To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.While we rail, complain, bitch and otherwise voice our
- Cornel West
dissatisfaction with America's current state casting blame on a multiple of perceived sins, it is rare that one sin we fail to confront is our own complicity
in how we got here. Why is that?
Every governmental/corporate transgression we say pretend to be enraged
over only results in more governmental/corporate transgressions.
We seem still to suffer from the illusion that if we can convince enough
people to vote our way then all will be well. When nothing can be further
from the truth as the upcoming election will prove. Nothing will change as evidenced by the video here. There is no white knight in shining armor!
Their is only you and I!
Following are 8 steps taken from a post by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com entitled, How To Defeat Tyranny. Comments and emphasis ours.
Rule #1: Stop Waiting For Others To Fight The Battle For YouIf you want to put an end to totalitarianism, you can’t sit around waiting for other people to solve the problem for you. The greatest downfall of any political campaign (even when led by a liberty minded candidate) is the centralization of popular focus on a single man. There is no knight in shining armor coming to lead the Liberty Movement to the promised land. These unrealistic expectations will only end in disappointment and nihilism. The solution starts not with others, but with YOU. Where do you contribute to freedom? What actions have you taken? Who have you inspired? What ideas have you offered? What project have you organized, struggled for, sweat for? Take the reigns of your own destiny and finally join the fight instead of perusing the internet longing for a guru to hand you a mission.How can you bitch, if you can not say your tried?
Rule #2: Believe In Something Greater Than Yourself - Abandon Childish CynicismThis is where we get all “spiritualized”, which for the typical cynic is a rather gooey and uncomfortable affair. If accepting a higher purpose to the universe and your own existence is too much for you, then at least consider deeply the future of humanity in general. Think not of what mankind is today, but what mankind could be tomorrow if you make it so. Know that there is an indelible good within us, though it may be difficult to see at times. Cradle that spark, and champion its return. It is not enough to oppose tyranny. One must know exactly what he is fighting for in order to triumph.
Cynics do not make history, or change a country for the better. They are the forgotten dust wafting about in the wayward attics of time.And if caring about the future of mankind is to a great a concept for you to grasp, then think
of your children and their children........... Or do you care?
Rule #3: Deal With Your Fear, Or It Will Be Used Against YouA subjugating government’s size, military might, technological superiority, and overall gravitas are irrelevant. The fight will come whether we want it or not. Accept the fact that the fight is coming to YOU; your fear of it does not change the eventuality of it. Wars, especially those waged for freedom, are won by the will, not by arms or technology. Not by laser guided missiles and predator drones. Tyrants always have the advantage. They always have the upper hand. They win when they are able to convince the masses that this advantage makes them invincible and that resistance is a futile exercise. They lose when the people could care less about the size of the guns pointed at them.
All men are afraid to take risks, especially mortal risks. However, great men understand the necessity of risk in the pursuit of that which is right. Fear should play no part in your life, ever.
Rule #4: Understand The Nature Of TyrantsOvercoming fear is one thing. Being overconfident is another. Understand that the evil you face is capable of absolutely any depravity in its lust for absolute control. Understand that the crimes you will one day witness in your battle to dethrone the autocrats are designed to rattle your will and eradicate your resolve. Know that to attain a free country you must struggle through social, economic, and physical carnage you never thought possible before. Be ready, psychologically and emotionally, for anything…Anyone reasonably intelligent person that has spent a modicum of time witnessing something other than "America has Talent" or "Dancing with the Stars" knows the truth of this.
In the past we could hope this time would not come in our time. But the time is here now!
Rule #5: Dump Nihilists And Obstructionists By The WaysideYou can’t save everybody, and you certainly can’t impart a sense of greater purpose on cowards, weaklings, and nihilists. These people are inherently self centered, and seek only to prolong the ease and length of their own existences regardless of the cost to others. Nihilists in particular are so inwardly and subconsciously ashamed of their own weaknesses that they go out of their way, often obsessively, to project those weaknesses on the whole of. The have to believe that if they are not capable of fighting back, no one else can be either, and they will shriek to the rafters about the impending doom of us all.
Nihilists and Obstructionists are dead weight on any dissenting activist movement, even though they pretend to support the cause, and should be tossed to the curb immediately. A revolution for liberty requires foresight, and courage. If a person does not meet both these criteria, they will eventually bring you down with them.You can find these folks on bar stools all across the country.
Rule #6: Find A Love For Humanity Once AgainI know as well as anyone how hard it is today to care about most people given the amount of utter stupidity so many display on a daily basis and the costs this behavior has accrued in our society over time. Get over it. Recognize that when you fight for freedom, you fight for EVERBODY, even people who have not earned your efforts. If you fight only for yourself, or your immediate circle, you will lose. Look at the bigger picture, and know the real breadth and consequence of this undertaking. Fight for all, or you might as well crawl into a shallow hole and pull the dirt over your head now.It is what our forefathers intended. But even they caved to restricting the freedoms of certain classes of people. And look where we are today. The fight our forefathers began, never ended.
Rule #7: Remain Adaptable To The Circumstances Of The EnvironmentAbsorb what works, and cast off what doesn’t. Be stubborn in your principles and your resolve, but not in your strategies. Vulnerability comes with predictability. Blaze trails the tyrants don’t expect. Show them something they’ve never seen before. Be bold, or go home.Obviously this does not include the failed tactics of political correctness and begging for what
is rightfully ours. "Please Sir..........." I think not!
Rule #8: Retain Your Principles Or You Will FailThe philosophical doctrine being peddled by elites in our military today states that “in order to defeat a monster you must be willing to act like a monster”. This is insanity. Forgoing one’s principles and adopting dishonorable and vicious methods is not the way of a warrior; it is the way of the tyrant. Remember what you are fighting for. This is not just about our personal survival, but the survival of a worthy ideal. Abandoning that ideal may give us the illusion of short term success, but in the long run, the cost will bankrupt our movement, demolish our moral high ground, and make hollow any victories we do achieve.Hitler was not defeated by equal Evil. He was defeated by his Evil.
The Real Fight Is WithinSome may have stumbled upon this essay with the expectation that it would outline a kind of step-by-step instructional guide to crippling the globalists. Sorry to dissatisfy if that was the case, but it is better that we all comprehend now that there will never be such guide. As much as globalists and collectivists with aspirations of world dominance and total financial centralization are a threat to our way of life, the real fight, the fight that matters most, is not without, but within. We will overcome them only when we overcome our own failings.
I imagine many wish, as I surely wish, that simple days and comfortable times could continue on forever. The difficult truth is that history tests man, and sets the extraordinary apart from the mundane. Sometimes these tests are so epic in their scale that one wonders if anyone will step forward to weather the storm. Someone always does, and we owe those brave souls a debt of gratitude which can only be paid with our own stand in our own era. At the end of all things, we will either open the door to a better world, or we will cut our own throats. Tyranny is nothing but an opportunity for the best in all of us to rise.
Which means we must abandon our bigotry, our hate, our selfishness, our greed, our inflated
egos, our false Gods and belief systems. For those things are based on fears. You must first
achieve freedom of fear, before you will find freedom at all.