THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS
Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow, director/producer at Cameron/Baxter Films, creators of IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What do the Wise Ones Know? and THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm, are making an inter-cultural documentary that will inspire every American and anyone interested in history, freedom, democracy and high drama. This film will restore the historical balance and change the way Americans think about themselves, in very positive way!
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- The pivotal role of the Indians and the Pilgrims in the evolution of democracy and the American mind and spirit.
- The widely-believed misinformation and misconceptions concerning the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Indians.
- The resulting blame, shame, anger and guilt that has America morally paralyzed.
- The inspiring, forgotten, inter-cultural friendship that sits at the founding of the United States – an exception to the human condition then and now.
- The spiritual alignment of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Indians they lived amongst.
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The Situation, The Challenge, Resolution and Healing
The Past: Historical misrepresentation. The Indians have been stereotyped and marginalized for hundreds of years. Their role in the evolution of democracy has been ignored. Colonization has taken the Indians’ lands and destroyed their culture, resulting in bitterness, resentment, and anger.
The Present: Misinformation has been disseminated about the Pilgrims in a misguided effort to correct the imbalance and honor the Indian. Shame, guilt, ignorance and lack of concern on the part of the whites. Distorted history widely believed. A nation morally paralyzed.
The Future: Restoring the balance. Honor as the healing balm. Recognition and acknowledgement of the role both the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Native Americans played in the evolution of the principles and ideals that were the seeds of free government. The inspiring model of visionary leaders bridging great gulfs of difference to live in peace and friendship.
It’s Time for Change!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is at hand. The year 2020 is rapidly approaching, the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, and the half-century of intercultural peace and friendship that ensued. No one seems to remember this. We have all been duped by revisionist history. It’s time to clear up the confusion, and return to the beautiful, inspiring story that underlies America’s origins.
Will we, the people, ever fulfill the promise made in our founding vision, the promise of Liberty, Justice and Abundance for all? Or are we morally paralyzed because we are ashamed of our Origin Story? This timely film will set us free from the anger, blame, shame and guilt that now shroud an unprecedented time in the history of humanity – the period during which we made the radical move from monarchy to democracy, the separation of Church and State, self-determination, and consent of the governed. A true quantum leap!
Out of this evolution, informed by interaction with the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, came a new nation, a nation of the people, by the people, for the people. Partly because, 400 years ago, two inspired leaders, one English and one American Indian, kept their people in peace and friendship for over half a century.
- An inspiring inter-cultural story lies at the founding of the United States?
- The Mayflower Pilgrims were different from the Puritans, who came in 1630?
- The Pilgrims and their Indian friends were spiritually aligned?
- The Pilgrims and the Indians played a role in the evolution of democracy?
- They lived in peace & friendship from 1621 – 1675, more than half a century?
- America’s Origin Story is currently mired in misbelief and misinformation?
THE PLYMOUTH PARADIGM
1620 – 1675
400 years ago a synthesis occurred, creating a new mind and a new spirit – a vision of freedom, independence and self-determination. The Mayflower Pilgrims and the Pokanoket Indians lived in peace and friendship for more than half a century. The English and the Indian came together, and for a brief shining moment showed us what is possible. They set an example of how America could have been, if the “Plymouth Paradigm” had prevailed. The inter-cultural exchange at Plymouth Plantation gave birth to a promise America has yet to fulfill.
The Historical Background
- November 9, 1620: An English ship called Mayflower makes landfall at present-day Cape Cod, Massachusetts, carrying the seeds of American democracy. The 102 passengers seek to establish a colony based on freedom of conscience and freedom of religion. Before setting foot on American soil, they draft the famous Mayflower Compact. a civil agreement which will govern their behavior once they establish the proposed plantation.
- March 21, 1621: Half of the Mayflower passengers have died of illness during the brutal first winter. More than three months after coming ashore at Plymouth, the 52 surviving English fathers, mothers and children meet Samoset, Squanto, the neighboring Pokanoket Indians, and their leader Massasoit, in circumstances little short of the miraculous. The two visionary leaders craft a mutually-beneficial treaty that both parties will honor for the next 54 years.
- THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS corrects a number of widely-held historical misconceptions, but more importantly, it takes the “high road” and explores the question: what was the common bond that kept these two completely different cultures in harmony for so long, while all around them was danger, competition, intrigue, war and dissension?
- Far from warranting blame and shame, the Pilgrims and the Pokanokets both deserve honor for their visionary alliance and their impeccable behavior toward one another. The timeless Pilgrim/Indian story has never been told from this elevated perspective.
“THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: Freedom and Friendship at Plymouth Colony”