Open Letter to the ‘Occupy Movement’
The complexities of the human mind are staggering.
We seem to be the one main creature on the face of the planet with the innate ability to ‘reason’ our way into thoughts and actions that are, when allowed to extremes, inhumane. A simple reflection on the available ‘accepted’ history of human action and interaction on Earth gives an almost infinite number of examples that illustrate the depths of depravity this human nature has achieved – and this is readily bolstered by the miniscule amount of ‘nightly news’ that actually makes its’ way to our individual attention.
Yet we rarely take into account how the automatic responses of this hidden force moves us at any given time – often to our detriment. It is to the ‘Occupiers’ of Wall Street, and the many incarnations throughout the world of the ‘Occupy Movement’, that I write these words.
Look, I understand where you’re coming from. You’re pissed off, and you’re frustrated. So am I. You know ‘things are wrong’ even if you lack the ability to define either how it’s wrong or how it got to be this way, and this nebulous oppression is what has driven you to the streets to voice your displeasure. Maybe you even have just enough ‘facts’ to pinpoint some specific injustice (there are plenty to choose from) to trigger your indignance, motivating you to create a clever catchphrase and paint it on a sign or a shirt.
It’s called ‘The Blame Game’ – and it’s dangerous.
What happens when everyone in the world that perceives an injustice, or, in other words “has an axe to grind”, actually obtains an axe, and grinds it to its’ sharpest…
…or gets a gun or a bomb or whatever object they perceive as that which empowers them to correct the problem that ‘confronts’ them? What happens when all these armed pissed off people take to the streets looking for justice…?
And find each other.
Compound that by mixing in a healthy dose of ‘Authorities’ that have vast unlimited resources for the sharpest of axes that (your) money can buy, and I’ll tell you what happens – unnecessary bloodshed. This is the very reason why these ‘occupations’ are MINISCULE in attendance. Hell, more people go to the movies every day than attend the biggest protests! Why? Because their fears (known and unknown) keep them locked into the ‘house of cards’ everyday rut that is their safety and security WHICH MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL COSTS.
“As long as we can keep things together at home and the bills are paid and there’s food on the table I am doing the best I can AND I AM NOT TO BLAME.” If our Beloved Republic were to slip from our tenuous grasp, that sentiment needs to be the epitaph carved on the tombstone. It has been used for countless generations to perpetuate the fraud of ‘illegitimate government’ – a system of force that siphons off the substance of The People under the guise of their well-being. A system anchored into place by Blind Nationalism masquerading as Patriotism.
It’s been this way all of my life. I just didn’t start to realize it until my ‘personal crisis point’ at age 25.
That was when the ‘system’ this country runs on had filled my head with sufficient amounts of ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ that clash to the point of not making ‘sense’ anymore, and my life came crashing down upon me. I am more grateful for this event than anything else in my entire life (so far), for in recovery I came to grips with the fact that not everything I was taught by those in ‘authority’ over me (parents, teachers, politicians, leaders, or police) WAS TRUE – many of them told me what they wanted me to think and believe, for their own purposes. These ‘untruths’ were the faults that undermined me as a person until I could go on that way no more.
I had to go out and seek the truth myself, with RIGOUROUS HONESTY as my guide. The lies had to end. My searching revealed that I was far more hurt by the truths I wasn’t taught than the falsehoods I was! Ask a stranger what their ‘rights’ are, and you are due for a fairly extended period of discussion. Ask that same stranger what their ‘duties and responsibilities’ are, and you are more than likely headed for that ‘blank stare’ of the ‘deer in the headlights’ look, followed by a request for ‘clarification’!
Let’s say it is your responsibility to do X. I tell you “hey, don’t worry, I’ll do X for you”, but I forget to do it. Whose fault is it that X didn’t get done? Why yours, of course. We are where we are today because of complacency. Over a long period of time some people allowed (for convenience) other people to fulfill their duties and responsibilities little by little until the other people realized how much power they not only had, but could have by not teaching successive generations OF THEIR INHERENT POWER.
Big Daddy Government.
We didn’t get to where we are overnight. A good portion of the rat-bastards that needed hanging for what they did to us to get us where we are today are DEAD. We cannot rightly direct our anger to the source. What we CAN do, is out those who would perpetuate the FRAUD by saying through their grinning teeth “it’s been this way a long time, what can we do about it now?” all the while STEALING and PROFITING with unadulterated abandon.
Arm yourself with simple facts. Simplifying complex issues quite often sheds light on the problem. Source things to the root. Here is an example that I believe unites everyone who understands the basic underlying idea:
BEFORE 1913, when the Treasury Department printed a $100 bill, the United States used that hundred dollars, and NOTHING was added onto the National Debt. Nobody had to ‘pay anything back’, and there was no ‘interest’ involved. There was no ‘income tax’ assessed to Americans to pay back the money, and everyone kept WHAT WAS THEIRS. Are you following me so far? Good.
IN DECEMBER of 1913 a bunch of those ‘rat-bastards’ that I spoke about earlier that NEEDED HANGING enacted legislation to create the ‘Federal Reserve’, and GAVE A PRIVATE ENTITY THE ‘RIGHT’ TO PRINT our ‘MONEY’. Since then, for almost a HUNDRED YEARS, when the United States needs ‘money’, the PRIVATE Federal Reserve either has printed or electronically CREATES it, AND ADDS IT ONTO THE NATIONAL DEBT – which WE have to pay back WITH INTEREST – in essence, STEALING from the People what is made out of thin air! In that same year 1913 they also created the ‘Internal Revenue Service’ which became, in essence, the collection arm of this new RACKET that extracted BY FORCE earnings in INESTIMABLE AMOUNTS that stagger the mind trying to grasp! Don’t let anyone complicate this basic issue of BRAZEN THEFT because that is how the issue is deflected and trivialized and PERPETUATED.
“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men” – Plato
…I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, and to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right:…Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves…. — Thomas Jefferson, A letter to Colonel Edward Carrington about the perpetrators of Shays’s Rebellion