“America did not die tonight. It was born tonight.” (Bill Whittle, YouTube, Nov. 6, 2012). Like many who were in bitter tears election night, I would not have had the patience or even the wherewithal to watch Whittle’s lengthy but brilliant YouTube on Tuesday. Watching it this morning, I understand fully that just like Whittle says there are more ways to turn the country around than through the ballot box. We all need the plain commonsense of his advice: “Don’t fight City Hall. Pass it by.” Getting into the right head space is the first tool you will need for mental survival.
Comments: This is the way out! Watch the video at the end. It's long but it is riveting! A must watch!
Greatly enjoyed the video. However, in the back of my mind I wonder how we pay our entry fee for participating in the new de-centralized horizontally self organizing structures after Obama explodes the economy and we have no money (or money with little value).
I think we still have to try to keep the Titanic from sinking.
Agreed #4. My husband's career won't allow us to just pick up and move. We have no choice but to stay put and pray he keeps his job. It's all just so horribly depressing.
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Donna M, 11/9/2012 3:17:09 PM (No. 9003240)
I actually listened to this whole thing trying to convince myself that Whittle's proposition could work. It's a post-government scheme called the Common Sense Resistance. He's basically proposing working around government by forming parallel voluntary self-funded associations for goods and services, but also paying for the State stuff (the letter of the law). Ignoring modern culture and media. Examples are space and education. It's a kind of combination of crowdsourcing, networking, free agentry, exchanges and internal exile. The State will sink on its own.
Only works if there's any respect for individual rights and being left alone, which isn't gonna happen. The State can very well outlaw these associations. Jarrett's Army will come a-knocking on your door and threatening your child (or burning down your house) if you don't withdraw from the American Academy (the education proposal). Your neighbors will rat you out, like they did in Germany and do in China. Compulsion (like the Nazi Winter Relief). Jail and 'reeducation camps.'
'Virtual arrangements' made me laugh...the government controls access to the internet and can track your every move. This website can be shut down in minutes. Think there's already an EO pertaining to this in a 'terror situation'.
Up to you if you want to waste 90 minutes of your life in this fantasy. Could have been said in 30.
This video gave me new hope. Money quote from the end of the video...."I'm not going to let these bxxxxxxs steal America. They can steal the government, but they can't steal America."
Lots of people will think his ideas may not work, but his different perspective works great for me. I'm so sick of the current mindset and don't want to listen to anything more about it. I'm going forward, but not in the way Zero thinks.
Completely lost in the understandable uproar yesterday in excerpts from Ben Urwand’s upcoming book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler is one of Hollywood’s dirtiest little ongoing secrets. The dark and dirty side of the Hollywood of the present day may never have come to light had it not been for Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. Hollywood letting Nazis censor scripts, removing credits from Jews and getting movies stopped before reaching the screen was Hollywood circa 1930s. Rich Hollywood stars and producers have much to feel guilty about, and perhaps this is part of the reason
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US Attorney General Eric Holder has geared up and is apparently in full combat mode for a righteous war on violence against the young. Yes, this is the same Eric Holder who was party to the shipment of guns to Mexico in the Fast and Furious scandal, which cost hundreds of Mexicans and Americans their lives. And this is the same scoundrel who is still in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to that awful debacle. THAT Eric Holder has now audaciously appointed himself the great protector of the young and innocent, as reported:
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[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
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