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Attention Activists: It’s Time to Grow Up

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This is a message to all the well meaning people out there who try their best to make this world a better place, but in fact have no impact on the world, whatsoever. It is time to take your activism seriously.

The time has come to stop your ineffective tantrums and get serious. There are two ways to effect change when it comes to government: passive resistance and revolution. Our republic is broken and we no longer have representatives in government. Constantly asking our elected representatives to legislate on our behalf is not only a waste of time, but also totally unnecessary being that we have a government that no longer represents us.

Actually it is a Catch-22. We live in a communication age. We have the Internet, e-mail, cell phones, land phones, faxes, postal mail and megaphones with which to contact anyone, anywhere, at any time of the day or night. Still, we are told to get on buses and trains so we can march in Washington DC to tell a handful of government officials who don’t even know we are there to do what they were elected to do.

The only legitimate purpose of such a trip at this point in time should be to remove those ineffective representatives and leaders and replace them with people who would honor their oaths of office and actually represent the people who put them there!

I keep getting e-mail and phone calls from organizations asking me to attend “vigils” to take back the nation. Let me tell you something...vigils are to activism what masturbation is to sex. It might make you feel good but nobody else benefits. At least call it what it is...a whining defeat celebration. Why not use your time effectively, like getting people together to plan real change rather than real noise.

The Vietnam conflict was ended by those who organized sit-ins and takeovers not vigils. The Johnson presidency was brought down by those who shut down schools and colleges all over the nation, not by those who lit candles in quiet little ceremonies.

Why do you think a vile criminal thug like Dick Cheney can get on TV and respond "so what" when asked about the overwhelming opposition to his little war for profit? Cheney knows that the people of this nation are too passive to stop his juggernaut of crime and destruction of this nation. In any country worth its salt Cheney would have been sent to the gallows by the justice department or would have ended up hanging from a tree at the hands of the citizens long ago for the crimes he has committed.

Does the name Gandhi mean anything to you? He defeated an empire, peaceably and permanently when he organized acts of civil disobedience that sparked similar action by millions of Indian activists. Are there any people in history who ever have affected change via a vigil of any sort?

Can you imagine what would have happened if the Founding Fathers had decided to hold a vigil rather than declare their independence from the tyranny of their British rulers? If you truly want change you have to understand that any significant change to the status quo in the US today requires both hard work and risk taking. It requires unity. It requires the participation of masses of people who are informed enough to understand the threats to their lives and their freedoms that are posed by those who would profess to lead them!

Our government is no longer a government of our by the people. Both major political parties are fronts for people behind the scenes who are orchestrating the end of the republic and the establishment of autocratic rule. They are putting into place what can best be described as control mechanisms. The apparatus already is in place whereby all power, wealth, health and freedom is in the hands of the few people at the top; the rest of us be dammed. This is not a theory...just pay attention...it is happening...in public...for all to see...but you have to look in order to see it!

I consider myself an activist. What I do in that capacity is run this website. I spend my time informing other people about what is going on...so that they may become aware off the need for change. And when enough people understand this they can work together to effect change. But that change is not going to happen as a result of another march or a vigil. If I spent this valuable time holding a candle in the park I would not take credit for helping the citizens of this nation or of the world. I would not be having an effect on anything.

Do you have any idea why all sorts of new crowd control technology are being developed? Do you know why there are light and sound weapons being distributed to your local police? It is because the people of this nation may well need riot control if enough of them understand what is going on.

When the people of this nation finally understand how badly they are being betrayed by their so called leaders leaders (and by their worst enemy, the establishment media), they will have no choice but to take to the streets. Our representative government can't help us because it does not exist anymore. Is this not embarrassingly obvious to you at this point? Your real enemies, the people who have the most to fear, are currently taking measures to protect themselves from the citizens. What do you think the Patriot Act is all about? Why do you think the government is spying on Americans and placing surveillance mechanisms in the streets (cameras), on your phone lines, on your Internet communication, and why do you think your peaceful organizations are being infiltrated by your local police and FBI? It is not to protect our citizens from so called terrorists, it is to protect the criminals who have taken over our government from the citizens!

The time is not far off. The orchestrated collapse of the economy is taking place right now. Who do you think is doing this? Do you think it was an accident? Do you know who controls the monetary system? Do you know the people who are controlling the money are doing exactly what they did when they intentionally caused the Great Depression?

Were you aware that the Federal Reserve stopped reporting how much money they print? They did this several years ago...and they were allowed to do this because they don't report to any government. They are printing so much money that each printed drops in value. This way they can buy everything...or just take it away...because you will default on your loans and you won't have the money to eat or house yourself. You will be powerless and you will be a slave to their dollars, or whatever new currency they have waiting for us...such as a world currency.

Wake up people...this is not the 60s, nor is this a sex scandal. We are in huge trouble...and we need to do something. So do something that makes sense. Organize in numbers that mean something, and make plans that make people sit up and take notice. If you cannot do something real then support people or organizations that will. Stop supporting organizations that distract you by taking your time and money and using those resources to make you think you are having an impact while in reality they are simply distracting you from having any real impact. You know, the organizations that sent you on vigils.

So do something real or support those who do. At the very least stop wasting your time and money. The inaction and ineffectiveness of the organized ‘opposition’ to the power brokers who run the show are embarrassing enough. Keep in mind grass roots movements start from the bottom. Huge powerful activist organizations that seem to pop out of nowhere are usually funded by the very people you want to remove from power.

Todays problems are not political, they are criminal. This is not about left versus right, it is about right versus wrong. It is about freedom versus tyranny. So think back throughout all of history and see if you can find one example of a tyranny ending after being defeated by vigils.

Can you hear me yet?

 
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