Silencing Dissent and Tyranny in America

This morning I read two disturbing articles about clamping down on freedom of speech. These articles speak for themselves.

The first one is by Conservative Daily News, and talks about Brandon Ruab, who is a military veteran, and who has just been ‘detained’ indefinitely, for questioning the government on his Facebook page:

http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2012/08/brandon-raub-victim-of-tyranny-in-america/

The second one is by Activist Post, and is about silencing dissent. The article explores what is going on right now regarding protesters, and the government’s clamping down on freedom of speech and expression:

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/08/silencing-dissent-in-america.html

It is of vital importance that you become aware of what is going on. Even this conservative news site explains that the media has dropped the ball:

A double standard does exist and the lame stream media, including FOX News Network and much of conservative talk radio, is complicit. Not only do the lame streams ignore the violations of the Constitution going on every day, they actually cheer lead for those committing the violations.  Our liberty, our Republic of the United States of America, is teetering on the edge of extinction and very few in any media seem to have the courage to really speak boldly about what is happening.  Mark Levin and Michael Savage have been rather vocal but most of the”biggies” sidestep this issue of such bold tyranny in all branches of government.

Carrying the water on the most serious issues of liberty is left to those of us who have no national voice and lack the wealth many media darlings protect with their silence.

And the Activist Post explains just how far the government will go clamp down on us.

Freedom in America is endangered. Bipartisan complicity plans destroying it altogether.

America is on a fast track toward tyranny and ruin. Police state laws threaten everyone.

Increasingly, dissent is marginalized. It’s not tolerated. Resistance is called dangerous to National Security.

Federal authorities target activists. So do militarized local police. No-holds-barred tactics are employed. 

We must learn what is going on, and we must tell others.

Do not give in to fear, stand up, speak out, click on these articles and share them with your friends, your co-workers, anyone who will listen. Even if it scares you to do so, you must make a stand, you must say ‘no’ to tyranny. If you do not stand up, the fear tactics currently being used will take an even stronger hold and the culprits will know that they have won.

This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but only so long as people stand up and protect that right. Bravery does not mean lack of fear, it means overcoming that fear and doing what is right anyway. Wake up, step up, and make your stand. Make your voice heard, and spread the message through this great torrent of information we call the internet. The mainstream media has let us down, but we the people are the mainstream, so lets get the word out and reclaim the freedom that is rightfully ours.

The Power of One

I’ve heard that Ron Paul cannot be elected and I’ve heard that one man cannot make a difference. I’ve heard that there must be a large and strong enough group for anything to succeed, and that one person alone cannot achieve anything. And to all of them I say:

Bull!

One man can change the world.

Think about this; the communists began their rise to power with only 18 men!

Our countries are governed with very view, and there are far fewer rich than there are middle class and poor.

If one man has the bravery to stand up, to speak the truth, to use words as his weapon and knowledge as his shield, who stands up for liberty, and does not give up when others laugh him down.

Winston Churchill was ignored throughout the 30’s, and yet he became the greatest Prime Minister Britain has ever known, because all of what he said became true, and he was the only one to lead the country through the darkness.

Out of office and politically “in the wilderness” during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

The patriots of this country were up against the greatest power in the world, and had everything against them. So many times they were almost defeated, and so many times they could have easily given up. But there was one who did stand up, who did carry on, and that one man inspired others to do so because of his convictions.

His name was George Washington.

George Washington led his army through a terrible weather:

Valley Forge

Washington’s army of 11,000[78] went into winter quarters at Valley Forge north of Philadelphia in December 1777. Over the next six months, the deaths in camp numbered in the thousands (the majority being from disease),[79] with historians’ death toll estimates ranging from 2000[79] to 2500,[80][81] to over 3000 men.[82] The next spring, however, the army emerged from Valley Forge in good order, thanks in part to a full-scale training program supervised by General von Steuben.[83] The British evacuated Philadelphia to New York in 1778,[84] shadowed by Washington. Washington attacked them at Monmouth, fighting to an effective draw in one of the war’s largest battles.[85] Afterwards, the British continued to head towards New York, and Washington moved his army outside of New York.[84]

Washington led a surprise attack the winter before, showing his determination to see the cause of the rebellion prevail:

The Battle of Trenton took place on December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans. The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army’s flagging morale, and inspired re-enlistments.

No one else could have done what he did. He used his intellect, and courage to take the fight to the enemy, when no one else would have.

Gandhi stood up to the British Empire and freed his people from their governance. He was one man.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी, pronounced: [moːˈɦənd̪aːs kəˈrəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( listen). 2 October 1869[1] – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Pioneering the use of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a tool to fight for civil rights and freedom that he called satyagraha, he founded his doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress based upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence for which he is internationally renowned.[3][4] Gandhi led India to its independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Martin Luther King was one man who led the cause for racial equality.

You have the power to make a difference.

All you need to do is stand up, make yourself heard, do your research, and never give up your pursuance of the truth. Never give up the idea of liberty and freedom, no matter what tyrannical governments may be up to at that point in time.

Words are powerful, and all the while we are able to use them and speak out, we should do so.

An idea can change the world, but first you must speak it and let it be heard.

The power of one is within you.

Bravery and the heroes call to adventure

So you’re beginning your education, and you have history as your guide. But what about your fundamentals? What is your drive? What is at your core? What are your belief’s?

Some people turn to religion, and some are drilled into a certain way of thinking from a young age, whether it be through a state education, private education, or some military academy. Others; like myself, fell between the cracks and began a path all on our own.

Joseph Campbell wrote about the heroes journey, and the call to adventure. At just 17 years old; I took that adventure, and it all leads up to where I am today.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a non-fiction book, and seminal work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. In this publication, Campbell discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies.

Since publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell’s theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. The best known is perhaps George Lucas, who has acknowledged a debt to Campbell regarding the stories of the Star Wars films.

The mythology, and the standards that you live by, are what define you. Without them, you are easily swayed in one direction or another. Like the saying goes: ‘You either stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything’ this becomes true without a set of core principles that you feel strongly for at heart.

Personally, I believe in freedom, independence, self preservation and reliability. I believe each man and woman have the right to make whatever they want of themselves, so long as they are not taking something involuntarily away from others.

Ayn Rand wrote about the ‘virtue of selfishness’, that determining your own reality was the most important step you could take, and not letting other people stop you.

So what is your life’s calling? What will make  you get up and start doing what you really want to be doing? What will make you stand up and start walking toward your dreams?

As you begin to take the first steps, you will face many challenges, but as you meet and face those challenges, you will begin becoming more yourself, and the person you were supposed to be.

Take the heroes journey, explore the truth, be yourself, and discover the wonders of life.