“A Nation Of Sheep Begets a Government of Wolves”

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  1. “Workers of the World, Unite! (Except you Americans, you’re on your own individualistically, just the way you like it.)”

    • rossl on October 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I haven’t watched The Real News in a while and this is really interesting.

    I went to an antiwar protest in downtown Philly today.  It was a bit pathetic.  At one point, there were more people handing out fliers than people not handing them out.  Someone said to me, “Doesn’t it seem like there’s just no solidarity here?”  There was no energy.  And with only like 100 or 200 people there, there was nothing to be energetic about!  What effect did we have?  I mean, we really shut down a bike lane (with police permission, of course!) when we marched.

    Ugh.  I think we need to start utilizing civil disobedience more or something.

    • Xanthe on October 17, 2010 at 1:08 am

    in NYC – in a large room populated by obviously working class people – there was a lottery held for the people that would be able to sleep in the shelter that night.  Children were also there.  Several people were interviewed.  It seems the homeless level is where it was during the early 30’s.

    Secondly, a really good segment about Russia and Venezuela’s partnership interests in gas and minerals – benefitting both countries.  Well reported.

    Thirdly, good reporting on the Afghan War and our throwing monies at the Taliban et al. which is not resulting in anything tangibly worthwhile for us or Afghanistan.  

    P.S.  It was the Russian TV channel.  

    Disgraceful and shameful.  

  2. that the Revolutionary Spirit created this country has been sold out to denial and blustering excuses.

    I really think, considering the actual numbers which indicate a total collapse of American Society in the next few years, that folks just can’t deal with reality.

    g.

  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/worl

    A fifth day of protests in France against proposed pension reforms brought 825,000 people on to the streets, police said, although unions put the figure at 2.5m to 3m.

    The government wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full state pension age from 65 to 67.

    Most oil refineries have been hit by strike action, causing fuel shortages at some airports and filling stations.

    A further day of strikes is scheduled for Tuesday.

    The pension reforms have already been approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament.

    The upper house, the Senate, has endorsed the key articles on raising the retirement age, and is due to vote on the full text on Wednesday.

    Public and private sector workers took part in strikes on Saturday across France, in cities including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and Toulouse. Unions had called for more than 200 marches nationwide……..

    Public and private sector workers took part in strikes on Saturday across France, in cities including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and Toulouse. Unions had called for more than 200 marches nationwide.

    “We are not here to bring France to its knees and create a shortage, we are here to make ourselves heard,” Christian Coste, of the CGT trade union, told the Associated Press………

    All 12 refineries in mainland France have been affected by strike action. Ten have shut down or are in the process of closing. A number of fuel depots have been blockaded.

    However, a pipeline supplying the two main airports in Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, is now back in service. It was cut off by strike action, raising fears that Charles de Gaulle would run out of fuel by Tuesday.

    France also has a strategic fuel reserve which holds up to three months of supplies.

    However, some 10% of filling stations have run out of petrol and panic buying has broken out in some areas.

    Pension protest numbers

      * Saturday 16 October: 825,000 (police) – 2.5-3m (unions)

      * Tuesday 12 October: 1.2m – 3.5m

      * Saturday 2 October: 899.000 – 3m

      * Thursday 23 September: 997,000 – 3m

      * Tuesday 7 September: 1.2m – 2.7m

    In Marseille, rubbish is piling up around the port amid a strike by bin collectors that has now lasted four days.

    More than 300 high schools have been affected by strikes and blockades – about one in 15 across the country – as students have joined the pension protests in the past week.

    Lorry drivers will decide on Monday whether to join the strikes.

  4. Slavery and the eight veils

    by Don Harkins

    Over the last several years I have evolved and discarded several theories in an attempt to explain why it is that most people cannot see truth — even when it smacks them in the face. Those of us who can see “the conspiracy” have participated in countless conversations amongst ourselves that address the frustration of most peoples’ inability to comprehend the extremely well-documented arguments which we use to describe the process of our collective enslavement and exploitation. The most common explanation to be arrived at is that most people just “don’t want to see” what is really going on.

    Extremely evil men and women who make up the world’s power-elite have cleverly cultivated a virtual pasture so grass green that few people seldom, if ever, bother to look up from where they are grazing long enough to notice the brightly colored tags stapled to their ears.

    The same people who cannot see their enslavement for the pasture grass have a tendency to view as insane “conspiracy theorists” those of us who can see the past the farm and into the parlor of his feudal lordship’s castle.

    Finally, I understand why.

    It’s not that those who don’t see that their freedom is vanishing under the leadership of the power-elite “don’t want to see it” — they simply can’t see what is happening to them because of the unpierced veils that block their view.

    All human endeavors are a filtration process. Sports is one of the best examples. We play specific sports until we get kicked off the playground. The pro athletes we pay big bucks to watch just never got kicked off the playground. Where millions of kids play little league each spring, they are filtered out until there are about 50 guys who go to the World Series in October.

    Behind the first veil: There are over six billion people on the planet. Most of them live and die without having seriously contemplated anything other than what it takes to keep their lives together. Ninety percent of all humanity will live and die without having pierced the first veil.

    The first veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the first veil and find the world of politics. We will vote, be active and have an opinion. Our opinions are shaped by the physical world around us; we have a tendency to accept that government officials, network media personalities and other “experts” are voices of authority. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the second veil.

    The second veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the second veil to explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government and the meaning of self-government through constitutional and common law. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the third veil.

    The third veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the third veil to find that the resources of the world, including people, are controlled by extremely wealthy and powerful families whose incorporated old world assets have, with modern extortion strategies, become the foundation upon which the world’s economy is currently indebted. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fourth veil.

    The fourth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the fourth veil to discover the Illuminati, Freemasonry and the other secret societies. These societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that perpetuate the generational transfers of arcane knowledge that is used to keep the ordinary people in political, economic and spiritual bondage to the oldest bloodlines on earth. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fifth veil.

    The fifth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the fifth veil to learn that the secret societies are so far advanced technologically that time travel and interstellar communications have no boundaries and controlling the actions of people is what their members do as offhandedly as we tell our children when they must go to bed. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the sixth veil.

    The sixth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the sixth veil where the dragons and lizards and aliens we thought were the fictional monsters of childhood literature are real and are the controlling forces behind the secret societies. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the seventh veil.

    The seventh veil: I do not know what is behind the seventh veil. I think it is where your soul is evolved to the point you can exist on earth and be the man Ghandi was, or the woman Peace Pilgrim was-people so enlightened they brighten the world around them no matter what.

    The eighth veil? Piercing the eighth veil probably reveals God and the pure energy that is the life force in all living things-which are, I think, one and the same.

    If my math is accurate there are only about 60,000 people on the planet who have pierced the sixth veil. The irony here is too incredible: Those who are stuck behind veils one through five have little choice but to view the people who have pierced the veils beyond them as insane. With each veil pierced, exponentially shrinking numbers of increasingly enlightened people are deemed insane by exponentially increasing masses of decreasingly enlightened people.

    Adding to the irony, the harder a “sixth or better veiler” tries to explain what he is able to see to those who can’t, the more insane he appears to them.

    Our enemy, the state

    Behind the first two veils we find the great majority of people on the planet. They are tools of the state: Second veilers are the gullible voters whose ignorance justify the actions of politicians who send first veilers off to die in foreign lands as cannon fodder — their combined stations in life are to believe that the self-serving machinations of the power-elite are matters of national security worth dying for.

    Third, fourth, fifth and sixth veilers are of increasing liability to the state because of their decreasing ability to be used as tools to consolidate power and wealth of the many into the hands of the power-elite. It is common for these people to sacrifice more of their relationships with friends and family, their professional careers and personal freedom with each veil they pierce.

    Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945), author of “Our Enemy, the State” (1935), explained what happens to those who find the seventh and eighth veils: “What was the best that the state could find to do with an actual Socrates and an actual Jesus when it had them? Merely to poison one and crucify the other, for no reason but that they were too intolerably embarrassing to be allowed to live any longer.”

    Conclusions

    And so now we know that it’s not that our countrymen are so committed to their lives that, “they don’t want to see,” the mechanisms of their enslavement and exploitation. They simply “can’t see” it as surely as I cannot see what’s on the other side of a closed curtain.

    The purpose of this essay is threefold: To help the handful of people in the latter veils to understand why the masses have little choice but to interpret their clarity as insanity; 2. To help people behind the first two veils understand that living, breathing and thinking are just the beginning and; 3. Show people that the greatest adventure of our life is behind the next veil because that is just one less veil between ourselves and God.  

  5. …for the workers of France and the world who have the good sense, spirit and courage to protest.

    Workers of the United States, rise up, throw off your shackles.  You have nothing to lose but your apathy, sloth, fear, delusion, and chains.

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