The state, which has never been a fan of federalism, has decided to embark on a new action to buck Washington. Their new idea? The South Carolinian Doubloon.
“If folks lose faith in the dollar, we need to have some kind of backup”, Tea Party Republican and State Senator Lee Bright explained. It is his proposal for the legislature to create a joint committee from the Assembly and State Senate to study the “feasibility” of an alternative currency.
Bright’s legislation states that the U.S. monetary system is headed for full-scale collapse. “Many widely recognized experts predict the inevitable destruction of the Federal Reserve System’s currency through hyperinflation in the foreseeable future.”
Bright’s effort is all in part of his larger plan to crate an independent South Carolina Republic. He was recently quoted by a local paper, “If at first you don’t secede, try again.”
Others in the state, however, believe it is a waste of time. Phil Bailey of the Senate Democratic Caucus wondered how the study will be funded, “Will they be paid in actual dollars or gold doubloons?”
Although gold doubloons would be pretty cool to collect, we here at D+T would like to see South Carolina stay in the Union. Mainly for the reason that we just finished our state quarter collection, and we have become pretty attached to collector’s map.
Kyle Daley, Death & Taxes
So there is a call for freedom in the land of the free man. I believe we're getting serious reverberations here from the upcoming Age of Aquarius. Why? Well, if we look at how the ages affect religion, for the last two thousand years, we have been in the Age of Pisces. Religiously, this means it's about veneration, self-sacrifice and looking for the answer above, leading to a parental construction of God. This is what we have in Christianity and Islam, the dominating religions of the past twenty centuries. The Age of Aquarius, however, is about the collective. It is no longer about a relation to God and to others that is mutually exclusive, but a relation that considers God and others and oneself as all being one.
We are seeing these themes manifest in other growing areas, such as environmentalism and nutritional holism. These philosophies advocate looking at the Earth and our environment as part of one giant collective self. The film Avatar shows this in a much more literal sense, but it's a good example of what I'm talking about: we have this collectivity represented by the being Eywa. I'll explore the movie in a future post, relating it to Aquarian themes.
This all ties together with the revolutions in the Arab world. This is something that hasn't been limited to Tunisia and Egypt only, it is happening in many, many countries (Morocco, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Djibouti, possibly others). We are seeing here the power of the collective again. The Egyptians and Tunisians have shown the world that the collective will ALWAYS be stronger than the individual, so long as the collective does not become an individual in and of itself.
In the Age of Pisces, we looked to the skies for the answers and for paradise. Now, in the Age of Aquarius, we will realise that heaven is down here on Earth, and that God is not an abstract figure in the skies, but the sum of the collectivity here on Earth: the people, the environment, the planet.
p.s.: as an interesting note...in the film 2012, there is a massive polar shift, and the new South Pole ends up in Wisconsin. Hmm, change in polarity, massive disruption, Wisconsin...Guess that's another movie to add to the list.