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Bringing Prosperity Back to Japan

Posted By: Randy GageMarch 19, 2011

If you have learned how to be loving, prosperous, and giving, you have learned little.  But when you have become loving, prosperous, and giving, you have unlocked the secret of the life triumphant.  And today’s post gives you just such an opportunity…

It’s an opportunity for you to live a life of abundance, and help bring back prosperity to Japan.  Please read on for details on how you can make a real difference.

Obviously you know the scale of the disaster…

The magnitude of earthquake that only happens once every hundred years.  The frightening wall of water that has wreaked devastation for miles inland.  Six nuclear reactors, all with issues, with radioactive particles spreading throughout the world, and a government that seems bent on keeping people in the dark, threatening not just their prosperity, but their very lives.  Yet the poise of the survivors has been a shining example of the resilience, class, and abundance of the Japanese culture.

Let’s be real:  Had this event happened in Miami, Newark, or hundreds of other cities around the world, there would be scores of jackasses looting appliance stores, looking for a bigger flat screen TV.  There would be thousands of victims braying and demanding that the government and relief agencies are responsible to bring them some hot coffee, new clothes and put them up in a hotel.

The Japanese people wait patiently in shelters or long lines in freezing temperatures, grateful for any assistance that can be provided them.  People around the rest of the country are digging deep, to help as best they can.  And heroes work the relief effort and through the dangers at the nuclear power plant, doing whatever they can to save others, even at the risk of their own lives.

Not sure why this tragedy has touched me so deeply.  Maybe it’s because of my love affair with the Asian culture.  Maybe it’s because it’s the first natural disaster in the YouTube era where we have actually seen it take place, as it happened.  Probably a big reason is because I have so many friends there.  And likely because I think the government has been criminally negligent, minimizing the real dangers to the population there.

I want to do something major to help.  And that’s where YOU come in…

On March 25th my virtual seminar “The Prosperity Power is You” goes live.   It’s a message that can help a lot of people right now, on how to harness your own innate powers to manifest abundance.   I want to turn this event into another tsunami – a tsunami of love and light.

The seminar goes for only $37.  For every one sold, I will donate $50 for the Japan relief effort.  Not a percentage of the proceeds: all of them and then some.  You spend $37, you get the seminar.  I’ll take your $37, add another $13 to round it up to $50, and donate it ALL to the relief effort.

Now I know many of you already subscribe to the whole yearlong series.  You can buy another one and gift it to someone.  Or buy ten and give them away.  Or buy 100.  There’s no limit on this.  Make me write a BIG check.   The sign up details are here: https://www.randygage.com/prosperity/

Please help our brothers and sisters in Japan.  There are whole towns decimated.  Thousands have died; thousands more are missing.  Hundreds of thousands are displaced and in shelters.  And I fear the truth of the nuclear fallout won’t be known for years.

But the news cycle will move on and the public’s attention will be long gone before all the needs of these brave people are met.

And I never ask, but I’m asking today:  RT this, “like” it, DIGG it, favorite it, and repeat the process every five or six hours for a few days.  Link your blogs to it, do an email blast, and whatever else you can do to get the word out.  You’ll be living the true manifestation of prosperity.

Please.  Sign up for the virtual seminar here: https://www.randygage.com/prosperity/ Then spread the word and let’s create a tsunami of prosperity!  Peace.

-RG

82 comments on “Bringing Prosperity Back to Japan”

  1. The dreadfullness of the events are staggering, having been to Thailand not long after their disaster I have also witnessed and talked to survivors, especially 100% who said many months after they had not received a single cent of the charitable monies donated so beware Randy. Also having grown up with a Father working at a nuclear plant and in a house on the end of a runway where a nuclear armed B52 crashed and burned am very aware of the dangers of this invisible toxin man has created.

  2. Randy ... you HAVE outdone yourself on this one and it is beyond words. I just went back to work ... just got my 1st paycheck yesterday and was looking forward to being able to buy the March seminar. Now, this has made my happiness 'sheer bliss' There is no wonder you are so blessed ... God love you 🙂

  3. Yes! Yes! Yes!

    I will buy this program for every client of mine who came to my Bali Mastermind Retreat.

    We felt an earthquake on the 2nd night in Bali at 1:07am. My entire bed was shaking and I woke up thinking it was... thunder? I didn't know. I went right back to sleep trusting I am taken care of and so is my group of people who came to Bali from 5 different countries. I thank God it was mild and we were all okay. I am aware of those who are not 'okay' and thank you, Randy for the opportunity to help them by causing you to write a "Big Check". Ha! Thank you, my friend. I love you and your generosity so very much.

    LISA

  4. THANK YOU for sharing 135% of your seminar fee with the people of Sendai. I encourage everyone to donate DIRECT to the Japanese Red Cross so it is not filtered through the USA and their zero-based budget process. http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html

    Like you, I love the Asian people and have spent many happy days in Japan including a week in Sendai. It breaks my heart to see them in this situation.

    Linda P. Taylor

  5. I have to say that I never watch television, but this past week I have frequently checked in on CNN or BBC to keep up on the situation.

    While it is heartbreaking to watch the tragedy these people are facing so bravely and I have been praying for their safety, I have prayed equally as much that the rest of the world realizes that this is not just Japan's crisis - it is all of ours. What affects one of us, affects all.

    At the same time, there are so many lessons available from this event that those of us willing to pay attention can take away.

    Be prepared, but do not live in fear.

    Listen to your own gut - trust no one blindly.

    Your house is but a shelter, your home is in your heart.

    Randy - Sending you the biggest hug for doing this. 🙂

    Much Love To All,

    K♥

  6. I don't at this present moment have the money to buy a subscription to your events. The universe is working on the monetary energy behind the scenes so that i may be of service at this time of need for Japan. However, i have faith that the energy is on it's way!!! ((smiles))) I can and will send this to all of my contacts and everyone i can think of. WRITE that big check..... Let's keep the energy of abundance moving forward. NO FEAR ONLY FUNDS!!!!! Thank you Randy.

  7. I have no words...
    ...just tears of empathy, gratitude and love streaming down my face. I'm in.

    Peace to you my friend.
    Jeanne

    PS. I'm deeply grateful that you and I walk together on this fabulous and fragile Earth... and that so many short years ago, before your heart was this transparent, I asked you to be my friend.....(more tears flowing now).....love you. Thank-you.

  8. Yes, the Japanese people have behaved very respectfully throughout the horrible crisis.

    The one positive, in all this I think, is that it can be a reminder of how fragile life is sometimes, and what an awsome power the earth is. I hope we respect both life and the earth more after this.

    I hope we all give what we can, if we are able. It is a very clever way to give money Randy, kudos to you. So, you are helping to give prosperity back to Japan, your audience, and most importantly you. 🙂 Advertising does not come cheaply.

    I wonder about those Jackasses. Who are they? Does it take a Jackass to know a Jackass? These and other questions I consider as I read your blog posting.

    You know seems to me after hurricane Katrina, the only thing those braying victims and jackasses wanted was some water, and to be romoved from their roofs.

    The braying victims and jackasses in Haiti just wanted to be removed from the rubble. You know so what, they didn't really have much housing to speak of anyway. Right?

    Who are these braying victims and jackasses? It seems a bit pessimistic. And I have to be honest, whether intended or not it seems to me, to be a racially motivated statement.

    Yes, may Japan prosper again, and Haiti, and Louisiana. And, take a listen to that John Lennon song "Imagine". I will imagine that part of what I read into the words of this post, was hopefully just my imagination.

  9. Hi Randy

    I signed up for your monthly program just a few days ago and I've also donated to Japan individually, but thank you for donating my $37 to them as well. Like you, the Japanese disaster has touched me very deeply, more so than the floods and cyclone here in my own country. I also have a love for the Japanese culture - their precision, organisation, order and generosity. I have Japanese friends in Sendai and Yokohama and I am surprised at the calmness in their e-mails. I heard things from them that the media didn't report for 3 days and I can hear that the panic and chaos the media reports isn't as bad as they say. The media serves a purpose but it relishes the opportunity to sensationalise.

    By the way Randy, I have a lot of trouble finding your program when I want to sign up every month. I need to use the link from my last payment to find it.

    Carmen

    1. Carmen,

      Chad and the other guys at Prime Concepts are outstanding at sorting any issues - do contact them if you have problems at all.

      I save mine in a folder so I can access them easily when I want too - rather than have to scroll/search my inbox... xox

  10. Randy,

    Thank you for the opportunity to help. I'm in.

    I have deepest respect for Japanese culture and their resilient nature.
    You are right, if such a disaster happened here, we would witness chaos.

    Victoria

  11. Dear Randy
    This is Tomoe from Japan. Thank you so much for your generous help. We are fortunate to be safe in Japan and our family and team members are confirmed safe. But the devastation continues. The survivors feel lucky but also guilty. But after a week of feeling down we are all now feeling the need to get back on our feet and get the economy back again. If there is anyone who can do it, it is the survivors here in Japan. And we are grateful for all the countries who flew in to help rescue. We can do it because of your belief in us.

    There are people deserting Japan because of the nuclear situation (understandable) but Japanese can't go anywhere. But Japanese are coming together even more, caring for each other, helping each other, and doing everything we can to focus on the rescue operations. We love Japan and we love our people. Japan won't give up.

    No one in Tokyo or elsewhere is complaining about the power cuts, no gas, no water, no groceries, limited trains, because we know its to support those desperate in the north. We know it's for the overall good. We are together.

    Japan will survive and come back strong. But now, we do ask for everyone's help. We will do our part but we also sincerely ask for everyone's help in donating whatever they can. I know everyone is tight on money with the current economic situation but like Randy says, I believe the power of prosperity will work.

    Thank you again Randy and everyone who support Japan. I am sure you have already given a lot to the Red Cross for Japan but we also have a site for donation where proceeds go directly to the rescue operation team in Japan called Civic Force so if that can be useful at all for you, it is http://justgiving.com/rescuejapan (Just Giving created it in English for Japan). It is brilliant you have made your seminar a win-win for everyone - that is real prosperity.

    With love and respect,
    Tomoe

  12. Randy,

    As always, you "put your money where your mouth is." Kudos! Your Prosperity teaching is a lot about contribution and generosity and here it is demonstrated big time.
    Thank you!
    I am singing up (of course), and promoting the seminar on my website and to my email list.
    Blessings.....

  13. Dear Randy

    Great and truly commendable effort. You may have already considered it, but just to share - please ensure that the collection is well disbursed. If you can work out a scheme to ensure that every single cent of the proceeds goes to maximising comprehensive benefits for those suffering and affected, the giving by all will achieve its aim. I am sure the contributors will welcome any and all information as to how their humble, albeit little contributions, considering the scale of suffering, has in some way been able to alleviate the suffering of their fellow brethren in Japan.

    Regards

  14. Does your seminar on prosperity include a section on how to degrade other cultures while asking for money to donate in your own name all while promoting yourself?

    If you want to really help the world, why don't you take a look at the hunger, homelessness, and poverty seen everyday in your own community, the people you see everyday, and try to do something about it without putting yourself up on a podium while peddling your goods?

    My prosperity power doesn't include the denigration of my fellow citizens while trying to promote myself and ask for money. When I try to make a difference I do it for my neighbors and don't make sure everyone within earshot knows about it.

    Great org. that helps feed the hungry in the USA:
    http://www.bedandbreadclub.org/

    1. Hey, you're on the wrong site.

      We'll make sure everyone hears about this because great work deserves promoting - you don't have to.

    2. I realize that I could have been more constructive in my comment to Tom.

      It is noble to contribute one's individual talents and/or money to a cause that is close to home. And by close to home, I mean close to the heart, which may not be geographically close.

      And when you give in this way, you are limited to just what you personally are capable of doing.

      But, when you are a leader, and have a circle of influence (a network) the size of Randy's - you have a personal "responsibility" to use that influence to create impact.

      To NOT use one's influence to cause change, when you know you can, is not only selfish, it is completely irresponsible.

      Now, I'm gonna shut the hell up.

      1. Well said, my friend.

        I am saddened by those beyond just Tom who are so quick to try to find the bad in such a wonderful offer by Randy.

        I not only applaud what Randy is doing, I am gifting participation to others as I see this as such a win/win. Japan benefits and so to do those who get to hear Randy's wisdom.

        The fact that Randy may also attract additional fans is a bonus for him, and one he deserves for the business risk he is taking with his offer.

        As Randy teaches so well, we dont live in a world of lack. There is plenty of abundance for all who are open to receiving it.

        Tom, Randy is not competing with your favorite charity. You could do something similarly courageous for your charity. And if you did, I am sure that many of Randy's fans would also get behind YOUR effort.

        For all those with a better idea on how to help the world, the words of Art Wlliams from the closing of his famous speech, ring loud in my mind. Just Do It!

        If you have a better solution than Randy's, I urge you to take three minutes to listen to Art Williams tell you how you can do it.

        PS I admire Tom for having the courage to publicly say what I know others are thinking. I know their are other critics and skeptics because of what I have personally heard from those I have asked to support this effort. Tom, we may not agree, but I do respect you and admire your concern for issues closer to home. Hope you will...Just Do It!

        1. Deb- Certainly, you took the word "try" too literally. I'm 27 years old and for the past 7 years have done what I can for my community.

          It is easy and trendy to take up the "of-the-moment-cause" while highlighting the positives of one society and trashing one's own. Every culture and society has its ills and errors, rest assured that the Japanese are no different from Americans in that sense.

          It is admirable that people like Mr. Gage want to help others. Still, unless Mr. Gage lives in a bubble, his help could be greatly used right here at home. My initial comment was my first time on this site, so, I may be unaware to the fact that Mr. Gage does have a history of great charity work and is not merely gaining publicity by doing the "of-the-moment-thing."

          I'm sincerely not trying to be a jerk, I think I just have a different philosophy on the subject.

          Also, Dave- Thank you for the nice words at the end, I think 🙂

          1. Tom, I think Dave is right, this is not a competition of charities. By supporting Japan, we are not competing for charities closer to home.

            The idea of having to fight for charity dollars comes from a place of lack thinking. Thinking that there are limited resources and that we have to choose between this OR that.

            But this "either/or" is a false dilemma.

            When you come from a place or mindset of abundance, you understand that there is no place that prosperity is not. A true prosperity or abundant mindset would move you from either/or to "AND". A place where you realize I can support this AND that.

            Randy teaches this prosperity principle better than anyone. And if you are interested in deepening your understanding, I encourage you to take his program. Not only will you grow (which benefits everybody") but Japan benefits, and your local charity still benefits from everything you do for them.

          2. Thanks for the clarification Tom. I do support many charities here in the States and around the world and have for many years.

            And I'll own your comments on denigrating people. I'm just frustrated with all the entitlement mentality here and other places, which was glaringly demonstrated in Hurricane Katrina.

            And I remember vividly having to carry heat when I was helping rebuild the roof on my friends house after Hurricane Andrew, because we had looters coming into the neighborhood and caught two of them trying to steal his washer and dryer on the back on a pickup truck.

            But as a prosperity guy I could probably express my admiration for the Japanese culture in a more positive way than I did.

            -RG

    3. Tom,

      This is how I feel when our government gives away billions of taxpayer dollars to other countries without our consent.
      I hope that you write the same to the government when such things happen.

      But in this instance, your attack on Randy's decision and action does not make sense. This is Randy's site, his business and his money. And what ever he personally chooses to do with it - is his right.
      Have you forgotten about Freedom of Choice?

      Also, look at it from another point of view.
      Japan suffered a terrible tragedy. There was no warning and no time for people to get away. The Earth shook and an enormous wave of water washed away everything in site including thousands of human lives. But that's not where the disaster ended. Nuclear power plants are leaking radiation, which not only affects Japan, but the whole world.
      You do know how radiation travels and where it settles, right?
      I'll repeat, this disaster will have a long-term effect on the whole world.

      In addition to deadly spread of poison, let's look at this from Economic point of view. Since United States is no longer self-sufficient country, and depends on other countries for all the goodies that we get, it would be in our best interests to help rebuild Japan as fast as possible. Talking about domestic poverty and homelessness, what do you think will happen to American people who work in American plants that assemble things with Japanese parts - the parts that no longer can be supplied by Japan?
      Well, the result will be loss of American jobs, which means possibility of additional domestic homelessness and poverty.

      Therefore, would it be fair to say that by helping Japanese people, so they can rebuild as fast as possible, would not only save Japanese lives, lives around the world, but also American lives?

      Also, would it be fair to say that Randy's action will have a positive global effect?

      Victoria

      1. Victoria- Our tax dollars are at work in Japan right now as our government gives aide. As for the US government giving money away, I guess you'd need to cite an exact instance of this for me to offer an opinion.

        TEPCO has been operating antiquated (built in the 70s) nuclear plants on an ocean coastline of an island nation prone to quakes with absolutely no tsunami protection. The nuclear disaster may have been avoided. Research TEPCOs record when it comes to compliance with regulation as well as environmental safety.

        The global implications you suggest are hypothetical, dire need in the USA is a reality.

        The reason I took issue with Mr. Gage's initial piece is due to his degradation of my society while praising the Japanese and trying to sell his product.

        It is my opinion, ya know?

        1. Tom,

          Yes, let's take this disaster and instead of fixing it, let's blame TEPC0!

          Let's also say that it's okay for you to express YOUR opinion, but apparently Randy does NOT have a right to enjoy the same Freedom of Speech!

          As long as we're on the subject, let's change our constitutional republic into a totalitarian state!

          I'll bet that you'll love to distribute the wealth amongst the undeserving mass!

          Victoria

    4. I am the only one here that will agree with you. Trust me. Most of the others are to Randified. They will attack you hoping you will go away, then when you don't, eventually they will just ignore you, because their minds are ultimately made up.

      However, lets keep the criticism going. Not because Randy is a bad guy, but because he promotes critical thinking and I think he really listens. If not to many others on the site are opened minded; I think maybe he is. I'm not sure, but maybe.

      You are right he is degrading our culture. Also, I think he is being racist, hopefully it is unintentional, but who knows.

      Randy- I am happy you are helping the people in Japan. However, to some of us you seem to be doing it in an opportunistic way. And in a way that also hurts the validity of aide given to certain other groups and races of people.

      If you are going to get political on us. I think right now whether Japan is obfuscating the truth or not, there are some truly evil governments out there right now mass murdering their own people. They are darker skinned though aren't they? I hope you address the seriousness of our accusations. And I hope we are wrong, but we don't really know you. With some of the pieces you have written you seem kinda racist.

      I hope you are not, because I like so much your opinions on other topics. If you are, you are to smart to be so stupid.

      Good for you Tom.

      1. Actually Annie,

        You underestimated Tom. Just because he disagreed with Randy, does not mean that Tom's mind is not "ultimately made up". He is taking a stand on something he believes with his whole being, and that means that his mind is "ultimately made up". Tom displayed consistency of his thoughts. He offered a concrete argument, and that, regardless of my own belief system, I respect.

        Victoria

        1. Victoria, I think you overestimatied your understanding of what I said. I to have my mind made up about certain things. My point was many participants on this blog have their mind made up about Randy and some of his philosophies. No matter how good the argument and yes, Tom's argument was good, similiar to mine but even better.

          Annie

      2. As you know Annie, I have no problem with differences of opinion and love critical thinking. But I don't get your racism charge at all. And my life and work for 50 years would never validate that.

        -RG

        1. Thanks for posting above, Randy. I appreciate your words and explanation of your feelings on the issue.

          My initial post was made out of frustration as well, due to the reasons I've explained above. I think it is great that you have been doing what you can to support your fellow citizens as well as those abroad.

          I respect the fact that you acknowledge a part of your initial post may have been taken to heart by some people, impacting some in a negative way. Conversely, after thinking about this issue off and on for a day, I need acknowledge that there are different ways of doing "the right thing" sometimes and it may not always be how I believe. I also appreciate the fact that you do not shy away from critical thought or make excuses.

          Sincere best wishes in your endeavors!

        2. For fifty years your life and work would not validate that charge. Well for one thing, how old are you really? Were you fighting for civil rights in your diapers? 🙂 Somehow, I think maybe you were. What happened?

          I am not so sure you have no problem with differences of opinion, but you seem to have a healthy respect for first amendment rights. As for critical thinking, I think you like it mostly when it adheres to your beliefs. But, I have been rude and wrong and harsh and lots of other nasty things and you have never thrown me out. Or did you? Was that a time out, or just a computer glitch? 🙂

          How would I know you are not racist. Miami and Newark are highly populated with minorities, anyone might read that into your deleterious statements. However, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, because I actually believe you may just be some nice guy, who should seriously consider his wording at times.

          Or at least you are sadly unaware of your own prejudices. I think most people are aware also that the social entitlements you seem to dislike so much are mostly given to minorities. Racism in America now is subtle and institutionalized. I think you promote a very subtle racism. It causes me to feel really angry and sad. I don't want you to be like that. I hope I am wrong. But, I don't know you except for on this blog, and your book. So far, I just don't know, the verdict is still out. When I read something like this I have to seriously wonder. I'm sorry, I don't want you to be racist, but I do feel I have to point out what I think I see.

          Annie

          1. You ask how would you know that I am not a racist. A better question may be why would you suggest I was? That's a pretty strong charge to level against anyone so flippantly.

            Particularly someone who has championed civil rights since the 70's, married a German/Turkish woman, had relationships with African Americans, Thai, Israeli, and Latins, employed people of all races, and supported so many social causes for disadvantaged people. I said Miami, Newark and any one of 20 cities we could name. I think to read racism into that is quite a stretch.

            -RG

          2. I don't want to argue with you anymore Randy. I wish I had written something more respectful like Tom, but I didn't. But, I wrote what I felt. I am sorry I was disrespectful in my first post. I was so angry when I first read you piece, I had to take deep breaths.

            I'm sorry if writing that I felt your commentary is subtly racist, offended you. I imagined it would. However, when I write this way it is usually because I found your comments to be flippant as well. And harmful to certain groups of people.

            You know, you did respond very well to Tom, admitting you made a mistake was really brave. I still don't agree with all your beliefs Randy, but I do believe in you. So if you say your not racist, I say okay. I believe you. Maybe I did read to much into your statement above.

            Also Randy, I am sure you had noble reasons for your efforts to help Japan as well. I hope you get to give lots to Japan, they will need the help for sure.

            Annie

      3. Hey Annie-
        I have read the replies below, but I still wonder, can you clearly explain what it is in Randy's post that had you read it as Racist? I come from a HUGELY diverse family and didn't read anything of the sort.

        Are YOU assuming that the people he referred to as jackasses, from Newark, Miami or any other city, were people of color or some specific ethnic background? If so, then it sounds like you may want to look in the mirror and ask yourself why that is what you assumed he was saying.

        I am also incredibly curious, what is it about this man that pushes your buttons so much, that you are continually looking to demean some portion of what he is saying, or belittle those who respect what he stands for?

        I imagine some people here have stopped responding to you, because it seems like you argue for the sake of arguing...not because everyone is Randyfied.

        I know you really want to be heard, I'm just never sure what it is you really want to say.
        Jeanne

        PS. Telling the truth about how many in the USA and other places in the world would act under the same circumstances is not belittling. It's accurate and embarrassing.

        1. Jeanne,

          Yes, I believe the jackasses he was referring to were of a different ethnic background than his own. Does that make me racist, well probably. I think all of us have pieces of racism in us, because it is all around us all the time, and it is what we have learned.

          Unfortunately, most of the racism today is not overt it is covert and subtle, and institutionilized.

          Let me give you the demographic statistics of Newark, New Jersey: Black-53.46% to White-26.52%, Miami, Florida: Hispanic/Latino- 65.76% to white-11.83%. Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but the cities he elected to degrade were those with a larger number of ethnic minorities compared to european americans (white). I found that to be an impicit racially charged statement on his part.

          He pushes my buttons only sometimes now. True before a month ago, I just wanted to argue with him, out of my own frustration.

          Randy pushes my buttons, because I see the good he could be doing. Not that he is not doing good now, but I think he could have an even more positive impact on the world and reach a larger audience, if not for his harsh political and prejudicial view of minorities in america and people who are economically disadvantaged.

          I'm also very passionate about my beliefs. I do not have black and white beliefs. Although I know it is tempting to discredit a detractor like me by saying my message isn't clear, I think it is.

          I think it is embarassing that in America we have so much poverty and racism and other kinds of hatred and ignorance. I find it embarassing that we degrade minorities rather than embracing other cultures. I also am truly saddened and ashamed of a country that for so many years had slaves. Even to this day we have not truly made up for that evil.

          My one true hope, is that Randy will stop calling poor people sinners, no matter what his definition of sin is, and that he will refrain from his harsher statements about those who receive entitlements. Clear Enough?

          1. I just read this post for the first time today, as well as all the people's various comments to what RG wrote and did for Japan. Above everything else... We are grateful for your love and kindness, and that what you (RG) did for Japan is extraordinarily a good thing and is a blessing to us, and as a citzen of Japan, RG, I would like to thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love for people who are in need, including those in Japan who are suffering right now. You're an inspiration to us both in your prosperity teaching and in your way of life and love for people. Thank you everyone also who supports Japan. Love you all::: -Saach

        2. Hi Jeanne,

          Love your post! Had simmilar thoughts for sometime now...

          It seems that darkness is trying to cast a shadow on light....

          There is no reasoning with darkness. Its main purpose is to suck everything into it, like a black hole.
          Misery loves misery....
          Poverty breeds poverty....

          It scorns a strong determined character and its concrete set of values. It despises success....
          And the resons for that is because it lacks the first, and connot achieve the second.

          In desperate attempt to justify its lack, it will strive to venomously discredit those who live, teach and want prosperity, by catching onto every word and giving it its own meaning....The meaning it understands...

          And it wants to be heard....
          It wants everyone to embrace it....
          Otherwise it feels "victimized"....

          Wow! Isn't that interesting!

          Love, light, peace and prosperity!
          Victoria

          1. Annie,

            I must admit..., this site wouldn't be the same without you! 🙂

            Love, light, peace and prosperity 🙂
            Victoria

        3. Dear Randy,
          I have to tell you that i am just embarrassed for these few people, especially Annie. GEEEZZZZ, a person tries to do something nice for others and get totally attacked by people like her. You are accussing Randy of using this charity endeavor to promote himself!! Okay, and i see a win, win situation here. What are you doing Annie to help anyone except babbling and accusing someone of being racist. What you have accused Randy of doing you are doing yourself.... Indeed!! You have taken this blog and used it (forgot all about what was happening here "Releif money for victims in Japan, OMG!!!)So you high jacked the blog and instead of people being happy to give to a good cause "YOU the drama QUEEN" I actually like to call people like that ENERGY VAMPIRES!! Sooped in and got the attention off of the real issue and onto YOU!! Anyway, Randy i have followed your blogs, etc, etc....for a while and i had never got the impression that you are anything but REAL!! Light and love, Cathy

          1. Caylin,

            There are varying degrees of racism, and subtle forms of it as well. No one ever THINKS he/she is being a racist. They think as long as they're not wearing hooded white robes, saying the "N-word," and lynching "coloreds" they're not being racist. Yet many minorities would feel very differently. Ask African-Americans if they feel what Randy said was racist, not others in Randy's fan club who are exactly like Randy! In some ways I think (this covert) racism is worse today than in the 60's because at least back then no one ever tried to hide it like so many do today.

            Also, attack the message, not the person who says it. When you resort to name-calling, it's not only disrespectful to the person you're attacking, it belittles YOU. Then you sign off with "Love and Light"? OMG!!! Like so many on this blog, you're only being "loving" and full of "light" to those you agree with!!! Is that what Randy taught YOU?

  15. Hi, Randy! May I send 50$ directly to The Japanese Red Cross and to buy your seminar?-)
    With deep respect,
    Michael.

  16. I ♥ you Randy Gage! This is an amazing offer for those who don't know where to begin to contribute or helping during this traumatic disaster.

    I know, from following you over the past few years, there are a number of non-profit organizations you generously donate to. I think you probably have a great assortment of humanity covered.

    Having moved to Texas from Louisiana 1 year before Katrina hit & working directly in Social Services Disaster Recovery, I saw the entitlement mentality, looting, etc., first hand. I was embarrassed for my home state, yet knew they made those choices. Money never changed their 'MIMEsets," but those who accepted extensive counseling & truly wanted to change did. Japanese culture has taught us how their proud, community-driven philosophy has presented a model we can all learn from.

    Again....Kudos on having the big ♥ I know you have!
    Blessings,
    g

  17. Tom --- Annie ----- Dissenting Opinions with someone does not make you the only rational person here contrary to your mis-guided anger and posts. Actually to bash someone who is giving money to a cause.....a lot more money than either one of you will ever fathom giving makes you look ignorant in my mind. Perhaps I am misguided here....many would not argue that fact about me :-). Randy can be nice to you all he wants it is his site. I don't have to. My friends in Japan need help...so yes I take it personal that you bash such a contribution for any reason.

    Randy uses his platform to give money away. I don't care if he is promoting himself or if you agree with it. It is for a good cause for people who need help. When you donate to your hunger cause and tell people...you are in essence doing the same thing Tom. Look at me I want credit for donating to this cause. That is self serving also. I have no problem with that.....but don't be a hypocrite and cry foul when someone else uses their talents to help people less fortunate or those in need.

    And yes...us Americans are ignorant compared to the Japanese when such a situation arrives (we have proven that). You can call me a racist or whatever you like for that statement as I don't really care to be honest. Our culture could learn a lot from such great and respecting people. Hopefully we will do such as I do love our country but such idiotic behavior in such crisis does show our own ignorance at times.

    Thank you for giving so frequently Randy. See...I don't always disagree with ya :-).

    Signed ---- Wesley the Randy Follower --- Just ask him he will tell ya what a good soldier I am :-). All praise Gageypoo!

  18. From central Tokyo I write with interest after reading the assorted comments. While the mob decides whether Randy should be 'boiled in oil' or 'run for office' you might like to consider the lives of those in true peril just a hundred miles north from where I sit. Japan has sustained a mighty blow and some years will pass before we see this nation stand fully alert. I am British not Japanese, but feel honoured to live in Tokyo and be counted amongst this wonderful community.

    When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit us earlier in March nobody could foresee the deadly carnage that was to follow. Randy was in Thailand at the time about to be introduced to an audience of over five thousand excited people. His only thought was to phone me and my wife (Tomoe), the phones were down but he persisted for several hours until he finally heard we were safe. This is friendship.

    The Japanese are different from the Americans and from the British. Their way of handling this crisis is in contrast to how we would structure the aftermath and news reporting. This is unimportant. Randy's focus was upon those in critical need. Immediate response was required. He gave it!

    Japan feels unworthy of such generous donation and attention. However, the many like Randy who gave, did so, on automatic impulse and for that the Japanese give warm thanks.

    The shattered landscape of Japan is temporary, lost life permanent. And as we move into Spring the sakura blossom will fill the trees to remind us that our life continues and our contribution doubles. Which ever way we can help today the people of Japan are grateful.

    Randy - I feel an urge to write a long list of all the charitable contributions you make on monthly basis. On second thoughts I know you do all of this under the radar.

    Russell
    Tokyo. Japan

  19. Here's a lesson to watch in the fine art of giving....I was just reading about being too altruistic...I don't think anyone would expect Randy to just give away $13 dollars indefinitely for every and ever...But maybe by tying it together as a group..it's a spirit of I'll go as far as everyone else...I'll match until we get something done...It's possible?

    I appreciate Randy's apology about American culture. There is a man in skid row in Los Angeles...in a wheelchair just his torso, no legs, fighting in the meal lines with grown men even taller then the towering Randy pushing and this guy is there not saying a word. When I think of people hungry and cold in Japan, I also think of this man...so suffering is universal..but we have our own American style Jackass' as well.

    So when I hear the best way for you to help the poor is to not be one of them...I agree more than ever...because being in that line is just one more person that guy is fighting against. Also getting out of that line and developing our life and ability to give back would just possibly give the opportunity to see such a situation and do something about it...

    Dan Worth

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    1. The dreadfullness of the events are staggering, having been to Thailand not long after their disaster I have also witnessed and talked to survivors, especially 100% who said many months after they had not received a single cent of the charitable monies donated so beware Randy. Also having grown up with a Father working at a nuclear plant and in a house on the end of a runway where a nuclear armed B52 crashed and burned am very aware of the dangers of this invisible toxin man has created.

    2. Randy ... you HAVE outdone yourself on this one and it is beyond words. I just went back to work ... just got my 1st paycheck yesterday and was looking forward to being able to buy the March seminar. Now, this has made my happiness 'sheer bliss' There is no wonder you are so blessed ... God love you 🙂

    3. Yes! Yes! Yes!

      I will buy this program for every client of mine who came to my Bali Mastermind Retreat.

      We felt an earthquake on the 2nd night in Bali at 1:07am. My entire bed was shaking and I woke up thinking it was... thunder? I didn't know. I went right back to sleep trusting I am taken care of and so is my group of people who came to Bali from 5 different countries. I thank God it was mild and we were all okay. I am aware of those who are not 'okay' and thank you, Randy for the opportunity to help them by causing you to write a "Big Check". Ha! Thank you, my friend. I love you and your generosity so very much.

      LISA

    4. THANK YOU for sharing 135% of your seminar fee with the people of Sendai. I encourage everyone to donate DIRECT to the Japanese Red Cross so it is not filtered through the USA and their zero-based budget process. http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html

      Like you, I love the Asian people and have spent many happy days in Japan including a week in Sendai. It breaks my heart to see them in this situation.

      Linda P. Taylor

    5. I have to say that I never watch television, but this past week I have frequently checked in on CNN or BBC to keep up on the situation.

      While it is heartbreaking to watch the tragedy these people are facing so bravely and I have been praying for their safety, I have prayed equally as much that the rest of the world realizes that this is not just Japan's crisis - it is all of ours. What affects one of us, affects all.

      At the same time, there are so many lessons available from this event that those of us willing to pay attention can take away.

      Be prepared, but do not live in fear.

      Listen to your own gut - trust no one blindly.

      Your house is but a shelter, your home is in your heart.

      Randy - Sending you the biggest hug for doing this. 🙂

      Much Love To All,

      K♥

    6. I don't at this present moment have the money to buy a subscription to your events. The universe is working on the monetary energy behind the scenes so that i may be of service at this time of need for Japan. However, i have faith that the energy is on it's way!!! ((smiles))) I can and will send this to all of my contacts and everyone i can think of. WRITE that big check..... Let's keep the energy of abundance moving forward. NO FEAR ONLY FUNDS!!!!! Thank you Randy.

    7. I have no words...
      ...just tears of empathy, gratitude and love streaming down my face. I'm in.

      Peace to you my friend.
      Jeanne

      PS. I'm deeply grateful that you and I walk together on this fabulous and fragile Earth... and that so many short years ago, before your heart was this transparent, I asked you to be my friend.....(more tears flowing now).....love you. Thank-you.

    8. Yes, the Japanese people have behaved very respectfully throughout the horrible crisis.

      The one positive, in all this I think, is that it can be a reminder of how fragile life is sometimes, and what an awsome power the earth is. I hope we respect both life and the earth more after this.

      I hope we all give what we can, if we are able. It is a very clever way to give money Randy, kudos to you. So, you are helping to give prosperity back to Japan, your audience, and most importantly you. 🙂 Advertising does not come cheaply.

      I wonder about those Jackasses. Who are they? Does it take a Jackass to know a Jackass? These and other questions I consider as I read your blog posting.

      You know seems to me after hurricane Katrina, the only thing those braying victims and jackasses wanted was some water, and to be romoved from their roofs.

      The braying victims and jackasses in Haiti just wanted to be removed from the rubble. You know so what, they didn't really have much housing to speak of anyway. Right?

      Who are these braying victims and jackasses? It seems a bit pessimistic. And I have to be honest, whether intended or not it seems to me, to be a racially motivated statement.

      Yes, may Japan prosper again, and Haiti, and Louisiana. And, take a listen to that John Lennon song "Imagine". I will imagine that part of what I read into the words of this post, was hopefully just my imagination.

    9. Hi Randy

      I signed up for your monthly program just a few days ago and I've also donated to Japan individually, but thank you for donating my $37 to them as well. Like you, the Japanese disaster has touched me very deeply, more so than the floods and cyclone here in my own country. I also have a love for the Japanese culture - their precision, organisation, order and generosity. I have Japanese friends in Sendai and Yokohama and I am surprised at the calmness in their e-mails. I heard things from them that the media didn't report for 3 days and I can hear that the panic and chaos the media reports isn't as bad as they say. The media serves a purpose but it relishes the opportunity to sensationalise.

      By the way Randy, I have a lot of trouble finding your program when I want to sign up every month. I need to use the link from my last payment to find it.

      Carmen

      1. Carmen,

        Chad and the other guys at Prime Concepts are outstanding at sorting any issues - do contact them if you have problems at all.

        I save mine in a folder so I can access them easily when I want too - rather than have to scroll/search my inbox... xox

    10. Randy,

      Thank you for the opportunity to help. I'm in.

      I have deepest respect for Japanese culture and their resilient nature.
      You are right, if such a disaster happened here, we would witness chaos.

      Victoria

    11. Dear Randy
      This is Tomoe from Japan. Thank you so much for your generous help. We are fortunate to be safe in Japan and our family and team members are confirmed safe. But the devastation continues. The survivors feel lucky but also guilty. But after a week of feeling down we are all now feeling the need to get back on our feet and get the economy back again. If there is anyone who can do it, it is the survivors here in Japan. And we are grateful for all the countries who flew in to help rescue. We can do it because of your belief in us.

      There are people deserting Japan because of the nuclear situation (understandable) but Japanese can't go anywhere. But Japanese are coming together even more, caring for each other, helping each other, and doing everything we can to focus on the rescue operations. We love Japan and we love our people. Japan won't give up.

      No one in Tokyo or elsewhere is complaining about the power cuts, no gas, no water, no groceries, limited trains, because we know its to support those desperate in the north. We know it's for the overall good. We are together.

      Japan will survive and come back strong. But now, we do ask for everyone's help. We will do our part but we also sincerely ask for everyone's help in donating whatever they can. I know everyone is tight on money with the current economic situation but like Randy says, I believe the power of prosperity will work.

      Thank you again Randy and everyone who support Japan. I am sure you have already given a lot to the Red Cross for Japan but we also have a site for donation where proceeds go directly to the rescue operation team in Japan called Civic Force so if that can be useful at all for you, it is http://justgiving.com/rescuejapan (Just Giving created it in English for Japan). It is brilliant you have made your seminar a win-win for everyone - that is real prosperity.

      With love and respect,
      Tomoe

    12. Randy,

      As always, you "put your money where your mouth is." Kudos! Your Prosperity teaching is a lot about contribution and generosity and here it is demonstrated big time.
      Thank you!
      I am singing up (of course), and promoting the seminar on my website and to my email list.
      Blessings.....

    13. Dear Randy

      Great and truly commendable effort. You may have already considered it, but just to share - please ensure that the collection is well disbursed. If you can work out a scheme to ensure that every single cent of the proceeds goes to maximising comprehensive benefits for those suffering and affected, the giving by all will achieve its aim. I am sure the contributors will welcome any and all information as to how their humble, albeit little contributions, considering the scale of suffering, has in some way been able to alleviate the suffering of their fellow brethren in Japan.

      Regards

    14. Does your seminar on prosperity include a section on how to degrade other cultures while asking for money to donate in your own name all while promoting yourself?

      If you want to really help the world, why don't you take a look at the hunger, homelessness, and poverty seen everyday in your own community, the people you see everyday, and try to do something about it without putting yourself up on a podium while peddling your goods?

      My prosperity power doesn't include the denigration of my fellow citizens while trying to promote myself and ask for money. When I try to make a difference I do it for my neighbors and don't make sure everyone within earshot knows about it.

      Great org. that helps feed the hungry in the USA:
      http://www.bedandbreadclub.org/

      1. Hey, you're on the wrong site.

        We'll make sure everyone hears about this because great work deserves promoting - you don't have to.

      2. I realize that I could have been more constructive in my comment to Tom.

        It is noble to contribute one's individual talents and/or money to a cause that is close to home. And by close to home, I mean close to the heart, which may not be geographically close.

        And when you give in this way, you are limited to just what you personally are capable of doing.

        But, when you are a leader, and have a circle of influence (a network) the size of Randy's - you have a personal "responsibility" to use that influence to create impact.

        To NOT use one's influence to cause change, when you know you can, is not only selfish, it is completely irresponsible.

        Now, I'm gonna shut the hell up.

        1. Well said, my friend.

          I am saddened by those beyond just Tom who are so quick to try to find the bad in such a wonderful offer by Randy.

          I not only applaud what Randy is doing, I am gifting participation to others as I see this as such a win/win. Japan benefits and so to do those who get to hear Randy's wisdom.

          The fact that Randy may also attract additional fans is a bonus for him, and one he deserves for the business risk he is taking with his offer.

          As Randy teaches so well, we dont live in a world of lack. There is plenty of abundance for all who are open to receiving it.

          Tom, Randy is not competing with your favorite charity. You could do something similarly courageous for your charity. And if you did, I am sure that many of Randy's fans would also get behind YOUR effort.

          For all those with a better idea on how to help the world, the words of Art Wlliams from the closing of his famous speech, ring loud in my mind. Just Do It!

          If you have a better solution than Randy's, I urge you to take three minutes to listen to Art Williams tell you how you can do it.

          PS I admire Tom for having the courage to publicly say what I know others are thinking. I know their are other critics and skeptics because of what I have personally heard from those I have asked to support this effort. Tom, we may not agree, but I do respect you and admire your concern for issues closer to home. Hope you will...Just Do It!

          1. Deb- Certainly, you took the word "try" too literally. I'm 27 years old and for the past 7 years have done what I can for my community.

            It is easy and trendy to take up the "of-the-moment-cause" while highlighting the positives of one society and trashing one's own. Every culture and society has its ills and errors, rest assured that the Japanese are no different from Americans in that sense.

            It is admirable that people like Mr. Gage want to help others. Still, unless Mr. Gage lives in a bubble, his help could be greatly used right here at home. My initial comment was my first time on this site, so, I may be unaware to the fact that Mr. Gage does have a history of great charity work and is not merely gaining publicity by doing the "of-the-moment-thing."

            I'm sincerely not trying to be a jerk, I think I just have a different philosophy on the subject.

            Also, Dave- Thank you for the nice words at the end, I think 🙂

            1. Tom, I think Dave is right, this is not a competition of charities. By supporting Japan, we are not competing for charities closer to home.

              The idea of having to fight for charity dollars comes from a place of lack thinking. Thinking that there are limited resources and that we have to choose between this OR that.

              But this "either/or" is a false dilemma.

              When you come from a place or mindset of abundance, you understand that there is no place that prosperity is not. A true prosperity or abundant mindset would move you from either/or to "AND". A place where you realize I can support this AND that.

              Randy teaches this prosperity principle better than anyone. And if you are interested in deepening your understanding, I encourage you to take his program. Not only will you grow (which benefits everybody") but Japan benefits, and your local charity still benefits from everything you do for them.

            2. Thanks for the clarification Tom. I do support many charities here in the States and around the world and have for many years.

              And I'll own your comments on denigrating people. I'm just frustrated with all the entitlement mentality here and other places, which was glaringly demonstrated in Hurricane Katrina.

              And I remember vividly having to carry heat when I was helping rebuild the roof on my friends house after Hurricane Andrew, because we had looters coming into the neighborhood and caught two of them trying to steal his washer and dryer on the back on a pickup truck.

              But as a prosperity guy I could probably express my admiration for the Japanese culture in a more positive way than I did.

              -RG

      3. Tom,

        This is how I feel when our government gives away billions of taxpayer dollars to other countries without our consent.
        I hope that you write the same to the government when such things happen.

        But in this instance, your attack on Randy's decision and action does not make sense. This is Randy's site, his business and his money. And what ever he personally chooses to do with it - is his right.
        Have you forgotten about Freedom of Choice?

        Also, look at it from another point of view.
        Japan suffered a terrible tragedy. There was no warning and no time for people to get away. The Earth shook and an enormous wave of water washed away everything in site including thousands of human lives. But that's not where the disaster ended. Nuclear power plants are leaking radiation, which not only affects Japan, but the whole world.
        You do know how radiation travels and where it settles, right?
        I'll repeat, this disaster will have a long-term effect on the whole world.

        In addition to deadly spread of poison, let's look at this from Economic point of view. Since United States is no longer self-sufficient country, and depends on other countries for all the goodies that we get, it would be in our best interests to help rebuild Japan as fast as possible. Talking about domestic poverty and homelessness, what do you think will happen to American people who work in American plants that assemble things with Japanese parts - the parts that no longer can be supplied by Japan?
        Well, the result will be loss of American jobs, which means possibility of additional domestic homelessness and poverty.

        Therefore, would it be fair to say that by helping Japanese people, so they can rebuild as fast as possible, would not only save Japanese lives, lives around the world, but also American lives?

        Also, would it be fair to say that Randy's action will have a positive global effect?

        Victoria

        1. Victoria- Our tax dollars are at work in Japan right now as our government gives aide. As for the US government giving money away, I guess you'd need to cite an exact instance of this for me to offer an opinion.

          TEPCO has been operating antiquated (built in the 70s) nuclear plants on an ocean coastline of an island nation prone to quakes with absolutely no tsunami protection. The nuclear disaster may have been avoided. Research TEPCOs record when it comes to compliance with regulation as well as environmental safety.

          The global implications you suggest are hypothetical, dire need in the USA is a reality.

          The reason I took issue with Mr. Gage's initial piece is due to his degradation of my society while praising the Japanese and trying to sell his product.

          It is my opinion, ya know?

          1. Tom,

            Yes, let's take this disaster and instead of fixing it, let's blame TEPC0!

            Let's also say that it's okay for you to express YOUR opinion, but apparently Randy does NOT have a right to enjoy the same Freedom of Speech!

            As long as we're on the subject, let's change our constitutional republic into a totalitarian state!

            I'll bet that you'll love to distribute the wealth amongst the undeserving mass!

            Victoria

      4. I am the only one here that will agree with you. Trust me. Most of the others are to Randified. They will attack you hoping you will go away, then when you don't, eventually they will just ignore you, because their minds are ultimately made up.

        However, lets keep the criticism going. Not because Randy is a bad guy, but because he promotes critical thinking and I think he really listens. If not to many others on the site are opened minded; I think maybe he is. I'm not sure, but maybe.

        You are right he is degrading our culture. Also, I think he is being racist, hopefully it is unintentional, but who knows.

        Randy- I am happy you are helping the people in Japan. However, to some of us you seem to be doing it in an opportunistic way. And in a way that also hurts the validity of aide given to certain other groups and races of people.

        If you are going to get political on us. I think right now whether Japan is obfuscating the truth or not, there are some truly evil governments out there right now mass murdering their own people. They are darker skinned though aren't they? I hope you address the seriousness of our accusations. And I hope we are wrong, but we don't really know you. With some of the pieces you have written you seem kinda racist.

        I hope you are not, because I like so much your opinions on other topics. If you are, you are to smart to be so stupid.

        Good for you Tom.

        1. Actually Annie,

          You underestimated Tom. Just because he disagreed with Randy, does not mean that Tom's mind is not "ultimately made up". He is taking a stand on something he believes with his whole being, and that means that his mind is "ultimately made up". Tom displayed consistency of his thoughts. He offered a concrete argument, and that, regardless of my own belief system, I respect.

          Victoria

          1. Victoria, I think you overestimatied your understanding of what I said. I to have my mind made up about certain things. My point was many participants on this blog have their mind made up about Randy and some of his philosophies. No matter how good the argument and yes, Tom's argument was good, similiar to mine but even better.

            Annie

        2. As you know Annie, I have no problem with differences of opinion and love critical thinking. But I don't get your racism charge at all. And my life and work for 50 years would never validate that.

          -RG

          1. Thanks for posting above, Randy. I appreciate your words and explanation of your feelings on the issue.

            My initial post was made out of frustration as well, due to the reasons I've explained above. I think it is great that you have been doing what you can to support your fellow citizens as well as those abroad.

            I respect the fact that you acknowledge a part of your initial post may have been taken to heart by some people, impacting some in a negative way. Conversely, after thinking about this issue off and on for a day, I need acknowledge that there are different ways of doing "the right thing" sometimes and it may not always be how I believe. I also appreciate the fact that you do not shy away from critical thought or make excuses.

            Sincere best wishes in your endeavors!

          2. For fifty years your life and work would not validate that charge. Well for one thing, how old are you really? Were you fighting for civil rights in your diapers? 🙂 Somehow, I think maybe you were. What happened?

            I am not so sure you have no problem with differences of opinion, but you seem to have a healthy respect for first amendment rights. As for critical thinking, I think you like it mostly when it adheres to your beliefs. But, I have been rude and wrong and harsh and lots of other nasty things and you have never thrown me out. Or did you? Was that a time out, or just a computer glitch? 🙂

            How would I know you are not racist. Miami and Newark are highly populated with minorities, anyone might read that into your deleterious statements. However, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, because I actually believe you may just be some nice guy, who should seriously consider his wording at times.

            Or at least you are sadly unaware of your own prejudices. I think most people are aware also that the social entitlements you seem to dislike so much are mostly given to minorities. Racism in America now is subtle and institutionalized. I think you promote a very subtle racism. It causes me to feel really angry and sad. I don't want you to be like that. I hope I am wrong. But, I don't know you except for on this blog, and your book. So far, I just don't know, the verdict is still out. When I read something like this I have to seriously wonder. I'm sorry, I don't want you to be racist, but I do feel I have to point out what I think I see.

            Annie

            1. You ask how would you know that I am not a racist. A better question may be why would you suggest I was? That's a pretty strong charge to level against anyone so flippantly.

              Particularly someone who has championed civil rights since the 70's, married a German/Turkish woman, had relationships with African Americans, Thai, Israeli, and Latins, employed people of all races, and supported so many social causes for disadvantaged people. I said Miami, Newark and any one of 20 cities we could name. I think to read racism into that is quite a stretch.

              -RG

            2. I don't want to argue with you anymore Randy. I wish I had written something more respectful like Tom, but I didn't. But, I wrote what I felt. I am sorry I was disrespectful in my first post. I was so angry when I first read you piece, I had to take deep breaths.

              I'm sorry if writing that I felt your commentary is subtly racist, offended you. I imagined it would. However, when I write this way it is usually because I found your comments to be flippant as well. And harmful to certain groups of people.

              You know, you did respond very well to Tom, admitting you made a mistake was really brave. I still don't agree with all your beliefs Randy, but I do believe in you. So if you say your not racist, I say okay. I believe you. Maybe I did read to much into your statement above.

              Also Randy, I am sure you had noble reasons for your efforts to help Japan as well. I hope you get to give lots to Japan, they will need the help for sure.

              Annie

        3. Hey Annie-
          I have read the replies below, but I still wonder, can you clearly explain what it is in Randy's post that had you read it as Racist? I come from a HUGELY diverse family and didn't read anything of the sort.

          Are YOU assuming that the people he referred to as jackasses, from Newark, Miami or any other city, were people of color or some specific ethnic background? If so, then it sounds like you may want to look in the mirror and ask yourself why that is what you assumed he was saying.

          I am also incredibly curious, what is it about this man that pushes your buttons so much, that you are continually looking to demean some portion of what he is saying, or belittle those who respect what he stands for?

          I imagine some people here have stopped responding to you, because it seems like you argue for the sake of arguing...not because everyone is Randyfied.

          I know you really want to be heard, I'm just never sure what it is you really want to say.
          Jeanne

          PS. Telling the truth about how many in the USA and other places in the world would act under the same circumstances is not belittling. It's accurate and embarrassing.

          1. Jeanne,

            Yes, I believe the jackasses he was referring to were of a different ethnic background than his own. Does that make me racist, well probably. I think all of us have pieces of racism in us, because it is all around us all the time, and it is what we have learned.

            Unfortunately, most of the racism today is not overt it is covert and subtle, and institutionilized.

            Let me give you the demographic statistics of Newark, New Jersey: Black-53.46% to White-26.52%, Miami, Florida: Hispanic/Latino- 65.76% to white-11.83%. Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but the cities he elected to degrade were those with a larger number of ethnic minorities compared to european americans (white). I found that to be an impicit racially charged statement on his part.

            He pushes my buttons only sometimes now. True before a month ago, I just wanted to argue with him, out of my own frustration.

            Randy pushes my buttons, because I see the good he could be doing. Not that he is not doing good now, but I think he could have an even more positive impact on the world and reach a larger audience, if not for his harsh political and prejudicial view of minorities in america and people who are economically disadvantaged.

            I'm also very passionate about my beliefs. I do not have black and white beliefs. Although I know it is tempting to discredit a detractor like me by saying my message isn't clear, I think it is.

            I think it is embarassing that in America we have so much poverty and racism and other kinds of hatred and ignorance. I find it embarassing that we degrade minorities rather than embracing other cultures. I also am truly saddened and ashamed of a country that for so many years had slaves. Even to this day we have not truly made up for that evil.

            My one true hope, is that Randy will stop calling poor people sinners, no matter what his definition of sin is, and that he will refrain from his harsher statements about those who receive entitlements. Clear Enough?

            1. I just read this post for the first time today, as well as all the people's various comments to what RG wrote and did for Japan. Above everything else... We are grateful for your love and kindness, and that what you (RG) did for Japan is extraordinarily a good thing and is a blessing to us, and as a citzen of Japan, RG, I would like to thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love for people who are in need, including those in Japan who are suffering right now. You're an inspiration to us both in your prosperity teaching and in your way of life and love for people. Thank you everyone also who supports Japan. Love you all::: -Saach

          2. Hi Jeanne,

            Love your post! Had simmilar thoughts for sometime now...

            It seems that darkness is trying to cast a shadow on light....

            There is no reasoning with darkness. Its main purpose is to suck everything into it, like a black hole.
            Misery loves misery....
            Poverty breeds poverty....

            It scorns a strong determined character and its concrete set of values. It despises success....
            And the resons for that is because it lacks the first, and connot achieve the second.

            In desperate attempt to justify its lack, it will strive to venomously discredit those who live, teach and want prosperity, by catching onto every word and giving it its own meaning....The meaning it understands...

            And it wants to be heard....
            It wants everyone to embrace it....
            Otherwise it feels "victimized"....

            Wow! Isn't that interesting!

            Love, light, peace and prosperity!
            Victoria

            1. Annie,

              I must admit..., this site wouldn't be the same without you! 🙂

              Love, light, peace and prosperity 🙂
              Victoria

          3. Dear Randy,
            I have to tell you that i am just embarrassed for these few people, especially Annie. GEEEZZZZ, a person tries to do something nice for others and get totally attacked by people like her. You are accussing Randy of using this charity endeavor to promote himself!! Okay, and i see a win, win situation here. What are you doing Annie to help anyone except babbling and accusing someone of being racist. What you have accused Randy of doing you are doing yourself.... Indeed!! You have taken this blog and used it (forgot all about what was happening here "Releif money for victims in Japan, OMG!!!)So you high jacked the blog and instead of people being happy to give to a good cause "YOU the drama QUEEN" I actually like to call people like that ENERGY VAMPIRES!! Sooped in and got the attention off of the real issue and onto YOU!! Anyway, Randy i have followed your blogs, etc, etc....for a while and i had never got the impression that you are anything but REAL!! Light and love, Cathy

            1. Caylin,

              There are varying degrees of racism, and subtle forms of it as well. No one ever THINKS he/she is being a racist. They think as long as they're not wearing hooded white robes, saying the "N-word," and lynching "coloreds" they're not being racist. Yet many minorities would feel very differently. Ask African-Americans if they feel what Randy said was racist, not others in Randy's fan club who are exactly like Randy! In some ways I think (this covert) racism is worse today than in the 60's because at least back then no one ever tried to hide it like so many do today.

              Also, attack the message, not the person who says it. When you resort to name-calling, it's not only disrespectful to the person you're attacking, it belittles YOU. Then you sign off with "Love and Light"? OMG!!! Like so many on this blog, you're only being "loving" and full of "light" to those you agree with!!! Is that what Randy taught YOU?

    15. Hi, Randy! May I send 50$ directly to The Japanese Red Cross and to buy your seminar?-)
      With deep respect,
      Michael.

    16. I ♥ you Randy Gage! This is an amazing offer for those who don't know where to begin to contribute or helping during this traumatic disaster.

      I know, from following you over the past few years, there are a number of non-profit organizations you generously donate to. I think you probably have a great assortment of humanity covered.

      Having moved to Texas from Louisiana 1 year before Katrina hit & working directly in Social Services Disaster Recovery, I saw the entitlement mentality, looting, etc., first hand. I was embarrassed for my home state, yet knew they made those choices. Money never changed their 'MIMEsets," but those who accepted extensive counseling & truly wanted to change did. Japanese culture has taught us how their proud, community-driven philosophy has presented a model we can all learn from.

      Again....Kudos on having the big ♥ I know you have!
      Blessings,
      g

    17. Tom --- Annie ----- Dissenting Opinions with someone does not make you the only rational person here contrary to your mis-guided anger and posts. Actually to bash someone who is giving money to a cause.....a lot more money than either one of you will ever fathom giving makes you look ignorant in my mind. Perhaps I am misguided here....many would not argue that fact about me :-). Randy can be nice to you all he wants it is his site. I don't have to. My friends in Japan need help...so yes I take it personal that you bash such a contribution for any reason.

      Randy uses his platform to give money away. I don't care if he is promoting himself or if you agree with it. It is for a good cause for people who need help. When you donate to your hunger cause and tell people...you are in essence doing the same thing Tom. Look at me I want credit for donating to this cause. That is self serving also. I have no problem with that.....but don't be a hypocrite and cry foul when someone else uses their talents to help people less fortunate or those in need.

      And yes...us Americans are ignorant compared to the Japanese when such a situation arrives (we have proven that). You can call me a racist or whatever you like for that statement as I don't really care to be honest. Our culture could learn a lot from such great and respecting people. Hopefully we will do such as I do love our country but such idiotic behavior in such crisis does show our own ignorance at times.

      Thank you for giving so frequently Randy. See...I don't always disagree with ya :-).

      Signed ---- Wesley the Randy Follower --- Just ask him he will tell ya what a good soldier I am :-). All praise Gageypoo!

    18. From central Tokyo I write with interest after reading the assorted comments. While the mob decides whether Randy should be 'boiled in oil' or 'run for office' you might like to consider the lives of those in true peril just a hundred miles north from where I sit. Japan has sustained a mighty blow and some years will pass before we see this nation stand fully alert. I am British not Japanese, but feel honoured to live in Tokyo and be counted amongst this wonderful community.

      When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit us earlier in March nobody could foresee the deadly carnage that was to follow. Randy was in Thailand at the time about to be introduced to an audience of over five thousand excited people. His only thought was to phone me and my wife (Tomoe), the phones were down but he persisted for several hours until he finally heard we were safe. This is friendship.

      The Japanese are different from the Americans and from the British. Their way of handling this crisis is in contrast to how we would structure the aftermath and news reporting. This is unimportant. Randy's focus was upon those in critical need. Immediate response was required. He gave it!

      Japan feels unworthy of such generous donation and attention. However, the many like Randy who gave, did so, on automatic impulse and for that the Japanese give warm thanks.

      The shattered landscape of Japan is temporary, lost life permanent. And as we move into Spring the sakura blossom will fill the trees to remind us that our life continues and our contribution doubles. Which ever way we can help today the people of Japan are grateful.

      Randy - I feel an urge to write a long list of all the charitable contributions you make on monthly basis. On second thoughts I know you do all of this under the radar.

      Russell
      Tokyo. Japan

    19. Here's a lesson to watch in the fine art of giving....I was just reading about being too altruistic...I don't think anyone would expect Randy to just give away $13 dollars indefinitely for every and ever...But maybe by tying it together as a group..it's a spirit of I'll go as far as everyone else...I'll match until we get something done...It's possible?

      I appreciate Randy's apology about American culture. There is a man in skid row in Los Angeles...in a wheelchair just his torso, no legs, fighting in the meal lines with grown men even taller then the towering Randy pushing and this guy is there not saying a word. When I think of people hungry and cold in Japan, I also think of this man...so suffering is universal..but we have our own American style Jackass' as well.

      So when I hear the best way for you to help the poor is to not be one of them...I agree more than ever...because being in that line is just one more person that guy is fighting against. Also getting out of that line and developing our life and ability to give back would just possibly give the opportunity to see such a situation and do something about it...

      Dan Worth

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