Every single week, and sometimes, several times a week, I get letters, usually nasty, about how I have never given any solution to this takeover being experienced today. It is normally something to the tune of: “All you (and others) do is tell us what the problem is, but you ‘never’ tell us what to do about it, and what the solution (apparently a one time fix-all solution) should be to fix it. This question and criticism is irritating to no end, and exposes the real problem that faces us today.
For how am I, or anyone else for that matter, going to be able to convince hundreds of millions, or in this case billions of people, to all act in a way that is not only sane, but that will drive these masses of humanity to at least attempt to help themselves? The very thought of such an attitude should be fully descriptive of why this country and the world are now consumed by a lack of drive to do anything to address their own plight by simply taking personal responsibility. Most everyone in this country apparently thinks that someone else should come up with a ‘plan’ for them, and all ills will magically be cured. How absolutely childish and absurd!
I have penned tens of thousands of words just this past year alone as to what the solution entails, but that does not mean that any large number of people are listening, or more importantly are willing to take any real risk to save themselves.
I am sick of this question, and of those that expect me to fix all their problems in life by “telling them what to do and how to act,” as if they would ever take my advice in the first place. They are willing to do as they are told by government, but not willing to fight or do anything else to save their own liberty. They continually seek a “master’s” approval, and desire to follow the orders of others. This is the problem.
The long letter I received this morning from a reader was pretty much as all the others asking this question or demanding a ‘solution,’ but at least this gentleman was fairly cordial and non-threatening, but still very critical of me and any exposing the problems we face, but not fixing the problems we describe. I am not including his letter, as it was long and somewhat repetitive. I felt I owed him a decent response, so this is what I told him:
“Thank you for writing to me. I appreciate it. I am always disheartened by letters like yours, because I have given the solution over and over again. There is but one, but it is impossible to bring it to fruition by announcing some sort of trick to get this ignorant and indifferent population to do anything other than follow orders. They simply have no desire to protect their own freedom, and seem content to wallow in apathy while waiting for the government to tell them what to do. They go to the polls to choose new masters every year, and every four years, they scream and fight to see which of the selected two presidential masters will rule them. In what has always been a scam, people continue to vote, which is a fools game, and think because of it they are free. Indoctrination at this level cannot be overcome by simply saying; “Here is a plan for you.”
If one is to walk the streets of America today and not understand the idiocy present and the depth of our problems due to the people themselves, then blindness has certainly consumed all the masses plus those expecting someone else to come up with a solution to change the minds of 330 million people just by saying “do this.”
The solution is mass disobedience and dissent, but by me telling people to do this, as I have been for over two decades, will not change anything. The people themselves have to stand up and take risk to protect their own liberty, because I or no one else can do it for them.
As to patriots, those that do the state’s bidding in war are not patriots, but simply murderers for the state, and are perpetuating their own servitude by taking orders to kill others instead of doing something to free themselves. This is just another state trick to get people believing that war is in their interest, when in fact, it just tightens the chains of tyranny at home. Now, the real rulers and their pawns in government are at war against the people, and they still cower in fear of nothing.
And yes, Americans were much less dumbed down and much more intelligent in the past, but allowed this government to steal all the schools so that nearly every citizen could be trained to be stupid and obedient. They did this in plain sight. I understood this when I was a young teenager, so why did not millions more also see it? I can tell you, they do not want to know the truth, they simply want to be taken care of at the expense of their neighbors. Soon they will get their wish, as all will be slaves to this heinous and evil system allowed by the very people now complaining.
Only individual resolve and a willingness to take great risk in order to restore true freedom can change this course we are on, and absolutely no one can force these citizens to do it; they have to come to that as individuals. Nothing I say or do will change millions of minds and drive them to action, and in fact, if I had to force people to act as I wanted, I would be no better than the low-life scum that is running this country today.”
It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement.”
~ Etienne de La Boetie (1552-53) “The Politics of Obedience, The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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