Chicago’s Olympic Dreams Dashed? Well Of Course They Were!


Yippee! The 2016 Olympics are going to be in Rio!

Good for Brazil…

Yahoo! The corrupt president of America didn’t get the Olympics for the lobby in his most corrupt town of Chicago, where such anti-Christ candidates as Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Henry Kissinger bred him to be president!

Good for Earth…

But let’s look at this reasonably.

Why aren’t the Olympics going to be in America in 2016?

The same reason, I would imagine, that the World Trade Center isn’t being rebuilt in a hurry. The global powers that be know there won’t be a United States standing by 2016. Why waste the money building stadiums, aquatic centers, malls, city centers, and other temporary and extraordinarily expensive landmarks for one event that only lasts around three weeks. Nobody will want to travel half way around the world to enter a horrific police state in a 2nd or 3rd world, completely indebted country as the future America will no doubt be, whatever its name by then or how many parts it gets split into.

The Olympics lost any appeal it might have had for me when it was instituted many years ago that professional athletes could compete in lieu of amateurs. This dashing of Olympic hopefuls who work their whole lives to get onto the teams that go to the games really angered me. I was extremely happy when the Dream Team got beat. The ideal of the Olympic Games has been swallowed up by pomp and circumstance, corporate advertising, and something other than dreams.

And as for Rio… well, I imagine a wall will be built to hide the slums from public view – similar to China’s Olympics – but not high enough to obscure the mountaintop art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor) as he no doubt frowns upon the corporately sponsored games. And in 2020, after the wall is removed, and as the once grand, now abandoned and unused structures are decaying in the humid ocean air, the beautifully downtrodden and hungry people of the Morro da Babilônia favela (Rio slums) will no doubt wonder at how much that billions of dollars in Olympic funding could have helped the real economy of that country on a more permanent basis.

And O Cristo Redentor will no doubt continue to hold out his hopeful but empty hands over the Rio slums… in a permanent state of false hope.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
October 3, 2009

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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