Actually, most of the time it doesn’t go by slowly at all.
Last week I put in about 55 hours at my day job, after having shot a wedding the previous weekend. During the middle of the week my second nephew was born, and though I had more sleep than the rest of the family, there were a couple of nights where I only got a couple of hours. Thursday I went to a Tea Party rally where the vice president for research at the FED in Cleveland gave a speech, and I took notes (an article to follow!) and Saturday was filled with errands.
Yesterday however I did get some rest. After my wife and I woke up and had breakfast, she went to work and I took an hour to sit outside and drink my coffee and just enjoy the cool early autumn air. I reflected on life, the past week, and our plans for the future.
If the world doesn’t blow itself up by the end of the year, and this country doesn’t declare martial law and become a complete police state, I would like to have kids of my own. I now have two nephews, one from my sister and one now from my sister in law. Both boys are healthy and strong of mind. One is only 5 days old, and the other is 2 1/2 years old.
I get into battles on this blog, and I express my viewpoints so that there might be a future for them. It’s what any good uncle or citizen would do. I’m more afraid of them growing up into a life of servitude than the iron fist of the state coming after me.
If we (as a nation or as the world) can get through the next few months, and if we can begin getting back on track, I would like children of my own. Life is going well for my wife and I right now, but there will never be a perfect time to have kids. There will always be troubles in the world. My grandparents grew up during the second world war and witnessed bombs fall on their neighbors houses while Canterbury burned in the distance. My grandparents and their generation went through a lot growing up, and yet they turned out to be one of the strongest generations out there.
Time very rarely goes by slowly, but every once in a while you get to enjoy a few slow moments. Life speeds up as you go along so it’s important to enjoy it while it lasts!
When I was a child watching Gerry Anderson’s TV shows, I loved to see all the action, and how the heroes dealt with tough situations. Very rarely was force used, unless in self defence. Shows filmed in the 1960’s were optimistic and looked toward the future. Almost all of Gerry Anderson’s TV shows were based in the future.
Today though, our future is beginning to look rather bleak:
What we really need in the world right now is an international rescue! Thunderbird’s was by far my favorite show when I was growing up. I loved seeing all the gadgets and machines used by the Tracy brothers. Show after show they pulled off daring feats to save innocent people.
The real international rescue will be the bloggers and those in power who are brave enough to stand up to corruption and seek peace instead of hostility. Perhaps if we can wake enough people up, and let the war mongers know that we’re watching them, they will call off these senseless attacks.
We will not have the resources to save ourselves if this current debt spiral continues to happen, and we allow ourselves to go to war. The dollar is failing, and our ships are sitting ducks in the Persian Gulf. We are currently in a nose dive and we need everyone who is awake to help pull up this falling machine of politics and return each nation state back toward free markets and liberty.
One by one, brick by brick, vote by vote, coin by coin, we will turn this nightmare scenario around. Perhaps December 2012 doesn’t need to be the end of the world, perhaps it can be the start of a whole new evolution in human thinking.
We now have rovers on mars and satellites at the end of our solar system. With movies such as Avatar, and TV shows such as Star Trek, why are we not looking toward the stars in search of new life? And why are we not respecting our life here at home?
In closing, it is up to each and every one of us as individuals to protect ourselves, our homes, our way of life. We need not murder each other in order to do that. Perhaps it is far better to find creative solutions to our problems, and have the bravery to point out the failures of citizens and politicians alike from both the left and the right, and from all nation states. The time has come for a great awakening. If we do not act now, anything could happen in the next half hour.
The drums of war are beating to a fever pitch and all hell is about to break loose. I have been reporting my findings for months now, and it seems the time is about to come. Unless enough people wake up and say “no! ” War is a racket, but it seems that we are intent on throwing more young men onto the bayonets of others, so that a select few can benefit.
If Israel attacks Iran, it will retaliate and shut down the Straight of Hormuz, which would make the price of oil skyrocket, and make gasoline in the US go up to around $10 a gallon on average. Our stock market will crash, and there will be civil unrest at home.
A worse case scenario (barring all out nuclear war) would be if the Chinese attack the Japanese, and decide to take out all our military bases in and around Asia, since we would need to back up the Japanese militarily.
If Iran is provoked into war, there is a high probability of them being able to take out all of our bases in the middle east. Especially with their Russian missile batteries.
Between the currency collapse and the decimation of our military, this country would be left dead in the water.
The scary part is, that there are rumors today of a dollar dumping, and the military exercises currently going on could well be a prelude to all out attacks.
All this coupled with cyber attacks and mis-information from the media can lead up to only one thing; the beating drums of war will get what they want, and all out carnage will ensue.
I pray that we do not allow this to happen. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, do your own research. Lets see if we can’t use the power of the internet to stop this madness in its tracks!
“Mr. Scott” [John Scott] The Cambridge Intelligencer (August 3, 1793)
I hate that drum’s discordant sound,
Parading round, and round, and round:
To thoughtless youth it pleasure yields,
And lures from cities and from fields,
To sell their liberty for charms
Of tawdry lace and glitt’ring arms;
And when Ambition’s voice commands,
To fight and fall in foreign lands.
I hate that drum’s discordant sound,
Parading round, and round, and round:
To me it talks of ravaged plains,
And burning towns and ruin’d swains,
And mangled limbs, and dying groans,
And widow’s tears, and orphans moans,
And all that Misery’s hand bestows,
To fill a catalogue of woes.
When you look at all the facts, from the imminent collapse of the dollar, the wars in the middle east and the internal rift at home, there are only two options left to move forward from. We can either completely withdraw our forces from the middle east and fix our policies at home, or we can commit to a full scale war in the middle east, which could lead to a global war; a war which even if nuclear missiles are not used, we might not win.
But why would we want to attack this peaceful country? Iran has not initiated a war in over 200 years. Why do we see the need to bomb them? Especially when there are no proven nuclear weapons there.
Isn’t Israel more of a threat to peace in the middle east? After all, they are the only Middle-Eastern country which possess nuclear weapons, and they routinely threaten their neighbors.
Should we go along with Benjamin Netanyahu’s demands and attack Iran? This same man who has for years threatened that Iran was only years/months away from a bomb, without ever having proof. And was quoted in 2002 as saying; “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”
The claim that the Muslims hate Christians is completely unfounded. If it were true, then why doesn’t Al-Qaeda attack other christian nations? Why have they never attacked a country in South America; which is almost all Catholic?
How much hope do we have left when supposed independents such as Glenn Beck tear down constitutional candidates such as Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, while backing up war mongers such as Rick Santorum and draft dodging Mitt Romney?
The only way to get out of this mess and to avoid a war is to have the courage to stand up as individuals and speak out, to research the subjects which frighten us, to question boldly, to disagree with the status quo, and to share our findings.
I agree with Mike Rivero:
“The battle for the renewal of freedom in this country will not be won with battering rams, bullhorns, and bullets, but will be won to the sound of keyboards, the with bloggers and observers making logical, intelligent, peaceful assessments as to what is happening, and how things can be changed without firing a single shot.”
We must forge a new path if we are to avoid this catastrophe, we can no longer accept the solutions of the past.
The freedom of mankind is won through acts of individual heroism and wisdom. We must stand up for principles not only to save this country, but to become a beacon of hope for the world.
I’ve now written over 100 posts and reached over 10,000 hits on this site. It is a good feeling to know that I’ve presented information and ideas to so many people. Something else that I’ve started lately is posting on my facebook page. I find that you can reach many thousands of people very quickly by sharing pictures, quotes and captions and sending them to like minded friends.
It is our responsibility, especially those of us who are now completely awake, to post such images, quotes and captions, so that we can reach a larger audience and wake as many people up as possible.
We can share our knowledge, we can spread the message of liberty. With all the modern technology that we now have at our disposal, there is no excuse to sit down and do nothing. Anyone and everyone can at least spread the message in some small way by sharing images, quotes and captions online.
Here are some of the facebook pages which I follow:
Those are to name but a few, take a look at my facebook page to find all of them.
We must stand up and speak out if we are to turn this country around. We need not take up arms to overthrow the current repressive regime. The future of this revolution will be non-violent, and it will be uplifting.
“The battle for the renewal of freedom in this country will not be won with battering rams, bullhorns, and bullets, but will be won to the sound of keyboards, the with bloggers and observers making logical, intelligent, peaceful assessments as to what is happening, and how things can be changed without firing a single shot.” – Mike Rivero
Do not worry about Barack Obama and his Marxist references, the communists on the left and the fascists on the right are nearing their end. We will prove that a value backed capitalist economy is far better than a socialist or crony capitalist system.
“Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economic premise. There is no such thing as a person’s ‘fair share’ of wealth. The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless.” – P. J. O’Rourke
The economy will get worse and government will become more intrusive, but if we work together, we will overthrow the shackles that have been build around us. This country has too much spirit to simply sit by idly and do nothing.
“From its start, this country was a threat to the ancient rule of mystics. In the brilliant rocket-explosion of its youth, this country displayed to an incredulous world what greatness was possible to man, what happiness was possible on earth” | P3C7 – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Stay positive. Don’t attack others. Simply spread the message and continue to post in a positive way. We need to build the future, not tear it apart.
Share your thoughts, share your enthusiasm, spread liberty. Do not be afraid. The more you speak out, the more the message is spread, the stronger the movement becomes, and the weaker evils grip becomes.
You can defeat any argument with the truth, the truth will set you free. You need not start arguments with others, they will see your posts, and over time, as they study what you have written and do their own research, they will find what you say to be true.
One soul at a time, we will light the furnace of liberty, and freedom will shine again through the world. Share what you have learned, get on Facebook, get on wordpress, get on youtube, express your feelings, show your findings, seek the truth, and the truth will set you free.
I have nothing to gain from these posts except a chance at a future.
There are periods in history where the individual must stand up and fight, or perish with the collective. We are currently living in such a time.
I do not relish the idea of pounding out an article each day. Well; not every day. There are days, as in recently that I’d rather just wake up, take a shower, make a pot of coffee, cook breakfast and take the dog for a walk, and not think about anything but the fresh morning smell and the sun rising.
The reason I study politics and philosophy is because politics affects my life whether I like it or not, and philosophy is the key to unlocking the potential to change the status quo and deal with life in general.
In a political sense, I do not fall into the left/right paradigm. It makes no sense to me, and I only take part in it when there is advancement to be gained toward liberty and economic freedom.
With the current presidential contenders from the democrats and republicans there is a dead heat. They are both as bad as each other. I don’t buy the idea that Barack Obama is an undercover Marxist Muslim here to drive the country back into the stone age. Equally I wouldn’t call Mitt Romney a great businessman, or our lord and savior. At best, these two clowns are puppets who will do whatever their financial backers tell them to. Almost all of those in power have been bought and paid for, and it does not matter if they are all Marxists in disguise or if they are fascists only interested in a quick buck. They are all bad, and they need to go.
I’m not interested in term limits, because there are good congressmen out there such as Ron Paul who have served well for over two decades. Term limits would only give the wrong-doers a tighter time frame to commit their evil acts.
Our problems are far deeper than ‘the economy’, ‘benefits’, ‘medicare/medicaid’ and all the other ‘issues’ that have been trumped up by the past administrations and played like a pied piper for all of us to debate about fruitlessly and endlessly.
The United States has the most advanced document that enshrines human freedom ever conceived by human intelligence. The protection of this document and the enforcement of it by its citizens is paramount to the survival of this country and to the world.
Before the US constitution there was the Magna Carta, a document which was signed in my very own home town of Canterbury, England. For me; freedom and the ability to say and do as you please runs deep.
If we do not restrict the power of government from both sides of the US political isle soon, we will lose the ability to do so entirely.
For my generation, it really is liberty or death. We are not much interested in all the other ‘issues’. On our current path; which is nearing hyperinflation; we know that the economy will fail. We can deal with that, we can rebuild that. But if we lose freedom now, we will never again see it in our lifetime. Economies boom and bust, but can be rebuilt. But can a country which has lost its moral compass return to freedom so quickly? I doubt it.
No one in my age group who I have spoken to seriously about politics is going to vote for Romney or Obama. They are all Ron Paul supporters. We will all be voting for Gary Johnson in this election period, in support of the same ideals. If you are serious about defending liberty, and providing a chance at a future for my generation, I suggest you do the same.
It does not matter if we win the election or not. Mitt Romney is not going to beat Barack Obama. Romney is too stiff, too out of touch, and his rejection of the young and grassroots movements has already cost him the election.
Can we survive another four years of Obama? That is uncertain. Can we afford not to make a difference in this election? No. We must make a difference. The more people vote libertarian, the bigger the message will be to Washington to change its ways. Who knows, we might even win.
Freedom is not won overnight. It takes many battles, many of which will be lost, but over time the message will spread and the war will be won. But it is up to the individuals to stand up and make a difference. And that is why we fight.
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Everyone remembers where they were the day of the attacks, what they were doing, the feelings, emotions and upsets at the tragedy that occured in front of our eyes and television sets.
I remember the shock and aftermath of the attacks. For years I believed the official story of that tragic day, with the planes smashing into the world trade center, the plumes of smoke filling the air, and the collapse of the buildings. It was only recently while researching other topics that I discovered evidence to suggest that the attacks were not as cut and dry as a handful of terrorists hijacking planes.
If you think about it, how could a man in a cave, thousands of miles away, direct a coordinated attack with people who had very little flight training, to ram three planes into three separate buildings?
During the entire cold war, the Russians, with all their technology, could not pull off an attack against us. We have a trillion dollar air defense system, and standard protocol when a plane goes off course, is to dispatch a fighter aircraft to check up on the plane and guide it back on course or shoot it down if it becomes an imminent threat. And yet; on 9/11 the air defense was told to ‘stand down’
The truth is that we are no closer to finding out what really happened on that fateful day, and to add insult to injury, the powers that be have kept a close lid on any kind of investigation into the crimes that occured leading up to and during the brutal murder of some 3000 inocent people.
I have already written two articles on the events of 9/11 and suggest you read them and watch the various videos and documentaries.
What really happened at the pentagon? Why did the security cameras ‘blip’ before the plane flew into the building? Was it really a plane that flew in? Or was it a bomb or a cruise missile? One of my friends is a pilot and he said even the most experienced pilots would have a hard time putting a Boeing 757 into a building at low altitude and at high speed. He said that it would be impossible for a couple of inexperienced pilots who had only a few hours training to bring a plane down that low at that speed.
Think about how the towers came down. Planes are very fragile by comparison to concrete and steel buildings. Burning jet fuel does not generate enough heat to melt steel, and even with massive structural damage steel buildings do not simply implode into their own footprints.
Windsor Tower in Madrid, Spain burned for 20+ hours and never collapsed.
No steel frame structure has ever collapsed due to fire, before or after 9/11. On 9/11, three collapsed, due to “structural failure from fires”
Here is the burnt out shell of the skyscraper in Madrid after the fire:
Here is another sky scraper fully ablaze in Beijing:
The flames erupting from this building were far worse than the flames from the world trade center on 9/11 and yet the building did not collapse:
Here is an article that shows the difference between the 9/11 buildings and the Beijing skyscraper:
To expand the points even further, here is a video that shows controlled explosions as the tower comes down:
And how did the BBC manage to report that a building had come down while it was still standing? How did they know?
None of this adds up, unless you count it as a false flag attack.
There is a lot of information to suggest that the Mossad was behind 9/11. They have many enemies in the Middle East, but only this country has the resources to attack them. A false flag attack would give them the perfect opportunity to ‘nudge’ us into a conflict with their neighboring enemies.
Remember that the Israelis own or manipulate almost all of our mass media.
When using critical thinking, when looking at all sides of the equation, when having an open mind, you often find out more than your were bargaining for. Being an open minded free thinker, I find myself on like-minded people’s websites, and can’t help but find ‘9/11 truther’ articles among the political and philisophical articles. I don’t expect you to take any of this at face value. Up until only a year or two ago, I never would have believed any of this would be possible, but the research speaks volumes for itself.
I suggest you do your own research, and draw your own conclusions. It makes me feel sick when I find evidence like this. But if we do not find the truth, if we do not hold the true culprits responsible, then they will have gotten away with murder, and they will be able to continue their crimes without hinderance. That is simply not acceptable.
I have been told that by not respecting the official story of 9/11 that I am ‘spitting on the graves’ of those who died. I do not see how my questioning of the events is ‘spitting on the graves’ of those who were murdered. In fact I would say that the quest for justice is more respectful of those who died than those who simply bury their heads in the sand and believe whatever the government tells them. The same government who used the excuse of 9/11 to start multiple wars that have consumed the lives of millions of innocent people since.
For those who I have upset with this post I would say; this post should upset you, because your emotions have been played against you to start a ‘War on Terror’ which should be more aptly named ‘War of Terror’.
Was it Al-Qaeda who flew the planes into the towers? Perhaps, but that is not what brought them down. There is too much evidence to suggest otherwise.
My heart goes out to all the familes and friends who got caught up in the tragedy of 9/11, to those who died during the attacks, and to those who died or got sick from the dust while rescuing others. Please take a moment to remember the firefighters and all the emergency response personnel who were at the scene and who gave their lives to save others.
I will take a moment also to remember all of the service men and woman who have died fighting in foreign wars in the name of 9/11. These wars were meant to protect our freedoms, and yet we have lost almost all of them at home since. I would like to thank all the brave men and women who have come forward with information regarding what really happened on 9/11. I will do all that I can to spread the word of liberty, to honor those who died, so that we can live fuller lives and help prevent further bloodshed, so that we can all return to living in relative peace again.
For me I could easily shrug and live somewhere else. One of the perks of being born in Britain is that you never lose your citizenship. If I wanted to, I could return home or live overseas in Europe or a number of other islands spread throughout the world. But as Ayn Rand said “you can avoid evil, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding evil.” This is very true. Sure I could shrug, but how far would it get me? I could buy myself some time, and live like some sort of fugitive, but I wouldn’t be living a good and full life. When I came to this country I believed in the promise of freedom in America, in the American dream that you could make anything of yourself that you please. So my shock and upset at realizing that this country has fallen down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism, has only strengthened my resolve to be one of the leading voices to pull the country and its patriotic citizens out of the abyss.
We will lead the charge back toward liberty, because if it is lost here in America, then there is little hope for the rest of the world.
For now though, I feel calm. I have made many of the points I needed to over the last month, and I’m enjoying somewhat of a vacation in my mind. It is always buzzing and sometimes there are great waves that must splash down and create; usually in the form of writing. Right now though, my mind is calm, and is clear like the weather outside. It is truly a beautiful early fall afternoon, and I feel like taking a ride on my V-Star. There is something very soothing about riding a V-Twin motorcycle through the countryside on a fall afternoon.
Over the past fortnight we have witnessed political conventions from both the democrats and the republicans. We have also witnessed the birth of a revolution.
Here is ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly‘ from the last two weeks:
The Democratic Convention
The Democrats are so far gone, it’s like watching all the bad guys from ‘Atlas Shrugged’ It would take me a year to write out all the things that were wrong with the convention and their view points, and it still wouldn’t get us anywhere.
And no, we do not all ‘belong to the government’
The Republican convention
My problem with the republicans is that they talk the talk, but they do not walk the walk. I liked many of the things that were discussed at the convention, but there was nothing concrete, and the president and vice president candidates are no good.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan both have horrible spending records, and both support legislation which goes against the constitution. These are the two ‘conservative’ men who are challenging the current president and vice president.
Clint Eastwood’s speech was aimed at all the politicians, and in a way it took a swipe at Romney himself. Clint Eastwood, like Ron Paul, rejected the polished teleprompter speeches, and made up one of his own. His speech could have been directed at almost everyone in government right now.
Ron Paul and his supporters fought to the last minute to get him onto the stage at the convention. The crushing way that the establishment stamped out the grassroots movement, including those of the Tea Parties, has helped expose the criminality and power hoarding behind the scenes.
Ron Paul’s last stand at the convention, and the way he was shunned, has shown us that the republican party is not on the right track, and has driven many of us toward the libertarian movement and to vote for Gary Johnson, who now leads the charge back toward liberty and fiscal responsibility.
Gary Johnson, former republican governor of New Mexico, who won in a state which is 2-1 democrat, and who vetoed over 750 bills while in office, is currently leading the libertarian party. With the disenfranchisement of many republicans and democrats, who know that both parties have lost their way, the libertarian party will see huge gains in November.
Do not fall into the collectivist trap, do not hide in numbers, do not vote for the lesser of two evils. Stand up as an individual and vote for your freedom and liberty.
There is no difference between Romney and Obama, but you can make a difference with Gary Johnson.
At the local level, there are many good republican candidates who support the constitution and fiscal responsibility. It is important that you get out and vote for anyone who espouses the foundations of this nation. This fight will not be won in November, but we will make an impact, and we will start to put the country back on track.
As for the criminals at the top; it’s time to round them up, and send them out!