v Using a paintball gun, slingshot, etc.
Land Restoration/Seed Distribution Method
The Savior is a seed gun invented by Charles Manson. His vision is to turn our efforts as a human society toward “war on pollution, war on the problem - not war on life”.
The Savior utilizes “seed balls” made from clay, compost, and seeds, to help renew and restore degraded land areas. Re-seeding the soil through the use of seed ball launchers such as paintball markers and other instruments, makes it possible to cover a lot of ground quickly and adds an element of fun to the work.
Once the seed ball is at rest at its destination, it begins to decompose in the weather and expose the seeds to the ground and sunlight; much the way bird-droppings seed the ground and perpetuate plants that provide food for birds.
This concept/project has developed slowly over many years. Research has been done, launchers have been tested, and seeds and seed-ball -recipes are now being evaluated for success and efficiency. Continued expansion of this project will include new information about which native plants/seeds will be most appropriate for use in diverse planting zones world-wide.
The Savior is not a patented invention, but more of an idea to be developed and spread. ATWA aims to share this idea and solution for natural land redemption with groups such as 4H Clubs, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church groups, schools and colleges, etc., as well as to inform and cooperate with other environmental groups and individuals. Overall, the goal of this important part of ATWA is to help and encourage the people of Earth in planting seeds, planting trees, and restoring our planet to a condition of vibrant health.
Manson on the Savior Project:
We must rearrange, and I per say, particularly, think that ATWA can direct the war. You can’t stop it, but you can direct it, you can redirect the war to the problem.
The problem is our green, seaweeds, the pollution in the ocean. We’ve farmed off everything. We’ve tore up all the natural and put our artificial in place. We must work with the Savior. The Savior Project puts everyone in the army. Everyone’s in the conservation corps, everyone’s a civilian soldier. Civilian-soldiers in a civilian-soldier book, that must speak to and work with all situations that have anything to do with not letting the land be opened up and left open. You must close land with something growing on it. There’s got to be no space that’s not growing something. You’ve got to put everything you can plant into the Savior Project. Put all your money in the savior project. Put all your forces and all your energies, and everything you’ve got into the Savior Project. The Savior Project is the book you should write. The Savior Project should show you that you are the enemy.
You are the enemy on the planet Earth. I am the enemy on the planet Earth. I’m polluting the ground with toothpaste. I’m polluting the earth with mouth wash. I’m polluting the waters with soap, with bleach, with hair dye. I’m polluting… everything I touch is polluting.
.....Everything that you do, you must, you must, You must, you must. You must realize that there is no one else here but you. Nobody else cares about you. You could die a thousand times and people would step over your body. Realize that you’re the only one there is, that without you doing it, that nobody else is going to do it. Without you picking it up and carrying it, nobody else is going to carry it. You’ve got to carry it.
- Charles Manson, January 2011
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