Rockefeller: Internet is "Number One National Hazard"

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posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Number one national hazard ?

What better way to be able to monitor the populace? We email, skype, chat, blog, start threads and post comments. We make banking transactions, buy insurance, buy all kinds of stuff (ammo, gun parts, survival equipment, books, movies, etc.), buy and sell stocks, and things to each other (ebay, paypal, etc.). What else do you do online that can be tracked?

Project echelon can watch all that or what ever they call it now (NSA?). We can be tracked, our buying spending habits data based. Hey, maybe they can even watch us through the camera and mic hooked up to our computers.....

Still a Number One National Hazard? To us it might be!

even with benefits that may be in their favor, I can see why the internet can scare them. Maybe the sharing of information between the populace far out numbers the benefits for them.......?




posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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Maybe they are trying to recruit you since you are pushing the party line of "resistance is futile?"

Lol.

BTW, I dont think you are doing it deliberately. But it is their message you are spreading.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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Wow, Mr. Rockefeller and friends, If the government is stupid enough to place highly sensitive computer networks out in 'cyber space', to which the [color=gold]entire world has access, you're going to get hit. Are you trying to 'bowl' at the level of Obama and his bid for joining Special Olympics?

Take your super-sensitive highly classified data and tuck it away from the prying eyes of the global public and use the network secured by the federal government. Or aren't there any procedures in effect for placing classified data behind very secure gateways? There was no plan and the gov't IT structure is only reactionary instead of proactive. Fail.

ARPA Net was released into the 'private sector' decades ago.

You didn't expect that this highly successful 'commercial venture' of Al Gore's 'invention' has now been milked by you and yours to it's fullest extent; Now is being used for, among other things, humanity's enlightenment and sharing of knowledge and ultimately power?

It's amazing that you have made public statements knowing they would be on YouTube in a few minutes. What is your endgame by stating the obvious?

Excellent find, S&F but also there are so many copies of this on YouTube right now, I would have opt'ed for one without the "please subscribe to my channel" trailer.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Well I am kid from Latvia - be aware!

It is getting silly.

Rockefeller is NWO *******!



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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the department of defense is attacked 3million times a day.

well guess what genius. maybe it's time to take the DOD off of the internet. holy crackers, am i a genius or what? wow that was so hard to figure out. maybe i should be president.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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I would like to have a group of these Banker Type A**holes who want to hide all their crimes of the world and control everyone and all information in my garage and let the Silenced Majority of my Brass Knuckles Speak a word or two. It feels like we are creeping closer to the edge of freedom each and every day. This Aggression Will Not Stand! People, we need to Rise Up in Opposition about these Biscuit Heads.


[edit on 23-3-2009 by Baracas]



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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It took a holiday to ignite it, and it was soon put back down, but it happened. It can happen. It did happen. Because of the holiday the feeling of the people changed. And after the holiday the feeling of the people changed back. But that doesnt change the fact that all it takes is a change of heart to make this happen.


You have an amazing mind my friend and a true love of history too I see.

In fact they had a Christmas Truce each year after that, and the men really looked forward on both sides of the line to it, as it developed into a tradition.

One little known blip obscured is during the Christmas of 1916 the French Army was actually on the verge of collapse and near mutiny, and the English Army was almost completely out of ammunition and England herself bankrupt.

The Germans knew this and at Christmas time they extended out the truce indefinately and offered England all the time in the world to decide if it wanted to call off the war, no terms, but if France and England wanted to just call it quites, the German Army would return to their own borders, with no harm, no foul, all the way around.

The Germans were really tired too of all the bloodshed, and felt certain that on such agreeable terms that England and France would jump at the chance.

Then the Balfour Decleration came out of Parliment addressed to Lord Rothschild promising his Zionist movement land in Palestine, under the control of the Ottoman Turks for a Jewish settlement, that changed the equation everywhere to this very day.

Rothschild dragged America into the war to bolster the thinning allied lines and mount an offensive, new lines of credit were issued to England and France while all of a sudden Germany's Rothschild Control Central Bank froze hers.

Most people at the time couldn't even fathom what was going on and even President Wilson was flabbergasted and appauled when he found out all the side deals and hidden treaties that existed at the Versailles Peace conference. In large part it's why the Congress refused to ratify the treaty and the League of Nations along with it, that Rockefeller and Morgan and Dupont and Rothschild were all pushing for.

Didn't stop Rockefeller though who then set up the CFR and figured he would have better luck at the next war, that was sure to follow, because they concluded a peace agreement that could only lead to another war. He was right and the United Nations sprang into place to take the League of Nation's place, with almost ever delegate to the Charter Meeting being a CFR member, there on the CFR agenda.

Yet the average person could care less then, the average person could care less now.

Someone who does care could find out all about it on the Internet, and no matter how many facts they are armed with, someone who doesn't care, or it doesn't suit their political, national or religious agenda, can just say...that's not true!

Never happened. How do you prove something never happened? You really can't beyond saying that's not true! Because that's not true, really just means, I don't want it to be true, so therefore it isn't.

I agree if we all woke up and stopped rewarding those who enslave us, by buying their goods and services, and working for them for peanuts, and started caring about the person next to us in the street as much as we love to hate the guy we never met across the world, then yes, it would all change. It would involve some growing pains, it would involve some hardships, it would involve convincing some very reluctant people who find the current system more than adequate for their simple needs.

The answer and solution is really simple, and inside each one of us, but people like to blame others while avoiding the damage to themselves that their own complicit actions have caused. The government should not let Wal-mart import all that Chinese merchandise. Yet 9 out 10 times the person looking for the Government to stop it, is standing in line at the Wal-Mart buying cheap Chinese junk himself, validating it's usefullness and need, even though he is putting himself out of work and other Americans in the process.

If every body thought less about who else is a problem, and more about how I am contributing to the problem, and stopped being part of the problem by contributing to it, then well...the problem would just fix itself.

That's the challenge, getting each person to see how no it wasn't George Bush, or Barack Obama who made the problem, it was you by participating actively and willingly in things that common sense and personal awareness would tell you lead to problems.

I won't shop at Wal-mart or buy any foreign made good unless there is no American counterpart, and I don't even care if the American counterpart is a cheap piece of junk or a cheaper piece of junk, and I had to travel further and pay more for it.

I just care that my money is rewarding and staying inside the system I reside in and ultimately benefits it.

We keep looking for others to force us to be smart, and to do the right things, with little clue how to do the smart or right things ourselves.

The power of positive thinking is very powerful. You have to see yourself winning to win, and you have to believe you won't loose not too.

I have always been free, my mind is not for rent or sale, to anyone, any government or any god.

I have one simple motto, do no harm, and one simple belief, not to expect anyone else to be perfect when I sure am no where close!

In my world nothing is ever anyone elses fault but mine for allowing it to happen.

I am not really worried about my future, I will be free, and having fun, no matter what comes down the pike. It's all simply a state of mind.

People are prisoners to their states of mind. I try to help people wake up, I put real time, effort, thought and energy into it. To me it's all just about farming and growing, you plant the seeds, hope for some good grounds, some rain, some sunshine, and cross your fingers the beetles and rabbitts don't get to it along the way or a hurricane blows it over or a frost kills it.

That's about all I can do.

Maybe a little more.

The world gets better though, when people like you keep sharing thoughts and ideas. That I am sure of, thanks.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
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Maybe they are trying to recruit you since you are pushing the party line of "resistance is futile?"

Lol.

BTW, I dont think you are doing it deliberately. But it is their message you are spreading.


Well to tell the truth, the Powers that Be love me! It never ceases to amaze them that I know what I know. I really wish they wouldn't flatter me so or have better connections to the Maitre dees in the hardest to get seated restaurants!

Yet the respect me...and they know I am my own man. Money, wine, women and song won't get you to far with me, I prefer to do the bribing not be the bribee. Better control in that!

I really don't take their side, but I do know how they think, and I know why they think it.

I think it's very important to really know how your opponent thinks. I think it's very important to know what really motivates them.

The road to freedom in the world is really not seeing any carrot as so vital as to have to jump for when they dangle it on a stick. Live a humble existence, need nothing from anyone, and feel free to give to anyone and everyone without expecting anything in return, because you don't need anything in return.

It is very hard to defeat someone with that philosphy. It's very hard to enslave someone with that philosophy.

Resistance is futile, because it's not resistance that wins the day or paves the way.

Ultimately you have to have a plan of your own to live, and survive after you have defeated what you are resisting. No plan, well defeating them, nor resisting them, didn't really do you any good. Probably left you worse off.

The hippie motto of tune in drop out works. You have nothing to resist, because your not even playing the game. You have nothing to attack because you aren't going their way, you are going your own. You don't need anything from them, you don't want anything from them, you can't be subverted by anything they can offer you, you aren't playing their game, you aren't resisting it you aren't attacking it, you are playing your own game instead, headed to where you want to go, doing the things you want to do, and just trying to get along with anybody and everybody along the way. You share what you want, and you acquire what you need through honest means and honest efforts.

That's how I have always been free. I just wander around, enjoying life the best I can, loving who I can, when I can, how I can, watching everyone else play their games.

If you ask me how you can play your game better, I can probably add some good pointers. I am not stuck in the game, but on the outside looking at it's entirety.

If you are into resisting, I can give you some pointers and insights, if you are into counter attacking I can give you some clues there too, and if you are in control and want to stay in control, I can give you some clues and insights there too.

If you are in control, you are buying dinner, if you are resisting or counter attacking I am buying dinner.

I am not going to play the game with you though. To old, and the beach and the palm trees are too pretty, and well the girls, and to hear the birds sing, and kids laugh? Not passing that up to play a silly game.

resistance is futile because ultimately all you are doing is having to absorb the impact of what you are resisting and all it's energy.

Stepping out of the way in the nick of time and letting it crash into a brick wall, that's almost as fun as watching the Three Stooges!

Counter Attacking, alright, what the heck do I want with a government of 600 million people, no room for all that at the beach.

The people who really win in Las Vegas...are the ones who don't sit down to play the game!

Don't play the game. It's real simple.

Play your own game, play it real well, do no harm, and if it bothers someone enough to want to kill you or imprison you and they succeed, oh well, life is short and then you die!



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Well said. Our approach (my wife and I ) is not to hide so much but to place ourselves in a place (a state to be named later) and surround ourselves with like-minded people.
If EVERONE took care of themselves, then the problem ceases to be. Effectively disarming those that would put us in harms way to begin with.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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ahhh ..and now WE get romantic .... se la vie ...

"Its all just a dream babe, a vaccuumous scheme babe, that sucks you in to feelin' like thiis" ..

Bob Dylan ...

I was with you until the last p'graph ...

life is short and then you die .... hey ..who cares if we're imprisoned....

I'll remind you that time is relative ..and I'd be willing to wager you haven't done jail time.......



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
He is right. The internet is the number one hazard. To corporations who seek to turn the world and all its people into "resources" to be exploited at will by manipulating the flow of information and hindering our ability to communicate and organize.

I am always dismayed at how many otherwise intelligent people assume that those with wealth and power are going to work in our best interests. Especially since all of recorded history is a proof that they do not.


most fascinating aspect of this is human psychology and how it is endlessly maipulated for profit and power... yet underestimated cause nobody talks about it...nor connects the dots....of fraud...power...profit. (for the greedy) and ...helplessness ... fear... and willful ignorance (for those being screwed)...even among the intelligent and respected memberd of society....(because like i said it is HUMAN nature)....

all the while our gov't was chasing the ghosts of a war on terror , and searching your hair spray bottles at airports, while leaving the border OPEN for osama and his gang LOL.....they forgot to notice that certain financial institutions become to big to fail and not take down the economy with them.......(or so they want us to believe while we bail them out)....they forgot to notice that the biggest threat to our national "security" was a group of greedy sociopaths.....who had our bloated financial system and economy by the balls in a terrorising episode of reality that they just couldn't see...(or wouldn't or couldn't report to the regulatory agency's...or would miss out on the profits on the upside and bailout profits on the downside if they did)...

and now they see the internet is a big threat to (THEM) and half the population is not ready to believe this without feeling depressed or hopeless or fearful so they will just find it easier to label anyone giving them a heads up.....some sort of (derogatory)..name...welcoming willful ignorance to come rush them back to their comfort zone were they can think everything will be fine.............That's why i don't take life too seriously (i do still care for others...i just don't sweat the corruption......I would be too pissed off to let myself see the truth if i did....I tell myself that i am a spiritual being having a human experience and what an experience and mind F($K it is to have the internet at my fingertips ....a library of opinion and knowledge...beyond the greedy fingers of the elitist PERCEPTION managers....man it will hurt to have that taken away...but i'd live LOL

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posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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Have I not been saying - over and over - the internet has got them running scared.

I keep saying we must protect net neutrality, for if we lose that we lose the game.

"Control input and you control output." And they want more than anything to control our input (witness the MSM!) so that they will know what we will output.

And thus they try to take over the internet.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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I saw this coming and desperately wanted to post it here on ATS, but figured I'd cop it from all sides, so I shut my mouth.
This isn't only happening to the US, It's happening world wide, It's already started in Australia with the censorship of some sites.
When I first came to ATS and realized how much miss information I and the rest of Australia had been fed all these years, that voice in my head kept telling me that ATS's day's were numbered along with many other sites, except I was thinking along the lines off it been due to mass rioting, downed power, FEMA murders etc...
Yesterday afternoon like every afternoon lately, I logged onto ATS and saw the thread about the US declaring Insolvency and proceeded to read the posts until the word HOAX appeared, so I logged onto infowars radio thinking if it's true Alex Jones would be talking about it, he wasn't, instead he was talking about this very topic, he was saying that it would be next to imposable to shut down the internet, but instead targeted sites would go and they would be replaced with political site feeding us with more BS.

For many years now, well before 911, that voice in my head has been saying that the only way to beat these inhumane monsters is for EVERYONE to turn there backs on them and stop playing there game, but sadly, I also know this will never happen here in OZ nor the US and UK, instead I'll be murdered along with billions of Innocent lives..
The only comic relief I get from all of this is the fact that those monsters are going to place them selves exactly where they claimed Bin laden was hiding, IN A CAVE, now I know why that moron Tom Cruse has built that bunker, I wonder how many more have done the same thing......
COPY SAVE AND STORE EVERYTHING WE KNOW just in case....

I'm not into poetry, but this one woke me up after my mother past away.

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what the man has to say

For it isn't a man's father, mother or wife
whose judgment upon him must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts in his life
is the man staring back from the glass

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
for he's with you clear up to the end
and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
and get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
if you cheated the man in the glass........


The store behind this poem is two men on death row in California, just about to be executed.
After the execution, the prison guards were cleaning the cell that both inmates had shared
the night before - their last night on earth. To the guards amazement, they found this poem inscribed on the wall.......Read it again.....



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by sayiamu
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ahhh ..and now WE get romantic .... se la vie ...

"Its all just a dream babe, a vaccuumous scheme babe, that sucks you in to feelin' like thiis" ..

Bob Dylan ...

I was with you until the last p'graph ...

life is short and then you die .... hey ..who cares if we're imprisoned....

I'll remind you that time is relative ..and I'd be willing to wager you haven't done jail time.......


I like this song better...

Left and Right are passages

Black and White are hues

We can face the truth that the truth is not the truth.

Absolutely

Absolutely

Rush ....Roll the Bones

I sure have gotten around, seen the inside and outside of all kinds of places.

I always enjoy what ever it is, I like to say wow, no matter how good or bad it gets, this is just like it looked in the movies!

Of course it's my movie and my part in it, but I find just about everything fascinating and enjoyable.

I was once forced to learn how to play golf once on a determined extended stay at a Navy Base...does that count? I only got to spend most of my time at the club house, but I made do by putting together one of the best bands I have ever had the good fortune to play in, and learned the fine points of playing Bocci Ball, and learned to shoot a better game of pool.

I know what your thinking...but I hate golf!

They said it was very important I learn though, becasue if I confined all such future activities like the one in question to the golf course, it would never result in a problem.

The Truth is if you want to take down the Government the best place to do it at is the Chevy Chase and Congressional Golf Courses.

You could round up just about everyone you needed to there!

It's not always the places you travel to, but the circles you travel in.

Do we really die? I don't think so. But if I said we never really do, someone would say, that's not true!

Lets just think its game,

and that set and match come later some time?

To me the most romantic things are the things that lay waiting to be discovered. They are as full as hope and promise as a sunrise to a little child.

I love romance, people sure do have a way of kicking sand on it. I hope I haven't kicked any sand on anyone else's!

Thanks my friend.

[edit on 23/3/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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They can keep trying to so this all they want.
Censor whatever they want.
Look at China ffs

They have the strictest communist firewall on the planet.
And there is 100 free programs to bypass it.
The more they try and control, the more people will find ways around it.
This will eventually get to the point, where the people start controlling them.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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When the majority of people use Microsoft Windows, including the Government, the Internet is a big threat. However isn't that like killing the messenger with the message?

If you want security on computer systems in the Internet, you need secure computer operating systems, where everyone knows the code, and the weaknesses long before people use the OS.

Oh wait, right, with a secure operating system they would have no reason to legislate it, and wait, right, with an open secure computer system without a central key the would have no back door into peoples PC, and with encrypted open source encryption unable to look at seized hard drives anytime they want.

But don't worry, soon IPV6 will be legislated, and you can log into the PC in your house with the nice little microchip placed in your arm, and the packets you send out over the Internet will have your nice little personal IPV6 number attached, and god help you if one of those packets have something inside that they do not like, or when linked together say something that goes against the status quo.

Because then they can come to your place, and say, you put packets on the Internet that you should not be, and we are taking you away.

Personally, every person in the US, should write the senator a letter, and the committee members, and then when they deal with 300,000,000 emails, and make sure you attach a personal 200K photo, they might get the idea that people are in control now, with the Internet, and they are not going to lose their voice.

The message should be, touch the Internet, and you are out of office, and you will drown in dealing with the data. Let the Internet progress on it's own, no tampering, or control, no central authority needed. After all, that is the nature of the Internet, self regulation, but these people just do not get it do they.

And for those that missed it, Google Video is stopping their video service. For all you know, the process has already been started, and the video discussion being stopped. It is time that there be a distributed video system made, just like bittorrent, but distributed video , there the videos do not exist at any location, and can be streamed on the fly over an onion skin type of network. If people do not do this, there might be some real tough issues on the market, if I know how I would do it, however, the technology is there, and it is time that is is done.


Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Rockefeller: Internet is "Number One National Hazard"


www.prisonplanet.com
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
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Well said. Our approach (my wife and I ) is not to hide so much but to place ourselves in a place (a state to be named later) and surround ourselves with like-minded people.
If EVERONE took care of themselves, then the problem ceases to be. Effectively disarming those that would put us in harms way to begin with.


That really is what it is all about, starving the wolves at your door.

The moment we stop making it profitible for them, is the moment it stops having appeal to them.

Look at how many mom and pop businesses, that felt obliged to pay a living wage to their couple of employees, because those employees were like family that are no longer in business because of ...

Wal-Mart
Target
Circuit City
Best Buy
Office Depot
Staples
Lowes
McDonalds
Burger King
Pizza Hutt
Dominos
Papa Johns
Alpha Beta
Ralphs
Winn Dixie
Publix
Giant

And the list goes on and on. They use their combined purchasing power to undersell all competition, and centralize the profits instead of regionalizing the profits. The corporate policy overrides the human condition, some one died in the Family, no sick day available too bad, leave us short staffed, you loose your job. New baby in the house, your third, paycheck not stretching, too bad, this position only pays x, want to sign up for management trainee school and move to Fargo North Dakota when you get out?

We destroyed our own way of life, to save a few cents here and there, and getting an easier place to park along the way.

Part of what these bailouts are is really just funnelling money to places like China to maintain our debt in good standing, because keeping access to a market of 1.3 billion people is more important than taking care of the 600 million people here at home to the business interests that control the government. They could care less that they are American businesses. They could care less how it effects the American people. They really just care about the bottom line.

We make that way of thinking profitible for them, and we do it of our own free will.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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This News Just In!!!!

Central Intelligence has concluded that the Bilderberg Group, Vatican, Your Majesty, the Queen, the Rothschilds' and any puppets associated with and, or around them is a risk to national, and international security!
Central Intelligence says "If we eliminate them, we eliminate the problem."

This has been a news bulletin, brought to you by the people, for the people!

We have spoken! If they try to take away my source of knowledge, and limit my resources for the truth...I swear on the Queen's bogus crown, that they will have hell to pay! If they are going to take me down, I will make it my duty to take a few of them with me. The game has ended...it is now, fully, entirely real life. If you lose this battle, you don't just lose you house, your car and your job...you lose your freedom and, or your life!

Are you on their side? Because, if you are...I will see to it that you regret the side you chose!

[edit on 23-3-2009 by sdrawkcabII]



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler

Resistance is futile, because it's not resistance that wins the day or paves the way.


I do not mean resistance as in "violent opposition." I mean resistance as in, "not going along with."



"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

-attributed to Edmund Burke

Doing nothing at all paves the road to hell. Violent opposition also paves the road to hell. But you can say "no." That is a form of resistance as well.

In fact, it is the form of resistance you describe in your own life. Simply refusing to be drawn into the game.


Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Ultimately you have to have a plan of your own to live, and survive after you have defeated what you are resisting. No plan, well defeating them, nor resisting them, didn't really do you any good. Probably left you worse off.


Very true. And one of the first known people who wrote about that in detail was also the person who conceived of a plan for something different. Plato.

Where we slightly disagree, my friend, (and I do consider you a friend,) is when you say,


Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Yet the average person could care less then, the average person could care less now.

Someone who does care could find out all about it on the Internet, and no matter how many facts they are armed with, someone who doesn't care, or it doesn't suit their political, national or religious agenda, can just say...that's not true!


I think they do care. Or would care. I am with Socrates who insists that no man does evil knowingly.

www.sparknotes.com...


A proper treatment of the Socratic claim that no one knowingly does evil could be a very long discussion; we will only touch on it briefly. First, to clarify, Socrates does not mean to suggest that no one ever commits an evil act out of hatred or selfishness. Rather, he wishes to suggest that hatred, selfishness, and any other source of evil action can ultimately be traced back to ignorance. For Socrates, hatred between people is the result of misunderstanding or miscommunication, and selfishness is the result of deficient self-knowledge. If we knew ourselves and others fully, and had a full understanding of the facts at hand, we would never commit an evil act.


People do not know that they should look. They do not understand that THEY must be the actor, the looker, the thinker. They are raised from infancy being told of their inadequacy. And raised to believe that genius rules the world, and they are not it.

Which is why I think that the argument should not be against them, the masses. The reason for their failure to look and think IS that they are afraid both of what they may find, the complexity of it, and of their own inadequacy to deal with it. Beating them down further is no remedy. Making them more fearful is no cure.

Making them aware of their own competence and power is.

People rise to the level of your expectations of them. Or fall to those expectations, accordingly. It is important, (as I see it) to see the potential, and encourage that, not entirely over looking "what is," the present reality, but certainly not propagating a self fulfilling prophecy of inadequacy and failure.

Human kind has amazing potential. And like Chomsky, I see victory. We are not worse off that 200 years ago. We ARE moving forward, becoming more humane, caring more, becoming more cooperative. The evil geniuses that others see I dont see. I see the most fearful of all humans, who hoard, and wheel and deal, not out of evil or genius, but deep fear that there will not be enough for them if they dont. And who sell their fearful agendas to the rest of us, (who often dont see them as they truly are) and we all spin and dance to this fear based tune.

The only thing stopping us is ourselves, and the fears, the paper tigers, we create. That doesnt mean that there are not things that can harm us, that will kill us. There are. But fearing them does nothing to save us. And much to harm us. If for no other reason than that a "coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only one." What you fear you live over and over again in your mind, even if you never happen upon it in reality.

Which is why I argue that arguing that resistance is futile is harmful to us all. It is a fear based argument. While I understand you point about types of resistance, I go back to my original phrasing. All we have to do is say "no." I dont want this. I dont want to live this way. I dont want to play the fear game anymore.

If we did that one thing, we could do anything. We could change the game from one of "survival" to the game of "life." Living. Enjoying what we do, and doing it for our own ends. Not merely to ensure our death happens tomorrow instead of today. And this happy end need not be limited to some few, I would argue it is the birthright of every being.





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