Don’t Rock The Vote – Boycott It!


The most detrimental psy-op (physiological operation) perpetrated on the American people is this:

  • that they only fight tyranny through peaceful means, and-
  • that they must fight within the constraints of the law – the very laws, in fact, that the tyrannical and corrupt ones we are fighting against legislate, and once passed, work completely outside of and unrestricted by the very laws they set into place.

The truth is that “calling and writing” your congress and senate is useless, as they are bought and paid for by the same elites who have already ruined this country, and assigned the real power of it over to the United Nations.

The reality is, all of your emails take up no space; only virtual space. And they are filed and discarded with the simple ease of the stroke of a key and the click of the mouse.

You must understand that, once elected, the president appoints elites who funded or are funded by other more powerful elites into positions of power. Chief of Staff, Secretaries of Defense, Treasury, Education, and State, Foreign Affairs Officials, Ambassadors, Judges, Tsars, and even the CEO of PBS! Hundreds of appointed officials. When you elect one man as president, you get instead a whole plethora of corrupt men and women who control the country. The few choices you see in elections are the puppets that the men with real power choose for you.

This is why people like me stopped calling, and for that matter voting for our supposedly elected officials (through electronic voting machines which have been proven to be easily hacked, and vote tallies changed easily) – who then appoint unelected elitists into power once they themselves are elected fraudulently.

This is why I cringe at activist groups who don’t understand that the only way to take back what is rightfully the peoples land and property must be by the same actions that it was won by in the first place. When you begin to understand this, then we may actually have a chance to overcome what can only be called true evil.

Now stop voting damn it!

And if you do vote, remember that you are the one that is legitimizing a corrupt system and keeping it in place through your foolish actions with a false sense of freedom and democracy, in what is, according to the Constitution, supposed to be a republic. And quit blaming the people who don’t vote for the problems of this country, for we didn’t cast an uneducated vote on a fraudulent ballot to usher in 4 more years of the same old crap by the best looking or most popular candidate! If you want to vote, go watch American Idol!

I am calling for a boycott of the voting system. This revolutionary form of dissent is the one and only thing that can make illegitimate the elitist agendas that these men in power are forcing upon us all. By voting for Obama or any other Democrats or Republicans (save a very minute select few), you are voting for everyone he puts into power as well, and everyone who funded his campaign – including the banks that received all of that bail-out money that is bankrupting for the third time in history this great country of ours, this time with no way out.

If everyone boycotted the elections and didn’t vote, it would frighten the ruling elite to the extreme. They would then either have to change their ways, or knowing that their time was coming to an end, get out while the getting is good. An elected official, who is brought into power by only 2% of the American people at the voting booth, would indeed have no justification to accept that political position with any modicum of honor, and his actions would be illegitimate in lieu of his lack of support. But if we keep voting for these crooks, they have that justification. And they will continue to strip away our rights and our Constitution, and pass horrendously tyrannical bills like the Patriot Act and the new Health Care Reform bill, which will kill half of our Bill of rights.

So, let me know when a sufficient number of you face reality and are ready to fight for your rights, instead of hiding behind phones, computer screens, and homemade signs in designated free-speech zones.

I once again leave you with historical quotes from past patriots, leaders, elected officials, appointed officials, and dictators:

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin

A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.” – Lysander Spooner

Not as tyrants have we come, but as liberators.” – Adolph Hitler

We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.” – Dick Cheney

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.” – Carroll Quigley

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” – Noam Chomsky

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties.” – George Wallace – Governor of Alabama and 1968 Republican Presidential candidate

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” – Herbert Marcuse

Only fools mistake politicians for messiahs.” – Kevin Barrett

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.” – Gore Vidal

The governments of the Western nations, whether monarchical or republican, had passed into the invisible hands of a plutocracy, international in power and grasp. It was, I venture to suggest, this semi-occult power which….pushed the mass of the American people into the cauldron of World War I.” – British military historian Major General J.F.C. Fuller, l941

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.” – Aristotle

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” – James Madison

Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.” – Julius Caesar

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken

Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.” – Adolph Hitler

Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goerring

The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.” – Joseph Stalin

The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear and a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.” – Douglas MacArthur

Powerful dictatorships that make their leaders powerful need to stage wars to get ordinary people to march in lockstep like mindless Nazi robots. That is the road to Greatness.” – Michael Ledeen, Special Advisor to Reagan’s Secretary of State Alexander Haig

Paradoxically, preserving liberty may require the rule of a single leader—a dictator—willing to use those dreaded ‘extraordinary measures, which few know how, or are willing, to employ.’” – Michael Ledeen

We need a common enemy to unite us.” – Condoleezza Rice, 2000

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” – David Rockefeller

It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event.” – General Tommy Franks 2003

The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity…. The country behind this propaganda is the US.” – Robin Cook – Former British Foreign Secretary

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – James Madison

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home.” – James Madison

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.” – James Madison

There are now 17,000 local American police forces that are armed with rocket launchers, bazookas, heavy machine guns, all kinds of chemical sprays, in fact some of them have tanks. You now have local police departments that are equipped beyond the standard of American heavy infantry.” – Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during Reagan Administration

“‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” – FA Hayek

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Author Unknown

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other—instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.” – Edward Abbey

War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.” – Ron Paul

America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist.” – Ron Paul

If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” – Gutle Schnaper, wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” – George Washington

Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbors those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.” – Dick Cheney

War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.” – Ron Paul

In Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used’ as pawns for foreign policy.” – Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein in their book The Final Days

I will begin to remove our troops from Iraq immediately.” – Barack Obama – Promise made during 2008 campaign speech

As far as President Obama – an old saying comes to mind of which I don’t know the coiner – “If you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig!

See many, many more quotes here: TrueWorldHistory.info
See many, many great documentaries here: TrueWorldHistory.info

-Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
September 28, 2009

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Derivatives and Leverages and Bubbles, Oh My!


Perhaps you have questions on what these financial tools are and how they caused the many “crisis” which plague the world’s economies and ours. I did too. Now I have some answers… but you might not like them.

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Q. What is a derivative?

A. A derivative is a word that describes a root word, such as sub in submarine. ‘Sub’ is the root word and ‘sub-marine’ is the derivative. A derivative is like a leech, it can’t exist without a host.

So, a sub-prime real estate loan is the derivative form of a real estate loan.

In general, a derivative is not a real asset. Examples of real assets are: stocks, bonds, cash, and real estate. A derivative, as its name suggests, is a financial tool that only attains value through the value of something else. It’s a speculation on future values. In other words, derivatives are a kind of side bet on whether or not real assets will be worth more in the future than at their current value. If you lose money on a derivative bet, someone else generally gains – since they bet the opposite of you. If the government loses this bet, the taxpayers ultimately pay the difference. This is the shell game constantly being played by our financial leaders, with no regulation and no actual real assets to back these bets up. In other words, when the government loses this future derivative bet, they just ask the Federal Reserve Bank to print up more worthless paper money (done digitally) of which the debt burden of this ‘Monopoly Money” gets passed on to the taxpayer (who pay for the principle and interest of the losses). And the game continues, on and on and on…

Example: If the United States agrees to pay $60 per barrel of oil in 6 months time with Saudi Arabia, no matter what the actual price will be in 6 months time, there are three possibilities with regards to profit and loss for this future value bet:

  • The current price in 6 months equals $60. Neither country profits or looses money.
  • The current price in 6 months goes up to $70. Saudi Arabia looses $10 per barrel.
  • The current price in 6 months goes down to $50. The United States looses $10 per barrel.

I read somewhere that the value of these derivatives are on average three times the actual value of the assets they are predicated upon. This means that two-thirds the value of a derivative is pure speculation. Therefore, coffee futures are three times the value of the underlying coffee, being a projection (or prediction) of the coffee’s future value. The inherent problem with this is that values don’t always go up, so huge or total losses can easily take place in betting on future derivatives prices.
In general, derivatives are not part of the GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, since they cannot be accounted for until a future date. Thus, losses and gains can be hidden from the public until the next financial earnings report the following quarter or year.

Derivatives losses, since they can be written off (to taxpayers) and since these bankers have virtually unlimited reserve monies to play with, are what has caused the so-called “financial crisis”. The bundling of these derivative sub-prime mortgages into AAA rated stocks (different parts of many different real estate loans get bundled together on paper to equal one stock or asset) was a dirty trick played on all of us, as the bankers ultimately knew that these derivative sub-prime real estate loans would by necessity be defaulted on, since the payments for these loans would eventually exceed the income of the borrowers as the interest rates jumped according to the sub-prime contracts, and the falsely propped up prices in the real estate markets had to drop (or correct themselves) back to somewhat realistic values, meaning that the loans would be more than the actual property is worth.

Deregulation of the banking industry and the letting go of these regulators – persons whose job it was to ensure these types of loans could not be given to people who could not afford them – was one root cause of this planned fiasco. There were no accidents here. This was a premeditated attack on the dollar and the economy of the United States. For while these banks and the large corporate sponsors of these derivatives get “bailed out” by our president and legislature (who receives funding and kickbacks through lobby’s and future contracts, stock options, and future appointments (jobs) with said corporations) – or more accurately by the taxpayers and the future generations who will pay for these bailouts – the taxpayers get no such recompense.

The fact that all home mortgages in the United States could have been paid off for much less than the amount of money that was given in the form of “bailouts” to mortgage companies, much of which went to foreign banks, is the ultimate sign that our country is being run by the most heinously corrupt clan of conspirators in history, and will very likely be the downfall of our beloved country.

Guess who the largest contributors to the Obama campaign were?

You guessed it… the banks that received the “bailouts”.

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Q. What is a bubble?

A. A bubble is when prices of real assets or derivatives are severely over priced or artificially inflated, meaning that the actual value is much less than the current prices. This is usually caused by fictitious hype about a market or product, its location, its future worth, and other false predictive values. In other words, the government, corporations, banks, or brokers lie about their assets’ value in order to reap profits on unsuspecting investors.

In the real estate market, this means the price of the homes in an area are too high, with nothing real to back up their value. A house in Los Angeles that costs $1.2 million might sell for $120,000 in Idaho. But a simple overdue 8.0 earthquake would remedy that discrepancy in the blink of an eye. A castle set on 100 acres of land in Utah might be worth the same as a small 1-bedroom apartment in Manhattan overlooking Central Park. Pray for no earthquakes or typhoons here!

With the dot-com bubble, it meant that speculation on the future value of these virtual businesses were eventually shown to be false, and that the stock prices dropped or “corrected” themselves to the actual value – or just failed altogether. Though stupendous profits can be made on the way up, most investors will always eventually lose the game as the price drops below what was paid for the asset at its peak performance. Thus, the “bubble” is said to be deflated, or popped.

Again, there is nothing accidental about this type of market fluctuation and correction. The Federal Reserve and their partner banks and corporations with help from the misleading media are always in control of inflation and deflation, supply and demand. The knowledge of these types of bubbles and how and when they will pop is not an unknown entity. Nothing happens by accident in the stock market or the futures markets.

Bubbles are blown up and snuffed by these bankers, usually after they abandon their market shares.

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Q. What does it mean to leverage something?

A. To leverage something (like money) you would basically be borrowing something in the hopes or expectation of making more of that thing in the future. In the case of money, you would take on debt by borrowing money at interest and then using that money, say in the stock market, to purchase assets (stocks). If the stock goes up in value more than the interest you must pay on the original debt, you have leveraged that money to make a profit.

Even more simple to understand: if you could borrow the same money at 5% interest and then invest that money in a bond or CD (basically a virtually no risk investment – you hope.) which would return 10% guaranteed, you are leveraging that debt and making 5% profit without even making an effort.

So, let’s take a look at how banks leverage your money – the money you stow away in your savings account for a rainy day:

Let’s say every month you put $100 into you’re savings account, and are being paid 5% interest on your money (peanuts, really).

How can the bank afford to do that?Well, the bank takes you’re money and will invest it in loans, credit, funds, or other riskier and higher yield investments. Let’s say that bank makes an average of a 15% return on yours and everyone else’s savings account money before it pays all of you your share (5%). Well, the bank has just borrowed (leveraged) your money in order to make 10% profits on your money. So while you feel like you are getting a fair but quite meager return on your so-called “safe” investment (your stagnant savings account), the bank is actually risking your money to make money of its own, and letting you have a small portion as an incentive to keep saving – depositing more money into your account for the bank to leverage. This is why they can pay you that measly 5% interest.

And, this is why I despise the banking industry!

These bankers are really making money off of your unwillingness to take a risk with your own hard-earned money. Of course, they reinforce this fear and make the whole system as confusing as possible through red tape, fine print, and the media so that you are kept in the dark about this process.

The expression “Time is money” is the most true statement ever made in the financial world. And so, if you can leverage your time, making money while you sleep, then you are way ahead of the game.

A business owner who hires workers to produce goods, which will in turn make more money for the owner, is leveraging his time. Throw in a manager who runs the shop for even more leverage. He pays a percentage of the profits of these products to the workers and to the manager, while he can be doing other things… like setting up another business with the profits from the first (leveraging the initial leveraged money), or sipping a cocktail at the beach (making money while he sleeps). If this operation runs smoothly, his time is leveraged 100% since he never even needs to set foot in his shop. The same could be done on the Internet, where manufacturing, sales, and shipping are all done virtually from home – or are leveraged through an Internet company. This leveraging of time is the most important lesson in business you can learn. Without it, we’d have nothing but the working class.

Now we come once again to the government…

These guys leverage huge amounts of money, and the only risk is to the taxpayer. We as taxpayers are easily trained to just keep paying our illegitimate taxes. And if the money is lost, they just ask the Fed to print up some more out of thin air… but we have to pay the bill. The taxpayers are somewhat like the aforementioned workers in this respect, which keep on working to pay for, or leverage the governments gambling habit. We as citizens are all leveraged as collateral since we keep producing revenue in the form of taxes, and since we pay for the interest attached to the new money that is printed up by the Federal Reserve when the bets are lost. In other words, we pay triple taxes: once for the original investment, once again for new printed money to cover in bad investment (which makes someone a profit since that money doesn’t just disappear), and once again over time for interest owed on both sets of monies. Profits however, never seem to get redistributed to the real investors: the people of the United States who pay their taxes under a false sense of duty, never even realizing that any of these taxes (especially the income tax) goes towards the services they would expect them to, and instead goes almost exclusively to pay off the national debt (to the Federal Reserve Bank, which is a group of private international bankers that operate above the law and completely outside of the control of our government, the president, the legislature, and the taxpayers who supply it).

And so this is how your government operates: controlled by the bankers who lend it money at interest.

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Bonus Q. What is Zionism?

A. Zionists are the bad guys of the Jewish community. They are Jews who occupy and support the “State of Israel” and who commit heinous human rights violations and crimes against Palestine. They are in the middle of a genocidal campaign against the Palestinians who rightfully live on the land the Zionist Jews are incrementally stealing from them with the support of the United States government, and have been for many years since the inception of the State of Israel. Zionists are the group of Jews who tried to destroy the economy of Germany in the 1930’s by attempting a boycott of the entire countries exports. Zionists allowed and even encouraged the Orthodox Jews be persecuted in their place during WW2. Zionists lie about the supposed 6.5 million Jews who were killed in concentration camps at the hands of the Nazis, even though there weren’t that many Jews around to kill. And Zionists are the ones, along with the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) who will call me an anti-Semite for daring to tell the truth here. Many have died trying to do this. The main difference between Orthodox Jews and the Zionist Jews is simple: Orthodox Jews follow and believe in God, while the Zionist Jews have a distaste for this religion and its God. Zionism equals Godlessness according to the Orthodox Jews. Some Zionists have even admitted that Lucifer is their God (though they died quickly after). For more information on Zionism, one should read the ‘Protocols of Zion’ and the ‘Babylonian Talmud’, which essentially lays out their plans to take over America and the world. No, seriously! Though it sounds crazy, it’s not a joke when people say (Zionist) Jews own Hollywood, the banking industry, the Federal Reserve, etc… they aren’t kidding. You must understand the control this small group has over the American economy and its presidents, its legislature, and even over the Christian community to fully understand the trouble we are in as a nation and how this group has been subverting ours and other cultures for so many years. (SEE: Christians United For Israel – CUFI.com). Billions and billions of our tax dollars are given to Israel each year. Though they are armed with nuclear weapons, they are the only country not signed on to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, even as we chastise Iran for this. Iran has no weapons with nuclear capabilities of course, and incidentally they are the sworn enemy of Israel and the Zionist Jews. We (America) sell them weapons and aircraft… new, deadly aircraft. These are the planes, illegal bombs, and weapons that kill the Palestinians, and that they threaten Iran with and to “take the whole world down with them”. Without this massive funding by America, the state of Israel would not exist. When the Israeli flag is displayed next to the American flag in the Oval Office, and the president’s chief of staff is a duel Israeli-American citizen whose father is linked to real foreign Israeli terrorist groups, you surely must recognize that something sinister is going on here. They are the great deceivers. This transcends bigotry. There is no prejudice or so-called anti-Semitism in this rant. If you had asked me ‘what is a tick?’, I would have had the same repulsion to that blood-sucking insect which attaches on and won’t let go as I now do towards this extreme manipulative group; who again are not to be confused with the majority of good Orthodox Jews. They are not the same, at all, in the least! Zionists are the bankers! Zionists are the destroyers of our country. Learn the truth before it’s too late…

Here is a good documentary, which explains this situation very well. Watch if you dare… for when you see the influence these Zionists have over American politics and foreign affairs it will shock the hell out of you, even as you watch every elected acting president we’ve had in the last 20 years wearing a little Jewish hat while praying at the Wailing Wall:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2B116B08D179CD5A&search_query=the+khazarian+conspir

Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
September 26, 2009

The Plague Of Belief – 9/11, Religion, Global Warming, And Other Lies We Must Talk About Reasonably


The Plague of Belief:

There is a plague that has taken hold of America the likes of which will surely be it’s undoing. It is not easy to comprehend, yet it affects every one of us, myself included. Intelligence is not a barrier, ignorance no safe haven. It is a system of unconscious, concentrated belief. One so radical and absorbing that to be caught in its invisible web is surely the most horrifyingly comfortable place imaginable. Proof, scientific fact, historical documentation, gut feelings, or the lack of any of these does not seem to allow our logical deductive reasoning to overcome our outrageous beliefs. And unfortunately, beliefs are historically the downfall of everything… except for the unbelievable.

One example of this prophetic belief can be seen when the average American citizen is presented with evidence that their government is completely corrupt, and obviously so. It is the idea that Americans are the good guys trying to bring democracy to the world (even though we are supposed to be a republic). How? By invading country after country, faking false-flag “terrorist” attacks and then claiming the right to liberate that country from the “terrorists” while systematically destroying the infrastructure and any construct of civilization in that country. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. In reality, the invasion and occupation of another country by America always takes place in order to either gain control over the natural resources of that region, or to gain control or replace the president or dictator of that country with an American friendly leader, a puppet dictator or a corporation who will sign over all resources and put that country into a virtually un-payable debt to America which inevitably throws the economy into hunger, starvation, unemployment, civil war, and despair. How many countries has the United States of America invaded or bombed in the last 100 years? Too many. America has troops and bases in more than 70% of the worlds countries, many of which the average American would not even be able to locate on a map.

Here is a list of countries as of June 30, 2007 with U.S. occupation (military presence) straight from the Department of Defense’s “Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths By Regional Area And By Country (309A)” list :

(Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Ascension Island, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Herzegovina, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor, Tobago, Togo, Trinidad, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, U. S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wake Island, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)

And this is a conservative list!

Why do we have troops in so many countries? I honestly do not know. World economic domination and strategic launching points would be my first guess guess. What I do know is that this is a Libertarians’ (Separatists’) nightmare! It is a Constitutional atrocity. It is costing the taxpayers of America a fortune that is unprecedented in history. It is why Rome fell. In other words, our military has diplomatic relations with around 185 of the total 192 countries that exist around the world, and have bases in most. And it’s certainly no coincidence that all of these “independent states” or countries are members of the United Nations.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” -Seneca the Younger (c.4 BC – 65 AD) Roman philosopher

  1. Disclaimer: I believe God is a personal adventure, one in which the worship of, while in a group setting, is detrimental to the true nature of the relationship you may have with said supreme being. Whether your personal image of God is simply nature, a man-like being in space-time, an other-dimensional being, the Biblical portrayal of a strangely Caucasian looking Jew, or even something with a female persona, God is your personal God, and no two people can possibly see or realize Him – or Her – or It – in the same way (without a bit of brainwashing, anyway). The bible has been translated more times, in more languages and versions, and by more councils and kings than any other writing in history. To claim to know or even be able to comprehend God, is perhaps the most audacious claim made by men. To be controlled by this book by men who make this claim is paramount to the history of violence and murder in this world’s history. The correct answer on all things heavenly is simply: I do not know. But by all means, I encourage you to do good and seek truth in whatever you perceive as being in God’s name, as I do… because I do believe in evil, and the very (dark) evil men and false evangelists who will stop at nothing to deceive you and destroy your spiritual release. This writing was most definitely not meant for that purpose. As with the beauty and harshness of nature… truth is neither good nor evil, it is only the truth. I’ve heard it said that it doesn’t matter what you believe; only what the ones in power (they) believe.

Another prime example of this blind belief and perhaps top on the most controversial of debates is religion. It is not so much the belief in God as it is the belief in the organizations which take advantage of, exploit, and capitalize on what I consider to be the most illogical of all beliefs: the belief in Jesus Christ as God. These highly organized godly corporations take advantage of peoples naivety to bankroll billions of tax-exempt profits, while completely ignoring the constitutionally profound law of the “separation of church and state”. God and the religious institutions that exploit Him influence voters, pay contributions to political campaigns, interfere seemingly without bounds in the political process, and is even referenced on all of the denominations of currency you currently have in your possession. This would never be allowed in any other relevant sovereign government. If the Prime Minister of England were to claim to Parliament that he talked to God before making his decisions, and that God himself reciprocated with a glorious response (like President Bush), he would be expelled from his role of leader without hesitation and placed into the nearest mental institution.

To understand my contempt for this cultish business of exploitative thieves who use a mythical “Son of God” as their heavenly front man, one only has to view the historical and documented writings from almost all ancient civilizations predating the birth of Christ, which detail the multitude of gods who came before Jesus ever supposedly roamed the earth. It is written in history, predating 3,000 B.C. and continues through to the dawn of the age of Pisces – the birth of the most recent ‘Son of God’. But the same attributes have been recorded on temple walls, stone tablets, on parchments and in the minds of men for centuries before the supposed birth of Jesus Christ. For example: Horus, the sun god (sun of God) of the early Egyptians was born of the virgin Ices on December 25th under a bright star in the east. Three kings (stars in the sky) adored him upon his birth. He became a prodigal child teacher at age 12, and at the age of 30 was baptized by a figure know as Anup, at which time he began his own ministry. He had 12 disciples that he traveled about with performing miracles and healing the sick. He was known by such names as the Truth, the Light of the World, the Lamb of God, the Good Shepherd, and many other gestural names. After being betrayed by a figure known as Typhoon, Horus was crucified, placed in a tomb, was dead for three days, and was thus resurrected. (See Zeitgeist: the movie). Sound familiar? Well, these attributes of so-called messiahs permeate historical record, from almost all past civilizations. The most current of these solar messiahs is none other than Jesus Christ. Most important to this quest for proof, is that no historian other than the biblical storytellers has ever recorded anything about this man Jesus Christ. Surely a man who healed the sick and preformed such wondrous miracles would have been noticed and written about by others… most notably true historians. Even the holy cross is a Pagan spiritual symbol, an adaptation of the cross of the zodiac. Christmas and Easter represent the Equinoxes, or the change of seasons. Almost every Christian symbol used today was stolen or transformed from the nature and earth worshiping Pagans, and blatantly plagiarized to make easier the conversion of the heathen masses into the Christian belief. The proof is out there for anyone who wants to see it… not even our version of Santa Clause originated in America, though he is easier to believe in!

But that brings me back to the point of this rant, the plague of belief. If a figure named Jesus Christ, who was never actually recorded in human historical writings other than in the fictitious parables and stories of a book called “The Bible”, can be believed by so many to be the epitome of God incarnate with no proof, no birth certificate, no historical records, no eye witnesses (the New Testament was written many years after his death), no relatives, no offspring, no father or siblings, no pets, no writings, no grave, not anything tangible as proof of the human part of his existence, how then are we as a people ever to overcome this plague of which I speak? Faith is and always will be the tool of tyranny. Nothing can be more truly stated.

Moving on… there is extremely damning evidence that the “terrorist attacks” of September 11, 2001 were in fact a controlled demolition and an ‘inside job’. Thermite, a chemically based incendiary used in controlled demolitions, has been found in the now solid molten metal, which pooled under the area labeled ground zero for months after the “attack”. The people who are trying to expose this are called crazy, or “conspiracy theorists”. Yet all they want is a new, non-governmental and certainly not federal, unbiased independent investigation into the new proof and evidence at hand, which is completely contrary to the official story… and then for the real people responsible to be held accountable. Nothing more! Does that sound crazy? Yet they cannot get their wish due to the fact that the majority of American citizens still believe that their own government is not capable of such evil acts of murder and treason. This is faith. Despite Vietnam, and despite the unclassified documents available for anyone who wishes to see them which show our government has been involved in such things as human rights violations, war crimes, and other pure evil acts such as torture, eugenics, war, the great depression, the systematic collapse of the U.S. banking system, the confiscation of gold bullion from the public (yes, Fort Knox is empty), the acceptance of an international cartel of private bankers to control our money with no congressional oversight called the Federal Reserve, the illegal and unconstitutional unapportioned federal income tax, the systematic dumbing down and virtual upheaval of the public school system, depleted uranium radiation and nuclear testing on its own unwitting citizens and soldiers and on many a foreign and third world populous, refusal of medical care to it’s veterans and currently deployed and injured soldiers, the overthrow of at least 50 governments around the world since 1920, over 30 of which were bombed, the complicit involvement in the murder of over 200 million human beings in the last century, etc, etc, etc… Why wouldn’t anyone believe our government is capable of the most terrible things you or I can possibly imagine? Yet the church tells us to obey the law of the land and give up our 2nd amendment rights if that’s what the government asks.

Belief… It is the most detrimental sickness ever to plague humankind. No matter how much proof I can present, no matter how ridiculous I can make your belief sound, you will still believe! When I present proof that almost every aspect of the Holy Bible is plagiarized from past cults and religions, you cry heresy because that’s what you are told to do, instead of engaging in intelligent debate. And you believe it’s right. When I ask for evidence, your one irrefutable piece of proof is your faith (belief). Faith in God or faith in Government… I am not sure which disgusts me more. God will provide, the government will provide… Jesus will save you, the government will save you. I believe this blind faith is the single most destructive plague ever to befall the human populous. And no cure seems to be in sight. To call this the enlightened age is an affront to the concept of enlightenment. And even worse, this belief system is managed with striking precision through the corporately owned media. It is broadcast 24/7 into your home, into your car, at work, through the intercom at the grocery store, and through every magazine and newspaper you read. By them… They control you.

Oooooooooooo. Scary.

They… Who are ‘they’ anyway? Are they government officials? The fabulously wealthy owners of mass media? The royalty from around the world? The private bankers who own the Federal Reserve and central banks across the globe? Or are these elite autocrats all the same people? Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox and News Corp, also owns over 100 different news publications and media outlets around the world, from magazines and newspapers to television and movie production companies. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and even Public Television stations are owned and controlled by a select few corporations. A presidentially appointed mobster heads PBS, making it a censored propaganda machine for the people who believe in the religion of being “Green”. Clear Chanel, Viacom, Time Warner… these companies are all owned and operated by a round table of businessmen and international bankers who sit on each other’s board of directors and decide what it is that you should hear and see… their brand of news and world events. When 6 companies own at least 80% of all media outlets, you should realize that a conflict of interest and a grand conspiracy is afoot. And all of these companies have stakes in the weapons, pharmaceutical, energy, oil, and food production industries. War is big, big, big business and is extremely profitable! Thus, the goal of the war in the Middle East is not to win, not that I could tell you what we would be winning! The goal, as it was in Vietnam, is to sustain the fighting and the occupation for as long as possible at the expense of human life, in order to grab massive profits from the conditions of war. It is highly treasonous, unconstitutional, and horrifically profitable.

I used to believe that man was indeed responsible for “global warming”, what I believed was a relatively new concept stating that the release of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere was responsible for the undermining of the fragile stratospheric shield which keeps Earth’s temperatures stable and protects the fragile ecosystem inside its life-sustaining bubble. For a long time this made perfect sense, what with the atrocious pollution and waste caused by the human race. Though I never saw any proof that this was the case. I just took it for granted that these people knew what they were talking about and that they had the best interests of humankind in their hearts. Why did I believe this? I don’t know. I had nothing backing up this claim or their claim of love for humanity, except for their constant broadcasting of it. For the longest time the big corporations, businessmen, news-castors, and government officials cast doubt and reason on the fact that global warming was not man-made, that it was not proven, and that in fact the phenomenon didn’t actually exist at all. And they said if it was happening, it was because of numerous natural causes, from crashing ocean waves to cow farts. Of course this seemed like a ridiculous concept to me. I thought they were just trying to protect their ability by law to dump toxic waste and pollutants into the water, ground, and air in which we breathe. I had even heard the preposterous claim by some that global warming was a hoax perpetrated on the people of the earth in order to usher in a world government, which would collect a carbon tax – a tax on the carbon emissions of everything and everyone on the planet. This was ridiculous, right?

And then something strange and miraculous happened: Rupert Murdoch, in a sudden unheard of change of heart, proclaimed loudly that he was wrong. ‘Global warming is real’, he said, ‘and it is all mankind’s fault!’ He referred to his children and his concern for their future. Well let me tell you, this was the equivalent of Gabriel’s’ trumpet proclaiming the apocalypse to me… instead of reinforcing my belief in global warming, it shook my blind faith in the unequivocal guilt of mankind. At this point, I decided I had better really look into this thing. After all, a guy like this doesn’t just suddenly turn on his constituents and big business partners. There had to be something ominous behind this horrifying admission. This was like the head of the mob suddenly turning on his minions and ratting them out. No way, Jose! I was confused. There was something more to this for sure… and I wanted to know what it was.

And then, bang! Al Gore came out with his Inconvenient Truth, and I was emotionally blind-sided. With his well-articulated so-called facts and figures, he threw me right back into the abyss. I recommended it to everyone I knew, and I even said it was “the most relevant and important movie in history.” Ugh! I stayed in this righteous state of mind for many months, with no doubt in my mind that everything this man had said was the truth. I didn’t need to check his facts. I was emotionally driven to spread the word as if I were a Christian trying to spread the gospel to the retched unsaved. I would get extremely upset at anyone who tried to controvert my pompous opinion of what the facts were. After all, Al gore is a good man, right? He was vice-president! Why would he lie? What possible motive could he have to deceive the world’s population? And those poor, poor stranded polar bears…

Soon, as it always does for me, the overwhelming irrational and emotional conviction towards this movie’s credibility slipped away, and I returned to my rational search for the truth. Though I did not intend to find the proof that this was all a lie, it found me as soon as I re-opened my eyes, and the logically thinking right side of my brain began to rule its emotional nemeses. It turned out that scientists around the world had long been studying the sun’s impact on Earth’s temperatures. It seems that the sun, a massive ball of extremely volatile gaseous heat, was extremely unstable… yet strangely predictable. You see in 2001, as it had so many times before in its unthinkably ancient existence, the sun reached what is called it’s solar maximum. This means in layman’s terms, that the sun was at it’s hottest point in a continuous cycle of heating and cooling; the middle of a hot cycle in fact. This cycle is measured by keeping track of the sun’s sunspots: huge eruptions on the star’s surface. These in turn are what make the solar system, including Earth, hotter or colder in a given cycle. Was our planet getting hotter? Yes. Were Mars and Venus getting hotter? Yes. Wait a minute… how could man-made global warming be affecting the temperatures of the rest of the planets out there? Why, at the same time our ice caps were melting, were those of the other planets melting as well? Surely the power of man and our pollution was not that far reaching! Then the bombshell fell: California representative Henry Waxman, the most sinisterly gruesome looking man I have ever laid eyes upon, introduced a new bill called H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. This bill was fast tracked through committee and quite swiftly approved by the House of Representatives despite an almost total lack of support by the people and districts they are supposedly representing. This was it… a global tax on carbon emissions in the form of a cap and trade system. Those supposedly nutty carbon tax conspiracy guys were right all along. Now it all came together in my head. It was indeed all a lie. Global warming is a nefarious hoax.

It came out not long ago that the captivating picture in Al Gore’s movie of the polar bears stranded helplessly, waiting for their impending death on what remained of the small melting icebergs in the middle of the Arctic ocean, was actually just part of a larger picture. No, I mean literally! It was edited, cropped and Photo-shopped. The large mass of land that was actually less than a mile from these icy perches was cut out of the picture, for the purposes of a purely emotional response. The bears could have easily taken a leisurely swim to get back to shore. In fact, after reading some real science, Polar bear populations have been rising for many years; from 5,000 to well over 25,000 since real conservation had been put into place. Even more insulting was the fact that of those Polar Bear populations in trouble, most were suffering due to an increase of ice and lower temperatures affecting their habitats. And then I discovered the golden egg, the big secret that was no secret at all. All one had to do was look. Al Gore, it turned out, had helped fund and start a carbon credit trading company called ‘Generation Investment Management’ about two years before his famed, Oscar winning, Nobel Peace Prize winning documentary. This asshole actually buys his own carbon credits from himself. It’s almost like buying stock in your own company.

Other facts came out as well, such as times in history when carbon measurements in the air were 15 times higher than that of Al Gores figures of what they are today. It quickly became obvious to me that this was perhaps one of the best-laid propaganda schemes since the days of Hitler, if those days ever really ended. And now, in September of 2009, the sun is in the middle of it’s solar minimum, thus far having 198 (or 79%) sunspot-free days. The sunspots were all but gone for 2008 as well, as there were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year’s 366 days (73%). 2008 was the most sunspot-free year in the last half century, since the space age began. In fact, the last time the sun went this long without solar flares and spot activity was when the earth went through a mini ice age in the 16th and 17th centuries, when little or no sunspot activity was taking place. (See the NASA sunspot charts here: http://spaceweather.com)

And now, as the lack of heat is finally reaching the earth and its fellow orbiting planets from its long travel through the solar system, it seems global warming is going away. The ice shelves actually gained ice for the last few years, and not only the ones on earth! There were suddenly highly irregular ice and snowstorms in Kenya and in parts of the hot South African desert in 2008. It has been the coolest, mildest couple of summers in many years. In fact, so many record snowfall and cold temperature records were set in the winter of 2008/2009 that it was hard to keep track (Iceagenow.com does a very good job though). And now, to my amusement and chagrin, I have started to hear the most insultingly ridiculous propaganda to date: that global cooling is actually man-made! And the new catch-phrase is “Climate change”, which is of course caused by us as well.

Now, please don’t construe any of this to mean that myself or anyone in the scientific or rationally thinking fact-based community doesn’t recognize that there is truly a life-threatening problem with irresponsible human consumption and pollution on a global scale. In fact, I am more worried about this than most, because I know the truth. It is obvious that these careless traits of a population gone rogue against it’s environment and it’s very connection to nature are slowly destroying parts of our life sustaining environment. This is absolutely provable, and it never will be in question by any rational thinking man or woman. But do not be fooled by a brilliant but false global condition invented for the sole purpose of taxing you for even the air you breath, or more accurately, exhale. If these CEO’s and politicians actually believed in what they are purporting as fact, and that it would soon lead to virtually the end of civilization and indeed mankind, then we would all be driving solar powered cars by next year. Our cities’ power grids would immediately be replaced with renewable alternatives like wind and solar. Profits would become insignificant, overshadowed by the real threat of life itself literally ceasing to be, making the dollar truly worthless. The dead cannot consume. Quality would be replaced with disposable quantity again. And the toxic companies who are the main polluters of this earth would immediately cease their dirty practices or be immediately shut down. Who in their right mind would choose the almighty dollar over life itself? It would be a paradox, leaving nobody left to spend or consume. Global warming and cooling are caused by the roughly 7-year solar minimums and maximums (heating and cooling) of the sun. Don’t believe the hype or the made up crises’, which are meant to distract you from reality: that global warming just isn’t real. Do your own research and strive for the truth! Just make sure that the United Nations and the Federal Government propaganda machine don’t fund the research you use.

On a different note… The Holy Grail has been discovered: it’s the TV. Television broadcasts are perhaps the most debilitating weapon of disinformation and distraction ever conceived. Consumer oriented advertising and fictional realities are thrust into the viewers mind with a highly calibrated flicker rate, placing them in a trancelike state. Both visual and audible subliminal advertising force themselves into your brain, making you buy products you don’t need and actually ask your doctor for medications to recently invented diseases, the side effects of which usually amount to more illness and even suicidal thoughts or death. And now we see new medications to treat the side effects of the others! At what point do you stop and question this madness? When did news become entertainment instead of a source for needed unbiased and factual community, national, and international information? Guesswork, opinion, and commentary are now the order of the day. Just analyze your next conversation! How much of what you say from your ideas to your beliefs, is what you hear or read from the corporate owned media? Why do you think you get upset or even mad without understanding why, when anyone talks bad about your ethnic president or anything else you believe to be true, but have no evidence or proof of? At what point will the American people realize that after all, they do not live in a free country: that they are actually one of the most censored, restricted, biased, brain-washed, policed, imprisoned, and uneducated civilizations per capita on earth? The facts and figures are out there for everyone to see. But how do we make the people see? How do we break through the suffocating system of belief that destroys the average persons’ logic and intellect? How can you still believe that the U.S.A. is #1, that we are a free country, or even that we are the good guys?

Don’t believe any of this? I realize there is a lack of some references for some material I’ve presented in this rant. This is because I know that writing in a few references will not make you believe, or even go check these facts. So… I challenge you to watch the following movies and visit the following websites. Then, go and check any of these facts on your own. Just stay away from corporate owned and sponsored sources! Then and only then can you make an educated analysis for yourself. And in a country whose education level has dropped to nearly 3rd world status, with almost 50% illiteracy, we all better start self-educating ourselves… and soon.

Movies to watch (on Youtube or Google Video):


Zeitgeist (2 movies) – www.ZeitgeistTheMovie.com

America: Freedom to Fascism
Loose Change: The Final Cut
The Money Masters
The Fluoride Deception

Alex Jones Films (19 total @ Prisonplanet.com or Google Video)

Endgame
The Obama Deception
Terror Storm
Truth Rising
Police State 1,2,3

Websites:

Infowars.com
Prisonplanet.com
WhatReallyHappened.com
SteveQuayle.com
IceAgeNow.com

-Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
September 19, 2009

PROP 8: An Unwitting Loss Of Constitutional Rights For All Americans


I noticed something funny in Los Angeles this past Election Day. Quite a few people were holding up signs on the side of the road. “Yes” on this, “No” on that. They wore shirts that advertised their favorite candidate for president, though ironically some of their signs didn’t match the platform of their displayed candidates. They yelled political gibberish, trying to be heard over the roar of passing traffic. Unfortunately, this is a town where most people have their windows rolled up, their air conditioners on, and their I-Pods blaring, stoically gazing straight ahead as if in an unemotional trance.

Now don’t get me wrong… I am the first to applaud even the most uninformed and misguided citizens with the courage to get out in public and support something they believe in. It takes courage to stand up for anything, whether in support or dissent. In fact, I believe that if everyone in the country simply stood up at once, we’d have no more war. We’d have honest politicians with transparent budgets and policies and even fair accountable elections… But alas, this is America. We are free to be free of such trivial pursuits, and often take for granted the freedoms our forefathers fought for. And so it is that only a brave few see and recognize the downward spiral and corruption of our government and the unbelievably wealthy elite who pull its strings. Virtually unnoticed, these few patriots will continue to represent the unwitting masses against corporatism in its powerful yet seemingly insignificant grass roots struggle. For the rest of the sheep-like media worshiping masses: the unfortunate majority whose eyes are somehow shut, there will continue to be this docile group acceptance of propositions and laws which pass against all reason, and continue to strip away at our individual and group rights. The worse part is that we are doing it to ourselves.

However, I am here to talk to those afore mentioned brave few – the ones who hold up the signs, who hand out the flyers and pamphlets, and who bravely talk to people door to door. Again, I applaud your efforts and thank you for looking out for me and mine. I thank you for breaking out of the mold and peacefully representing those who aren’t strong enough to represent themselves.

But, I would like to offer some constructive criticism, if I may…

To those folks I saw holding up signs saying ‘Vote No On Prop 8’, I must say it is truly inspiring to see the citizenry picketing the general public. I’m sure many people noticed as they drove by that there was a person on the side of the road, holding up a sign that said ‘vote no on prop 8’… that is, if they took the time to read the sign.

The problem, as I see it, is that you are preaching to the choir. You are holding up a sign in the heart of West Hollywood… For Gay Marriage… In West Hollywood! If the irony here is lost on you, please let me explain. West Hollywood is as gay as gay gets. Most of its residents are in fact gay. If they aren’t, they are likely gay friendly. It would be difficult to live there and not in fact be gay or gay friendly. Gays do a lot of business in this town. Therefore, it is extremely supportive of gay rights. So, is the irony slowly coming clear here? While I thank you for your voluntary work, I would make a logic based estimation that for the most part, your efforts went either virtually unnoticed, since everyone was already supporting your cause in the area, or that you were looked at by passers through as one of those crazy gays out there in West Hollywood.

“What’s wrong with that?” you ask.

Well, nothing… if you don’t mind that your efforts were as fruitless (no pun intended) as could possibly be. You see, to support an unpopular cause or to dissent against the established norm is as honorable in my eyes as honorable can be, and again I want to make sure that you know I applaud your efforts. But to dissent inside of your own comfort zone (in this case an almost 100% gay and gay friendly town where only the people who already support your cause will see your efforts)… doesn’t that in fact no longer qualify as dissent, but rather seem a lot more like a loose type of conformity? A get-together? An afternoon tea?

Do I think it did any good?

Oh yes. It made you feel good. It made you feel like you were doing something. It makes you feel good to hold up a sign declaring your feelings and your views. It also made others in the same comfort zone feel good. They probably honked and waved while you giggled at their support. We all like to be around people who feel the same way that we do.

It’s the very foundation of a city like West Hollywood, to live within your “tribe”. It is the same reason there are African-American or Hispanic neighborhoods, family oriented neighborhoods, retirement communities, and gated communities. It is comforting and we have something in common between us; a cause that binds us together, be it for security or solidarity.

But then… for the most part, they were going to vote ‘NO’ anyway, don’t you think?

Now imagine if you were holding up that sign and handing out pamphlets to regular folks. You know… the ones you see walking around the Wall-Mart in Bakersfield; wild-eyed consumers who might not have realized that voting ‘yes’ on Prop 8 against gay rights was essentially a vote to take away everyone’s human rights, slowly chipping away at the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution until nothing will be left but a corner display piece in some obscure post-United States, pre-North American Union museum. It wasn’t a vote against gay people. It wasn’t a vote to keep the sanctity of marriage intact. It wasn’t even a vote to protect the children, of whom the special interests used with such careless abandon in their smear campaigns, lying to the general public about how gay marriage will be taught and promoted in schools.

But it was a vote against freedom.

And how about the black community? Did you know that the voting demographic of black women voted overwhelmingly to pass this ballot initiative? I’ve heard numbers like 90% of all black women voters voted yes. To put this into perspective, one of the most discriminated against minority groups in history has almost completely voted yes to strip away the rights of another equally discriminated against minority group. One has to ask oneself who it was that convinced this small but significant minority to lash out at another small but significant minority.

One also must realize that many small minorities who come together equal one great and loud majority.

And so I have to ask… Where were the activists in Compton? Who held signs up in Thousand Oaks? In South Lake Tahoe? Banning? Placerville? These are the places where the vote was lost: a bunch of small, uninformed predominately white conservative, or minority cities that, in the end add up to a majority of voters. These minorities became the majority as they band and voted together. Get the picture?

This was a vote for malice. It was a vote against ourselves, as a supposedly free society. It is a precedent with unfathomable ramifications for the future of basic human rights, not just gay-marriage.

I don’t like lipstick, but I’m not at all interested in forcibly removing the option of wearing it from the women of California. I don’t believe in abortion, but I also don’t believe I should take that or any other right away from anyone else. You see, my belief system is my own. Is it better than yours? Well… Yes, to me. But I don’t think it is so great as to disqualify your system as invalid. And I find that my way gets even better as new ways of looking at things, influenced by the people around me with differing views and ideals come into my life.

So what in God’s name makes you – you who voted yes – you who have been discriminated against at some point in your life, you who live in a supposedly free country… what makes you believe that taking away anyone’s right to marry who they want and to get all the benefits that are afforded to you as a result of your “normal” heterosexual marriage is the moral and just thing to do?

The frightening thing is, I think I know the answer to this question…

And so on this final note, I am actually a bit confused. You see, though I am not a religious man (organized religion, anyway), I find myself asking a very intriguing theological question. I keep thinking about that old interpersonal inquiry which guides good Christians through the more difficult decisions in life. “What would Jesus do?” Or in this case, “How would Jesus vote”… on a subject hardly even mentioned in the New Testament. Since the vast majority of the funding involved to support this Proposition was donated by out-of-state religious organizations (Mormon and Christian not-for-profit God-corporations) I can only come to the conclusion that in the eyes of the righteous people who supported this proposition and voted yes… Jesus must have been a bigot, or at least the Son of One. At the very least he was just extremely misinformed. And now, I’m beginning to understand how much power a modern day false-prophet (the television) really has over its mindlessly obedient, believing masses. (Pun intended)

Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
09/18/09