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The Face Of Your Enemy III: The Invisible Prison

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:07 PM

Behind a smile
There's danger and a promise to be told
You'll never get old
Life's fantasy
To be locked away and still to think you're free
You're free
We're free!

Black Sabbath - Die Young

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it is profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."

Frank Zappa

The Face of Your Enemy III: The Invisible Prison

For many the ultimate fear is that one day jackbooted soldiers will pound on the door and take us and our loved ones away to some interment camp - where we will be stripped of our rights, implied, basic, and those lawfully awarded us - left only to slave as laborers until we die a lonely, desperate, and unsung death. For years the rumblings about]FEMA camps have caused many a conspiracy theorist to lose sleep and to pack their bug out bags carefully. After all, the loss of self-determination violates every single aspect of the human condition. It is morally repugnant to anyone of sound mind. So the terror of the idea seizes us... and just as we would do with shapes moving in the darkness... we watch carefully - even as we fight our reflexive need to simply look away and ignore the danger.

We fidget and whistle, hoping that the bogeyman never comes near.

What if I were to tell you that the good news is that TPTB do not need such camps at all? That the logistics of one percent of the population trying to imprison the remaining ninety-nine percent were simply too untenable for such things to even be remotely possible? What if I were to say that the good news is that it actually would be contrary to a globalist agenda to imprison the lions share of the population? Would that help you better to sleep at night? I know it helps me do so!

But don't relax too quickly...

What if I were to tell you the bad news? That these camps are not a threat to use because they would be redundant? What if I were to offer, to you, the theory that we are all already so thoroughly and effectively imprisoned that escape is virtually impossible? Would that shock you? Anger you? Trouble you?


Would you like a tour of the prison you are currently in? Please, allow me...

Part I - Borders

If we are going to discuss our prison, we might as well begin with the most obvious construct of our virtual jail. Borders. These are the most easily understood and accepted walls that surround us. In fact most of us are happy to have borders. Border, after all, are what keep us safe from them. The fact that borders ( excluding natural barriers, such as mountain ranges, rivers, or coastlines ) are simply lines on a map - and have no real world tangibility - is something most of us don't seem to care about. Lines on maps make us comfortable. They inform us about ourselves. From above, panning out, our street gives way to our neighborhood, then to our community, then to our county, state or province, region, nation, continent, and hemisphere. Each of these outward steps informs us of who we are. Who we were born as. And who we choose to be.

If the natural boundaries and lines on a paper map don't work to keep things comfortable for us - then we build walls and hire armed personnel to make sure that those lines on the map are made real. That they become tangible.

Rarely do we stop to think of three very important things about borders...

1) Even as they serve to keep them out - they also serve to keep us locked in.
2) The nations on the other sides of those borders probably are as xenophobic about them as you are. They don't want you making any unannounced visits either.
3) In most cases your self-identity was defined by the borders you were born into - something you had absolutely no choice in whatsoever.

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.

Normal Mailer

So now that we see the most visible wall of our prison more clearly... Let us move a bit deeper inside our comfortable little gulag.

Part II - Property, Possessions, and Debt: Stuff You Own That Owns You

Now to take a look at the shackles that keep us in our prison. The strange and abstract concept of debt:

Screen shot]US Debt Clock

Scary isn't it? And that's before our personal, individual credit debt:

Today, the average American owes approximately $47,000. To put that number in perspective: It costs approximately $35,000 to start either an H&R Block or a 7-Eleven franchise; $40,000 can buy a three-bedroom house in some parts of Orlando, Fla., (and home prices are similar in hard-hit neighborhoods across the country); and one year at a private high school will run about $50,000.

Our average level of debt is also more than most of us earn in a year. For 2010 (the latest year for which figures are available), the Social Security Administration calculated that the average American salary was $41,673.83.]Source for this information

Though the numbers are reminiscent of Heisenberg and his uncertainty principle - always changing and impossible to directly nail down - using the above for the sake of example: Each and every one of us reading this is arguably chained to about $97,957.00 worth of debt.

Debt is an insidious method of imprisonment because not only does it give others power over us; It also plays upon several aspects of our human nature. Being in debt forces us to feel obligated. It plays upon our inherent desire to do right by others. The vast majority of us want, very much, to be regarded in high esteem by our peers and our community in general. Pride makes us highly desirous of paying our own way and paying our own bills. Those who seek power understand that about us. It's how they've gotten us to accept usury as a normal way of life - despite the fact that even the ancients knew the evils inherent to the practice:

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon interest.

Deuteronomy 23:20 Unto a foreigner thou mayest lend upon interest; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon interest; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou puttest thy hand unto, in the land whither thou goest in to possess it.

From above link entitled "usury"

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Of course usury isn't really the problem. It's just a means to an end. It's a symptom and not the illness.The real villian here is our love of STUFF

That's right. Take a look around you. Look at your nice home, the car(s) in the driveway, the TV, the computer, the pit group-reclining-sectional sofa in your living room, the king sized bed, the closet full of clothing, the pantry full of food... all things that shackle you in a prison of your own making! Decaying bits of material that shined brightly enough to make you trade freedom for material tethers. But don't feel bad. We're all suckers for things. These chains are much more comfortable for us than the traditional type. So I think we can forgive ourselves this once for aiding and abetting our own jailers. Besides... if we're going to be prisoners in this life - then why not be comfortable in our cells. Right?

And, hey, owning the land that your own cell sits upon is at least a way of creating some normalcy... of having some control. So... what's a thirty year, variable rate mortgage if it helps things remain, at least, constant.

It's all about necessary evils... the suspension of analysis that makes it work.

And, speaking of work:

The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.


Ninety thousand hours? Just to make these numbers less abstract, ninety thousand hours equals 10.27 years ( full 24 hour days ), 11,250 work days ( eight hour shifts ), 534 TGIFs, 540,000 minutes, and 324,000,000 seconds.

Factor in intangibles, like the time it takes us to get to and from work, shopping for all this stuff, and using it as well.. and we begin to see why no prison walls are needed to keep us in line. We are already too exhausted and emotionally dedicated to the stuff we've worked so hard for to even think about wanting to escape... We are betrayed by our own sense of ownership.

Unfortunately there are steel bars and walls in this prison that are much more personal than work, property, or stuff. Much more than our own greed and need for comfort is out to betray us...

Part III - Ties That Bind and Putting The "Convict" into Conviction

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

John Paul II

For most of us thinking about our family, friends, neighbors, and community doesn't leave us feeling as though these people might be somehow interfering with our actual freedoms. But the truth is that all social relationships, by their very nature, tend to inhibit personal freedom. But, as any parent knows... even if we don't mind the imposition others may burden us with - the imposition and loss of freedom does exist. If not directly - as in the case of a family to support - then indirectly, in the form of peer pressure. The need to be accepted by the group and to feel a part of something is right up their with the human need for air, water, food, and hope. Belonging is hard wired into us. The urge to conform for the sake of acceptance is a very compelling master. While we all love to stand out for excellence and exceptionalism... very few of us are willing to brave enough to face ostracism for the sin of non-conformity. So we tend to go with the flow as often as we can.

Family also leads us into the trap of being hyper-protective against all things that we rightly or wrongly perceive as threatening. Where family is concerned, we circle the wagons, thus pulling the walls of our virtual prison in on ourselves and our loved ones. In finding those we choose to trust - we end up automatically trusting all others even less.

As if this pressure were not enough, it is actually just the beginning of the problem. For, in our desire to belong we begin to collect labels... We forge our individuality, not by absolute self-creation. Rather, we do it by knitting together our own recipe of labels from a predetermined smörgåsbord of choices that lay before us. These labels are where the real difficulties begin. These are the differences that cause us all to become not only inmates in the invisible prison... In these divisions we end up doing the guards work for them...

There are inmates and there are convicts. A convict has a certain code. And he knows to show a certain respect. An inmate, on the other hand, pulls the pin on his fellow man. Does the guard's work for them. Brings shame to the game. So, which are you gonna be?

The Guv: The Chronicles of Riddick

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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With every one of the labels we allow ourselves to identify with, the walls of our prison become more solid and menacing - as we alienate ourselves from many others who might, one day, aid and abet in breaking those walls down.

“Politically speaking, tribal nationalism [patriotism] always insists that its own people are surrounded by ‘a world of enemies - ‘one against all’ - and that a fundamental difference exists between this people and all others. It claims its people to be unique, individual, incompatible with all others, and denies theoretically the very possibility of a common mankind long before it is used to destroy the humanity of man.”

Hannah Arendt

Do you feel a strong identity and pride about your race? White, black, red, brown, or yellow? Bricks in the wall around you.
Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Hindu, Athiest, Luciferian? More bricks.
Republican, Democrat, Libertarian? Still more bricks.
Conservative, liberal, moderate? And again.
Identify with your nationality? More of the same.
Are you a member of a club, society, organization, bowling league??? More degrees of separation from others still.

In an ultimate irony... the very things we seek out as a means of fulfillment or self-identity almost universally serve to set us apart from the rest of the inmates in our worldwide prison. Our convictions make us into convicts. They cause us to see outsiders as different... and upon seeing those differences we retreat into our own cells, behind our own walls. And we, mindlessly and happily, close our own cell doors so that we can be us and they can be them.

Ultimately it's all predictable as segregating ourselves away is normal - for those who...

Part IV - Fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear. - Frank Herberts' Dune

Now we've reached the wet, icy bars of our prison. The very inner sanctum of the dungeon itself... Fear. This is the penultimate tool of incarceration used against us.Insecurity, panic, constant threat... these are powerful weapons. They are powerful tools of control...And, since it applies now - and since anyone who knows me, would tell you that I cannot resist a chance to quote my favorite character of all time... so forgive me as I do...

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”


Fear is the most obvious form of controlling the masses. Even Thomas Jefferson understood this, long before psychology was even a science...

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

In his 2004 BBC documentary film series, The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, the journalist Adam Curtis argues that politicians have used our fears to increase their power and control over society. Though he does not use the term "culture of fear", what Curtis describes in his film is a reflection of this concept. He looks at the American neo-conservative movement and its depiction of the threat first from the Soviet Union and then from radical Islamists. Curtis insists there has been a largely illusory fear of terrorism in the west since the September 11 attacks and that politicians such as George W Bush and Tony Blair had stumbled on a new force to restore their power and authority; using the fear of an organised "web of evil" from which they could protect their people. Curtis's film castigated the media, security forces and the Bush administration for expanding their power in this way. The film features Bill Durodié, then Director of the International Centre for Security Analysis, and Senior Research Fellow in the International Policy Institute, King's College London, saying that to call this network an "invention" would be too strong a term, but he asserts that it probably does not exist and is largely a "(projection) of our own worst fears, and that what we see is a fantasy that's been created."

Wiki - Culture of Fear

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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With the whip of fear in hand, our overlords can convince us of just about anything. All they require to accomplish this is merely an understanding of our instinctive fight or flight reactions. And an understanding of it they certainly have. Currently DAARPA is spending a great deal of money studying the the neuroscience of threat response. A double edged sword. Not only could they use this as a means of instilling terror and fear in the masses - but they can also use it to eliminate fear in thier chosen protectors.

And there's so much for us to fear these days. Have you noticed? We fear war, crime, disease, natural disaster, addiction, death, loss, bankruptcy, unemployment, financial depression, hyper-inflation, infrastructure failures, car accidents, guns, banks, being poisoned by our foods, medications, and everything else under the sun... including one another. It's almost like it would be easier to list the things not worthy of fear, in this day and age, than to try and list all of the things that are.

Fear... The perfect behavioral modification device - and the most contagious of all social diseases. One that is readily and easily transmitted through unprotected contact with...

Part V - Media - The Ultimate Addiction

Where would we be without media? Television, Internet, radio, games, movies, music, books, newspapers... Media is almost literally synonymous with "relaxing" and "escapism". If this world, and our societies really are prisons for us, then surely media is the one thing that allows us to fly, free, even if only in our own minds. It cannot be that media is complicit in this plot to imprison us. Can it?

The answer to that question is a very troubling "Yes... Yes it can. And it is."

Not only does media suck us in and keep us from being productive. Not only does it dumb us down by mostly appealing to the lowest common denominator. But media actually influences the way we think... and in some ways that we are not even aware of. Subliminal stimuli, neuro-linguistic programming ( NLP ), destabilisation, gaslighting, indoctrination], and the influence of Propaganda.

In addition media also has literally grown to the point of dictating identity to us. It tells us what to wear, what to drive, what to eat, where to eat it, who to like, what to do, and who to admire. It is truly a one stop shopping experience for mind control. And since media attacks on all fronts - one would literally have to drop themselves into the middle of a rain forest or desert to avoid it... And even then ones smart phone might just get a signal... and the media would strike.

One of medias most insidious tricks has been to convince us of the existence of the anti-hero... the person who refuses to conform to society norms... the outcast...

Funny thing. Did you ever notice just how alike all of the outcasts are? In their attempt to rebel against media dictated identity, they usually end up becoming as much of a cliché' as anyone else. There seemingly is no way to escape the labels that John Hughes so brilliantly presented us with in his film The Breakfast Club

Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clark: ...and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case...
Claire Standish: ...a princess...
John Bender: ...and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.


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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Another interesting thing about media... It can actually tell us exactly what is happening, right to our faces, and we still don't act! Countless times media instructs us of the nightmare we face in this prison we call life. George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Thomas Pynchon, and several other writers... More musicians than I can count, and more prophetic, dark, dystopian films than one could watch in a months worth of straight viewing. From Metropolis (1927) right through upcoming films like the upcoming Dredd 3D - our jailers seem to be mocking us, right to our faces... and laughing heartily that not only do we endure the abuse... We actually chose it, pay good money for it, and truly enjoy it.

And I bet you never even realized just how masochistic we really are!

sneaking in an awesome list of dystopian films here, just for my ATS family!

Part VI - Closing thoughts

And thus ends this impromptu tour of our citizen warehousing detention facility. I do apologize for the hurried nature of our tour - but the inmates must not be disturbed. Besides, all of you have a veritable lifetime to get to know the lay of the land here. After all, this prison has no walls... it has no boundaries... it is everywhere and everything. The wardens are fairly generous. They will allow you to make your little corner of this prison into anything that you wish it to be. You can decorate, you can remodel. You can even pretend that you're not a prisoner at all. Those who control the place simply are not terribly concerned about the actions of the inmates. They don't worry because they know the truth...

Nobody has ever escaped and nobody ever will.

The questions raised outnumber any answers I've managed to come up with. Free will seems, to me, to be a very real and tangible thing. I find myself wanting to hold onto it with both hands. But even as I do, the more rational corners of my mind insist upon telling me that choice, will, and freedom are all pretty illusions... The lies we tell ourselves because to see the truth would be to see the walls of our prisons.

Thanks for reading!


Other pieces in the puzzle:

The Face of Your Enemy
The Face of Your Enemy II: CYBER TYRANTS!!!
The Revolution is at your door RIGHT NOW!!!
Operation Opportunism: Tragedies Being Used To Undermine Your Rights!
Blame The Real Bad Guys - The Power Behind Super Powers
Are You Offended??? SO WHAT!!!
Dissent: The Dangerous Words

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by Hefficide

Nice approach to the subject. Thanks! It reminds me why I love Fight Club so much (missing from your Dystopian film list[!])

Are you suggesting that pure anarchy is the only solution? Would you say that being sociopathic is actually a step toward freedom being that one wouldn't feel fear or remorse for going against our social contracts?

posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by Templeton

Anarchy and/or violence won't work here. The prison we live in is as much self-imposed as it is imposed by external forces. There are no walls to smash, no bars to bend, and no guards to attack. So violence and randomness would be impotent tools of change.

To be honest, I'm not sure there is any way to escape. Maybe the ultimate truth is that the only real power we can have is to subjugate other inmates into complying with our will. That's what TPTB do, right? And we all know what would happen if we did take the top 1% out... we'd instantly find out that we had a brand new top 1%... and this would be true until we'd fought down to the last surviving human. He'd gain freedom, in that case, but lose all hope of power.

It's a Gordian knot that I haven't found a way to untie yet.


posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:48 PM
Stopped by to scan & bump earlier. I wuz kind o' busy. You hit a home-run, Soldier!

In addition media also has literally grown to the point of dictating identity to us. It tells us what to wear, what to drive, what to eat, where to eat it, who to like, what to do, and who to admire. It is truly a one stop shopping experience for mind control. And since media attacks on all fronts - one would literally have to drop themselves into the middle of a rain forest or desert to avoid it... And even then ones smart phone might just get a signal... and the media would strike.

One of medias most insidious tricks has been to convince us of the existence of the anti-hero... the person who refuses to conform to society norms... the outcast...

Mostly gone. Yup. But there's still one or two, here or there. You are one of them.

In our Hegelian Dialectic handcuffs, the anti-hero becomes hero--and in a world of meme warfare, guerilla fighters are needed. can I escape my little cell(phone) hmmmm...

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:38 AM
As long as they can track you then you are in their jail.


posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:05 AM
Good thread
love the debt countdown

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:25 AM
Nicely done!


Nobody has ever escaped, nobody ever will

I somewhat disagree with this notion, only in theory...
Only to say that in order to escape, one must give up everything that one has acquired.
A person must actually understand that we willingly accept all this fiasco.

And to escape, a person would have to completely walk away.
Put down the idea that money is needed to survive, learn the skills lost, and walk.
As hard as we all say it is to do, and it truly is, a walk is all that's needed.
But we keep reproducing and teaching our young that this is the only way.
All we are doing is spreading the fear, generation by generation.

I love this thread and the idea behind it.

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 01:42 PM
This is a really good thread, depressing, but good. If I get your point and there is no escape, then we are all born into prison, even the 1%, who may have more choices, but still must operate within the construct. The jailers too are bound. I prefer not to look at it, if there is no escape, why not at least be happy. Perhaps our perception and feelings, if we get control of them, are our freedom and free will.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by havok

Walk where? Where can you go? How do you erase your birth certificate? How do you get rid of everything? You need at least some possessions to live.

The way I see it, the only way out is by dying.

I really enjoyed this thread... Nothing really new to me but I like to contemplate these things ever so often and try to figure out the meaning and purpose of life when playing with such a stacked deck. I've come up with two different answers. Either there is no point and we live then die and there is simply nothing beyond that, OR we're doomed to returning to this prison for eternity until we can zoom out and see the bigger picture, essentially destroying the ego and begin to live in harmony with nature and each other. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening anytime soon unless something MAJOR happens.

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by The GUT

Thanks Gut!

Since the information I've been researching in the OP was so expansive and cumbersome - I had to state many things in the abstract. You've touched upon one concept that falls into that category. The conundrum of the alternative thinking individual...

We tend to gravitate towards information that matches our views... We are drawn to specific pods or clusters within the prison that this world has created. Once we find those hidden recesses and places, we congregate there. We, for example, congregate here. on ATS.

I am loathe to use the Matrix movies as example... but it fits in this case... The system ( the control ) did not really have to worry about the rebels because it knew that they would all end up in Zion. In breaking free of one set of controls, the characters in that film really only succeeded in entering into another. Even characters who thought they were entering into brand new and uncommon paradigms did so only to find that the "new" place was already heavily populated and was already well known by the enemy.

To me the idea of seeking new paradigms is illusory. We have the power to choose which identity we project - but, in the end, all identities end up being cliché'. The best that we can hope for is to add a new angle to an existing "role"

Modern advertising analog: Do you want to be totally different and unique? There's an app for that!

If there is a new paradigm to be had, I have not found it yet!


posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:36 PM
reply to post by Hefficide

s & f.... great thread, wtg!!

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:47 PM
All I can offer on this subject is that we all fear freedom.
This is because true freedom would mean that we have to take resposibility for our ourselves and our own actions as well as allowing others to live in ways we don't approve of.
We are addicted to control!!
Control of others.
Control of everyone else but ourselves.
We LOVE punishment!!
We punish others and we punish ourselves.
We set up impossible and imaginary rules/laws for ourselves and then force ourselves to live by them
and punish those who don't.

When we let go of control and stop hating ourselves, when we can stomache the thought of someone else living life the way they want to even though it deeply offends us and everything we believe in then.......we'll be ready to taste true freedom.

Something I would have liked you to focus on more, or draw more attention to in your thread is the
fact (IMO) that the prision we live in has no doors, no windows, no fences, no gaurd towers, NOTHING keeping us in except our own fear. Not only do we not need the keys to escape......there are no bars holding us in IN the first place!!!

In the real world it would be like building a GIGANTIC complex with four walls, comfy living quarters, all the food you could eat, all the creature comforts you could possibly want, room for the whole family, bowling alleys, movie theaters, sports and recreation complexes etc. I mean a HUGE compund not at all unlike an actual prison but way more comfortable and with NO GAURDS!!!!

On ONE wall there is a HUGE opening with no door attached to it. It is ALWAYS open day and night, Night and day. No one is visibly gaurding it and no one needs to.

We are reminded daily through posters, flyers, pamphlets, leaflets,newspapers,magazines,TV, Bullhorns,
Movies, and word of mouth this ONE THING!!!



Mind you, there are NO gaurds, No guns, No ANYTHING that you could visibly point to as the enemy.
ONLY MEDIA telling you in no uncertain terms what WILL cetainly and inevitably happen if ANYONE attempts to leave. Video clips running day and night of people who attempted to escape getting gunned down, children crying, mothers crying and carrying on, blood everywhere.

The problem is we are all SO afraid to die that no one EVER goes anywhere NEAR that opening!!!!!
Little do they know, it is all a social experament and they are the guinnea pigs. There was never any danger of anyone dying at all. The people who were shown being "gunned down" on tv were actors.

This was ALL a very elaborate illusion designed to test us and the amount to which we will allow our basic fears to consume us before we have had enough and make the most important choice a human could ever make.....


Coosing LOVE over FEAR is the only way out of this prison.
Loving yourself and your own dignity, thinking enough of yourself to face your fears and know that some things
are worse than death, in prison.

Truely, to know truth is to see the prison walls.....and notice that there are no guards or doors mounted in the doorways.

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:06 PM
reply to post by Hefficide

Every authority means police
and every police equals the weapons in the wrong hands
and every piece of weapon brings out the suffering
and every suffering turns into revolt
and every revolt brings the new revolution
revolution brings the new authority.

Freely translated from the song "Ritem clovestva - The rythm of humanity" by Niet.

Your thread has been one of the best reads I have had in a long time.

It is a shame most of the audience is only interested in oneliners, news summaries and catastrophic (un)events rather than take the time to read through such a clever statement that unlike the abovementioned actualy quite acurately describes the world we are living in.

Anarchy is the word that describes society in absence of the government.

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:19 PM
Tis all hogwash.

There is no system, you are in control of it all, there's no conspiracy, we just have our tin foil hats on too tight!

Alright, now that the pre-programmed progaganda has been spewed, lets' get down to some real thoughts shall we?

First, great thread Heff, gotta love a good, well researched and presented piece of information. I will address your thread in it's sections:

Part I - Borders

Drawing imaginary lines in the sand and claiming ownership has always been a really ridiculous concept in my mind. But ohh well, we are still stuck in a 15th century mentality and plagued by Xenophobia, so I guess I understand.

Part II - Property, Possessions, and Debt: Stuff You Own That Owns You

Commecialization of our society has left us apathetic and weak. Half of use would not survive the first few months of a SHTF scenario just being as pampered as we are today. A big reason why a lot of our society is twisted and warped is because of these 'creature' comforts we enjoy so much.

It's an invaluable tool to keep us distracted while they plan behind closed doors.

Part III - Ties That Bind and Putting The "Convict" into Conviction

Setting up boxes and applying labels to them and then putting ourselves in those boxes is probably one of the most clever things our masters have done. They don't have to do any work, we do it all for them.

It's really insidious.

Fear & The Meda

Are really just all the same thing these days. The media is the mouthpiece of your enemies and you can bet what the have to say is what they want you to hear and nothing else.

Again, great thread.

Take note ATS community, this is how it's done.

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by SilverStarGazer

The only way out, technically, is dying. But that's the bad news.

The good news is that any system of control can be manipulated and exploited... providing that you know the rules of the sytem!

In this case, our prison is what we individually chose to make of it. We can achieve great things, individually and collectively... ultimately possibly resulting in such an enormous paradigm shift that the word "prison" might evolve into "paradise".

It's all in what we choose to perceive - as the simple act of perception does have power.


posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 03:21 PM

Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by SilverStarGazer

We can achieve great things, individually and collectively... ultimately possibly resulting in such an enormous paradigm shift that the word "prison" might evolve into "paradise".


It all comes down to achieving the critical mass in awareness of the possible, in this case will be on a global scale.

That is my optimist speaking of course, but a realist might add to that it will take a long journey to get there.

And may I add that the first thing to get there is to imagine of what one John has once stated:

"Imagine there's no heaven...
Imagine there's no countries...
And no religion too...
Imagine no possessions..."

Be well.

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