Secrecy - Secrets

Secrecy is the practice of hiding certain information from certain individuals or groups, while sharing it with other individuals. Secrecy is sometimes used to hide criminal activity, or to avoid detection from enemies or prosecutors who are threatening to stop you or bring justice against you.

Secret is certain information that is kept private and hidden and not revealed to the public or made open to the general public to view or to use. Information that is only known by a small amount of people who have access.

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Secrect Clandestine is something kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit. Clandestine is an act conducted with hidden aims or methods.

Colluding is to act together in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose.

Collusion is a secret agreement or a secret plot with illegal cooperation in order to cheat or deceive others.

Cover-up - Obstructing of Justice - Puppet Masters - Power Structure - Religion - Need to Know - I Have Nothing to Hide

Cahoots is colluding or conspiring together secretly.

Scapegoat - Front Groups - On The Take - Lobbying - Ponzi Scams - Power

Conspire is to make secret plans jointly with a group of people to commit a crime or an unlawful or harmful act. Sometimes not all the people involved with the crime are known to each other.

Conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. The action of plotting or conspiring. Conspiracy as a crime is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.

Hidden Agenda is a secret or ulterior motive for something. A plan to implement a particular idea without telling anybody, even though people may be affected in a negative way. Ulterior Motive.

Concerted Effort 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.

Monopolies - Coercion - Espionage - False Flag - Black Budget - Dark Net

Deep State is used to describe a conspiracy theory which suggests that collusion and cronyism exist within the US political system and constitute a hidden government within the legitimately elected government. Some people believe that there is "a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance 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 encompass corruption 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.

Shadow Government is a belief that real and actual political power resides not only with publicly elected representatives but with private individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes, beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. According to this belief, the official elected government is subservient to the shadow government, which is the true executive power. Some of the groups proposed by these theories as constituting the shadow government include central banks, Freemasons, intelligence agencies, think tanks, organized Jewry, the Vatican, Jesuits, or Catholics in general, as well as secret societies, moneyed interests, and globalist elites and supranational organizations who seek to manipulate policy in their own interest or in order to serve a larger agenda that is hidden from the general public. Shadow Government is also known as cryptocracy, secret government, or invisible government.

Corporatocracy - Shadow Markets - Propaganda - Censorship - Profiling - Discrimination - Treason

Secret Laws are a set of rules that are withheld from the public that legal authorities follow in order to do illegal things, like violate human rights.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of 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 seditious libel. 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.

Overt Act is the one that can be clearly proved by evidence and from which criminal intent 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.

Overt are observable actions that are not secret or hidden.

Covert is doing something secret or hidden that is not shown openly. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.

Back Channel is a secondary or covert route for the passage of information. Backchannel 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 is an 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.

Insider is a person within a group or organization, especially someone privy to information unavailable to others.

Inside information is information available only to those within an organization. Insider Trading.

Hiding the truth is a dangerous game. Too many people have died in the name of secrecy. We were born as the greatest communicators on the planet. Our language gives us endless potential. But when we are silent our true power becomes useless and we suffer horribly from this silence. Hiding the truth is the same as lying and the same thing as propaganda. And just saying that something is a conspiracy theory does not prove anything.

Underhanded is doing something bad secretly and deceptively. Betrayal.

Concealing 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 is something concealed or secret. Being vague is also concealing.

Cover My Tracks is 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 apart.

Secret Life or Living a Double Life is when a person hides certain facts 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 alter ego or concealing beliefs that contradict other known beliefs. Acting.

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 Structure.

Freedom of Information Act can only retrieve information that has been recorded and documented, so all the other information that has not been documented or destroyed, gives scumbag criminals who committed crimes the loopholes to circumvent the Laws and avoid accountability.

Intention in criminal law is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional, as opposed to strict liability, crime. A more formal, generally synonymous legal term is scienter: intent or knowledge of wrongdoing.

Means - Motive - Opportunity

Secret Society 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.

Underworld is the world of criminals or organized crime that operates below what the public can see. Underworld or Otherworld also means the world of the dead, which makes sense.

Arcane is something understood by few; mysterious or secret, requiring secret or mysterious knowledge.

Secret Police 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 totalitarian states to protect the political power of an individual dictator or an authoritarian (autocratic) political regime.

One of 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 in a world where everything is connected. It is not the same as Lying, but is has similar dangers.

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 abuse.

Only 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 mistake.

Underground 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 force. Camouflage.

Undercover Operation is to avoid detection by the object of one's observation, and especially to disguise one's own identity, or use an assumed identity, for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization in order to learn or confirm confidential information, or to gain the trust of targeted individuals to gather information or evidence. Undercover operations are traditionally employed by law enforcement agencies and private investigators; those in such roles are commonly referred to as undercover agents.

Plainclothes is a police officer dressed in civilian clothes while on duty. Police officers can exercise their police powers while off duty, even when in plain clothes or not in uniform. Police officers in plain clothes are obliged to provide proof of their identity without having to be asked. If someone wearing ordinary clothing says that they are a police officer, they must show you their police identification card without being asked. Police officers in uniform only have to show proof of identity if you ask them to. But don't ever assume that a police officer will obey every law.

Conspiracies - Secret Agreements

Inside Job is a crime committed by a person or persons with a position of trust and authority 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 Joke.

Foxes Guarding the Hen House - Nepotism - Means, Motive and Opportunity - Collusion - Insider Trading - Dominance Hierarchy - Obstructing of Justice - Rackets - Conspiracies

Organized Crime are groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals or prominent officials who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. Corrupt Organizations include states, militaries, police forces, and corporations, and may sometimes use organized-crime methods to conduct their activities, but their powers derive from their status as formal social institutions. Criminal activity as a structured process is referred to as racketeering. 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.

Cover-Up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence or other 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 who abuse power to avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing, which is the Obstruction of Justice. Perpetrators 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 evidence, while whitewash involves releasing misleading evidence. Misprision is the concealment of treason or felony.

Films about Conspiracy Theories that were true.

Machination is a plot or a scheme to achieve wicked or dishonorable ends.

Crime is easy when you can use coercion, bribery and threats to make people do things that are illegal, it happens everyday. You can also Brainwash people by 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.

Conspiracy Theory 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 to understand 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 to 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 mistakes, you keep making mistakes.

Conspiracy Theory 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 or prejudice because they don't have any evidence that would explain their own reasoning. This is not to say that there isn't lots of crazy people making crazy assumptions, because 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 Conspiracy Theorist, 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 assumptions. Conspiracy is when a group of people work together to commit a crime. Don't assume: Just because some people have been charged with a crime, this doesn't mean that they are guilty or that they worked alone. 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 prosecutor, and the prosecutor needs evidence. 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, the choice is yours.

Premeditated - Criminal Intent

Plot is a secret scheme to do something, especially something underhand or illegal. Plotting is to plan an activity secretly, usually something illegal. Devise the sequence of events. Story Plot.

Conspire is to engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together. Act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose.

Conspiracy is a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act. A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act. A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.

Criminal Conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act be 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.

Civil Conspiracy or collusion is an agreement 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 all details. 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.

Political Conspiracy 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 governing system.

Seditious Conspiracy 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. Sanctions.

Collusion is a secret cooperation or 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 and they 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 have the potential to be smart people, but they throw that potential away when they become a scumbag criminal, which is a total waste. Being a high functioning scumbag is no way to go through life. Being a criminal goes against human nature, which is another good reason why education needs to improve.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy - JFK Speechs

President John F. Kennedy, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April 27, 1961. - JFK Secret Societies Speech (full version, youtube)

My topic tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors. I 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. This deadly 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. It 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 operations. 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. Nevertheless, every 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 invasion. 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. The 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 those recommendations. 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 in history. 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. No President 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 informed. 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.

Inaugural Address: 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, fellow citizens: 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. To 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. Let both 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. Let both 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. Let both 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." And 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. Now 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. Can we 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. And so, 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: ask 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.

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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 unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist." This was an excerpt from President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He gave his final speech from the White House after completing two terms in office; it was just days before the new president, John F. Kennedy, would be sworn in. Assassinations in the 1960's

"Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. 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

Michael Prysner

Michael Prysner - Mike Prysner White House revolutionary speech (youtube)

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 acceptable. 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. So, we 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.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson - LBJ addresses Congress following JFK's Assassination

Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress. November 27, 1963.

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, my fellow Americans: All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today. 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. No 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 tyranny. 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. In this 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. And let 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. Our American 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 hemisphere. 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." Today, in this moment of new resolve, I would say to all my fellow Americans, let us continue. 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 abroad. 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 arises. The need is here. The need is now. I ask your help. We meet 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.

The Man Behind the Curtain - The Wizard of OZ - Puppet Masters

Wizard of OZ Behind the Curtain Puppet 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 doll 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.

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Puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object that might be shaped like a human, 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. Performance Art.

Ventriloquism 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.

Marionette 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.

Stromboli is the name given to the fierce and traitorous puppet-master and the tertiary antagonist in Disney's 1940 animated adaptation of the fairytale Pinocchio, and the main antagonist in the 2000 semi-remake Geppetto.

Things are always happening behind the scenes that you are not aware of. People are making decisions behind closed doors. People are listening to private conversations without people knowing. People are hiding the facts and keeping secrets because they don't want people to know the truth. And the truth is, even the people behind the scenes don't know everything because there are other things happening behind the scenes that they are not aware of. The big reveal is coming. But what will be revealed will be more of what we don't know. Behind the curtain is more curtains. But the big difference now is that we know that the curtains exist because we now have the knowledge and information that reveals to us all the things we still don't know. The next big reveal is always around the corner.

The Big Reveal is a plot device in narrative structure, and is the exposure to the reader or audience of a previously unseen key character or element of plot or of the performance. To make something known through divine inspiration. To make something secret or hidden publicly or generally known. To reveal a secret. To open up to view and display the uncurtained window. Revelation.

God works behind the scenes in all kinds of ways. Will power is not always an option. There are reasons for everything.

What Happens when the puppet is evil? A killer toy is a fictional character based on a toy, or doll or a puppet that comes alive and commits 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. Child's Play 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"—from a homeless peddler as a birthday gift for her 6 year-old son Andy Barclay.

Back Stage is a stage area out of sight of the audience and is concealed from public view or attention. Out of view of the public or behind the scenes. The backstage relates to or is situated in the area behind the stage in a theater. Offstage is situated in the area of a stage not visible to the audience. Behind Closed Doors is a meeting taking place secretly or without public knowledge.

Fourth Wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from 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 mise-en-scène behind a proscenium arch. 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. Video Surveillance (observation flaws).

Stage Manager facilitates communication across all creative and technical departments and acts as a right hand to the director. Stage manager oversees sets, props, lights, and sound, and also calls all technical cues during performances. Stage Management is a broad field that is generally defined as the practice of organization and coordination of an event or theatrical production. Stage management may encompass a variety of activities including the overseeing of the rehearsal process and coordinating communications among various production teams and personnel. Stage management requires a general understanding of all aspects of production and provides complete organization to ensure the process runs smoothly and efficiently. A stage manager is an individual who has overall responsibility for stage management and the smooth execution of a theatrical production. Stage management may be performed by an individual in small productions, while larger productions typically employ a stage management team consisting of a head stage manager, or production stage manager, and one or more assistant stage managers.

Prompt Book is the copy of a production script that contains the information necessary to create a theatrical production from the ground up. It is a compilation of all blocking, business, light, speech and sound cues, lists of properties, drawings of the set, contact information for the cast and crew, and any other relevant information that might be necessary to help the production run smoothly. In modern theatrical productions, the prompt book is generally maintained and kept by the stage manager, with differences in the specific construction and organization to suit the style of the stage manager keeping the book, and the type of production (legitimate theatre, musical theatre, dance, opera, etc.). The prompt book is also called transcript, the bible or sometimes simply "the book".

Just following orders? 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 mind, which one are you? Can you see the whole picture?

"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At 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." - Frank Zappa (wiki).

Controlling History - Controlling Voting Choices

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 automaton, though 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.

Autonomous robot or a mindless consumer, or both?

Media Control - Education Control - Government Control - Military Control

Lizard People are shapeshifting reptilian aliens who control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate human societies.

Invisible is something unable to be seen and not visible to the eye. Invisibility is the state of an object that cannot be seen. An object in this state is said to be invisible (literally, "not visible"). Dark Matter.

Imperceptible is something impossible to perceive, especially when you're ignorant and lack the knowledge that is needed to perceive something, or lack the technology that allows you to detect hidden information.

Stealth Technology is a range of methods used to make personnel, aircraft, ships, submarines, missiles, satellites, and ground vehicles less visible (ideally invisible) to radar, infrared, sonar and other detection methods. It corresponds to military camouflage for these parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e., multi-spectral camouflage).

Stealth Aircraft are designed to avoid detection using a variety of technologies that reduce reflection/emission of radar, infrared, visible light, radio frequency (RF) spectrum, and audio, collectively known as stealth technology.

Glassfrogs conceal blood in their liver to maintain transparency. Transparency provides a form of camouflage that is particularly useful for increasing crypsis in motionless animals. Many taxa have evolved transparency, but it is particularly challenging for vertebrates because red blood cells attenuate light. Taboada et al. found that glass frogs are able to maintain a high level of transparency because a large proportion of their red blood cells are “hidden” in the liver. This strategy allows the frogs to attain transparency when they are the most vulnerable. Understanding this liver-packing process may inform our understanding of hemodynamics more broadly.

I was born in the 60's when people were protesting and becoming aware of 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 the cards, and the worst part is, we don't know who these people are, like with some auctions. You can't see the person doing the real bidding, we see only the puppets 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.

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum - Fun Boy Three (youtube) - See a clinic full of cynics, Who want to twist the peoples' wrist, They're watching every move we make, We're all included on the list … The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum. … No nuclear the cowboy told us, And who am I to disagree, 'Cause when the madman flips the switch, The nuclear will go for me … The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum … I've seen the faces of starvation, But I just can not see the points, 'Cause there's so much food here today, That no one wants to take away … The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my right to choose, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my point of view, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my dignity, Take these things away from me, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my family, Take away the right to speak, The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view, Take away my right to choose.

Greetings World, We are Anonymous

Anonymous Group EmblemAugust 2016 - 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 waiting for.

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 should operate.

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 instantly.

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 existing one.

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.

Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous the group is a loosely associated international network of activist 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 protest. The use of a mask on an effigy 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 King James, by attempting to blow up the House of Lords in London on 5 November 1605. 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 unfairly. They 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 element 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.

V for Vendetta is a 1982 British graphic novel where the story's title character and protagonist, V, an anarchist revolutionary 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 anarchy, while inspiring a young woman, Evey Hammond, to be his protégée. Revenge.

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 are.

Mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity 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." - Niccolo Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527)

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