Thursday, November 22, 2007

What's That Smell?

Since I was a child, there was always one particular virtue that stood out to me to be of utmost importance. Above all others, it was honesty (as well as the quest for the truth).

The importance of hearing, speaking, understanding, and accepting the truth is not only one of the most crucial of virtues, but also possibly the most debilitated as well. Although, as I have discovered, it is not so much the efforts to cover-up the truth that keeps it in the trenches. In fact it is more so the fear of discovering the truth itself that allows this deceit to continue.

Nothing is more overruling in the quest for the truth than the power of denial.

Whether it's the denial of the fact that your son smokes pot, after you find a pack of rolling papers and an empty baggy in his jacket pocket, or the denial of the fact that you live in a country on the brink's of disaster.

For this very reason, many of you will stop reading this before you finish, or even giving it a second look. But, this is what scares me even more than our government itself. The fact that we live in a country where people would rather spend their free time watching a special on "Entertainment Tonight" (about what Actor is banging Angelina Jolie) than what is actually happening in the real world.

After talking with several people on this subject, I've come to discover that it's not always that they actually think nothing corrupt is going on; but rather that they'd just rather not know about it (or atleast, not talk about it). However, this fact alone is what allows such corruption to continue.

We have gotten to the point where, if our country was faced with another serious terrorist attack, we would WILLINGLY sacrifice the few remaining individual liberties we have the name of "safety" of course.

For those of you have an American flag sticker in the window of your car, or consider yourself in any way a patriot, take a few minutes to look at the liberties we have already lost with the Patriot Act (it won't hurt to read a little bit more, I promise).

Here's another interesting one I just found recently that most people probably have never heard of. A Presidential Directive called Directive 51. To sum it up, in the event of our President declaring a "national state of emergency", he could then assume full control over not only all three branches of the federal government, but all local levels as well (if you don't understand, this would make him a full dictator). Oddly enough, this wasn't something that he signed shortly after 9/11, but it was actually created back in May of 2007 (5/9/07). Why now? And why was this not covered by the major news networks?

With the elections coming up next year and talks of expanding the "War on Terror" into Iran, while the majority of Americans seem to have lost their enthusiasm for it, I wouldn't be surprised if we see a large scale attack against this country before the end of 2008.

Now...I'm not accusing the Bush administration of being directly responsible for 9/11; however to think that the attack was completely unexpected would have to be the result of a denial of the evident truth, with which I spoke of earlier.

I don't know how I could possibly encourage everyone strongly enough to watch the Zeitgeist Movie. Whether it is 100% factual is not only beyond me, but beyond the point as well. It's never hurt to explore alternatives to the overwhelmingly accepted truths of mainstream society. I have however, researched a majority of the claims within the film and found them to be completely accurate. I encourage everyone to do their own research, but for anyone not to watch with an open mind would only prove your own unpatriotic natures, but a pure cowardice of learning the truth.

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