BORN TO BE AN AMERICAN
I’m born to be an American, because I know I am Free…
Born to be a patriotic son, because I know what I believe!
I’m born to be an American , who loves Truth and Equality ,
Born of Freemen , a son of Compassion, Love and Humanity.
I’m born as the stars have willed it from Heaven and God above,
Yes, a free man, as free as men shall always and forever Be!
I’m born to be an American of this great 4th of July,
And I love this truth and justice that never tells a lie…
Son of Meurig, born of Hope, Faith and Liberty…
For what is fair and good that bleeds is red, white and blue blood Nobility!
Arthurian legends founded upon Courage and Bravery,
This land I speak of is one of Honor, Right and Integrity.
This New World , a shining beacon of dreams that are and once were…
Yes, Born to be an American whose vision is beautiful beyond compare !
And if citizenship is a Birthright , and Freedom a Choice,
Then to be born an American , is to be a Man with a Voice!
For all Men are created Equal to live in the pursuit of Happiness and Peace,
That is why I am born to be an American ,who fights for all Wars to Cease!
Paul R. Denton
4th of July , 2020.
AMERICA is not a nation state but like the legend of Camelot… it is an idea of a new civilisation based on right being right not might being right…a state of mind… where ALL men are EQUAL…black and white , rich and poor… a society of justice and fairness and democracy where we are ALL knights of the Round Table… and this is I believe the VISION that John Cabot, a Genoan self made man brought to the NEW WORLD which laid the foundation of what we know today as the United States of America. This is why I say I am born an American… it is time to RECLAIM the vision of what and why America exists today as the greatest experiment of the human conversation this world has known since the times of Rome.
Yes, I’m born on the 4th of July and this year… was a very very special 4th of July indeed! Ap Meurig… or Son of Meurig… who was he?
He was King Arthur of Camelot who tried to create a world for the free.
In 1496 John Cabot or Giovanni from Genoa and Venice sailed by decree aboard the good ship..” Matthew” named after the disciple of Jesus. He is said to have discovered the mainland of what we know now as Canada… or North America. And one of his benefactors and friends was Richard Amerike the sheriff and customs officer of the King in Bristol. Was it then that the legend of America an Arthurian one…? Perhaps in spirit it was… but either way it was the map from Germany that anglicized the name to what we know today as “ America” . This map suddenly discovered in 2003…but perhaps we shall never know … I like to think it was the dream of the son of Meurig… that is the America we know of today… the legacy of King Arthur… founded on the 4th of July with the words that King Arthur himself could have written to stand up to tyranny. It is quite interesting that Christopher Colombus was also from Genoa and visited Bristol on business. The two men may have met and indeed Colombus himself was always interested in new maps and new lands with the view of liberating Jerusalem through the wealth of those new territories.
We can speculate who really named America …”America”… If you look at the relationship between two people… the map maker and the navigator… amerigo and the german map maker. Africa was named after a man ..an entire continent… amerigo essentially means “ruler of the universe”… the german just used a bit of creativity by germanising it… in the original map it is spelled america… we still do not know if this is the latin derivative ..”americus”…but it is the FIRST record of the label… but the weird thing is that it is SOUTH america… that is named… whereas in Cabots case… also a Genoan like Colombus who also saw themselves as prophetic explorers and restorers of the Holy Land through trade… and bringers of the Christian gospel to foreign lands… many of the intelligentsia of the time were participants of secret societies like the free masons or guilds… and they were linked to the ruling classes and their aspirations. The legend of King Arthur as a herald of a new world of enlightenment could also have been the motive of calling the new world..america… Bristol was a very important port and Richard Amerike would have met up with famous navigators and sailors with new information and maps… and they would have shared information..especially with the Genoan and Venetian connection… it was a small community… Bartholomew Dias and Vasco Da Gama would have known Columbus as well since he was based in Lisbon.
Vespucci claimed to have understood, back in 1501 during his Portuguese expedition, that Brazil was part of a different continent, which he called the New World. The claim inspired cartographer Martin Waldseemüller to recognize Vespucci’s accomplishments in 1507 by applying the name America for the first time to his map showing the New World. Other cartographers followed suit and by 1532 the name America was permanently affixed to the newly discovered continents. At least this is the most commonly accepted theory. As a cartographer who passed on the information he would have thought about naming the continent after himself ..or at least the map maker could have done so. I have a place name named after me and it is usually the map maker that makes the call. The Bristol theory is also possible because Richard Amerike was the Kings customs agent at the time of John Cabots journey to the New World …which had already been discovered 4 years earlier. It wasnt regarded as 3 separate entities..but ONE… thus there would have not been south or central or north originally… but the concept of vision in the eyes of the explorer was of a new world with new rules… whether it is one that would declare itself ruler of the universe or as the lands of Avalon where King Arthur resided… thus Amerike. The later renditions of map makers may have taken this into account as it became KNOWN as such… but it is important to note that Bristol WAS a very important port INTO the New World. People would have been drinking after a long voyage and telling tales of their exploits and the possibility of untold treasures… and gold… and even a place of religious freedom. It would have been from these stories that ships would sail West to these foreign lands. We cannot say with absolute certainty which story is correct … but it is safe to say it was Cabot who was the first modern European to bring knowledge of the land we know today as the USA and Canada.
He went on a last voyage of which there isnt much information and it is quite possible that early maps were made of his discoveries. It doesnt mean that the German map is the source of the name, it is also possible that oral history helped cement the name as AMERICA… land of the son of King Meurig or Arthur ap Mereig which means son of “fingers”… and it may well be possible that the new world was to be founded on the principles of the Arthurian and Camelot legends. For most of these adventurers and explorers were dreamers and luminaries. We can never know for 100%.Amerike donated the largest amount towards the voyages and provided wood to build a ship from oak trees on his family estate. In exchange the story goes that Cabot would name the lands he discovered after himself. And remember Richard was related to Welsh nobility so would have understood the significance of the Arthurian legends. I like to think this story is more plausible than the one and only German map randomly discovered in a basement of a castle.
In history we will always have controversy… history may be written by the winners…but it is rewritten by its healers. And never before and now … since 1865 has America needed to find its identity once again… and this is why I wrote this poem of a mythical America..one that exists for all humankind… a Camelot in fact
“In short, there’s simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
Because of the orientation and tilt of their orbits, the eight major planets of the Solar System can never come into perfect alignment. The last time they appeared even in the same part of the sky was over 1,000 years ago, in the year AD 949, and they won’t manage it again until 6 May 2492.
According to forecasts, on July 4, 2020, a rare and unique planet parade will take place. All the planets of the Solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune plus the dwarf planet Pluto – will line up on one side of the Sun at the same time. And it was a FULL moon… So 2020 has been a unique and original event that is changing history as we know it…it represents a great leap or paradigm shift in our consciousness… we are beginning to realize how important it is to become autonomous and sovereign and self empowered.
The general consensus is that the first map was a germanisation of the root of Amerigo in latin which means …Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning “ruler”. The first element may be ermen “whole, universal” (making it a relative of Ermenrich)
So if the map maker named it after Amerigo Vespucci as it appears in writing on the only known map… it was also prophetically… meaning … universal ruler…
But I like the son of Meurig legend better… either way… the name stuck and it whether by design or destiny… America has had a profound development on freedom and human destiny. In one sense …ALL freedom and justice loving peoples of the world… ARE Americans. It is not specific to ONE nationality ie the USA… but it belongs to ALL humankind. We can indeed all be BORN Americans if we believe in the principle of equality and freedom for all.
Everyone says that the 4th of July 2020 was a very special day that last happened in 949AD. In fact it was supposed to be double special because it was also a FULL moon. So astronomically speaking …its a BIG sign … never mind that some people say it represents the coming of the messiah and the beginning of 7 years tribulation on the planet. Never mind that it’s also marked by Caesar Augustus as PAX ROMANA day.. never mind it was also AMERICAS INDEPENDENCE day…
Never mind it was my BIRTHDAY…(I don’t feel lucky ) …are days special? Auspicious as the Tibetans say? Signs in the heavens… signs on the Earth…Every time I get persecuted …always it seems more light is coming to me. This I cant understand.. it’s like God playing tricks on me. The more I’m rejected…the more I’m falsely accused.. or abused.. the more vision I seem to get. Cant understand it. God must love me a lot.. so I can categorically announce today that we are living in a post covid world!!!
Time to get our things in order.
Get ready in our own hearts..purify yourself…free yourself from mental slavery and ALIGN yourself with people who LOVE you. Forget about the vampires. The trolls. The criticizers. The haters.
You don’t have any time to educate any more. There is only time to become spiritually: emotionally and physically SOVEREIGN!!!.
Let go of all your TOXIC relationships and DO what it is you gave been designed to do. We dont have time for silly games anymore. Time and days are short.
Position yourself in a place where you are meant to be …and cultivate and keep your soul in a garden of Eden…one of your inner making …. One that you plant yourself.
Be everything you have dreamt yourself to BE and lose all the guilt…shame.. the hurt…bitterness…UN forgiveness…anger and pain.. it has NO place inside your heart.
None whatsoever. Do the INNER work. And align yourself with light workers.
I know my God loves me.
It is simply time to BE love. BE light. BE the vision you want to be. BE free because you were BORN to be free. We were all born to be free to live free …together..
As much as life is hard …its also easy. We can be the vision we choose to be. It’s that easy.
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
While the colonies may have established it, “America” was given a name long before. America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent. A map created in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller was the first to depict this new continent with the name “America,” a Latinized version of “Amerigo.” But in Mr. Waldseemullers Germanic language … it appeared a fitting name for an entire continent… By the way… it was named for SOUTH America… not NORTH… !
In 5 March 1496 Henry VII gave Cabot and his three sons letters patent with the following charge for exploration: … “free authority, faculty and power to sail to all parts, regions and coasts of the eastern, western and northern sea, under our banners, flags and ensigns, with five ships or vessels of whatsoever burden and quality they may be, and with so many and with such mariners and men as they may wish to take with them in the said ships, at their own proper costs and charges, to find, discover and investigate whatsoever islands, countries, regions or provinces of heathens and infidels, in whatsoever part of the world placed, which before this time were unknown to all Christians.”
‘Amerike’ is an anglicised spelling of the Welsh ap Meuric, ap Meurig or ap Meryk, which means “son of Meurig”.Some writers have identified Athrwys ap Meurig as a potential historical basis for King Arthur. The word “ap” in Welsh means “of”. Literally the translation would be ” son of fingers”. Meurig means ” fingers”. Arthur, or King Arthur was the “son of Fingers” another king, and any son of Meurig was also by extension a son of the King of Wales in this case King Arthur. It is like saying that Jesus was the son of David… or by faith … we are all sons of David or Abraham…
Thus the modern word “America” as we know it derives from this relationship between the explorer Cabot and Richard Ap Meryk. It was, however, only one of the many different ways that the customs officer’s name was rendered, even in official documents. The ‘Amerike’ version was noted by some modern historians because it looked like ‘America’ and because this was how his name was spelled on a tomb brass created for his daughter in 1538.
However the name was intended to be… it is now…and we can with art shape its meaning for us all today depsite the confusions of the past …
We are all born to be Americans and for this country… there is no need for a Green Card…!!
But let us recognise what the United States of America has given the world and what it is to be in a country of safety , security, freedom and democracy… if we dont understand this vision…as weak human beings of flesh and blood… we will not understand what its ideals are as men of faith and spirit.
GOD BLESS THE USA
If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife
I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away
And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A