Thursday, December 31, 2009
Are Americans a Broken People?
Bruce E. Levine
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:28 EST
In general, Americans represent a collective battered spouse who hopes that the batterer will change. Spitting teeth and squinting through two black eyes, they usually go back for more of the same.
This isn't politics. It's pathology.
- The Devil and Mr. Obama
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States?
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?
Can anything be done to turn this around?
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them?
Yes. It is called the "abuse syndrome." How do abusive pimps, spouses, bosses, corporations, and governments stay in control? They shove lies, emotional and physical abuses, and injustices in their victims' faces, and when victims are afraid to exit from these relationships, they get weaker. So the abuser then makes their victims eat even more lies, abuses, and injustices, resulting in victims even weaker as they remain in these relationships.
Does knowing the truth of their abuse set people free when they are deep in these abuse syndromes?
No. For victims of the abuse syndrome, the truth of their passive submission to humiliating oppression is more than embarrassing; it can feel shameful - and there is nothing more painful than shame. When one already feels beaten down and demoralized, the likely response to the pain of shame is not constructive action, but more attempts to shut down or divert oneself from this pain. It is not likely that the truth of one's humiliating oppression is going to energize one to constructive actions.
Has such a demoralization happened in the U.S.?
In the United States, 47 million people are without health insurance, and many millions more are underinsured or a job layoff away from losing their coverage. But despite the current sellout by their elected officials to the insurance industry, there is no outpouring of millions of U.S. citizens on the streets of Washington, D.C., protesting this betrayal.
Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the taxpayer bailout of the financial industry, yet only a handful of U.S. citizens have protested these circumstances.
Remember the 2000 U.S. presidential election? That's the one in which Al Gore received 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush. That's also the one that the Florida Supreme Court's order for a recount of the disputed Florida vote was overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in a politicized 5-4 decision, of which dissenting Justice John Paul Stevens remarked: "Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law." Yet, even this provoked few demonstrators.
When people become broken, they cannot act on truths of injustice. Furthermore, when people have become broken, more truths about how they have been victimized can lead to shame about how they have allowed it. And shame, like fear, is one more way we become even more psychologically broken.
U.S. citizens do not actively protest obvious injustices for the same reasons that people cannot leave their abusive spouses: They feel helpless to effect change. The more we don't act, the weaker we get. And ultimately to deal with the painful humiliation over inaction in the face of an oppressor, we move to shut-down mode and use escape strategies such as depression, substance abuse, and other diversions, which further keep us from acting. This is the vicious cycle of all abuse syndromes.
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?
Shortly before the 2000 U.S. presidential election, millions of Americans saw a clip of George W. Bush joking to a wealthy group of people, "What a crowd tonight: the haves and the haves-more. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base." Yet, even with these kind of inflammatory remarks, the tens of millions of U.S. citizens who had come to despise Bush and his arrogance remained passive in the face of the 2000 non-democratic presidential elections.
Perhaps the "political genius" of the Bush-Cheney regime was in their full realization that Americans were so broken that the regime could get away with damn near anything. And the more people did nothing about the boot slamming on their faces, the weaker people became.
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?
The U.S. government-corporate partnership has used its share of guns and terror to break Native Americans, labor union organizers, and other dissidents and activists. But today, most U.S. citizens are broken by financial fears. There is potential legal debt if we speak out against a powerful authority, and all kinds of other debt if we do not comply on the job. Young people are broken by college-loan debts and fear of having no health insurance.
The U.S. population is increasingly broken by the social isolation created by corporate-governmental policies. A 2006 American Sociological Review study ("Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades") reported that, in 2004, 25 percent of Americans did not have a single confidant. (In 1985, 10 percent of Americans reported not having a single confidant.) Sociologist Robert Putnam, in his 2000 book, Bowling Alone, describes how social connectedness is disappearing in virtually every aspect of U.S. life. For example, there has been a significant decrease in face-to-face contact with neighbors and friends due to suburbanization, commuting, electronic entertainment, time and money pressures and other variables created by governmental-corporate policies. And union activities and other formal or informal ways that people give each other the support necessary to resist oppression have also decreased.
We are also broken by a corporate-government partnership that has rendered most of us out of control when it comes to the basic necessities of life, including our food supply. And we, like many other people in the world, are broken by socializing institutions that alienate us from our basic humanity. A few examples:
Schools and Universities: Do most schools teach young people to be action-oriented - or to be passive? Do most schools teach young people that they can affect their surroundings - or not to bother? Do schools provide examples of democratic institutions - or examples of authoritarian ones?
A long list of school critics from Henry David Thoreau to John Dewey, John Holt, Paul Goodman, Jonathan Kozol, Alfie Kohn, Ivan Illich, and John Taylor Gatto have pointed out that a school is nothing less than a miniature society: what young people experience in schools is the chief means of creating our future society. Schools are routinely places where kids - through fear - learn to comply to authorities for whom they often have no respect, and to regurgitate material they often find meaningless. These are great ways of breaking someone.
Today, U.S. colleges and universities have increasingly become places where young people are merely acquiring degree credentials - badges of compliance for corporate employers - in exchange for learning to accept bureaucratic domination and enslaving debt.
Mental Health Institutions: Aldous Huxley predicted today's pharmaceutical societyl "[I]t seems to me perfectly in the cards," he said, "that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude."
Today, increasing numbers of people in the U.S. who do not comply with authority are being diagnosed with mental illnesses and medicated with psychiatric drugs that make them less pained about their boredom, resentments, and other negative emotions, thus rendering them more compliant and manageable.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is an increasingly popular diagnosis for children and teenagers. The official symptoms of ODD include, "often actively defies or refuses to comply with adult requests or rules," and "often argues with adults." An even more common reaction to oppressive authorities than the overt defiance of ODD is some type of passive defiance - for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies show that virtually all children diagnosed with ADHD will pay attention to activities that they actually enjoy or that they have chosen. In other words, when ADHD-labeled kids are having a good time and in control, the "disease" goes away.
When human beings feel too terrified and broken to actively protest, they may stage a "passive-aggressive revolution" by simply getting depressed, staying drunk, and not doing anything - this is one reason why the Soviet empire crumbled. However, the diseasing/medicalizing of rebellion and drug "treatments" have weakened the power of even this passive-aggressive revolution.
Television: In his book Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978), Jerry Mander (after reviewing totalitarian critics such as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Jacques Ellul, and Ivan Illich) compiled a list of the "Eight Ideal Conditions for the Flowering of Autocracy."
Mander claimed that television helps create all eight conditions for breaking a population. Television, he explained, (1) occupies people so that they don't know themselves - and what a human being is; (2) separates people from one another; (3) creates sensory deprivation; (4) occupies the mind and fills the brain with prearranged experience and thought; (5) encourages drug use to dampen dissatisfaction (while TV itself produces a drug-like effect, this was compounded in 1997 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relaxing the rules of prescription-drug advertising); (6) centralizes knowledge and information; (7) eliminates or "museumize" other cultures to eliminate comparisons; and (8) redefines happiness and the meaning of life.
Commericalism of Damn Near Everything: While spirituality, music, and cinema can be revolutionary forces, the gross commercialization of all of these has deadened their capacity to energize rebellion. So now, damn near everything - not just organized religion - has become "opiates of the masses."
The primary societal role of U.S. citizens is no longer that of "citizen" but that of "consumer." While citizens know that buying and selling within community strengthens that community and that this strengthens democracy, consumers care only about the best deal. While citizens understand that dependency on an impersonal creditor is a kind of slavery, consumers get excited with credit cards that offer a temporarily low APR.
Consumerism breaks people by devaluing human connectedness, socializing self-absorption, obliterating self-reliance, alienating people from normal human emotional reactions, and by selling the idea that purchased products - not themselves and their community - are their salvation.
Can anything be done to turn this around?
When people get caught up in humiliating abuse syndromes, more truths about their oppressive humiliations don't set them free. What sets them free is morale.
What gives people morale? Encouragement. Small victories. Models of courageous behaviors. And anything that helps them break out of the vicious cycle of pain, shut down, immobilization, shame over immobilization, more pain, and more shut down.
The last people I would turn to for help in remobilizing a demoralized population are mental health professionals - at least those who have not rebelled against their professional socialization. Much of the craft of relighting the pilot light requires talents that mental health professionals simply are not selected for nor are they trained in. Specifically, the talents required are a fearlessness around image, spontaneity, and definitely anti-authoritarianism. But these are not the traits that medical schools or graduate schools select for or encourage.
Mental health professionals' focus on symptoms and feelings often create patients who take themselves and their moods far too seriously. In contrast, people talented in the craft of maintaining morale resist this kind of self-absorption. For example, in the question-and-answer session that followed a Noam Chomsky talk (reported in Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, 2002), a somewhat demoralized man in the audience asked Chomsky if he too ever went through a phase of hopelessness. Chomsky responded, "Yeah, every evening . . ."
If you want to feel hopeless, there are a lot of things you could feel hopeless about. If you want to sort of work out objectively what's the chance that the human species will survive for another century, probably not very high. But I mean, what's the point? . . . First of all, those predictions don't mean anything - they're more just a reflection of your mood or your personality than anything else. And if you act on that assumption, then you're guaranteeing that'll happen. If you act on the assumption that things can change, well, maybe they will. Okay, the only rational choice, given those alternatives, is to forget pessimism."
A major component of the craft of maintaining morale is not taking the advertised reality too seriously. In the early 1960s, when the overwhelming majority in the U.S. supported military intervention in Vietnam, Chomsky was one of a minority of U.S. citizens actively opposing it. Looking back at this era, Chomsky reflected, "When I got involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement, it seemed to me impossible that we would ever have any effect. . . So looking back, I think my evaluation of the 'hope' was much too pessimistic: it was based on a complete misunderstanding. I was sort of believing what I read."
An elitist assumption is that people don't change because they are either ignorant of their problems or ignorant of solutions. Elitist "helpers" think they have done something useful by informing overweight people that they are obese and that they must reduce their caloric intake and increase exercise. An elitist who has never been broken by his or her circumstances does not know that people who have become demoralized do not need analyses and pontifications. Rather the immobilized need a shot of morale.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
- Mark Twain
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
R. D. Laing
Monday, December 14, 2009
Every time you tell the truth about yourself-where you live, shop, your opinions, hobbies, whatever-every time you tell anyone else the truth about yourself you surrender your privacy. You give a potential enemy knowledge about you, you give them leverage.
You wouldn't tell your worst personal enemy where you live...
...your opinion-well, of them as long as they didn't have a means of retaliation... or a means of retaliation they wouldn't use without a very good reason as the consequences would be severe...
...but you tell your worst enemies these things and much more every day.
Who are they you ask? Isn't it obvious?
Well, for those this isn't obvious to it's those who own your life:
The banks and major corporations you take out loans for all the things we've been literally programmed to crave. The latest electronic toys, the latest fashions, a remodeled kitchen. Worse, we need to borrow just to keep a roof over our heads and transportation. That too has been socially engineered:
A dollar transformed from being backed by gold and silver and holding its value to a debt note backed only by illusion debased by over 99% since the federal reserve banking cartel was illegally set up in 1913.
The decimation of small town and farm life by the industrial revolution-banker's money backing major corporations that centralized mass production, innovation, into the major cities. Manipulation of the commodity markets, forever squeezing mom and pop stores and family farms force Americans to flood the cities... sacrificing their independence and self sufficiency for the Madison Avenue invention called the "American Dream".
The quiet, inexorably rising tide of government bureaucracy, laws, rules, regulations-and the government police forces required to enforce all those edicts, taxes-remind the people who owns them.
Bankers. Major corporations. Government. They are your worst enemies.
And what do you do? You take out loans because the major corporation(or subsidiary)you work for just doesn't pay you enough-because the bankers keep printing more dollars debasing the currency and therefore driving prices up. Because the government goes in and takes at least a quarter of your paycheck before you even see it.
Seeking a salve, you go out and use the 30 percent APR(if not more, or otherwise locked) credit card to go on a shopping spree, hoping that being able to buy some made in China crap will make you feel better. I suppose it does but you're just making that debt chain of slavery that much more secure.
Oh, let's not forget next April when you put off doing income taxes! Enforced by a unconstitutional IRS that is above the law and uses terrorist tactics and a self-written code that enables them to get you no matter what.
God forbid you're actually awake and start protesting this... then you're labeled some kind of insurrectionist (according to their files). Then you're monitored and once you're put on that list there's no getting off it.
Oh, and if you buy a gun through a federally licensed gun dealer (govt. snitch, agent compiling lists of gun owners) you and your weapon are registered with the government through the 4473 form and the NICS instant background check. Had to add that but back to regaining your privacy...
First off, embrace lying. Lying protects. Lying is fun. Lying will lead the bad guys down the wrong path, keeping you safe(r).
So, lie about where you live-really, you need to move to a place where your name is on nothing-not the title, not the rental contract(nothing on paper if possible-lie otherwise-cash paid promptly on the due date is enough), certainly not any of the utilities. Don't tell relations not living with you, friends-certainly not work. And most certainly not your creditors or any government agent or bureaucrat. Route your mail through a P.O. Box using your old address to register. Do. Not. Update. Especially not anything the government demands. Practice an air of barely functional incompetence…
Don't have a connected landline phone, use a pre-paid phone. Never talk about revolution, bombs, guns, Alex Jones or anything else even remotely controversial on them either. Have more than one pre-paid phone, omit all correct personal data, and segregate your usage-one for personal affairs, one for work, one for your business, one for your survival group in case of emergency... you need a survival group-people you can go to and likewise whom you help in time of need. Speak in a pre-arranged code, phrases or substitute words for describing sensitive matters and such. Better still, have a meeting place and a dead drop; some place you can drop off notes and whatnot that you can access without being seen and not be suspicious.
Internet: when you move you will also stop accessing from your new home. Wi-fi and public access computers where you don’t have to register, and you will NOT log in and access personal information and then a patriot website right afterward. You will have separate sessions-sessions to read e-mails, accounts and such, and sessions to do more politically sensitive things like reading this. Do it from separate computers. Your wi-fi connection… have absolutely no identifiers on your portable device. That means you buy it second, third hand(better)off a private seller. Do not put your name or any other truthful information that could POSSIBLY be used to link you to your online words and actions.
Which leads to Keeping Your Mouth Shut. Embrace silence on personal matters when you don't have to give an answer. Nobody need know where you live. Otherwise every other measure you take will be wasting your time. Don't even let it on that you're taking measures to regain your privacy, or the next person who finds out will be some kind of government bureaucrat or agent...
Once you've secured the home front, everything else will fall into place.
Your automobile is already registered listing your old address... don't update that information. Have no bumper stickers, keep the interior pristine with not so much as a candy wrapper or gas store receipt. Have a locked container secured to the car for your valuables and personal information-and your gun in case you're pulled over. Manufactured traffic offenses are big government business. ...What would be better would be if you could ditch the car-live in an area you can walk to everything. Then you wouldn't need a driver's license in the first place-and states are requiring additional proof of residence, such as utility bills to weed out privacy seekers still wanting to drive. So you’d best find a place you can live without a car or band with other privacy seeking Americans, take over a small town and rewrite the rules… which would be a nice step for the movement. The GI’s of Athens, Tennessee showed us the way back in 1946.
Stop using credit cards. Their horrific interest rates aren't the only reason to quit them, they record every last item you buy with them. Including all your gun purchases... you should only be using cash or barter for those.
Quit the banks. They record everything you do with them, dick you over on their terms, take your money and make all the investing you could be doing yourself. Just quit them. Keep your savings in gold, silver, valuables. Take responsibility for your own finances. STOP TAKING OUT LOANS!!! And stop accepting checks. Both you and the sender are on bank records-which makes them government records. Oh, and since the banks have no idea where you live-repudiate your bank debt. They're at war with you, so strike back and starve them of their cash flow.
Work for cash. Be the best employee you can. Live cheap and stack your cash and you will soon be able to save enough to start your own for-cash small business. Live well under your means. Learn and live the 80/20 rule: you can get 80% results with 20% expense. Shop flea markets, swap meets, Craigslist. Yes advice on regaining your privacy blends into other areas, but that’s a good thing. Plus it helps build the underground economy; the truly free economy-our America.
This is only a starting glance at regaining your privacy, an introduction. You got just two choices: have your Freedom or have the few comforts those that have enslaved us lend you. The longer you remain in their slave system the tighter the control they will have over you and your loved ones. I’d act about now to regain your Freedom.
ONE NATION UNDER SURVEILLANCE by Boston T. Party
I've recommended his books in the past. They're good. This one is no different and if what I write won't convince you you've been sold slavery as security then maybe this book will.
PRIVACY: HOW TO GET IT HOW TO ENJOY IT, from Eden Press
A classic. No it doesn't cover some of the more pressing technological threats given its vintage BUT, it does lay the groundwork in other areas to retake your privacy-which is your freedom.
GOOGLE SEARCH ON PRIVACY
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Being an Oath Keeper, I make a stand with other Patriotic Americans both in and out of service against all enemies foreign and domestic....
What if one is alone in their unit, their department the only one who actually paid attention when they recited the oath to protect and defend our nation from all enemies foreign and domestic?
One must not only reach teach and inspire, one must choose one's battlefield more carefully.
The first choice is whom of your fellow soldiers, officers you reach, teach and inspire. Don't be naive; you as an Oath Keeper have enemies embedded in all the positions of power in our America. They see Americans like us as a mortal threat to their tyranny, their crimes. So, just as the French Resistance, the Dutch Resistance had to use covert means to grow their numbers, so must we when we're in our units and departments and we are alone in honoring and upholding our Oaths.
Spread the message around. Use pamphlets, stickers, brocures. Use them carefully-cameras abound and a lot of East German Stasi wannabes will want to make you an example. So know when you're being watched and don't get caught. Can't be much of an Oath Keeper if you're kicked out of your unit, out of your department.
So, use your heads but spread the message wherever you can, as not only will your fellow soldiers and officers know there's an alternative to serving evil, the American People will know not everyone in service will go along with using LRAD weapons on children sitting on their own porches, or tasering or running them over with their cruiser. Certainly not going along with that nightmare scenario-martial law. Some are confused about that however... we already live under martial law when children are assaulted by oath takers-oath traitors-without consequence.
Since we as a people have allowed our police and military forces to be led by such oath traitors, the ranks filling with such filth we must be most careful whom we approach. The wrong person we talk to about the Bill of Rights, about the brave stand our Ancestors made at Lexington Green or the Alamo, or in Athens Tennessee* could lead us to the wrong side of a internal affairs investigation or court martial. Have to deal with lawyers-who all work together typically...
Know who you talk to before you talk to them. Someone who doesn't smirk, smile or shake with anticipation when they hear about new measures against the People, or who don't get off committing atrocities against their fellow countrymen. Best to just let the conversation roll naturally; when whom you're talking with confide with you that they just aren't with the steamroller of fascist... communist... tyranny-whatever you want to call the rising tide of anti-American Freedom hatred you tell them you're doing something about it, by being an Oath Keeper.
And that you can do a hell of a lot more if they joined up as well.
Then you won't be alone. Then you will begin the hard process of cleaning out your department, your unit of oath traitors and not only be able to say no to an official annoucement of martial law but to be able to say no to all the "little" acts of the martial law we live under now-the ones that see the oath traitors cleared and innocent lives ruined. Stand up for the American People and together we all can take our nation back.
*Battle of Athens, Tn-August 2nd 1946: GI's returned from cleaning out the tyrannies of Japan and Nazi Germany to a local tyranny of a Dukes of Hazzard kind. After repeated petitions to the Governor of Tennessee in vain the GI's formed a party and full campaign ticket, and were widely supported. The Cantrell political machine used voter intimidation and the local law enforcement to literally steal the ballots, took two of the GI election workers hostage, injured another GI(black as if that mattered)and holed up in the town jail threatening to shoot anyone who approached.
The GI's went to the National Guard Armory, requisitioned for themselves the few Garands, Enfields, .45 pistols and the lone .30 Browning and laid siege all night to that jail and the oath traitors holed up inside. The affair ended with some scrounged dynamite that blew the porch out and the criminals who had stolen the good people of Athens government surrendered. The Governor did nothing, fearing a backlash from everyone in eastern Tennessee and the GI candidates were sworn in.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
That’s what I do and that’s what you need to do if you want to survive what’s coming. What’s here now.
What’s here now is the proverbial Fat Lady singing on the preplanned destruction of America. Our America. The jobs are gone, we’ve pissed off the entire planet, we’ve signed over responsibility for our country over to the CEO’s, banksters, lawyers, bureaucrats who have perpetrated our destruction. We’re bankrupt in every measurable way, overstretched, millions are destitute, our cities and infrastructure crumbling or outright imploding.
We by and large can’t even find our own country on a map. Can’t even properly answer why our Ancestors rebelled against the most powerful empire on Earth and won. Or do basic arithmetic in our heads. Balance our personal finances. Discern when we’re being hustled-let alone do something about it. Defend ourselves against the modern day barbarians in the bankster created urban ghettos.
Our Ancestors led themselves, could lead themselves. They were, allowing for the knowledge base, one of the most educated populations in Earth’s history. And they certainly could find their own country on a map-and name all the cities, counties, rivers, mountains, and bordering states.
Our Ancestors knew when they were getting screwed. Tried for decades before that fateful day in Massechuttsettes April 19, 1775 to alleviate, ameliorate what their king and government were doing to them.(Really it’s a pittance compared to what’s been done to us-but that just shows you how totally they’ve screwed us.)
And our Ancestors were able to fight and win against the most powerful government and military on Earth because they knew how to add, read, had business sense, grow their own food, make their own weapons and ammunition. Most of all because they were willing to fight back. At the least take over their local governments when they became corrupt-and after that day on the road back to Boston from Lexington take on the British Army and beat them.
After which our Ancestors expanded, took an entire continent-and after a long series of ill advised wars against Native Americans and each other over slavery forged a nation. Which the banksters and their lawyer and bureaucrat agents twisted into an empire-their America. Then again the banksters have always been in charge. They’ve had to be careful as Americans were smart, self-sufficient, armed, tough and willing to fight...
So they laid their groudwork, the foundation for taming us. After engineering depression and economic calamity to stir up reactions the banksters got approval for a secret convention in 1787. That is where the constitution was written; on the surface a blueprint for divided, distributed government it actually blocked reform, spread responsibility while quietly allowing this American ‘elite’ to maintain control over their presumed subjects. All you need to remind you it was an elitist document cleverly configured to seemingly promote freedom is that slavery was still recognized and a slave was 3/5 of a vote.
It was pushed onto the American People in a classic fear campaign mixed with political blackmail that saw Rhode Island subject to complete embargo to break it. Only the inclusion of a watered down Bill of Rights for the People to hold onto some hope of justice enabled it to pass, become the law of the land.
So the banksters got their government. Then they set out to get our minds.
Education was the logical choice; 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months out of the year for 8 to 12 years the minds of generations of Americans were the plaything of the educators. Steeped in the Prussian school of education-turn out obedient workers and soldiers-they still maintained a high level of learning but instilled in the American regimentation, obedience.
If you can get a person to obey you, you can get them to do anything else you want. Get their kids to trust you, you can start to quietly, subtly degrade their education. In 1909 high school students could read and converse in latin. In 2009 high school kids have to go to college remedial courses to get only part of the education the high school kids in 1909 got before they reached puberty.
The law too gradually became the exclusive playground of the lawyers. See, back in the early days of America people represented themselves in court-they knew the law. A few decades after the 1787 constitution was shoved down our throats the lawyers openly took over, both representing clients and judging. A 13th Amendment banning titles of nobility and prohibiting said persons from holding office... esquire is a title of nobility... was quietly ommitted from public record. Every single judge, representative and public servant who is a lawyer is actually in violation of the law. Try to bring that up in court...
With the takeover by the lawyers and the dumbing down of Americans the next step came with the industrial revolution-the move into the cities. Starting in the 19th century the trend really came into its own after 1900 with the automobile. Millions of Americans regimented to work in the factories instead of running their own lives... gun control began to be applied to all Americans instead of just blacks and indians. And it was accepted by people who never shot a gun, never took care of themselves, depended on the very people who tried to enslave their ancestors.
Next they created the engine for our dissolution with the Federal Reserve Act passed by three traitor senators in secret session on Christmas Eve, along with the Internal Revenue Service Act as a collection service. With the nation’s treasury in the hands of a cartel of banksters-the same banksters who manipulate the stock markets and economy, forced their 1787 constitution down our throats, they had the mechanism to debase the currency when Roosevelt took us off the gold standard and stole Americans gold by law-his first act as President! Replaced with “federal reserve notes”, not even lawful money... they commenced on a century of printing more and more dollars, devaluing the bills in your pocket so you have to spend more to buy. Even after the postwar boom alleviated the effects of bankster created depression and war(Wall Street financed both Hitler and Stalin-ha! ha!)the overall trend was to destroy America with dependence on the bankster owned factories... that would be shipped overseas because its cheaper to pay a Indonesian a dollar a day instead of an American ten dollars an hour. The government made the bankster economic strip mining of their own factories official policy; having been conditioned, trained for generations to work for massah what are a nation of slaves to do? Grow their own food? Start their own business? From local to federal the tax codes and regulations were written to suppress that as much as possible while encouraging dependence on megacorporate superstores and disappearing factory jobs.
What nailed us however was the rise of mass media-motion pictures, radio, television. The best social psychologists were employed to shape, guide the minds of millions of unsuspecting Americans. Guide them into docility, into materialism, into blind patriotism when needed, apathy the rest of the time. All being mediums requiring massive amounts of investment to produce and operate they lent themselves to our enemies machinations. We came to love our oppressors.
Love our idols who made it cool to be stupid, apathetic, selfish, materialistic, ignorant of everything but keeping your wage slave job and the bankster owned sports team you’re trained to live vicariously through. Love our con artists who took us for usurious loans and interest rates. Love our thieves for ever increasing taxes and masking it behind some b.s. public good excuse as they hid the real state of govenrment finances in the consolidated annual financial reports. Love our murderers when they took the lives of people just wanting a job, or food, or promised benefits, or just because they’re a different skin color.
America has been in a 220 year civil war; a war between two Americas....
...Our America, the Land of the Free...
...and the United States government and its controlling corporate interests, it’s millions of laws and millions of lawyers, bureaucrats, and thug cops to enforce them.
...yet it hasn’t been an entirely one-sided struggle.
Whiskey Rebellion, 1791-Western PA farmers used corn liquor made with their humble stills as an alternative currency. Alexander Hamilton however, the architect of the 1787 constitution wanted to quickly assert more federal control. Those farmers, having fought government tyranny when they were British subjects started yet again on the warpath to maintain their basic livelihood. Being President George Washington’s aide d’ camp(a kind of lieutenant with authority) during the Revolutionary War and now Secretary of Treasury he had Washington personally lead an army into Western PA to crush this rebellion before it became a revolution.
Anti-Masonic Party, 1830’s-The Freemasons were the architects of the American Revolution, and ultimately the United States government and 1787 constitution. Naturally the lower level freemasons would move to take advantage, work the local offices, do favors for each other, favor each other over their fellow soldiers (“profane” to them) in battle. Our ancestors formed a party specifically to throw all the freemasons they could out of office, drive them back to their temples.... not quite far enough unfortunately.
Andrew Jackson and the Second United States Bank-President Jackson, a veteran of both the American Revolution and the War of 1812 faced off against the banksters when they wanted the charter for the Second US Bank renewed. Which was a predecessor of the cartel federal reserve system. Thanks to his actions during his term of office America enjoyed a stable dollar for eighty more years-until Americans forgot, nodded off to sleep enough for three traitorous senators to pass the federal reserve act and the 16th Amendment...
Civil War-say what you will about the Confederacy’s defense of states rights to protect slavery(you should) and the latent racism they still put up a hell of a fight against the federal government trying to assert domination over the states. Keep in mind Lincoln didn’t give a damn about blacks, would have kept slavery if they could break the power of the states. And broke they were, allowing the federal government to expand after the war. On the other hand Lincoln’s institution of the Greenback-interest free money straight from the US government to help pay for the war effort-likely contributed to his death as much as slavery or the invasion in the first place.
Battle of Little Big Horn, 1876-the Plains Indians united to oppose gold mining in the Black Hills-promised to them by treaty(the US government never honors treaties). The details of that battle are well enough known but one must realize it was due to broken promises and greed that made the Native Americans make yet another stand. They can only be thankful Custer thought the two Gatling Guns in his wagon train too heavy and balky to be taken into battle-being a quick acting cavalry officer.
Turn of the last century, ordinary Americans worked to death in the factories and mines peaceably revolted repeatedly. They formed unions to organize, form a collective bargaining position because it’s obvious you cannot deal with powerful corporations that practically own you and can literally murder you without any repercussions. The Carnegies, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and the like bought armed thugs, belt fed machine guns and negotiated with bullets and blood. Literal battles were fought and lost-and won by Americans. Eventually the unions won significant concessions from the banksters-so their leadership was co-opted and the unions became another control mechanism for our enemies.
Bonus Army March on Washington DC, 1932-The depression was taking a horrific toll on Americans, with millions out of work, going hungry, starving. Thank the banksters for creating the financial bubbles they popped; they were creating the foundation of desperation that would allow FDR to bring in the “new deal” of socialist control and taxes. First, the American People had to be beaten down to the point of accepting this. The soldiers who braved suicidal marches over open ground against machine guns were starving, their families were starving in front of them. In desperation they made one more march on Washington DC-where Gen. Douglas McArthur, Col’s Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Patton led the U.S. Army against them with cavalry, tanks, aircraft. The shantytown they had build(“hooverville”)was burnt to the ground, murdering hundreds. The Bonus Marchers were unarmed. Probably, the banksters were hoping for such a demonstration so that Herbert Hoover would be blamed for the atrocity, and bring in FDR.
Battle of Athens, Tennessee August 2, 1946-Returning American Servicemen were greeted by a corrupt local govenrment run like a criminal racket. Nothing unusual there-most local government IS corrupt-but if you had a single beer and stepped outside a bar you were arrested, brought to their kangaroo court and robbed. That was just one example, for the criminals had many statutes with which they could profiteer at the expense of the People.
Having liberated people from totalitarian governments in Europe and the Pacific the men of McMinn County decided to do something about it-THEY FORMED A FULL TICKET OF G.I. CANDIDATES TO SWEEP THEIR GOVERNMENT CLEAN. The local criminals in public service tried intimidation-assaulting a G.I., then taking the ballots and a couple G.I.’s prisoner and barricading themselves in the local jail. The G.I.’s did something about that-going to the National Guard Armory, collecting the small arms and ammunition there and laid siege to the jail until dynamite could be procured and used to blow the doors open. The crooks surrendered, nobody was killed and the Tennessee state government declined to interfere, lest a much larger campaign get set off.
The Patriot Movement of today-in spite of all the government disinfo and dissemblers, the agent provocateurs, the systematic and all pervasive thought control and with practically no resources-this movement has been brought low repeatedly only to rise again bigger and stronger. Patriots like Gordon Kahl, William Cooper, Vicky Weaver who were murdered; their deaths only drew attention to how right they have been in resisting the beast. The 90’s Militia Movement which suffered a false-flag attack via Oklahoma City-getting the blame for what the federal government perpetrated, has been resurrected in this decade by the very actions of the banksters and their minions in completing their great and terrible plan. Barack Obama’s election alone resulted in the greatest arms procurement by the American People in history, making any martial law endgame impossible to win in the long run, even if just one out of 10,000 resists. It is imperative however that those in the struggle fight to win.
There are many ways to fight-most of the best don’t involve a single act of violence.
First, you must get ready.
Start with yourself:
Stop watching the TV! Television’s the enemy’s number one mind control weapon. It is propaganda, lies, distraction. It makes you think how the so-called “elite” want you to. Turn it the hell off.
Now that you’ve stopped watching television you’ll find you have a lot more time on your hands. Get in shape: walk, lift weights, do some participatory sport. Better yet, learn how to shoot a rifle, it not only will save your life someday, it instills discipline and a methodical approach in the basic steps of firing the shot that can be transferred to a lot of other areas of your life.
Get on the internet-while it’s still up-and learn about what’s really going on. Don’t just rely on one source, cross examine different viewpoints, develop your own conclusions. Our Ancestors who fought and won the Revolutionary War did, and they didn’t have the net. Oh, and download as much survival and how to information as possible. Especially prized are 90’s survival books. Use a public access computer that doesn’t have a web camera and that you don’t have to register to use, otherwise you might as well be doing this at home.
Cut your expenses, up your cash flow. Entrepenurialship is the way to go-stop working for massah corporation and massah state, getting less than a penny for(ever shrinking in purchasing power)federal reserve note’s worth of work you put in. If you have a trade or skill offer them under the table. If you have land grow extra vegetables. Work the swap meets, flea markets, or start one yourself. Stop paying the credit cards, they are a trap-repudiate the debt. The banksters have been at war with you, return the favor!
If your home is being foreclosed, make them produce the note at the court hearing. If they can’t the foreclosure’s null and void because they cannot prove ownership.
Form or join a survival network-a circle of people you can trust with your life. If you can’t trust them with your life, forget them. Have safe houses and several different ways of getting there. Establish mail drops and dead drops. Have a couple home defense guns at the most for your home, stash the rest with the bulk of your ammo. Get all the rifle training and survival training you can-not just the commando stuff but how to do basic survival stuff, like grow your own food, build, that sort of thing. From your circles will build the Free Communities that will organically grow and become the heart of the resurgence of Our America.
Most important of all establish your own relationship with God. Theological debates aside, all the churches are 501(c)3-that means they are not only censored by government edict, they have become fronts for instilling obedience to martial law and the end of Our America. Shun them and shun those that hear the truth but refuse to heed! Which will force you to find God on your own anyways. Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted; calm your thoughts and feel what your heart says. Close your eyes. It will take some time and effort but before long Our Father will speak-now your next task is to learn to listen. Think of God as not a dictator but the one that is overhead and sees the big picture-and wants us to win. He’s guiding us to victory and since God has perspective...
We’d be Free already if more people would listen to Our Father.
FOR THOSE COMMITTED TO PUSHING BACK THE TIDE OF GOVERNMENT POWER
Start with your own community. Or a community that’s politically vulnerable-the ruling clique is weak or overconfident and the People are pissed. Follow the example of the GI’s of Athens Tennessee and have a full ticket of candidates-and challenge any attempt at vote fraud. Use the recall election so you don’t have to wait for the next election cycle.
I explain this in much greater detail with my articles, IT’S TIME and RECALL ELECTION: OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME:
Suffice it to state in this article, local political activism, debt repudiation, dollar substitution, the underground economy and basic survival steps are going to be the foundation of the Second American Revolution-not futile Alamo style last stands.
BEWARE! GOVERNMENT SENDS INFILTRATORS INTO ORGANIZATIONS
Any organization that you join, has already been penetrated, compromised, or was set up by the enemy in the first place to trap and divert Patriots from being effective. You have to expect this because the government has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo-which is literally killing us.
You must be on the lookout for those that either call for violent action when it would be monumentally stupid, or calls for not taking any action when the obvious needs to be done. This has happened many times. Another attack angle is the operative who will gain prominence, then reveal themselves as a flake in order to discredit the movement.
Deep Cover Operatives-these will be long term agents who will spend years, decades, building up credibility in order to gain leadership. Once they have a powerful following they will divert their organization away from actions that will be the most effective.
Most organizations will be led by good people-but the immediate lieutenants will have agendas, or be penetration agents, deep cover operatives who will monitor the org., take down names, and generally act to sabotage the group. They will automatically deny certain facts. They will sabotage efforts that are the most effective, seek to cut off and discredit those who are being attacked.
Be ready to do end runs around such operatives, as they will have wormed their way into positions of power-since our movement is mostly internet based they will be forum moderators or webmasters. So compile your own e-mails of those you can trust and communicate privately. If the website/org. owner is basically a good guy, get together and bombard his e-mail with messages about the shady characters. If the org is run by a deep cover operative, expose him and run him out-or set up another org.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Take a moment to study these photos:
No, to track who is obedient. Who is willing to take a death shot of live viruses, squalene, mercury, thimerosol. Who will be “permitted” to travel. Anyone who refuses this literal Mark of the Beast will be put on a bus, shipped to one of the hundreds of concentration camps already set up in America.
Once known as the Land of the Free. Home of the Brave.
The US government is completing a long term project to bring their number one enemy to heel. Not Al Qaeda or the Taliban. No, it’s us. We the American People who are the targets of the roadblocks and checkpoints that will be set up to ensnare those that don’t immediately comply with taking the flu shot, taking the permanent bracelet.
The gun raids will likely come first. Traitorous law enforcement and military stationed in our nation, entrusted by the American People with defending them will be their targets. Most likely nothing will be stated on the evening news-a communications blackout to stymie any possible resistance coalescing, catching nearly everyone save those with a alert survival network by surprise. When most people give up their guns... and they likely will... America will become a fully functional police state-instead of a fully functional police state operating an elaborate charade for those that still naively believe this country’s still the “land of the free”. Meanwhile you’re chasing Iraqis and Afghans in a war waged to be perpetrated, not won. You die while the CEOs that have sucked America of its prosperity and future get rich. Off of your spilt blood and tears.
You need to come home. Now. All of you... or at least as many of you as can see what’s going on.
Basically I’m calling for the immediate self-evacuation of all US military forces overseas. Iraq. Afghanistan. Korea. Okinawa. Germany. England. And everywhere else the US government has sent you. Mutiny-take over your units, your bases, your ships. Return home and defend the American People against the government that has run amok.
Make no mistake: you by heeding your conscience will be mutineers in the eyes of the government who sent you over to die for nothing. Keep in mind you were sent to die for no good reason as you and your fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines plot your route back to America.
Be careful. Be smart. Certainly be brave.
If you are alone or have but a few people in your unit willing to self-evacuate you must link up with a unit composed of sane Americans however you can. Staying will be a death sentence as traitors will go insane purging their ranks of those wanting to return home. First, you must get past those still loyal to the beast. If your unit has only a few of those dimwits it will be easy enough to isolate them-ditch them and such.
If you only have a few in your number then you will have problems self-extracting. If you have but a few sane Americans and you’re surrounded by not just the enemy you were sent to fight, but those who despite the obvious still want to die for the traitors running our country into the proverbial ground...
Know who is with you and not just in your unit but as many surrounding units as possible. Figure out as many escape routes and directions as possible, cache fuel, spare ammo, food along each route, how you’re retreating whether by foot, commandeered assets, etc. It will be up to you and yours to figure out the particulars of your return.
The biggest problem will be with the CIA/MI6 run “Al Qaeda” forces who WILL attack you to keep you in country. Hostile air power can be neutralized if all air bases participate and shut down any mission to frag mutineers. As stated before you must make preparations for a mass self-evacuation before you do it-and keep the particulars from the officers.
Hostile units made up of deluded Americans and traitors will definetly try to stop you. Because this will be a military attacking itself your success will hinge on who wants to self-evacuate, where they’re at, and what kind of assets they will have under their control. Plan accordingly... you must evacuate starting with the forces on the front. They will be the most combat ready forces armed. They must be ready to primarily engage hostile American forces. Civil war is never civil and our next civil war will most certainly be exceedingly bloody as this will be a winner take all struggle for our country-and what it’s about.
It must be expected that in desperation, nuclear weapons will be used to stop you so plan accordingly; space your units and convoys out so that no single blast can wipe your entire evacuation out, yet retain the ability to mutually support each element.
THE LARGER EVACUATION PLAN
Study the map of the world immediately below:
Note I have drawn three primary evacuation routes for the three primary areas American forces are deployed; Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan, and South Korea. Each area will have its difficulties in Americans self-evacuation from being NWO blood sacrifices.
39,000 or so combat soldiers with all their equipment are poised to make a suicidal stand against the North Koreans. Why? To prevent them from returning to America and helping their fellow countrymen set things right. Between the North looking for weakness like a mass mutiny and self-evacuation by Americans to launch their long awaited all out assault. South Korea psychologically needs American troops to maintain a deterrence against such an attack. So negotiations must be covertly made to uphold the defense pact with South Korea while removing American troops. Nuclear weapons must already be under friendly control to pull this off.
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Truthfully this also covers the bases in the Gulf States but first things first.
Self-Evacuation begins at the outlying bases, picks up steam as American forces coalesce into columns and head either south to Basra or Kuwait or north through the Caucasus. The southern self-evacuation push will be the obvious but it is exceedingly vulnerable to enemy interdiction from Al Qaeda or more powerful hostiles who will do anything to prevent this operation from going forth. As I’ll repeat later, cooperation with in theater Air Force and Navy battle groups is vital in providing a shield.
I do not believe Iran will mind Americans soldiers self-evacuating. It might even throw any Israeli plan to bomb Iran off while the removal goes forth. Neither will homegrown Iraqi resistance, in fact they will probably cooperate as much as possible to get rid of us.
Afghanistan will be much, much harder. Geography is against us as the country is mountainous and landlocked. Pakistan is a most dangerous pack of wild cards, although a route through Baluchistan to the port city of Karachi is the obvious evac route, but Al Qaeda could simultaniously stage a revolt within the Pakistani government as American soldiers self-evacuate, seize the nuclear weapons and employ them. The result will likely be the same as the British experience in the 19th century as their own army in the country was wiped out attempting to do the same feat.
A less obvious route is north through the Central Asia states of the former Soviet Union. I mention this as a desirable alternative because the Russian Government will see a self-evacuation by Americans as politically desirable to destablize the US government... the same governemnt that sent you to die for nothing. I strongly suspect they’ll do everything including the proverbial red carpet to aid any evacuation that takes them around the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus. Eventually, linking up with Iraqi evacuee forces they will wind up in either Georgia or Ukraine. From there its the Navy’s job to get our men and their equipment back home where it will be most needed.
Provided things don’t go too disastrously wrong, and the required ships assembled to pull off a evacuation there are two routes to take back to America; through the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean and around Africa. Study the map again; although a Suez/Mediterranean route will be much shorter in terms of raw miles and allow efficiency of evacuating Americans from Black Sea ports and Southern European bases, that is also where the heart of any potential NATO/Israeli response will be likely. It could be that the enemy will wait until a sufficent mass is present in those confined waters before launching a all-out assault, turning the Mediterranean Sea into a death trap. Which is why the bulk of American forces need to take the much longer, but safer route around Africa.
This will be the most difficult, both politically and militarily. As NATO high command is solidly under enemy control, self-evacuation involve an even greater degree of brinkmanship than in Korea. The bases and men deepest in the NATO countries start self-evacuating acquiring whatever road, ship and rail assests they can to haul themselves and their material out, linking up with more forces as they self-evacuate, heading toward the ports.
I expect the self-evacuation effort to be a halting affair as NATO forces confront Patriotic Americans along their evacuation routes. There may be a number of fierce battles, in particular against German, French and British forces. The only way to deter such attempts will be for American forces to coalesce in temporarily defendable positions. I do not believe nuclear weapons will be used, but then again a mass mutiny by Americans wanting to clean up their own nation will make the inbred psychopathic bluebloods desperate enough to try ANYTHING. Then, providing a minimum of blockage occurs it will of course be up to the US Navy to provide transport back home. More on how further in the article.
Those are the three primary zones that must be evacuated. American troops in Africa and other outlying areas must join as they can, but the nature of the solution for the transport problem will solve that problem as well.
The US Navy by itself does not possess the cargo capacity for this operation, even with a 100% mutiny rate-which won’t happen. Fortunately, the illuminati created depression has ironically given us the answer to that problem...
There are currently hundreds of operational cargo vessels just off Singapore that can be commandeered-they’re there because your current political masters have deliberately trashed the world’s economy with their manipulating and expanding bubbles then busting them. That’s another reason to hate them, another reason to return to America but that’s another discussion for another time.
What is pertinent is that those vessels be seized, fueled, crewed and sailed to Korea, the Persian Gulf, Georgia, and Europe to assist in the extraction of yourselves and whatever equipment you can strip off and carry with you.
It is important that the ground troops in the forward areas start retreating first. As they head toward the support bases, Patriotic Americans must join the move. As the numbers and momentum of the retreat grow, further revolts along the lines of retreat must join up. The ports, by this time, must have the ships necessary to haul the divisions back home.
The cooperation and participation of the U.S. Navy is critical. It will be up to Americans aboard the ships of the battle groups and submarines to countermand orders to attack the “mutineers” and provide escort. Attacks by Israel or NATO will most likely involve nuclear weapons attacks via cruise missile delivered by bombers or submarines. The carriers are vital to provide a shield against both threats. They will be vital later on during the invasion phase in engaging traitor assets and opening up landing zones.
The Air Force-in America they must wait as long as possible before joining as they will not have enough ground combat troops to defend against seizure of their bases. As the “rebel” invasion force approaches the coasts orders will be received to engage and destroy and it will be then that any plan to join and assist the self-evacuation must be carried out.
Army, National Guard and Marine forces loyal to the American People must be ready to coordinate with friendly Air Force bases within range to provide protection as they sortie out in support of returning overseas forces. This will involve flying combat air patrol over hostile enemy and over landing zones.
CONUS objectives are obvious:
Interdiction of checkpoints, roadblocks, gun raids, vaccination drives.
Liberation of concentration camps
Territorial linkup of friendly bases
Engaging hostiles attempting to either attack returning forces or seek reprisals against the American People.
Attack priority enemy command and communications
Assist in capture of nuclear weapons and conventional stockpiles
Assist Patriotic Americans as needed with support, training, supplies
By authoring this I am violating many laws-most illegal-and am putting my own life in jeopardy. I’ve been doing that for years but we are at the most critical time in our nation’s history; we act or we face the wrath of our children asking what happened to the Land of the Free.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time is short. Agendas pushed by evil men are rapidly coming to fruition; each advance cuts shorter the time you have left to hang back and let others fight the problem. The economy implodes, martial law is being implemented more and more blatantly, the nations are maneuvered into war, new diseases are unleashed, the enviroment collapses under the poisons generated by century-old polluting technology. The luxury of you pawning off your Responsibility to fight evil however you can has long passed but we are in critical times.
Ask yourself this: what excuse will you try to tell God when you die and you just minded your own business? Just going about your personal business as our nation-having been undermined in every possible way for the past century-collapses from economic starvation, imperial overreach, and moral decomposition is not going to win you any points in Heaven. Far from it. If you’re one of those waiting for some televangelist-promised Rapture ask yourself, and be honest; you think God wants you to wait for a free ride to eternal life as millions starve, millions are murdered, and the whole sorry Human Race suffers under a multi-generational tyranny… and you do nothing but wait for some promised escape?
And don’t be in denial! Those that have set America up for the hardest fall in history are showing their faces now: stealing trillions of your tax dollars; putting the finishing touches on the most brutal, powerful police state in history. The rot in America is on the surface, and no amount of mortician’s wax and makeup can cover it up. Your loved ones, neighbors… or you… have been squeezed by a dollar that buys less than less, taxes on every act and every thing. Our grandparents were lured from the small townfarms, self-owned businesses and self-sufficiency to the cities. Became dependent on corporations for wage jobs that seemed to deliver more money than working a farm or small town general store but that was nothing more than luring them into the bridle of wage slavery. Like a horse; you bait it with their favorite treat and once you got the harness on your theirs. That slavery was bred into your parents, and then into us… but as stated the economic rug was pulled out from under us.
What we do matters. Because the fate of the Earth and the Human Race is precariously balanced upon what you do. What we do. Americans demonstrated this recently on 9/12: two million of us marched on OUR CAPITOL to make it plain to the beast we’ve finally drawn a line in the sand. No amount of lying corporate spin could hide the magnitude of the event, and what a powerful meeting of minds and will it was. Could not have happened soon enough, but we have to work with what we got. Are.
Yet, that “tea party” was but a demonstration; nearly 1 out of 100 Americans holding signs, shouting, listening to speakers does not by itself translate into meaningful social and political change. Demonstrations by themselves are not ACTION. ACTION is what is needed-ACTION that produces REAL LIFE RESULTS and not just some vague feeling of hope and well being as you trundle back to the couch, potato.
What can you do?
You can start with yourself. Have to anyway, you’ve been programmed by the beast to be lazy, apathetic and that programming is deep.
You need get in shape, cleanse your body of processed foods by eating organic, exercise, and develop a relationship with Our Father. Note I didn’t say develop a regular tithing schedule with your favorite televangelist. Ouly Our Father is in our hearts. Jesus instructed us to pray to Him in a quiet, isolated place, and to simply still the mind and will ourselves to listen to God. He will speak, and you really need to listen; not nearly enough people do, which looking on the surface of that statement doesn’t make sense as God’s omnipotent and good. Then of course, you remember how the culture, media, education and religion are in the hands of those that have compelled me to speak out against them and its no wonder people don’t know this.
Get your house in order: get out of debt, eliminate as best possible your dependence on the enemy; get out of debt, stop indulging in their addictions and I’m not just talking about drugs but their television, their music, their gambling and spurilous entertainments. Grow your own food, get a group of like-minded individuals together and prepare together.
Begin to make yourself as anonymous as you can. Move if you can to a place-it could be a rental you don’t register or you can swap houses with someone like minded, which would actually work better with families. Don’t update your information with anyone-not the government, not corporations, not even your bank. Use a rental box to receive mail, have all correspondence routed through that so that when you move to your anon home you can keep appearances up. You don’t have to make a display of resistance; living anonymously and quietly free is the best revenge against the beast.
Someday-can’t say when-that will not be enough. Get a rifle while you can, a military pattern semi-automatic, with spare magazines, ammunition, spare parts, and gear to hold the spare mags and ammo on you. Get a airsoft replica of your rifle and going to Appleseedinfo.org learn the basics of making the shot, carefully analyzing and correcting for errors made. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can expand your training to tactics; get in a good shooting school-be warned that once you do register with a class the government will also know you’re taking this kind of training. Perhaps one in your group can “take one for the team” and register, then train the rest of your group. You will NOT survive being alone. Nobody does.
Yes, your group can do more than get together and survive. Once you’ve helped yourself(how can you help others if you need help-that’s an old saw for a reason)you can get involved with helping take this planet back from those bent on destroying it. Where to begin…
You can spread the truth: alternative news sites on the internet. Perhaps you can brainstorm, compare how you woke up and use that to adjust what you put out to get more people woke up.
Get together hundreds of like-minded individuals and pick a small town. Put up a full slate of candidates and find a reason to call for a recall election. This is a subject that deserves its own essay, so I wrote two of them.
Recall Election: Obstacles to Overcome
It would be prudent if you got support, so do a test run of the takeover by taking over the small town church. You join, make a majority, and when the pastor and/or board step out of line find an excuse to fire them.
While the internet’s still up go to these sites:
The Appleseed Project
A Well Regulated Militia
by D. van Oort & J.F.A. Davidson
From The Resister
"How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive?"
-- Alexander Solzhenitzyn, Gulag Archipelago
What would be the tripwire resulting in open rebellion? Examining the Bill of Rights, and considering EXISTING laws only, and not failed attempts, you will find that every clause has been violated to one degree or another.
Documenting those violations would fill volumes, and it is important to remember that only government can violate the exercise of unalienable individual rights and claim immunity from retribution. We omit martial law or public suspension of the Constitution as a tripwire. The overnight installation of dictatorship obviously would qualify as "the tripwire," but is not likely to occur. What has occurred, what is occurring, is the implementation of every aspect of such dictatorship without an overt declaration. The Constitution is being killed by attrition. The Communist Manifesto is being installed by accretion. Any suggestion that martial law is the tripwire leads us to the question: what aspect of martial law justifies the first shot?
For much the same reason, we will leave out mass executions of the Waco variety. For one thing, they are composite abuses of numerous individual rights. Yet, among those abuses, the real tripwire may exist. For another, those events are shrouded in a fog of obfuscation and outright lies. Any rebellion must be based on extremely hard and known facts. Similarly, no rebellion will succeed if its fundamental reasons for occurring are not explicitly identified. Those reasons cannot be explicitly identified if, in place of their identification, we simply point to a composite such as Waco and say, "See, that's why; figure it out." Any suggestion that more Wacos, in and of themselves, would be the tripwire, simply leads us back again to the question: what aspect of them justifies rebellion?
For the same reasons, we leave out a detailed account of Ayn Rand's identification of the four essential characteristics of tyranny. She identified them quite correctly, but together they are just another composite from which we must choose precipitating causes. These characteristics are: one-party rule, executions without trial for political offenses, expropriation or nationalization of private property, and "above all," censorship.
With regard to the first characteristic of tyranny, what is the real difference between the Fabian socialist Republican Party and the overtly [Bolshevik] socialist Democratic Party? Nothing but time. Regarding the second we have the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team and the ATF's enforcement branch. In action they simply avoid the embarrassment of a trial. Regarding the third, we have asset forfeiture "laws," the IRS, the EPA, the FCC, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, and a myriad of other executive branch agencies, departments, and commissions whose sole function is to regulate business and the economy. Regulating business for the common good (fascism) is no different in principle than outright nationalization (communism).
However, the fourth characteristic of tyranny, censorship, is the obvious primary tripwire. When ideology and the reporting of facts and how-to instructions are forbidden, there is nothing remaining but to fight. Freedom of speech and persuasion -- the freedom to attempt to rationally convince willing listeners -- is so fundamental an individual right that without it no other rights, not even the existence of rights, can be enforced, claimed, debated, or even queried.
Does this censorship include the regulation of the "public" airwaves by the FCC, as in the censorship which prohibits tobacco companies from advertising -- in their own defense -- on the same medium which is commanded by government decree to carry "public service" propaganda against them? Does it include federal compulsion of broadcasters to air politically-correct twaddle for "The Children"? Does it include the Orwellian "Communications Decency Act"? Does it include any irrationalism "sexual harassment" or tribalist "hate speech" laws which prohibit certain spoken words among co-workers? The answer: unequivocally yes.
Although the above do not pertain to ideological or political speech, yet they are censorship and are designed to intimidate people into the acceptance of de facto censorship. We say that any abrogation of free speech, and any form of censorship, which cannot be rectified by the soap box, the ballot box, or the jury box, must be rectified by the cartridge box -- or lost forever.
Americans have been stumbling over tripwires justifying overt resistance for well over 130 years. On one hand, we submit that gun confiscation is a secondary tripwire only. It is second to censorship because if speech is illegal we cannot even discuss the repeal of gun control, or any other population controls. If only guns are illegal, we may still convince people to repeal those laws. On the other hand, gun confiscation may be a sufficient tripwire because the primary one, censorship, can be fully implemented only after the citizenry has been disarmed.
Resistance, in the context of this article, means those legitimate acts by individuals which compel government to restrict its activities and authority to those powers delegated to the Congress by the people in the Constitution.
The distinction to be drawn here is that the objective of patriotic resistance is to restore original Constitutional government, not change the form of government. To this end we believe:
The enforcement of any laws -- local, state, or federal -- that through the action or inaction of the courts makes nugatory the individual means of resisting tyranny, justifies resistance.
The operative terms of the above statement are the parameters that must be defined and understood if resistance to tyranny and despotism is to be honorable, and for the cause of individual liberty, rather than anarchy resulting from a new gang of tyrants. Rebellion can never be justified so long as objective means of redress are available, which are themselves not subverted or rendered impotent by further or parallel subjective legislation.
The goal of patriots throughout the country must be the restoration of objective constitutional law and order. The failure to enforce a subjective law (i.e. the Communications Decency Act) does not justify that law existing, but it also does not justify resistance. This is because non-enforcement leaves avenues of redress, including the forbidden activity itself, still available. Should a lower court uphold or ignore a case that challenges subjective law, peaceable means of redress are still open by higher or lateral courts in another jurisdiction.
However, should the U.S. Supreme Court uphold subjective laws, or refuse to hear the cases challenging them, then the legislative, executive, and judicial branches have all failed to guarantee individual liberty, from the widest principles to the smallest details. A single refusal by the highest court in the land to overturn a whim-based subjective law, or to refuse to hear the case, is sufficient to justify resistance to that law because there is simply nowhere left to turn for further attempts at redress. At such time nobody is morally bound by that law. Tyranny gets one chance per branch.
America is either a constitutional republic or it is not. If we can restore our republic it will ultimately occur through reason, and reason will then lead our representatives to make unconstitutional those laws which, by any objective standard of justice, should have never been considered in the first place. However, we cannot assert our claim to restore our liberty if we but accede to a single socialist construct. Freedom and serfdom cannot coexist. We cannot have it both ways.
Life, and the means to preserve it, cannot coexist with disarmament. Liberty, and its rational exercise, cannot coexist with subjective constraints. Property, and its acquisition, use, and disposal cannot coexist with expropriation. The federal government's first task is to obey the Constitution. It has refused. Our first task as free men is to force the government to obey it again. The Constitution of the United States of America is a constraint on the federal government, not on the individual.
Likewise, the constitutions of the various states are constraints on the state governments, not on the individual. The Constitution contains many provisions allowing the violation of our natural rights as free men by immoral and unethical men in government. The true heroes of the ratification debates were the Antifederalists, who secured Federalist guarantees that the Bill of Rights would amend the Constitution.
To their undying credit, the Federalists lived up to their promise. Nevertheless, only after constitutional limitations on government have been restored in their original form can we consider amending the Constitution to redress its very few remaining defects (for example, the absence of a separation of state and the economy clause).
Laws that make nugatory the means of resisting tyranny and despotism determine the tripwire. The creeping legislative erosion of the 2nd Amendment is not the only tripwire that justifies resistance. We submit that any gun control is a secondary tripwire. Not only because it can be effortlessly evaded, but also because it strengthens our cause. It is second only to censorship. If speech is illegal we can discuss neither repeal of gun control, or the repeal of any other unconstitutional "law." Censorship is not a tripwire, it is THE tripwire. Thus, by default, censorship morally justifies rebellion.
Under censorship, no other rights, including the right to be free from censorship, can be advocated, discussed, or queried. It is incorrect to say that after censorship comes utter subjugation. Censorship is utter subjugation. There is no greater usurpation of liberty while remaining alive. After censorship come the death camps, and they are not a prerequisite of censorship, they are merely a symptom of it. Censorship qua censorship is sufficient in itself to justify open rebellion against any government that legislates, enforces, or upholds it.
However, that is not the half of it. Censorship is alone in being the only violation of individual rights that does not require actual enforcement or challenges in court, before rebellion is justified. When the government forbids you to speak or write, or use your own or a supporter's property to address willing listeners or readers, that government has openly and forcibly declared that the art of peaceful persuasion is dead and will not be tolerated. Upon that very instant, all peaceful avenues of redress have been closed and the only possible method of regaining that liberty is force. Whenever we give up that force, we are not only ruined, we deserve to be ruined.
Censorship is already being "legally" imposed through accretion by compromisers, appeasers, and pragmatists within government at all levels. Note the demands by "progressive" organizations and self-appointed "civil rights" groups to ban so-called "hate" speech (they mean thought and debate), or "extreme" language (they mean principled dissent), or "paramilitary" books (they mean the knowledge of how to resist). When our government imposes censorship, it will be because our ability to use force to resist censorship no longer exists. Buying copies of The Resister is not yet prohibited; buying machine guns already is. Unwarranted search for unlicensed books has not yet occurred; unwarranted search for unlicensed weapons has already begun. As your unalienable right of peaceable discussion and dissent is being daily abridged, your right to peaceably assemble and associate in advocacy of your own self-defense, according to your own free will, has already been outlawed (courtesy of ADL's "model" anti-militia legislation).
Unconstitutional federal agencies now arm themselves with weapons that you may not own, and train in tactics that you are prohibited from mastering. Before a government is sure you won't resist, it will make sure you can't resist.
The most irrational, contradictory, short-range, whimsical notion possible to men who claim the unalienable right to resist tyrannical government is the notion that they must first let their ability to resist be stripped from them before they have the right to use it. This is the argument of so-called conservatives who pish-tosh the notion of legislative "slippery-slopes," and sycophantic adherents of a supreme Court that has no constitutionally delegated authority to interpret the Constitution in the first place. We reject the notion of mindless compliance with subjective "laws." Subjective laws must be resisted on metaphysical and epistemological principles, moral and ethical grounds, and on constitutional and historical precedence.
No rational man desires ends without means. No rational man can be faced with his own imminent subjugation and truly believe that, once things are as bad as they can get, "sometime" "someone" will do "something" "somehow" to counteract that trend. Any man who counsels another to appeal to those mystical equivalents of "divine intervention" for "deliverance" from tyranny is our enemy by all principles conceivable within the scope of rational human intelligence.
The time to organize resistance is not after censorship, but before it. The time to prepare resistance is when our ability to resist is being threatened. The time to begin resistance is when that threat has been upheld or ignored by the courts. The unalienable rights that safeguard our ability to resist are limited to those which, if not violated, allow us to plan and use all materials necessary for resistance. We submit that only the following meet that criteria:
* freedom of speech and of the press, and the right to peaceably assemble--so that we may advocate ideas, report and discuss news, and instruct others how to carry out resistance activities (1st Amendment);
* the right to keep and bear arms -- so that we may have appropriate force in our hands should we need it, and be trained to use such force as necessary (2nd Amendment);
* the right to be let alone -- so that we may be free of government intrusion in our lives, liberty, and property (3rd Amendment);
* the right to be secure in our persons, dwellings, papers, and property from unwarranted, unaffirmed searches and seizures -- so that our records, ideological materials, and weapons will remain in our hands (4th Amendment).
For the purpose of this discussion, we believe that no other rights are relevant because if every individual right other than those four were violated -- although it would be an unspeakably evil act on the part of the government, justifying immediate and unforgiving resistance -- their abridgement would not effect our ability to resist. If any of the first four amendments are infringed by legislation, enforced by executive power, and their abrogation is upheld or ignored by the courts, unremitting, forcible resistance, and aid and comfort to its citizen-soldiers, is a moral imperative for every single person who believes that life, liberty, and property are unalienable and self-existing, and not grants of government privilege.
ENGINEERING THE IDIOCRACY
IDIOCRACY-NOT A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE BUT A MIRROR HELD UP TO OURSELVES
Idiocracy was a movie put out a few years ago. It was on its surface a comedy, staring Luke Wilson as a US Army private, a complete slacker, who is placed into a program testing a cryogenic process to preserve the military’s best warriors until they’re needed for some war or whatever. Never mind they’re building a literal Terminator style Skynet and a family of robotic weapons-but that’s beside the point. The point is, due to typical bureaucratic mismanagement the project gets scrapped and somehow the cryogenic chambers Luke Wilson and some prostitute played by Maya Rudolph get thrown into a garbage heap-America in the year 2505.
Idiocracy America: I think we’re a little closer than you think….
Well, as Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph sleep, America and the world degenerate. No, not by nuclear war, famine, Earth changes or some other cataclysm, but through a maintained path of pollution, waste, and deliberately dumbed down people(although HOW future ‘murikans were deliberately dumbed down isn’t touched). By the 24th century there are literally mountains of garbage-which avalanche, reveal the cryogenic chambers and Luke is awakened… in some idiot’s apartment as he watches a show consisting of a man repeatedly getting his balls assaulted in one way or another.
Television in the 21st-er, 24th century… Ow! My head!
Ignoring the obvious mess, the man gets off his couch/toilet and throws Luke out, and the man staggers along in a Calcutta police state with cameras and soldier cops everywhere.
Po-lice in the Idiocracy. Rockin…
The, er… “people”… are retarded derivations of Hispanic, Black and Appalachian urban poor, dependent on the creaking, crumbling automated infrastructure they’ve long forgotten how to take care of, and through centuries of the stupid lower class people outbirthing the too-intelligent-yet-too-ignorant-for-their-own-good “smart” upper class people… guess what? Everyone’s a ‘tard.
I know more than a few dudes like him now...
Luke can’t get no help from these bred down, dumbed down people as the creaky automated police state they’re hopelessly dependent on has its way with him-until a test determines this guy, a complete slacker, average in every way-is the smartest man on Earth.
Anyone who can put two and two together is too smart for the average ‘murkan
And that creaky automated system has broken down so much they can’t even grow crops anymore. Because they’re irrigating with a sports drink(“it’s got electrolytes”). Luke comes up with the solution to use water-but that puts the sports drink maker out of business. Which puts most of America out of work.
Will Obama resort to weighlifting, weave and firing a M249 SAW to keep his polls up?
He’s put on trial, sentenced to “rehabilitation”, where he’s to get run over by monster trucks. Maya however sees that the plants are growing under the water(does it have flouride? Of course). She enlists the help of one of the tards, shows footage of the crops growing under the water, saves the day and they get married and he becomes president. America’s still a shithole.
WE’RE IN A IDIOCRACY-NOT A DEMOCRACY
Television, the electronic narcotic; centrally controlled reality distorting, lying media that’s in every home in America. Hollywood studios and Madison Avenue put out the approved programming. It is programming-programming you how to think, dress, act, give you the approved opinions, designate the approved enemies.
All the programs show the same stereotypes, the same caring and competent cops and doctors and lawyers and judges. The same retarded, low-bred (put your stereotype here). The system’s basically good. Liberals are saints, but there’s a token amount of “right wingers” to preserve the artifice of the American left/right paradigm.
And don’t you DARE own guns! Or question authority! Or think for yourself, find out things for yourself. Certainly, you need to leave politics to the politicians-you’ll be missing the next American Idol or the weekend ball game. You don’t want to be seen as some kind of freak-do you? Just kick back after working for the same corporations that have enslaved you, watch their television programming, feast on their corporate farm produced poison/food. And if that isn’t enough there’s a medical diagnosis readily available to facilitate a legal prescription-just don’t get caught driving with your pills...
Not 500 years from now-NOW!
I must repeat, Americans spend several hours a day passively taking in the products of corporations and government pysops. The same people who’ve already transformed America into an idiocracy have transformed Americans into a kind of hive mind, a group mind whose common nexus is… that widescreen you give your time and devotion to every night.
Naked corporate sponsorship of propaganda, by half naked teleprompter readers? Why not, were about there now.
John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Isebyrt have exposed the treasonous sabotage of American minds in grade school. America’s state schools were patterned after the Prussian model; regimentation meant to instill obediency and willingness to perform repetitive tasks for days, months, years, decades if necessary. Learn how to think? That would allow Americans to analyze their situation objectively. Learn about the truth of their past and in detail? That would allow Americans to compare what their corporate massahs are doing now, compare that to the past-and figure out what they’ve lost. And then how would a nation be harnessed for the benefit of a few way too rich old white men?
Better there be misspelt signs than deal with a energized, awakened, hostile people.
Corporate run culture
I know I bust on the television, and it needs busting on, but have you ever watched “Mad Men”? Madison Avenue salesmen have been using the television and psychology to sell buying all the crap they sell. Not having a clue, our parents and grandparents bought the sophisticated mind control, got themselves and us into debt.
We don’t need to wait 500 or 5 years for corporate takeover and pimping of every facet of life-people are wearing corporate swag as fashion now. Every stadium and convention center has a corporate sponsor that puts their corporate name on the damn building. Grade school athletic teams whore themselves for corporate sponsorship.
…In a few years, I could see the above sign being commonplace-feeding millions of fat, stupid ‘murkans gorging themselves on grease, preservatives, rotten meat and God knows what else!
In the movie, America was so dependent on this gatorade-like drink they irrigate their crops with it. America is positively addicted to their aspartame and flouride filled soft drinks.
What keeps the police state going? Taxes. How do you sell the dumbest people on Earth to remember to pay their taxes? Sex. I could see that happening but troops with grenade launchers for handguns would be the preferred IRS technique.
Corporate run wasteland
Corporations have taken over the American economy, monopolized it and have run the whole country into the ground with their “free trade” that have drained this country of its productive capacity and their Madison Avenue consumerism that have along with a ever-weakening dollar reduced most of us into debt slavery.
We live in what can be called in part a merchantilist dictatorship. A corporate oligarchy so pervase, so all-powerful the biggest buildings are corporate edifices. Fashion is advertising. And the only way to keep a roof over your head and some kind of… food… in your fat diabetic gut is to work for the very corporations that pimp you out for 19 out of every 20 bucks you earn-and the government takes half of that last dollar… then you got rent, gas, utilities, which enrich some incorporation or another. That last few cents? Guess where you spend it-way too big corporations. Like so:
From Debt Repudiation: Time to free yourselves from fraud by author.
Scientific dictatorship. That’s what we live under and if you think abou it there’s no other way to deal with the situation than face it head on.
Fortunately, the enemy’s engineered economic collapse is also offering a golden opportunity-to see how things really are, to break free of the beast and its debt slavery the electronic narcotic, the preoccupation with baubles and passive entertainments. Seeing how much danger they’re in, Americans have been arming up at a rate unparalleled in American history, the greatest arms race in history is happening now between the American People and the United States Government.
Armed, intelligent, Free people cannot be slaves.
It isn’t enough however to arm yourself, to recognize the toxins both mental and physical that our enemies have pumped us full of. We as a People and as individuals must aspire to become the utmost we can be. To reach for the pinnacle of human potential.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
A contemporary of Nicolai Maciavelli, Da Vinci’s artistic and scientific accomplishments are monumental; it could be stated he was the spark of the Renaissance. At the time, Italy was just a geographic term: dozens of small states were constantly at war with each other, making the land vulnerable to conquest for centuries but for the power of the Pope in Rome and the Venetian Empire.
Although working with late medieval technology his concepts of the tank, the breech loading cannon, automobiles, aircraft, armored warships would all be realized by the Industrial Revolution. He had incredible artistic talent, and could draw a self-portrait without the aid of a mirror.
See, this essay’s useful after all-just get some DOM pipe, welding equipment, build a mount....
Not only was Leonardo Da Vinci an intellectual giant, he was physically more than a match for any of the brain dead thugs held up for worship by the “elites” Idiocracy.
Leonardo da Vinci, (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), is regarded as the archetypal Renaissance Man. Little is known about his personal life and he appears to have been secretive about his most intimate relationships. However, much research and speculation has been invested in these aspects of his life, because of the fascination exerted by his artistic and scientific genius, and his apparent personal magnetism.
Description and analysis of Leonardo's character, personal desires and intimate behaviour has been based upon a number of sources: records concerning him, his biographies, his own written journals, his paintings, his drawings, his associates and speculations that were made concerning him by contemporaries.
These demonstrate a man who appears to have benefitted from his nurturing family, who worked with others cooperatively in apprenticeship and encouragingly as a master and who provided well for the needs of those for whom he had responsibility.
Leonardo Da Vinci had a number of powerful patrons, including the King of France. He had, over the years, a large number of followers and pupils. With two of these in particular, Salai and Melzi, he maintained close relationships.
Descriptions and portraits of Leonardo combine to create an image of a man who was tall, athletic and extremely handsome. Portraits indicate that as an older man, he wore his hair long, at a time when most men wore it cropped short, or reaching to the shoulders. While most men were shaven or wore close-cropped beards, Leonardo's beard flowed over his chest.
His clothing is described as being unusual in his choice of bright colours, and at a time when most mature men wore long garments, Leonardo's preferred outfit was the short tunic and hose generally worn by younger men.
According to Vasari, "In the normal course of events many men and women are born with various remarkable qualities and talents; but occasionally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvellously endowed by heaven with beauty, grace and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind....Everyone acknowledged that this was true of Leonardo da Vinci, an artist of outstanding physical beauty who displayed infinite grace in everything he did and who cultivated his genius so brilliantly that all problems he studied were solved with ease. He possessed great strength and dexterity; he was a man of regal spirit and tremendous breadth of mind..."
Leonardo was a man with great personal appeal, kindness and generosity and was generally well-loved by his contemporaries.
According to Vasari "Leonardo's disposition was so lovable that he commanded everyone's affection". He was "a sparkling conversationalist" who charmed Ludovico il Moro with his wit. Vasari sums him up by saying "In appearance he was striking and handsome, and his magnificent presence brought comfort to the most troubled soul; he was so persuasive that he could bend other people to his will. He was physically so strong that he could withstand violence and with his right hand he could bend the ring of an iron door knocker or a horseshoe as if they were lead. He was so generous that he fed all his friends, rich or poor.... Through his birth Florence received a very great gift, and through his death it sustained an incalculable loss."
Some of Leonardo's personal wisdom is to be found in a series of fables that he wrote. A prevalent theme is the mistake of placing too high esteem upon one's self, and the benefits to be gained through awareness, humility and endeavour.
The diversity of Leonardo's interests, remarked on by Vasari as apparent in his early childhood, was to express itself in his journals which record his scientific observations of nature, his meticulous dissection of corpses to understand anatomy, his experiments with machines for flying, for generating power from water and for besieging cities, his studies of geometry and his architectural plans, as well as personal memos and creative writing including fables.
It appears from Vasari's description that Leonardo first learnt to play the lyre as a child and that he was very talented at improvisation. In about 1479 he created a lyre in the shape of a horse's head, which was made "mostly of silver", and of "sonorous and resonant" tone. Lorenzo de'Medici saw this lyre and wishing to better his relationship with Ludovico Sforza, the usurping Duke of Milan, he sent Leonardo to present this lyre to the Duke as a gift. Leonardo's musical performances so far surpassed those of Ludovico's court musicians that the Duke was delighted.
Leonardo always loved nature. One of the reasons was because of his childhood environment. Near his childhood house were mountains, trees, and rivers. There were also many animals. This environment gave him the perfect chance to study the surrounding area; it also may have encouraged him to have interest in painting. The two earliest memories of his childhood were of a kite hovering over his cradle, and of a cave in the woods.
Leonardo was and is renowned primarily as a painter. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are the most famous, most reproduced and most parodied portrait and religious painting of all time, respectively, their fame approached only by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on everything from the Euro to text books to t-shirts. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings survive, the small number due to his constant, and frequently disastrous, experimentation with new techniques, and his chronic procrastination. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, comprise a contribution to later generations of artists only rivalled by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.
Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded.As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.
End quote but can you imagine such a man living today?! Talk about the absolute opposite of the tards of the American idiocracy. DaVinci would probably be diagnosed by some psychiatric witch doctor, given ritalin and had his mind destroyed in public schools.
Leonardo DaVinci had a methodical mind, this is a breakdown of how he thought according to his own writings; taken from the internet under Fair Use.
1. Curiosità. Curiosità is an "insatiably curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning". Great minds have one characteristic in common: they continuously ask questions throughout their lives. Leonardo's endless quest for truth and beauty clearly demonstrates this. What makes great minds different is the quality of their questions. You can increase your ability to solve problems by increasing your ability to ask good questions. Like da Vinci, you should cultivate an open mind that allows you to broaden your universe and increase your ability to explore it. Here are some ways to apply Curiosità:
o Keep a journal. Bring a journal wherever you go and use it often. Write your ideas and thoughts there. Try to write several statements a day that start with "I wonder why/how..."
o Observe according to a theme. Choose a theme and observe things according to the theme for a day. For example, let's say you choose "communication". For the entire day, observe every type and instance of communication you come across. You can then record your observations in your journal.
o Stream of consciousness exercise. Pick a question and write the thoughts and associations that occur to you as they are. Don't edit them. The important thing is to keep writing. This is also referred to as freewriting.
Dimostrazione. Dimostrazione is "a commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistake". Wisdom comes from experience and the principle of Dimostrazione helps you get the most out of your experience. Here are some ways to apply Dimostrazione:
o Check your beliefs. Do you hold any beliefs that you haven't verified through experience?
o Three points of view. First, make a strong argument against your belief. Next, take a distant view of your belief (for example, as if you live in a different culture) and review it. Finally, find friends who can give you different perspectives.
o Analyze the advertisements that affect you. Look at the advertisements in your favorite magazine and analyze the strategy and tactics they use. Find the advertisements that affect you most and find out why.
o Find “anti-role models” to learn from. List the names of some people whose mistakes you want to avoid. Learn from them so that you won't encounter the same pitfalls.
Sensazione. Sensazione is "the continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience". According to da Vinci, we can best practice Dimostrazione through our senses, particularly sight. That's why one of Leonardo's mottoes is saper vedere (knowing how to see) upon which he built his work in arts and science. Here are some ways to apply Sensazione:
o Write detailed description of an experience. For instance, describe your experience of watching a sunrise in your journal.
o Learn how to describe a smell.
o Learn to draw.
o Listen to different sounds around you. Learn to listen to different intensity of sounds from the softest (e.g. your breathing) to the loudest (e.g. traffic).
o Live in the moment. Practice mindfulness.
4. Sfumato. Sfumato is "a willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty". An essential characteristic of da Vinci's genius is his ability to handle a sense of mystery. Here are two ways to apply Sfumato:
o Befriend ambiguity. Find some situations in your past where you faced ambiguity (e.g. waiting to hear if your application for a job you wanted was successful). Describe how you felt.
o Ask yourself questions that relate two opposites. For example, ask yourself how your happiest and saddest moments are related.
o Practice the Socratic method. The goal with the Socratic method is to examine possibilities, and that is done by asking questions, not by giving answers. Socrates was known (and criticized) for asking questions to which he didn't have answers. The key to using the Socratic method is to be humble. Don't assume that you or anyone knows anything for sure. Question every premise.
Arte/scienza. Arte/scienza is "the development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination". This is thinking with the “whole brain”. Mind mapping is a powerful method that can help you combine logic and imagination in your work and life. The end result of mapping should be a web-like structure of words and ideas that are somehow related in the writer's mind.
Corporalità. Corporalità is "the cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise". Leonardo had amazing physical ability that complemented his genius in science and arts. Here are some ways to apply Corporalità:
o Develop a program for physical fitness. Your program should include three things: flexibility exercises, strength training, and aerobic conditioning.
o Develop body awareness. Study anatomy. Try yoga. Dance. Do some contact juggling. Whatever strengthens the connection between body and mind, go for it.
o Cultivate ambidexterity. Leonardo could work with both his right and left hand and regularly switched between them. You can cultivate ambidexterity by using your nondominant hand for relatively simple tasks like brushing your teeth or eating your breakfast. Later you can use your nondominant hand for writing.
7. Connessione. Connessione is "a recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena". This, in other words, is systems thinking. One main source of Leonardo's creativity is his ability to form new patterns through connections and combinations of different elements. Here are some ways to apply Connessione:
o Find ways to link things that seem unrelated. For example, you can try to find connections between a bear and the World Wide Web, or geology and the Mona Lisa (real name "La Giaconda").
o Imagine dialogues. Imagine talking with a role model to gain new perspective and insight. Or you can imagine how some role models would discuss your problem.
o Think about how things originate. Take an object and think about what elements are involved in its creation and how.
Unfortunately, the wrong Italian is held up as a role model-Maciavellian intrigue is practiced in every corner of American society, especially among many of the Patriot Movement who’d rather turn a potentially nation-saving cause into a joke of petty soap opera intrigue and treason.
WE NEED TO CULTIVATE A DA VINCI SOCIETY
That can only start with YOU. What do YOU aspire to be?
What do you hold up to be a virtue?
Active in one’s community?
Some corporate media invented image of coolness?
Minding your own business?
Going along with what celebrities and other “authorities” say?
Many a society have chosen the path of the Idiocracy instead of self-actualization.
Most were conquered, or simply collapsed from within by the social rot.
Some were harnessed by evil men, turned into empires.
When empires are allowed to rule, only death, destruction and the further retardation of Man result.
The United States is an empire. To us it is an Idiocracy that can go overseas and murder whoever it is acceptable to treat like niggers, and we can cheer the weapons paid for by our beyond-serfdom level of taxes on the evening news. Hell we cheer when the US government’s tin badge gods do their own Shock and Awe on our own fellow citizens.
Our America was not inspired by Maciavelli and all his intrigue and power games. Our America was inspired in great part by Leonardo Da Vinci. One of history’s most self-actualized men, he sought to the best he can be, and it was that dream that propelled the masses of common people to this country, to be the best they could be-or knew how to be. Certainly a revolution had to be fought, and that revolution was eventually hijacked by the sons of Maciavellil with the engineered political and economic crisis that led to the US Constitution… and the tyranny we now live under.
The ideal of Our America remains. You can never, ever, kill an ideal; especially the ideal of Freedom.
The enemy can kill off however many people they can. They cannot kill the desire to be Free. Even in the most totalitarian regime, the darkest age that desire will lay dormant, gestate. Its roots will penetrate the first crack it can and grow from there, spreading, growing.
That ideal has been growing for countless generations, in the face of centurions, knights, barons, satraps, janissaries, barons, dukes, kings, khans, emperors. It has weathered the worst the international bankers have thrown at it; the scientific dictatorship called Modern America… and yet it remains, still growing. Even when the organizations of those that remember that dream, of Freedom, are penetrated, perverted, turned agains those that joined to fight for that Freedom-that dream still lives.
Freedom has grown up. No amount of neurolinguistic programming, role models, authority figures, laws, weapons are going to stop it. Those that have carefully crafted this society, this Hologram of Liberty to harness our energies and quietly enslave us to embark on a century of wars to found their “new world order” cannot destroy ideals. On the contrary every person they seduce into debt creates someone who will repudiate their debt and cut off their chains of usury slavery. Every person they imprison for some ridiculously trivial “code infraction” becomes an outlaw who will NOT obey ANY PART of their byzantine legal code. Every person they murder creates a martyr-a blood debt-that they who think have conquered us will have to pay for