February – a great way to top off a year


I thought I’d release this unimpressive video, (confusing if it’s the first here you’ve seen), just to top off 2017 about a month late. It completes my commitment to produce 12 videos – one each month. Of course, I failed at that because I skipped January. In January, I was struggling with my new trucker job and frustrated that I couldn’t be home for Epiphany, much less finish up the five part harmony arrangement of The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver.

The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver - page 1 of 16
The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver – page 1 of 16
The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver was a love song for Lisa set to the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen intended to be in the style of the Pentatonix, but recorded by me, which I’d hoped to deliver to her for Christmas, along with me. The project didn’t materialize on schedule because I lacked the right equipment to record it and I was trucking away through the holidays, thanks to the immense disorganization of the company I work for (which shall not be named). I can’t overdub and monitor and even if I did, my mics and effects processing would be a long way from Pentatonix quality. My voice – that’s also a long shot from the quality I would want, but that goes without saying. Frustrated, I put up a video somebody else made that I thought was worth watching and sent my wife the manuscripts for The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver for Christmas via Facebook. Maybe I can get it recorded by next Christmas if I can get some help from some friends. Shown here is page one.

So to today. Here we are in February and I’m realizing how incompatible trucking is with recording. Still, I need to convey a host of thoughts that will establish and define Foundationism, Cosmostrophy, the HAND System and other unique expressions I’ve had. This driver has been doing a lot of thinking. These thoughts are worth sharing. So in baby steps, here it comes. Only for the coming days, I’m going to take a new approach. I’m going to compare and contrast my own thinking with other stuff I find on YouTube. By doing this, I think people will start to discover what Cosmostrophy is, what Foundationism is, what Asynalagonomy is and maybe, just maybe, the YouTube search engine will pick my videos up as relevant for certain key words since they’ll be responses to already popular stuff. Expect some changes in the formatting at JamesCarvin.com to accompany that. I’ll be categorizing things in ways people are more used to.

The Written Part

A frustrated husband is out trucking but doesn’t have the recording equipment he needs to synchronize himself in five part harmony. So here’s the manuscript honey. Maybe I’ll have the recording by Epiphany. What year I’m not sure. Calling on helpful friends for Christmas 2018.

Set to the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in the style of the Pentatonix

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The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver – page 1 of 16
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The Ring of the Thoughtful Driver p16

Apocalyptic Warning – Calling Restorationists

The Restoration Party Logo and symbol (℞) - we have the prescription for America's healing.
The Restoration Party Logo and symbol (℞) – we have the prescription for America’s healing.

As I walked my dog this morning, I reflected on our nation’s debt. My proposal of a Net Worth tax is given in chapter two of the Restoration Party Manifesto. A 5% annual GDP growth rate with an average 30% tax rate produces an average 1.5% increase in tax revenue. This is an insufficient increase in revenue to even balance a budget, much less pay off the twenty trillion in accumulated debt, as Donald Trump proposed. My proposal immediately pays off the entire twenty trillion in national debt without increasing taxes or sacrificing any government programs. I argue here that a net worth tax is inherently fair because the twenty trillion dollars owed has primarily benefited the wealthy rather than the poor and the tax is not a hand out to the poor. It simply returns borrowed money.

I should add that the payment of the twenty trillion dollar debt can be managed through reassignable liens, as I described in chapter two of the Manifesto so there is never any liquidity shortage. Unlike net worth taxes attempted in France and Germany and other nations, the tax is not on items but on total worth, wherever it is possessed. Therefore, there won’t be a capital flight problem and this is not a proposal that has ever been attempted. The net worth tax is simply a bill. Unlike as in France, it is not the government who determines what property to place liens on. That power belongs to the owner of the assets and the tax payer can re-assign which property the liens are on any time they want for a modest fee.

James Carvin featured 10/22/16 in the Tallahassee Democrat
James Carvin featured 10/22/16 in the Tallahassee Democrat

I should also add that the net worth tax is just one of many possible ways to pay off the debt. Supplanting Federal currencies with state currencies while the dollar fails is another way. The debt can also be paid off more slowly. A thirty year mortgage at 3% comes to about one trillion per year. Please notice that no mortgage payment has ever been made on our national debt. We must now face our debt. If we don’t, the apocalypse this video predicts will result.

I am calling for Restoration Party activists to rise up and take power in the United States immediately in order to restore America to fiscal responsibility. Without fiscal responsibility, government does not serve us. It enslaves us. Our forefathers died in order to have a government that is FOR the people and OF the people and BY the people – not an elite few who exploit us for their personal careers and to line their own pockets with. If you want to take America back, you must dedicate your time collecting signatures for the Acts the Manifesto proposes, writing letters to Congress and converting activists to the Restoration Party. Voting is not enough. Your time is required. This is a war against time. I am issuing a solemn warning to America. Do not ignore what I am saying.

The Damage that Persuades

Restoration Song 1 – The Damage that Persuades

You say you love your freedom. You love the USA
You say you love democracy. It’s worth the price we paid.
You see the people struggle with corporate stronghold scams.
You say that that’s the system. The rat race and the man.
Why don’t you use your liberty to change the things you can?
Why don’t you join my party, the Restoration plan?

I warned you of your pending doom. The debts accelerate.
I warned you of the anarchy. The pending frightful state.
I made a plan to rise again. I knew you wouldn’t listen.
The plan I made was radical. It changed the whole damn system.

 

You wanna know what’s sick to me?
It’s when you’re hooked on crack and then you say you’re free.
I’ve seen it kill. I’ve seen the pills. I’ve seen it break your back.
Translucent rocks, those lying crocks. They’ll be your destiny.

 

Ignore me at your peril. I’ve written chapter two.
I warned you of corruption. The things you won’t undo.
The steps I showed were simple. To plug the loophole stew.
You let the rulers rule you. You stick to them like glue.
So tell me what’s your freedom? What’s the big hope lie?
You slave of all deception. You blue and red pill fried.

 

The Manifesto chapters. The eight I wrote for you.
I saw it in your future. It’s all that I could do.
Sometimes when things are written the songs will get you through.
The darkened night the lyrics. The volunteers will do.

 

Remember me the ghost I am. I cried so many tears.
I saw the way they stole from you the best of all your years.
I had your path to awesomeness. It had to be delayed.
It had to wait for brokenness – the damage that persuades.

 

The damage that persuades … the damage,
that persuades … persuades

James Carvin at 21, tickles the ivories.
James Carvin at 21, tickles the ivories.