss without quoting: “Just like peace can never be attained through violence or conflict, money can never become a benefit to society because of what it inherently is-a tool of control that causes division among humanity.”

He then moves his readers into the key concepts of Contributionism, not with the direct outline of fundamentals as I was expecting, but with a direct hit between the eyes in the chapter: Law of Attraction-Projecting A Utopian World. He explains that we have to be on the same page to move forward, in what I call, cooperative reconstruction. Here, he urges his readers to do some personal research in the area of quantum physics to understand what we have learnt from 100 years on how the law of attraction works. In short, if we want change we must project change. This is about breaking the cycle of mind control that keeps us in servitude by our own doing.

Who in their right mind can argue that one Laurie? Ha! I think it was Ben Franklin who stated: “Revolution begins with the changing of men’s minds.”

Laurie: Indeed the toxic money mind is probably the greatest hurdle to overcome. Ubuntu is about unity in conscious awareness, unity in our courage to walk away from the old paradigm which does not serve us. To leave greed and all of its malicious byproducts behind and come together in cooperation and prosperity that provides for all. Experience a new concept that accommodates and renews humans, animals and Earth.  Envision a world where we are free to learn and create. Imagine nothing to kill or die for, no hunger or homelessness, no bankers and no politicians. I struggled with the cooperative reconstruction – as you call it – myself Randall. The left brained poisoned thinking keeps trying to complicate everything as most of us just cannot imagine that anything so simple could work. There are many questions to be answered which is why he has an FAQ in the back of the book.

You were born free. No person, nothing can give or take your freedom from you and yet through lies and deception our freedom has been completely violated. We did not agree to any of this. Yet we have the answers to regaining our freedom within us. We are creators and problem solvers who make things happen. The bankers would be humanity’s greatest resistance to the idea of cooperation but the awakening has already begun and people can see their subjugation. In the chapter Transformation, Tellinger describes the path from capitalist slave to liberation.

Randall: Left brained poisoned thinking…and yes I agree, how it complicates things. Funny how you read something several times, never quite getting your hands around it, then out of the blue you are struck with an insight born out of what you read. The Transformation chapter was a definite eye opener for me. I realized that I couldn’t make a mindful, successful transition from the capitalist slave mindset, and as you so aptly stated Laurie, the toxic money mind, until I understood the explanations of how the existing money system functions. Tellinger was ringing so many bells in this chapter it was deafening, but I needed some time and silence to understand it. He cites a court case in the public records where a judgment by the ruling judge explained the distinction between a “debt discharged” and a “debt paid”. What the ruling states: you cannot pay for anything anymore. You can only discharge the obligation. What? Tellinger explains: “The most bizarre aspect of this whole money trap is that we are all suspended in a whirlwind of promises to pay because no one actually gets paid.”

He states that few bankers truly understand the process of “securitization”, “seignorage”, or even what fractional reserve banking is, and very rare for any to understand all three.  I particularly like the definition of credit, from the Latin “credere” meaning to believe. I believe we have been raping ourselves without even knowing it. Just in time, Tellinger brings us to some doable solutions with Answers Lie in Small Rural Towns and further with Implementation.

Laurie:  One of the best things about the Ubuntu book is that it offers solutions and not just criticisms of the current system.  Tellinger starts by making small rural farming communities self-sustainable. By simply removing “cost” from the productive equation, competition is ultimately eradicated and replaced by abundance. So begins the domino effect.  The lure of freedom and plenty these frontier towns will offer will bring neighbouring communities on line where people contribute their many God given talents rather than waste these gifts working at passionless work for money to pay bills.  Great minds and ideas like free energy will be shared with the people to advance all civilization around the world.

This is the part of the book where we get a step by step guide to transitioning to a world without money. He begins with taking back our control through a Council of Elders who operate from the laws and rules of nature based on sacred geometry. The Structure of Things chapter would be of great interest to anyone with a deep belief in the sacredness of Life and the planet. From there, he begins to answer that gnawing question on everybody’s mind: Funding the Foundations of Transition.

I learned so much reading the history of the elite and the creation of money Randall but for me this is the most exciting part of the book: making contributionism work.

Randall: Initially, I was taken aback with the Council of Elders as my thinking of a hierarchal structure appeared before I could grasp the significance of the horizontal outline. Tellinger points out that the Council of Elders (COE) need not be elderly people, but those who have ideally worked within the confines of the existing system. The COE are the administrative coordinators of each sovereign community. His definition of the COE is Wise Humans of Integrity.

Here, I want to back up a bit to resound your touch on the small rural farming communities. This is one of those resonating points for me, simply because it brings the cooperative concept down to earth. I want to hover on this to bring out an excellent example of this concept that is already functioning. Julian Rose’s Proximity Principle, with his refusal to sell his dairy milk to supermarkets, then setting up a network of producer to consumer connections without the middlemen, is something we should take  note of. His model works so well, his advice is being sought by local authorities, development agencies, and yes….even government. This is exactly what Tellinger suggests will happen. The efficiency of moving human sustenance “directly” from farm to table is glaringly obvious and will catch the attention of anybody who’s looking.

Laurie, I agree with you, making contributionism work is the most exciting, and for me, the accompanying feeling of how pitifully inadequate my attempts to cover the substance of these particular chapters in a book review. Ha! There are no high points or low points, but thankfully Tellinger caps it off in the Conclusion Chapter.

Laurie: Our words will most certainly fall short in trying to condense and review all the important points of Ubuntu: because there are no less or more important ideas here. There are many people besides you and me Randall that understand the potential of human creativity. People like Jacque Fresco with the Venus Project who integrate technology and automation to maximize the quality of life not profit, to liberate all people.

It is time to stand up, speak up and use the power of our minds to create the world that we and our families want to live in. Lose the fear and come together in Love.

He concludes his book with The New Freedom Charter established with the launch of the Ubuntu Contribution System, 3 November, 2010 and begins with these words, “Freedom is not our right – it is our gift from the divine creator. No one has the right to take it away or enslave us in any way or manner.”
Freedom my friend is the Ubuntu idea in one word.

Randall: Yes, freedom is our gift from the divine creator. And just like love, freedom will wither on the vine if it is not exercised to its full potential. Effecting change is born of self-realization, who we really are, and employing that gift with a “hands on” approach in reconstructive transitional stages. We have all the incentive we need to move forward with this initiative of contributionism. We were born with all the necessary spiritual components, the knowledgeable savvy to recognize our enemies, the understanding that we are our own liberators, and the repossession of ourselves and our planet home.

Tellinger has intelligently and eloquently defined the tools that we already have, we just need to pick them up and begin to use them for the benefit of each individual, instead of selling our skills and talents on the corporate market to acquire “money”…the gift that keeps on taking. The hustling commuter drive to the company made by each work-a-day slave, is a testament to the nowhere road we have been traveling, feeding them instead of us. Imagine having all that talent shared among each other!

But, how would one begin and do I have to do this alone? Just doing some light research served up answers to those questions. Some websites that are already involved in the cooperative reconstruction ideology exist., Brandon Smith’s, and the Universal Community Trust are good examples of this growing movement. You can join these active communities to become familiar with how they work, and even guidelines and encouragement on how to start your own micro community. This is a great way to get educated and familiar with other active minds.

You’re right on Laurie, freedom is the Ubuntu idea in one word. I see this movement as an active solution to our quandary. As each individual moves towards other individuals in a talent sharing, skill swapping connection, we begin to choke off the existing umbilical cord that is robbing us of natural sustenance, and begin replacing it with the harmonious abundance lifeline that we’ve been denied.

Laurie:  Every day the rivers flow, but not in a powerful, swirling, energetic, liquid form as Creator intended. These rivers, shackled by concrete and asphalt, moving in unnatural straight lines and right angles pour into the mouth of serfdom central to fulfill the wishes of the corporate masters every day. Time cards are punched, every minute of our day managed, running the machines without joy or passion, until weak and exhausted we return home, consume lifeless, loveless, non-energetic sustenance and grunt meaningless words at people we care about.

Ubuntu contributionism is about freedom, choice, abundance and sharing with others. Have you ever gone to a potluck dinner Randall? Every family or person contributes 1 dish to the meal. It can be whatever you choose to bring. There is always more than enough food and the leftovers go back home with whomever brought the food – no waste. I like to imagine a potluck of skills and talents being shared with everyone else where every individual and their gift is equally respected and valued. Where the earth and all the elements are cherished for the life they give us. I shall sum it up using your words: harmonious and abundant.

We must know the beauty of freedom or else why would we want it? I agree with your “use it or lose it” philosophy Randall. So many people have entered into or are on the threshold of the awakening where deep personal changes have occurred. These people are now looking to effect these changes outside of themselves, dismissing those that force their authority over us through tricks and illusions, taking back their personal power and proclaiming sovereignty.
This book review has become our own little Labour of Love, our little contribution for anyone that wishes to drink from our words.  Exchanging ideas and information is truly the Ubuntu idea at work and I am grateful for the opportunity to share.