As I discovered the hard way, contrary to my business school indoctrination, there is little that resembles a free market in the USA, particularly in its energy industry, and there has never been a truly free market, a real democracy, a free press, an objective history, a purely pursued scientific method, or any other imaginary constructs that our dominant institutions promote.They may all be worthy ideals, but none has existed in the real world.In 1987, we moved our business to Ventura, California, where I had been raised, before the sledgehammer in Boston could fall on us.We moved because I had connected us with technologies and talent that made our free energy ideas potentially feasible.Soon after my partner refused their offer, he was arrested with a million dollar bail and our nightmare began.The turning point of my life was when I became the defenses key witness and the prosecution made faces at me while I was on the witness stand as they tried to intimidate me.I began the study and writing that culminated in publishing my first website in 1996, which was also when I briefly rejoined my former partner after he was released from prison, after the courts fraudulently placed him there and prison officials repeatedly put him in position to be murdered.
He would never see the energy industry the same way again after his radicalization (also called "awakening") in Seattle, but he had more radicalization ahead of him.
I regard them as a symptom of our collective malaise, not a cause. Our efforts also caused great commotion within New Englands electric industry and attracted attempts by the local authorities to destroy our business.
They were probably trying to protect their economic turf and were not consciously acting on the Global Controllers behalf, which was probably also the case in Seattle.
My partner's experiences in Seattle radicalized him.
My use of "radical" intends to convey the original "going to the root" meaning.