Secrecy - Secrets
is the practice of hiding
from certain individuals or groups, while sharing
it with other individuals
is sometimes used to hide criminal
activity, or to avoid detection from
enemies or prosecutors
to stop you or bring justice against you.
that is kept
and hidden and not revealed to the public or made
to view or to
use. Information that is only known by a small amount of people
who have access.
is to act together in
unison or agreement and in secret towards a
or illegal purpose.
is a secret agreement
or a secret
plot with illegal cooperation
in order to
or deceive others.
Obstructing of Justice
Power Structure Cahoots
is colluding or conspiring together secretly.
make secret plans
with a group of people to commit a crime or an unlawful or harmful act
Sometimes not all the people involved with the crime
On The Take
Need to Know
by a group to
do something unlawful or harmful. The action of
Conspiracy as a crime
is an agreement between two or more persons to
commit a crime at some time in the future.
is a secret or ulterior
for something. A
to implement a particular idea without telling anybody, even
though people may be affected in a negative way.
is a contrived or
arranged agreement involving the joint activity of two or companies or
people. A plan that is devised together or performed together in
cooperation. A concerted attack.
is used to describe a conspiracy theory
which suggests that
exist within the US
political system and constitute a hidden government
legitimately elected government. Some people believe that there is "a
hybrid association of elements of government
and parts of
and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States
without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the
formal political process
", whereas others consider the deep state to
prevalent among career politicians and civil
servants. The term was originally coined to refer to a relatively
invisible state apparatus in Turkey "composed of high-level elements
within the intelligence services, military, security, judiciary, and
organized crime" and similar alleged networks in other countries including
Egypt, Ukraine, Spain, Colombia, Italy, Israel, and many others.
set of rules that are withheld from the public that legal authorities
follow in order to do illegal things, like
violate human rights
is overt conduct, such as
and organization, that tends toward
established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution
discontent toward, or resistance against, established authority. Sedition
may include any commotion
though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious
words in writing are
. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the
interest of sedition. Typically, sedition is not considered a subversive
act, and the overt acts that may be prosecutable under sedition laws vary
from one legal code to another. Where the history of these legal codes has
been traced, there is also a record of the change in the definition of the
elements constituting sedition at certain points in history. This overview
has served to develop a sociological definition of sedition as well,
within the study of state persecution.
is the one
that can be clearly proved by evidence
and from which
can be inferred,
as opposed to a mere intention in the mind to commit a crime. Therefore,
it is an act that, while innocentresponse per se, can potentially be used as
evidence against someone during a trial to show participation in a crime.
that are not
secret or hidden
doing something secret or hidden that is not shown openly. A covering that
serves to conceal or shelter something.
is an act conducted with hidden
aims or methods. Shadow Markets
is a secondary or covert route
for the passage of information.
is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a
real-time online conversation alongside the primary group activity or live
spoken remarks. Occasionally backchannel provides audience members a
chance to fact-check the presentation. Inner Circle
exclusive group close to the center of power of an organization or
movement, regarded as elitist and secretive. Most of the time the outer
circle does not know the members of the inner circle, or the actual goals.
is a person within a group or
organization, especially someone privy to information unavailable to
information available only to those within an organization. Insider Trading
Hiding the truth is a dangerous game
people have died in the name of
secrecy. We were born as the greatest communicators
on the planet. Our
gives us endless potential. But when
we are silent
becomes useless and we suffer horribly from this silence. Hiding the
is the same as
the same thing as
. And just saying that
something is a conspiracy theory
does not prove
is doing something
is the activity of keeping
something secret and prevent from being seen or discovered. Covering up,
holding back or hiding something in order to keep it from being perceived
by others.Under Wraps
concealed or secret. Being vague
also concealing.Cover My Tracks
to conceal one's whereabouts, activities, intentions, or the evidence of
one's involvement.Leave No Loose Ends
means that an issue is completely resolved and there are no issues
that could plausibly reappear and cause the effort or mission to fall
Living a Double Life
is when a person
and activities about their life that they don't want people
to know, in order to live another life that is more public and perceived
as being normal. Sometimes hiding an
beliefs that contradict
Keep Someone in the Dark
is to keep
someone uninformed about certain things
and to exclude them from any
knowledge or information that would explain true the reality of a
situation and what's really going on. Power
Freedom of Information Act
retrieve information that has been
, so all the
other information that has not been documented or destroyed, gives scumbag
criminals who committed crimes the
to circumvent the Laws
is one of three general classes of mens rea
necessary to constitute a conventional, as opposed to strict
crime. A more formal, generally synonymous legal term is scienter:
or knowledge of wrongdoing
is a club or an organization whose activities, events, and inner
functioning are concealed from non-members. The society may or may not
attempt to conceal its existence. Logan Act
is the world of criminals or
organized crime that operates below what the public can see.
also means the world of the dead, which makes sense. Arcane
understood by few; mysterious or secret, requiring secret or mysterious
are intelligence services or police and law
enforcement agencies which operate in secrecy. Therefore, they have little
to no transparency, accountability
or oversight. A secret police organization is often used beyond the law by
to protect the political power of an individual
dictator or an authoritarian (autocratic) political regime.
the dangers of being secret is that you don't have a second opinion or any
feedback, so you are unaware of the damage you may be doing to yourself
and others, and unaware of other choices you could have. So secrecy has
its dangers. Like being isolated
a world where everything
. It is not the same as
, but is has similar
All my friends are
Heathens, take it slow
, wait for them to ask you who you know, please
don't make any sudden moves, you don't know the half of the
Time Will Tell by Asia
(The Lie is Over, youtube)
Let the Cat out of the Bag
means to reveal
a secret or a fact that was previously hidden, sometimes carelessly or by
is activity conducted with
hidden aims or methods in order to hide a secret operation or hide a
secret group that is organized to overthrow a government or occupation
Conspiracies - Secret Agreements
committed by a person or
persons with a position of trust
that gives them access to a secure locations or
to sensitive information
with little or no supervision. The perpetrator can also be a
former employee who still has specialized knowledge necessary to commit a crime.
Inside Inside Events - Dominance Hierarchy
- Insider Trading
Obstructing of Justice
are groupings of highly centralized enterprises
criminals or prominent officials
who intend to engage in illegal activity,
most commonly for money and profit. Corrupt Organizations
militaries, police forces, and corporations, and may sometimes use
organized-crime methods to conduct their activities, but their
derive from their status as formal social institutions. Criminal activity
as a structured process
is referred to as
. In the UK, police
estimate that organized crime involves up to 38,000 people operating in
6,000 various groups. Racket
is a planned
or organized criminal act. Means,
Motive and Opportunity
. War Racket
is an attempt, whether successful or not, to
embarrassing information. In a passive cover-up, information is simply not
provided; in an active cover-up, deception
is used. The expression is
usually applied to people in positions of authority
avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing, which is the
Obstruction of Justice
of a cover-up (initiators or their allies
) may be responsible for a
misdeed, a breach of trust or duty
, or a crime. While the terms are often
used interchangeably, cover-up involves withholding incriminatory
, while whitewash involves releasing misleading evidence
is the concealment of
. Films about
Conspiracy Theories that were true
is a plot or a scheme to achieve wicked or dishonorable
is easy when you can
to make people do things that are illegal, it happens everyday. You can
manipulating their education
or by exposing them to propaganda
or misleading information. When people are ignorant, any criminal act is
possible, especially when some criminals can be Above the Law
is a word that is
misused and abused often
. Saying that something is a conspiracy theory is
sometimes used to discredit information or used to claim that certain
information is invalid. If someone says that something is a conspiracy
theory, but does not explain or prove why something may be a conspiracy
theory, then that person has no idea what they're talking about, which is
the same as lying or pretending
something. If the plans were made in secret, how would you know
that there was no secret plans being made? If certain individuals have the
means, motive and opportunity
commit a crime, they are certainly not going to tell you about it. But if
you know that a bank was robbed, or if you are aware of a negative effect
or aware of a problem, and you know that something or someone caused this
problem, then you would want to make sure that people are aware so that
these problems can be solved. It makes no sense to cover-up horrible
mistakes, unless you're a criminal.
If you don't learn from your
, you keep making mistakes.
is what ignorant people
say when they don't want to listen to other peoples opinions or look at
evidence, which makes them look biased
they don't have any evidence that would explain their
. This is not to say
that there isn't lots of crazy people making
there is. But when you hear mostly crazy people talking in the media, then you start to
believe that everyone is crazy. This of course is
how they fool you
, because they use the
same phrase for two totally different types of people, thus it confuses
the listener. So when you hear the phrase
, what do you think it means? Is it a crazy
person or just someone who has new information that may explain the cause
of an event? This is why people need to stop
pretending to know things
and they need to start learning things,
especially learning media literacy and how the law works and and how the law doesn't work.
People need to ask questions
and stop making
. Conspiracy is when a
group of people work together to commit a crime.
Just because some people have been charged with a
crime, this doesn't mean that they are guilty or that they
. Just because some
people went to prison for a crime, this doesn't mean that all the guilty
people involved in the crime went to jail.
Just because there seems to
have been an investigation into a crime
, this does not mean that there is
no evidence of a crime, or does it mean that all evidence has been
presented. And just because the real criminals have not been charged with
a crime, this doesn't mean that there was no crime or that they are not
guilty. In order to charge people with a crime, you need a
, and the prosecutor needs
. But if the criminals control
the justice system, then you have no prosecutor. And if the criminals
control the media
, then you have no
evidence. You either investigate
and try to understand things, or you live the rest of your life being
ignorant and confused
choice is yours.Conspire
engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together. Act in
unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose.
is a secret agreement
between two or more people to perform an unlawful act. A
to carry out some harmful or illegal
act. A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or
between two or more persons to
commit a crime at some time in the
. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may
require that at least one overt act
undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense.
There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in
most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the
plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the full
offense). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing
one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and
conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or
cannot be traced. Finally, repentance by one or more parties does not
affect liability (unless, in some cases, it occurs before the parties have
committed overt acts) but may reduce their sentence. An unindicted
co-conspirator, or unindicted conspirator, is a person or entity that is
alleged in an indictment to have engaged in conspiracy, but who is not
charged in the same indictment. Prosecutors choose to name persons as
unindicted co-conspirators for a variety of reasons including grants of
immunity, pragmatic considerations, and evidentiary concerns.
or collusion is an
between two or
more parties to deprive a
third party of legal rights
or deceive a third party to obtain an
illegal objective. A conspiracy may also refer to a group of people who
make an agreement to form a partnership in which each member becomes the
agent or partner of every other member and engage in planning or agreeing
to commit some act. It is not necessary that the conspirators be involved
in all stages of planning or be aware of
. Any voluntary agreement and some overt act by one
conspirator in furtherance of the plan are the main elements necessary to
prove a conspiracy. A conspiracy may exist whether legal means are used to
accomplish illegal results, or illegal means used to accomplish something
legal. "Even when no crime is involved, a civil action for conspiracy may
be brought by the persons who were damaged." In the law of tort, the legal
elements necessary to establish a civil conspiracy are substantially the
same as for establishing a criminal conspiracy, i.e. there is an agreement
between two or more natural persons to break the law at some time in the
future or to achieve a lawful aim by unlawful means. The criminal law
often requires one of the conspirators to take an overt step to accomplish
the illegal act to demonstrate the reality of their intention to break the
law, whereas in a civil conspiracy, an overt act towards accomplishing the
wrongful goal may not be required. Etymologically, the term comes from
Latin con- "with, together", and spirare "to breathe.
is a conspiracy that refers to a group of people
united in the goal of damaging
usurping, or overthrowing an established political power. Typically, the
final goal is to gain power through a revolutionary coup d'état or through
assassination. A conspiracy can also be used for infiltration of the
is when two or more persons in any state or territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United
States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the
Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose
by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay
the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take,
or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority
thereof, they shall each be fined or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or
both. For a seditious conspiracy charge to be effected, a crime need only
be planned, it need not be actually attempted.
is a secret cooperation
deceitful agreement in order to deceive others, although not necessarily
illegal, as is a conspiracy. A secret agreement between two or more
parties to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding
others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law
typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair market advantage is an
example of collusion. It is an agreement among firms or individuals to
divide a market, set prices, limit production or limit opportunities. It
can involve "unions, wage fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the
independence of the relationship between the colluding parties". In legal
terms, all acts effected by collusion are considered void.
You don't have to be smart or go to school to be a criminal
. But if
you have a college education, you can become a smart criminal. Criminals
are good at finding loopholes
know how to exploit weaknesses and
vulnerabilities in the system. Criminals are good at finding ways to commit crimes and
good at finding ways
to get away with committing crimes. If criminals could put their time,
effort and planning into productive activities that are legal, society
would have no criminals. Criminals
the potential to be smart people, but
they throw that potential away when they become a
criminal, which is a total waste.
Being a high functioning scumbag
is no way to go through life. Being a criminal goes against
is another good reason why education needs to improve.
President John F. Kennedy
, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April
. - JFK
Secret Societies Speech
(full version, youtube)
tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors.
want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common
danger. The events of recent weeks may have helped to illuminate that
challenge for some; but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large
on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the
future--for reducing this threat or living with it--there is no
escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our
survival and to our security--a challenge that confronts us in
unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity.
challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both
to the press and to the President--two requirements that may seem
almost contradictory in tone, but which must be reconciled and
fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer, first, to the
need for a far greater public information; and, second, to the need
for far greater official secrecy.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 insuring 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. And no official of my
Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military,
should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to
stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and
the public the facts they deserve to know.
But I do ask every
publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his
own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time
of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort
based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to
the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held
that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the
public's need for national security.
Today no war has been
declared--and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared
in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack. Those who
make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of
our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders
have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.
If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the
self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever
posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of
"clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never
been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in
missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor
leader, and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a
monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means
for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of
invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of
free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a
system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the
building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines
military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its
mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not
praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is
revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline
no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.
democracy recognizes the necessary restraints of national security--and
the question remains whether those restraints need to be more strictly
observed if we are to oppose this kind of attack as well as outright
For the facts of the matter are that this nation's foes
have openly boasted of acquiring through our newspapers information they
would otherwise hire agents to acquire through theft, bribery or
espionage; that details of this nation's covert preparations to counter
the enemy's covert operations have been available to every newspaper
reader, friend and foe alike; that the size, the strength, the location
and the nature of our forces and weapons, and our plans and strategy for
their use, have all been pinpointed in the press and other news media to a
degree sufficient to satisfy any foreign power; and that, in at least
in one case, the publication of details concerning a secret mechanism
whereby satellites were followed required its alteration at the expense of
considerable time and money.
The newspapers which printed these
stories were loyal, patriotic, responsible and well-meaning. Had we been
engaged in open warfare, they undoubtedly would not have published such
items. But in the absence of open warfare, they recognized only the tests
of journalism and not the tests of national security. And my question
tonight is whether additional tests should not now be adopted.
question is for you alone to answer. No public official should answer it
for you. No governmental plan should impose its restraints against your
will. But I would be failing in my duty to the nation, in considering all
of the responsibilities that we now bear and all of the means at hand to
meet those responsibilities, if I did not commend this problem to your
attention, and urge its thoughtful consideration.
On many earlier
occasions, I have said--and your newspapers have constantly said--that
these are times that appeal to every citizen's sense of sacrifice and
self-discipline. They call out to every citizen to weigh his rights and
comforts against his obligations to the common good. I cannot now believe
that those citizens who serve in the newspaper business consider
themselves exempt from that appeal.
I have no intention of
establishing a new Office of War Information to govern the flow of news. I
am not suggesting any new forms of censorship or any new types of security
classifications. I have no easy answer to the dilemma that I have posed,
and would not seek to impose it if I had one. But I am asking the members
of the newspaper profession and the industry in this country to reexamine
their own responsibilities, to consider the degree and the nature of the
present danger, and to heed the duty of self-restraint which that danger
imposes upon us all.
Every newspaper now asks itself, with respect
to every story: "Is it news?" All I suggest is that you add the question:
"Is it in the interest of the national security?" And I hope that every
group in America--unions and businessmen and public officials at every
level-- will ask the same question of their endeavors, and subject their
actions to the same exacting tests.
And should the press of America
consider and recommend the voluntary assumption of specific new steps or
machinery, I can assure you that we will cooperate whole-heartedly with
Perhaps there will be no recommendations.
Perhaps there is no answer to the dilemma faced by a free and open society
in a cold and secret war. In times of peace, any discussion of this
subject, and any action that results, are both painful and without
precedent. But this is a time of peace and peril which knows no precedent
It is the unprecedented nature
of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation--an
obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert
the American people--to make certain that they possess all the facts that
they need, and understand them as well--the perils, the prospects, the
purposes of our program and the choices that we face.
should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes
understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition.
And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the
Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of
informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence
in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully
I not only could not stifle controversy among your
readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its
errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake
until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility
for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country
can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian
lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from
controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First
Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the
Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the
trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it
wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our
opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold,
educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater
coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away
and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to
improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And
it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation
to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest
limits of national security--and we intend to do it.
It was early in
the Seventeenth Century that Francis Bacon remarked on three recent
inventions already transforming the world: the compass, gunpowder and the
printing press. Now the links between the nations first forged by the
compass have made us all citizens of the world, the hopes and threats of
one becoming the hopes and threats of us all. In that one world's efforts
to live together, the evolution of gunpowder to its ultimate limit has
warned mankind of the terrible consequences of failure.
And so it
is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of
his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and
assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to
be: free and independent.
John F. Kennedy
, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April 27, 1961.
President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1961.
Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President
Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy,
We observe today not a victory of party but a
celebration of freedom--symbolizing an end as well as a
beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before
you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly
a century and three-quarters ago.
The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human
poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary
beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the
globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of
the state but from the hand of God.
We dare not forget today that
we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this
time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to
a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and
unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to
which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed
today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether
it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the
survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge--and more.
To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we
pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot
do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can
do--for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we
pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed
away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always
expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find
them strongly supporting their own freedom--and to remember that, in the
past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger
ended up inside.
To those people in the huts and villages of half
the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best
efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not
because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes,
but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are
poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
To our sister republics
south of our border, we offer a special pledge--to convert our good words
into good deeds--in a new alliance for progress--to assist free men and
free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful
revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our
neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or
subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that
this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.
that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best
hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the
instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from
becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new
and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we
offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for
peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf
all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
We dare not
tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond
doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort
from our present course--both sides overburdened by the cost of modern
weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet
both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand
of mankind's final war.
So let us begin anew--remembering on both
sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always
subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never
fear to negotiate.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us
instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the
inspection and control of arms--and bring the absolute power to destroy
other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease,
tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.
sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah--to
"undo the heavy burdens . . . (and) let the oppressed go free."
if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let
both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power,
but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and
the peace preserved.
All this will not be finished in the first one
hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor
in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on
this planet. But let us begin.
In your hands, my fellow citizens,
more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course.
Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been
summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young
Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.
the trumpet summons us again--not as a call to bear arms, though arms we
need--not as a call to battle, though embattled we are-- but a call to
bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out,
"rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation"--a struggle against the common
enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.
forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South,
East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will
you join in that historic effort?
In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in
its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--I
welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any
other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion
which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve
it--and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what
you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world:
not what America will do for you
, but what together we can do for the
freedom of man.
Finally, whether you are citizens of America or
citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength
and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure
reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead
the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here
on earth God's work must truly be our own.
Famous Speeches about Injustices and Abuse
Dwight D Eisenhower
Speech on Jan. 17, 1961
"In the councils of government
, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence
, whether sought or
. The potential for the
disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists, and will persist."
This was an excerpt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
gave his final speech from the White House after completing two
terms in office; it was just days before the new president,
, would be sworn in. Politics
- War is a Racket
"Progress toward these noble goals
is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the
. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings.
We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in
character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method.
Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite
duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so
much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but
rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely,
and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex
struggle – with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain,
despite every provocation, on our charted course toward
permanent peace and human betterment."
Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether
foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring
temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could
become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A
huge increase in the newer elements of our defenses; development
of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a
dramatic expansion in basic and applied research – these and
many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may
be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.
But each proposal must be weighed in light of a broader
consideration; the need to maintain balance in and among
national programs – balance between the private and the public
economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages –
balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably
desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a
nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual;
balance between the actions of the moment and the national
welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress;
lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
Throughout America's adventure in free government, such basic
purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in
human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity
among peoples and among nations. ~
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mike Prysner White
House revolutionary speech
My name is Mike Prysner. I joined the Army and went
for basic training on my eighteenth birthday in June of 2001. I was
assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and in March of 2003 I was attached
to the 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed to norther Iraq.
Um, so when I
first joined the Army, we were told that racism no longer existed in the
military. A legacy of inequality and discrimination was suddenly washed
away by something called the ‘Equal Opportunity Program. We would sit
through mandatory classes and every unit had this EO representative to
ensure that no elements of racism could resurface. The Army seemed firmly
dedicated to smashing any hint of racism. And then September 11th happened
and I began to hear new words like ‘towel head’ and ‘camel jockey’ and the
most disturbing: ‘sand nigger.’ And these words did not initially come
from my fellow soldiers but from my superiors: my platoon sergeant, my
company first sergeant, battalion commander. All the way up the chain of
command these terms, these viciously racist terms were suddenly
And I noticed that the most overt racism came from veterans
of the first Gulf War. And those were the words they used when
incenerating civilian convoys. Those were the words they used when this
government delivered any target(ing) of civilian infrastructure; bombing
water supplies knowing it would kill hundreds of thousands of children.
Those are the words the American people used when they allowed this
government to sanction Iraq. And this is something many people forget. And
we can’t forget.
We’ve just learned that we’ve killed over a million
Iraqis since the invasion. But we already killed a million Iraqis in the
’90s through sanctions and bombings prior to this invasion. But the number
is truly much higher.
When I got to Iraq in 2003 I learned a new word
and that word was “Hajji”. Hajji was the enemy. Hajji was every Iraqi. He
was not a person, a father, a teacher, or a worker. And it’s important,
we’ve heard this word alot during Winter Soldier but it’s important to
understand where this word came from and to Muslims the most important
thing is to take a pilgrimage to Mecca. It’s the Haj. And taking this
pilgrimage is the Hajji. And, it’s something in traditional Islam that is
the highest calling in their religion. So we took the best thing from
Muslim and made it into the worst thing.
But, history did not start
with us and since the creation of this country, racism has been used to
justify expansion and oppression. The Native Americans were called
savages. The Africans were called all sorts of things to excuse slavery.
And Vietnam veterans know of the multitude of words used to justify that
imperialist war. So, Hajji was the word we used…it was the word we used on
this particular mission I’m going to talk about and we’ve heard alot about
different raids and kicking down doors of people’s houses and ransacking
their houses. But this mission was a different kind of raid. I never got
any explanation for these orders. We were only told that this group of
houses, of five or six houses, were now property of the U.S. military and
we had to go in and make those families leave those houses.
went to these houses and informed the families that those homes were no
longer their homes. We provided them no alternative, nowhere to go, no
compensation. And they were very confused and very scared and did not know
what to do, would not leave, so we had to remove them from those houses.
One family in particular, a woman with two small girls, very elderly man
and two middle-aged men, we dragged them out of their houses and threw
them onto the street and arrested the men because they refused to leave.
Uh, arrested the old man and sent them off to prison. And, at that time I
didn’t know what happened to people when we tied their hands behind their
back and put a sandbag over their head.
Unfortunately, a few months
later, I had to find out. We were short interrogators so I was assigned to
work as an interrogator. I oversaw and participated in hundreds of
interrogations, one in particular I’m going to share with was a moment for
me that really showed me the nature of this occupation. This particular
detainee…when I was sent to interrogate him he was stripped down to his
underwear, hands behind his back, and sandbag on his head. I never
actually saw this man’s face. My job was to take this metal folding chair
and just smash it against the wall next to his head, he was faced against
the wall with his nose touching the wall while a fellow soldier asked the
same questions over and over again, no matter what his answer, my job was
to slam this chair against the wall.
We did this until, basically, we
got tired. And, I was told to make sure he stood against the wall for
however long and I was guarding this prisoner and my job was to make sure
he kept standing up. But I noticed that there was something wrong with his
leg and he was injured and he kept, like, falling to the ground. And the
sargeant in charge would come and tell me to get him up on his feet so I’d
have to pick him up and put him against the wall and he kept going down
and I’d have to keep pulling him up and putting him against the wall. And
my sargeant came around and he was upset with me for not, you know,
continue making him to stand. He picked him up and slammed him against the
wall several times and then he left and when the man went down on the
ground again I notice blood pouring down from under the sandbag. And so I
let him sit and I noticed my sargeant coming again and I would tell him
quickly to stand up and I realized that I was supposed to be guarding my
unit from this detainee and I realized at that moment that I was guarding
the detainee from my unit.
And I tried hard to be proud of my service
but all I could feel was shame and racism could no longer mask the
occupation. These were people. There were human beings. I’ve since been
plagued by guilt anytime I see an elderly man, like the one who couldn’t
walk and we rolled onto a stretcher, told the Iraqi police to take him
away. I feel guilt anytime I see a mother with her children like the one
who cried hysterically and screamed that we were worse than Saddam as we
forced her from her home. I feel guilt anytime I see a young girl like the
one I grabbed by the arm and dragged into the street.
We were told we
were fighting terrorists, but the real terrorist was me and the real
terrorism is this occupation. Racism within the military has long been an
important tool to justify the destruction and occupation of another
country. It has long been used to justify the killing, subjugation, and
torture of another people. Racism is a vital weapon deployed by this
government. It is a more important weapon than a rifle, a tank, a bomber
or a battleship. It is more destructive than an artillery shell, or a
bunker buster, or a tomahawk missile. While all of those weapons are
created and owned by this government, they are harmless without people
willing to use them.
Those who send us to war do not have to pull a
trigger or lob a mortar round. They do not have to fight the war. They
merely have to sell the war. They need a public who is willing to send
their soldiers into harm’s way and they need soldiers who are willing to
kill or be killed without question. They can spend millions on a single
bomb, but that bomb only becomes a weapon when the ranks in the military
are willing to follow orders to use it. They can send every last soldier
anywhere on earth, but there will only be a war if soldiers are willing to
fight, and the ruling class: the billionaires who profit from human
suffering care only about expanding their wealth, controlling the world
economy, understand that their power lies only in their ability to
convince us that war, oppression, and exploitation is in our interests.
They understand that their wealth is dependent on their ability to
convince the working class to die to control the market of another
country. And convincing us to kill and die is based on their ability to
make us think that we are somehow superior. Soldiers, sailors, marines,
airmen, have nothing to gain from this occupation.
The vast majority
of people living in the US have nothing to gain from this occupation. In
fact, not only do we have nothing to gain, but we suffer more because of
it. We lose limbs, endure trauma, and give our lives. Our families have to
watch flag draped coffins lowered into the earth. Millions in this country
without healthcare, jobs, or access to education must watch this
government squander over $450 million a day on this occupation. Poor and
working people in this country are sent to kill poor and working people in
another country to make the rich richer, and without racism soldiers would
realize that they have more in common with the Iraqi people than they do
with the billionaires who send us to war.
I threw families onto the
street in Iraq only to come home and find families thrown onto the street
in this country in this tragic, tragic and unneccesary forclosure crisis;
only to wake up and realize that our real enemies are not in some distant
land. But not people whose names we don’t know, and cultures we don’t
understand. The enemy is people we know very well and people we can
identify. The enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable. The
enemy is the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable; it’s the
insurance companies who deny us health care when it’s profitable; it’s the
banks who take away our homes when it’s profitable. Our enemies are not
5000 miles away, they are right here at home. If we organize and fight
with our sisters and brothers, we can stop this war, we can stop this
government, and we can create a better world.”
LBJ addresses Congress following JFK's Assassination
Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress. November 27,
Mr. Speaker, Mr.
President, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, my fellow
All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here
The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the
foulest deed of our time
. Today John Fitzgerald Kennedy lives on in the
immortal words and works that he left behind. He lives on in the mind and
memories of mankind. He lives on in the hearts of his countrymen.
words are sad enough to express our sense of loss. No words are strong
enough to express our determination to continue the forward thrust of
America that he began.
The dream of conquering the vastness of
space--the dream of partnership across the Atlantic--and across the
Pacific as well--the dream of a Peace Corps in less developed nations--the
dream of education for all of our children--the dream of jobs for all who
seek them and need them--the dream of care for our elderly--the dream of
an all-out attack on mental illness--and above all, the dream of equal
rights for all Americans, whatever their race or color--these and other
American dreams have been vitalized by his drive and by his dedication.
And now the ideas and the ideals which he so nobly represented must and
will be translated into effective action.
Under John Kennedy's
leadership, this Nation has demonstrated that it has the courage to seek
peace, and it has the fortitude to risk war. We have proved that we are a
good and reliable friend to those who seek peace and freedom. We have
shown that we can also be a formidable foe to those who reject the path of
peace and those who seek to impose upon us or our allies the yoke of
This Nation will keep its commitments from South Viet-Nam to
West Berlin. We will be unceasing in the search for peace; resourceful in
our pursuit of areas of agreement even with those with whom we differ; and
generous and loyal to those who join with us in common cause.
age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must
recognize the obligation to match national strength with national
restraint. We must be prepared at one and the same time for both the
confrontation of power and the limitation of power. We must be ready to
defend the national interest and to negotiate the common interest. This is
the path that we shall continue to pursue. Those who test our courage will
find it strong, and those who seek our friendship will find it honorable.
We will demonstrate anew that the strong can be just in the use of
strength; and the just can be strong in the defense of justice.
all know we will extend no special privilege and impose no persecution. We
will carry on the fight against poverty and misery, and disease and
ignorance, in other lands and in our own.
We will serve all the Nation,
not one section or one sector, or one group, but all Americans. These are
the United States--a united people with a united purpose.
unity does not depend upon unanimity. We have differences; but now, as in
the past, we can derive from those differences strength, not weakness,
wisdom, not despair. Both as a people and a government, we can unite upon
a program, a program which is wise and just, enlightened and constructive.
For 32 years Capitol Hill has been my home. I have shared many moments of
pride with you, pride in the ability of the Congress of the United States
to act, to meet any crisis, to distill from our differences strong
programs of national action.
An assassin's bullet has thrust upon me
the awesome burden of the Presidency. I am here today to say I need your
help; I cannot bear this burden alone. I need the help of all Americans,
and all America. This Nation has experienced a profound shock, and in this
critical moment, it is our duty, yours and mine, as the Government of the
United States, to do away with uncertainty and doubt and delay, and to
show that we are capable of decisive action; that from the brutal loss of
our leader we will derive not weakness, but strength; that we can and will
act and act now.
From this chamber of representative government, let
all the world know and none misunderstand that I rededicate this
Government to the unswerving support of the United Nations, to the
honorable and determined execution of our commitments to our allies, to
the maintenance of military strength second to none, to the defense of the
strength and the stability of the dollar, to the expansion of our foreign
trade, to the reinforcement of our programs of mutual assistance and
cooperation in Asia and Africa, and to our Alliance for Progress in this
On the 20th day of January, in 1961, John F. Kennedy told
his countrymen that our national work would not be finished "in the first
thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in
our lifetime on this planet. But," he said, "let us begin."
this moment of new resolve, I would say to all my fellow Americans, let us
This is our challenge--not to hesitate, not to pause, not to
turn about and linger over this evil moment, but to continue on our course
so that we may fulfill the destiny that history has set for us. Our most
immediate tasks are here on this Hill.
First, no memorial oration or
eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the
earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so
long. We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We
have talked for one hundred years or more. It is time now to write the
next chapter, and to write it in the books of law.
I urge you again, as
I did in 1957 and again in 1960, to enact a civil rights law so that we
can move forward to eliminate from this Nation every trace of
discrimination and oppression that is based upon race or color. There
could be no greater source of strength to this Nation both at home and
And second, no act of ours could more fittingly continue the
work of President Kennedy than the early passage of the tax bill for which
he fought all this long year. This is a bill designed to increase our
national income and Federal revenues, and to provide insurance against
recession. That bill, if passed without delay, means more security for
those now working, more jobs for those now without them, and more
incentive for our economy.
In short, this is no time for delay. It is a
time for action--strong, forward-looking action on the pending education
bills to help bring the light of learning to every home and hamlet in
America--strong, forward-looking action on youth employment opportunities;
strong, forward-looking action on the pending foreign aid bill, making
clear that we are not forfeiting our responsibilities to this hemisphere
or to the world, nor erasing Executive flexibility in the conduct of our
foreign affairs--and strong, prompt, and forward-looking action on the
remaining appropriation bills.
In this new spirit of action, the
Congress can expect the full cooperation and support of the executive
branch. And in particular, I pledge that the expenditures of your
Government will be administered with the utmost thrift and frugality. I
will insist that the Government get a dollar's value for a dollar spent.
The Government will set an example of prudence and economy. This does not
mean that we will not meet our unfilled needs or that we will not honor
our commitments. We will do both.
As one who has long served in both
Houses of the Congress, I firmly believe in the independence and the
integrity of the legislative branch. And I promise you that I shall always
respect this. It is deep in the marrow of my bones. With equal firmness, I
believe in the capacity and I believe in the ability of the Congress,
despite the divisions of opinions which characterize our Nation, to
act--to act wisely, to act vigorously, to act speedily when the need
The need is here. The need is now. I ask your help.
in grief, but let us also meet in renewed dedication and renewed vigor.
Let us meet in action, in tolerance, and in mutual understanding. John
Kennedy's death commands what his life conveyed--that America must move
forward. The time has come for Americans of all races and creeds and
political beliefs to understand and to respect one another. So let us put
an end to the teaching and the preaching of hate and evil and violence.
Let us turn away from the fanatics of the far left and the far right, from
the apostles of bitterness and bigotry, from those defiant of law, and
those who pour venom into our Nation's bloodstream.
I profoundly hope
that the tragedy and the torment of these terrible days will bind us
together in new fellowship, making us one people in our hour of sorrow. So
let us here highly resolve that John Fitzgerald Kennedy did not live--or
die--in vain. And on this Thanksgiving eve, as we gather together to ask
the Lord's blessing, and give Him our thanks, let us unite in those
familiar and cherished words:
America, America, God shed His grace on
thee, And crown thy good With brotherhood, From sea to shining sea.
- Famous Speeches
The Man Behind the Curtain - The Wizard of OZ - Puppet Masters
is a person who is
controlled by others
and is used to perform
unpleasant or dishonest tasks
for someone else. Puppet can also mean a
with a hollow head
of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended
to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers.
is a person who manipulates
an inanimate object that
might be shaped like
, animal or mythical creature, or quite easily might be any kind of
object to create the illusion
that the puppet is "alive." The puppeteer
may be visible to or hidden
from the audience.
A puppeteer can operate a puppet indirectly by the use of strings, rods,
wires, electronics or directly by his or her own hands placed inside the
puppet or holding it externally or any other part of the body- such as the
legs. Some puppet styles require two or more puppeteers to work together
to create a single puppet character.
is an act of stagecraft in which a person (a ventriloquist) changes his or
her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere
usually a puppeteered "dummy". The act of ventriloquism is
ventriloquizing, and the ability to do so is commonly called in English
the ability to "throw" one's voice.
is a puppet controlled
from above using wires or
strings depending on regional variations. A marionette's puppeteer is
called a marionettist. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden
or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar
in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues. They have also
been used in films and on television. The attachment of the strings varies
according to its character or purpose.
is the name given to the fierce and traitorous
and the tertiary
antagonist in Disney's 1940 animated adaptation of the fairytale
Pinocchio, and the main antagonist in the 2000 semi-remake Geppetto.
Who's behind the camera's
What Happens when the Puppet is Evil
are fictional characters based on toys, dolls or puppets that come
alive and commit violent or scary acts. Reasons for these actions have
included possession by demons, devils, monsters, ghosts, supernatural
creatures, dark magic, and malevolent or malfunctioning technology.
is about a fugitive and serial killer realizing that he
is dying, performs a Haitian Voodoo spell to transfer his soul into a Good
Guy doll. The store is then struck by lightning and explodes. Mike
survives the explosion and re-enters the shop, only to find Charles' dead
body and the doll. The following day, widow Karen Barclay unknowingly
purchases the doll—which now calls itself "Chucky
a homeless peddler as a birthday gift for her 6 year-old son Andy Barclay.
? Who's pulling your strings?
What if the person behind the curtain is being controlled by another
person behind another curtain? The person behind the curtain ignorantly
believes that just because they control people from behind a curtain, that
they are not being controlled by others behind other curtains. Power gives
you the illusion of full control.The body controls the
, which one are you? Can you
see the whole picture
"The illusion of freedom
for as long as it's profitable to continue the
the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will
take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then
they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the
back of the theater." -
Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player
was a fake chess-playing
machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770. It was exhibited
by various owners as an
it was eventually revealed to be an elaborate hoax. The Turk was in fact a
mechanical illusion that allowed a human chess master hiding inside to
operate the machine. With a skilled operator, the Turk won most of the
games played during its demonstrations around Europe and the Americas for
nearly 84 years, playing and defeating many challengers.
or a Mindless Consumer
I was born
in the 60's
when people were protesting and becoming aware the wealthy and
powerful people who were making decisions on their own best interests and
not based on the best interests of the people or the states. People
realized that our democracy was horribly flawed.
So what happened
? Not as
much as we thought would happen. The criminals at the top
hold almost all
, and the worst part is, we don't know who these people are, like
. You can't see the person doing the real bidding,
we see only
or the political pawns
. So almost 60 years later, we are still children looking at
the puppet shows
. It's time to stand up and grow up and take a look behind
the curtain. These puppet shows
are no longer fit for children, of any
age. Media Control
is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall
the audience. While the audience can see through this "wall", the
convention assumes, the actors act as if they cannot. From the 16th
century onwards, the rise of illusionism in staging practices, which
culminated in the realism and naturalism of the theatre of the 19th
century, led to the development of the fourth wall concept. The metaphor
suggests a relationship to the
. When a scene is set indoors and three of the walls of
its room are presented onstage, in what is known as a box set, the
"fourth" of them would run along the line (technically called the
"proscenium") dividing the room from the auditorium. The "fourth wall",
though, is a theatrical convention, rather than of set design. The actors
ignore the audience, focus their attention exclusively on the dramatic
world, and remain absorbed in its fiction, in a state that the theatre
practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski called "public solitude" (the ability
to behave as one would in private, despite, in actuality, being watched
intently while so doing, or to be 'alone in public'). In this way, the
fourth wall exists regardless of the presence of any actual walls in the
set, or the physical arrangement of the theatre building or performance
space, or the actors' distance from or proximity to the audience.
Greetings World, We are Anonymous
For too long the leaders of
this planet have ruled over a failing system. It was a system devoid of a
soul, without a heart to the cries of our beautiful host planet and its
people. It was a system unable to bear the cost of change even as the
biosphere itself and its inhabitants have long since buckled under the
strain of mindless unchecked capitalism. The breaking point has come and
it is because of the strength of those who refused to give up that the
´elect´ have surrendered to knowing the need for change under the
directorship of the People. So it is, that we to take the opportunity to
be the change we hope to see in the world. We are the people we have been
For many millennia the global
system has grown sick, rewarding qualities that are alien to the true
heart of man and elevating those comfortable with greed, corruption and
ruthlessness to positions of power, where they have maniacally dominated
those with the true qualities of man which are opposite of life, charity,
honesty and meekness. It is that those with these qualities are forced to
exist within a system of slavery with opportunity to advance being at the
cost of destroying the heart and soul within themselves to become another
component of the machine.
As though in a periodic cycle of
revolution many generations have fought to overcome the ´elect´ who for
those with any eyes to see had misused their position of trust to further
their own paranoid dominance, drunk on the maddening wines of self reward
and power for the few at the cost of the many, they paid back the world in
suffering. So it became that with each revolution the cost escalated until
all the persons of the earth and even biosphere itself are brought to the
point of destruction, just so the ´elect´ can keep hold of the power and
position they had become accustomed to. Worse than failing their own
souls, those we elected to administrate the system on our behalf have
bargained with ours, conspiring to destroy all humanity to protect a
broken system, instead of just accepting the obvious, that the system has
failed us all. Now, one and all, let it go and lets change everything.
Brought forward by the selfless sacrifice of many, the People of Earth
are now at a turning point in history and it is up to us to take part in a
great deep collective democracy endeavor to be the change we wish to see.
Let us throw away all the pieces that no longer serve us and embrace this
opportunity for something completely different. As the old system crumbles
around us find calm in the storm by taking part in the creation of the new
system in which all are free. Let us decide together how that system
With the passing of the old, and with the long
fulfilled promise fulfilled we are the meek inheriting the Earth, we are
the last becoming first and the opportunity is given to us. We are about
to begin a separation into two paths and it is each individuals choice
which path to take. The departing system will dissolve and if it be not
for men of courage to end it in one day then it shall be a slow death
sucking the life out of anyone who tries to hold onto its passing. For
those who choose to join with us, we set out this day to begin an
alternative system that will run parallel to that which is passing away
and we invite you: Seek wikispaces to find and discover new projects; seek
tools to empower yourselves; seek new communities and groups which form
after the destruction! Seek free land, space, materials. Seek passage to
DC. Publish your results. We can collectively manifest the things needed
to build a new ecology.
In the emerging system the opportunity to
participate responsibly is open to each and every individual being held
sacred to the intention of a Real Democracy. Which is, accounting for the
experience of a subject, everyone has equal voice. Education must be
freely available, relevant, and open to all for each to gain the
experience and so with this no hierarchy can exist that is not through
choice. Any elected administrators exist only to carry out the consensus
will of the people and should they fail in that duty they can be replaced
We must seek to create a system in which the biosphere
of the Earth is valued most and second is service to the community,
supports life. To connect between the consequences of our actions and the
ecology and community. In this system charity and good will be rewarded
instead of its opposite. The change will be magnificent and fast moving,
we will be at its leading edge. We must set out to create a system in
which there is no super admin and that the consensus will of the people is
represented in a fair and equal way. Rather than attempting to destroy the
dominant culture without a plan for the aftermath, we can use our ample
skills and resources to begin to supplant it. Rather than facing a choice
between rejecting economic activity and selling out, we can choose another
option: To create a legitimate and parallel economy that replaces the
Much about the history of our species and this earth
has been hidden from us. There is much to reveal. There is a great
adventure ahead for those who choose to join us.
We are Anonymous,
We are Legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, It's time for a change.
the group is a loosely associated international network of
and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group
describes it as "an Internet gathering" with "a very loose and
decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than
directives". The group became known for a series of well-publicized
publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on
government, religious, and corporate websites. Anonymous originated in
2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and
offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized
global brain. Anonymous members (known as "Anons") can be distinguished in
public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the
graphic novel and film V for Vendetta.
Guy Fawkes Mask
is a stylized depiction of Guy Fawkes. The mask design
has come to represent
. The use of a mask on an
has long roots
as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. Illustrator David Lloyd stylized
a smiling face with red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends,
and a thin vertical pointed beard. Guy Fawkes is best-known as a member of
the Gunpowder Plot, which was a failed assassination attempt against
, by attempting to blow up the House of Lords in London on 5
. So why did Guy Fawke want to assassinate king James? Guy
Fawkes was one of a small group of Catholics who felt that the government
was treating Roman Catholics
hoped that King James 1st would change the laws, but he didn't. Catholics
had to practice their religion in secret. So they believed that once the
King and his Parliament were dead, the plotters intended to install
Elizabeth on the English throne as a titular Queen. Since then, the Guy
Fawkes mask has been used as a major plot
in V for Vendetta (1982–1989) and its 2005 film adaptation. Then
the mask appeared in Web forums and became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous.
The mask has also been used in Project Chanology, the Occupy
movement, Anonymous for the Voiceless
and other anti-establishment protests around the world. This has led to
the popular name Anonymous mask.
is a 1982 British graphic novel where the story's title
character and protagonist
, V, an
dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, as he begins an elaborate and theatrical
revolutionist campaign to kill his former captors, bring down the fascist
state, and convince the people to abandon fascism in favour of
, while inspiring a
young woman, Evey Hammond, to be his protégée.
V for Vendetta Film
is a 2005 dystopian political action film that is
set in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist
totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. It centres on V
(portrayed by Hugo Weaving), an anarchist and masked freedom fighter who
attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts, and Evey
Hammond (portrayed by Natalie Portman) a young, working-class woman caught
up in V's mission. Stephen Rea portrays a detective leading a desperate
quest to stop V.
Instead of using violence, we will just explode
onto the scene, and make the changes that will make the world gleam, and
earth will shine brightly like a star, and we will never forget who we
is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection,
, performance, or
. Masks have been used since
for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually
worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect
elsewhere on the wearer's body.
"It is Double Pleasure to
Deceive the Deceiver." -
(May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527)
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