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Zeitgeist: The Movie [2010 Update]


(Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche)
Spirituality is a particular term
which actually means a dealing with intuition. In the theistic tradition there is a notion of
clinging into a word. A certain act is regarded as displeasing to our
divine principles. A certain act is regarded as
pleasing for the divine whatever. In the tradition of
non-theism, however it is very direct that the case history is not
particularly important. What is actually important
is here and now. Now is definitely now. We try to experience what is
available there, on the spot. There’s no point in thinking
that a past did exist that we could have now. This is now. This very moment. Nothing mystical, just now,
very simple, straight forward. And from that nowness, however arises a sense of
intelligence, always that you are constantly
interacting with reality one by one, spot by
spot, constantly. We actually experience
fantastic precision, always. But we are threatened by the now so we jump to the
past or the future. Paying attention to the materials
that exist in our life all these choices take
place all the time but none of them are regarded
as bad or good per se. Everything we experience are
unconditional experience. They don’t come along
with a label by saying “This is regarded as
bad” or “This is good”. We experience them but we don’t
actually pay heed to them properly. We don’t actually regard that
as we are going somewhere. We regard that as a hassle waiting to be dead. [Echoed: waiting to be dead] That’s a problem. And that is not
trusting the nowness properly that what is actually
experienced now possesses a lot of
powerful things. It is so powerful that we can’t face it. Therefore, we have to borrow from the
past, invite the future, all the time and maybe that’s why
we seek religion. Maybe that’s why we
march in the street. Maybe that’s why we
complain to society. Maybe that’s why we vote
for the presidents. It is quite ironical and
very funny, indeed. ZEITGEIST (J. Maxwell)
The more you
begin to investigate what we think we understand,
where we came from what we think we’re doing the more you begin to
see we’ve been lied to. We’ve been lied to by every institution.
What makes you think for one minute, that the
religious institution is the only one that’s
never been touched? The religious institutions of this
world are at the bottom of the dirt. The religious institutions
in this world are put there by the same people who gave you your
government, your corrupt education who set up your international
banking cartels. We have been misled away from
the true and divine presence in the universe that
men have called God. I don’t know what God is
but I know what He isn’t. And unless and until you are
prepared to look at the whole truth wherever it may go,
whoever it may lead to the more you educate yourself,
the more you understand where things come from, the
more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere.
You have to know the truth and seek the truth and the
truth will set you free. They must find it difficult… Those who have taken
authority as the truth rather than truth
as the authority. G. Massey, Egyptologist (G. Carlin)
Because I have to
tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit big time, major league bullshit you have to stand in awe of the
all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated
claims: religion! Think about it.
Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible
man living in the sky who watches everything you do,
every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a
special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten
things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and
burning and torture and anguish where He will send you to live
and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and
ever until the end of time! But He loves you. [Laughter and applause] He loves you. He loves you and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect,
all-knowing, and all-wise; somehow, just can’t
handle money! Religion takes in
billions of dollars they pay no taxes and they
always need a little more. Now, you talk about a
good bullshit story. Holy shit! PART I: The Greatest Story Ever Told (P. Joseph)
This is the sun. As far back as 10,000 BC history is abundant with carvings and
writings reflecting people’s respect and adoration for this object. And it is simple to understand
why, as every morning the sun would rise, bringing
vision, warmth and security saving man from the cold, blind,
predator-filled darkness of night. Without it, the cultures understood,
the crops would not grow and life on the planet
would not survive. These realities made the sun the
most adored object of all time. Likewise, they were also
very aware of the stars. The tracking of the stars allowed them
to recognize and anticipate events which occurred over
long periods of time such as eclipses and full moons. They in turn cataloged
celestial groups into what we know today
as constellations. This is the cross of the Zodiac one of the oldest conceptual
images in human history. It reflects the sun as
it figuratively passes through the 12 major constellations
over the course of a year. It also reflects the 12 months
of the year, the four seasons and the solstices and equinoxes. The term Zodiac relates to
the fact that constellations were anthropomorphized or
personified as figures or animals. In other words, the early civilizations
did not just follow the sun and stars they personified them
with elaborate myths involving their movements
and relationships. The sun, with its life-giving
and saving qualities was personified as a representative
of the unseen creator or God. God’s Sun: the Light of the world,
the Savior of human kind. Likewise, the 12 constellations represented
places of travel for God’s Sun and were identified by names, usually
representing elements of nature that happened during
that period of time. For example, Aquarius the water
bearer, who brings the spring rains. This is Horus. He is the Sun God
of Egypt of around 3000 BC. He is the sun,
anthropomorphized and his life is a series of allegorical myths
involving the sun’s movement in the sky. From the ancient
hieroglyphics in Egypt we know much about
this solar messiah. For instance, Horus, being
the sun or the light had an enemy known as Set
who was the personification of the darkness or night and metaphorically
speaking, every morning Horus would win the battle against
Set, while in the evening Set would conquer Horus and
send him into the underworld. It is important to note that ‘dark vs.
light’ or ‘good vs. evil’ is one of the most ubiquitous
mythological dualities ever known and is still expressed on
many levels to this day. Broadly speaking, the story
of Horus is as follows: Horus was born on December 25th of the Virgin Isis
– Mary His birth was accompanied
by a star in the east and upon his birth he was
adored by three kings. At the age of 12, he was a
prodigal child teacher. At the age of 30 he was baptized
by a figure known as Anup and thus began his ministry.
Horus had 12 disciples he traveled about with performing miracles such as healing
the sick and walking on water. Horus was known by many gestural
names such as The Truth The Light, God’s Anointed
Son, The Good Shepherd The Lamb of God and many others. After being betrayed by
Typhon, Horus was crucified buried for 3 days and
thus, resurrected. These attributes of Horus,
whether original or not seem to permeate in many cultures
of the world for many other gods are found to have the same
general mythological structure. Attis of Phrygia, born of the
Virgin Nana on December 25th crucified, placed in a tomb and
after three days, was resurrected. Krishna of India, born
of the Virgin Devaki with a star in the east
signaling his coming. He performed miracles with his
disciples and upon his death was resurrected. Dionysus of Greece, born of
a virgin on December 25th was a traveling teacher who performed
miracles such as turning water into wine. He was referred to as The King of
Kings, God’s only begotten son the Alpha and Omega and many others.
Upon his death he was resurrected. Mithra of Persia, born of
a virgin on December 25th had 12 disciples and
performed miracles upon his death was buried for
3 days and thus resurrected. He was also referred to as the
truth, the light and many others. Interestingly, the sacred day of
worship of Mithra was Sunday. The fact of the matter is
there are numerous saviors from different periods
from all over the world which subscribe to these
general characteristics. The question remains:
why these attributes? Why the virgin birth
on December 25th? Why dead for 3 days and the
inevitable resurrection? Why 12 disciples or followers? To find out, let’s examine the
most recent of the solar messiahs. Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin
Mary on December 25th in Bethlehem. His birth was announced by a star in
the east which Three Kings or Magi followed to locate and
adore the new savior. He was a child teacher at 12.
At the age of 30 he was baptized by John the Baptist and
thus began his ministry. Jesus had 12 disciples which he
traveled about with performing miracles such as healing the sick, walking
on water, raising the dead. He was also known as the King of Kings,
the Son of God, the Light of the World the Alpha and Omega, the
Lamb of God and many others. After being betrayed by his
disciple Judas and sold for 30 pieces of silver, he was
crucified, placed in a tomb and after 3 days was resurrected
and ascended into heaven. First of all, the birth sequence
is completely astrological. The star in the east is Sirius, the
brightest star in the night sky which on December 24th aligns with the
3 brightest stars in Orion’s belt. These 3 bright stars in the
Orion’s belt are called today what they were called in ancient
times ‘The Three Kings’. And the Three Kings and the
brightest star, Sirius all point to the place of the
sunrise on December 25th. This is why the Three Kings
follow the star in the east in order to locate the sunrise,
the birth of the Sun. The Virgin Mary is the constellation
Virgo also known as Virgo the Virgin. Virgo in Latin means Virgin. Virgo was also referred
to as the House of Bread and the representation of Virgo is
a virgin holding a sheaf of wheat. This house of bread and
its symbol of wheat represents August and September,
the time of harvest. In turn, Bethlehem literally
translates to “house of bread”. Bethlehem is thus a reference
to the constellation Virgo a place in the sky,
not on earth. There’s another very
interesting phenomenon that occurs around December
25th or the winter solstice. From the summer solstice
to the winter solstice the days become
shorter and colder. And from the perspective
of the northern hemisphere the Sun appears to move south and
gets smaller and more scarce. The shortening of the days
and expiration of the crops when approaching the winter solstice
symbolized the process of death to the ancients.
It was the death of the Sun. And by December 22nd the Sun’s
demise was fully realized. For the Sun having moved south
continually for six months makes it to its lowest
point in the sky. Here a curious thing occurs: The Sun stops moving south, at
least perceivably, for three days. And during this three day pause,
the Sun resides in the vicinity of the Southern Cross,
or Crux constellation. And after this time
on December 25th the Sun moves one
degree, this time north foreshadowing longer
days, warmth and spring. And thus it was said:
The Son died on a cross was dead for three days, only to
be resurrected or born again. This is why Jesus and
numerous other Sun gods share the crucifixion, three-day
death and resurrection concept. It is the Sun’s transition period
before it shifts its direction back into the northern hemisphere,
bringing spring and thus salvation. However, they did not celebrate
the resurrection of the Sun until the spring
equinox or Easter. This is because at the spring equinox,
the Sun officially overpowers the evil darkness as daytime
thereafter becomes longer in duration than the night and the revitalizing
conditions of spring emerge. Probably the most obvious of
all the astrological symbolism around Jesus regards
the 12 disciples. They are simply the 12
constellations of the zodiac which Jesus, being the
Sun, travels about with. In fact, the number 12 is
replete throughout the Bible. Coming back to the cross of the zodiac,
the figurative life of the Sun this was not just an
artistic expression or tool to track the
Sun’s movement. It was also a pagan
spiritual symbol the shorthand of which
looked like this. This is not a symbol
of Christianity. It is a pagan adaptation of
the cross of the zodiac. This is why Jesus in earlier
cult art is always shown with his head on the cross
for Jesus is the Sun. The Son of God, the Light of
the World, the risen Savior who will come again as
it does every morning of the glory of God, who defends
against the works of darkness as he is born again
every morning and can be seen
coming in the clouds up in heaven with his crown of
thorns or sun rays. Of the many astrological/astronomical
metaphors in the Bible one of the most important
has to do with the ages. Throughout the scriptures, there are
numerous references to the age. In order to understand this, we need
to be familiar with the phenomenon known as the precession
of the equinoxes. The ancient Egyptians, along
with cultures long before them recognized that approximately
every 2150 years the sunrise on the morning
of the spring equinox would occur at a different
sign of the zodiac. This has to do with a
slow angular wobble that the Earth maintains
as it rotates on its axis. It is called a precession because
the constellations go backwards rather than through the
normal yearly cycle. The amount of time it takes for the
precession to go through all 12 signs is roughly 25,765 years. This is also called
the great year and ancient societies
were very aware of this and they referred to each
2150 year period as an age. From 4300 BC
– 2150 BC, it was the age of Taurus, the Bull. From 2150 BC
– 1 AD, it was the age of Aries, the Ram. And from 1 AD
– 2150 AD, it is the age of Pisces the age we are still
in to this day. And in and around 2150 we
will enter the new age the age of Aquarius. The Bible reflects broadly
speaking a symbolic movement through three ages while
foreshadowing a fourth. In the Old Testament when
Moses comes down Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments,
he is very upset to see his people worshiping
a golden bull calf. In fact, he shattered the stone
tablets and instructed his people to kill each other in order
to purify themselves. Most Biblical scholars will attribute this
anger to the fact that the Israelites were worshiping a false idol
or something to that effect. The reality is, the golden
bull is Taurus the Bull and Moses represents the
new age of Aries the Ram. This is why Jews even today
still blow the ram’s horn. Moses represents the
new age of Aries and upon the new age everyone
must shed the old age. Other deities mark these
transitions as well such as Mithra a pre-Christian god who kills
the bull in the same symbology. Jesus is the figure who ushers
in the age following Aries the Age of Pisces
or the two fish. Fish symbolism is very
abundant in the New Testament. Jesus feeds 5,000 people
with bread and two fish. When he begins his ministry
walking along Galilee he befriends two fishermen
who follow him. And I think we have all seen the “Jesus
fish” on the back of people’s cars. Little do they know
what it actually means. It is a pagan
astrological symbolism for the Sun’s kingdom
during the age of Pisces. Also, Jesus’ assumed birth date is
essentially the start of this age. At Luke 22:10 when Jesus
is asked by his disciples where the last Passover would be Jesus replies “Behold, when
ye are entered into the city there shall a man meet you
bearing a pitcher of water follow him into the house
where he entereth in.” This scripture is by far
one of the most revealing of all the astrological
references. The man bearing a pitcher
of water is Aquarius the water-bearer, who is
always pictured as a man pouring out a pitcher of water. He represents the
age after Pisces and when the Sun (God’s Sun)
leaves the Age of Pisces (Jesus) it will go into the House of
Aquarius, as Aquarius follows Pisces in the precession
of the equinoxes. All Jesus is saying is that
after the Age of Pisces will come the Age of Aquarius. We have all heard about the “End
Times” and the end of the world. The cartoonish depictions in
the Book of Revelation aside the main source of this idea
comes from Matthew 28:20 where Jesus says “I will be with
you even to the end of the world.” However, in the King James Version,
‘world’ is a mistranslation among many mistranslations. The actual word being used is
‘aeon’, which means ‘age’. “I will be with you even
to the end of the age.” which is true, as Jesus’ Solar
Piscean personification will end when the Sun enters
the Age of Aquarius. The entire concept of End Times
and the end of the world is a misinterpreted
astrological allegory. Let’s tell that to the approximately
100 million people in America who believe the end of
the world is coming. Furthermore, the character
of Jesus being a literary and astrological hybrid is most
explicitly a plagiarization of the Egyptian Sun-god Horus. For example, inscribed
about 3500 years ago on the walls of the
Temple of Luxor in Egypt are images of the enunciation the miracle
conception, the birth and the adoration of Horus. The images begin with Thoth
announcing to the Virgin Isis that she will conceive Horus then Kneph, the holy ghost,
impregnating the virgin and then the virgin birth
and the adoration. This is exactly the story of
Jesus’ miracle conception. The literary similarities
between the Egyptian religion and the Christian
religion are staggering. And the plagiarism
is continuous. The story of Noah and Noah’s Arc
is taken directly from tradition. The concept of The Great Flood is
ubiquitous throughout the ancient world with over 200 different cited claims
in different periods and times. However, one need look no further
for a pre-Christian source than the Epic of Gilgamesh,
written in 2600 BC. This story talks of a great
flood commanded by God an ark with saved animals
upon it and even the release and return of a dove, all held in
common with the Biblical story among many other similarities. And then there is the
plagiarized story of Moses. Upon Moses’ birth, it is said that
he was placed in a reed basket and set adrift in a river in
order to avoid infanticide. He was later rescued by a daughter of
royalty and raised by her as a Prince. This baby in a basket
story was lifted directly from the myth of Sargon of
Akkad of around 2250 BC. Sargon was born, placed in a reed
basket in order to avoid infanticide and set adrift in a river. He was in turn rescued and raised
by Akki, a royal mid-wife. Furthermore, Moses is
known as the Law Giver the giver of the Ten
Commandments, the Mosaic Law. However, the idea of a Law being
passed from God to a prophet up on a mountain is
also a very old motif. Moses is just another law giver
in a long line of law givers in mythological history. In India, Manou was
the great law giver. In Crete, Minos
ascended Mount Dicta where Zeus gave him
the sacred laws. While in Egypt there was Mises,
who carried stone tablets and upon them the laws
of God were written. Manou. Minos. Mises. Moses. And as far as the Ten Commandments,
they are taken outright from Spell 125 in the
Egyptian Book of the Dead. What the Book of the Dead phrased “I have
not stolen” became “Thou shall not steal”. “I have not killed” became
“Thou shall not kill”. “I have not told lies” became “Thou
shall not bear false witness” and so forth. In fact, the Egyptian religion is
likely the primary foundational basis for the Judeo-Christian
theology. Baptism, afterlife, final
judgment, virgin birth death and resurrection, crucifixion,
the Ark of the Covenant circumcision, saviors,
Holy Communion Great Flood, Easter,
Christmas, Passover and many more, are all
attributes of Egyptian ideas long pre-dating
Christianity and Judaism. Justin Martyr, one of the first Christian
historians and defenders, wrote: “When we say that he,
Jesus Christ, our teacher was produced without sexual
union, was crucified and died and rose again, and
ascended into Heaven we propound nothing different
from what you believe regarding those who you
esteem Sons of Jupiter.” In a different writing,
Justin Martyr said: “He was born of a virgin,
accept this in common with what you believe
of Perseus.” It’s obvious that Justin
and other early Christians knew how similar Christianity
was to the pagan religions. However, Justin had a solution. As far as he was concerned,
the Devil did it. The Devil had the foresight
to come before Christ and create his characteristics
in the pagan world. (B. Hicks)
Fundamentalist
Christianity, fascinating! These people actually believe
the world is 12,000 years old. I actually asked one of these
guys “OK, dinosaur fossils?” He says “Dinosaur fossils? God put those here
to test our faith!” [Laughter] “I think God put you here
to test my faith, dude!” (P. Joseph)
The Bible is nothing more than
an astro-theological literary hybrid, just like nearly all
religious myths before it. In fact, the aspect of transference
of one character’s attributes to a new character can be
found within the book itself. In the Old Testament there’s
the story of Joseph. Joseph was a
prototype for Jesus. Joseph was born of a miracle birth.
Jesus was born of a miracle birth. Joseph was of 12 brothers.
Jesus had 12 disciples. Joseph was sold for
20 pieces of silver. Jesus was sold for
30 pieces of silver. Brother Judah suggests
the sale of Joseph. Disciple Judas suggests
the sale of Jesus. Joseph began his work
at the age of 30. Jesus began his work
at the age of 30. The parallels go on and on. Furthermore, is there any non-Biblical
historical evidence of any person living with the name
Jesus, the Son of Mary who traveled about with 12
followers, healing people? There are numerous historians who
lived in and around the Mediterranean either during or soon after
the assumed life of Jesus. How many of these historians
document this figure? Not one. However, to be fair, that
doesn’t mean defenders of the historical Jesus
haven’t claimed the contrary. Four historians are typically
referenced to justify Jesus’ existence. Pliny the younger, Suetonius and
Tacitus are the first three. Each one of their entries consists
of only a few sentences at best and only refer to ‘Christus’ or the
Christ, which in fact is not a name but a title.
It means ‘The Anointed One’. The fourth source is
Josephus and this source has been proven to be a forgery
for hundreds of years. Sadly, it is still
cited as truth. You would think that a guy
who rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven
for all eyes to see and performed the wealth of
miracles acclaimed to him would have made it into
the historical record. It didn’t because once
the evidence is weighed there are very high odds that
the figure known as Jesus did not even exist. “The Christian religion is a
parody on the worship of the sun in which they put a man called
Christ in the place of the sun pay him the adoration
originally paid to the sun.” Thomas Paine (1737-1809) (J. Maxwell)
We don’t want to be
unkind, but we want to be factual. We don’t want to
cause hurt feelings but we want to be
academically correct in what we understand
and know to be true. Christianity just is
not based on truth. We find that Christianity was in
fact nothing more than a Roman story developed politically. (P. Joseph)
The reality is,
Jesus was the Solar Deity of the Gnostic Christian sect and like all other pagan gods,
he was a mythical figure. It was the political establishment
that sought to historize the Jesus figure for
social control. In 325 AD in Rome, Emperor Constantine
convened the Council of Nicea. It was during this meeting
that the politically motivated Christian Doctrines
were established and thus began a long history of
religious bloodshed and spiritual fraud. And for over the next
1000 years, the Vatican maintained a political
stranglehold on all of Europe leading to such joyous
periods as the Dark Ages along with enlightening events such
as the Crusades and the Inquisition. Christianity, along with all
other related theologies is a historical fraud. These religions now serve to detach
the species from the natural world and likewise, each other. They support blind
submission to authority. They reduce human
responsibility to the effect that ‘God’ controls everything
and in turn awful crimes can be justified in the
name of a divine pursuit. And most critically, it empowers
the political establishment who have been using the myth to
manipulate and control societies. The religious myth is one of the
most powerful devices ever created and serves as the psychological soil
upon which other myths can flourish. (D. Griffin)
A myth is an idea that,
while widely believed, is false. In a deeper sense, in
the religious sense a myth serves as an orienting and
mobilizing story for a people. The focus is not on the story’s relation
to reality but on its function. A story cannot function, unless
it is believed to be true in the community or the nation. It is not a matter of debate if
some people have the bad taste to raise the question of the
truth of the sacred story. The keepers of the faith do not
enter into debate with them. They ignore them or denounce
them as blasphemers. It is wrong, blasphemous and
sinful for you to suggest, imply or help other people
come to the conclusion that the US government killed
3,000 of its own citizens. Part II: All the World’s a Stage (Man on phone)
As if a
demolition team set off… when you see demolitions
of these old buildings. (Series of 3 reporters)
It looks like
one of those scenes of an old building being
purposely blown up. Anybody who’s ever watched a
building being demolished on purpose knows that if you’re
going to do this you have to get at the under-infrastructure of
a building and bring it down. The way the structure is
collapsing, this was the result of something that was planned.
It’s not accidental that the 1st tower just happened
to collapse and then the 2nd tower just happened to collapse
in exactly the same way. How they accomplished
this, we don’t know. (Fireman Casaliggi)
The building
collapsed to dust. You don’t find a desk,
you don’t find a chair you don’t find a
telephone or a computer. The biggest piece of
a telephone I found was half of the keypad and
it was about this big. – What happened to the concrete?
– The concrete was pulverized. From river to river there was dust
powder, two or three inches thick. The concrete was
just pulverized! (Man on phone)
…reminiscent of those
pictures we’ve all seen too much on TV before when a building
was deliberately destroyed by well-placed dynamite
to knock it down. – It’s as if they had detonators…
– Yes, detonators -…planned to take down the
building, boom, boom… I heard a 2nd explosion. There was a
heavy-duty explosion. There was a secondary explosion
and then a subsequent collapse. …explosion blew and then
it knocked everybody over. To me it sounded
like an explosion. It sounded like
gun-fire, bang-bang! And then all of a sudden
three big explosions. … and we heard big
explosion coming down. … and then the entire top
of the building just blew up. – We saw some kind of explosion.
– By the force of the explosions… – big explosion… It blew us back into the 8th floor.
– We got to the lobby, there was a big explosion. The lobby looked as if a
bomb had exploded there. (Series of 7 witnesses)
Huge explosion,
now raining debris… There’s been a huge explosion!!! Huge explosion that we
all heard and felt. We just witnessed some kind
of follow up explosion… We heard a very loud (It blasted!
) explosion… Smoke and secondary
explosion in Tower One… That is another bomb going off.
He thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building…
planted in the building… The 9/11 Myth 19 hijackers, directed by Osama bin
Laden, took over 4 commercial jets and, while evading the Air Defense System
(NORAD), hit 75% of their targets. In turn, World Trade
Towers 1, 2 & 7 collapsed due to structural failure through
fire in a ‘pancake’ fashion while the plane that hit the
Pentagon vaporized upon impact as did the plane that
crashed in Shanksville. The 911 Commission found that there were
no warnings for this act of terrorism while multiple government failures
prevented adequate defense. ‘no warnings’ (C. Rice)
I don’t think
anybody could have predicted that they would try to use
an airplane as a missile a hijacked airplane
as a missile. Nobody in our government at least, and
I don’t think the prior government could have envisioned flying
airplanes into buildings. No specific threat involving
domestic operations involving what happened obviously,
the cities, airliners and so on. There were no warning
signs that I’m aware of. USAToday reports that in the 2 years
before the attacks on September 11th NORAD conducted exercises using
hijacked airliners as weapons. And one target was the
World Trade Center. Cover of FEMA response
manual, 1997. Operation “Mascal”, Oct.
2000, simulated a plane crash into the Pentagon. (Journalist)
In confidential documents
from the Philippines obtained by CNN the plan was clear: He will board
any American commercial aircraft control its cockpit, and dive
it at the CIA headquarters. Other buildings targeted included the
Pentagon and World Trade Center. The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) received 52 warnings about Al-Qaeda in the
six months before 9/11 and did not
apparently heed them. (Journalist)
The Pentagon reportedly
does not want the public to hear next week’s Senate
Testimony about the former secret intelligence unit,
known as ‘Able Danger’ And it identified Mohammed Atta
and three other 9/11 terrorists as members of an Al-Qaeda
cell in Brooklyn, New York more than a year
before the attacks. And we found two of the three cells
which conducted the 9/11 attacks. (Journalist)
Lt Colonel Anthony Shaffer,
the first member of ‘Able Danger’ to go public, has now been told in writing
by the Defense Intelligence Agency that it can’t speak to members of Congress
or their staff without prior approval. This is an attempt to
prevent the American people from knowing the facts about how
we could have prevented 9/11 and people are
covering it up today. (Journalist)
Security and
counter-terrorism was blinking red in the words of George Tenet, that
the warnings of an imminent attack were so severe that something
dramatic should have been done. It was unparalleled. Instead, our
president went on a month-long vacation. 19 Hijackers (M. Meacher)
The head of Pakistani
intelligence (ISI) Mahmood Ahmed requested Omar Sheikh to wire $100,000 to Mohammed Atta
who was the lead hijacker. (2 journalists)
Hijacker Mohammed Atta
received wire transfers via Pakistan. The man sending
the money to Atta is believed to be Ahmed
Omar Saeed Sheikh. Omar Sheikh admitted
he was supported by the Pakistani Government’s
intelligence service, the ISI. No inquiry was ever made as to why
General Ahmad ordered $100,000 to be sent to Mohamed Atta. On the morning of September 11, government
officials were having breakfast with General Ahmad
in Washington. The 911 Commission deemed the
financing of the attacks was ‘of little practical significance’
in their official report. (Journalist)
As hard as this is to believe,
that two of the alleged terrorists involved in what
happened on Tuesday may have attended schools run by U.
S. military. Evidence was also
apparently planted. The passport of one
of the hijackers on Flight 11 was allegedly
found in the rubble. The hijacker’s passport
was found blocks from the World Trade Center crash
site, if you can believe that. The 9/11 hijackers
are alive and well that’s according to the chief
of Japan’s Democratic Party who says 9/11 is a hoax. Several of these 19
men are still alive. “I couldn’t believe it when
the FBI put me on their list. They gave my name and my date of
birth but I’m not a suicide bomber. I am alive.
I have no idea how to fly a plane.” At least 7 of the hijackers
are still alive. The FBI has to this day
not revised their list. At least 5 hijackers are reported as
linked to US Military Institutions. Osama B. Laden Of course we’re after Saddam
Hussein, I mean bin Laden, he’s… (Journalist)
In the early 80s bin
Laden worked with operatives from US Intelligence, the Pakistani
military and Arab states. January 2001.
The Bush Administration orders the FBI and intelligence agencies
to back off investigations involving the bin Laden family including two of Osama
bin Laden’s relatives who were living, guess where?
In Falls Church, Virginia right next to CIA headquarters. When he was already America’s
‘most wanted criminal’ he reportedly spent two weeks in
the American hospital in Dubai was treated by an American doctor
and visited by the local CIA agent. We have not seen one piece of
evidence that links Osama bin Laden directly to the planning
stages of September 11th. (D. Griffin)
This failure to provide
proof was later said to be unnecessary because bin Laden, in a video
allegedly found in Afghanistan admitted responsibility
for the attacks. “I have carefully examined
the Pentagon’s translation which is very problematic.
At the most important pieces where it is held to prove the guilt of bin Laden, it
is not identical with the Arabic.” Arabist Dr. Abdel EIM Husseini “The American translators who listened
to the tapes and transcribed them apparently wrote a lot of things
in that they wanted to hear but cannot be heard, no matter how
many times you listen to the tapes.” Gernot Rotter, Prof.
of Islamic Studies at University of Hamburg In 1976, Osama’s older
brother Saleem bin Laden hired a man in Texas by
the name of Jim Bath to handle all the investments in the
United States for the bin Laden family. Jim Bath also happens to be a
personal, almost life-long friend and former international guard
pilot, with George W. Bush. The connections between the
Bushes and the bin Ladens become much more clear when
George Herbert Walker Bush made trips to Saudi Arabia in
1998 and 2000 to meet with the bin Laden family on behalf of a
company called the Carlyle Group. On the morning of 9/11, the Carlyle
Group was having a conference in Washington, which included Osama’s
older brother, Shafig bin Laden. The Carlyle Group is linked to the
world’s largest defense contractors which continue to reap massive profits
off of the post 9/11 ‘War on Terrorism’ and Afghan/Iraq Wars. Pentagon (Reporter)
How could anyone
fly a 60 ton, 125 foot wide 44 foot tall plane through
this obstacle course? (D. Griffin)
The aircraft before striking
the Pentagon reportedly executed a 270 degree downward spiral and yet Hani Hanjour was
known as a terrible pilot who could not safely fly
even a small plane. “He didn’t care about the fact that
he couldn’t get through the course.” “I am still to this day amazed that he
could have flown into the Pentagon… ” – AZ Flight school employee (New
York Times Report 5/4/2002) (Reporter) No seats,
no luggage, no bodies. Nothing but bricks
and limestone. (D. Avery)
The official explanation is
that the intense heat from the jet fuel vaporized the entire plane.
Flight 77 had two Rolls Royce engines made of steel and titanium
alloy and weighed 6 tons each. It is scientifically impossible
that 12 tons of steel and titanium was
vaporized by jet fuel. We’re also told that the bodies
were able to be identified either by the fingerprints
or by their DNA. So what kind of fire can vaporize
aluminum and tempered steel and yet leave human
bodies intact? (Reporter)
From my close-up inspection
there’s no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere
near the Pentagon and the only pieces
left that you can see are small enough that you
can pick up in your hand. (D. Griffin)
Shortly after the
strike, government agents picked up debris and
carried it off. The entire lawn was covered
with dirt and gravel so that any remaining forensic
evidence was literally covered up. The videos from security
cameras which would show what really hit the Pentagon
were immediately confiscated by agents of the FBI and the Department of Justice has to
this day refused to release them. If these videos would prove that the
Pentagon was really hit by a 757 most of us would assume the
Government would release them. [Request Denied] Shanksville – It looks like there’s nothing there
except for a hole in the ground. – Basically that’s right, the only
thing you could see from where we were was a big gouge in the earth
and some broken trees. You could see some people working,
walking around in the area but from where we could see
there wasn’t much left. – Any large pieces of debris at all?
– No, there was nothing. Nothing that you could distinguish
that a plane had crashed there. Commercial plane
crash in Nigeria Flight 93 “Crash” in Shanksville The FBI and state police here have
confirmed that they have cordoned off a second area about 6 to 8 miles
away from the crater here. This is apparently
another debris site. Why would debris be
located 6 miles away? Could that have blown that far away?
Seems highly unlikely. World Trade Towers 1, 2 & 7 (D. Griffin)
Pancake theory,
according to which the fires while not melting the steel,
heated it up sufficiently to cause the floors weakened
by the airplane strikes to break loose from the steel columns
and this started a chain reaction. – So, you would expect then from that
theory, which is the official theory to see a whole stack of floors
piled up on top of each other and then a spindle of core
columns standing too. – The core of each of the Twin Towers
consisted of 47 massive steel columns. If the floors had broken loose
from them, these columns would have still been sticking up
into the air, a thousand feet. The plane did not cut
all those core columns. We designed the buildings to take
the impact of the Boeing 707 hitting the building
at any location. The building probably could sustain
multiple impacts of jetliners. – …that the plane flew straight into the building.
– Straight through, right. – So you’re saying that the building
was actually designed to cope with a hole like that and then still survive?
– Yes, it was. – If you would drop,
say a billiard ball from the top of the World Trade
Center, 110 floors up there it would have taken 8 to 10
seconds to hit the ground encountering no
resistance whatsoever. (D. Avery)
The Twin Towers came
down in nearly free fall speed. 200,000 tons of steel shatters and
explodes outwards over 500 feet. – This means that floors
shattered at an average rate of about ten floors per second. – There is no scenario for a pancake
effect of buildings falling that allows them to fall
at a rate of free fall. Now what can do that?
What can move mass out of the way? Explosives. 47 huge steel columns going up the
core that are interconnected. How do you get them to fail
simultaneously so the core disappeared? It looks like those
core columns were cut. (Controlled demolition expert)
We do this by cutting the beam at an angle. World Trade Center core
column after the collapse. Notice the ‘cut’ shape and the melted…
or ‘molten metal’. (S. Jones)
I started looking
at the molten metal. All three buildings, both towers in
the rubble, in the basement areas and Building 7, there were
these pools of molten metal. For well over 6 weeks
after the collapse hot spots of 2000°F were
documented in the debris. That is 500°F hotter
than jet fuel can burn in the most controlled
conditions. You’d get down below and
you’d see molten steel molten steel running
down the channel rails like you were in a foundry like lava of a volcano. (D. Avery)
The molten steel was
found 3, 4 and 5 weeks later when the rubble was
being removed. He said that molten steel was also
found underneath World Trade Center 7. So I’m looking through the official reports.
What do they say about the molten metal?
They say nothing. Wait a minute.
This is important evidence. Where did that come from? (S. Jones)
Thermite is so hot that
it will just cut through steel through structural steel, for example,
like a knife through butter. The products are molten
iron and aluminum oxide which goes off
primarily as a dust. You know, those
enormous dust clouds? You can imagine, when you assemble
these chemicals on a large scale. – So, professor Niels Harrit,
you examined the rubble that came from the World Trade Center.
What did you find in it? – In there, we find remains of what we characterize
as a thermitic material. This is very energetic material which can be used
either for melting iron or it can be designed
as an explosive. The evidence for controlled
demolition is overwhelming. I told you that the thermite
reaction produced molten iron. Molten iron was in pools of
molten iron in the rubble and the point is that the
thermite kept on reacting. This was the witches’ brew
of thermite chemistry. Molten metal pools under both
towers after they collapsed and Building 7, which
wasn’t even hit by a jet. (Reporter)
Part of the
problem is that most people simply don’t know
much about Building 7 due to the extraordinary secrecy
surrounding this collapse. (Reporter)
This was a
47-story skyscraper. This building fell at 5:25. (D. Griffin)
It was not hit
by a plane. This building had fires
on only 2 or 3 floors. – … and it was brought down by what
we know was a controlled demolition. – Demolitions look just like
that, kink in the middle and then that building just comes
straight down almost at free fall speed. In 2005, The National Institute
of Standards and Technology released its report
on WTC Towers 1 & 2. The 10,000 page report does not
address the actual collapse. In 2008, The National Institute
of Standards and Technology released its report
on WTC Tower 7. They did not analyze
one piece of steel or test a controlled
demolition hypothesis. Rather, they built a computer
model with a predisposition that it was a
‘fire-induced’ collapse. The parameters used
have not been released. While admitting there was a period of
‘free fall’ for 2.25 sec (8 floors) they provide no explanation
as to how this is possible since their ‘progressive
collapse’ theory is based on systemic collisions
and triggered failures. The Law of Conservation of
Momentum simply cannot allow for a ‘progressive’
movement through resistance at the rate of ‘free fall’. Did we review the
sub-basement explosions which occurred moments
before the first plane hit? Our office was on the B1 level.
As I was talking to a supervisor at 8.46 and all of a sudden we hear
– BOOM! (William Rodriguez, 20
year employee of the WTC) An explosion so hard
that pushed us upwards. And it came from the basement, between
the B2 level and the B3 level. And when I went to verbalize, we hear
– BOOM! The impact of the
plane on the top. (Reporter)
It would appear as if there’s
more smoke coming from the ground… I was down at the basement, came down,
all of a sudden the elevator blew up. And as we were coming out, we passed a lobby.
There was no lobby so I believe the bomb
hit the lobby first and couple of seconds,
then the first plane hit. As I’m walking by the main freight
car of the building in the corridor that’s when I got blown. I mean, the impact of the
explosion threw me to the floor and that’s when everything
started happening. All of a sudden a big
impact happened again and all the ceiling tiles and
light fixtures were falling down. You have to go clear across the
hall from 1 to 2 World Trade Center and then all of a sudden it
happened all over again. Something else hit us to the floor.
Right in the basement, you felt it. Walls were caving in,
everything that was going on… I know people that got
killed in the basement. I know people that got
broken legs in the basement. People got reconstructive surgery
because the walls hit them in the face. NORAD (North American
Aerospace Defense Command) According to standard operating
procedure, if an FAA flight control notices anything that
suggests a possible hijacking controllers are to contact their superior.
If the problem cannot be fixed within about a minute, the
superior should ask NORAD the North American Aerospace
Command to send up or scramble jet fighters to
find out what is going on. NORAD then issues
a scramble order to the nearest air force
base with fighters on alert. Although interceptions usually
occur within 10 or so minutes in this case 80 or so
minutes had elapsed before fighters
were even airborne. (Reporter)
It’s a
mind-bending anomaly. Not a single US Air Force interceptor
turns a wheel until it’s too late. There are no jets at all. What if they were so confused, and
had been so deliberately confused that they couldn’t respond? The reason that they didn’t know where to
go was because a number of conflicting and overlapping war game
exercises were taking place that involved the insertion
of false radar blips on the radar screens in the
north-east air defense sector. (FAA)
“Hi, Boston Center TMU,
we have a problem here. We have a hijacked aircraft
headed towards New York we need someone to scramble some F-16s
or something up there to help us out.” (NORAD)
“Is this real
world or exercise?” There was another exercise,
“Vigilant Warrior” which was in fact according
to a NORAD source a live-fly hijack drill being
conducted at the same time. With only 8 available
fighter aircraft and they have to be
dispatched in pairs they were dealing with as many as 22
possible hijacks on the day of 9/11 and they couldn’t separate the war game
exercises from the actual hijacks. In 2000, NORAD had 67 intercepts.
100% accuracy. On 9/11 they failed
4 times in one day. In at least one of the many war
games going on the morning of 9/11 planes being flown into
buildings was a scenario. 9/11 Commission Page 172: “The US Government
has not been able to determine the origin of the money
used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately, the question is of
little practical significance.” The American authorities
have not managed to trace the source of the funding
and then the most amazingly disingenuous statement: “Ultimately,
is it of little consequence”. It is of massive consequence! Doesn’t it matter
who paid for 9/11? (D. Griffin)
The collapse of
Building 7 has been recognized as especially
difficult to explain. The 9/11 Commission Report implicitly
admitted that it could not explain the collapse of this building
by not even mentioning it. – Mr. President, why are you and
the Vice President insisting on appearing together before
the 9/11 Commission? – Because the 9/11 Commission
wants to ask us questions. That’s why we are meeting and I
look forward to meeting with them and answering their questions. – The question was, why are you appearing
together rather than separately which was their request? – Because it’s a good chance for
both of us to answer questions that the 9/11 Commission is
looking forward to asking us and I am looking forward to
answering them. Let’s see. – Do you think they should be able to
stand up and speak their own words? – They should go under oath.
In public! When Bush and Cheney met with the
9/11 Commission, they did so only on their own terms:
They appeared together. They were not under oath. No press or family members
were allowed to attend. No recording of any
kind was allowed. – Don’t you think that the families
deserve to have a transcript or to be able to see…
– Adam, you asked me that question yesterday and got the same answer. – The final report was
a unanimous report. That means that if there was a single
commissioner who had any objection about anything, that fact would
be dropped from the report. – We have found out that he not
only served on the transition team of the Bush Administration that he was a person
who wrote a draft memo for the setup of the Bush Administration’s
National Security Council that he was an individual who
wrote the preemptive war strategy that was eventually used
for the war on Iraq that he’s a close friend
of Condoleezza Rice’s. We want him to resign. There is literally nothing
in the 9/11 Report that the Bush Administration
did not approve of. (D. Griffin)
We can understand
therefore why the Commission under Zelikow’s leadership would
have ignored all the evidence that would point to the truth that 9/11 was a false
flag operation intended to authorize
the doctrines and funds needed for a new level of
imperial mobilization. Terrorism Terrorism: 1) Systematic
use of terror manifesting itself in violence or
intimidation, for generating fear. Armed with knives. Armed with chemical,
biological and nuclear weapons. Fanatics. Terrorists. September 11th.
September 11th. Killers. September 11th. Terrorists.
Al Qaeda, Terrorists. Nuclear weapons. Terror.
9/11. Terror. Evil. September 11th. September 11th.
The terrorists. War and danger. September 11th. Terrorism.
Global terrorism. Terrorism. Terrorist Terrorist. (Repeated 5 times) Terrorists. Terrorism.
September 11th. Global terrorism. Terrorism. Terrorism. Terrorists.
September 11th. World terrorism. Terrorism. September 11th.
Global Terrorism. September the 11th. Terrorist.
Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Weapons of mass destruction.
September 11th. September the 11th. The evil terrorists.
Terrorists. Terrorists Know! (Journalist)
Terrorism.
The words are hypnotically repeated: Terrorism. Terrorists.
Terrorist threat. And of course, “believed
to be linked to al-Qaeda”. But, it’s the so-called
‘War on Terrorism’ that’s in our faces
practically 24/7 as the inescapable focus
of our existence. (D. Rumsfeld)
One day our grandchildren
will look back on this time and ask “How was the War on Terror won?” The entire US ruling
class, ruling elite comes to see terrorism
as the preferred means indeed the only means to
provide social cohesion to provide an enemy image for the
society, to keep it together. According to neocon theory from
Carl Schmitt, you have to have an enemy image in order
to have a society. A very dangerous thing because now it
means that the entire social order the political parties, intellectual
life, politics in general are all based on a
monstrous myth. [Echoed: monstrous myth] Terrorism: 2) Technique
used by governments to manipulate public opinion
in order to further an agenda. Look, what the CIA has
done in this country what they have done to
us is unbelievable. Look at the terrorist
acts that have occurred. The CIA is behind most
if not all of them. We had the Marine barracks,
their embassy in Kenya. We had Pan Am 103.
We had the USS Cole. We had Oklahoma City.
We had the World Trade Center in 1993. …that helped the terrorists to blow up
the World Trade Center the first time. They built the bomb.
They got the driver’s license. The informer Emad A. Salem, a 43-year-old
former Egyptian Army officer was given the assignment
to put the bomb together and he went to his
FBI supervisor and he said “We’re going to put
a dummy bomb in here, right?” and the FBI supervisor said “No,
we’re going to put a real bomb.” (Journalist)
FBI agents might
have been able to prevent last February’s deadly explosion
at New York’s World Trade Center. They discussed secretly substituting
harmless powder for the explosives but they didn’t, according to the
FBI’s own informant Emad Salem. Unbeknownst to the
FBI at the time Salem recorded many of his
conversations with his handlers. Unfortunately for them, there
were only six people killed not enough to pass
the legislation. So, what happened
is two years later April 19, 1995 down
comes Oklahoma City the Murrah Building,
168 people killed. One year later, the anti-terror
legislation, which takes away many of our constitutional rights
and civil liberties, is passed. Madrid, 2004 7/7/2005 London: 3 trains and a bus
were bombed, killing 56 people. That morning, an “anti-terror
exercise” just happened to be taking place as
well, dealing with… THE EXACT SAME BOMBING SCENARIO AT THE EXACT SAME TRAIN STATIONS AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. – … because at half past 9 this morning,
we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people
in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway
stations where it happened this morning so I still have the hairs on the
back of my neck standing upright! – To get this straight, you were running
an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you
were running the exercise? – Precisely! Yeah… That’s right. The exact same
bombing at the exact same train stations at virtually the same time. [We’re] supposed to believe it
was some kind of coincidence that there was also an anti-terrorist
drill going on on 7/7. And again, just like on 9/11 they were talking about
attacks on the same targets the same kind of tube stations
at exactly the same time as the actual attack happened providing some kind of
cover for what must be operations orchestrated
in some way by the State. (J. Maxwell)
I am
absolutely appalled at how much people in this
country do not think. We are given to understand that a guy out there
up in the mountains financed the most elaborate
attack on this country. (A. Jones)
Do you think
some people in a cave were able to have
NORAD stand down? Do you think that
people in a cave were able to have
all of this happen? (J. Maxwell)
And when I think
about how many Americans were killed in New York City and believing as I do that
this thing was a set-up job this is a textbook
operation that Nazis used and they’ve used it
over and over again. America has been suckered
in one more time. (“Network” 1976)
I don’t have
to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth.
Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun
under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street.
There’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do
and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe
and our food is unfit to eat. We sit watching our TVs while
some local newscaster tells us that today we had 15 homicides
and 63 violent crimes as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be!
We know things are bad. Worse than bad, they’re crazy! It’s like everything everywhere is going
crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house and slowly the world
we’re living in is getting smaller and all we say is “Please, at least
leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my
TV, my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything.
Just leave us alone!” Well I’m not going to leave you alone.
I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest,
I don’t want you to riot. I don’t want you to write to your
Congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write.
I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians
and the crime in the street. All I know is that first
you’ve got to get mad! You’ve got to say “I’m a
human being, goddamn it! My life has value!” (Man on phone)
There’s smoke, real bad!
105, two tower. It’s real bad, it’s
black, it’s arid. My wife thinks I’m all right.
I called and said I was leaving the building. I was fine, and then BANG! Three of us – two
broken windows. Oh God! (Charles Lindbergh, 1941)
When hostilities
commenced in Europe in 1939 it was realized that the American people
had no intention of entering the war. But they believed that this country
could be enticed into the war in very much the same way that it
was enticed into the last one. They planned, first, to prepare
the United States for foreign war under the guise of
American defense. Second, to involve us in the war step by step, without
our realization. Third, to create a
series of incidents which would force us into
the actual conflict. These plans were, of course,
to be covered and assisted by the full power of
their propaganda. Our theaters soon became
filled with plays portraying the glory of war. News reels lost all
semblance of objectivity and they have used the war to justify the restriction
of congressional power and the assumption of
dictatorial procedures on the part of the President
and his appointees. A fear campaign was inaugurated. We cannot allow the natural
passions and prejudices of other peoples, to lead
our country to destruction. Part III: Don’t Mind The Men
Behind The Curtain “Behind the ostensible government sits
enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and
acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”
– Theodore Roosevelt “The real menace of our republic
is the invisible government… The little coterie of powerful international
bankers virtually runs the US government for their own selfish purposes.
” John F. Hylan “The real truth of the matter is that a
financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt (P. Joseph)
1775, the American
Revolutionary War began as the American colonies
sought to detach from England and its oppressive monarchy. Though many reasons are
cited for the revolution one in particular sticks
out as a prime cause: that King George llI
of England outlawed the interest-free
independent currency the colonies were
producing themselves in turn forcing them to borrow money
from the Central Bank of England immediately creating economic
hardship and despair. In the words of Peter Cooper,
former vice-president of the New York Board of Currency:
“After Franklin had explained to the British government as
the real cause of prosperity they immediately passed laws forbidding
the payment of taxes in that money. This produced such great inconvenience
and misery to the people that it was the principal
cause of the revolution.” In 1783, America won its
independence from England. However, its battle against
the central bank concept and the corrupt, power-hungry
mentality associated with it had just begun. So what is a central bank?
A central bank is an institution that issues and regulates the
currency of an entire nation. Based on historical precedent,
the typical powers inherent in central banking practice include
the control of interest rates and the expansion and contraction
of the money supply itself. The Central Bank does not simply
issue money to the government. It loans it to them
with interest. Then, through the mechanisms of increasing
and decreasing the supply of money the Central Bank essentially regulates
the value of the currency issued. It is critical to understand that
the entire structure of this system can only produce one thing
in the long run: debt. It doesn’t take a lot of ingenuity
to figure this scam out for nearly every single dollar
produced by both the Central Bank and its regulated commercial
banks is loaned at interest. That means every dollar
produced is actually the dollar plus a certain percentage of
debt based on that dollar. And since the banking system has
the monopoly of the production of the currency and they
loan each dollar out with an immediate
debt attached to it where does the money to pay
for the debt come from? It can only come
from the banks again which means the banking system
has to perpetually increase its money supply to temporarily
cover the outstanding debt created which in turn, since that new
money is loaned out at interest creates even more debt! The end result of this system
is essentially slavery for it is technically impossible for
a government and thus the public to ever come out of the
self-generating debt. “And I sincerely believe…
that banking establishments are more dangerous than
standing armies; and that the principle of spending
money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding, is but
swindling futurity on a large scale” Letter from Thomas Jefferson
to John Taylor (May 28, 1816) “Banking was conceived in
iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the Earth…
If you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery,
let them continue to create money.” Sir Josiah Stamp, University
of Texas speech, 1927 By the early 20th century, the US
had already implemented and removed a few central banking systems,
which were maneuvered into place by ruthless banking interests. At this time, the dominant families
in the banking and business world were the Rockefellers, the Morgans,
the Warburgs, the Rothschilds. In the early 1900’s, they
sought to push once again legislation to create
another central bank. However, they knew the
government and public were very weary of
such an institution. They needed to create an incident
to affect public opinion. JP Morgan, publicly considered a
financial luminary at the time exploited his mass influence
by reportedly creating rumors that prominent banks in New York
were insolvent, or bankrupt. Morgan knew this would trigger mass
hysteria and a systemic crisis. And it did. The public, in
fear of losing their deposits immediately began
mass withdrawals. Consequently, the banks were
forced to call in their loans causing the recipients
to sell their property and thus a spiral of bankruptcies,
repossessions, and turmoil emerged. Putting the pieces together years later,
Congressman Charles Lindbergh wrote: “The King Bankers put in motion,
in 1907, a great scheme. They had gambled and
speculated on Wall Street until so many watered stocks and
bonds had been manufactured… The King Bankers knew the
condition and informed the favored of their
friends what was to come. There was to be a panic in the fall
of 1907 that would be advertised as the result of our bad
banking and currency laws.” The Panic of 1907 led to a
Congressional investigation headed by Senator Nelson Aldrich who had intimate ties
to the financial powers and later became part of Rockefeller
family through marriage. The Commission led by Aldrich
recommended a Central Bank should be implemented so a panic
like 1907 could never happen again. This was the spark that the bankers
needed to initiate their plan and in 1910 a secret meeting
was held at JP Morgan estate on Jekyll Island off
the coast of Georgia. It was there where the
Central Banking Bill called ‘The Federal
Reserve Act’ was written. This legislation was written
by bankers, not lawmakers. This meeting was so secretive,
so concealed from government and public knowledge that most
of the figures who attended disguised their names when
in route to the island. After this bill was constructed,
it was then handed over to their political frontman, Senator
Nelson Aldrich, to push through Congress. In 1913, with heavy political
sponsorship by the bankers Woodrow Wilson became President,
having already agreed to sign the Federal Reserve Act in
exchange for campaign support. A few days before Christmas,
when much of Congress was at home with their families, the
Federal Reserve Act was voted in and Wilson made it law. The night before its passage,
Congressman Charles Lindbergh pleaded: “This act establishes the most
gigantic trust on Earth… When the President signs this
act, the invisible government by the money power
will be legalized.” The public was told that
the Federal Reserve System was an economic stabilizer and
inflation and economic crisis were a thing of the past. As history has shown, nothing
was further from the truth. The fact is the bankers now
had a streamlined machine for economic manipulation. (From the movie ‘Frankenstein’
,1931) It’s alive! For example, from 1914 to 1919, the FED
substantially increased the money supply resulting in extensive loans
to small banks and the public. Then in 1920, the FED deliberately
contracted credit in an extreme way thus resulting in banks having to
call in large numbers of loans and just like 1907, bank runs, bankruptcy
and systemic collapse occurred. Numerous competitive banks outside of
the Federal Reserve System collapsed further consolidating the monopoly
of the money trust cartel. Privy to this scheme, Congressman
Charles Lindbergh pronounced: “Under the Federal Reserve Act,
panics are scientifically created. The present panic is the first
scientifically created one worked out as we figure a
mathematical equation.” However, the panic of
1920 was just a warm-up. From 1921 to 1929 the FED again
increased the money supply resulting once again in extensive
loans to the public and banks. There was also a fairly new type
of loan in the stock market: the Broker Call Loan.
Very simply this loan allowed an investor
to put down only a fraction of the stock’s value, with the
rest being loaned from the broker. This method was very popular
in the roaring ’20s as everyone seemed to be
making money in the market. However, there was a
catch to this loan. It could be called in at any time,
and had to be paid within 24 hours. and the typical result was the selling
of the stock purchased with that loan. A few months before
October in 1929 JD Rockefeller, Bernard
Baruck, and other insiders quietly exited the market, knowing the
bubble created was about to burst. On October 24th, 1929, the financiers
who furnished the call loans started calling
them in, in mass. This sparked an instantaneous massive
sell-off in the already inflated market as sell orders and margin calls
were systemically triggered. That then lead to mass bank runs,
eventually collapsing thousands of banks enabling the large banks to buy up
the now failed ones at a discount. But it didn’t stop there. Rather than expanding the money
supply in order to recover from this economic collapse,
the FED actually contracted it fueling one of the largest
depressions in American history. Outraged, Congressman Louis
McFadden then Chairman of the House Banking Committee
filed petition for impeachment against the Federal
Reserve Board, stating: “Mr. Chairman, we
have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions
the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board
and the Federal Reserve banks. This evil institution has
impoverished and ruined the people of the United States…
and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the defects
of the law under which it operates. Through the maladministration of that
law by the Federal Reserve Board and through the corrupt practices of
the moneyed vultures who control it.” Having reduced the
society to squalor it was then decided that the
gold standard should be removed. In order to do this, they needed to
acquire the remaining gold in the system. Under the pretense of helping
to end the depression came the 1933 gold seizure. Under the threat of imprisonment
for 10 years, everyone in America was required to turn in all
gold bullion to the Treasury essentially robbing the public of what
little real wealth they had left. At the end of 1933, the gold
standard was abolished. If you look at a dollar bill before
1933, it says it is redeemable in gold. You look at the dollar bill today,
it says it is legal tender which means it is backed
by absolutely nothing. The only thing that gives our
money value is the public faith and how much of it
is in circulation. Therefore, the power to
regulate the money supply is also the power to
regulate its value which is also the power to manipulate
and control entire economies. “Whoever controls the volume
of money in any country is absolute master of all
industry and commerce.” James A. Garfield, 20th
president of the United States It is important to
clearly understand: The Federal Reserve is
a private corporation. It is about as ‘federal’
as Federal Express. It makes its own policies and
is under little regulation by the US government.
It is a private bank that loans all the currency
at interest to the government completely consistent with
the central banking model that the country sought to escape
from when it declared independence in the American
Revolutionary War. Going back to 1913, the Federal
Reserve Act was not the only bill pushed through Congress for the
vested financial interests. They also pushed its partner:
the federal income tax. First of all, the federal income
tax is completely unconstitutional as it is a direct,
unapportioned tax. And the required number of
states needed in order to ratify the amendment to allow the
income tax was never legally met and this has even been cited
in modern court cases. “If you were to go back and try to
find and review the ratification of the 16th amendment…
you would find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment.”
– US District Court Judge JC Fox, 2003 Second, at the present day, roughly
25% of the average worker’s income is taken from them via this tax. That means you work 3 months
out of the year to fulfill this tax obligation and
where does that money go? According to the Grace
Commission Report of the ’80s: “100% of what is collected is
absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt and by
federal government contributions to transfer payments. In other words,
all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel
is spent on the services which taxpayers expect
from their government.” Today, the money Americans make
working 3 months out of the year goes almost entirely
to the interest fees charged for the
debt-based fiat currency. The fact is, the Federal Income Tax
exists to feed the Federal Reserve federal government money machine making sure the interest
payments are always there. And 3) Even with the government claim
as to the legality of the income tax there is evidently
no clear statute. No law in existence that
requires you to pay this tax. (Former IRS agent)
I really expected
that of course there’s a law that you can point
to in the law book a code, that requires you to file tax return.
Of course there is! I was at that point where I
couldn’t find the statute that clearly made
a person liable at least not me and
most people I know and I had no choice in my
mind except to resign. Based on the research that I
did throughout the year 2000 and that I’m still doing, I
have not found that law! I’ve asked Congress, we’ve asked
a lot of people in the IRS the IRS Commissioners’ helpers.
They can’t answer because if they answer, the
American people are going to know that this whole
thing is a fraud. I haven’t filed a federal
income tax return since I left. I have not filed a tax
return since 1999. (Joseph)
Now, the control of the economy
and the manipulation of society for the vested financial powers is
only a part of the game being played. Another level is the
business of war. Since the inception of the
Federal Reserve in 1913 a number of large and small
wars have commenced. The three most pronounced
might be World War I World War 2 and Vietnam. World War 1: In 1914
European wars broke out centered around
England and Germany. The American public wanted
nothing to do with the war. In turn, president Woodrow Wilson
publicly declared neutrality. However, under the surface,
evidence now shows that the financial powers
behind the Administration were looking for any excuse
it could to enter it. It is important to understand that
one of the most lucrative things that can happen for
the bankers is war for it forces the country to
borrow even more money at interest not to mention the profits generated through
the financing of military productions. In the words of two-time
Congressional Medal of Honor winner Smedley D. Butler “War is a racket.
It always has been. It is possibly the oldest,
easily the most profitable and surely the most vicious.
It is the only one international in scope and it is the only one in which the
profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses of lives.” Woodrow Wilson’s top adviser and
mentor was Colonel Edward House a man found to have
intimate connections with the financial
interests of the time. In a conversation between
Colonel House, Wilson’s adviser and Sir Edward Grey, the
Foreign Secretary of England regarding America and
the war, Grey inquired: “What will America do if
Germans sink an ocean liner with American passengers on board?
” House responded: “I believe that a flame of indignation
would sweep the United States and that by itself would be
sufficient to carry us into war.” On May 7th 1915, a ship
called the ‘Lusitania’ was sent where German military
vessels were known to be. As likely expected, German
U-boats torpedoed the ship exploding stored munitions,
killing 1200 people. To further understand the obvious
anticipation of this setup the German Embassy actually put
advertisements in the New York Times telling people that if they boarded the
Lusitania they did so at their own risk as such a ship sailing from America
to England through the war zone would be liable to destruction. In turn and as anticipated,
the sinking of the Lusitania created a wave of anger among
the American population and America entered the
war a short time after. Major General
Smedley D. Butler summarizes the monetary reality
of World War I: “Looking back, Woodrow Wilson was
re-elected president in 1916 on a platform that he had “kept us out of war”.
Yet, five months later he asked Congress to declare war on Germany…
The 4 million young men who put on uniforms and marched
or sailed away were not asked whether they wanted to go
forth to suffer and die. Then what caused our government to
change its mind so suddenly? Money. An Allied Commission…
came over shortly before the war declaration and called on the President, who
summoned a group of advisers. The head of the Commission spoke.
Stripped of its diplomatic language this is what he told the President
and his group: “There is no use kidding ourselves any longer.
The cause of the Allies is lost. We now owe you American bankers,
American munitions makers American manufacturers, American
speculators, American exporters 5 or so billion dollars.
If we lose (and without the help of the US we must lose), we,
England, France and Italy cannot pay back this money…
and Germany won’t.” It has been estimated by statisticians,
economists and researchers that the war yielded $16 billion in profits.
That is how the 21,000 billionaires and millionaires got that way.
This $16 billion profits is not to be sneezed at. It is quite a tidy sum.
And it went to very few.” World War II On December 7th 1941, Japan attacked
the American fleet at Pearl Harbor triggering US entry
into that war. President Franklin D.
Roosevelt declared the attack was: ‘a day that will live in infamy’.
A day of infamy indeed but not because of the alleged
surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. After 60 years of surfacing
information it is clear that not only was the attack
known well in advance it was outright
wanted and provoked. In a journal entry by Roosevelt’s
Secretary of War Henry Stimson dated November 25th, 1941,
he documented a conversation he had with Roosevelt: “The question
was how we should maneuver them into firing the first shot…
” and in Congressional testimony he later added: “It was
desirable to make sure the Japanese be the ones to do this
so that there should remain no doubt as to who were the aggressors.” In the months leading up to
the attack on Pearl Harbor Roosevelt had done almost
everything in his power to anger the Japanese, showing
a posture of aggression. He halted all of Japan’s
imports of American petroleum. He froze all the Japanese
assets in the United States. He made public loans to Nationalist
China and supplied military aid to the British, both enemies
of Japan in the war which, by the way, was in complete
violation of international war rules. With numerous Japanese
codes broken in advance revealing the plan to attack,
on December 7th 1941 Japan was allowed to attack Pearl
Harbor killing 2400 soldiers. Before Pearl Harbor, 83% of the
American public wanted nothing to do with the war. After Pearl Harbor one million men
volunteered for that war. It is important to note, Nazi Germany’s
war effort was largely supported by two organizations, one of
which was called IG Farben. IG Farben produced 84%
of Germany’s explosives. One of the unspoken
partners of IG Farben was JD Rockefeller’s Standard
Oil Company in America. The German Air Force could not
operate without a special additive patented by Rockefeller’s
Standard Oil. The drastic bombing of London
by Nazi Germany for example was made possible by a $20 million
sale of fuel to IG Farben by the Rockefeller’s
Standard Oil Company. This is just one small point on the
topic of how American businesses funded both sides
of World War II. One other treasonous
organization worth mentioning is the Union Banking
Corporation of New York City. Not only did they finance numerous
aspects of Hitler’s rise to power along with actual
materials during the war it was also a Nazi money laundering
bank, which was eventually exposed for having millions of dollars
of Nazi money in its vaults. The Union Banking Corporation of
New York was eventually seized for violations of the
Trading with the Enemy Act. Guess who the director and Vice
President of the Union Bank was? Prescott Bush, the father and
grandfather of former US President George W.
Bush and George HW Bush. Vietnam: United States official
escalation and entry in the Vietnam War came after an alleged incident
involving two US destroyers being attacked by North Vietnamese
PT boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. This was known as the
Gulf of Tonkin Incident. This situation was the catalystic
pretext for massive troop deployment and full fledged warfare.
One problem, however the attack on the US destroyers
by Vietnamese PT boats never happened. Former Secretary of Defense Robert
McNamara stated years later that the Gulf of Tonkin
incident was a ‘mistake’ while declassified documents
released years later show that it was a farce, manipulated
for the purposes of war and once in the war, it
was business as usual. In October 1966, President Lyndon
Johnson lifted trade restrictions on the Soviet Block knowing
full well that the Soviets were providing upwards of 80% of
North Vietnam’s war supplies. Consequently, the Rockefeller
interests financed factories in the Soviet Union, which the
Soviets used to manufacture military equipment and
send it to North Vietnam. However, the funding of
both sides in this conflict was only one side of the coin. In 1985, Vietnam’s Rules of
Engagement were declassified. This detailed what American troops were
and were not allow to do in the war. It included such absurdities as: North
Vietnamese anti-aircraft missile systems could not be bombed until they were
known to be fully operational. No enemy could be pursued
once they crossed the border of Laos or Cambodia. Most revealing of all, the most
critical strategic targets were not allow to be attacked, unless
initiated by high military officials. Apart from these illogical limitations,
North Vietnam was informed of these restrictions and therefore
could base entire strategies around the limitations
of the American Forces. This is why the war went on for so
long and the bottom line is this: The Vietnam War was never meant
to be won, just sustained. This war for profit and resources
resulted in 58,000 American deaths and 3 million dead Vietnamese. Where are we now? September 11th was the jump-start
for a hegemonic agenda enabling the possibility of
constant global warfare. It was a staged war pretext no different
than the sinking of the Lusitania the provoking of Pearl Harbor
and the Gulf of Tonkin lie. If 9/11 wasn’t a
planned war pretext it would be an
exception to the rule. It has been used to launch
two unprovoked illegal wars: one against Iraq and one
against Afghanistan. However, 9/11 was the pretext
for another war as well. The war against you.
The Patriot Act Homeland Security, the
Military Tribunals Act and other legislations are
all completely designed to destroy your civil liberties
and protect those in power. Currently in the United States,
unannounced to most Americans your home can be searched without a
warrant, without you being home. You can in turn be detained indefinitely
with no charges revealed to you no access to a lawyer
and legally tortured. All under the suspicion that
you might be a ‘terrorist’. If you need a painted picture
of what is happening let’s recognize how
history repeats itself. In February 1933, Hitler
staged the false flag attack burning down his own German
parliament building the Reichstag blaming it on
communist terrorists. Within the next few weeks
he passed the Enabling Act which completely eradicated
the German constitution destroying people’s liberties. He then led a series of preemptive
wars, all justified as necessary to maintaining
‘homeland security’. An evil exists that threatens
every man, woman and child of this great nation.
We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and
protect our homeland. George W. Bush? Adolf Hitler when announcing the
Gestapo to the people. On the matter of communism
and its front organizations should not obscure the issues! Our enemy is a radical
network of terrorists and every government
that supports them. (P.Joseph)
It’s time to wake up. The people in power go out
of their way to make sure you are perpetually
mislead and manipulated. The majorities’
perception of reality especially in the political
arena is not their own. It is shrewdly imposed upon them
without them even knowing it. For example, the public at large
now believes the invasions of Iraq and the Middle East, along
with the resulting instability are the consequences of political
and military mistakes. What the public fails to see is that
the destabilization of the Middle East is exactly what the
Western interests want. This war is to be sustained, so
the region can be divided up domination of the oil maintained,
continual profits reaped for defense contractors,
and most obviously permanent military bases established
to be used as a launching pads against other oil bearing,
non-conforming countries, such as Iran. For further implication that the
Middle East destabilization is purely intentional, in 2005,
two elite British SAS officers were arrested by Iraqi police
after being caught driving around in their car shooting at civilians
while dressed up as Arabs. After being arrested and
taken to a jail in Basra the British army immediately
demanded the release of these men. When the Basra government
refused, British tanks came in and physically broke out the
men from the Basra prison. (L. LaRouche)
If you wish to
destroy an area, how do you do it? There are two ways: You can
go in there and bomb it but that is not very efficient. What you do is you try to get the
people in that area to kill each other and to destroy there own
territory, their own farms. And that’s what has
been done in that area. The way in which you destroy
an opponent is by getting him to destroy himself by dividing
his ranks against one another. Then you feed both sides, you
have agents feeding both sides inflaming both sides.
And they kill each other off. It’s time that some of us
woke up to this reality. To understand that people who try to
maintain empires and create empires do it by manipulating the people
they are trying to conquer. (P. Joseph)
You might want to ask
yourself why the entire culture is utterly saturated with mass
media entertainment from all sides while the educational
system in America continues its stupefying downward slide since the US government
decided to take over and subsidize the
public school system. (J. Maxwell)
What your
government pays for, it gets. When we understand that, then
we look at government financed institutions of education and
see the kind of students and the kind of education
that is being turned out by these government-financed
schools logic will tell you that if what is
being turned out in those schools was not in accord with what the state
and the federal government wanted then it would change it. The bottom line is that the government
is getting what they have ordered. They do not want your
children to be educated. They do not want you
to think too much. That is why our
country and our world has become so proliferated
with entertainments mass media, television shows amusement parks, drugs, alcohol and every kind of entertainment, to
keep the human mind entertained. So that you don’t get in the
way of important people by doing too much thinking. You had better wake up and
understand that there are people who are guiding your life
and you don’t even know it. We are in a lot of trouble! Because you people and 62 million other Americans
are listening to me right now. Because less than 3 percent
of you people read books. Because less than 15 percent
of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know
is what you get over this tube. Right now there is a whole, an entire
generation that never knew anything that didn’t come
out of this tube. This tube is the gospel,
the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break
presidents, popes, prime ministers. This tube is the most awesome goddamn
force in the whole godless world and woe is us if it ever falls in
the hands of the wrong people. And when the largest
company in the world controls the most awesome
goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world
who knows what shit will be peddled for
truth on this network. So you listen to me.
Listen to me: Television is not the truth. Television is a goddamned
amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival,
a traveling troop of acrobats story tellers, dancers, singers,
jugglers, sideshow freaks lion tamers and
football players. We are in the boredom
killing business! But you people sit there day
after day, night after night all ages, colors, creeds…
We are all you know! You’re beginning to believe the
illusions we are spinning here. You are beginning to think
the tube is reality and that your own
lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you.
You dress like the tube eat like the tube, raise
your children like the tube you even think like the tube.
This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name you people
are the real thing. We are the illusion! (P. Joseph)
The last thing the
power establishment wants is a conscious informed public
capable of critical thinking. This is why a continually
fraudulent zeitgeist is output via religion, the mass media,
and the educational system. It is in their interest to keep
you in a distracted naive bubble. And they are doing a
damn good job of it. This is Aaron Russo, a filmmaker
and former politician. To his left is Nicholas Rockefeller
of the Council on Foreign Relations. After maintaining a close friendship
with Nicholas Rockefeller Aaron eventually ended the relationship,
appalled by what he had learned. (A. Russo)
I got a call one day
from an attorney woman I knew and she said “Would you like to
meet one of the Rockefellers?” And I said “Sure, I’d love to.” And we became friends and he began to divulge
a lot of things to me so he said to me one night: “There’s going to be an event,
Aaron, and out of that event you’re going to see, we’re
going to go into Afghanistan so we can run pipelines from the Caspian Sea.
We are going to go into Iraq to take the oil and establish
a base in the Middle East and we are going to go into
Venezuela and get rid of Chavez.” The first two they have accomplished,
Chavez they didn’t accomplish. And he said “You are going
to see guys going into caves looking for people they are
never going to find. ” He was laughing about the fact
that you have this war on terror and there is no real enemy,
he was talking about how by having this war on
terror you can never win it because it is an eternal war. So you can always keep taking
peoples liberties away. And I said “How are you going to
convince people that this war is real?” And he said “By the media, which can
convince everybody that it’s real. ” You just keep talking about things, you
keep saying them over and over again and eventually
people believe it. You created the Federal
Reserve in 1913 through lies. You create 9/11, which
is another lie. Through 9/11, then you are
fighting a war on terror and all the sudden you go into
Iraq, which was another lie and now they are
going to do Iran. It’s all one thing leading to
another, leading to another… I would say to him “What are you doing this for?
What’s the point of this thing? You have all the money
you would ever want. You have all the power. You’re hurting people.
It’s not a good thing.” And he would say “What do you
care about the people for? Take care of yourself and
take care of your family.” And then I said “So what are
the ultimate goals here?” He said “The ultimate goal is
to get everyone in this world chipped with an RFID chip. And have all money be on those chips
and everything on those chips and if anybody wants to protest
what we do, or violate what we want we just turn off their chip.” (P. Joseph)
How far will
the sickness of power go? To what lengths will
those in control go in order to maintain and
preserve their positions? We have a Florida family who are
really pioneers in a brave new world. They have volunteered
to be the first ever to have microchip identification
devices implanted into their bodies. After 9/11, I was really concerned
with the security of my family. I wouldn’t mind having something
planted permanently in my arm that would identify me. (P. Joseph)
George Orwell in his famed and
possibly prophetic work ‘1984’, stated: “Power is not a means,
it is an end. The object of persecution
is persecution. The object of torture is torture.
The object of power is power.” Today, symptoms of a surveillance
society continue to grow as irrational fears
of invisible enemies coupled with rising economic
instability spread across the globe. It is under this guise of security
that we can foreshadow a world where everyone is tracked,
everyone is on camera and everyone is subordinated. The most incredible
aspect of all: Such totalitarianism would likely
not be forced upon the people. Rather, the people
will demand it. For the social manipulation of society
through the generation of fear and division has completely
inhibited the culture. Religion, patriotism,
race, wealth class and every other form of
arbitrary separatist identification and thus conceit has served to
create a controlled population utterly malleable in
the hands of the few. ‘Divide and Conquer’
is the motto and as long as people continue
to see themselves as separate from everything else, they lend
themselves to being completely enslaved. However, if the people ever realized the
truth of their relationship to nature and the truth of their personal
power to affect change the entire manufactured
zeitgeist that’s preyed upon would collapse like
a house of cards. (R. Alpert)
The whole
system that we live in drills into us that we’re
powerless, that we’re weak that our society is evil,
that it’s crime ridden, etc. It’s all a big, fat lie! We are powerful, beautiful,
extraordinary. There is no reason why we cannot
understand who we truly are where we are going.
There is no reason why the average individual cannot be fully empowered, we
are incredibly powerful beings. – I think I spent
30 years of my life the first 30, trying to become something.
I wanted to become good at things I wanted to become good at
tennis, school and grades and everything I viewed
in that perspective: I’m not OK the way I am, but
if I got good at things… I realized that I
had the game wrong. The game was to find out
what I already was. (R. Albert)
Now, in our
culture we have been trained for individual differences
to stand out. You look at each person
and the immediate hit is: brighter, dumber, older,
younger, richer, poorer and we make all these
dimensional distinctions put them into categories
and treat them that way. And we get so that we only see
others as separate from ourselves in the ways in which
they are separate. And one of the dramatic
characteristics of experience is being with another
person and suddenly seeing the ways in which they are like
you, not different from you. And experiencing the fact,
that which is essence in you and which is essence
in me, is indeed one. The understanding that there is no other.
It is all one. I wasn’t born Richard Albert, I
was just born as a human being and then I learned this
whole business of who I am and whether I’m good or
bad, achieving or not all that’s learned
along the way. “When the power of love
overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
– Sri Chinmoy Ghose (C. Sagan)
The old appeals to racial,
sexual and religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor,
are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is
developing which sees the Earth as a single organism
and recognizes that an organism at war
with itself is doomed. – Bill Hicks used to finish
his shows with this: “Life’s like a ride
in an amusement park and when you go on it
you think it’s real because that’s how
powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and
down and round and round it has thrills and chills and
it’s very brightly colored. And it’s very loud and
it’s fun for a while. Some have been on the ride for a long
time and they begin to question: Is this real?
Or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered
and they come back to us and they say: ‘Hey, don’t
worry, don’t be afraid ever because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people. Shut him up I have got a lot
invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry… Look at my big bank account and my family.
This has to be real. It’s just a ride. But we will kill those
good guys who try and tell us that. Have you ever notice that?
And let the demons run amok… But it doesn’t matter,
because it is just a ride and we can change
it anytime we want. It is only a choice. No effort, no
work, no job, no savings of money. Just a choice right now. Between fear and love. The Revolution is Now For detailed sources, explanations
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