Cristian meets James and have an motivational talk about:
What is Rerooting Movement in America then Worldwide?
To build and strengthen communities through initiatives that promotes communication, self-reliance and youth development. Communities are the cornerstone of all civilizations. The fact is we have forgotten to nurture our own. Instead of dealing with social issues, food and shelter we have pawned our responsibilities off on the government. Don’t fool yourself we are all very much responsible for the state of the nation today. So the question is: how do you create a stronger neighborhood and get those inside to buy into it.
Rerooting America is about 7 key initiatives that we believe will strengthen the base of any community. These are not new ideas and for the most part they are tried and true but simply forgotten. Mentoring, Community Agriculture, Co Op Business, Bartering, Timbanking, Renewable Energies and finally Tangible Wealth through precious metals.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many out there that are doing any of these things. This is no innovation. We have simply forgotten about nurturing the community. It’s not a new idea we are frankenstiening an old way of life. We call it Rerooting America. It is the next in preserving the nation and maybe the world.
I believe this next step in preparedness, this community level collaboration is going to wire together other important causes. These very basic functionalities in the community are going to resound with people from all types of beliefs and backgrounds. As the processes evolve each one will require communication within the community. The success of each will build confidence and ownership of not just individual property but of the community as a whole.
Dealing with things like the shooting in Sandy Hook should help you to understand the importance of mentoring. Homes are broken in America. They are creating broken children, children that have to medicate in order to get along in this world and appease their selfish parents. Strong mentors create relationships and outlets for children of broken homes. We all understand the benefits of venting the day’s troubles. Mentoring also broadens the horizons of an otherwise trapped mind.
The world puts tremendous strain on the farming industry, the earth and its resources to produce food far away from the home and deliver it, cheap, to the supermarkets. The government spends billions a year keep food prices down. Then we yell at them for spending too much of our money. We have to take responsibility for producing some of our own food. Community gardens are a great opportunity to meet the people in your neighborhood as well as teach the next generation about food production.
The final pieces of the puzzle all have to do with developing a strong independent local economy. Co Op business is the crux of putting opportunity back into the local economy. Through these varied types of businesses you can create local jobs, local cash flow, and even entrepreneurial opportunities. For instance if your community garden flourishes imagine your own community store owned by the people in your community and the funds go back to next year’s crop or to fix ailing infrastructure or even help a family who has fallen on a rough patch.
Bartering is an old idea and Timebanking is a new twist on it. I believe both are a tremendous opportunity, especially in these times when money is so tight. The ideas are simple but execution requires communication and that is harder for us in this day and age. One of the key reasons we are promoting the ideas. For more info on Timebanks check out Timebanks.org. There might be one setup in your area already!
The push towards energy independence is so important. The same is true in our communities. Solar, wind maybe even hydro power could alleviate the stresses on our neighbors pocket books. These energies are also great hedges against disaster. We should not be plunged back into the 1800’s from an electrical storm.
Finally, I think our communities should consider how their civic associations handle their dues. I would like to see less crammed into banks and more invested. Precious metals will always be a great medium to secure community wealth, if not all of your funds than at least some. In the event of an economic disaster you have some backbone.
We chose these ideas because each one releases us a bit from that government dependence. Whether you know it or not you look to the government to solve so many problems for you. Food prices, gas prices, disasters, troubled youth, infrastructure, are just some of the problems we look to the government to solve. We have surrendered our power to deal with these issues now. To survive we have to take the responsibility back.
Rerooting America is about communication with neighbors. It’s about tapping those incredible talents we all have and using them for more than just making some other guy rich. If you don’t speak to your neighbors how do you know what they are capable of. How do you know what they have perfected and what they can do to make the neighborhood a better place. Instead you assume. It’s time to stop assuming and finger pointing. It’s time to Reroot America. Join us!
(left) James holding Carter, (right) Mike holding Gabriella
In every action performed by the ReRoot USA movement we see the future of our children transformed. Our children are the driving force behind our vision; we MUST leave this world in a better shape than we found it, there is no other option.