posted on Dec, 14 2017 @ 11:37 AM
Suppose you could say I should have known better, but we all have our delusions.
Freedom is, by far, the most important thing for me or anyone else to have. How can you be happy with your life if you can't live it the way you know
will make you happy? You can't do that if someone else is ordering you around, insisting you have to live your life the way they want. It's
why I love(d) the West so much - its the only culture that seems to value it at all. For too long we were forced to be ordered around at the whims of
feudal lords until we'd had enough, and made it clear to TPTB we weren't gonna stand for it anymore. So we got our democracies, and our rights and
freedoms, and were given a shot at making any kind of a living for once.
But that wasn't gonna stop the power hungry. The people who live and breathe to dominate others. They just had to find news ways to rob our liberties
from us. We stood up to them once, and they had to make sure we wouldn't do that again. We needed to be tricked, lulled, conned into a false sense of
security; of thinking that we could take our freedoms for granted and concentrate on other things. First World Problems, etc etc. But that's all a
lie. It always has been. As Ike said, though more specifically to the MIC (which, no offense to him, is but a single wing of the NWO), to maintain
liberty when the potential for abuse of power is available (and it is always available) requires an educated, vigilant public. So naturally, we
need to be deprived of both. Education? Better make sure that steers people right clear of questioning anything that would undermine the Elites; or,
if you're in the US, barely educates you at all. After all, why spend money on education when you could give it to the MIC or spend it on watching
your every move? Why would you want to cut the DoD budget and shift it to the DoED, or the DoHHS, or the DoT budget Joe Public? Do you want the
terrorists and the Russians to win?
Vigilance? Direct our anxieties elsewhere. Whip us up into culture wars, moral outrages, make us afraid not of the government, not of the people with
actual power, but our fellow citizens who have no more power than we do. Divide and conquer. Let the masses fear each other and think they are using
the government to stop their opponents from morally bankrupting the country, all the while everyone gets robbed blind and every day there's another
camera put up. Here, here's some newfangled social media sites for you, shout your views to the world, there's nothing to fear, tell those
commies/fascists/stupid liberals/Nazis how bad they are. We're only watching your every word to see if you're a terrorist. You're not a terrorist
are you? So don't worry about it.
What, Google has the power to manipulate global information flows and control the news? Don't be silly, why would they do that? And besides, even if
they do, your good ol' pals the government will surely pass a law to put them in their place. Trust us. We're on your side, Jane Doe.
Bilderberg Group? We're just talking big picture hypotheticals, nothing ever comes of it. You don't need to know what we talk about, none of it
comes to anything anyway. The secrecy's just a legacy thing, tradition. Don't worry about it. Council on Foreign Relations? Trilateral Commission?
Come on, you're not telling me you believe these informal think-tanks actually do anything do you? You're starting to sound like a crank Joe Schmo.
Federal Reserve and the ECB manipulate the world financial markets to reinforce TPTB? You've been watching too much Ron Paul.
I look at the erosion of civil liberties under increasingly pathetic justifications. I look at the Panama Papers and the massive amounts of money
grubbing done by even supposedly "democratically elected, publically accountable" politicians. I look at how a woman that reports on it gets blown
up by assailants unknown and the news doesn't cover it at all and no one's bothered looking for suspects. I look at how the CIA, and the Fed, and
the DoD, and European Union, and the Multinationals - Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Banks, Big Agra, MIC, you name it - and the "Think Tanks" operate
without any oversight whatsoever from the public, and how they always seem to get what they want even if the public does pay attention for a second
and condemn what they're doing. I look at how the megacorps have bought up all the news channels that aren't owned by governments and, since
they're in cahoots anyway, are now no better than state-run propaganda stations, riling up the public with fake news or spurious, divisive crap that
keeps the public angry and distracted and fighting among themselves while the Bilderbergers/Deep state/NWO/Illuminati/Whatever you want to call them
(seriously, can we just agree on one name? It doesn't really matter which, it would just make things simpler if we could agree on one name) amass
wealth and power the likes of which the planet has never seen. I used to believe that they couldn't be so bad - how could anyone be so cruel? But
their actions show us otherwise. Every time I gave them the benefit of the doubt, they showed that yes, they really were that scummy. I was lying to
myself. We may want freedom, but they don't, and they're trying to make sure we forget what freedom actually is.
And to make things worse, you come to ATS, and you find half the people here are falling into this trap. They're arguing, seriously, that Trump is
trying to destroy the NWO, or that socialists are a major threat to America, or that the worst thing about the Republicans is that theyr'e racist.
They've managed to get political discourse so immensely heated that almost no one can, due to the emotional rage they're deliberately trying to
induce in you, resist joining the brawl instead of pointing the finger at the real problem - the Ones in the Shadows. The Elites. The New World Order.
Our New Overlords. I'm dismayed. I dunno if I can point more people away from the politics boards and into the conspiracy boards, to realize the real
problems we face, but dammit I've got to try. How can we ever sway the masses if we're falling for the same crap?
That's why I woke up. That's why I'm here. They can't get away with this. We can't let them.