Plukrijp Newsletter – 2021 week 47

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2021 – week 47

Upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did

Building communities of trust is fundamental
to healing our collective wound.
At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity.
The community allows people to encounter each other
in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow man = UBUNTU.
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
If you want to volunteer at Plukrijp,
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This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

Raked the leafs and brought them to the chickens who thankfully received them

Cut big branches for the chicken-compost & the new heap at Hei

Continued the library clean-up

Fixed pallets for BioFresh

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

Full interview Robert Bauval for “Freedom”

The Little Devil (1988) with Roberto Benigni


Life is Beautiful (1998) with Roberto Benigni


The Story of Plastic (Animated Short)


The Story of Plastic (Animated Short) pulls back the curtain on the plastic pollution headlines, revealing the true causes and consequences of the global plastics crisis.

Richard Perkins – 4 farm tours in 1.5 hours

George Monbiot: Rewilding for a Wonderful World

Wolves were once part of Yellowstone National Park in the United States, until the hunt wiped them out. But when in 1995 the wolves started to reappear (thanks to an aggressive management program), something interesting happened: the rest of the park began to regain a new, healthier balance. Through daring reflection, George Monbiot imagines a wild world where human beings work to reconstitute a complex natural food chain, which has disappeared and which once surrounded us.

Alan Watts & Eckhart Tolle – What Lies Beyond The Mind

Down by Law (1986) with Roberto Benigni


Inspiring Links

Alessandro Meluzzi Criminologist confirms:

fake vaccination for the elites

Our team at The Story of Stuff Project has been thinking a lot recently about what it means to act like a citizen, or a community member or human being, rather than a consumer. No doubt that’s because it’s that time of year when we’re pushed to flex our consumer muscles by spending a ton of money on things we don’t really need.


As you’ve probably heard, we’re in the midst of a massive supply chain crisis, and everything from consumer goods like TVs and throw pillows to necessities like food and medicine are held up at ports and distribution centers for weeks, if not months. In fact, in the first half of 2021, global supply chain disruptions increased by a jaw-dropping 638%.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to teach us hard but important lessons: about the importance of public health, essential workers, social safety nets — and now, the fragility of a globalized economy dominated by multinational corporations trying to maximize profits at any cost.

While the media has been focused on the threat this poses to holiday shopping — the horror! — the real story is more complicated…and telling. Because the manufacturing and distribution of basic human necessities require many of the same resources as the consumer economy, and travel through the same shipping routes, we’re seeing priorities get all mixed up: our shopping habits are dictating which goods are allotted the limited space available on trucks and loading docks, edging out even the essential goods communities need.


It’s become all too clear that the instant gratification of online shopping and next-day delivery have steep costs, and our systems for moving Stuff around the world are not able to keep up. Costs are piling up on the other side of Stuff’s lifecycle, too: in 2021, the weight of discarded electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China — which just happens to be the heaviest man-made object on Earth.


The Story of Stuff pinpointed years ago that our sense of happiness and fulfillment doesn’t come from shopping. That’s a lie perpetuated by a market that gets you to spend money out of boredom, sadness, or obligation.


But it doesn’t have to be that way.


That’s why we’re expanding our annual Buy Nothing Day campaign to Buy Nothing November. Check out our campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and join us as we opt-out of shopping and opt-in to family, community, friends and neighbors. Write back, or leave us a comment on social media to share your favorite alternatives to shopping. We love hearing from you!


This holiday season, let’s ask ourselves how we show up in the world: are we consumers, or are we citizens?


Thankful for you,
The Story of Stuff Team

Our Monsterous Reality Grows

Patching will relieve suffering, but the structure is crumbling

“Our political and judicial systems support racist minority rule managed by the oligarchic elite through ownership of representatives. Moreover, shaping the primary information flow as a propaganda tool built on decades of lies has made it impossible for a large population to understand the threats we face. Instead, they are told to ignore everything but their greed and that no alternatives exist reduces our chance of non-violent change.

The capitalist oligarchic elite has the wealth and power in a radical materialist society to rewrite history in schools just as they learned that they could rewrite science and public health requirements in a pandemic—all of this to enhance their control over a captive population..”

– Mike Meyer in Medium

Welcome to Subscription Serfdom

Capitalism is evolving and it’s very, very bad

by Jared A. Brock in Medium

Inflation made visible

note that 2018-2021 brought +50% YEARLY extra inflation

Why does the 99% get ever poorer ?
Inspiring Book

Radical Parenting brings together the revolutionary ideas in psychotherapist Brad Blanton’s other books – Radical Honesty, Practicing Radical Honesty and Honest to God (with Neale Donald Walsch). The honesty and openness of the author himself about his own children is combined with the wisdom gleaned from years of work with people suffering from how they were raised. This book does no less than create an entirely new blueprint for parenting. It’s for people who really want to transcend the limitations of the family and culture in which they were raised. It is based on decades of work with thousands of individuals and families, as well as the most recent scientific research on brain physiology, biochemistry, cognitive theory, evolutionary theory, cultural anthropology, and psychological growth and development. The goal of this book is to show parents how to parent consciously, so they can prevent crippling their children in the same ways they were crippled in their own families and schools. It goes into intricate detail about how human minds get built, how they function, and how they malfunction. It gives practical examples of what to attend to with children from the beginning of their life, and how to be with them as they grow. And it rants eloquently against the cultural limitations that make us blind to how we re-create suffering, so we can nurture our children in a way that allows them to remain playful and curious all the way into adulthood.


Against stupidity we have no defense. Neither protests nor force can touch it. Reasoning is of no use. Facts that contradict personal prejudices can simply be disbelieved — indeed, the fool can counter by criticizing them, and if they are undeniable, they can just be pushed aside as trivial exceptions. So the fool, as distinct from the scoundrel, is completely self-satisfied. In fact, they can easily become dangerous, as it does not take much to make them aggressive. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

My God,

Give me the serenity to accept what I cannot change,

The courage to change what is in my reach

And the wisdom to see the difference.

– Aboriginal Prayer

Inspiring Texts

Christopher Wallis NEAR ENEMY #3:
Listen to your heart

One of the most fascinating critiques of popular Western notions of self that Indian philosophy can offer is this: “mind” and “heart” are two different names for one and the same thing. They merely emphasize different aspects of that single entity. That is to say, the Indian tradition holds that the locus of emotion and the locus of thought are one and the same, and therefore subconscious thoughts frequently manifest as emotions, and subconscious emotions as thoughts. Both thoughts and feelings are vibrations of citta, or the “heart-mind-stuff.” They are actually two ends of a single spectrum. (If this were not true, we could never talk about our feelings or feel strongly about our ideas!) The difference between thoughts and feelings is simply that thoughts are vibrations (vṛttis) with a greater linguistic or rational component, while feelings are vibrations with a greater affective charge. The difference is not absolute but one of degree. (…)


Written by Bernhard Gunther

Are you showing one side of yourself publicly trying to play it “safe” and shying away from expressing your authentic self and speaking Truth in this day and age?

You’re not alone.

Fear is the real virus and in-authenticity is a betrayal to your soul. This inner division can also literally manifest in dis-ease in the long run as it will affect your physical and psychological health as well. It’s an inner split and fragmentation. No amount of vitamins, exercise, and a healthy diet will keep you healthy and sane as long as you live this “double life.”

But even more so, staying silent is being complicit in the biggest crime in human history at this point.

By playing it “safe” you will gain nothing and lose more in the long run, not just FOR yourself and YOURSELF in it but for your family, friends [even if they completely disagree with you], and humanity at large. It’s a betrayal on a soul level and only re-enforces the Matrix frequency of totalitarian take-over. In other words, your inauthenticity and silence advance their agenda.


I put “safe” in quotation marks because ultimately there is no safety in life, only your conditioned and wounded ego-personality trying to avoid the inevitable, be it in this lifetime or next. You cannot escape the process of individuation and the more you resist it with excuses and rationalization, being concerned about what others think of you, the more you will suffer, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.


So, better to engage in the process fully committed and whole-heartedly. As David Bowie once said, “don’t play for the gallery”. In other words, do not concern yourself with how others see you, just listen to your inner voice, your essence, your conscience.


But it is hidden behind layers of thoughts of fear, doubt, uncertainty, programming, shame, insecurity, etc. Most people mistake their conditioned ego-personality for their true self or they mistake being authentic with shadow projections of their neurotic ego, i.e. “cult of personality”.


I know it’s not easy. Deep trauma and childhood wounds may surface as well in the process of uncovering the true Self, all kinds of past traumas even going back lifetimes, where we were not only shunned, attacked, gaslit, but also stoned, killed, and burnt at the stake for speaking Truth and being authentic.


It’s in your cell and soul memory. I know it’s been in mine and there is still residue after all the work I’ve already done. It’s been terrifying to “go there”, like re-experiencing death, but it needs to be faced, healed, and overcome so we do not repeat the same patterns or even worse, hurt others because of our own unacknowledged and unresolved trauma or go along with an anti-divine, anti-human agenda as millions do right now because of this Trauma installment program of FEAR.

Disillusionment is part of the awakening and individuation process and it’s not comfortable but the only way out is in and through while acting with courage despite any fear.


Once you have crossed the threshold to show up authentically, undivided within, and are fully committed 100% to the Truth of your Being, engaged in the Great Work, only then will you find and experience what you have been really looking for lifetimes and were desperately looking to find externally, like an illusory fata morgana, trying to quench your insatiable thirst.


It’s also a matter of tuning into your conscience and let conscience be your guide which also aligns you with Divine Will. Be an example for others as we inspire each other to show up, speak up and engage in the work within and without.


Authenticity and not living a double life is even more important now for therapists, coaches, healers, or anyone in the position to help others during this Time of Transition. You came here for this very reason! Remember Yourself!


I know professional therapists and coaches who have expressed their fear of being more authentic and sharing their views because they are afraid of losing clients and getting attacked or canceled by the Woke and/or K0vit cult. They also mentioned that they are living a “double life” and it’s wearing them down.

Sincerity is the key to self-knowledge and to be sincere with oneself brings great suffering. Sincerity will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by little.

Great Lord Joren Vermeersch rises, lawyer, historian, author, columnist in De Standaard:

“We all know them: people who don’t think the introduction of the QR card is “so bad”. They trivialize its inconvenience to the few seconds it takes to get the card out and have it scanned, often followed by the equally banal statement that it “has been like this in France for months” and it “works perfectly” there. No one cares about privacy in this Facebook era. So why keep seeing this?


Well… When I hear people say this, I really have to take a deep breath. It is amazing how few people realize the political impact of this. In reality, this is a semi-revolution in the relationship between citizen and state. Because much more than the practical inconvenience and the privacy issue, this is the biggest problem with the QR card: the enormous power that the citizen gives to the state.

Once the QR system is up and running for domestic use, the state will expand or reduce its scope every few months, but the system itself will continue to exist. Why? Because it is so easy to control. More importantly, the system also gives the state the ability to change the criteria for a green scan at its discretion, and cours de route.


If the citizen does not want to follow these new criteria, then the state can force him to do so by throwing him into social isolation with a snap of the finger: your QR scan suddenly turns red. That means no more pints in a café, no more football, no more concerts, no more restaurant, and soon no more work either, because both the VLD and CD&V are already pushing for the extension of the QR pass to the workplace.


Do we really want such totalitarian omnipotence over our lives? Do we really want to live in a state that can marginalize us and plunge us into poverty with a simple change of an algorithm, if we don’t do what the politicians want? And can we really still speak of a free country? No!


But even if I explain this clearly to people, I still often hear people trivializing the QR card. “Joren, you are unnecessarily scaring people with all your speculations, this system is only there to force non-vaccinated people to vaccinate and it will only remain in effect for three months,” I am then told.

Again, deep sigh. Apparently after a year and a half there are still people who believe everything that is said by the government. Astonishing. Because who still remembers the words of Minister Van Quickenborne at the start of the second lockdown? It was going to last “only three weeks”. And what to say about the communication around the QR pass itself! It was initially proposed as a “digital vaccination passport” to allow “safe travel” within the EU, to be effective until September 2021.

Sorry, but the QR system is far too drastic to just pass by today, with the vague promise that it will someday be abolished, namely “when it is no longer needed”. Just a reality check for the gullible about us: corona infections and hospitalizations will always be there and always will be, even if we reach 100 % vaccination coverage. That corona will ever be “over” is therefore an illusion. No expiry target in terms of vaccination coverage was also linked to the introduction of the QR pass.


Let that sink in for a moment.


Even though I know well enough that the majority of the population is swallowing the QR card like hot cakes, frightened as they are, I will continue to speak out and oppose this. Because I want my children to grow up in a free country, as free citizens.”

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