Pastor Martin Niemoller
First they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one was left to speak out for me.
There is some disagreement over the exact wording of the quotation and when it was created; indeed, the content of the quotation may have been presented differently by Niemöller on different occasions
“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men. The human race has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised against injustice, ignorance, and lust, yhe inquisition yet would serve the law, and guillotines decide our least disputes. The few who dare, must speak and speak again to right the wrongs of many. Speech, thank God, no vested power in this great day and land can gag or throttle. Press and voice may cry loud disapproval of existing ills; may criticise oppression and condemn the lawlessness of wealth-protecting laws that let the children and childbearers toil to purchase ease for idle millionaires. Therefore I do protest against the boast of independence in this mighty land. Call no chain strong, which holds one rusted link. Call no land free, that holds one fettered slave. Until the manacled slim wrists of babes are loosed to toss in childish sport and glee, until the mother bears no burden, save the precious one beneath her heart, until Gods soil is rescued from the clutch of greed and given back to labor, let no man call this the land of freedom.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox
PEOPLE, THE POWERS THAT BE ARE VERY VERY AFRAID
THEY ARE VERY AFRAID OF YOU AND ME.
THAT IS WHY THEY SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON TV TELLING US THEY ARE IN POWER
ITS IS WHY THEY RESEARCH SO MUCH INTO HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND HAVE A MASSIVE “ENTERTAINMENT”(AKA INDOCTRINATION) INDUSTRY
AND ITS WHY THEY SPEND SO MUCH ON POLICE AND BRUTAL MILITARY FORCES TO KEEP OURSELVES AND OTHERS IN LINE.
IF THEY DID NONE OF THIS ,WE THE PEOPLE WOULD BE BACK IN POWER AND THE LIARS AND THEIVES AND PREDATORS WOULD BE HANGING FROM LAMPOSTS
HUAMN BEING COMES IN MULTIPLE FORMS AND VARITIES ,IN GENERAL THEY ARE DECENT CREATURES
GOVERNMENTS FORM FROM ELITES ,IN GENERAL THEY ARE CORRUPT
POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWERS CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY AS WELL AS ATTRACTS THE ABSOLUTELY CORRUPT
GOVERNMENT IS A LOOOSE LOOSE SITUATION FOR THE COMMON MAN OR WOMAN
A Message to the U.S. Military
When injustice becomes law, RESISTANCE becomes duty
WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR ….BUT FEAR ITSELF
Dan and Sheila Gendron, Contributors
If we were to pinpoint the one pervasive emotion in society today, it would be fear. People all around you are fearful of almost everything. They fear the police. They fear the IRS, ATF, TSA and all the other “alphabet police”. They fear losing their job. They fear losing their house. They fear their city or town government. And they fear the mother of them all – fear of continuing life without enough money to maintain their current lifestyle (or at least the one they remember from a decade ago). Most people rationalize these fears as normal because “everyone has them”.
We are trained from a very early age to act out of fear. We fear our teachers wrath, so we do our homework. We fear clergymen, for they decide if we go to heaven or hell, so we say all the right prayers. We fear older children who may bully us so we cross the street to avoid them. Later on in life we fear the cost and hassle of a ticket, so we fasten our seat belts. We fear losing our house so we work in a job that means nothing, offers us no personal satisfaction other than just enough money to keep us trying to reach the carrot on the stick.
Try this experiment . . .
List all your obligations for the next 30 days – work, social and financial – then place a star beside those that cause you any concern (fear). Most people who do this discover there are multiple things in their immediate lives that cause them fear.
Today, in 2012, there is plenty outside of our daily lives to fear: Will the world end on December 21st? Will WWIII start in Iran? Will the economy collapse? Will the poles shift position? Will the sun (or another country) send an EMP that knocks out the electrical grid? Will martial law be implemented? Have we foolishly given the President of the United States so much power that he can become a dictator? Will food supplies run out? Will the weather continue to be abnormal? Will chemtrails ultimately poison us? Will GMO crops take over all others?
Are you scared yet?
Many of these fears are constantly and purposely reinforced by what I like to call “the pop culture”. Television is the greatest purveyor of fear, usually by embedding feelings of inadequacy. I recently read that the average American watches 34 hours and 39 minutes of TV per week. That’s a good deal more than it would take to participate in a college course. Like the college course, you are being instructed and trained by the TV. Edward Bernays coined the term “television programming” and his rationale was crystal clear – television was designed to program people into becoming happy consumers. These happy consumers are being motivated to purchase garbage by an external force that exploits feelings of inadequacy. Every time we watch a commercial that shows the handsome man with a real “babe” sitting next to him in his shiny new car, in our minds we feel inadequate for not having a new car, too. These feelings of inadequacy open the door to fear, especially when we are given nothing of real value to replace those desires.
Fear is the toolbox of “the powers that be” (TPTB). Fear is the lowest vibration humans can be affected by or give off. It impedes our path to higher (vibratory) levels of consciousness and ascension as human beings. People who live in a constant state of fear are very manipulable. TPTB understand that if they can make people fearful, they can make them do anything.
It is fear – manipulated fear – that makes us compliantly stand in line to be groped before embarking on a plane, regardless of the fact that no terrorist plot has ever been discovered nor stopped by such action! Although some who suffer through the TSA’s groping express anger, the real motivation for compliance is fear.
The manipulators, TPTB, are fostering fear of everything. The intensification of this fear began as a full-frontal assault in the days immediately after 9-11. It was fear that caused Americans to lay down – not once, not twice, but 3 times – and approve and abide by the Patriot Act and now NDAA. It was fear, not patriotism that caused many of us to cheer the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It is manipulated fear that allows a once free society to accept such a campaign such as “See Something, Say Something” – fear your neighbors, fear those who think the Constitution was a pretty good document before it was overruled by executive orders, fear those who are not dependent on “the system” for their lives, fear those who have a different opinion than you do. It is fear that keeps us from opening our mouths and saying “No” to those actions that we know are not right.
TPTB know this music very well and play it long and hard for all it’s worth. They are congratulating themselves, patting each other on the back for causing 350 million people to be so fearful that they consistently act against their own self-interest – and against the last vestiges of freedom. Their jubilation is caused by knowing that 99.9% of you are easily controllable and predictable. Hitler’s “final solution” required countless numbers of troops, Gestapo and SS to carry it out. Today it is done with a TV ad campaign, shown in the aisles of Wal-Mart. Today TPTB brag that most will walk into what they know is their execution without even having to be told the lie that they are going to be de-loused.
How do we overcome this fear that has been instilled in us? When I was a child and afraid of lightening and thunder, my mother got out the encyclopedia and we read about thunderstorms, about how the lightening was 1 mile away for every 5 second delay before hearing the thunder. I was never afraid of a thunder storm again.
Look at the reality of that which you fear. Do we need to fear Al-Qaeda because of 9-11 to the point of fearing any Muslim person? It wasn’t they who planned it out, they were simply stooges who were blamed for an evil action against 3000 innocent Americans, which action was at its essence an excuse to take Americans’ freedoms away. There has been no secondary attack in the 11 years since that horrific event. If they wanted to destroy us, wouldn’t they attack when we were still reeling from the first one?
Do we need to fear a neighbor who might be having an agitated conversation on his cellphone in a Wal-Mart to the point of calling in a SWAT team? Not if we take the time to take a walk past our own house to our neighbor’s to introduce ourselves and thereby learn who he or she is.
Do we need to fear an 83-year-old grandmother taking her final flight to see her grandchildren to the point of humiliating her before allowing her on a plane? Or a 4-year-old child screaming in terror? Or a business executive? Or YOU? What do they have to fear from you that they need to grab your genitals as you run the gauntlet of TSA “agents”, wherever they set up shop?
The truth is, they do fear you. They fear that too many of us are waking up, thinking for ourselves and replacing that fear with self-determination. TPTB fear anyone who claims their own birthright to live the life they choose that does not harm another, without fear. They need you to fear them, or their plans won’t work. You can’t control 7 billion people with a whip, but you can control them with fear. It has worked since the days of Nimrod, who convinced his people to store all their grain in his grain bin to keep it safe from imagined attackers “lurking” outside the city walls.
Shed the fear. Be kind to each other. Help each other. Love each other. These actions leave less and less room for fear to take hold of you. If this is a new concept for you, start small. Start with your family, expand it to your co-workers, and then to people you don’t even know. Once you feel how good it is to not live in fear, it may become a habit. And wouldn’t that foil their plans?
Dan & Sheila are the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, and hosts of the podcast, Still Surviving with Dan & Sheila. For questions about space in their Intentional Survivalist Community or other survivalist issues, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Virus Called Fear
Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. “A Virus Called Fear” is a short film about the conditioning of fear, and what irrational fears can lead to.
A Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking student documentary short. Written and directed by Ben Fama Jr.
Riots and Police Brutality in Spain
THE TIDE IS TURNING
WE WILL WIN THIS
WE WON THIS BEFORE ,WE WILL WIN AGAIN ,AND AGAIN …..AND AGAIN
Police FLEE from Madrid Protestors
WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE ,HERE IS THE SIMPLE SOLUTION
“Never take counsel of your fears.”
The Jacksonians opposed government granted monopolies to banks, especially the national bank, which was a central bank known as the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson fought to end the government monopoly to the Bank and got great opposition from Nicholas Biddle, the bank chairman. Biddle first dismissed Jackson efforts, but as the initiative gained popular support, he got more concerned. There was an attempt to murder Jackson at that time but the pistols failed. Jackson would later claim that he had proof the bankers were behind this attempt. Jackson was able to gain popular support because the Bank money manipulations and inflation had created a big recession, and it had inflated land prices, benefiting big land owners and stopping economical development. In a last attempt to stop Jackson, Biddle burst the bubble his inflationary policies had created, and brought about a deflationary correction. This put pressure on Jackson, but after a year of recession, the economy was clean by the deflationary correction, and the Bank was out of “ammunition”. Jackson had won the battle. The Bank continued his operations as a state bank, but had to close years after. Once retired, everytime Jackson was asked what was his biggest achievement as president he answered: “I killed the Bank”.
ANDREW JACKSON CLEARED AMERICAN DEBT
“The Bank is trying to kill me, but I shall kill it!”
ANDREW JACKSONS VIEW OF THE BANKS….NO BAILOUT.
“You are a nest of vipers and thieves, and by the grace of the almighty God, I will root you out!”
ANDREW JACKSON’S VIEW ON CORPORATIONS
Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn.
ANDREW JACKSONS VIEW ON THE BRIGHTEST AND THE BEST
Hemans gallows ought to be the fate of all such ambitious men who would involve their country in civil wars, and all the evils in its train that they might reign & ride on its whirlwinds & direct the Storm– The free people of these United States have spoken, and consigned these wicked demagogues to their proper doom.
END THE BAILOUT DEFAULT TODAY
PROTEST EVERY AUSTERITY MEASURE, BE PREPARED TO DEFEND YOURSELF FROM STATE SPONSERED THUGS AND MURDERERS (POLICE).
DEMAND THE BAILOUT STOPS AND DEFAULTS BEGIN. ASSET STRIP THE CRIMINAL BANKS , ARREST THE CRIMINAL BANKERS AND STRIP THEM OF THIER ILLEGALLY GAINS ASSETS
IN SCOTLAND RE-LAUNCH THE BANKRUPTED “BANK OF SCOTLAND” AS A STATE OWNED BANK THAT PRINTS ITS OWN DEBT FREE MONEY ,BACKED BY OIL AND GOLD RESERVES!!
DEMAND DIRECT DEMOCRACY, EUROPE IS BURNING BECAUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AND ITS GOVERNMENT
IMHO LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM IS THE POLITICAL SOLUTION FOR A DIRECT DEMOCRACY
“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
Bill Hicks – It’s Just A Ride
The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it’s very loud. And it’s fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they’ve begun to question, ‘Is this real, or is this just a ride?’, and other people have remembered, and they’ve come back to us and they say ‘Hey, don’t worry. Don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.’ and we KILL THOSE PEOPLE.
“Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! SHUT HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This just has to be real.”
It’s just a ride.
But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that. You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter, because … It’s just a ride.
And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.
Here’s what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:
Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER AND OUTER, forever … in peace.
— Bill Hicks (1961 – 1994)
History was begun in mythology by an act of disobedience , it may well end in reality with an act of obedience.
Its is humanities diversity that will save us
It is humanities conformity that will kill us!
HUMANITY UNITED IN DIVERSITY!!!