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Love of the Planet

December 22nd, 2014

Love of the Planet

Late in the year, December 22, 2014, and I find myself reflecting on the planet and the many things of beauty on it. I am an Earth Keeper. I love the beautiful things of nature. I care so deeply for the health of this planet, my nation, my state, my community. I feel so distressed by damaged inflicted on the earth. Just over a week ago I traveled through areas of Ohio where Fracking is rampant. It has sat heavily on my heart what I witnessed. That these areas might and likely will be without drinking water for the humans and the animals soon makes me want to vomit. Another Fracking well in Ohio has been leaking, homes were evacuated for a mile around the well head. There is fear that it could blow up everything in the area. Another well in that county that leaked earlier this year killed everything in over 5 miles of stream, then flowed into the Ohio River. For a bit of money now, the soul of the land is sold off forever. I am struggling to even speak with people who do not want to know, to understand that there is a problem. The sleepers... I want to shake them all awake. My mind keeps pulling up images for art, things of beauty, and then the other things like images of my election fraud research. This is very personal for me. I spent nearly a decade trying to resolve it. Yet for the most part, no one cares that Ohio's 2004 U.S. Presidential election was a giant crime scene. I proved it, with the help of a few friends. We did it. Will anyone ever care? Will they ask me questions on what I learned? I wish this day was happier for me, but these unresolved issues sit heavy on my heart during these early gray days of winter. For the intentional harm to the water and earth, I call it treason, I call it terrorism. For the theft of the election, it is also treason and terrorism. Call it what it is. I will work to lighten my heart for the upcoming holidays. I understand that love is the most important thing. I love this planet so much, and want the humans to quickly evolve enough to deserve to be here.

Shift Happens, A Better World

April 15th, 2014

Shift Happens, A Better World

If artists ran the world, the shift to a better world would happen fast! Shift happens, so letís start changing it now. It is time that integrity and honesty matter. If we ran the world... Beautiful areas of nature would be abundant for all to enjoy. Children and adults would be encouraged to be creative, to have wonderful adventures, and they would live in safe communities, and in beautiful buildings.
Elections would be honest, and the candidates would be the brightest minds of the times, not those with little brains and lots of money access. Much less money would be spent on the military, and much more would go into art, theater, and the green energy buildings of the future. Food manufacturers would make good wholesome food, and the chemically tainted junk that fills the stores will remain only in stories of how we learned the importance of health through actual good food, the fuel for the body. Fracking and Mountain Top Removal, dangerous nuclear sites will close, Fukushima cleaned up of the ongoing nuclear meltdown, and all this will need to end. Our water will be clean, treasured, and abundant for all.
It is time for the shift to a better planet to happen, Shift Happens! I work towards this daily, and address it in my art through images of the beauty of nature, and my subject matter for contemporary history on the things that lift up humanity. I also address it with stern art subjects like stolen elections, oil spills, and more. I call out the criminals, many of them white collar criminals, and those that assisted them. I call out those that pollute the air, water, and soil of the earth, using them for subject matter in their deeds and greed. I am aware that our written history is often recorded by those that are the rulers, and it is not usually accurate.
I encourage other artists to assist in recording the real history as it happens around us. For this contemporary history, I hope it is included in filling museum space in the future. That others will know what really happened, and that as this shift happens, it is recorded in art for all to see. Those that offend the planet and its peoples will be assisted in better behavior if not by good example and good hearts, by the idea that they and their bad deeds will become the subject matter of many artists. That they will forever be remembered for being rotten thieves, money manipulators from hell, funders of a terrorism campaign against the earth, pollution punks, corrupt pricks, or election thieves. I open this blog to share my thoughts and the thoughts of others, and to share the art of many that can take us to a better planet. Celebrate and record the beauty of life, travel, and nature. Educate others with your art, and this includes recording and sharing images of wonderful travel, that others will also go there. The more we love the planet, places, and peoples, the more love there is. The more love the better. Love helps the shift happen. Love is the most important thing ever! A strong artist community can help Shift Happen.
Bless Your Hearts,
Paddy Shaffer