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John W. Whitehead/The Rutherford Institute: Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age

Re-posted, with many thanks to John Whitehead for this profound message, from The Rutherford Institute. Inspiring and relevant to our times, an address to everyone, really. It’s not the time to sit back and remain silent, for our rights are daily being stripped from us–rather a time to get informed, to find our inner courage, to speak out, and to take action. 

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Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age

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By John W. Whitehead
May 02, 2016

“The most striking fact about the story of Rip Van Winkle is not that he slept 20 years, but that he slept through a revolution. While he was peacefully snoring up on the mountain, a great revolution was taking place in the world – indeed, a revolution which would, at points, change the course of history. And Rip Van Winkle knew nothing about it; he was asleep.”—Martin Luther King Jr., Commencement Address for Oberlin College

The world is disintegrating on every front—politically, environmentally, morally—and for the next generation, the future does not look promising. As author Pema Chodron writes in When Things Fall Apart:

When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these are the traditional signs of a dark age.

Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated by the surveillance state.

They will be the subjects of a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies and on guard against domestic acts of terrorism, blowback against military occupations in foreign lands. And they will find government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment’s notice.

As such, they will find themselves forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences.

It’s a dismal prospect, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, we who should have known better failed to guard against such a future.

Worse, as I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we neglected to maintain our freedoms or provide our young people with the tools necessary to survive, let alone succeed, in the impersonal jungle that is modern civilization.

We brought them into homes fractured by divorce, distracted by mindless entertainment, and obsessed with the pursuit of materialism. We institutionalized them in daycares and afterschool programs, substituting time with teachers and childcare workers for parental involvement. We turned them into test-takers instead of thinkers and automatons instead of activists.

We allowed them to languish in schools which not only often look like prisons but function like prisons, as well—where conformity is the rule and freedom is the exception. We made them easy prey for our corporate overlords, while instilling in them the values of a celebrity-obsessed, technology-driven culture devoid of any true spirituality. And we taught them to believe that the pursuit of their own personal happiness trumped all other virtues, including any empathy whatsoever for their fellow human beings.

We botched things up in a big way, but hopefully all is not lost.

Not yet, at least.

Faced with adversity, this generation could possibly rise to meet the grave challenges before them, bringing about positive change for our times and maintaining their freedoms, as well.

The following bits of wisdom, gleaned from a lifetime of standing up to injustice and speaking truth to power, will hopefully help them survive the perils of the journey that awaits:

Wake up and free your mind. Resist all things that numb you, put you to sleep or help you “cope” with so-called reality. From the day you are born, enter school, graduate and get a job, virtually everything surrounding you is notsomething you entered by free will. And those who establish the rules and laws that govern society’s actions dictate what is proper. They desire compliant subjects. Those who become conscious of the chains that bind them and free their minds and decide to disagree are often ostracized and find themselves behind bars. However, as George Orwell warned, “Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” It is these conscious individuals who change the world for the better.

Be an individual. For all of its championing of the individual, American culture advocates a stark conformity. As a result, young people are sedated by the flatness and predictability of modern life. “You can travel far and wide and have a difficult time finding a store or restaurant that is even mildly unique,” writes Thomas More in The Care of the Soul. “In shopping malls everywhere, in restaurant districts, in movie theaters, you will find the same clothes, the same names, the same menus, the same new films, the identical architecture. On the East Coast, you can sit in a restaurant seat identical to that you sat in on the West Coast.” In other words, the repetition that is modern life means the death of individuality.

Resist the corporate state. Don’t become mindless consumers. Consumption is a drug. It makes us unaware of the corruption surrounding us. As Chris Hedges writes in Empire of Illusion:

Corporations are ubiquitous parts of our lives, and those that own and run them want them to remain that way. We eat corporate food. We buy corporate clothes. We drive in corporate cars. We buy our fuel from corporations. We borrow from, invest our retirement savings with, and take our college loans with corporations and corporate banks. We are entertained, informed, and bombarded with advertisements by corporations. Many of us work for corporations. There are few aspects of life left that have not been taken over by corporations, from mail delivery to public utilities to our for-profit health-care system. These corporations have no loyalty to the country or workers. Our impoverishment feeds their profits. And profits, for corporations, are all that count.

Realize that one person can make a difference. If we’re going to see any positive change for freedom, then we must change our view of what it means to be human and regain a sense of what it means to love one another. That will mean gaining the courage to stand up for the oppressed. In fact, it’s always been the caring individual—the ordinary person doing extraordinary things—who has made a difference in the world. Even Mahatma Gandhi, who eventually galvanized the whole of India, brought the British Empire to its knees, and secured freedom for his people, began as a solitary individual committed to the idea of nonviolent resistance to the British Empire.

Help others. We all have a calling in life. And I believe it boils down to one thing: You are here on this planet to help other people. In fact, none of us can exist very long without help from others. This is brought home forcefully in a story that Garret Keizer recounts in his insightful book Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Supposedly in hell the damned sit around a great pot, all hungry, because the spoons they hold are too long to bring the food to their mouths. In heaven, people are sitting around the same pot with the same long spoons, but everyone is full. Why? Because in heaven, people use their long spoons to feed one another.

Learn your rights. It’s easy to complain, throw up your hands and just accept the way things are. Unfortunately, for all the moaning and groaning, very few people take the time to change the country for the better. Yet we’re losing our freedoms for one simple reason: most of us don’t know anything about our freedoms. Lest we forget, America is a concept. You have to earn the right to be an American, and that means taking the time to learn about your history and the courageous radicals who fought and died so that you and I could live in a free country. At a minimum, anyone who has graduated from high school, let alone college, should know the Bill of Rights backwards and forwards. However, the average young person, let alone citizen, has very little knowledge of their rights for the simple reason that the schools no longer teach them. So grab a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and study them at home. And when the time comes, stand up for your rights.

Speak truth to power. Don’t be naive about those in positions of authority. As James Madison, who wrote our Bill of Rights, observed, “All men having power ought to be distrusted.” We have to learn the lessons of history. People in power, more often than not, abuse that power. To maintain our freedoms, this will mean challenging government officials whenever they exceed the bounds of their office.

Don’t let technology be your God. Technology anesthetizes us to the all-too-real tragedies that surround us. Techno-gadgets are merely distractions from what’s really going on in America and around the world. As a result, we’ve begun mimicking the inhuman technology that surrounds us and lost sight of our humanity. If you’re going to make a difference in the world, you’re going to have to pull the earbuds out, turn off the cell phones and spend much less time viewing screens.

Give voice to moral outrage. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” There is no shortage of issues on which to take a stand. For instance, on any given night, over half a million people in the U.S. are homeless, and half of them are elderly. There are 46 million Americans living at or below the poverty line, and 16 million children living in households without adequate access to food. Congress creates, on average, more than 50 new criminal laws each year. With more than 2 million Americans in prison, and close to 7 million adults in correctional care, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. At least 2.7 million children in the United States have at least one parent in prison. At least 400 to 500 innocent people are killed by police officers every year. Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist. On an average day in America, over 100 Americans have their homes raided by SWAT teams. Since 9/11, we’ve spent more than $1.6 trillion to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It costs the American taxpayer $52.6 billion every year to be spied on by the government intelligence agencies tasked with surveillance, data collection, counterintelligence and covert activities.

Cultivate spirituality. When the things that matter most have been subordinated to materialism, we have lost our moral compass. We must change our values to reflect something more meaningful than technology, materialism and politics.

Standing at the pulpit of the Riverside Church in New York City in April 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. urged his listeners:

[W]e as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motive and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

We didn’t listen then, and we still have not learned: Material things don’t fill the spiritual void.

Unfortunately, our much-vaunted culture of consumerism and material comforts has resulted in an overall air of cynicism marked by a spiritual vacuum, and this generation of young people is paying the price. For example, at least one in 10 young people now believe life is not worth living. A survey of 16- to 25-year-olds by the Prince’s Trust found that for many young people life has little or no purpose, especially among those not in school, work or training. More than a quarter of those polled feel depressed and are less happy than when they were younger. And almost half said they are regularly stressed and many don’t have anything to look forward to or someone they could talk to about their problems. Equally alarming is a recent report by The Washington Post indicating that the U.S. suicide rate has increased sharply since the turn of the century, particularly among women.

No wonder many young people have such a pessimistic view of the future. But that can change. As King said, we have to start putting people first.

Pitch in and do your part to make the world a better place. Don’t rely on someone else to do the heavy lifting for you. As King noted, “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” In other words, don’t wait around for someone else to fix what ails you, your community or nation. As Gandhi urged: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Finally, you need to impact the government, be part of the dialogue on who we are and where we’re going as a country. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your political ideology is. These are just labels. If you have something to say, speak up. Get active, and if need be, pick up a picket sign and get in the streets. And when civil liberties are violated, don’t remain silent about it. Take a stand!

The only way we’ll ever achieve change in this country is for this generation of young people to say “enough is enough” and fight for the things that truly matter.

I shall end as Dr. King ended his commencement address to the graduates of Oberlin College in June 1965:

Let us stand up. Let us be a concerned generation. Let us remain awake through a great revolution. And we will speed up that great day when the American Dream will be a reality.

Carl Herman/Washington’s Blog: Clintons, Bush, Obama stand on ~500 million innocent dead from intentional wars & poverty: a pile of bodies equal to 23 NYC ‘Freedom Towers,’ and adding another every year. Arrests are when now???

Re-posted from Washington’s Blog, with thanks. Please visit there on an ongoing basis for fearless investigative reportage with a focus on the real Truth of what is going on in the USA and the world.

I post this highly detailed and informative article with intent.  Did you know:

The everyday American knows that the face presented by a warring government to the world is not the real face of who we are, as Americans. We are an awakened, conscientious, and conscious people who cannot anymore condone acts of war and exploitation committed abroad—and at home—in our name, and in the false name of American “Freedom”.

We Must call for the arrest of criminals in high places who continue to commit crimes every day of exploitation, war, injustice, weapons-testing, and experimentation on us. We must call Crime Crime, and not commit it to oblivion, as mainstream media encourages us to do. We must report to the whole world that criminal actions committed by governments in our name and against us do NOT have our consent.

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“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

▪ murder;

▪ extermination;

▪ enslavement;…

▪ the crime of apartheid;

▪ other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

This article documents that since Bill and Hillary Clinton occupied the White House over 23 years ago, ~500 million human beings have died from preventable poverty. So-called “developed nations” have promised to end global poverty since 1969; an accomplishment with technically easy solutions for sustainable human economic needs. These nations’ “leaders” have reneged on all promises to end poverty, public and private, despite an investment of just 0.7% of GNI for ten years that is overwhelmingly supported by those nations’ citizens.

We can calculate the physical volume of 500 million bodies. If we assume an average human dimension of 5 feet tall, average width of 1 foot, and average depth of .5 foot, this average is 2.5 cubic feet, with total of 1.25 billion cubic feet. The dimensions of NYC’s One World Trade Center, the “Freedom Tower,” is 200 x 200 feet with a roof 1,368 feet high. If we just calculate its volume as a rectangular prism, we have a volume of ~55 million cubic feet.

This means the pile of human bodies killed by ongoing preventable poverty is roughly equal in size to 23 “Freedom Towers.”

This is also roughly equal to a new “Freedom Tower” of dead bodies added to this “monument” every year.

Important to our essential question of when public demand for arrests will break through in an Emperor’s New Clothes relative moment, the related crime of creating what we use for money only and always as debt payable to the private banking system (think adding negative numbers forever) now adds a trillion dollars of US federal government debt every year. This physical volume of $100 bills is roughly equal to twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, as sharply visualized in this 2-minute video from Demonocracy:

The policy “developed” and “former” colonial nations deliver to humanity rather than ending poverty is war.

Among hundreds in alternative media, I document illegal US/UK/Israel lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression that continue hundreds of years of psychopathic would-be empires, now focused on Syria.

We’ve documented and proven that US “officials” outrageously lie to demonize Russia (and here) acting at the request of Syria’s government for military operations within their own borders against rogue terrorists. These terrorists apparently are agents of the US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression for empire (also here, here, here).

Global polling proves demand for these “leaders’” arrests are near: the US is recognized as Earth’s greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

The data confirm this recognition:

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity.

Such crimes OBVIOUSLY call for legal arrests of “leaders” in government and corporate media (for “covering” those crimes with easily verified outrageous lies).

An arrest lawfully stops a crime in commission. We do this to stop public harm now, and avoid further harm from more criminal acts.

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

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Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.

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Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

Source: Washington’s Blog

The Shift Network/Support the Peace Process in Syria: Global Shift Meditation with James Twyman, March 1

If you’d like to add your light to a global meditation event for peace in Syria and the world, please join The Shift Network in a global peace meditation led by James Twyman on Tuesday, March 1 at 3 pm/Eastern Time for Syria.

A Free Virtual Event
With Special Guest, The Peace Troubadour
James Twyman
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm GMT
Register to tune in or receive the recording
 
Hosted by David T. Nicol, Gaiafield Project Co-Founder & TSN Faculty Member

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From Stephen Dinan/The Shift Network, via email:

Are you concerned about the crisis in Syria? Do you want to help support positive peacebuilding in the Middle East?

Last year in the Summer of Peace, we launched the first ever Subtle Activism Summit. Our host David T. Nicol interviewed a wide range of scientists, spiritual leaders, and activists to discuss how the power of prayer and meditation can complement outer peacebuilding efforts to foster both personal and social transformation.

We are delighted to be continuing this innovative work with the Global Shift Meditation series, a monthly program of global meditations that focus on world situations calling for our collective support. Please join us on March 1 for our next event in the series: Peace Prayers for Syria, with Peace Troubadour James Twyman.

To register for free: click here.

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Our special guest James Twyman is known as the Peace Troubadour. On the first of February, 2016, James led a worldwide global prayer vigil for peace in Syria from a small village in Israel overlooking several Syrian villages held by ISIL or Hezbollah. Ten days later, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that world powers had agreed to an ambitious ceasefire plan in the region.

The ceasefire agreement is fragile and the roots of violence in the region are deep. Syria still very much needs our prayers. James will share stories from his remarkable recent trip to the Middle East, discuss the inspiration behind the event, and guide us in deep meditation and prayer for the success of the Syrian peace process.

Your host for the call will be Gaiafield Project co-founder and The Shift Network faculty member David T. Nicol.

James F. Twyman is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 books, including Emissary of Light, The Moses Code, and The Barn Dance. In 1994 he put the peace prayers from the 12 major religions to music and began traveling the world as “The Peace Troubadour,” often being invited by world leaders and peace organizations to perform the concert in countries at war. He has performed in Bosnia, Iraq, Serbia, South Africa, Israel, Northern Ireland, and many other places.

James has also produced seven music CD’s, and is the producer/director of five films, including the award winning “Indigo” and the upcoming “Redwood Highway.” He is also the founder of The Beloved Community, a network of spiritual peace ministers around the world, as well as the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking which has graduated and ordained over 500 ministers. James lives in Portland, Oregon.

You can keep up with world meditation events at his website WorldPeacePulse.

Paul A. Philips/Activist Post: The Growing Tyranny of Free Speech Suppression and What You Can Do

Re-posted from this op-ed, posted Feb 22, by Activist Post, with many thanks. Paul A. Philips’ site is New Paradigms.

“Don’t become an unquestioning, compliant docile sheep. Don’t live your life muzzled, glued to the TV. Don’t let the pillar of public apathy keep the suppression of free speech propped up and standing.

Educate yourself. Understand the bigger picture of the growing tyranny of free speech suppression and spread the word. Understanding the bigger picture ought to be enough to make anyone want to shout down from the rooftops.

The solution is to confront. More people need to muster enough courage to speak out about what isn’t being said than ever before. Confront those politically correct weasels. Confront any control freak with ulterior motives to shut people up.

Boycott the social media giants. There are a growing number of other social media outlets dedicated to alternative-view communities where you’d be better off spending your time.

We have to stand in the gap, maintain our constitutional right to hold up a protest sign, preserve public opinion … whatever it takes to protect our freedom to speak.”

The Growing Tyranny of Free Speech Suppression and What You Can Do

humanfreedomOp-Ed by Paul A. Philips

Some people need reminding that the principled 1st Amendment was written to allow the flow of free speech without government interference. The 1st Amendment allows a person in the minority to say what they want while protecting them from the opposing majority.

What we’re witnessing today on unprecedented levels is the denial of our self-expression through a number of uncompromising authorities taking away our right to free speech.

Consequentially, we’re facing a crisis where citizens’ ability to think for themselves, communicate opinions or disagreement is seriously under threat.

The growing tyranny of free speech suppression can be found:

In schools

Yes, get them at an early age so that they can be under the ruling thumb with ludicrous, moronic prohibitions and zero-tolerance policies making the schoolchildren too scared to say anything for the rest of their lives.

For example, I’m told that schoolchildren in some schools cannot say certain words like, for instance, gun (now referred to as ‘the G-word’). How will this growing word embargo affect the ability to communicate clearly?

Political correctness

Hordes of politically correct weasels and control freaks have been allowed to run amok on citizens of all ages enforcing their petty word characterizations.

Here are just a couple of examples:

Some UK hospital staffs have been severely ticked-off for stigmatizing patients: To avoid the so-called stigmatizing, ‘out-patients’ must be called ‘clients.’

Music teachers have been told that pupils cannot teach the song ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep.’ In line with political correctness it must be called ‘Baa Baa Happy Sheep’!

Reported for speech categorization

Besides political correctness citizens are getting reported for a number of speech categorizations considered to make someone feel uncomfortable, unsafe or cause offense.

College campuses are known to be the hotbed for this. Besides encouraging the snitch-community, students could be reporting each other for ‘trigger warning’,’ micro-aggression’ and ‘red light’ speech categorizations…

In schools besides hateful speech, offending ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion … teasing is now considered to be bullying. Bullying is deemed by authorities as tomorrow’s hate crime…

Social Media

Bearing in mind the effects they have on government policy, besides Google, for some time social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter (see video) have been at work on what speech needs online censoring. Taking the case where you’re not approved, deemed by these corporations as ‘anti-government speech,’ then you will be deleted on the basis of ‘extremism.’

Implications, implications??

The consequences of the suppression of free speech

1. Inability to think critically

Already mentioned, the suppression of certain words and speech categorizations will greatly hinder the ability to think critically and communicate views in an articulate manner because of a lack of vocabulary.

2. Easier to control and manipulate

As a consequence of 1, it will make individuals that much easier to further control and manipulate.

Where will it go from here?

3. Creates limited choices

Language and thought creates our reality; and when greatly restricted, our choices will in turn be based on limited or even false paradigms.

4. Breeds ‘unhealthy skepticism’

Typical of a totalitarian scenario, adhering to the establishment’s growing suppression leads to what I call unhealthy sKepticism where more and more people will become fixed, rigid and dogmatic in their beliefs. Instead of investigating, anyone seeing outside of the limited viewpoint will be ignored, ridiculed or rejected, labeled as someone to be ‘skeptical’ about.

5. Encourages intolerance

We’ve seen a number of circumstances where dissent and public opinion has been demonized unjustly. Aren’t the authorities the real extremists or bullies?  

6. Easier to whitewash

If speech is under the control of corporations such as the social media giants (or any other mainstream media outlet) acting on government policy, then it makes it easier to manipulate the general consensus … even to the point of whitewashing dubious or criminal activities.

7. Bottling-up effect

The bottling-up of free speech could lead to violence and rioting on the streets through frustration in the desire to take action.

What you can do to protect free speech

Don’t become an unquestioning, compliant docile sheep. Don’t live your life muzzled, glued to the TV. Don’t let the pillar of public apathy keep the suppression of free speech propped up and standing.

Educate yourself. Understand the bigger picture of the growing tyranny of free speech suppression and spread the word. Understanding the bigger picture ought to be enough to make anyone want to shout down from the rooftops.

The solution is to confront. More people need to muster enough courage to speak out about what isn’t being said than ever before. Confront those politically correct weasels. Confront any control freak with ulterior motives to shut people up.

Boycott the social media giants. There are a growing number of other social media outlets dedicated to alternative-view communities where you’d be better off spending your time.

We have to stand in the gap, maintain our constitutional right to hold up a protest sign, preserve public opinion … whatever it takes to protect our freedom to speak.

You can read more from Paul A. Philips at his site NewParadigm.ws

Source: Activist Post

Eva Bartlett/The Richie Allen Show: I’m Back From Syria, The Media Are Lying To You

Re-posting this video (link below) with thanks, from The Tap Blog. Thanks also to Jean of Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth for posting this link.

Terrific, must-listen witness testimony from an independent freelance journalist, Eva Bartlett, post long sojourns in Syria (her first visit was in April 2014), traveling, and speaking to people in various cities and areas devastated by bombing and terrorism. Her intention, she notes, was to listen to what the people in Syria had to say, as opposed to the corporate narrative promulgated by corporate Western media. “As you know the corporate narrative totally ignores the will of the Syrian people, and they take representatives from exile or Saudi-backed representatives as word of the Syrian people.”

“The people in Syria understand that what is happening in Syria is a foreign war (a NATO-alliance war) on Syria designed to topple their government and serve certain agendas, and the agendas of certain neighboring countries such as so-called Israel, and they adamantly support their government, their President, and their Syrian Arab Army.” She goes on to describe the devastation she has witnessed from the terrorism of car-bombings and rocket-launchings in civilian areas in Damascus, Aleppo, and other places, where she says residents are being “punished for not taking the corporate side of this foreign war on Syria.”

“My main intention is to bear witness and to transmit what Syrians tell me, what they want the world outside to know of what is actually happening here.” Later she notes that the Government of Syria is not starving civilian populations in various cities,  as reported in mainstream news, it is the terrorists who are doing so,  the Government is in fact making food and power supplies available to the people. She is aware that corporate media are spinning a completely different narrative, and reports what she has seen on the ground that contradicts this corporate media narrative. The Government is also not gunning down unarmed protesters, as has been reported in mainstream media, she says; she recommends news analysis by Professor Tim Anderson on this subject, which documents and refutes these reports as lies. 

In answering listeners’ queries, she also notes that human rights groups in the UK are being used as front groups to quite possibly send more arms to the terrorists who are waging war on the Syrian civilian population, and who are obtaining funds from deceived UK residents. She notes the manipulated death of Serena Shims, possibly by Turkish Intelligence; Serena Shims was  the young television journalist who was documenting the flow of weapons via Turkey into Syria–other reports since then, she says, have noted this flow of weapons into Syria, also across the large Iraq border. Additionally Western planes have, more than five times, “accidentally” dropped supplies into terrorist faction camps, who range beyond Daesh to many groups, she notes.

This is an absolutely eye-opening interview with information unavailable in current mainstream media news that makes its way to the US. You can find updates and information on Eva Bartlett’s blog, including links to more news resources at her post on this interview.

Much gratitude to Eva Bartlett for her unflinching reportage, her delivery of the truth of what she has witnessed, and her courage in letting the truth about Syrian reality stand against deceiving corporate Western narratives that seek to, as she notes,  reinforce and promote imperialist and Zionist, war-mongering agendas.  Her voice and conviction are inspiring, and will, I can only hope, ignite more of us to stand up and speak out in courage within our own fields of experience and influence, for what is right, for peace, and for justice.

Paul A. Philips/New Paradigm: 9 Ways to Stop Co-Operating with the Ruling Elite’s Control System

Re-posted, with much gratitude to Paul A. Phillips for this brilliant and much-needed and highly insightful post, from New Paradigm Alternative News & Natural Health. Please visit there on an ongoing basis for more wisdom and natural health information.

Profound advice, particularly Number 4, which I endorse whole-heartedly: Do Not Vote in Their Elections–Whoever wins is going to be backed and manipulated and robotized by the backroom rulers anyway, just as currently, and before, and before that Presidency too. Translation: War, war, and endless war. Not to mention: Transhumanism, and Real Robotizing, all coming to a Brain near you

This article addresses the often-asked question: What can any one of us—as powerless individuals–do, to stop this train-wreck from happening?

(Answer: We’re not powerless.)

Advice for healthcare workers, police, soldiers, voters, vaccinators, military recruits, consumers of entertainment, consumers of Mainstream Media news, consumers of WiFi, consumers of Apps,  consumers of junk foods, processed foods, GMOs, consumers of anything new, below.

Activism, mass awakening, empowerment, conspiracy, ruling elite, vaccination refusal, NWO agenda, natural health, Paul A Philips, New Paradigm9 Ways to stop cooperating with the Ruling Elite’s Control System

-By Paul A Philips

Done sneakily, or under the illusion of democracy, in recent times more oppressive laws have been made than ever before. Between us being subjected to more and more ordinances, rules, restrictions and outright laws then demonising our dissention and opinion  should we object… It’s as if we can’t do anything right.

How long will it take for the masses to wake up to these grossly restricting laws and realize how un-free they are?  The masses’ unchallenging complacency with these laws have been made that much easier through social conditioning engineered over the years by the ruling elite.

In this charade the power-mad egomaniac manipulating controlling parasitical ruling elite impose themselves on almost everything for their ulterior motives; ownership, power, profit and political gain –and that’s it. It’s that straight forward. It’s that pathetic.

These forever increasing control mechanisms; regulations, rules, absurd mandates, threats of fines, intimidations, extreme petty police reprisals and imprisonment… are designed to sap the life-force from us while denying our true self-expression as we’re expected to bow down in acquiescence. –All designed to erode humanity into a subservient entity.

How do we break this manipulation? 

The road to achieving this involves refusing to cooperate with the ruling elite’s control system.

By refusing to cooperate we go into a different agreement which will manifest a different reality to the otherwise planned doom and gloom. So here are 9 ways to stop cooperating with the ruling elite’s control system.

1. Question everything

Remember, accepting the narrative given to you by the authorities and the general consensus of the masses without your questioning means going into agreement with a fake reality, thus having a disempowering relationship with the unreal.

Question the motives behind the mainstream media, the lawmakers, the politicians or corporations pushing their encroaching agendas. Question the education system. Question the military actions. Question yourself over the job you’re in and do you really want to do it… etc.

In other words question anyone and anything you hit upon contrary to your findings, or contrary to that which goes against your freedom.

When living life as an enquiry, challenging the official narrative, you can then act on your findings by spreading the word. Live your truth. Walk your walk and talk your talk.

2. Disengage from the imposing controlling matrix

Enough is enough. Break those imprisoning mental, physical and spiritual chains foisted on you by the ruling elite and their associates.  Don’t fall for their fear-mongering as you rebel. Fear is all part of the controlling matrix illusion. See it for what it really is.

The more you disengage the more confidence gained in your stand for non-cooperation.  

Break your agreements: If you’re unwillingly serving the ruling elite’s disempowering, destructive control system then walk away.

Healthcare workers, if you don’t like having an involvement in a system that seriously injures or kills numerous patients with medicines supported by a medical/pharmaceutical establishment that put’s profits over genuine welfare concern then walk away.      

Police, if you’re involved in policing unjust oppressive laws then walk away…

Solders, if you’ve worked out the war deception with all its illegal, immoral, indiscriminate activity then do what your heart tells you. Lay down your weapons and walk away…

-How are the ruling elite with their associates going to deal with us if we demonstrate our non-cooperation in high numbers?

3. Disengage from distraction

In our socially engineered society we have been manipulated to get caught up in distraction. Mindless entertainment, overly competitive sports… Then there are those economic, political, intellectual, religious, cultural and societal differences, race issues… etc serving as nothing more than distraction with more than their fair share of never ending dialectic conflict… -All designed to stop us seeing the big picture and rising up.

-It becomes a lot easier to disengage from the distraction when seeing the big picture. That it’s nothing more than a carefully cultivated control system…

The next 2 ways are indeed major examples of distraction. See them for what they really are. Then ‘throw down the ball,’ refuse to play these pointless, going nowhere, energy-sapping games, and move on: 

 

4. Don’t vote for any of the major political parties

By voting for one of these parties you’re only giving your power away to help the ruling criminals’ further advance their NWO agenda. Stop believing the Republican-Democrat or if you’re in the UK the Lib-Lab-Con sock puppet campaigning shows backed and financed by T.H.E.Y (The Hierarchy Enslaving You).

It doesn’t matter who gets voted in. They’re all funded and backed by the ruling elite. So whoever wins the politicians who get in office will only be there to serve their lords and masters the ruling elite instead of the wishes of we-the-people.  

Yes, there are a growing number of people who know this, but many still don’t fully understand:   Any advantages of selecting one party over the other because of say a policy in your favour or to your advantage will only be a short term payoff. In the end if you vote for one of the major parties because of this then you’ll only have to suffer the far greater long-term cost for having chosen the party with their connections to the ruling elite’s agenda.

5. Stop giving your attention to corporate sponsored mainstream media news

Switch off the TV (Tel-Lie-Vision). Turn to alternative/independent media sources instead for the truth. Learn to discern the differences between disinformation and the truth as in the case of the internet. 

6. Refuse joining the military

Don’t become a sucker for the ruling elite’s war machine, secretly Activism, mass awakening, empowerment, conspiracy, ruling elite, vaccination refusal, NWO agenda, natural health, Paul A Philips, New Paradigm manufactured to line the pockets and favour the directions of bankers, corporations and politicians, while serving as a planned de-population agenda…

No matter which side or viewpoint you take no one ever wins and just like choosing a major political party, nothing ever changes. Understand the related big picture and then spread the word to others so that they too will see the deception and refuse to join.

7. Refuse vaccinations

With the current push for mandatory vaccinations refusal has never been so important. They cannot deal with us if we refuse in overwhelming numbers. Vaccines are NOT safe and have been known to be ineffective. You could end up seriously ill, brain-damaged or even dead from these fraudulent big pharma money spinners to which the revenue-raking government and their paid off media are only too happy to spread the related disinformation and lies…

8. Stop buying junk food and say no to GMO

Don’t let any greed-driven corporation deceive you with their deceptive marketing. Avoid junk food with its high sugar, salt and cheap/nasty trans-fats… for disease protection. Chemical laden, processed, irradiated or GMO foods should be avoided.

Don’t buy a microwave oven. Avoid cooking with microwave or non-stick coated or aluminium utensils which in effect turns the food into junk food that could lead to health problems through toxic contaminants.

Don’t cook food using high temperatures for too long. Extreme temperatures cause the nutrition value (vitamins and enzymes in particular) to denature and greatly reduce the food value.

-Junk foods and GMO’s are all part of the ruling elite’s destructive hidden agenda

9. Stop consuming 

As a consumer, ask yourself do you really need it? For instance, do you really need to become one of the ‘Planet of the Apps’ spending endless hours wasting time on health threatening low-EMF WiFi, covert spying electronic applications..?    

Get into the habit of no longer consuming things you don’t really need.

As a consequence of 1-9

The system and its unconscious nature will break down

Our non-cooperation will no longer give the ruling elite’s control system its power.  Non-cooperation will take us up and away from getting further dragged down towards the terminal precipice…

-Non-cooperation is the key to our freedom.

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Source: New Paradigm Alternative News and Natural Health

Judge Anna Maria Riezinger: Crucial Information For All County Sheriffs, Police Departments, Officers, Federal Agents–Specifics On Law Enforcement Versus Peacekeeping

Re-posted, with thanks, from this January 9 post at Paulstramer.net. Please visit there on an ongoing basis for the latest updated and archived articles from Judge Anna, and also visit Judge Anna’s site for pdfs.

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Judge Anna explains here the difference between Sheriffs on the land (where all law is the law of the land or Common Law) who are elected by people associating freely as landowners in their counties, publicly bonded, and with an oath of public office, engaged in the business of Peacekeeping, and in enforcing organic law including the Constitution, versus Sheriffs working as Law-Enforcement officers of Federal States or Federal Counties which are incorporated entities and franchises of US, Inc., which latter are essentially working in a private capacity for a private corporation, much like private security officers at Malls.

She notes that such Sheriffs are really operating in the jurisdiction of the Sea, and should not continue to call themselves Sheriffs as this could be seen as a condition of constructive fraud, for which they could be held accountable, since there are no Sheriffs on the Sea.

Also of note here is mention of the arbitrary 1976 Congressional vacating of State Offices and State Laws to the trusteeship of the United Nations, which further ensures that Sheriffs and other law-enforcement officers–for such Federal agencies as “the FBI, FEMA, DHS, BATF, IRS, and the host of other quasi-law enforcement “agencies” out there” are not working in a governmental capacity, but rather in a private capacity, for private interests, including banks, and have no governmental or other authority over the people of the United States.

Concerned, patriotic Sheriffs –and any American –interested in securing the present and future of the United States of America as a free and peaceful and sovereign nation not ruled by international banking interests or the United Nations/Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 global government crowd may be interested in taking the free online Common Law and Constitutional course being offered by the National Liberty Alliance. As posted just recently on Starship Earth, 1000 Sheriffs have currently signed up with Sheriff Mack and the CSPOA–Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association–so far.

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Specifics for Sheriffs and Federal Agents Regarding the Difference Between “Law Enforcement” and “Peacekeeping” – by Judge Anna Maria Riezinger

This information is crucial and needs to get into the hands of all 3100 County Sheriffs and all Police Departments and all Officers and Federal Agents Nationwide. Please help by broadcasting, reading, making videos, printing pamphlets, hand-delivering, and talking to all those you know.

The Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution are Organic Law of the Land. The Law of the Land is all Common Law. It functions on the land jurisdiction of the United States and is attached to it.

A Common Law Court functions only within the geographically defined boundaries it serves. All the offices associated with a Common Law jurisdiction or a Common Law Court including the Office of Sheriff are by definition Public Offices. They are administered under the Organic Law and the Public Law of the United States known as the United States Statutes at Large.

All Public Offices serve the government “of the people, for the people, and by the people”. All Public Offices are created and maintained by unincorporated body politics—- free associations of landowners and other members of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States”.

As you can see from reading Amendment VII, all conflicts arising between people and affecting private property of value in excess of $20 are owed service by a Common Law Court.

The Sheriff on the land is responsible for the enforcement of the Organic Law of our nation, including The Constitution, and the Public Law. He is the highest peacekeeping officer in America within the boundaries of his County. He has sweeping powers to deputize men and commandeer equipment, facilities, and supplies to secure the peace and guarantee the enforcement of the Organic Law. A Sheriff on the land is elected by the people acting in free association as landowners in their counties. He has a Public Bond and he has an Oath of Public Office.

But, when you incorporate anything, you remove it from the jurisdiction of the land and from the Law of the Land.

Thus, when our Counties and States incorporated as franchises of the Federal “United States, Inc.”—either out of stupidity or treasonous intent, they became franchises in the same sense as we have franchises of Dairy Queen. They no longer function as our organic counties or states. They function as private corporate entities no different than Burger King or Walmart. They have no authority as government, and are merely “governmental services corporations”.

All the offices that were public offices associated with them immediately also devolve to merely private status. Thus the “Sheriff” working for such a “Federal County” or “Federal State” is no longer a Public Official. He is a private security officer working for a private corporation, no different than a mall cop working for Walmart. The fact that he may or may not be working on a contract requiring him to provide “law enforcement services” in a particular county in no way imbues him or his office with any governmental authority or immunity.

His job is to ride herd on corporations in general and employees of federal corporations especially. These corporations set up as franchises of the parent federal corporation are all required to abide by the in-house rules of the “United States, Inc.” or whatever federal corporation is acting as Queen Bee at the time. Theirs is a government “of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation”.

His job does not involve enforcement of the Organic or Public Laws. His job is merely “code, statute, and regulation enforcement” that is meant to apply solely to corporations and corporate entities— trusts, transmitting utilities, and so on. He does not have a Public Bond, does not have an Oath of Public Office, he’s in the same status as a Mall Cop and has no lawful right to deputize anyone or commandeer anything. He is in private rather than public capacity and should not continue to call himself a “Sheriff” because there are no Sheriffs operating within the international jurisdiction of the sea and continuing to call himself a “Sheriff” sets up a condition of constructive fraud for which he can be held accountable.

The same applies to the FBI, FEMA, DHS, BATF, IRS, and the host of other quasi-law enforcement “agencies” out there. They continue to act as if they had something to do with the lawful government of the United States and as if they had some authority over the people of the United States, when in fact they do not and never have had. The rule is that if you can’t do something acting in your private capacity, you can’t do it, period, not at all. If you can’t bust down your neighbor’s door and face-slam his teenage daughter and ransack their house looking for imaginary “contraband” as Joe Average, you can’t do it as a Mall Cop, either.

The only people who have that kind of authority are “Peacekeeping Officers” working for the unincorporated government of the land, and they are required to abide by the Organic Laws and Public Laws and to operate under Common Law when they do it.

In 1976 the rats in “Congress” operating as the Board of Directors of the “United States, Inc.”—- a doing business name of the International Monetary Fund— declared with no lawful authority at all, that all our state offices and state laws were “vacated” and released to the trusteeship of the United Nations. See the International Organizations Immunity Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act. Of course, nobody bothered to tell us.

This had the affect of further removing all Federal County and Federal State and Federal Agency personnel from any valid Public Office. Even though these “agencies” have continued to use the names of our public government offices and units, such as the “Bureau of Land Management” and “U.S. Small Business Administration” and “Sheriff of Macon County”—- these are merely trademarked names, like brand names under new management, and have no meaning in terms of their actual authority or function.

The FBI Agents out in Oregon are acting under Color of Law and pretending to be under the administration of our lawful government, when in reality they are just hired commercial mercenaries acting at the behest of unknown private interests— mostly banks— and, as a result, they are engaged in armed racketeering on American Soil, against the American people, who are in fact paying their salaries via a criminally mismanaged “governmental services contract”.

So it is really very simple for anyone to determine exactly who these people are and what their status is. Are they working for an incorporated entity or not? If yes, they are working in a private capacity and have no lawful public function at all.

Virtually all the Sheriffs in this country have been converted in this surreptitious way from being “peacekeeping officers” to being “law enforcement officers” — leaving nobody in charge of enforcing the Organic Laws and Public Laws of this nation, except the People themselves, even though the People have continued to loyally pay through the nose for “Sheriffs” and “Deputies” and other such “services” aplenty.

Now, given this as a background—- all you “Sheriffs” and “Deputies” and “FBI Agents” and others involved in this travesty— have to ask yourselves two questions:

1. Am I working for a corporation?
2. Am I therefore working in private or public capacity?

If you work all day enforcing “codes, statutes, and regulations” you are a Mall Cop working for some version or franchise of the current “federal corporation” as a private “law enforcement officer” operating under international law. Any presentation or pretense otherwise is constructive fraud. You have no public office, no public bond, no capacity to exert any governmental authority on anybody.

If you work all day long enforcing the Organic Law and Public Law you are a Peacekeeping Officer acting with all the authority of the actual government owed to the land jurisdiction of the people of the United States behind you.

All corporations and all employees of all corporations are obligated to obey the Organic and Public Laws of this nation and if you do not, you are acting as an “Outlaw” on the land or a “Pirate” on the sea—–that is, as criminals.

You are also perpetuating war crimes against unarmed non-combatants when you trespass upon private property and pretend to have any jurisdiction over it. The people of this country have the absolute right to defend their lives and their property with armed force, and even more so, when the threat and trespass is being offered by their own misdirected employees who are required to provide them with Good Faith Service.

Everyone on both sides of this circumstance needs to wake up.

All those presently acting as “corporate Sheriffs” and “FBI Agents” and “DHS Agents” and so on need to recognize the very, very thin ice they are skating on and be very circumspect in their actions.

At the same time, they need to be asking themselves— hey, wait a minute! I am not a “citizen” of District of Columbia nor an employee of the bankrupt District of Columbia Municipal Corporation, and even less am I aware of being a UN Corporation employee! What is going on here~! What am I doing? There’s no parachute for me. I have been recognized as merely a private corporate Mall Cop, trespassing on private property, which is against the Public Law!

And those militia men are right. They are here to enforce the Organic and Public Law of this nation.

In most cases, the “corporate Sheriffs” love this country and want to serve their communities, they are just clueless about the insane web that has been cast around them and the way that their authority and office has been altered via the mechanisms of incorporation.

There is nothing stopping any of these men from reclaiming their own political status as “one of the free sovereign and independent people of the United States” and occupying the actual vacated Public Office of Sheriff. There is then nothing stopping them from deputizing as many men as they deem necessary to arrest the criminals responsible for misdirecting and misinforming them and causing all this harm to this country and the people they are bound to serve.

PS—- Yes, this DOES mean that every improper “federal action” from Ruby Ridge to Waco to the Bundy Ranch has been absolutely, totally against the Organic and Public Law of the United States and those who participated in and carried out these actions under Color of Law are international criminals guilty of multiple capital crimes and/or trespass offenses.

Janet Reno and G.W. and Bill Clinton and all the other Party Hearties responsible for these and other crimes against the American People need to be rounded up and turned over international courts of record for trial as war criminals guilty of capital “crimes of aggression” against the peaceful non-combatant people of the United States.

When we finally unravel the story of what went on with the Twin Towers attack, there will be plenty more to add to the docket.
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Re-posted, with thanks, from Paulstramer.net. Please visit there on an ongoing basis for the latest updated and archived articles from Judge Anna, and also visit Judge Anna’s site for pdfs.

For articles by Judge Anna being re-posted here with brief commentary on an ongoing basis, in efforts to distribute the researched information and advice she is putting out, as well as as to publicize all ongoing efforts to restore the USA to peace and freedom, please check in at this page: The Ongoing Fight to Restore the USA: Collecting Judge Anna von Reitz’s posts.

On this subject, you can also check in at The Truth About US Govt. posts, an ongoing series which posts essays and articles from Judge Anna as well as other historians, investigative researchers, legal experts, and journalists on this subject, as well as my own notes as I follow along.

Please share this widely with all Sheriffs, Law-Enforcement personnel, and Federal agencies and agents, as well as other concerned and patriotic Americans, thanks.