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posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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Hi ATS,

Usually I have to add my two pesos in many regards to what I present here, but this time around Mike Rivero from wrh.com sums my opinion well


Peace, and Vigilance,

Sancho

whatreallyhappened.com...


You are a slave. You probably do not realize it, but you are.

Movies and public school like to portray slaves as bound by chains and beaten with whips, creating a polarized image of slavery that can be pointed to with the comment, “You are not like that, therefore you are not a slave.” But history shows that slaves have been treated in all manner of ways, some more cruel than others, yet even with the most kind treatment, a slave remains a slave.

Setting aside the stereotyped image of a slave as a bleeding chain-bound wretch, slaves throughout history are often hard to recognize. In some cases, such as the Medieval Serfs, they were held slaves to the rulers by religious belief, and did not see themselves as slaves even though they were treated as such.The favored slaves of Asian potentates wore jewels to make a movie star gasp, yet were still slaves for all their finery and comfort.

So, what is a slave? How do we define a slave? What test do we use to tell if someone is a slave. What makes them different from free people?

Free people can say “no”. Free people can refuse demands for their money, time, and children. Slaves cannot. There is no freedom without the freedom to say “no”. If someone demands that you do something and you can say “no” and refuse to do it, then you are a free human being. If you can be forced to do something or surrender something that you do not wish to, then you are a slave. No other test need be applied.

Freedom is the freedom to say "no."

When you are forced to surrender half your life’s work to the government in ever-increasing taxes, then you are a slave. Throughout history, slaves were expected to perform the work needed for their own upkeep, then perform additional work for the rulers. For Roman slaves, the ratio of work-for-self versus work-for-rulers was about 50-50. The same ratio applied to Medieval Serfs, and even to the slaves of the American south. And, when you add up all the overt taxes, covert fees, tariffs, excises, plus the increased price you pay for products to pay the taxes of the companies that make those products, you will find that Americans are at that same “half-for-self” versus “half-for-rulers” ratio! Can you say “no” to the confiscation of half of your life? Can you even get the masters to maybe reduce the burden by a significant amount? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

The masters have decided they want wars on anyone living over oil. The idea is that it is better for American corporations to steal the oil they need than to pay for it. Millions of Americans (and millions more around the globe) did not want the war, but the masters started them anyway, by lying to the people. Could you refuse the war? Can you refuse being lied to? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

The rulers want your children for their future wars. Legislation for a draft is already in Congress. Can you refuse the confiscation of your children? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.
Also in Congress is legislation for a "voluntary" national service program. It is being called "voluntary" to get around the 13th amendment, but volunteerism implies a choice, and no choice is being offered here. You cannot say no. Congratulations. You are a slave.

The government has been caught lying over and over again to the people, from who really did 9-11, to the legality of the tax system, to Cheney’s Energy Task Force papers, to Saddam’s WMDs. Americans are the most lied-to people on Earth. Can you refuse to be lied to? Can you punish the liars? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

Vote fraud is rampant in the nation, and the mandated imposition of audit-less electronic voting systems means that elections will be decided (as Stalin admitted) not by those who vote but by those who count the vote. Can you refuse a dishonest voting process? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

Just because you cannot see the slave-chains doesn’t mean they are not there. Chains made of steel are obvious, but chains made of beliefs are not always recognized for what they are. Hitler enslaved the German people to war with a belief that Poland was about to invade. LBJ enslaved the American people to war with the belief that Vietnam had attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. Poland wasn’t invading. There were no torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, but the slaves, held by invisible chains of beliefs, went to war. Millions died.

In 2003, however, the chains started to become visible. The Constitutional right to freedom of expression was confined to “free-speech” zones. A slave may have an opinion, so long as it is not expressed where it might upset the other slaves. The Constitutional right to an armed populace, the means by which the men who set up a nation of free citizens hoped to keep them free, is under constant attack from those who fear a nation of free citizens, and who will not sleep soundly until we are a nation entirely of slaves. Armed citizens can, after all, say “no” and make it stick. That was why there was a Second Amendment, to allow the people to say “no” to those who would return them to the slavery they had so recently escaped from. Other Constitutional rights and protections have been set aside. The government can now search through your private records without cause and without warrant, even break into your home and not have to tell you. Simply by declaring a citizen an enemy combatant, the government can now lock up US citizens without a charge and without a lawyer. You can be prevented from traveling simply for having the wrong name. If you purchase too much gold or take home too much cash, or hoard food, the government will take notice. Having a Farmer's Almanac is grounds for suspicion. Talking about the Constitution is now deemed grounds to suspect a terrorist link. Torture is now espoused as “necessary” to “deal with the crisis”. Were you able to refuse those changes to the Constitution? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

The government (at all levels) has borrowed trillions of dollars and stuck your kids with the payments. Children not even born will be paying off the bills. To declare the lives of children not yet born, let alone old enough to vote, indentured to the state is slavery most obvious and odious. Can you refuse responsibility for payments on debts the government incurred without your permission? No? During the debate on TARP, more than 90% of Americans opposed using taxpayer money to help rich Wall Street con-artists escape the costly mistakes of their own making. Did Congress listen when you said "No?" Congratulations. You are a slave.

The government has borrowed so much money that it has long ago run out of gold to pledge as collateral on the debts. Starting in Nixon’s administration, natural resources were used as collateral for the mounting debts. Borrow more money, promise a chunk of public lands as collateral. These land pledges were concealed behind “Environmentalism” to disguise the real purpose. Numerous names such as “Wilderness Reserve”, “Wetland”, “Heritage River”, and so forth were used to conceal the true scale of the confiscations. But the end result was the same. Huge tracts of public land containing natural resources were walled away from the public that owned them, mortgaged to the holders of the US Government debt. We are well on our way from being citizens, to being mere tenants. Were you able to refuse having your public lands placed at risk by the US Government to cover loans you never authorized the government to make? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

Trust funds under government control are being looted, from the Social Security trust fund to Native American trust accounts to Federal Retirement Funds. Congress pays lip service to the looting of Social Security, but considers only more taxes to cover the looted shortfall. Meanwhile, court cases over other looted trust accounts drag on without resolution. Are you able to refuse corrupt and dishonest government? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

You are a slave because the ruling class can do what they want, take what they want, and you cannot refuse. You may have freedom to decide what TV channel to watch tonight, or just which style car you will drive to your work in, but little power over the rest of your life. Even that home you have worked to pay for over the last decade can be taken from you at a moment’s notice via “eminent domain” or the "Force Majeur" clause in your mortgage agreement, or skyrocketing interest rates. Can you refuse? No? Congratulations. You are a slave.

In October 2001 I wrote that more damage would be done to our nation by those claiming to save us from the terrorists than by any actual terrorist act. Even as Bush claimed that the terrorists hated the US because of our freedoms, he took what few remaining freedoms we had away until we are more watched, more spied on, more limited, more silenced, more taxed, and more enslaved that at any other time in our nation’s history. Not only are we slaves, we are at last starting to see that we have been slaves all along. We did not have rights, because a right cannot be taken away. What we had were indulgences, granted by the masters to the slaves, to be removed when the masters grow fearful of the slaves’ resentment and anger.

I have watched through the years as people I care about lost their homes and businesses, as the labors of a lifetime evaporated in stock market manipulations by corporate crooks. These Americans who had worked hard to achieve the American dream lost it all through no fault of their own. Our schools are broke, hospitals under-staffed, the roads and bridges and rails of the nation are crumbling while billions of dollars are given away to foreign nations, favored cronies, and the ravenous war machine. The priorities of the government that feeds on taxes seems focused everywhere but on those who pay those taxes. And we can’t seem to refuse that either.

I think the state of the nation can be summed up by the image of homeless people camped out in front of boarded up and foreclosed homes.

The United States is like that other slave empire, Rome. And I think it is headed for the same fate.

The US will eventually lose their war of conquest of the world. The US does not have enough troops to garrison the planet, and as Hitler learned much too late, merely having superior weapons isn’t going to win a war when you’ve pissed off absolutely everyone else in the world. On a more practical level, sooner or later the US will wind up at war with someone who really DOES have nuclear weapons of mass destruction. That this is the government plan is witnessed by the numerous underground facilities which have been built or upgraded in recent years. You paid for them, but you won’t be allowed in them. Such an attack on the US is small price to pay for those who promote these wars, not for America, but for another nation standing by while its victims are tricked into fighting each other.

The United States has allowed its manufacturing to decay over the last 30 years. In a major war, we lack the industrial capacity to sustain the kind of production of war material needed to prevail in a prolonged conflict. With our economy on the brink of default, our next war will likely be our last.

Minus a war, the US Government will eventually collapse as did the Soviet Union, dragged down by debt and corruption. As the final collapse looms closer, look for the looting of the nation to become even bolder than it is now. The last official act of any government is to loot the nation.

I am opposed to violence. I wish it could be avoided but I do believe that this nation is headed towards a collision between the rulers and the ruled. The government fears this as well or we wouldn’t see so much bullet-proof Lexan between us and our “public servants”. I think that the reason we have not seen it yet is that Americans have been conditioned to expect a hero or savior to come and make things right. We know things have gone wrong, but we are waiting for someone else to fix it, Superman, the cavalry riding to the rescue, Spartacus, the Messiah, Batman, What Really Happened, etc. This belief that one should wait quietly for a hero is part of the slavery mechanism, to keep you in your place, rendering unto Caesar, breeding more slaves, waiting for salvation that never comes. However, as history has shown, even the patience of an entire people can run out, and I predict that when the final upheaval comes, it will arrive as suddenly as that which occurred in Romania. In November 1989, Romania seemed stable under the rule of Nicholai Ceausescu. One month later, a sporting event erupted into a spontaneous political protest and on December 25th, Nicholai Ceausescu was tried and sentenced to death. Ceausescu proved that tyrants should not confuse silence with consent. The Romanian people finally realized that nobody was coming to save them, and they had the courage to save themselves. The collapse of the USSR was equally rapid and almost as unexpected. So shall it be in the US.

Like I said above, I hope I am wrong in my forecasts. However it is clear that the US Government is under the control of individuals intent on personal enrichment, or loyalty to a foreign nation above our own, and seeing no reason at all not to continue on their present course. Confrontation seems inevitable.

The founding fathers set up a nation in which government was by the consent of the people. We The People agreed to certain obligations, and the government we allowed to care for our national sovereignty agreed to abide by certain limits set forth in the Constitution. The present government has broken the agreement, discarding the Constitutional limits on their power and authority while at the same time piling more and more obligations onto the people. Were you able to refuse them? No? This more than any of the other reasons is why you have ceased to be a free human being, and are now a slave.

You are a slave. When you live under a government that takes your wealth and your children and lies to you to keep you docile and scares you to keep you obedient, how can it be otherwise?

You are a slave. You can stay that way, or not. It’s that simple. Nobody is coming to save you. There are no heroes, no cavalry riding to the rescue. Whether you and your children will live as slaves or as free human beings is entirely up to you.


[edit on 17-9-2009 by sanchoearlyjones]




posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Hey you!
You've got a great post up - it seems.
Can you do us all a favor and go back and stick in some page breaks and paragraph breaks.
My eyes are crossing reading through all that - but again - it's great stuff, so please - be nice to our eyes.



Will edit this in a sec when I'm through reading!




posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 01:42 PM
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aa my pal (:,its too long for me to read,even if it was the secret of life,but i get the idea nonetheless (:
its hard man,even if u see the truth,the world is so crushed its hard even for the enlightened ones to live



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Check, and thanks


Sorry about that, I didn't know if the full text would fit, but it did.



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Hi! slavery has always been! I'm sure your post is really good, for me-too many words...This guy nails it for me though! S&F - and spread, cause freedom is sacred



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Hey, thanks for the vid; am going to watch it now.

The message is relatively simple in the long paper. If You don't have the right to refuse at many levels, then You are a slave.

It does not take chains, blood, and whips to make a slave always, but can come from the enslavement of minds through ideologies.

The article is PACKED FULL OF POINTS where the US People are actually the same as any recognized slave population throughout time



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Wow 2 people so far that I saw saying that, even with so much truth being said here, there's too many words. That, in and of itself, goes to show how conditioned people really are.


Good post, Sancho, and so very true



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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Free range slaves . I have a full belly , somewhere to sleep and some cheap goods from China to distract me between working hours.


Surely we can organise ourselves better . First we have to break this crazy cycle of debt .

Ahhh but my belly is full ......and it is easy to while away the night in front of my P.C.

and so it goes ....



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Your correct in regards to the average Person being conditioned to turn away from many things; including long reads. I read the entire paper, and it was packed with great points; points that could be used to break previous false truthes, and wake so many People up.

After thinking about it before, and after complaints I decided it was necessary to post the paper in it's entirety............... It's actually an easily skimmed paper.

I don't blame People for their lack of desire, or inability to read such a lengthy paper as We all have been conditioned, or dumbed down. Do You realize how embarrassing it is to actually be out of the States, and most countries Peoples are at the least bilingual? Yet, the US American People are fed lies of false superiority continually. I just don't get it.


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The video has it on the mark. We have been conditioned through very basic ideology distortions. Literally taught to believe things that just aren't correct.........

I'm a Liberal......, but in the real sense of the word not the modern usage; ABSOLUTE UN MODERATED FREEDOM sense of the word is what I advocate. Yet, in today's World all of Our beliefs, and Our very languages are twisted in order to control us. Think about the word liberal. It should imply freedom in all regards, but somehow it is twisted into one of the paradigms of acceptable beliefs allowed by the PTB. There are many other beliefs, and words twisted in this same manner.

Now that so many beliefs, and words have been twisted, and the PTB have made as much progress in that direction that they can, the PTB are moving into high gear............... They are making the slavery more evident, and in all of Our faces.

One thing is exceptionally clear



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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hi Sancho, another great topic.

I would like to add that a good portion of the sheep cannot wake up because they are too busy trying to work, pay bills and put food on the table. They have little time to research and think about why the world works as it does. Of course this is all part of TPTB's plan and it works very well for them.

When I woke up it was like a floodgate had opened and I haven't looked back since. Sometimes I wonder if I should just give up and give in but then I discover another piece in the puzzle and decide to keep on trucking.

It's also comforting to know that there are others who have awoken from the Matrix with whom we can share our ideas and discoveries.




posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Very true. Year of the slave, Age of transparency - time and ability to see through the smoke and past the mirrors.

It's sad that it took so many so long to see it, and a shame that more will go to their grave, never to see.

S&F



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by Jomina
Wow 2 people so far that I saw saying that, even with so much truth being said here, there's too many words. That, in and of itself, goes to show how conditioned people really are.


Good post, Sancho, and so very true


Is that how bad it's got for some people?

They can't read one page of writing?

The article sounds spot on to me



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Thanks warrenb. I'm glad to see People posting about their own experiences with waking up. I know at times it can be difficult; especially wading through all the crud out there.

I remember for years my brother chose not to see the light of day, and it was his very employer who should him. He worked for the EPA in oil field site inspections. Consistently he was tasked with fining, and shutting down mom, and pop outfits, but consistently was ordered to leave the big boys like Exxon Mobil alone.

This made a profound impact on the way he looked at the World, and never has my bro' looked back as well.


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I think a strong factor in many People waking up now is the fact of ever increasing speed at which the NWO is moving.

The essay in the OP, and the videos other kind People posted all present the fact of a hurried pace.

I know We can stop this insanity, and it really won't take that much should We all stand up.



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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Year of the slave?

Oh it's safe to say every gen of over hyped teens and #ed-up mad older people with no lives, and wish to follow, will always have their 'year of the slave'



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Sancho- it's like how the Christians say once you have heard the 'word'- you can try and ignore it but there's no going back..same thing....I couldnt ignore this stuff now if I tried



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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I'm going to be the voice of dissent on this one.

People throw around certain words a little too often because they rile people up.

If you talk to people who have actually BEEN slaves that have lived in other countries but are now here in the US, they'd say that we're NOTHING like slaves.

People say that we're oppressed. I ask you to talk to someone who went through the black civil rights movement and ask them what THEY think.

People say that the government is taking away our rights, but more people have had more rights than ever before.

While the picture is not rosy, things are certainly not as bad as some people are making them out to be. The economy is in trouble, but it's starting to bounce back, the healthcare crisis is coming to a showdown and I honestly believe that we'll end up with a government run option for healthcare for those that want it.

Corruption in the government is the biggest problem I see right now. I don't think it's an organized conspiracy, but I think that it's rampant enough to be causing major disruptions to the system. Until we reign in corruption with penalties so extreme that to be corrupt means losing everything you have, I don't think it will be resolved.

I think it's a key factor in what's wrong with our government and I think all people who care about their lifestyle, whatever it may be, need to get more active and push towards reform.



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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I read the whole thing. It was interesting...because it is true. 95% of this country is too apathetic to even begin to care...



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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once You get the word You never go back...
I like that. The thing that amazes me is how many People do get the word, and simply throw it away.

They believe the MSM lies that the economy is getting better, and all is going to be good................ Did it occur to the People still buying the lies that the very People who've benefited from all the TARP because of their supposed mistakes are the same ones in control now............ How can anyone believe what is told by these entities???

I agree that for many once You hear the word, You never go back; I just don't know what that says about the rest......


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I think the more People start waking up to the truth, the closer We all come to freedom. The PTB are ratcheting up their domination; which means it will become more, and more evident. This in turn means more People will wake.

They are gambling that they will win before enough are awake to stand up, and against; I am going with the for sure bet We will win



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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Damn truth, all of it! Everyone needs to read this and realize!!

S&F



posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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Interesting that the link said something about the Romanian Revolution. Me and my brother were born in Timisoara. No doubt, many of you don't know that Timisoara was the first city in Romania to start revolting, then many others followed. It shows that if we can just get enough people, many will follow. After all, we humans are like sheep. If one heads one way, the others will soon follow.

Me and my brother have always had a rebellious attitude. But it is a righteous attitude, because we respect our parents and the U.S. government. We do however rebel against something that is just completely scandalous. I'm guessing that we picked this attitude up from our parents, and fellow Romanians when we were there.

There are countless examples of bravery, and righteous movements for the greater good. It all takes just one person to start something up. That one person can influence a neighborhood, that can influence the entire town/city, which then can influence states, thereby influencing the country. It is an aspect of humanity that has stood out, through time.

Funny that we ridicule people by calling them sheep, when in fact that same aspect of "sheep" can influence us to do great things. It is our power, it is numbers. It can be switched from controllable, to underestimated.









 
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