Knowledge


We treat the education of ourselves and each other with the utmost importance. Compacted within this page is some of the most vital knowledge we feel should be disbursed. Please ensure that you and your loved ones are aware of these issues. For further, more current information, please follow Reverend Jah on Facebook.

Contents

Understanding Fascist Psychology

In order to prevent such atrocities as the holocaust from ever happening again, it’s essential to understand the psychology and economic climate of Hitler’s rise to power, and to also understand that almost all Germans would have called you crazy if you warned them of the atrocities that were on their way. So let’s take a look at the relevant ingredients of what we’ll call the “Hitler Formula”:

-Horrible economic conditions due to:

-The costs of war and subsequent inflation of the currency.

-Dependence on debt for recovery.

-A slowing economy and increasing unemployment.

-The bank failures that were part of the Great Depression.

-The sophisticated, strategic use of fear, panic, hatred, scapegoats, secret police, intelligence agencies, and government propaganda, all to rally the public behind the “strong leader”

Hitler used the burning of the parliament building, the Reichstag, as justification to gain legal authority to persecute his political opponents with the Reichstag Fire Decree.

This enabled him to gain enough of an electoral advantage to have parliament pass the Enabling Act, which basically suspended the German constitution and gave Hitler absolute power to pass new laws without parliament’s vote, a measure that was supposed to be in place only for real national emergencies.

Hitler was good at convincing the public such things as the SS and Gestapo were for the greater good. For example, in a speech made after creating the Gestapo, he stated, “An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland.” Many people felt more secure from this… The Nazis birthed the modern propaganda and public relations industry.
Links: Wikipedia: The Reichstag Fire , Article: Weimar Germany 1919-1933


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” –Benjamin Frankin

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

“The very word ’secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control.” –John F. Kennedy

(Full text here. (Read/listen to this speech very carefully if interested in understanding why JFK was assassinated.) Video below:


Since the reader is now familiar with the “Hitler Formula”, it’s known that one of the easiest ways for governments to rally public support behind otherwise unpopular actions is to utilize tragedies to convince the public that immediate drastic action is needed for their “protection”. Textbook usurpation. Sometimes these tragedies are unexpectedly perpetrated by legitimate enemies, and sometimes they’re simply allowed to happen, but other times, governments actually stage the tragedies themselves, and government secrecy makes it mostly impossible to distinguish the actual cause. Well, its a painful thing to have to say, but the U.S. is not immune to the “Hitler Formula”.


Before 9/11

Operation Northwoods

quoted from Wikipedia:Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a false-flag plan, proposed within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for CIA or other operatives to commit apparent acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Castro-led Cuba. One plan was to “develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington”. This operation is especially notable in that it included plans for hijackings and bombings followed by the use of phoney evidence that would blame the terrorist acts on a foreign government, namely Cuba. The plan stated: “The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.”

Although this particular plan was never carried out, the U.S. government has perpetrated countless atrocities against the Cuban people that continue on to this very day.

Bay of Pigs Invasion

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.” Links: Cuba-U.S. Relations, Bay of Pigs Invasion, The Cuban Project

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

In 1964 the U.S. military made what have now been admitted to be false claims of being attacked by the Vietnamese. This tricked Congress into being scared enough to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which gave the president authority to employ military force without a formal declaration of war by Congress. This of course paved the way for the tragic Vietnam War. Links: Gulf of Tonkin Incident, National Security Archive , Video: How to Start a War

COINTELPRO

Acronym for Counter Intelligence Program. COINTELPRO was a highly illegal program carried out by the FBI, who’s stated objective was to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of activists like John Lennon and Martin Luther King, and civil rights groups like Students for a Democratic Society, the NAACP, the Black Panthers, the women’s rights movement, and the anti-war movement. It started in 1956 and was kept secret until 1971, when thousands of classified files were stolen from the FBI and released to the public. Links: Wikipedia: COINTELPRO


Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

Formerly known as the School of the Americas. This is basically a U.S. run terrorist school who’s graduates have gone back to their home countries to commit human rights violations and other terrorist acts in support of “U.S. interests”. Links: Wikipedia: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation


C.I.A. Corruption

Among the C.I.A.’s many crimes on record (and these are only the ones they’ve got caught on), they’ve engaged in mind control experiments on U.S. citizens, smuggled massive amounts of cocaine and heroine into the U.S. to sell it in the inner cities, have sold countless weapons to other terrorist organizations, and have used their illegally acquired money to overthrow peaceful leaders of small, weak countries, and replace them with despotic, murderous leaders more friendly to “U.S. interests”.

Links: Wikipedia: CIA Drug Trafficking, Wikipedia: MKULTRA, Video: The Secret Government (CIA Overthrow of Mossadeq), Video: 60 Minutes CIA Drug Smuggling # 1



The Wolfowitz Doctrine

quoted from Wikipedia: Not intended for public release, it was leaked to The New York Times on March 7, 1992, and sparked a public controversy about U.S. foreign and defense policy. The document was widely criticized as imperialist as the document outlined a policy of unilateralism and pre-emptive military action to suppress potential threats from other nations and prevent any other nation from rising to superpower status.

The first leaked version of the Wolfowitz Doctrine is frighteningly accurate as a blueprint for the Bush regime. It was however, rewritten with more “friendly” language, under the supervision of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, and officially released about a month after being leaked. Although the second version says pretty much the same things except more indirectly and dodgingly, the first version contains statements such as: “Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival”… “We must maintain the mechanism for deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role.” …”we will retain the preeminent responsibility for addressing selectively those wrongs which threaten not only our interests but those of our allies or friends”… and “In the Middle East and Southwest Asia, our overall objective is to remain the predominant outside power in the region and preserve U.S. and Western access to the region’s oil.”


Project for the New American Century

PNAC is a Washington D.C. based think-tank founded in 1997, which is basically an extension of the Wolfowitz Doctrine. Since its inception, it has called for imperialistic measures such as huge increases in military expenditures and the invasion of Iraq. However, a year before 9/11, it stated, “The process of transformation, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event-like a new Pearl Harbor.” Links: Video: Project for the New American Century (PNAC) Part 1, Wikipedia: Project for the New American Century


9/11 and Surrounding Circumstances

Below are selected items from this list of several very telling mainstream news articles. In light of the countless irrelevant conspiracy theories, it’s worth stressing that all these articles are from the mainstream media, which, despite the corporate dominance over it, does occasionally cover controversial subjects such as this, (although with increasing rarity).


1996-2001: Federal authorities are aware for years before 9/11 that suspected terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden are receiving flight training at schools in the US and abroad. One convicted terrorist confesses that his planned role in a terror attack was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters. Washington Post, 9/23/01, CBS, 5/30/02, more

1996-2001: On multiple occasions spies give detailed reports on bin Laden’s location. Each time, the CIA director or top White House officials prevent bin Laden’s elimination. Los Angeles Times, 12/5/04, New York Times, 12/30/01, more

2000-2001: 15 of the 19 hijackers fail to fill in visa documents properly in Saudi Arabia. Only six are interviewed. All 15 should have been denied entry to the US. Washington Post, 10/22/02, ABC, 10/23/02

Two top Republican senators say if State Department personnel had merely followed the law, 9/11 would not have happened. AP, 12/18/02, more

2000-2001: The military conducts exercises simulating hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets causing mass casualties. One target is the World Trade Center (WTC), another the Pentagon. Yet after 9/11, over and over the White House and security officials say they’re shocked that terrorists hijacked airliners and crashed them into landmark buildings. USA Today, 4/19/04, Military District of Washington, 11/3/00, New York Times, 10/3/01, more

Jan 2001: After the Nov 2000 elections, US intelligence agencies are told to “back off” investigating the bin Ladens and Saudi royals. There have always been constraints on investigating Saudi Arabians. BBC, 11/6/01, more

Spring 2001: A series of military and governmental policy documents is released that seek to legitimize the use of US military force in the pursuit of oil and gas. One advocates presidential subterfuge and hiding the reasons for warfare “as a necessity for mobilizing public support.” Sydney Morning Herald, 12/26/02, more

May 2001: For the third time, US security chiefs reject Sudan’s offer of thick files on bin Laden and al-Qaeda. A senior CIA source calls it “the worst single intelligence failure in the business.” Guardian, 9/30/01, more

June-Aug 2001: German intelligence warns the CIA that Middle Eastern terrorists are training for hijackings and targeting American interests. Russian President Vladimir Putin alerts the US of suicide pilots training for attacks on US targets. In late July, a Taliban emissary warns the US that bin Laden is planning a huge attack on American soil. In August, Israel warns of an imminent Al Qaeda attack. Fox News, 5/17/02, Independent, 9/7/02, CNN, 9/12/02, more

July 4-14, 2001: Bin Laden reportedly receives kidney treatment from Canadian-trained Dr. Callaway at the American Hospital in Dubai. Dr. Callaway declines to comment. During his stay, bin Laden is allegedly visited by one or two CIA agents. Guardian, 11/1/01, Sydney Morning Herald, 10/31/01, London Times 11/1/01, UPI, 11/1/01, more

July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stops flying commercial airlines due to a threat assessment. CBS,7/26/01 In May 2002, Ashcroft walks out of his office rather than answer questions about it. Fox News/AP, 5/16/02, more

Aug 6, 2001: President Bush receives an intelligence briefing warning that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. Titled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US,” the briefing specifically mentions the WTC. Yet Bush later claims it “said nothing about an attack on America.” Washington Post, 4/12/04, Briefing, 8/6/01, more

Aug 27, 2001: An FBI supervisor tries to ensure that a hijacker doesn’t “take control of a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center.” Senate Report, 10/17/02 Headquarters chastises him for notifying the CIA. Time, 5/21/02, more

Sept 10, 2001: A number of top Pentagon brass suddenly cancel travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns. Why isn’t this news spread widely? Newsweek, 9/13/01, Newsweek, 9/24/01, more

Sept 11, 2001: Data recovery experts extract data from 32 damaged WTC computer drives. The data reveals a surge in financial transactions shortly before the attacks. Illegal transfers of over $100 million may have been made through WTC computer systems immediately before and during the 9/11 disaster. Reuters, 12/18/01, CNN, 12/20/01, more

Sept 11, 2001: Described as a bizarre coincidence, a US intelligence agency was set for an exercise on Sept 11 at 9 AM in which an aircraft would crash into one of its buildings near Washington, DC. USA Today/AP, 8/22/02, more

Sept 11, 2001: Six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners make a tape recording describing the events within hours of the attacks. The tape is never turned over to the FBI. It is later illegally destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it. Washington Post, 5/6/04, New York Times, 5/6/04

Sept 13-19, 2001: Bin Laden’s family is taken under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point. They leave the country by private plane when airports reopen days after the attacks. New York Times, 9/30/01, Boston Globe, 9/20/01, more

The two co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail. Wikipedia, CBC News

As documented above, the “official story” for 9/11 is an outright lie, and an insult to the victims. Unfortunately this is barely scratching the surface, and many irrelevant conspiracy theories have come to be viewed as the “9/11 truth” movement, rather than the pertinent facts. Links: History Commons 911 Timeline


After 9/11

Right after 9/11 the Bush regime was ready to spring into action. The “new Pearl Harbor”, as called for to catalyze the murderous, imperial objectives of PNAC, had finally come. So when the premeditated invasion of Iraq began, the public was told repeatedly and with assurance that 2 undeniably massive lies were absolutely true: One being that Iraq was responsible for 9/11 (most were from Saudi Arabia, none from Iraq), and the other was that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (which were never found). Links: NY Times: Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

-The USA PATRIOT Act: According to the name it has to be patriotic. Its got to be. So of course that’s why Congress and the Senate weren’t given any time to read it’s 300+ pages before they were rushed into passing it. In reality, buried within this bill, under the guise of national security, are newly opened avenues for unconstitutional and illegal governmental abuse of power and invasion of privacy. The last time I checked, its not too patriotic to give up your unconditional constitutional rights. Links: Penn & Teller on the Patriot Act, Judge Napolitano: Why The Patriot Act is Unconstitutional, Wikipedia: Controversial invocations of the USA PATRIOT Act


Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A ridiculously old conflict, this is the main source of instability in the middle east, and the U.S.’s massive unconditional financial support of Israel’s murderous policies is a major contributing factor to the hate directed at us worldwide. Links: IfAmericansKnew.org, Video: Great rebuttal by CNN anchor against an Israel Spokeswomen, Wikipedia: Israeli-Palestinian conflict


War Profiteering

US 2011 Military Budget
The US spent more on its military than the next 13 nations combined in 2011.

Fraud and corruption in the Pentagon often rewards overpaying, no-bid contracts to their favorite corporations. To give you an idea of how much tax payer money falls through the cracks, consider that a day before 9/11, when military spending was low in comparison to today, Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon couldn’t account for a quarter of their transactions, or 2.3 trillion dollars! “The U.N. assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) estimates that 2,412 civilians were killed by U.S. or NATO strikes in 2009 alone. The total number of civilian casualties since 2001 is uncertain.” Links: Washington Post: Top Secret America, CBS News: The War On Waste, Defense Department Cannot Account For 25% Of Funds – $2.3 Trillion, $8.5 trillion missing from Pentagon HalliburtonWatch.org, Video: Eisenhower on the Military Industrial Complex, Video: The War Against Us All,Drones: Part 3: Responsibility, Predator Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)


Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” –James Madison

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve


“All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” –John Adams

…”I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson


Links: Money – A Brief History Of The American Dollar – Part 1 of 2 and Part 2 FederalBudget.com, U.S. Treasury: Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding , IRS: Tax Stats at a Glance


The Environment

Average U.S. consumers, and the corporations that their habits support, are the largest contributors to environmental destruction, through their wasteful and mindless consumption. Links: GreenpeaceEnvironmental Working Group , Catalog Choice – Eliminate unwanted catalogs you receive in the mail , Opt out from junkmail: OptOutPreescreen.com , The World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide, Google search for “Recycling drop-off centers in (Your city or zip code)”

Health

Eating organic, locally grown food is one of the best things you can do for the environment and yourself. Most people, however, don’t eat that well, which contributes to why the cancer and obesity rate has skyrocketed, and so many turn to poisonous pharmaceuticals as a first resort rather than last. A natural, healthy diet and lifestyle is the foundational prerequisite to prevention of most diseases and disorders.

Pharmaceuticals in general are unnatural, unhealthy, and in the long term, poisonous (especially when taken in ignorance of natural, safer, and more effective alternatives, which just happen to not be patented and deemed profitable by drug companies). Care should also be taken in choosing natural cosmetic, hygiene, and personal care products (check the toxicity of your favorite items and brands at the Cosmetics Safety Database.)

The Internet (Net Neutrality)

The internet is the tool of the revolution. Free speech and free and neutral instant global communication threaten the huge profits of large corporations. That’s why they’re trying to pass laws that will allow internet providers to choose which websites get more or less bandwidth, along with other privacy-invasive and neutrality-violating laws. Links: Net Neutrality , Electronic Frontier Foundation,Pentagon wants to “fight the net”

Drug Prohibition

D.A.R.E.
Not only is it obviously morally wrong for any government to decide what it’s citizens may or may not peacefully do to their own bodies (a violation of The Freedom of Self-Affecting Actions), but drug prohibition has already been historically proven to have disastrous effects, as evidenced by alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s. When things in high demand are outlawed, it doesn’t significantly reduce the demand or supply. Since the risks drive the prices up, organized crime benefits from prohibition, effectively rendering drug prohibition into a subsidization of violence and crime.

To prevent drug abuse, inform people of the risks, dangers, and principles of responsible use, instead of telling them “Just Say No”. Its like the typical reverse psychology scene of putting someone in a room with a mysterious object, and then right before leaving telling them “Oh by the way, don’t touch that, its bad!” Also, the proper way to deal with addiction is rehabilitation, not institutionalization into inhuman prisons. Drugs are an integral part of human history, and people have just as much right to alter their consciousness as they do to alter their hair style.

There’s plenty of info out there on the malignancy of drug prohibition, so we’ll leave some links and cut it short here. But did you know that legal, synthetic drugs (like caffeine and pharmaceuticals) kill hundreds of thousands of people by overdose, while marijuana, (a natural, medicinal herb, and the center of the “War on Drugs”) is virtually impossible to overdose on? If we’re serious about turning our financial deficit around, we have to stop throwing away billions of dollars every year to throw innocent citizens into already over-crowded prisons, and start taxing and regulating just as is done with alcohol and tobacco. Also search for “industrial uses of hemp” to begin understanding the true economic reasons of marijuana prohibition. Links: Marijuana Policy Project, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Erowid.org , DrugPolicy.org , StopTheDrugWar.org , LEAP.cc


Pseudoscience, Disinformation, and Misinformation

Our stance on this subject is dedicated to Carl Sagan, his last interview (below), and his final book.

We avoid emphasis on abstractions and unproven suppositions, as we find them ultimately unconstructive and distracting, for the following reason expressed in this review:

“What some people don’t realize, and what Sagan points out, is that things just as mysterious and awe-inspiring can be found all around us, and they are indeed factual and are being investigated by those in science fields. We need not look elsewhere to find mysticism and intrigue. People are still trying to completely understand viruses and the molecular building blocks in gas in space, and if people were equally as drawn to understand real phenomena as they are fallacious theories, then more people would be working to unravel the true mysteries that are much more worthy of our efforts.”

This is not to say we dismiss unaccepted or unproven theories, such as alternative therapies and energy systems, or the mystical experience, it’s just that certain unproven things of this nature are sometimes best described through scientifically verified phenomena such as the nervous system, hallucination, hypnotization, classical conditioning, and/or the placebo effect. We do still of course entertain certain hypothesis on the nature of reality.

Disinfo, and misinfo are grouped together here because they all ultimately amount to extreme noise and static in the signal of Divine Truth transmitted by the universe. By disinfo/misinfo, specific reference is made to sensationalist & alarmist media sources such as Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh, but these same characteristics are pervasive across practically all mainstream media, which is controlled by an increasingly smaller handful of owners. Entertaining the plausibility or seriousness of most conspiracy theories and meaningless distraction gossip from divisive sources like these is as constructive as researching designer dog jacket fashion trends and current sales during the time you should have been informing yourself or voting for practical change.

It may as well be assumed, (at the very least as a thought exercise in light of exposed domestic black operations), that these divisive distractions are being actively extolled and disseminated in a manner that is always deniable, through covert and seemingly grassroots means, (recruiting unwitting “useful idiots” to pass on the noise), by establishment actors for the purpose of controlling culture and politics by fracturing and disenfranchising any potential peaceful unified movement against the fundamental roots of injustice and oppression. Links: Michael Shermer: Baloney Detection Kit , The Skeptic’s Dictionary , New Age Belief Systems, Conspiracy Theory, and Emotional Illness , Quackwatch.org , Video: Open-mindedness


Technological Singularity

The technological singularity refers to a point in the very near future when computer intelligence exceeds ours, and the exponential growth of technology will basically explode. The implications of this are staggering. Herein lies the greatest potential opportunities and perils for our future. The possibility to merge with technology, become superhuman, and live for hundreds or more years is very real. Links: Michio Kaku on The Singularity, Ray Kurzweil Explains the Coming Singularity, Transcendant Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil, http://bigthink.com/raykurzweil


Doing Our Part

..(a few suggestions)

“What is radical? How do you change the world? What is, who is a revolutionary?”

Small steps, of which appear insignificant to most, add up to make huge differences. The true significance of one person must never be underestimated. For anyone to suggest they are incapable of ever making any difference one way or the other is not only a dangerous thought, but is just plainly false when you step back and see how deeply interconnected and interdependent our lives really are. Through our personal attitudes, habits, communications, consumptions, and self-expressions, we project a massive influence upon the world. It’s extremely tragic that most people seem to prefer pandering these valuable tools off towards such futilities as gratification of their own ego and conforming to expectations, rather than to apply their voice and self toward authenticity and standing up to make a difference.

An unquenchable thirst for knowledge is innate in all healthy humans, absent due only to serious environmental stress, and voluntary mental handicaps such as arrogance and corrupted worldview. If you are not actively cultivating and sharing this value of knowledge, you have given up on life and chosen zombiehood.

One of the very first (and most obvious) foundational steps, (other than actively seeking independent information sources such as this), is being a responsible consumer/citizen/human being. Individual responsibility, education, and sustainability are key. It is OUR responsibility to always be educated on the sustainability of our habits. Its been made clear that this great responsibility cannot be left in the untrustworthy hands of corporations and governments.

When examining the structure of the word sustainable, you get the main root words: sustain, and able (obviously). So, how long is your mode of living able to be sustained, both environmentally and politically? One must examine every moment of their life, at every step, and ask, “What if every human on Earth had this same habit?” If they did, how long would we be able to sustain our planet’s precious health and resources, and a peaceful, prosperous, free world? (The concept of sustainability can be extended and applied to literally every type of mode, concept, action, habit, thought, and generally every thing.)

The importance of “voting with your dollars” cannot be stressed enough. Each thing bought is a vote for everything associated with its production and existence. Who and what do your dollars support? How much goes to support large, faceless, exploitational corporations? And how much goes to support honest, local, hard-working small businesses and entrepreneurs? Of course not all corporations are inherently evil, but a good general rule of thumb is to avoid buying from a corporation what can be attained elsewhere. Or at the very least, choose smaller corporations over larger ones. Credit unions are the obvious and ethical alternatives to doing business with large corrupt and criminal banks!

The problems we face are varied and complex, but the overall solution can be described relatively simply: We REALLY need to start educating ourselves and each other, and we need to UNITE! We the people are the power, and only when this fact is dismissed as a “dream”, can it be untrue. When one observes the many very grave threats to our existence, its easy to become depressed and adopt an attitude of pessimistic defeatism, or just choose not to think about it. But both of these attitudes welcome destruction. When looked at from the correct perspective, we’re actually very blessed to be living in such interesting times; the problems we face should be looked at as catalysts towards revolutionary change. After all, revolutions don’t just happen, they happen out of necessity. The responsibilities that each one of us must come to terms with are not to be seen as burdens, but rather welcomed as divine privileges of destiny, allowing us to manifest our true selves.