Wednesday, December 30, 2015

20 Classic Albums Rockers Should Listen to Every Year

20 Classic Albums All Rockers Should Listen to Every Year -- Plus One

By John P. Smith
Freelance Writer

I reserve the right to come back and add commentary!

Warren Zevon -- Warren Zevon

Cinderella -- Long Cold Winter

Pink Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon

REO Speedwagon -- High Infidelity

Poison -- Flesh and Blood

Rush -- 2112

Queensryche -- Operation Mindcrime

Uriah Heep -- Demons and Wizards

Triumph -- Allied Forces

Guns N Roses -- Appetite for Destruction

Skid Row -- Skid Row

Seether -- Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces

Boston -- Boston

Dokken -- Back for the Attack

Metallica -- Metallica

My Chemical Romance -- The Black Parade

Shinedown -- Amaryllis

Tesla -- The Great Radio Controversy

The Clash -- London Calling

Train -- Train

Tyketto -- Dig in Deep

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Take a Stand

A Short Commentary:

By John P. Smith
Freelance Writer

I've already posted this on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.  I figure I'll just make a social media sweep and post it here, too.

Our idiot Head Muslim in Chief is about to "direct" Congress to "do something about guns" in this country.  He, like most of the retarded liberals in our government, has surely figured out that the guns are not the problem. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that someone has to pull the trigger. That being the case, then this whole charade revolves around usurping your Constitutional right to own fire arms.

Remember, if the law is wrong, you have a responsibility to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Be sure to send your Congressman an email to let him or her know that if they are complicit in taking away your rights to firearms, you'll be replacing them with someone who cares what you think in the next election.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Democrats Push to Prevent Gun Sales to Terror List Suspects

By John P. Smith
Reality Cheques Editor

This is a sophomoric attempt at a trick.

These gun-control retards think they’re smarter than we are.  Hey, Libtards!  We know who is on the terrorist watchlist. People like: Me. I’m an 8-year military veteran, strong, vocal advocate of Constitutional rights (not just gun rights) and have publically stated that I will not give over my weapons without a fight.

It is my firm belief that if a group of people come to my home and demand I give over my legally purchased property because I’ve been placed on a list as a danger to society, as far as I’m concerned, that’s theft. I’ll fight it.

Here’s another thing, gun-control cowards: If you put me on the terrorist watchlist and won’t let me buy guns or ammo legally; I will buy them on the black market.  If you morons have learned nothing else from the War on Drugs and, before that, Prohibition, you must have figured out that making something illegal doesn’t make it go away. It creates a secondary or even tertiary underground economy where sales are off the record and not taxable.  Personally, I can’t wait for this to happen because I hate paying taxes. Meanwhile, until I am FORCED by unconstitutional legislation to use the black market, I will buy all my weapons and ammunition legally and in the open, as I always have.

And, until I find a viable alternative, I pay my taxes on time and in full, under duress and bitterly opposed to doing so. I believe when the government forces us to pay them before we feed our children, it is worse than just robbing us on the street. Most people don’t feel like they’re being robbed, because they never see that money. If we had to go cash our checks and then go pay taxes every week, most people wouldn’t do it. They would see it for what it is; theft.

Mainstream Media will support this effort with everything they have. Few are the advocates of individual rights in the visual media ranks. They are all about fear and control. Every news story you see promotes fear of some group or element of society. Fear this!  Be afraid. But look! The government is doing something about it! We’re going to take away rights from everyone because some of you are afraid.

The Mainstream Media, like our bastard of a President, only promotes fear and divisiveness. If we’re all working together, we will not need them.

That is their fear.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Saying Nothing Solves Nothing

(Photo Courtesy of Google Images)

By John P. Smith
Freelance Writer

Like Fox Mulder in the X-Files, I want to believe. In fact, I do believe. The UFO phenomena is real.  Plenty of researchers have gathered the data proving that something is flying around in our skies that we don’t understand. Now, I need solid proof.

In this day of 20-megapixel phone cameras, super-intelligent space probes and high-definition satellite imagery, why the hell don't we have a decent photo of alien beings, alien spacecraft, or alien artifacts on the moon?  Haven’t we all waited long enough?

I look for evidence. Real evidence. So far, all I’ve found is junk. However, I believe part of that is by design.  For instance, this is the best we can do for close-ups of interesting phenomena on our own moon?
(Photo courtesy of NASA)

Photo analysts and ufologists say the area in the center of this photo shows an alien craft or landing site on the moon for craft not built by modern humans.

Give me a break!

We can do this with the two-decades old Hubble Space Telescope.

(Photo courtesy of NASA) 
(Yes, I know they are colored in the studio by NASA.)

And we can take this awesome photo of the moon with the Hubble.

(Photo Courtesy of NASA)

Oh, yeah, it’s a nice photo.  What does it tell us?  Nothing except that we can take a nice photo of the moon from our space-based telescope. Most of us already figured that out.

I know I can’t be the first to ask this question:  Why can’t NASA, or somebody, take some clear photos of these questionable lunar phenomena and put these questions to rest one way or the other? Do alien bases exist on the moon? Alien technology? Why hide this if it is true?  Why not disprove it if is not true? We have satellites that can photograph a license plate legibly from 35,000 kilometers in space. Then, cut the crap, send a satellite with a good camera, and go take some decent photos of these lunar artifacts. Stop releasing these stupid grainy, low-resolution, black-and-white photos that might show something on the moon. Take some real photos and show us the truth.

And, how about additional horrible, ridiculous images from other spacecraft. This is the Phobos Monolith, taken by the Mars Global Surveyor in 1998.

(Photo courtesy of NASA)

This is a blurry photo of a rock, or something, about 85 meters high casting a shadow. That’s all we know because this photo isn’t clear and the resolution is horrible. We’ve had color cameras since the 1930’s. Why the hell are we trying to determine if this structure is natural or artificial based on photos that look like this?  I understand this probe was built 20 years ago, but it had to have a color camera with a zoom feature. Even with long transmission times and rasterizing, this is just ridiculous. Show us a real photo or tell us you’re not going to.  Either way, stop lying to us.

Our government and our space program aren’t exactly reliable sources known for telling us the truth about anything. Put mechanisms in place to ensure we get the unfiltered, undoctored, unmitigated truth. Stop hiding information that should be available to every citizen of Earth. Give us a live feed to a lunar research camera and don’t cut the video every time something out of the ordinary enters the frame. We want to see for ourselves.  We don’t need government analysts telling us what we’re supposed to be seeing in some grainy gray-scale shot of a crater from 100 km away. Use the technology we have available and collect some real-time, high-definition color data and let us make our own analysis.

If nothing is there but coincidental scattered debris, then take a clear color shot of it and show us. If it is not random scattered space trash, then we have a right to know that, too. Why continue being part of the problem when it might just be easier to be part of the solution?

If there are alien craft in our skies and alien artifacts on our moon; we have a right to know. Tell us. If these questionable phenomena are not alien artifacts, prove it. Take a picture and show us what it really looks like. Is that too much to ask?

Saying nothing solves nothing.

For everyone out there posting photos or videos that might, or might not, be extraordinary photos of supernatural and unexplained phenomena here on the planet; keep working and collecting the evidence. Eventually, someone will get the proof we need. Then again, we’re ten years into the age of personal high-definition video-phone cameras, and we still don't have clear video evidence proving the existence of aliens, alien craft or alien artifacts.  Oh, yeah, we get plenty of blurry, pixelated images showing blobs of light or gray streaks in the sky. We've had that for years.

(Courtesy of Google Images)

Yet, we have phone cameras that can take photos that look like this:
(Photo Courtesy of Google Images)

We must use the technology we have to put some of these questions to rest. If someone has clear video evidence of something extraordinary, let’s see it. If it’s blurry images of bouncing dots in the sky, yes, we want to see them, too. But we all must understand that questionable evidence is not really evidence at all and only adds to the confusion and chaos of trying to sort out the truth, whatever it may be. We need real evidence. I mean a crystal clear, high-definition photo or video that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are not alone.

All of us who want to believe are waiting for it.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DamYu the Visitor Talks Presidential Politics

Usually, when I write an article, I also try to put out a video version, or vice-versa, of that information.  So, here's a short video featuring DamYu the Visitor discussing media bias in the presidential elections, which, as it turns out, has nothing to do with the article released earlier today.

Why You are Afraid of Guns

By John P. Smith
Reality Cheques

Here’s a simple question:  Why are you so afraid of guns?
The simple answer: Because you’re told to be.

In the last 10 years, fewer people have died in mass shootings in this country than people killed over any one 3-day weekend in automobile accidents. Yet, we aren’t afraid of automobiles. We have no problem at all crawling into a 4-wheeled death trap and rushing into traffic at 70 mph.  Why is that? Let’s briefly examine how such a dichotomy might have come to pass.

The short answer: If you are afraid of guns, it’s because you have been conditioned to fear guns. You’re also being conditioned to fear Climate Change, Water Shortages and Terrorists, even though you have absolutely no first-hand proof that any of these so-called crises are real.  All you know is what you have been told.

What you’re being told is that you should be afraid. You’re being conditioned to believe that guns are bad and that people with guns are bad people who are part of a huge problem. It’s a manufactured problem, created by the mainstream media and architects of control from government and industry. It’s the old Problem, Reaction, Solution paradigm we all know so well. It’s simple Pavlovian conditioning. Most people will run into the theory of Pavlovian Conditioning in high school or early college.

This really is psychology 101: The Pavlovian Response.  Every time the news media talks about guns, they talk about why you should be afraid of them. They tell you how they’re so unnecessary. How they’re dangerous. They talk about why guns are so bad and why Gun Control is necessary. You will never hear a single word of support for citizens owning guns. These people are part of the machine: They do not care about you or your rights as an individual. They preach fear and death and paralyzation and brain damage. These liars want you to be afraid and to fear guns. When enough people are afraid and cry out in fear for the government to “do something,” well, the government will. They will ban assault weapons. They will ban magazines that hold more than 10 shots. They will ban. And they will ban. And they will ban until, one little step at a time, we have nothing left with which to defend ourselves. That’s how it works.

Even the television shows get in on the conditioning, evoking that same fear/response every time someone, other than a cop, pulls a gun.  We’ve all watched this scene in some mind-numbingly stupid television series: A guy in a crowd pulls a gun. Some woman screams, “Oh, my God, he’s got a gun!” Everyone screams and runs.  You’ve just been fed; and then heard the bell.  Be afraid.  Fear the gun.

Did you ever notice that the news media is always telling you the best way to avoid something or the best way to prepare for a catastrophe? They have all kinds of good advice about how to avoid being scammed at the mall, or how to be ready for the coming winter storm, or how to safely change a tire on the side of the freeway. Yet, with all the gun control dialog in the news, have any of them ever told you the best defense against someone shooting at you from across a room? No? Not surprising. The very best defense is to not be there. The best defense for that situation when being elsewhere is not an option turns out to be to have your own gun and be a better shot. You won’t hear that. That’s not part of the dialog. All you’re supposed to hear is that all guns are bad; they can’t be used for good...except by the government.

Yes, when using a gun it is important to understand what you’re doing and why. Be certain your defense does not endanger others unnecessarily. You must respect the gun: Understand what it can do to you and to somebody else. And, just as important, what it can do for you. Guns are the great equalizer. Before guns, basically the biggest and strongest could have their way with the smaller and weaker. Bring in guns of a size an individual can wield, and now, the playing field is leveled. A well-trained 115-pound woman with a handgun can take out an untrained 300-pound thug everytime. The odds are no longer in favor of the thug; brute force falls before intelligence, training and practice.

So, next time you watch a television show and see huge screaming crowds running from a guy with a gun, understand that it is a conditioning exercise. When the mainstream media’s teams of professional liars start telling you what you should be afraid of and why you should live in fear, remember, they are conditioning you.

If you typically watch mainstream television, you are being conditioned, manipulated and controlled. Ween yourself from it. Stay off mainstream television for a month, you’ll be surprised how clearly you can see when you’re vision is not shrouded in the media’s fog of fear.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Those Willing to Help Themselves

By John P. Smith
Freelance Writer

“We must choose between two paths. Either we conclude that Americans have lost control over their government or we reject this information as a mere distortion of history. In the first case we become advocates of the conspiratorial view of history in the later we endorse the accidental view. It is a difficult choice.
“The reason it is difficult is that we have been conditioned to laugh at conspiracy theories, and few people will risk public ridicule by advocating them. On the other hand, to endorse the accidental view is absurd. Almost all of history is an unbroken trail of one conspiracy after another. Conspiracies are the norm, not the exception.” -- G. Edward Griffin, Historian.

I will never again ask an idiot to watch a short 9/11 documentary to get a better idea of why there are so many questions about the attacks. I had one person refuse to watch the documentary, “Because it’s stupid and we already know what happened.”  (It’s easy to tell they are idiots after they open their mouths.) That person did not want a free copy of the video on a free 4GB stick; did not want anything to do with it.  How can an otherwise intelligent, rational, hard-working individual can have such a closed mind?  Mostly, I think, they don’t want to believe it. So they take an out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach.  We all know how well that always works out.  In the end, those idiots have the right to believe what they wish to believe. One person told me, “I just don’t want that kind of thing in my head.” Somewhere a Muslim teenager who feels exactly the same way is strapping on an explosive vest.  My opinion is, much like the aforementioned Muslim teenager, these people will live long enough to regret their shortsightedness; but not much longer.

Some of the alternate media pundits have taken to calling these folks “sheeple.” True, they act like sheep in a herd, following the shepherd out of habit and conditioning, only bleating about the weather, occasionally being knocked back into line for straying from the path. However, I disagree with such a derogatory label. The people are who they are meant to be; they are who they are through their conditioning and indoctrination into the system. Calling them a belittling name doesn’t change who they are; it only changes how they see us. Already, they believe we are a little bit crazy.  That makes them afraid of us.

But really, they are afraid of living a lie.  No one wants to find out that something they have believed most of their life was a deliberate falsehood. I really have worked to convince others to look at the 9/11 attacks with a fresh eye and make up their own minds about whether to believe the story, as told by the government and government-sanctioned media.  Many of them simply don’t want to know. I’m talking about good, hard-working, U.S. citizens who prefer to continue living under the illusion of freedom and democracy rather than put forth the minimal effort it takes to see that what we are being told is not what’s really happening. Those people prefer living the lie. Or, they are simply not ready for anything else.

What is the lie? What is really happening?  I know that based on information I have seen, information available to anyone, we are not being told the complete story about a lot of things.  Here is some of what I have come to believe:

  • I am a slave. I work for the government and the corporations that own the government. (Don’t believe it? Stop paying your taxes and see who really owns your house.)
  • The U.S. government does not care about me, my family or my welfare except to keep me paying taxes. (They steal nearly half of my income from my pay before I feed my children.  I believe this to be fundamentally wrong.)
  • The U.S. government is an evil entity which makes policy decisions based on avarice, covetousness, and greed. They perpetuate war in the name of "peace" and “democracy” for profit and power.
  • The U.S. Government was complicit in the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent cover-up.  
  • My rights guaranteed by the Constitution are continuously being eroded and usurped by the U.S. government in an on-going campaign of control and manipulation.
  • Our police forces are being armed as military instruments of control and will likely be "federalized" in the event of a nation-wide emergency.
  • All Mainstream Media outlets are staffed by government lackeys and liars. All MSM news  information is censored and spin controlled: You are only told what you are supposed to hear; you only see what you are supposed to see.  (Learn more here.)
  • All religion is a form of mind control.
  • Academia is in league with the government, perpetuating the disinformation/misinformation agenda to our children. (Why do you think school attendance is mandatory?)
  • Our Institutions (NIST, Smithsonian, Universities, etc.) that should be working to preserve our heritage have engaged in a concerted effort to suppress, disguise and even destroy information and artifacts that do not "fit" into the narrative of control.
  • Academia, Government and Religion all work together to hide the nature of our origins, our history and our future.  (Now THAT is a true Conspiracy Theory!)

So, here I am, pissing off the government-sponsored liberals because I don’t trust the government that feeds, clothes and provides them cell phones in exchange for their votes. And I'm aggravating the conservatives because I think religion is part of the problem.

News flash: I don’t care.

Actually, most of the conservatives I’ve had this discussion with agree with me on most of these points, except where religion is concerned.  At that point, I am “deceived” and don’t understand what the Bible is “really” saying.  About that: If you believe “the whole Bible is the word of God” then you need to step back and take another look. (Start with world-famous bible scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman, in Misquoting Jesus.)

But the bible-blinded conservatives aren’t even half as bad as the Obama-ass-kissing liberals. I find it humorous that high-minded, open-ended (pun intended) militant liberals who preach that it’s okay to be different have such a hard time dealing with people who don’t agree with them.  Okay, I really don’t find it funny. It’s irritating and I don’t really care for that kind of stupid double standard. A true self-aware liberal would understand that what they should be fighting for is the right of everyone to be who and what they choose to be.  By that definition, I’m as liberal as liberal can be.  As it is, an “open-minded” idiot who can’t understand why everyone doesn’t see things as he does is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

So, if you’re the kind of person who really believes that our government has your best interest at heart and truly cares about you; I can’t help you. If you can’t see beyond your next EBT card and your government-sponsored cell phone, I’m not going to waste my energy trying.  As far as I’m concerned, people who refuse to even look to see what is happening are part of the problem and, no longer worth my efforts.  When those people start to see what is actually happening and do a little research that doesn’t involve CNN, Fox News, NPR, American Idol or People magazine, then, if they ask, maybe I can help.

And, since I’m one of the good guys, maybe I will.  But, it might be too late.  I’m not giving up on everyone or anyone. I will continue to be an advocate of the alternate narrative, but I’m no longer an evangelist. I will not seek out converts; they can seek me. I am done being laughed at by people too indoctrinated into the system to partake of a helping of new information when it is placed in front of them. It is an unfortunate fact that most of the people who read this are not the people who need to hear it.  Then again, maybe by this time next week, I'll have changed my mind again.

"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses." -- Unknown.

Ain’t that the truth.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The "R" Word

Revolution: The “R” Word:

"Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.” Abbie Hoffman

By John P. Smith
Freelance Writer

Revolution:  I can’t even write it, say it or think it without also seeing visions of fields littered with bodies, mass graves and civilization reduced to a smoking ruin.  It’s a powerful word.  A necessary word.

The Declaration of Independence of the United States says: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Please go back and read ALL of that.  Most people stop after the pursuit of Happiness because they had to read this in school. Read it again; read it all. It’s important to understand precisely what is being said here:  Some 240 years ago, our founding fathers had exactly the same problems we’re seeing today.  Their government was out of control.

Of course, we don't govern our nation based on the Declaration. Our government is (supposed to be) based on the Constitution. There is no provision in the Constitution for the overthrow of government.  At the same time, the Constitution provides no guidance for martial law, either.  What it does say, however, is that just because it’s not written into the law, doesn’t mean it’s prohibited.  That’s kinda an out for both teams.

But the Declaration is precedence. Our government exists only because our forefathers overthrew the old one. And it clearly says it is our responsibility to do so again, if need be.  Does it have to be bloody?  No.  Will it be?  Probably.  Those who hold power will not willingly or easily let it go.  When will it happen?  I don’t know.  But I can feel it moving in my direction.

We can all feel it; some of us more that others.  It’s the overarching, omnipresent feeling of the other shoe about to drop.  The Sword of Damocles hangs by a thread over our heads.  Most folks simply won’t look up; refuse to acknowledge the Sword, sleeping under its ever-present danger without further thought. Others, those of us who are awake, see it there and scramble to find a way to get out from under it.  

If you’re reading this; you’re likely one of the awakened.  One of us who sees our police and law enforcement rampaging out of control. We see our government burying our fundamental rights under mountains of lies in the names of the triple terrors of Security, Equality and Climate.  (Oh, you have a problem with that?)  We see our banks and financial institutions imploding under the weight of their own greed.  We see the hopelessness of the 99-percent, drowning in debt, taxes and bureaucratic red tape, knowing that every time we come up for air we’ll have a government foot on our head shoving us right back under.  We see our so-called free press kissing the ass of the administration, repeating the lies of government and Wall Street so often and so fervently that they have actually come to believe them, too.

We have awakened from a blissfully ignorant slumber into this sociological, economic nightmare. For a long time, I believed I was alone in this feeling, understanding, knowledge of the rotten shape of our society, but then I discovered an entire subculture on the internet filled with people who believe as I do.  We’re called kooks, cranks, weirdos, conspiracy nuts, whackos, whatever adjective makes someone feel superior and unthreatened.  We’re also called Alternative Media, those of us who produce content.  My first response to hearing of Alternative Media was, “Alternative to what? Real media?” But that was wrong.  It’s alternative to mainstream media which, as noted above, is a tool of the ruling class and an instrument of control.  Through mainstream media, we are only told what we are supposed to hear; only shown what we are supposed to see.

Every day, more people wake up to these facts.  And every day that they do, our ranks grow and our influence spreads.  One day, I suspect soon, our government will be forced to take general action on Alternative Media. They will be forced to silence us, because we will be so loud we can no longer be ignored, ridiculed and laughed away.  They’ll start picking us off one by one.  That’s working for now.  Frighteningly, no one is surprised that this is happening.  Eventually, they will be forced to shut us down entirely.  Or at least make the attempt.

Companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft already bow to the pressure of the government and when cornered, they will shut down our sites, our feeds and our channels but really hate to because it costs them money.  They’ve already let the government have censorship rights over content.  The powers that be truly hate the freedom of information we have on the internet.  Oh, they love the internet -- as long as they have control of the content.  For instance, the government, and even organized religion, aren’t really interested in shutting down porn sites.  Why?  Because someone looking at porn isn’t reading what I’m writing.  At the first available opportunity, they will shut us down. Maybe it will be an Anonymous cyber attack on government computers.  Or hackers derailing stock exchange servers.   If an opportunity doesn’t present itself fast enough, a catastrophic event will be fabricated to give government the justification it needs to turn us off.   (We do see this kind of thing with frightening regularity: 9/11.)

There are problems, though.  The government and business, corporations and cartels, are tied in, and tied up, with the internet.  They can’t just take it all down, or profits suffer.  Not even part of it can be taken offline because of the way it’s built with multiple redundant backups for name servers and data pathways.

So we have that going for us.  Also, we have guns.  Don’t think for a minute that if millions of citizens were suddenly denied internet access that those people would not take to the streets.  (Take a man’s access to free porn and cheap booze and he will fight.)  Our adversary knows that most of us who watch and participate in alternative media support our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  We will not go quietly.  (See my article: When They Come for My Guns)

Which brings up an interesting scenario:  The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend. What if someone (Anonymous?) took us off the net and pointed blame at the government?  I know I’d never believe for a minute that it wasn’t the government trying to shut us up.  That’s the part that gives this scenario its power.  Because if that happened, I’d head, by myself or with others, toward the perceived source of the problem.  That’s one way a revolution could start.  Really, here, I’m just thinking out loud.  So far, I’ve thought the Bundy Ranch, Ferguson and Baltimore all were the lighted fuse that was going to set off the powder keg.  So far, not.  But, I see it as inevitable.

As I begin my closing, here, let me say this:  Yes, I’m angry that evil men have brought us to this point.

It is ok to be angry.  We have a right to be angry.  At the same time, we have a responsibility to be ready. Right now, we carry on with daily life, but we must quietly, efficiently and diligently prepare. During the Feast of Passover, the bible tells us to be ready to go, with sandals on our feet, robe tucked into our belt and staff in our hand. There’s also a saying, “They also serve who stand and wait.”

Are you ready? If you're not sure where to start getting ready, start here: The net is teeming with advice and people selling products based on your fear of war with the government or the fall of civilization. Research what you need, do your own tests and don't believe everything you read.

While making your preparations, consider how to get others to see the truth.  A cause needs converts. I believe I wrote this in a previous article and I think it’s pertinent enough to repeat here: A revolution isn’t called a revolution unless it is successful; until that time, it is called an insurrection and will be put down by whatever means is necessary. We must be prepared to deal with the reality that we are going to be at war and we must be ready to support our chosen cause.

I started this piece with a quote by Abbie Hoffman, it seems fitting to let him walk us out.

"Smoking dope and hanging up Che's picture is no more a commitment than drinking milk and collecting postage stamps.” Abbie Hoffman