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One simple question you need to ask yourself

Sovereign Man- by Simon Black

Everyone has a catalyst. A breaking point where we finally say, “enough is enough” and finally begin to take action.

Maybe it’s watching your beautiful daughter be sexually assaulted by government agents for having committed the crime of flying to Disney World. Or having some government agency tell you what you can/cannot put in your body. Or having your son’s lemonade stand shut down. Or being sentenced to jail for collecting rainwater.

Many of us, though, are indoctrinated from birth to believe that our country is the best, highest pinnacle of civilization. So we’re programmed to hang on to the bitter end. Instead of taking action at the first sign of danger, we’ll wait… and wait… and wait… until we finally reach our breaking points.

This is unusual for a living species. Animals in the wild have a honed sense of danger. They survive because they listen to their instincts and take immediate action.

We humans, on the other hand, have decades of propaganda clouding our judgment. It’s been this way for most of history, in fact. In the past, we allowed ourselves to be enslaved to single individuals– kings, emperors. Now we’re enslaved by an idea.

This idea suggests that, simply because we happened to be born on a specific piece of dirt, that we can be saddled with obligations we never signed up for… to pay taxes, serve in the military, spend our entire working lives paying down the debts of previous generations, use a corrupt money system controlled by a tiny elite, etc.

The propaganda is so effective that people truly believe these are all the ‘costs of living in a free society…’ As if the society is actually free.

Yes, the West is replete with superficial conveniences– Starbucks-a-plenty, big box retail shops, TGI Fridays, sit-coms, and cookie-cutter subdivisions. But this all seems a pithy yardstick to measure freedom or quality of life.

In addition, the propanda is so effective that people even ask for their freedoms to be taken away, all so that the ruling elite has more control.

“Please bathe us in radiation to protect us from men in caves…”

“Please conjure infinite money out of thin air to protect us from bank failure…”

And now it seems to be “Please disarm the population to protect us from crazed killers…”

Each time this happens, national dialogue comes to a screeching halt. There is no debate over policy, and any dissent is branded as unpatriotic and disloyal.

History is full of examples of this, starting as far back as the death sentence of Socrates for rejecting the state religion, criticizing Athenian political leaders, and questioning the validity of Democracy.

When a society loses its capacity for intelligent discourse focused on facts and minority-held views… when a people loses the will to question authority… it signals a hastened decline into tyranny.

This is prevalent everywhere in the west today. Topics such as climate change, September 11th, ‘taxing the rich’, gun control, etc. are so sacrosanct that the mere mention of a dissenting opinion is ridiculed.

I understand that a man went on television recently, for example, to argue for freedom and the right to bear arms. He was lambasted on live TV as an ‘unbelievably stupid man’ who doesn’t ‘give a damn about the murder rate’.

It seems quite obvious now. There can be no discussion. And at some point, a reasonable human being has to reflect on the society that has developed around him and wonder, “Do I have anything in common with these people anymore…? Do we share any core values? Or do we simply share the same passport cover?”

It’s certainly a question worth asking… ideally before you reach your breaking point.

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7 Responses to One simple question you need to ask yourself

  1. Patrick Conway says:

    To confirm the propaganda effect, even the writer is caught in the snare.

    “…criticizing Athenian political leaders, and questioning the validity of Democracy.”

    Democracy is nothing but another word for Socialism; “two wolves and a sheep,” to paraphrase Franklin, ” deciding what’s for supper.”

    “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” Thomas Jefferson.

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson.

    “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” Thomas Jefferson

    “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group,” Franklin D. Roosevelt (the head commie, himself)

    In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority” Edmond Burke

    “Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.”

    “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” Henry Louis Mencken

    “Beware of the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry, [who] infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How will I know? For this I have done. And I am Julius Caesar.” (Nothing new under the sun)

    “It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use of reason as to administer medication to the dead” Thomas Jefferson

    Democracy is the road to socialism.” Karl Marx.

    The article is spot on until that point. We were founded as a Republic. Compromise was struck to attempt to form a “Democratic Republic” which is, in itself, an oxymoron.

  2. …I have posted this elsewhere and perhaps even here before….but I always hope to find a new reader here and there….got to keep talking about standing up…or no one will even think about it….RJ
    Thrift Store America

    You can see it in the real estate. You can feel the retreat from prosperity and purpose. You can sense the poverty and the loss of an entire generation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… and you can see the, “beginning of the end”, for the America of our childhood conditioning.

    Lost in the All-American, time-honored barrage of local moving sales, rummage & yard sales, and the sad but admirable explosion of Thrift and Second-Hand Stores, you can witness the decay of the legend and myth,…the stories told to us in our youth of what America was supposed to be,…and to be about.

    The signs are clear on a local level; uncounted closed down businesses, thousands, if not millions of houses that are boarded up to avoid uninhabited damage. Even in the homes that are abandoned, but not boarded up, you can feel the desperation of The American Dream? You know you are broke when you can’t afford to board up a foreclosed home…? I am certainly no college degreed economist, and most of what I’ve learned is through my international experiences, but it seems to me that when the number of Thrift Stores coming online outnumbers the number of new Starbucks and McDonald’s,…the country may have a bit of a problem?

    The truly frightening signals are those which smolder out of the burn-pit of our corrupt, unethical government leadership; unmanageable debt, increased police abuses, dead and assaulted members of the “public”, a citizenry grown weary of cow-towing to political, government and “law enforcement” systems that are fraying badly at their ethical edges… and have little or no respect for our Constitutional protections and political limits.

    If not for the deadly oil and chemical dispersant wafting over our southern coasts, the radioactive waste misting those of us along the West Coast and the purposeful flooding of the Midwest, perhaps the Citizens of the country may have the time to pay attention to our upcoming political circus, commonly referred to as elections. But really…how many Citizens really still believe in the American Elective process? How many still hold on to that myth of one-man-one-vote, especially when you can push the right button on the voting machine and stand there watching as the vote changes for an opponent? How many Americans still believe in the process?

    Not many I’d bet.

    How long are we as a people going to sit and be told what do, told what is right, and spoken down to as though mere children? How long can an entire population of a country sit and be lectured to, “how we shouldn’t worry our feeble-little heads”… with the “complex workings of the government”?
    How many more years of kidnapping and torture are we going to allow our government to perform?

    Will my grandchildren someday read a book, just as we now gaze at the stories and photos of the Holocaust? Will my great-grandchildren someday look down upon a similar book, and wonder why Great-Grand-Dad didn’t do a thing to stop the government from torturing and killing its Citizens… and others? How will we explain such behavior being accepted with no probable cause, no trial, no verdict…just turn them into dead people because “The Government” says they should be? Are we that far gone, that we will just continue to accept this? Are we waiting for someone on a white horse and lone-ranger music in the background before we stand up and say, “No more”?

    I can understand, given the ethical manner in which government has been managed in my lifetime, I can understand why some would still be willing to accept or believe the proclamations of our morally supreme Leaders? After all, look how up front they have been with us over the years…JFK, RFK, MLK, Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Mena-Arkansas, The Clinton Criminal Class, Panama, Iraq I & II, Afghanistan, The Foreclosure Swindle, 911…and so on, and so on and so on?

    I can understand why “we the people” would find no need to examine these illegal, immoral and unethical activities, or why such behavior keeps occurring in “The Shining City on the Hill”? In fact, the light from D.C. is so corporately Bright… one wonders how it could continue to be so infested. Who knows…perhaps the Bankers will loan us enough money to hire exterminators?

    Unfortunately, you can also see the growing desperation in the hard-scrabble part of America…the “Appalachia Sliver” of the American conscience, where the words poverty and poor take on a whole new meaning. The sad part is, we are not alone in our ever-growing Appalachia Experience, and after a recent ten-day trip across half the country, we were witness to the ever-expanding condition known officially as a “Recession”,…or in certain parts of the country,…you’ll even get to experience another “Great Depression”,…you know, something to help you bond with your indigent Grandmother, as you compare who had it “worse”.

    But as a retired, twenty-year veteran employee of The Federal Government, including over two-decades as a “federally protected whistle-blower” (as humorous as that is), I know of the nature of our government leadership, and in my opinion, Webster’s Dictionary is going to need a new definition of the word “corrupt” by the time our country falls apart.
    Or, until we realize that we still have the power and unified strength to wrestle the mechanics of government… back from these “Continuity of Government” traitors.

    As a first step, I would recommend the following:

    A National Constitutional Convention – designed to re-invigorate the original founding concepts, rights and status of American Citizens, while amending The Constitution for a 21st century America and its social realities. Additionally, the NCC will be empowered to impeach every member of the standing US Government, and will remove them from office. And by Impeach and Remove, I mean all of them. Every standing member of Congress, The Senate, The President and Vice President, and especially the Supreme Court which voted to allow and approve kidnapping and torture. All of them, gone.

    – National Grand Jury – impaneled for whatever period of time is necessary to investigate and prosecute all members of government known to have violated their oaths of office, as well as committing treason, larceny and murder on an international scale, with no statute of limitations. NGJ-Citizen Investigators should be required to open up all of the American Government Archives across our entire history, and we as a people should be told the truth with regard to historic criminal activities.

    – Additionally, the NGJ will be empowered to dismantle (through force if necessary) the CIA, the FBI, all “Continuity of Government” plans, operations and operatives, including the US Department of Justice, the EPA, The DoD and every other liberty-sucking parasite that still exists within our compromised government. (These entities can all be reconstructed at a later date, under more limited and ethical standards, if necessary)

    – Freeze & Seize Financial Assets- Freeze and seize all financial assets of any member of government for the last forty years. All of them…seize all of their assets, and create a legal process or method for the “innocent” to get their assets returned to them (perhaps with interest). However, for the vast majority of traitorous souls who have been abusing their positions and the citizens for well over forty years…make them prove that the fortune is legally, ethically theirs; make them prove it didn’t come from decades of corrupt acts. Make them show that their ill-gotten millions in self-worth did not come from abusing their oaths or position.

    – If not, just like we ordinary citizens who have tolerated our cars being impounded, our property seized and the other elements of the current two-tiered justice system, let the thieves and killers of the last forty years fight to stay out of prison, the death-chamber, or the poor house… just like the rest of us.


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

    • Patrick Conway says:

      Were I a religious man I would now be jumping in the aisles and waving heavenward shouting your praises. I’m not a religious man: I don’t shout in the aisles; I always laugh when I see the heaven wave; but, that was a damned fine take on the situation. Many kudos.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Many of us, though, are indoctrinated from birth to believe that our country is the best, highest pinnacle of civilization. So we’re programmed to hang on to the bitter end.”

    This indoctrination is perpetrated on ALL levels of our ‘society’.

    “The propaganda is so effective that people truly believe these are all the ‘costs of living in a free society…’ As if the society is actually free.”


    Nailed it.

  4. anne says:

    Don’t go to work, don’t buy fuel, don’t shop, peaceful none compliance for less than a week will do the trick.

  5. brian says:

    Hopefully, the writer was only joking or was smoking a Peace Pipe when he was spouting about Amerikana being the mostest and the bestest in the manner of superman zooming off to destroy Evil, hither thither, The Hallelujah’s hobby. Perish the thought if only because what goes around will come around.

    Amerika, apart from being youthful, was founded upon Genocide, Enslavement, and Plunder with the latter being euphemised as “Opportunity”. Youth has only one thing going for it and that is adventurism. As for the negatives, those who are depressive by disposition ought to give those a big miss if only because through juvenilsim, all that is destructive are taken onboard as being worthy Of Adventurism, be the juvenile 9 or 90.

    The salient feature about Amerika’s youthfulness is also its true lack of history. For example, Genocide, Slavery and Opportunity are not some historical events “Amerikans” could elude [like The Great British] whilst Amerikans are pheonixing from devilishness to sainthood, just like that, thereby divining them the right to finger-point from the hip with neither guilt nor humility, those “sins” are current. Hands up those who would like to disagree. Perhaps it is your youthful enthusiasm but becareful if only because you could be lacking Maturity, oka true-authority/Authority, your idea of maturity being that of having the ability to copulate, rationalise and corrupt. With a cigarette hanging loosely at the lips, a’la Hollywood style, of course. Especially when one has the ability to, “Destroy you pesky mouthers, jest like that”.

    For those who are still trying to grasp reality/Reality, all humans are dual-natured which then means that all humans have blood on their hands, be the blood of the past, present or future. Thanks to this duality, after the Barking in Company, one has to Howl in Solitude, sooner if not later. In addition, one’s dual nature is a mirror for reflection, just like Innocence and other absolutes like Freedom, Truth, Love, Morality and so forth. We need a mirror because most humans are unable to see their self and when one is in this state, Over & Under will be one’s superficiality, Over being Under expressed with Under being Over suppressed. This is why we need dramas to “bring us to our senses”, the more dramatic the occurance, the more one will reflect on, “Why me?”, followed by, “Please God !” and “Does God exist?” He does but not as Religion & Religiosity, a religion being the knowledge which lacks empowerment.

    It is benevolent to realise that religions like “Democracy” is merely about the majority bullying the minority, be the separation 51-49, the joke being that only in a “Democracy”, can a tiny minority of less than 0.01% rule over the 99.99% majority. And Control Freaks cum Abandoned Nutters would like to export this mostest, bestest model to others? Perhaps Amerikans could be forgiven for supporting and exporting such insanties because of their youth but not when they are doing it through Cruelty/Overtness & Cunning/Covertness. Then, what goes around will come around. Not via other nations but via the lack of self respect by Amerikans. When a human devolves, he is not going to merely turn into an animal or vegetation other than turning into a fully thinking animal or a fully feeling vegetable – with a human shell for cover.

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