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Originally posted by Exopolitico
April 18, 2010. Dr. Richard Sauder, author of several books on secret underground bases, was arrested for peacefully protesting at a Minuteman III nuclear missile launch site near Parshall, Minot Air Force Base.
Thank you for writing to me about Richard.
Yes, it's just another sign of how oppressive our system is. Although, I suppose we should note that it has always been a crime to trespass on military ground and to approach a nuclear missile without authorization. :-) I am keeping all updated information about Richard's situation on his page, at keyholepublishing.com....
The latest news (which I read today) is that he will be held in the local county jail for another month. His trial date is currently set for May 21. Until that time, my understanding is that he will be held by county authorities.
I intend in the near future to make a direct inquiry with his attorney to find out anything else. I've held off doing so because it's clear his own attorney doesn't know much at this point. Anything I learn will be passed on via my site or to you, if you ask!
Wishing you the best.
Excerpts from the
Statement by Richard Sauder, Ph.D.
North Dakota, April 2010
"Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders."
("Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.")
These truths are self-evident:
Both major political parties in the USA are massively criminally corrupt; they are essentially political mafias, tools of the Fortune 500, Wall Street, the U.S. Federal Reserve and other nefarious interests.
The present government of the USA is so mobbed up, that 50% of the American people still cannot believe and do not understand, that the murderous attacks of 9-11 were an inside job by an incredibly Machiavellian, parasitic element that has insinuated itself deep into the guts of the American system, and that lurks there malevolently, devouring its host from the inside out.
But even that 50% remnant of “true believers” in the official propaganda will have their reflexive faith sorely tested as the events of the next year unfold. (see below for links on 9/11).
I am a strong proponent of good, honest, ethical government. I feel deeply that the government should adhere to its own rule book – the Constitution. However, the present USA government is so deeply riven with corruption that I cannot help but speak out.
That is one of the reasons that I have come here.
And that is why I have left a copy of the United States Constitution at this nuclear missile silo. All officers of the USA government swear to uphold and defend the Constitution. My important public service here today consists in calling attention to that simple fact.
Were I not a firm advocate of the principles of freedom as set forth in the U.S. Constitution of 1791, most especially as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, I would not trouble myself to travel all the way here to emphasize their importance in such a dramatic fashion.
But the hour is late, and the Bill of Rights is under assault. Freedoms and civil liberties that we have long taken for granted – the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom from unlawful search and seizure, freedom from arbitrary arrest and indefinite detention without trial, the right to habeas corpus – all of this and much more is threatened by a bogus body of so-called “law” that includes the Military Commissions Act, the Patriot Acts and an ever growing body of other similar, anti-freedom, unconstitutional, so-called “laws”.
The present United States Federal government is essentially a criminal syndicate or global mafia – it acts as a hyper-violent, militarily invasive, propaganda spewing, multi- trillion dollar money laundering machine, that seeks to unilaterally impose its will on the American people, and as much of the rest of the world as possible, by brute force and political deception. By any measure, the present USA government is a rogue regime, and now that it is a deeply corrupt empire in rapid decline, it is, perhaps, more dangerous than ever.
The American dollar is dying right now, as the world begins to turn its back on this increasingly worthless scrap of paper. In fact, the dollar is only worth about 5% today, in constant dollars, of the value it held when the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank was established in 1913. That is how destructive the Federal Reserve Act has been to the currency of the USA.
The dollar is done, you can stick a fork in it.
The American Constitution is very clear: in Article I it specifically states that nothing but gold and silver coin shall be accepted as tender for the payment of debts, and that the United States Congress shall have the power to coin money. These clauses have never been rescinded or abolished. They are still in full, legal force.
For that reason, as a reminder. I have left a copy of the United States Constitution at the nuclear missile silo, along with a one ounce, pure silver coin that depicts Lady Liberty, lightly covered in gold leaf, with a bouquet of flowers in her left arm, her right arm extended, and a golden rising sun at her feet.
It is a disgraceful testimony to the complete incompetence and thorough corruption of the United States Congress that in 1913 it illegally abdicated its own constitutional powers and voted the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank into existence.
Since that time, the USA government has permitted the U.S. Federal Reserve bank to flood the world with whole trainloads of paper currency, nominally worth trillions of dollars, but in reality this so-called American “dollar” is nothing more nor less than what it has always been all along, just a little scrap of paper.
That's the “wealth” of the American Empire. Trillions of little scraps of paper. That's all. There's precious little behind the so-called American “dollar” but printing presses frantically churning out tons more little scraps of paper.
We are facing Orwellian, totalitarian slavery. That's what they want to impose on us. That's the reason behind all the national identity cards, DNA data bases, surveillance cameras, GPS tracking devices in cars and trucks, digital micro-chipping of everything from A to Z, Internet surveillance and censorship, telephone taps, body and luggage searches and scans at airports, finger printing of air travelers and bank customers, interrogations at airline boarding gates, money laundering regulations, and more.
So do you want to be a slave or free? That's the question. Because if you want to be free, you're absolutely going to have to do something about it. Millions of people are going to have to go way outside of their comfort zone, that's the hard truth of the matter, because the status quo is simply not remotely acceptable for people who want to live as free human beings on this planet.
Don't imagine that you can just vote in the next criminally rigged election and a new set of corrupt politicians will somehow magically make things better. THEY WON'T. We are at a new stage now. The time for armchair blogging is over.
The time for action has arrived – and as I will explain below, my personal recommendation is for direct, creative nonviolence.
The time for action has arrived – and as I will explain below, my personal recommendation is for direct, creative nonviolence.
Why nonviolence? Simple. We are in the present dire straits that afflict the Earth and human race precisely because of centuries and millennia of violence. If violence could deliver us from our problems, it would have done so by now. Logically, only nonviolence can deliver a peaceful international order. We have been so cowed, so propagandized, so brow beaten, so deceived and so lied to by The Powers That Be and their craven minions that we have forgotten how to live in harmony with one another, at peace on our home planet.
Carried to its logical end nonviolence produces a planet at peace. If there were as systematic and organized a devotion to the pursuit of creative nonviolence as there is to industrial slaughter, otherwise known as war, this planet would be a veritable paradise of peaceful relations between peoples. But that experiment has never been conducted. Instead, for thousands of years we have seen a reflexive recourse to war – again and again and again, across cultures and regions, century after century after century. But it doesn't have to be that way, it really does not.
As a species and as individuals we could just as easily opt to turn to systematic nonviolence. And of all of the direct, creative nonviolent actions that individuals can perform, perhaps none is more powerful than the adamant refusal to cooperate with violence, the adamant refusal to cooperate with oppressive control structures, systems and institutions. As it happens, economic exploitation, oppression and debt peonage are behind a very great deal of the organized conflict and violence on this planet. And that brings up a supremely important topic. Please note well what follows.
Nuclear weapons are the ultimate, genocidal guarantors of the MATRIX control structure that The Powers That Be have established on this planet. Nuclear missiles represent the ultimate threat by The Powers That Be to wage apocalyptic warfare on the peoples of the world. They must be seen in their proper hyper-violent context: the willingness of The Powers That Be to do anything, anything at all, up to and potentially including killing hundreds of millions of people at a time, to maintain their nefarious control over this planet and its human population.
The spiritually illumined Indian sage, Gopi Krishna, was intently aware of the menace posed to humanity by nuclear weapons. He warned humanity many years ago of the dire dangers of nuclear war. He voiced his concern in a little 100 page book of poetic verse entitled, The Shape of Events to Come, available on the Internet and also widely available as a hard copy, printed book. I share Gopi Krishna's deep concerns about nuclear war.
That is one of the major reasons that I have journeyed so far to this nuclear missile silo. I would like to quote an extensive extract from Gopi Krishna's book, wherein he plainly warns about the grave peril we are in, writing directly from an expanded, heightened state of cosmic or universal consciousness. Click to read >>
The silence over the horrors of nuclear weaponry is a terrible silence that is purchased with huge amounts of hush money by powerful military, industrial, political and financial interests in the USA and elsewhere,
I cannot remain silent and passive in the face of such a profound threat to the human race. I am here today to openly defy those interests and I publicly invite millions of people to join me, in Germany, France, England, Ireland, Russia, China, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Japan, Korea, the USA, India, Pakistan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Iran, anyone and everyone, anywhere in the world.
Don’t cooperate with corrupt leaders. Withdraw your support and cooperation from them. You have a voice, use it! Stand up on your feet and claim your freedom! No one will do it for you, no one else can do it for you. The time for editorializing and blogging is drawing to a close. The time for action has arrived and it is my strong recommendation that our actions be creatively nonviolent, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, so as not to further inflame an already very violent national and international arena.
The White Rose Movement
I act today as part of the White Rose Movement, carried into action by the young German woman, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and other young university students and professors who bravely, nonviolently confronted the totalitarian Nazi regime during World War II.
The white rose is the movement's symbol. I therefore carry a bouquet of white roses in loving memoriam of Sophie Scholl and her friends, and also to signify that individuals of great vision, courage and ability will very soon appear on the world stage and will play a major role in the events that will unfold in the coming months and next few years. These persons will be cut from the same courageous mold as Sophie Scholl. Sophie and her friends were just the first of many still to come, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their precious gift and for the selfless example they bequeathed to us.
The White Rose Movement is creatively nonviolent, intergenerational, international, resourceful, innovative, profoundly courageous in the face of adversity, leaderless, decentralized and deeply devoted to the cause of world peace.
The White Rose Movement preferentially utilizes the nonviolent methods pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi in India, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the American South. We embrace nonviolence as a strategy for both tactical and philosophical reasons.
We desire a world without war; we want the military and paramilitary slaughter(s) to stop. And so we logically advocate nonviolence as an alternative to violence. Instead of bombs, missiles, guns, landmines, grenades, cannons, mortars, bayonets, submarines and aircraft carriers we employ nonviolence.
That’s it in a nutshell – we go out with roses in our arms and courage that surpasses all logical understanding in our hearts – and we nonviolently face down nuclear missiles, riot police, and even entire armies.
It is true that we may be arrested, criminally tried, jailed, mistreated, scorned, ridiculed, maybe even tortured or killed. But in the end there is no other way. In the end those who torment us and kill us will come to us and fervently beg our forgiveness for the murder they have done and the murder they have planned.
We do not shrink from controversy or avoid hard decisions. On the contrary, we apply creative nonviolence to the most difficult problems on the planet. If we want a better world there really is no other alternative. Creative nonviolence is the only pragmatic option we have and we will employ it from one end of this planet to the other with great valor.
If anyone comes pretending to be the White Rose Movement, as an agent provocateur, and they act with violence then they have automatically betrayed their falseness. These are the twin hallmarks of the White Rose Movement – the white rose as a symbol, and a dedication to nonviolence.
The tide is beginning to turn.
If you know where to look, you can see the first signs of it already. The age of despots and tyrants is beginning to draw to a close and they know that. So The Powers That Be will try to crush the White Rose Movement with military and police force, with guns, chains and jail cells. But they cannot defeat the White Rose Movement, indeed they fundamentally do not understand the White Rose Movement. Its goals and methods are foreign to their very nature, they cannot comprehend the movement or us. We are free human beings and they detest freedom, they abhor freedom. Slavery they understand, but not freedom.
The ordinary person lives in fear of the outbreak of war. But not The Powers That Be – they live in absolute dread that peace might take root, that freedom might suddenly sprout up everywhere like bushes of profusely blooming white roses.
And I promise you that I will oblige them. I have come all the way from Texas to plant a bouquet of white roses in the caterpillar treads of their war machine.
I stand here humbly proffering a bouquet of white roses to anyone who will accept them in good faith and asking as plainly as I can: “Won't you please accept these roses and walk with me, side by side, arm in arm, for just a little while?”
How to tell you all that is in my heart and mind?
We are approaching the turning of the age. It sounds a bit melodramatic, but it is nevertheless true. There are grand, sweeping cycles of time and history that the human race and the planet go through, and we have reached one of those globally significant points.
The hyper-violent patriarchal system has almost run its course and it is not long for this world. It is true that it will still wage violent war for awhile yet, or try to, and I am not minimizing that extreme danger, but seen from a long historical perspective it grows senescent.
By the year 2025 the new order will have begun in earnest, and this old order based on war and corrupt central banking will be fading away on every hand, indeed, that process has already begun.
At a deep, archetypal level the time has therefore come for an Age of Discernment and Wisdom. In a sense, the destiny of those who come next was long ago written in the stars. They will soon take the global stage and make their unique impact on world affairs felt in a never-before-seen way, as they creatively embody the spirit of the White Rose Movement and the nonviolent ethic of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The way lies open before them; this world is at their feet.
Why does it fall to me as an individual, comparatively obscure person to do this?
Well, have you noticed any of The-Powers- That-Be dinosaurs voluntarily relinquishing their hyper- violent, tight control?
If they had any sense of decorum they would be standing here in my place, but they are conspicuously absent, all of them. And thus it is my rare privilege to come in their stead to this remote windswept site to perform the ceremonial honors, and to speak the words, that they so fear.
As to why I have decided to conduct this momentous ceremony at Minot Air Force Base – why not Minot? I suppose it will do as well as any one of the many other places that I could have chosen.
The nuclear missiles here represent the very worst, genocidal expression of the violent side of the oppressive social control system that has afflicted the planet for many millennia.
There is a further irony in the Pentagon's decision to place a nuclear missile field here in the northern plains, in North Dakota.
For years, the farmers in the nation's mid-section, including in North Dakota, have endured the indignity and hardships imposed on them by the huge industrial agriculture and food processing corporations such as Monsanto, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland – who dictate ruinous seed policies, manipulate crop prices, and have driven many struggling farmers to the edge of personal and financial ruin, and right out of business.
It should be well understood by one and all, that these nuclear missiles are here to ultimately protect the corrupt Wall Street culture of predatory, vulture capitalism as practiced by Monsanto, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland and a host of other corporations.
Every farmer who is driven into bankruptcy and out of business, every farm that is taken by the big banks and big agriculture conglomerates, is another arrow shot through the heart of America's bread basket by Big Agriculture and their criminal Wall Street accomplices.
That is the system that these nuclear missiles are propping up. It's all about corporate profit taking, leaving a long line of devastated small towns and bankrupt farmers in its wake.
The uncomfortable reality is that, if these nuclear missiles are ever used, the world that the people of North Dakota know and love will be going bye-bye that very same day, never to return.
So the nuclear missiles aren't really about preserving freedom and democracy or a quiet, rural way of life. No, they are here to prop up and globally enforce an iron fisted, planet-wide, corporate control system that is just as dedicated to using vulture capitalism to pick the bones of family farms and small towns in the Dakotas, as it is to exploiting farmers in India, or miners in Chile, or sweat shop labor in Mexico or China.
So the nuclear missiles have to go and they will. I have accordingly come here to help hasten the day of the departure of nuclear weapons from the earth.
I recognize that I stand here on ancient, Native American lands. One of my several reasons for coming to this nuclear missile silo is to personally make amends, in some small way, for the horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity that the United States Army committed against Native Americans here in the Dakotas, and elsewhere on this continent, in past centuries, and for which the U.S. Military has never fully adequately apologized or made reparations.
Though I am Caucasian I wear a simple feathered headdress that I fashioned myself, as a gesture of respect for the richness and ancient heritage of Native American culture.
As a further gesture of respect in that vein, I have also brought a small pouch of Virginia tobacco to this place, as a token of gratitude to the land and the living spirits that it harbors.
I have traveled here from Texas, but I am a native Virginian. I grew up in Varina, Virginia where John Rolfe established his Varina Farms tobacco plantation, almost 400 years ago, and where he married and lived with Pocahontas, the young Native American woman known to history as the daughter of the Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy.
And so I come here as a Varinian and a native Virginian, bringing something of the essence of that district and that state with me here to North Dakota. And I leave here as a ceremonial gift a pouch of Virginia tobacco, symbolic of the matrimonial union of John Rolfe and Pocahontas, their marriage itself being a symbol of the union of the European and Native peoples and cultures on this continent.
I have made the crystal necklaces I am wearing, both the large and small one, of numerous crystals of diverse sorts, from all over the world-- Brazil, Mexico, Peru, New York, Arkansas, Delaware, Texas, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, the Congo, India, Tibet, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Many other large crystals adorn my headdress – from Arkansas, New York, Tibet and Brazil. The crystals represent the living Earth. The feathers in my headdress are from the Rio Grande species of the North American wild turkey. Benjamin Franklin felt that the American wild turkey should be the national bird. I agree! For me the wild turkey exemplifies the natural spirit of this continent.
The necklace of seashells is from the shores of Lake Qaroun in Egypt's Fayoum Oasis, purchased from a shy little Egyptian girl who had been aggressively elbowed aside by a noisy crowd of older and much larger children selling their handmade seashell necklaces beside the road on a grey and desolate winter's day. The sandalwood bead necklace is from India, as a token of respect for Gopi Krishna, and the high, spiritually illumined state of enlightenment that he attained. Humanity has opulent crown jewels and Gopi Krishna is one of them, one of India's mighty spiritual lions, a self-realized master.
Beginning this year and continuing over the next several years there will be many dramatic changes, including:
- Geological changes and changes in the sea
- Revelations concerning the many secret underground and undersea bases and tunnels that exist all over the world
- Intelligent extraterrestrial life forms and beings
- Unbelievable criminality at the U.S. Federal Reserve and at Vatican City in Rome
- Illegal Black Budget operations of the CIA
- Information cover-ups at NASA
- and much more.
Much of this will be positively astonishing in scope and import, but I leave it to others to provide most of those details.
The true whistle blowers have yet to appear, but as they come forth publicly they will have plenty to reveal.
By the year 2025 the Earth and the human race will have gone through a great transition period. In a very real sense, you might say that it is as if we are going to switch from one time line to another. Of course, time will not actually stop, though it may almost seem that way, because the changes that we will experience will be on such a vast, grand scale, there is no question of that.
The Hopi people have for thousands of years had a teaching that in this period of history we would be faced with a great choice between war and peace, between destroying the Earth and living in harmony with the Earth.
I am accordingly calling a global referendum on this question of war or peace, planetary destruction or global harmony. This question is far too important, far too vital to be left to the judgment of kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, generals and admirals. For untold centuries we have placed our faith and trust in them and they have deeply betrayed us time and again, repeatedly plunging the world into war and causing every conceivable variety of mischief for the peoples of this planet.
So I hereby call a Global Referendum on this question.
Let the “voting” begin.
For my part, I have come here to North Dakota to personally cast a decisive vote for the time line characterized by global peace and harmonious cooperation with the rest of the biosphere on this planet, and with the actual planet itself.
I am weary of war and preparations for war. I am weary of cut-throat economic competition that astronomically enriches a very few tycoons and plutocrats at the expense of almost every one else on the planet.
We need cooperative, mutually beneficial economic arrangements, and harmonious relations between peoples and nations on this planet.
As a symbol in that regard, I have left a skein of multi-colored Red Heart yarn at the missile silo to signify that here the thread of a new, world-wide narrative begins. It is a new global narrative with heart.
It is a narrative that we, the many peoples of this planet, will weave together as we jointly reestablish a humane sovereignty on Earth that answers to the deepest, spiritual urgings of the human heart and the needs of the living Earth herself -- as opposed to the harsh, cold, murderous, exploitive, econometric calculus of the central bankers, Wall Street, the Fortune 500 corporations, and the war planners of the military-industrial-espionage complex.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We are faced with the fierce urgency of now.” And so now is when we start. Not in the next life time, not ten years from now, but now, this year, this spring, this summer. The time for endless armchair blogging and editorializing is rapidly drawing to a close; the time for direct, creative nonviolence has arrived.
Thus begins the Year of the international blossoming of the White Rose Movement.
The conch shell that I carry signifies the announcement and broadcast of this entire message to the whole world.
Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.
Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.
-- Richard Sauder
Originally posted by Skyfloating
If its only a temporary arrest thats good publicity for him. Really enjoyed his books on Underground Bases.