What would you call someone who ignores evidence that a crime has been committed, or a breach of trust has been perpetrated? Let’s say you know for a fact that your best friend’s wife has been having an affair; sneaking around your friends back and cheating on him. You try to convince your friend of the affair but he refuses to face the truth, no matter how much evidence you provide. You ask yourself, “What’s it going to take for him to believe me? Is he going to have to come home and find his wife and her lover having sex on the floor of his living room?”
I imagine you would be mentally calling your friend a fool, an ignoramus, and any of an assorted number of colorful adjectives you might be able to come up with. Because he is your friend would you keep trying to convince him, or would you eventually give up?
If you can picture that happening in your head, then multiply how you would feel by a hundred, a thousand, a million, and you’ll begin to get an idea of how I feel day to day. To say that I am frustrated would be the understatement of the year.
For years now I have been trying to tell people that a breach of trust has occurred; not only a breach of trust, but a crime of the severest of magnitudes and all I can get out of people, if they even pay attention to what I’m saying, is ‘that’s interesting.’ It’s both frustrating and infuriating.
It seems that in today’s modern world facts, evidence, and THE TRUTH, are no longer important. The only thing that is important is the illusion that things are going according to plan. It’s as if the people of this country have been partially lobotomized; with the part of their brains which perform critical thinking removed.
I know that’s not the case; everyone has not had part of their brains removed, but I often feel like that is what has happened. The truth is that most people have not been taught to use that part of their brains. Instead, they have been taught to follow orders, accept what they are told by those in positions of authority as the absolute truth, and most importantly, not to rock the boat.
It’s no skin off anyone’s back to disagree with, or argue with me over the things I write about. But if you were to accept what I say as the truth then you would be forced to face the fact that your government is your enemy. It may sound daunting at first, admitting that the government is not your friend, and then being told by friends, family, co-workers that you are out of your mind for saying the things you do; but actually it is liberating because suddenly all kinds of things begin to make sense.
Another thing, if you have the courage to accept that your government has become your enemy, history takes on an entirely new meaning to you. By history I don’t mean the rubbish they teach our children in school, I mean the true history; the stuff you have to dig for to find. The search for the truth becomes almost like an archeological expedition as you shed the layers of lies you have been told all your life to uncover the truth hidden beneath.
After all, that’s what education should be all about; the teaching of our children how to question things, how to seek out the truth, how to analyze data and come to conclusions based on facts and not emotional responses. But for generations now our schools have slowly, incrementally, gone from teaching our kids the truth, how to think, to giving them a revised version of the truth and producing graduates who accept whatever the government tells them without ever questioning the authority behind the government’s actions.
When you think about it, it is quite insidious; how they’ve been able to produce entire generations of voters who still believe that our government exists exactly as it did the day the Constitution first went into effect in 1789. People believe that simply because they have the ability to go to their polling place and choose between this candidate or that candidate that we have a democracy and all is well in America.
Sure, there may be the occasional crisis, or scandal that causes the people to become somewhat upset over the actions of government; but they still retain their faith in the system and keep voting for the same quality of scum to represent them in office. As I said, the change in what we’ve been taught is both insidious; but it is also brilliant in its effectiveness.
I could go up to almost anyone in this country and pull out a copy of the Constitution and show them in black and white where the Constitution says one thing but our government does something entirely different. You know what people say? They shrug their shoulders as if what I had just shown them was as insignificant as an ant crossing the sidewalk.
I remember when Barack Obama was first gathering steam as the Democratic nominee for president. I can’t count the number of people who called me racist because I opposed him. I can’t count the number of people who told me I had to give him a chance once he’d been elected.
To these people facts did not matter, standing up for beliefs did not matter; the only thing that mattered is that our country had finally elected a black man to office, or that we were all going to see real hope and change.
I remember when the question of Obama’s eligibility began to become a problem for him; do you? Do you remember the question of whether he was born in Kenya or Hawaii, as if that made a bit of difference? Then came the big unveiling of, what has been proven to be a fake, his birth certificate. It didn’t matter to people that the name of the hospital listed on the birth certificate was not the name of that hospital in 1961 when he was born; that it was named something entirely different.
But people told me that I should get over it, a birth certificate had been provided, Obama had been duly elected, and I should get over my anger and go on with my life.
But these people never understood my questions about Obama’s eligibility never had anything to do with whether he was born in Kenya or in Hawaii, it was whether he met the Constitutional requirement of being a Natural Born Citizen.
These people who argued with me over the issue assumed that a Natural Born Citizen was one who was born on US soil; and that since a birth certificate was provided that settled the issue… end of story. Not so; the question remains unsettled, and Congress has sat back and done nothing about the biggest Constitutional Crisis our country has faced; whether the person serving as president of these States united is actually eligible to hold the office he does.
When our Founders gathered together to draft the Constitution Ben Franklin had in his possession a book; Emerich de Vattel’s Law of Nations, written in 1758. This book was reference frequently by those in attendance at the convention which produced our Constitution.
Had you taken the time to actually read our Constitution you would find that the term Natural Born Citizen only shows up once; in the requirements for president. Our Founders did this to ensure that no foreign influence might seep into the highest office in the land.
So, what exactly is a Natural Born Citizen? Well, according to Vattel, a Natural Born Citizen is “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.” (Emphasis added)
Barack Obama’s mother was an American citizen, Stanley Ann Dunham, however his father Barack Obama Sr. was not. His father was a citizen of Kenya on a scholarship to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Therefore BOTH his parents were not citizens, making Obama ineligible for the office because he does not meet the Constitutional requirement of being a Natural Born Citizen.
It is like my son, as much as I love him, he will never be eligible to become president. I am a citizen but my wife was not at the time of his birth. Even though she later became naturalized, it does not matter; at the time my son was born my wife claimed citizenship in the Philippines. Therefore my son is not a Natural Born Citizen and therefore ineligible to become president.
So, for 7 years now we have had someone acting as president who should never have been allowed to run for the office he holds. All this time Congress has remained mum on the issue; even the esteemed Ron Paul, darling of the Tea Party was reluctant to broach the subject.
Could it be that Congress did not want the people of this country to begin examining the Constitution in detail as that might expose the crimes they’ve committed all these years? Or could it be that both parties are fundamentally the same and only differ in outward appearance? Or, could it be both?
In either case, for 7 years Congress has sat back while a man serves as president who should never have been elected. Now we have the other party, the GOP, running a candidate, Ted Cruz, who is the Republican, (oh, excuse me, the Tea Party) version of Barack Obama; a candidate who is ineligible for the office he seeks because he is not a Natural Born Citizen either.
Yet that doesn’t stop people from supporting him any more than Obama’s ineligibility stopped people from supporting him either. And that’s the problem right there; if a crisis of this magnitude does not even cause the people of this country to step back and say, ‘Hey, wait a minute. What’s going on here.’ then what will?
People have forgotten, or conveniently chosen to ignore, that our Constitution is not a basic list of suggestions, it is a law; written by our Founders to describe the shape our government shall take, the powers it shall have, and the powers that are to be withheld from it.
Over the course of many generations our government has grown into this monstrosity that does not even come close to resembling the type of government described within the Constitution; yet people, in their ignorance, do not care.
Worse, those of us who cry out about this abuse of power, this tyranny, are treated just like the guy who tried to warn his friend that his wife was cheating on him. We are called all kinds of names or ignored. Then, if we have the audacity to talk about a return to the limited government described by the Constitution, or heaven forbid, a revolution, we are thought of as terrorists, or treasonous.
Yet patriotism is not blind loyalty to your government. Patriotism is loyalty to the principles that government was founded upon. If that government oversteps it’s just powers then it is the duty of patriots to speak out against these abuses of power. If that government seeks to deprive the people of the rights it was instituted to protect, it is the patriots duty to speak out, and resist if necessary, these violations of their rights.
Yet you, the average citizen to whom these articles are addressed, refuse to accept that anything I say remotely resembles the truth. You trust those in the news media, and worse, those who you vote for to tell you the truth about their actions. If there ever was a definition for foolish, that would be it.
It wasn’t always thus in America. When I was growing up people still, (even though our nation was well on its way to becoming the mess it is today), understood what patriotism meant. They still understood the basic premises outlined in the Constitution; and our parents and our grand-parents would be shocked at what we’ve allowed to happen to this country.
But this brainwashing, indoctrination, conditioning, call it whatever you want, perpetrated by our public education system has been very effective; people no longer have the slightest understanding of how our system of government is supposed to work; and more importantly they don’t care. As long as that government gives them things they believe it to be doing the job it was designed to do.
Which leads me to my final thoughts. I believe that there is a subtle, well not so subtle if you look at it from my viewpoint, force at work which is hell bent on destroying everything our country once stood for. These people own the media, they dictate what our children are taught in school, and they control the government.
But these people are arrogant, showing a level of hubris, [excessive pride and self-confidence], and like to rub our noses in the truth, disguising it as entertainment. The films that come out of Hollywood are often chock full of subtle references to the truth; but since they come out of Hollywood people treat them as fiction.
Take for instance the film The Matrix. Audiences cheered for the heroes, Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, while they fought to free minds from the Matrix and battle against the system. Yet at one point Morpheus tells Neo, “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”
That right there is a perfect metaphor, analogy, for the struggle that I, and the other patriot writers, face as we try to inform YOU of the truth. You fight, you argue, you call us names, all to protect a system which enslaves you.
Your conditioning is so complete, so thorough, that you refuse to admit that you are enslaved and you will ignore, or condemn, those who try to tell you the truth about it. Like I said, it is both insidious and brilliant in its conception and execution.
It is also frustrating and infuriating to try and inform a people who refuse to accept the truth; even when it is right there in black and white.