Please note that this is quite a long read and I have decided to post it after the request by some in another topic and over time.
Freedom Forthcoming: A Short Revolution Manifesto
Disclaimer Please note that this article is in no way encouraging people or advocating illegal activities to be taken, nor is it
intended for recruitment of any shape or form. This document simply relates to hypothetical information and situations. Thank you.
I cannot say that I know what it is like to fight on the battlefield. With the exception of school yard scuffles and threatening encounters, I have
led a life of nonviolence. However, what I can say is that I have led a life ridiculed by the system in which people have come to know as normal in
the United States. Myself, along with those close to me have become victims to the capitalist society that imaged itself as a Democracy and a free
market. The sad truth is that if ever it were these things, the United States of America did not have a long journey into the bowels of corruption
that destroyed the legacy and vision the founders of the country had in mind.
Today, economic turmoil and negligence on account of those in charge leaves the people feeling hopeless in exchange for their security. Those in
power have made the populace believe that in order to remain safe in the war ravaged world, ravaged coincidentally by our very own wars, they must
sacrifice their liberty. While conspiracy theorists argue over the means that those in power have used to gain such firm control over the people, I
believe that the simple answer is closest to home. Quite simply the people of this nation chose complacency in modernism over activism through
conservative ideals set forth in our founding.
But even those who still choose to carry the flame of the voiceless, remain unheard and censored in a sea of uncaring corporate ideals and
corruption. Money and materialism holds the loudest voice in America in these modern times and thus it holds the most sway. Regardless of how far the
global economy plummets and America is ousted for the monetary schemes it has provided for over the last century, greed of wealth, greed of fame, and
greed of power will continue to hold paramount over these 50 United States.
Before I go on to outline my conclusion on the mess that the country has become, allow me to first say that which should quell the voices of all
those who feel that peaceful activism will allow us a path to releasing this country from the grip of the elite. I have watched for over a decade the
peaceful demonstrations that set upon our nation’s capitol and various other locations. I have observed as the leaders of this great nation ignored
the signs, the voices, and the requests of the masses who turned out in great number. I have watched as taxes were opposed, as wars were called to
end, and as laws were passed regardless of public opinion. In short, I have watched as the leaders of this so called “Republic” failed to
represent the citizens of this country and so therein sealed their fates.
When I was eleven years old I fell in love with the founding document of the United States, The Declaration of Independence. It was through this
simple document that an experiment of freedom began and ultimately failed as people were incapable of holding up their end of the bargain. Though I
feel the entire document is an amazing piece of literature in and of itself, the opening text always stood out among all the rest:
-bold emphasis placed by me.
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to
assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect
to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it
is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its
powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long
established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to
suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses
and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty,
to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —“
This founding document warned us of what was to come should we allow the stranglehold to slip over the head of liberty. It explained that the people
would rather suffer and deal with what they were given, simply because they had become accustomed to it – much like can be said of today. And
lastly, it stated the way America should be, and what the American people must do if ever the way of freedom and equality was broken – “it is
their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
They laid out the plan that they were about to enact to do the very same thing that the American people need to do today in order to restore the
nation to the greatest nation on Earth. They called for a REVOLUTION – and that is exactly what I am calling for today.
The arguments against such actions are plentiful indeed. It is a modern belief that peaceful action is able to achieve great strides in the modern
world. Yes those in power still would use violence against us. They would turn our freedoms against us in a moment if only it meant that their grip on
power would hold firm just a little bit longer.
As stated prior, peaceful action has had no effect on our government thus far, why would anything change about such actions today? Well, some would
like to source the Indian Revolution and the works of one Mahatma Gandhi and his strict stance on non-violence. While many perceive this as the
greatest account of successful peaceful change in modern history, what many don’t take into account is the difference between American and Indian
culture, and the differences that made the peaceful protests possible. While those involved in the Indian independence movement found no problem
sacrificing their daily lives and luxuries for the chance at chance, Americans embrace laziness and conformity, finding solace in keeping to
themselves and living life as normal as it has ever been. Americans are incapable of giving up their luxuries by choice, simply because the past
generations have been raised to follow the American way where everything in life was plentiful.
The only problem is that the American way was a lie. There was always a drastic separation between the wealthy, the middle class, and the poverty
stricken in the United States, much more than any other country in the world. The world of American “plenty” never existed for some people, but
that did not stop the idea from imbedding itself into the minds of the people via government propaganda. American people have been led to believe that
the United States is the greatest country on Earth, regardless of its short comings and dirty secrets that are swept under the rug. They are taught to
be happy with what they have and not to question the status quo because no matter how bad it is perceived to be here, through brainwashing and
propaganda; Americans will always believe that there in nothing better or capable of being better besides their current situation. They may complain
and silently demonstrate their displeasure, but in the end, no average American will risk giving up what they have in a hope for something better.
That is why in the end, no matter how much we hope and try for peaceful change in the United States, even if corruption is outright revealed in the
face of all the public eye, there will never be enough people willing to risk what they have for the greater good. Materialism and object dependence
has taken a hold on people so much that even the simplest of acts that would stop our government in its tracks and make them listen seem like an
effort beyond capability to most everyone.
I wish for world peace as many other people do, but I am no blinded by such an obsession to believe in the unity and advancement of our species where
it does not exist. As much as some people would like to believe that our civilizations have advanced past the used of brutal war, killing, torture,
and forcing beliefs on people – we are no more advanced today that during the time of the Crusades or Spanish Inquisition; only today we do a better
job at hiding it.
So it is with great regret that in 2009 I came to the conclusion that this country will see a second American Revolution within the next five years,
and if it did not start by then on its own, I would have to be the one to set the wheels rolling.
Following the trends that I saw in the leadership abilities, the economy, and the general suffering of the people as it grew worse over the years –
I knew that before long there would be those that took to the streets, those that life had spared nothing for, and those that had anger to unleash. It
came as a surprise to me when other countries stepped forward first; the Middle East, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom, all locations not
specifically known for their histories of liberty and freedom, yet the people chose to rise instead of take the abuses any longer.
Some were full blown revolutions, others were simply acts of anarchy, leaderless rebellions against the status quo. I felt a feeling of pride for all
of these people as each action was revealed, not in support of the criminality that was involved in some of the acts, but the fact that there were
people that actually acted upon their beliefs in this world. In the United States, with the exception of a few roving bands of disgruntled youths, the
people have remained calm and cool in the face of impending economic collapse, ignorant leadership, and broken livelihoods. Instead of rising up
against the reasons for their hard ships, the people in tent cities across the United States patiently suffer because no one will act. Fear has become
contagious and leadership has become extinct – for it is the leaders that must be willing to face the scrutiny and quite possibly forfeit their
lives to initiate the cause.
The time has come in America for someone to take the reins of the resistance and lead those who would hope for a better future. That is why I am
here. I do not want to lead because I crave fame or power. I do not want to lead because I want to enforce my will upon other people. I do not want to
lead because I crave violence and people in my iron sights. I lead because nobody else will. Everyone else wants to play the game with the same rules
that those in power have laid before you, but they don’t realize that the game is rigged, and they will never rigged.
I am no different than any person reading this here today. I have led an average life but I have faced the hardships that many cannot lay claim to.
For that I have come to know that the one thing that I despise most in the world is a cage, and most of all, being in that cage. I have come to
understand that I would rather die than to be a part of the vicious cycle that is normalcy in American lives, the cycle that begins with your
enslavement to work, the necessity to buy and consume, and then death with no fulfillment of life. I know my right and those of everyone else. I do
not fear my government and I know that my government should fear me. The government fears all of us, because without us, they don’t even exist.
With that said, this manifesto will outline not the steps taken to succeed in such a revolution, but the steps that need to be taken to ensure that
anarchy does not follow, that government is restored quickly, and that all attempts to corrupt the government and its members in the future can be
prevented forthright. Do note that in the complete version of this manifesto, the rules of engagement and strategies of the revolution may also be
included. However, this version will not be made available to the public until further notice. Rest assured, all strategies are focused on minimizing
the risk of civilian involvement and, if capable, preventing all casualties.
To be continued in the following posts.