I pledge allegiance to the flag...
Remember when you learned those words? It was back when everything was simple. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, the circulation manager of the Boston based "The Youth's Companion" magazine. The end of the Nineteenth Century was a much simpler time. The world was a much simpler place. It not so simple anymore.
When we recite those seemingly patriotic words, what are we really pledging our allegiance to? To the flag? To the United States? To the Republic for which it stands?
If we are to pledge our allegiance, let it be to an ideal. That ideal should be the American way of life as prescribed by the Constitution. The Constitution was designed to provide the essential ingredient in the recipe for the American Dream. It provided the "roadmap" that gave our forefathers the opportunity to make this country great. That greatness was born out of the sweat and blood of a liberated citizenry.
...of the United States of America.
Freedom as a concept and an ideal is under attack in America. Liberty has lost its meaning for many Americans. It often appears far less valuable than it really is. All too often, the unthinking trade liberty for the seductive illusion of security and stability. Just as Benjamin Franklin warned us, in the end they are left with neither.
We have reached a point where, once again, we must rely on the guidance of our forefathers and their patriotic initiative.
Upon reflection, it would seem that the "patriotism" exemplified by the founders of the American Republic consists, in part, of an allegiance, not to persons, not to offices, and not even to institutions, but rather to political and moral ideals. Such ideals as self-determination, the social contract, inalienable human rights, and additional ideals such as those enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
An attempt at the decimation of the ideals of freedom and liberty is currently being explored by an "Evil Corporation" that now plans to rule the world.
And to the Republic for which it stands,
Twenty-six-hundred years ago, in Athens, two candidates ran for office. Each candidate spent some of his own money buying votes. In every Democratic election in history, there have been candidates who used their own money to buy votes. Buying votes has always been an intrinsic part of every Democratic System. It is one of the reasons why Democracies are fundamentally flawed.
Everything evolves. Everything changes. For better or worse, nothing remains the same.
During Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms in office, things changed substantially. F.D.R. figured out a way to, in his mind, improve the system. Instead of using his own money to buy votes, he would use the taxpayer's money. This would change the face of American politics forever. By inventing more and more social welfare programs, he effectively bought more and more votes with the taxpayer's money. You can always find a bunch of folks willing to vote for a handout. He, more than any other person in our Nation's history, instigated a collectivist paradigm that would mislead our country, and place us in the precarious position that we find ourselves today.
Our present day politicians have embraced the collectivist ploy of social welfare, used it over and over again to get themselves elected and re-elected, adopted it as "business as usual", and gone about their ignoble pursuits with a "job security is job one" mentality.
"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." -- Frederick Bastiat
Our present system is a radical departure from the vision of the Founders. They understood the ultimate folly of Democracy and rejected it as unworkable. They knew that the majority would always vote for a free ride. They knew that the herd mentality is not compatible with anything nobel, and that conformity is the greatest single threat to liberty.
Freedom and individualism, are the only ideological tenets that can lend to our Country's salvation. It is the individual states that make up a Republic. It is the individual persons that make up the state. Mankind's potential is held within the core of every individual person, but that potential becomes diluted exponentially as the collective mind set is imposed and adopted.
Our country is now controlled by Fabian Socialists. The "Neo conservatives" are perhaps the most blatant perpetrators of the Fabian Socialist agenda with their totalitarian legislation and their reckless redistribution of our Nation's wealth through sovereignty degradation with agreements like NAFTA and FTAA. This is the ultimate result of the one world vision of Cecil Rhodes.
Our flag no longer seems to be standing for, or concerned with "the Republic."
The name of the game is collectivism, the basic precepts of which promote an ideology which dismisses nation, sovereignty, and individual liberties. It also suppresses notions of an omnipotent presence which stand in the way of our subservient indoctrination.
The world is crumbling down around us. And not only economically. We have allowed the orchestrated demise of the world as we know it by a group of misguided, irresponsible power mongers.
Why are these guys bad? Why do I often refer to these banksters as "the Dark Side?" Is it simply due to the fact that they are driven solely by a lust for power? While lust, avarice and greed are indeed Basic Biblical Sins, many people lacking moral stamina fall prey to the various turpitudes of modern society. While failure to resist the temptations of the Basic Sins is a mark of diminished character, it is, in itself, not all-damning.
No, it is because of their lack of cohesive vision. They have attempted to install themselves as the sole shot callers, attempting to rule the world, with no other qualifications other than their membership in the various "lucky sperm clubs." The passed down institutional wealth that they have amassed, through generations of corruption and successful financial manipulation, has skewed their sensibilities. The ideals that may have seemed noble to their grandfathers have been set aside. Their sole motive for world domination has digressed to one of the lowest common denominator. Absolute greed, like absolute power, corrupts absolutely. With no benevolent vision for the future, they have systematically decimated the planet's resources. The resulting imbalance is one that can now only be righted by the severe suffering of all of humanity, including themselves. They are maniacs who have painted humanity in to a corner that is, for all intents and purposes, inescapable.
In June of 1954 an amendment was made to add the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower said "In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war."
As I stated above, the collectivist paradigm intentionally suppresses notions of an omnipotent presence. How many of our cherished institutions have been challenged, by law, to abandon the notion of an Almighty?
The greatest problems to consider, when attempting to deal with the Evil Corporation, are three fold. First, the people that are calling the shots, the Puppet Masters, stay behind the scenes and are rarely accessible. Secondly, the front line individuals that serve this alliance, (politicians, bureaucrats, academics, union organizers, mainstream media, etc.), have been, for the most part, kept in the dark when it comes to a real understanding of the ultimate agenda which guides their labors and the subsequent dismantling of the U.S. Constitution. And third, a pandemic apathy, which is the product of a ninety year misinformation campaign, has brought about a lack of opposition to this movement and has rendered the country, almost hopelessly, in the grip of the abomination which is the New World Order.
Indivisable! The Declaration of Independence spelled out, in no uncertain terms, our right to division. "When in the course of human events," and so on. So now we must insure that the group prevails? That we do everything in our power to keep the herd together?
But wait. Enough of my ranting and raving. If you need evidence that the afore mentioned facts are true, and that collectivism is our main enemy, please refer to the research of an expert, G. Edward Griffin. His series, The Future is Calling will provide the foundation for most of what I have previously stated.
There are solutions to the problems we face. Most will require commitment, dedication, and sacrifice. But there is one part of the solution that is relatively painless. Although relatively painless, it is incredibly important. It is a simple act and it will only require your passive involvement. No armed insurrection necessary. Once you understand the source of their power, you will understand this part of the solution. So let me pose an analogy.
Suppose you go to a casino. If you are paying attention, you will notice that everyone is playing with chips. Why? Because the owners of the casino know that their customers, (marks), seem to be more willing to play their games with chips, rather than cash. They have, at least temporarily, demonetized Federal Reserve Notes, (FRNs), by substituting chips. Now let's take this situation to the extreme. Suppose you could buy everything you needed in the casino. Food, clothing, shelter, everything. And you could pay for everything with chips. Now lets additionally suppose that you could also work in the casino, and they paid you with chips. Stay with me here. Let's additionally suppose that you lived there all your life, that you raised your family there and that your kids raised their families there. Eventually, no one would have any need of FRNs. The casino would have successfully demonetized cash and would obviously be in control of the manufacture and issuance of chips. With the production of more chips, they could easily dilute the value of the chips you had already amassed. With that control they would have achieved absolute power in the casino. No matter whether you won or lost, they would win. They would rule the microeconomic world of the casino.
Hey, that's exactly what the collectivist owners of the Federal Reserve started doing in 1913. For an update on that debacle please see The Nature of Money by yours truly. Instead of a casino, they used a whole country to get it started. They progressively got everyone to forget about gold and silver, to dismiss them as, in the words of John Maynard Keynes, "barbarous relics". They didn't want people to use gold and silver for money because they couldn't manufacture it themselves.
They could, however, manufacture as many FRNs as they wanted. At the Breton Woods conference of 1945, they expanded the size of their "casino" to include most of the world.
The verdict of history must be that the Federal Reserve has failed dismally. Far from making financial crises impossible, as it initially promised, the Fed, in league with the Bank of England, intentionally engineered the first Great Depression, and it is about to present us with a Super Depression, which, IMO, will ultimately result in worldwide economic disintegration.
As the economic disintegration unfolds, all forms of savings will be decimated. Notional long term obligations like pensions are already failing as the underwriters fail. Institutional debt will be next. Social Security and Medicare are no longer sustainable. In the next two years we will watch as FRNs are so radically diluted that our economy will begin to mirror the Weimar Republic. This is all part of of the Collectivist's ploy for world domination. Tear the whole thing down and rebuild it in the Fabian Socialist's vision.
"The only difference between Communists and Fabians is a question of tactics. They may compete over which of them will dominant the coming New World Order, over who will hold the highest positions in the pyramid of collectivist power; they may even send opposing armies into battle to establish territorial pre-eminence over portions of the globe, but they never quarrel over goals. Through it all, they are blood brothers under the skin, and they will always unite against their common enemy, which is any opposition to collectivism." --Taken from G. Edward Griffin's essay The Grand Deception, a second look at the war on terrorism.
If you are not already familiar with the Fabian Society and its aspirations, please refer to Carroll Quigley's examination, The Anglo-American Establishment. The essence of the Fabian's agenda was incorporated in a stained glass window that hung in the Web House, a location that served as the group's original headquarters, in Surrey, England. It is that famous line from Omar Khayyam: "Dear love, couldst thou and I with fate conspire to grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, would we not shatter it to bits and then remould it nearer to the hearts desire?" Please read that line again. It is the key to modern history, and it is the key to the war on terrorism: "Dear love, couldst thou and I with fate conspire to grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, would we not shatter it to bits and then remould it nearer to the hearts desire?"
A further dissection of the Collectivist's agenda provides us with a glimpse of their vision; "War is the best way to remold society. War! Shatter society to bits. Break it apart. Then we can remold it nearer to the heart's desire. And what is our heart's desire? Collectivism."
The ramifications of the their actions are so mind blowing in scope, that confronting them is beyond the capacity of most, including those who mindlessly abetted the implementation of their plan.
The only thing that "We the People" can do is to take on the individual responsibility of recognizing the problem and dealing with it at the source. Admittedly the problem has become almost insurmountable, but it still must be dealt with at the source.
The source of the problem was the initial demonetization of gold and silver which took place between 1913 and 1945. A large part of the solution is the remonetization of gold and silver today. Ownership of gold and silver is what empowers a bold and contrarian few to take control of large amounts of capital. Ownership of gold and silver is what will empower the masses to throw off the tyrannical bonds of fiat, and replace them with our Constitutionally mandated monetary system, thus protecting the tenets of freedom and liberty, and insuring a future for our children and grandchildren.
with Liberty and Justice for all.
The time has come for us to step up to the plate and do our patriotic duty.
Patriotism is a love of and loyalty to one's country. A patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country.
The word patriotism comes from a Greek word meaning fatherland. For most of history, love of fatherland or homeland was an attachment to the physical features of the land. But that notion changed in the eighteenth century, when the ideals of personal freedoms and liberty strongly emerged into political thought. Patriotism was still a love of one's country that included connections to the land and people, but then also included its customs and traditions, pride in its history, and devotion to its welfare.
Today most people agree that patriotism also involves service to their country, but many disagree on how to best perform such service. Some believe that the national government speaks for a country; therefore, all its citizens should actively support government policies and actions. Others argue that a true patriot speaks out when convinced that their country is following an unwise or unjust action.
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." -- Haile Selassie
When was the last time that you acted in a manner that would help insure your personal liberties and freedoms? When have you acted in a manner that did not simply depend on the Government to protect and take care of you. The solution will come as a result of our individual actions. There are no groups on our side. The larger the group, the larger the problem.
I will be forever imploring you to own up to your individual patriotic responsibilities. One easy way is for you to do this is to purchase physical gold and silver bullion. In reality, compared to the amount of fiat currency in circulation, there is so little bullion available for purchase, that a concerted effort on your part could send the value of gold, and just as importantly silver, to the moon.
By participating in this simple, passive action, we can be part of the solution and avail ourselves a chance to survive the mind-boggling catastrophe that lies ahead. We are faced with an epic struggle against the tyranny of false money. Gold and silver are assets that are not borne out of someone else's debt or liability. Debt based money is abusable and will, therefore, always be abused. Like the children in a dysfunctional family, we have been severely abused. Denial is not a river in Africa.
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance. -- James Madison
Besides enriching ourselves through the exercise of buying and owning gold and silver, we can passively bring about some very important changes in one way that will really make a difference. As the price of bullion subsequently rises, more and more people will begin to see Federal Reserve Notes for what they really are; fake money, and recognize and appreciate precious metals for what the really are; real money.
If one half of one percent of Americans each went out and bought ten ounces of silver, that would amount to 14,000,000 ounces of silver. COMEX has much less than 100,000,000 ounces of silver available. That much buying pressure would have an explosive effect on the price. This could force the hand of the cartel and help change the world for the better.
Get the word out. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Consider it your patriotic and moral imperative.
Buy gold and silver.
It's not what you don't know that will screw you up, it's what you know that is wrong. The spin you hear from the mainstream media is intended to mislead you. Open your eyes and face the future. If you leave your head in the sand and ignore it, you are only leaving your butt exposed for the world to kick. This all may sound like gloom and doom, but when you get a handle on what is going to happen, you will have a future filled with opportunity. Fortune favors the Informed.
Kenneth Parsons, aka Johnny Silver Bear, is an IT professional in Texas and the President of Silver Bear Communications, Inc. Mr. Parsons has been involved in the advertising and promotion industry for over twenty-five years. He is the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe and, as such, is responsible for shaping the content of "The Bear." Mr. Parsons has served as CEO for Fiberscape Communications, Inc., a web site development / hosting and streaming multi-media company in Richardson, Texas since 1997. He is a Jeffersonian and a passionate supporter of the U.S. Constitution. He is also an outspoken advocate of gold money and equal tax rates. You can contact Mr. Parsons with questions or comments via email.