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US MUST WATCH: Let Your Life Be Friction To Stop The Machine!

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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"A brief and crucial history of the United States"


A dose of medicine for, sorry for lack of a better word, flag-waving 'patriots' in the USA.




In 1846, Henry David Thoreau, offended to his soul by the injustice of the American government’s invasion of Mexico, protested it and went to jail for his convictions. Later, in his essay On Civil Disobedience, he said this:




“If injustice is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.”




Transcript Can Be Found HERE!

This is a critical documentary.

A better pill, a very bitter pill for some, they're not even going to swallow it.

excerpt from the transcript/film.


For two hundred years Americans have been indoctrinated with a mythology created, imposed and sustained by a manipulating cabal: the financial elite that built its absolute control on the muscle and blood, ignorance and credulity, of its citizenry.

It has now metastasized into the corporate tyranny that owns and controls America. America began with the invasion of a populated continent and the genocide of its people. Once entrenched, it embraced enslavement of another race.

With those pillars of state in place, it declared itself an independent nation in a testament that proclaimed the equality of all mankind. In that monumental act of hypocrisy, America’s myth had its genesis.


What do you think ATS?
The documentary is very critical of how the US came to be, is critical of the Founding Fathers and highly critical of US policy.

i'll leave you with two more excerpts from the transcript.


It is the millions of us with no work and no hope in middle age whose jobs and homes have been devoured by the heartless fraud machine of Wall Street. It is the trashed and demolished weedlots of our major cities eroding in crumbling, fire-gutted ruin. It is the many towns and cities with industries shut down and factories deserted or dismantled and shipped overseas. It is our decaying, disintegrating public schools, our bankrupt states and counties, our overtaxed, antiquated public transportation systems, our obsolete, dissolving infrastructure, our bloated, irrational prisons complex, our punishing and inadequate health care disaster, and over it all, the repressive mechanism of our police state, armed and empowered, ready for use against the American people themselves.



This is where we are. The great question now is whether we as a nation can awaken from this long historic nightmare and face the terrifying and exhilarating prospect of living in the full light of reality without the false props and dishonest constructs of a hoodwinked, herded and dishonored people or, whether we have internalized the falsity and disease to such an extent that it has become an organic, overmastering form of insanity?


source for the article and documentary

PS.

NO, I'm not an American Citizen.


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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Surprisingly well put together, I liked it.
It might be a little too blunt and direct for the average American still stuck in the illusion.

Nice find.




posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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I am a huge fan of Henry David Thoreau. He never ceases to give immeasurable insight on life and the world.

"Thank god man cannot fly, for he would lay waste the sky as well as the earth." - Henry David Thoreau



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Not an American citizen...

Well, then: how can you give an accurate impression of the corruption of America, and the depth of its morals, and the integrity of its values, if you don't live here?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Although I do agree with much of this, it subtly comes across as though America was created with intentions to achieve the negative apex we are at today. No doubt this country of mine was created with and still to this day has a certain level of hypocrisy. If you solely focus on the negative you will miss some of the bright stars America has had. There are many moments when America made huge strides in securing the rights of all men. Now I've been as critical as the next when it comes to the early and current policies of this country, but I can never forget the men who gave all for true equality. Even Ideas with the best intentions have inherent flaws, a good example of this would be most religions. Good stuff though.
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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Well, then: how can you give an accurate impression of the corruption of America, and the depth of its morals, and the integrity of its values, if you don't live here?


The same way you can give an accurate impression of lets say: Adolf Hitler and WWII.

Reading books, news and i even travelled to the US. (several times)

Never said it was accurate.

Well let me rephrase that i found it accurate.

It's not me who is making these statements, i just tend to agree with them.

Did you watch the documentary?

Instead of attacking me on not being a US citizen.

Attack the information provided.

You know...? Don't shoot the messenger etc.

I'm not going to repeatedly defend myself on this stance everytime.

so please adress the documentary, not me.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Surprisingly well put together, I liked it.
It might be a little too blunt and direct for the average American

Same thing I was thinking.
This thread will not get much play, its too"in your face " for us Americans.
Its easier for most, to join a war thread and tow the line, than to think the real problems, the real terrorist , are here at home.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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I agree with the notion above that, though rooted in antiquated hypocrisy and self proclaimed notions of elevated racial superiority, specifically in regard to the treatment of the indigenous communities of North America and the subsequent enslavement of African peoples, this nation was Not created with the end goal of its citizens facing totalitarian control by a ruling financial elite. In contrary it was created to escape exactly that.

Our founding fathers were visionaries. I have read their works, and their ideologies, by and large, are sound...if that is a myth than I am guilty as charged in believing it. In fact I only wish their kind still existed in the world today.

Aside from that underpinning suggested in the introduction, this video was probably the most epic rant I have heard in a very long time. Thanks for sharing OP

S&F

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Nice in-your-face video. I can't rebut anything stated in it- sadly it's all true. American history was (and is still being) made on the bodies of tribal people either as slave labor or targeted militarily as "nuisance" populations.
Capitalism and it's corporate offspring have reached the nexus of their development where there are no new frontiers left, no countries to conquer or sell, no commodity left un-monetized. It now begins feeding on itself.

This is where we are, the crossroads of a future where either the people of world and it's resources are shared for the benefit of all or humanity becomes just another breed of livestock for the benefit of a select few.
I'm glad to be older and to have known freedom in my time but I fear my grandchildren may never have it

We will know the future within a few short years for it certainly cannot continue at this rate with America's population remaining complacent.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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you always have the great finds.

nice

we can overcome this crap though, we just have to outlast it all. be true
no limit, no truer judge than your heart. Do what you must.

you are officially part of my world

where ever there are people like you, they will always find a friend and ally in people like me.

Thank you. You give the whole world hope.
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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Very informative I knew everything that was said in this documentary and I agree with it as well. Keep up the good work OP

I think it is hard for people unaware of their own countrys history to swallow these simple and all encompassing facts that reveal the U.S. government and the corporations they constantly defend.




posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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It might be a little too blunt and direct for the average American still stuck in the illusion.


And i wonder what causes this?
Why is it so hard to accept one's nation has been founded on bloodshed and false premises.

Same goes for my country and the VOC but i have no problem accepting this matter.

I'm going to get flamed for saying this but i often think it has to do with a false sense of patriotism.

That if you don't agree with certain views or opinions you're no longer patriotic.

Well imo patriotism does NOT equal agreeing with the US government, its standards and policies.

Patriotism is doing and wanting the best thing for your country and citizens.

This video obviously shows decissions have been made that clearly weren't in the interest of us citizens.

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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you are officially part of my world

Where ever there are people like you, they will always find a friend and ally in people like me.

Thank you. You give the whole world hope.


Wow..


Was this directed towards me?

If so, thank you for your very kinds words!

You just made my day a whole lot better.

(if the comment wasn't directed towards me, please don't ruin my fantasy :lol



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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That little documentary has a lot of holes and missing factors. They seem to begin the film by putting the blame on the founding fathers, as if they acted as a single entity. No, they were a group of men, each of them with their own agenda. Some good, others bad.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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Wow!

I have never seen a piece put together that sums it up so well. So how long do you think before we can no longer share info or videos like this? You know it wont be long once these types of things go viral. I give it 2 weeks.


I trust that you have seen the video about Lybia and Gaddifi?



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 01:14 AM
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I indeed think this vid should go viral yet i won't.

Too much of an eye-opener.

Yes i've also seen the video on lybia amd ghadaffi.

It's the same plot over and over again, just different pretences.

Iraq - WMD's
Lybia - remove dictator from power
Iran - prevent them from getting nuclear capabilities.

But how ironic isn't it that the US and Israel are going after Iran when they BOTH got nuclear weapons as well, oh the hypocrisy.



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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All I can say is it made me feel as if I saw my father acting unmistakably as a pedophile after years of denial.

The good news is that for the first time, I have the courage and maturity to confront this evil with eyes wide open. The time has come.



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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you are officially part of my world

Where ever there are people like you, they will always find a friend and ally in people like me.

Thank you. You give the whole world hope.


Wow..


Was this directed towards me?

If so, thank you for your very kinds words!

You just made my day a whole lot better.

(if the comment wasn't directed towards me, please don't ruin my fantasy :lol


Pardon me for butting in. Your reply to the comment made my day. And proves to me that money has nothing to do with happiness.



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by zarp3333

Originally posted by kn0wh0w
reply to post by casenately
 





you are officially part of my world

Where ever there are people like you, they will always find a friend and ally in people like me.

Thank you. You give the whole world hope.


Wow..


Was this directed towards me?

If so, thank you for your very kinds words!

You just made my day a whole lot better.

(if the comment wasn't directed towards me, please don't ruin my fantasy :lol


Pardon me for butting in. Your reply to the comment made my day. And proves to me that money has nothing to do with happiness.


Please, feel free to 'butt in' at anytime!

But you're right though, money doesn't equal happiness.

Allthough it certainly is viable tool (for some) to reach a state of happiness.

Thanks for dropping by!



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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I am an American citizen and proud to be so, but not of my government, also a few weeks shy of 64. As a child growing up I was a fan of Henry David Thoreau, having been raised north of his home.

As a graduation gift from high school, the U.S. government gave me an induction notice for service in Vietnam.

I took Thoreau's ways, combined with my own, and refused to take a step forward and raise my right hand during Induction. I was sentenced to five years in a federal prison. I did two in and three on the street.

It is the right of every human to be the brakes amongst the madness of a machine gone wrong!
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