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Monday, September 17, 2018

First Episode of New Series - Civics Resurrection - on Mind Mix Radio

A new series aired on Saturday!  Civics Resurrection joins the line up of Mind Mix Radio on Saturdays 9pm to 11pm Mountain Time.

Archived: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FSxCYlNOraG4/
Come explore civics in a way you've never heard before.  Cyrellys Geibhendach takes a track thru Pre-Civics and Civics via the celtic world-view, introducing root concepts about Truth, Justice, and Liberty via ancient and modern historical documents and philosophy in preparation for the mechanics of our modern civics.

The series is presented with readings from the documents for any students who for whatever reason cannot obtain the copies.  This series is appropriate for homeschoolers, parents, and anyone studying celtic history and culture.



Episode #1:  https://www.bitchute.com/video/FSxCYlNOraG4/
Episode #2:  https://www.bitchute.com/video/WQ05cMO8vnYy/
Episode #3:
Episode #4:
Episode #5:
Civics Textbook:  https://amzn.to/2QCadCn 


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American Pre-Civics and Civics

An Audio Education
Presented by: Cyrellys Geibhendach

In this pre-civics audio course we’ll explore the question of “Can we govern ourselves without a collective understanding of right and wrong? Or in more specific terms Inequity and Justice?

This question begins a journey in a prelude to the primary course of American Civics, to examine the contextual foundation of the living culture upon which our governance is established as relates to Nature’s Crowd also known in modern terms as Old World Celts.

We believe part of Restoring America includes resurrecting the teaching of our moral culture and civics for a people who do not understand the values, virtues, and expectations of their own people will be ill equipped to participate in their own governance – making choices that result in profound negative effects upon the lives of themselves and others around them. In restoring America, so too are we restored to memory.

This course is designed to be appropriate for homeschoolers, parents, anyone engaged in the study of American Civics or Celtic American History. The Pre-Civics portion is to be followed by American Civics I & II respectively. The course structure begins with a daily selection of audio read from the assembled list texts, some commentary, and then a Q&A session in group. Students are encouraged to obtain a copy of the listed texts but will not be required. Extension study assignments will involve outside of class review of biographies not included in the time allotment.

TEXTS INCLUDED, EXAMINED or REFERENCED in this Pre-Civics exploration:

  1. The Counsels of Cormac by Cormac mac Airt; translation by Thomas Cleary (book available on Amazon)
  2. The Celtic Triads - “A Compilation of Triads” by John F. Wright. Source: wolf.mind/library/celtic/triads/triads.htm
  3. Celtic Values | Imbas.org by Alexei Kondratiev. - explores the values using comparative linguistics. Source: www.imbas.org/articles/celtic_values.html
  4. The Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers by SE Frost Jr. (book available on Amazon)
  5. Celtic History: An Interesting Character by Cyrellys Geibhendach. A compilation of annotated excerpts on a Drui named Abaris, assembled from the book The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis, regarding the legacy of an ancient moral culture as the Old World Celtic identity of America.
  6. American Civics: A textbook for High Schools by Fradenburgh – from Forgotten Books  https://amzn.to/2QCadCn 
  7. The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  8. War is a Racket by Brigadier General Smedley Butler. Published by Feral House.
  9. Three Rights by Edwin Vieira Jr. (available on Amazon)
  10. The Second Treatise on Government by John Locke (available at earlymoderntexts.com as pdf free)
  11. Declaration of Causes & Necessities 1775 (American Founding Source Document)
  12. Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4 1776 (American Founding Source Document)
  13. The Meaning of Our American Creed by Brian Vanyo. Source: brianvanyo.com/tag/william-blackstone/
  14. Sheriff Mac: Power of the County Sheriff pt 1 (video)
  15. The County Sheriff America’s Last Hope by Sheriff Mac (archive.org)
  16. The American Ideology by Brian Vanyo (book available from Amazon)
  17. Common Sense, Rights of Man, and other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine; 200th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Sidney Hook and a Foreword by Jack Fruchtman Jr. (book available from Amazon)
  18. Intro to the Brehon Laws. Source: www.libraryireland.com/WestCorkHistory/BrehonLaw.php
  19. The Brehon Laws: A Legal Handbook (1894) by Laurence Ginnell. Source: www.libraryireland.com/Brehon-Laws/contents.php
  20. Origins of Common Law by US Legal Home. Source: https://commonlaw.uslegal.com/origins-of-common-law/
  21. Old World Celt by Cyrellys Geibhendach au Dubhagain do Willamette Aes Dana. Source: thementalmilitia.net
  22. The Testament of Morann by Morann, son of Moen (a Pict of ancient Scotland) Source: http://ancienttexts.org
  23. A Concise History of the Common Law by Frank Thomas Plucknett. Source: Online Library of Liberty http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/plucknett-a-concise-history-of-the-common-law
  24. Herbert Spencer: The Right to Ignore the State. Source: https://thementalmilitia.net/2015/11/27/herbert-spencer-the-right-to-ignore-the-state


Pre-Civics I: Identity


Studying our identity, our expression of cultural mores in the medium of governance and institutions of governance, and then making our life choices upon that knowledge is a practice that has been long neglected by America of 2018. Pausing to look at this problematic state of affairs, from today, is like beginning at the back of a book. We generally know where we are at in this given moment, but understanding where we will choose to be tomorrow depends on understanding that which came before. That understanding can only be arrived at by delving into the history and ideas upon which our identity is built.

Let us begin by considering a quote from the back of a book…

From the Epilogue of Brian Vanyo’s book on The American Ideology we are reminded, “Our political foundation was based on certain moral truths—that life, liberty, and property are inalienable rights endowed to us by God. It was based on the idea that government is instituted by our consent to preserve these natural rights. It was based on the theory that we, the People, can govern ourselves within the boundaries of Natural Law...”

Those of you who have Brian’s book The American Ideology before you, turn to page 293 – 294, paragraphs: 1-4 and 0.5 thru 3 respectively. All others follow along as we read further his summation.

These common ideals were written into the Declaration of Independence, not only to justify political separation from Great Britain, but also to state unequivocally the common principles that prevailed in America. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825:

This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and so justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take. Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.1 (from “Letter to Henry Lee” 1825.)

While the Declaration proclaimed the fundamental principles that defined our American Identity, the Constitution gave structure to American government based on that philosophy. As Thomas Paine wrote “Government is nothing more than a national association acting on the principles of society.”2 (Thomas Paine. Common Sense, Rights of Man, and other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine; 200th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Sidney Hook and a Foreword by Jack Fruchtman). The Constitution created a framework that would enable us to live in Liberty by the precepts of Natural Law. It established a system of government that best conformed to our cherished American ideals.

As the implementing force of our founding philosophy and as the supreme law of the land, the Constitution has long served as a barrier to tyranny in America. Throughout much of our history, whenever liberty came under assault—whether by proponents of centralized administrative power or by advocates of judicial supremacy—the people stood behind the Constitution in defense of the principles it was designed to preserve. With confidence in their collective authority over government, the people resisted the rise of despotism in America. They sustained their liberty by upholding the Constitution and the Laws of Nature.

Past generations have sacrificed dearly to preserve these fundamental blessings of liberty, but that responsibility now falls on us. Are we ready to take on this duty? And can we fulfill it? When future generations look back upon history to our moment in time, what will they see in our stewardship of American Liberty? Will they find a people drifting further from freedom—lost in the soothing words of a demagogue, willingly ceding power to government? Will they find a people mindlessly following the dictates of judicial or administrative authority? Or will they find a people who rejected the false premise that a nation of followers can also be free? Will they find a people who stood up for their rights and reclaimed their sovereignty—a people who defended the Constitution and Laws of Nature? As we find in past generations, will they find the greatness of America in us?

If we seek to preserve liberty for posterity, then we cannot maintain our current political course—forward marks the direction toward our nation’s destruction. We must instead turn back toward our founding ideals. We must return to the principles that set us free. It is the only way to restore our command over government, and it is the only way to save our republic for generations to come.”

As Brian advocates we must now go back to our origins. The answers we seek are in the principles that sang us so long ago; that we carried with us over an ocean as part of our journey to once again become sovereign and establish a space in which we were free to practice our living culture.

Let’s begin with defining some very basic concepts we often take for granted.

What is the ancient definition of sovereignty in our culture? It is “self-ownership.” It is the same in ancient Eirenn as it is today in America. To be sovereign is an integral part of existing in Nature, in liberty within our living culture. So what is “living culture”?

LIVING CULTURE: Scholars refer to it as Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible cultural heritage refers to the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills handed down from generation to generation...Intangible cultural heritage is also known as ‘living heritage’ or ‘living culture’. Source: www.unesco.org

An article by F. Lenzerini, titled, Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Living Culture of Peoples, states: “...in consideration of the fact that culture is a living and changeable entitity, one given cultural manifestation can represent culture through the passig of time only if such a manifestation is capable of continuously modifying itself parallel to the transformations characterizing the cultural whole.”

What Lenzerini has round-about noticed, is how the living culture produces manifestations representing or expressing the shared mores of an assembled group of People. Consequently we can be confident that how a People choose to be governed is comprised of not only historical experiences but also cultural mores. What are mores? Mores are the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community. A nation is a community of people with shared values, customs, and manifestations of those; from working principles to institutions that represent all that.

BEFORE WE GO MUCH FURTHER…

This course is going to make several assumptions about its audience. Namely:
  • a rudimentary understanding of ancestral origins
  • a rudimentary understanding of ancient histories of Western Europe
  • a rudimentary understanding of American History and Culture.

We will begin in the same manner a very young child learns. We’ll explore:
  • Our moral root code through explanations, dialog, and examples
  • Our values and mutual expectations of society
  • The classical philosophical questions that sing us
  • Explore what is Inequity in Old World Celtic context
  • Explore what is Justice in Old World Celtic context
  • Explore the expectations, skills, and practices of good leadership
  • Explore defining governance for a “just” society
  • Explore the meaning of our American Creed.

Pre-Civics II: Our Root—Celtic Values


Now let’s begin as we did in the former section, by looking first at our current Celtic American values. Bring up your copy of the text “Celtic Values” from Imbas.org if you have it. If not follow along as we read from the text.

CELTIC VALUES – IMBAS

Now it’s not enough to simply have our values told to us. To really understand a value system we need to know more. Let’s borrow from our history of the most famous High King (Ard Righ) of Eirenn, Cormac mac Airt. We need to see that value system in action as historical example (How Cormac Unseated the King also known as The Judgment of Cormac and the later tale of The Siege of Knocklong), as a working philosophy (The Counsels of Cormac), and then viewed in the expression of the realm of a Living Culture (The Celtic Triads, and Brehon Law).

Let’s dive in with a short overview which includes a little bit about the celtic Culture. From the introduction to The Counsels of Cormac, we learn:

THE COUNSELs OF CORMAC – INTRODUCTION

Now here we pause to add several stories from earlier in Cormac’s life. We will return to his Counsels a little later.

THE JUDGEMENT OF CORMAC – Brehon Law Academy version

The story of how Cormac unseated the High King of Eirenn is a tale of how you gain respect or face-value which is expected from any candidate for leadership. The Thomas Cleary translation of Cormac’s later Counsels to his son are the earned wisdom accumulated over his life which at the point he is lawfully required to step down, he passes on to his son who will be the interim leader of the People until the next Feis of Tara. We will return to this wisdom after we look at ‘respect’ and face-value’s polar opposite, ‘inequity’. Cormac as a leader made his own fair share of mistakes and in karmic fashion he duly paid for those mistakes.

So lets look at the mid-life schooling of the most famous High King of Eirenn on the matter of Justice and over-reach of power, by the late 2nd Century head of the Celtic Christian Drui College, come forth from the region of Valencia Island to aid the province of south-eastern Eirenn, which in those days was called Mumhan and was led by the Eoghannacht sept at Caisel. As you listen to the story consider how the ancients dealt with the issue of injustice and the over-reach or misuse of government each step of the way.



The Book of Lismore, containing the written record of the story of "The Siege of Knocklong", was composed around 1480.
It was discovered hidden in the walls of Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford in 1814.

Approximately in the year 250 ADE, midway through his reign as High King of Ireland, Cormac Mac Airt leads his army into Munster to collect extra taxes and tributes.
Cormac is warned by his Druids that his claims are unjust and that his army will be slaughtered. He ignores all advice.


It had been prophetised by Aonghus that a disastrous cattle disease would occur during the reign of Cormac Mac Airt.


The year of the Cattle disease Cormac collected all his taxes and tributes due from the five provinces of Ireland. This amounted to almost 900 cows. He distributed the tribute generously.
When his own herds died from the disease, he had no provisions for his own people. Cormac would have no revenue until the following year. It would be an unfit king who could not provide hospitality for his people.


Cormac decided to ask the men of Munster for more tribute and taxes.
His reasoning was that there were five provinces in Ireland and two of those were in Munster, but taxes were collected from only one province. Also, a Munsterman, Fiachra’s brother, had killed Cormac’s father in the Battle of Ma Mucraimhe and Cormac would seek compensation for his death from Fiachra, King of Munster. Fiacha's father was killed on the same day in the same battle.

Cormac sent messengers to Fiachra at Cnoc Rafann, close to Cahir to ask for tribute. The men of Munster assembled and decided they would not pay the tribute, but that they would assist Cormac, the High King of Ireland, in his hour of need, by giving cattle.

Again Cormac demanded the tribute and compensation for the death of his father.
Again the Munstermen refused to pay tribute but offered assistance.

They knew that Cormac would not accept this final offer and they prepared for Cormac’s army to invade Munster.
Fiachra called on the fighting men of Munster to gather together at Ceann Chlรกire/ Ceann Abhrat / Sliabh Riabhach /Glenbrohane mountain, for the defence of Munster.


Cormac collected an army from three provinces and prepared to invade Munster.


Cormac realised that this would be the time of disaster that Aonghus had prophetised.


Cormac called his druids to examine the omens for the expedition.
He had five chief druids, Ceathach, Cith Mรณr, Cรฉacht, Crotha, Cith Rua.

They examined the omens and told Cormac that the invasion of Munster would be a disaster for him. Cormac was warned by the Druids that his claims were unjust and that the army would be slaughtered.


He ignored all advice.




The Siege of Knocklong: Author: Unknown
Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T301044

AUDIO Reading by Cyrellys

00-19:14 minutes

Concepts represented:

1. Respecting just judgments

2. Respecting inequity

3. Not holding the son’s responsible for the burdens of the fathers

4. Concern over Precedents; Legitimate rejection of injustice by freemen

5. That if counselors submit to inequity the leader is required to distance himself from themselves

6. The concept of retribution is due in response to domination

7. Role of Judges and Advisors

8. Concerns over establishing and maintaining a fair society

9. The idea that prosperity follows just leadership.

10. Taxation, Tribute, Diplomatic Necessity/Assistance

11. Compensation due for the death of family member

12. Legality of claims in respect or relation to societal roles

13. The seeking of evidence for determination of incompetence or wrong doing.



END DAY 1. https://fccdl.in/TdhgLyDgP9
@19:14 minutes


Continued – The Siege of Knocklong: Author: Unknown
Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T301044


AUDIO Reading by Cyrellys


DAY 2:  https://www.bitchute.com/video/WQ05cMO8vnYy/  



Brief Review of Concepts Represented.
Continued "The Siege of Knocklong" at 19:00 minutes to completion.
Reminded to take notes observing for additional Concepts to add to original list.  Discussion to take place next session.



To Be Continued



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