Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"A Future for the 99 Percent" by Bud Clark

ON SALE for $0.99
A Future for the 99 Percent:
The 4 Keys to Peace, Happiness,
Security, and Connection
(Save the World Book 1)
by Bud Clark

A Future for the 99 Percent is ON SALE for only $0.99 to 30 August. Author Bud Clark stops by today to share an excerpt from the book.

Do you feel like the world made a wrong turn somewhere along the way to here-and-now? Has it affected your life?
A Future for the 99 Percent tells the story of two strangers who meet by chance. We get to know them as their conversation addresses the root causes of our personal and collective issues. Most discussions today never get past the symptoms.
A Future for the 99 Percent introduces the opening to a pathway toward freedom. It offers real solutions that you may employ immediately. It suggests a way to reduce stress, find security, enjoy life, and make meaningful connections with others. It illuminates how you might change your life in a positive direction.
A Future for the 99 Percent engages the challenges recently publicized by Presidential candidates from Donald Trump to Jill Stein. Issues as apparently diverse as racism, climate change, and income inequality all emerge from the same root causes.
A Future for the 99 Percent shows how we can overcome divisions to unify and take on the powerful private interests that control our information, our government, our pay checks, our options, and almost every aspect of our lives. This book offers a realistic hope for you and your children.

And here we rock, right on the edge of the abyss. That was melodramatic. Sorry. Biologists tell us that life on earth is now in the midst of its sixth great mass extinction event. I never thought I would live to see it. That’s huge, eh?
Well, you know, it’s crazy, but humans might get to experience extinction, too. The trajectory points that way. You may call it the end times as predicted in the Bible. What can you do? God says, “Fuck you.” We say, “Thank you very much, pass the sunscreen.”
I know a story about a priest on a roof in a flood. He knew God would save him. Some guys in a canoe offered to save him. Different guys in a motorboat offered to save him. A woman piloting a helicopter offered to save him. His faith was too strong. He waited for God. Naturally God killed his ass. That’s where we are now, neighbor. Will you get in the boat or at least get airlifted by the helicopter?
So we’ve got this gigantic opportunity. We can keep doing what we’re doing and watch civilization disintegrate as we all pitch forward into the fire. We can do that. I’ve been watching it myself as it happens now in real time more or less. It’s quite a spectacle if you know what to look for. We could sit back and enjoy the show. That’s one approach.
I wanted to sit back and enjoy the show. Unfortunately, I got a revelation. Then I made sense of it. Now I have to do something. Maybe you’ll join me. Maybe you won’t. That will be fun to see. But no one will get the last laugh in this play.
The opportunity before us would allow us to reimagine human life on earth. Human nature is what it is. But you’ve been fed lies. You’ve led a sheltered life with blinders that isolate you within your time. The powerful have exploited that deficit to teach you their version of human nature. If we are to live we must break those propagandistic chains. Human nature has more potential that you know. I will show you that in this book.
A Future for the 99 Percent offers hope. It offers the last and best hope for those who love life. Take it or leave it. I’m just one small guy. I can’t make you see.
I’ve written the ideas as a story. I’ve done my best, but I’m no  Shakespeare. This book represents an introduction to the plan to save humanity from herself. We first must change our internal model of the world. All present efforts seek to change the symptoms. Our false assumptions and beliefs form the cause.
A Future for the 99 Percent addresses the cause. It introduces the subject, and the organization we may use to recreate the world. That organization is called Neighbors United Worldwide.
The dream is big. We have no time left for small thinking. Let’s join together to create a better life for everyone. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s impossible. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are crazy. You are the hope of the world. You are the hope of children everywhere. It’s up to you and me.
We are the most important people in the history of humanity. The converging crises now awaiting us represent the greatest challenge in the history of Homo sapiens. The only similar challenge happened 70,000 years ago in the human bottleneck.
Every person will contribute one way or another to the direction we take now. Doing nothing equates to doing harm. Big change can happen, and it can happen quickly. It has happened before.
Let me be clear. You are one of the most important people in the history of humanity. What you do matters. What I do matters. Let’s not fuck it up.
You may feel comfortable and secure right now. The natural tendency called normalcy bias leads us to expect a situation to continue indefinitely. But history tells a different story. Change is the rule, not the exception. I assure you, and you may be already aware of it, that your current comfort will not last.
A Future for the 99 Percent is the first book in the Save the World series. It serves as an introduction to the ideas that, if accepted, can change the trajectory of your life toward a brighter future.
Future books in the series, and the Neighbors United Worldwide organization, will help fill in details as we go. The path is not fixed. You can play a role in the evolution of this revolution.
This book proposes a framework for us to unite. If we unite in this common cause we can change the trajectory of the civilization. We can put it on a sustainably joyful path.
If you want to join me in restoring lives and resurrecting civilization the process will be simple. It will require courage. It may require your life. But it will be simple. You take one step at a time. The next step is to turn the page.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
"This book has the capacity to change the world. I don’t know about you, but I have been very concerned about where our world is heading. This beautifully written story has the capacity to change our thinking and our world. Yes, it’s radical. But we need radical. It’s not a band-aid. It’s a life and world changing solution. This book brings with it a hope I have not felt till now. It’s the key to a peaceful, inner and outer, revolution. Without doubt, one of the most important books you’ll ever read." ~ Melanie Dilday, author of the Amazon bestseller Buddha in a Red Dress
"A Future for the 99 Percent is one of the first works that I've encountered that equips you with an actual tool set for a much needed if not necessary change in our belief system. It also provides a steering wheel for possibly altering the trajectory of human evolution. I know that is saying a lot. True. But the dialogue needs to start and this little story does just that. Well done sir!!" ~ Steve Depew
"It's a highly engaging read, a real pleasure to pore over, and whether you put it into practice or not, you feel more hopeful, more at one with the rest of the world, you feel like you can understand where others are coming from better, you want to go out and act on the positive juice this book gives you. I really recommend everyone on the planet gives this book a go. What do you have to lose?" ~ LHG
"This beautifully written story, a tale of two strangers meeting and sharing conversation, brings to light the possible changes that can made in our word if we listen with intent... if we speak with love and conviction that there is a process available to heal. An engaging read with, potentially, the answers this world needs!" ~ Kate Elliott
"The author writes a strong story with a powerful message for preparing for possible changes in our world. His message is clear and strong. Mr. Clark stresses the importance of being focused with the formulation of love there is a way to heal. A very interesting and thought-provoking read." ~ WV

About the Author
Bud Clark has lectured on his Rational Revelation every semester from 2013 through 2015 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The revelation came to him as he commuted 3.5 hours round trip every work day.
As Bud made that long, lonely trek each day he developed a mindful state of awareness completely in the ever dancing present moment. He often arrived at work or home feeling that almost no time had passed during the trip.
Bud believes that some characteristic of his mindful state allowed the revelation an opening. The revelation seemed extraordinarily odd to him. Bud’s wife feared he had fallen through the rabbit hole. Bud decided to investigate.
He studied physics intensely for five years. He would experience epiphanies, then shoot them down. He was highly skeptical. Yet Bud could not give up. Finally, he developed an amazing model of the universe that he could not destroy. It rested on the solid rock of experimental physics. It resolved a persistent paradox in physics and philosophy in an extremely counter-intuitive way that fit with all accepted experimentally supported theories. And that model reflected the revelation.
A Future for the 99 Percent emerged from the revelation and the theoretical scientific work. This Rational Revelation calls on us to believe, think, and live differently. It calls on us to unite to overcome our challenges.
Bud founded NUW, Neighbors United Worldwide, in response to the imperatives inherent in the Rational Revelation. NUW serves as a platform for personal and community development in the context of the Rational Revelation. It offers the possibility for people to unite to take on the global corporate oligarchy successfully. The movement will build on the successes of other nonviolent revolutions.