FREEDOM VERSUS $ECURITY
Welcome to my blog Discovering An Adventure Called Life. Freedom and security seem to be words tossed around lately; regrettably, they are being tossed into the trashcan of history. Why, why have the world’s populations been so passive? Most of my readership is in the United States and Europe, as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Some of you who live in parts of Africa, Asia, or Russia know what it is like to have freedom and liberty denied. The older generations of Europe know personally how passiveness has no home in a society that claims freedom and liberty. What about the United States of America? Unlike many other countries, an outside source has never militarily defeated the United States. But then again, an outside source never defeated militarily the Soviet Union. It collapsed from within.
When one looks into history and studies major world events that lead to the collapse of societies, do they ask, what was the consciousness of those people? What was their thinking process? What was the topic of communication between neighbors and friends? Were they filled with a passive consciousness? Did neighbors and friends communicate with each other saying, “I don’t like it, but what can I do?”
Since September 11, 2001, when the United States was “attacked”, our politicians have continued to state, “Our freedoms and liberties are at stake.”
This single event, more powerful than the “secret attack” on Pearl Harbor, galvanized the nation to rally around its president. “Make us safe,” was the cry from across the land.
Knowing that congress takes years and years to pass laws, should it not have taken years to pass laws limiting freedom for increased security? Should it not be amazing if not unbelievable that the United States Congress was able to write and pass the USA Patriot Act, in less than 6 weeks? Is it not amazing if not unbelievable that the Attorney General of the United States John Ashcroft was able to submit the massive proposal to Congress in 1 week, after the “attack?” Is it not amazing if not unbelievable that he requested the United States Congress enact the USA Patriot Act in 3 days? “Make us safe,” was the cry across the land. “Do what you need to do, just keep us safe.”
The cry across the land is now crying, “I don’t like it, but what can I do?”
A new energetic powerful speaker came out of nowhere to ask the American people make me your leader, “Something you can believe in,” he would state.
In 2008 then Senator Barack Obama said, “One of the first things I want to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while President Bush has been in office.” After all, Mr. Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
Freedom versus security. Throughout history when a society and the leadership of that society embrace total security, freedom ends up as embers from the fire. “I do not like it, but what can I do?” call the ancient voices of history, from the ancient temples of Greece to the pillars of ancient Rome. We can walk through their ruins, listen to the faint voices of history cry out, and say, “Can you not hear us, for our dust is sprinkled throughout these ruins?” “I do not like it, but what can I do?”
“Keep us safe,” was the cry to the Bush Administration who appointed Michael Chertoff to Director of Homeland Security. He was also co-author of the USA Patriot Act, the son and grandson of Rabbis and Talmud scholars whose family emigrated from Russia. Mr. Chertoff is now co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a risk management and security consulting company. Mr. Chertoff’s company has a contract with Rapiscan; worth 173 million dollars, some say 300 million. Within days of the underwear bombers attempt on Christmas Day of 2009 Mr. Chertoff went on a media tour, promoting the use of these naked scanners without disclosing Rapiscan was paying him, knowing Rapiscan is under contract by TSA, the agency he helped create. The naked picture machines were ready; all they needed was a fear event and a passive public crying, “Keep us safe.”
Why is it when these events occur the laws are ready to be passed, the machines are ready to be sold, the profit of millions, billions are ready to be had by many of the same people who wrote the laws? “I don’t like it, but what can I do?”
What about Thomas, a bladder cancer survivor humiliated after a pat down broke his urostomy bag, leaving the 61 year old covered in his own urine? Although Thomas said, he warned the TSA officials twice that the pat down could break the seal. What about Cathy, a long time flight attendant and breast cancer survivor who had a breast removed and forced by TSA to remove her prosthetic breast? What about the 13 year old girl who was forced to allow a stranger feel her developing breast and then feel her pubic area, or the 12 year old boy who was forced to have a strange man feel his scrotum. “I do not like it, but what can I do?”
When the shoe bomber failed, hundreds of millions of people had to remove their shoes. When the underwear bomber failed I said, “TSA will force hundreds of millions to show or remove their underwear.” I was wrong; they want pictures of your genitals, or feel your genitals or breasts in the name of safety. I thought to myself, thank God he did not put the bomb up his anus. Perhaps I was feeling what is coming next, as a TSA official stated on FOX News, “We have no plans to check body cavities,” a pause, then he said, “at this time.”
As I am writing, women have come forward saying TSA agents have put their fingers up their vagina. If one is to be curious how passive our societies are, look at the polls stating over 50% of Americans agree with the new invasive procedures. They can do anything to me as long as they keep me safe, is the new cry across the land.
Perhaps TSA does stand for Touching Sensitive Areas, as Joseph Armeanio recently told me.
The passive worldwide public has given permission to its leaders for the public to be herded as cattle, for the sake of security worth millions and billions. How many multi- millionaires has Al-Qaeda made in the last ten years? Ron Paul, a congressional representative from Texas has stated, “Enough is enough,” at the capital of the United States. He has put forth legislation to stop, what he calls the draconian measures placed on the public.
Then you have Linda Hall Daschle, a former administrator for the FAA and wife of the former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who has been paid $100,000.00 dollars just this year to lobby for the advanced imaging technology. She states, “We don’t believe there is any health risk at all.”
Unless you are a scientist whose expertise is radiation, you need to choose whom to believe. Many have stated the radiation from these scanners is high enough to cause cancer, especially to ones who are prone to cancer, or are battling cancer. Whom do you believe; one who has the interest of the public at heart, or the ones paid what to say and when to say it? “I don’t like it, but what can I do?”
Will a passive public stand and watch their young daughters and sons be groped by strangers who have total authority over you, your children? Will you stand and have your children watch as strangers grope you? In my last Life Energy Flow Tai Yi School of Healing Class, I asked my student from Germany to translate a statement made many years ago by a German minster, Pastor Martin Niemoller who spent eight and one half years in a Nazi concentration camp Pastor Niemoller repeated his statement when he addressed Congress on October 14, 1968. This was his statement.
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out–
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out–
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
“I don’t like it, but what can I do?”
What can you do? How much power do you have? How much power would a passive society have if they became proactive? Not proactive in regards to violence or harming anyone, but proactive in stating to the Draconian Elite, “Enough is enough.” On the other hand, shall we become as the ancient Greeks who allowed Draco to write the laws of which most crimes called for the death penalty, even minor offences. His name lives in history as the Draconian consciousness; some call him the donkey’s ass of ancient Greece, the Draconian Elite, those in power who see humans as cattle, needing to be herded into a passive consciousness.
What can I do? Perhaps if a small group becoming a large group, becoming even a larger group, were to pick a date in the not too distance future such as May 1, 2011, and encourage all citizens of the world to not fly for one week, unless these Draconian measures including the naked scanners are rescinded. If the passive peoples of this world became proactive citizens, then the Draconian Elite will have no stage on which to stand to issue their decrees.
“I like it, but what can I do?”
I don’t like it. But what can I do? A simple question. The answer becomes much harder, especially for ones with deep-rooted belief systems. The questions I have presented have created a, “What the hell?” attitude for a few. Some became angry at the question because they did not like the answer they found.
A young man moved by my last two blogs sent me an e-mail. His e-mail presented a question with a very disturbing answer. “Many of my friends are fighting in the war. They believe they are fighting to preserve our freedom.” This young man stated, “After reading what you wrote I decided to research questions I have had. I found this quote from Hermann Goering, second in command of the Third Reich under Hitler.”
The following statement was made in prison after WWII while awaiting execution, which did not occur as he committed suicide the day before the appointed time. His quote below has several different versions, but all say the same thing.
“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” Hermann Goering…