Against The Gates

One man's journey into spiritual warfare.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Basic Principles - A Statement of Assumptions II

3.) Anonymity - The Internet as a free and open medium. It is for now, at least in the United States, unrestricted and for the most part unregulated. However I am not sure that will continue or for how long we will enjoy the freedoms we now have. Increasingly Americans have been surrendering their rights and responsibilities for so called "security". Monitoring of this area of expression is already happening, probably to a much greater extent then any of us realize. In this vein; an because I believe the content and purpose of my blog will be opposed to this action, I will endeavor to remain anonymous. So as to be able to continues my experiment if the content places me on the "radar" of these entities.

4.) Technique - The e-mail I have associated with this blog; through several sales and restructuring of the ISP, has I believe obscured any link to myself or my occupations. I am logging into this blog and monitoring my e-mail only through public access machines found in libraries, hospitals, hotels, ect. When ever possible I use a knoppix Linux OS run from a bootable CD to further obscure my identity and location. All content generated for this blog will be done with open source or web 2.0 applications. I will be experimenting with wandriving using the knoppix OS and an old personal laptop that could be easily and painlessly destroyed if the need arouse.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Basic Principles - A Statement of Assumptions

I have been interested in blogging for quite some time. I was intrigued by it because in some ways it seems to be a step backwards. More correctly, a return, to the early days of the internet. The BBS systems were mostly idea exchangers, the exchange of information was fairly equal in both directions. In the mid nineties thing became more content driven and the internet moved from more informative to primarily entertainment. The ratio of those providing content to those consuming it is huge, and although it is a valid use I am not sure it is the best use. One of My goals in this blog is not to provide information as much as to stimulate dialog and to motivate people to action. Knowledge is great but practicum is better.

  1. Matthew 16:17-19 (King James Version)

17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    “Against the Gates” is going to be my journey into the world of Spiritual Warfare through the technique of spiritual mapping. Hopefully many will join me in this journey but not just by following my progress but by complementing my actions with their own examination and experimentation. This area of warfare is progressing at a exponential rate. Books and papers are obsolete by the time they get into the hands of the users. I am hoping to get real time input on the cutting edge of this field. I would also like this to be an area where we can evaluate methods and validate techniques objectively, with out offending the parties involved.