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White Ashes

By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive.

My not publishing for a month is no accident. So much has happened beyond my ken of understanding, so profound in the potential outcome, I was actually at a loss for words. I did not want to overreact, to speculate without reason, and in retrospect I think I was right. What we are now experiencing, too close to reality, is like trying to understand what an elephant looks like in the dark, and it is, in its entirety, very unsettling news. And I’m so sorry to be the one to tell you we have all been well played.

What we now face is the pivot point for our Republic’s actual deconstruction, the complete disintegration of our rule of law, the final and irreversible end-point of our civil liberties and inalienable rights, terminal disconnection of our beloved Constitution, and all of it culminating in an open-border destruction of national sovereignty. So emphatically profound, so blatant and unconcealed, the objective use of innocent children, and its unhampered incursion is not only deeply traitorous to our sheepish populous, but is without a doubt, the mark of pure genius. As our Federal Government refuses to secure these borders, militia men from every state are now converging there out of fear, and it is a primed powder keg for a false flag opportunity, just as designed long long ago by the Progressive movement that has infiltrated to both sides of the isle. Indeed, it seems we are betrayed by our own so-called government, as civil unrest inside of our borders are manufactured by an overt power far beyond them, and the very same entity who flooded Europe with Middle Eastern Civilizations profoundly different from the societies that have existed there for a thousand years. And the clash, the inevitable clash of civilizations, and the ensuing ciaos of blood and war, will be very good for the banking business, who horde their treasures behind neutral borders. They have milked us to the very bone, by the destruction not only of moral fiber, redesigned our collective American mindset, but have stolen our national treasure, and we are poised, positioned, to pit these instilled differences on our American streets, from the inner city to suburbia.

But this complexity is far more convoluted. We, as a nation, are known world wide to be the greatest consumers ever witnessed on our planet, but have also been groomed by media to be the most selfish, ignorant, and amoral too, and when sustenance is withheld from an unsustainable welfare state, an economy drained by constant war, and Federal Reserve’s economical dilution of printing unsecured and worthless paper money positioned on our backs as dept, it doesn’t take much of an IQ to see the outcome. The starving throngs will seek the concurrent privileged class for sustenance, and along with mass immigration to help its manifestation, that process… in that process, we will eat each other alive… But not all will be lost, just as the hundred of promoted wars of the last century proves, the international banking systems will buy what is left for pennies on the dollar, with real gold stolen from our very own vaults, as our Fort Knox has not been audited for more than fifty years… And while we slumbered in front of the black box, those in the know made fortunes in insider trading, trying to gather enough hard assets before the inevitable fall, a fall well designed and orchestrated.

Why would Orthodox Jews be burning the flag of Israel? Why are some Muslims killing Christians, while others are harboring them, protecting them, and at war with factions of religious fanatics? Why does Israelis overwhelmingly have a Russian accent? Is there any connection with our so-called enemies, like Iran, North Korea, North Vietnam, and their not wanting a central bank? Why are we so opposed to a word like Communism, when there has never been a communistic state ever to exist on the planet, just like the word democracy that is used to define us? We have never had a democracy, we are a Republic based on rule of law…. given to us, if we can keep it… Totalitarianism has always displaced Communism, and thugs democracy, where liberty is oppressed by a ruling class. Why were Catholics and Evangelicals put on the terrorist watch list last year, and not Zionists? And why did it take a Congressional over-site committee to resend it? Why, with all of the evidence that 9-11 was an inside job, with put options on United and American Airlines three days prior through the roof, and we can not get a Congressional over-site committee to investigate? All good questions that beg answers!

We, The United States of America, Inc,. have created untold enemies who are now plotting together to destroy us, and our association with Israel is manifesting Christian crucifixions around the world, and what is happening in Ukraine, is just one more viable excuse to bring us into another cold war with Russia, with the possibility of global conflict, tenable to what may be considered WW3.

Secular Jews have partnered with Evangelical Christians, so said, and in spite of the taboo to discuss this, seemingly control much of this country, from finance to information, and is now in direct conflict with Russia for a multiple of reasons. Russia, in the last decade, has purged itself of what they considered a Jewish Secular Mafia there, and at great cost. In that process the Christian Religion is again in flower, and Orthodoxy has reemerged. Many are now calling Russia a Christian Church State, but the impact of this is not yet understood. You see, this Christian Orthodox facet sees the overt opportunity to be the primary religious power there, and is intolerant of any other denomination gaining a foothold. This has caused the wrath of the powerful banking (secular) Jews of Europe, as they see their influence dwindling not only there, but world wide, with the death of the Petrodollar, and the diminishing of Central Banking domination.

Most everything we manufacture here in America for export has something to do with war. Our constant waring is a lucrative business, and what is called nation building is both the destruction and reconstruction of countries for a black bottom line. The military Industrial Complex has grown to such an extent, become so top heavy and domineering, feared world wide, that powerful countries are banning together with the possibility of making a stand against it, first economically by sanctions, and then the looming threat for war. Now, I do not foresee armed conflict, though that possibility will be used in propaganda on both sides, as fear is the driving force for unreasoned solidarity and social unity. No, it will be far more subtle, a subversion of our founding principles that have been underway since the Federal Reserve gained complete control of our country, and actually bought our government. We will be dismantled, from the inside out, as the ignoble and predisposed masses of Americans will polish their chains with pride, and help them.

Author’s note: If I had a viable answer to this profound dilemma, I would have started this essay with that. At this point, I can find no feasible solution worthy of immediate action. It seems that until the last nail is hammered, and our coffin sealed, will we finally try to struggle out of it. So long as we can collectively exist on the back of our children’s future, little or nothing will be done. It is now the American narrative to sit back and bellyache, with the hope that someone will come up from the ranks to address their grievances, and even the illegal aliens in this country, who descended on Washington unimpeded just a few days ago, knows the sounds they made were not heard, ether from a practicing golfer, a bought and paid for Congress, or a banking consortium who pulls their strings. But I tell you this, I’m still betting on a semblance of honorable blood that flows in our veins, and the mindset that our founders tried so hard to instill inside of us still exist in a rag-tag group of patriots who get it, and the Liberty movement refuses to die. This is a hope that warms my soul, and yet, it seems, we will have to burn to white ashes first, before the rest will find that standard, as the blood of patriots and tyrants, that I have so longed to stifle with intellect, seems to be imminent.

One other thing, secularism is not a religion, in fact, it emphatically opposes religion. What they do so effectively, is pit one religion against another, and this is most effective, especially with an in-place propaganda machine taking prominence in the darkened living room of every house, and almost in every room There we all sit, conditioned to be opened subliminally for every subtle nuance. Can we now say that free will exists, when we are fingered and spied upon for taking up for our founding principles? And the cry for Liberty that our forefathers thought so valuable they bet their lives on, is now replaced with conditioned canned laughter. And just as we laugh on cue, so to are we taught to embrace unbounded egotism, rigid and self-righteous condescension, a lazy, myopic, and convoluted sense of honor and justice, uninspired self relevance, twisted and baseless morals and ethics based on immediate gratification and an inability to grasp anything greater than ourselves… are diseases that only love and individual responsibility can cure.. And through it all, and in spit of it too, we still believe, if questioned about these matters, that we are indeed free, and capable of an original thought. We all play a part in this grand illusion, and as most now look for government for their reason for being, all responsibility for the future will be relinquished. But it is a universal law, it seems, that what you sow you will reap, and finally, when all is said and done, get exactly what we deserve.

I am a Libertarian. I didn’t get that way by osmosis, but by an education based on a standard called self responsibility… And I am inspired by my love of mankind, and the hatred for the chains that bind us all… Give me Liberty, and the death of my enemies, as I will dance on their graves. I will not die for this cause, they will. And this cry, this proclamation, rings in this world with a singular voice, as our Liberty from tyranny is not given by their grace, but by the very nature of our existence as men. This sir, is what binds us as one, as even when one falls, thousands more will stand up. Why? Because there is no power on earth greater than a righteous heart, and nothing can shadow the light of truth. This is the destiny of men, not slavery. Hold fast.


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Ken 2By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive.

It is so strange when you find in you the means to understand something, and you wonder where it came from. You may try to retrace your steps, but time and age distorts, and can’t be trusted. But then, in retrospect, one can see how change for the sake of change is foolish, and that is how the past becomes the good old days.

The thought here is profound, and not easily explained. It journeyed for thirty years with a barrier to overcome back in university called Plato’s Republic. There, to understand a conversation Socrates had with two young Athenians, Glaucon and Adeimantus, was the goal. They spoke of a chief psychological phenomenon that all men possess, a noble association with what is called courage, and the reasoning behind a reality where one will willingly risk everything, even one’s own life, for such a nebulous ideal.

In echoing marble halls, they studied and discussed the motivation of the solder, whose main objective in life was defense of the city. They wondered what would make a man risk his life for little or no pay, march in punishing conditions, sometime with meager nourishment, and danger. What was his motivation?

It was hard for children to study the writings of Hume, Alexander Hamilton, Hobbs, Machiavelli, and Nietzche, who spoke of “the beast with red cheeks.” In my early days, I just wanted to take pictures. Glad for it later, as those ideas became apparent in a simple but intense conversation in an Internet coffee shop of Czech Republic. It was like a ghost from the past…

My young Czech friend, Martin, Maddy and I, in from the snow, was discussing the human condition of pre-democratic Bohemia. Mind you, this was long before my country was given away, before I could identify with words like Socialism, Nationalism, Communism, or a declaration like Fascism.

Martin mentioned a man named Vaclav Havel, who became president of Czechoslovakia in 1998. He had been previously jailed as a dissident, and became the founder of a human rights organization there called, Charter 77, long before the democratic revolutions of Eastern Europe were achieved. He saw it as inevitable. He realized that men have in them, and assign to the world about them, a degree of worth. Plato called this worth, thymos, where men seek recognition based on what worth they assign to themselves and the world. While in prison, Havel formulated astonishing ideas as to the nature of the evil that was the core of the system that jailed him, and he published these thoughts in the 80’s in an essay called “The Power of the Powerless.” There he tells the story of the greengrocer, and although there isn’t the space to put it all here, in a nutshell it is about a grocer in a totalitarian society who has a sign in his window, “Workers of the World, Unite.”

Havel thoroughly questions the many various reasons why the greengrocer would agree to put that sign in his window. It protects the greengrocer, to a degree, from informers, and it gives a message to his superiors that it reflects their agenda and interests, while amazingly shields its real meaning. This meaning is evident to all who live by the enslavement of the spirit, and know that the sign should read, “I am afraid and therefore unquestioningly obedient,” but indeed it is the semantics that leaves the greengrocer a bit of dignity. It leaves the greengrocer with what is called “disinterested conviction” and allows him to express: “What is wrong with uniting the world?” Havel wrote: “Thus the sign helps the greengrocer to conceal from himself the low foundations of power. It hides them behind the facade of something high. And that something is Ideology.”

And why not just admit that he was afraid? The reason is quite simple. The greengrocer believes that he has a certain amount of worth. This is the real reason that totalitarian communism didn’t work. The greengrocer believed that he was more then his fear and need, and even though he didn’t know how to articulate it, he felt stronger, and possibly a bit smarter then those who tried to control him. He displayed that sign because he is capable of choice, no matter how subtle, and sorely for the sake of principle. He is, however, according to Havel, fooling himself, but non-the-less believes he is of sound principle, rather then being entirely fearful. But I think it really doesn’t matter, even if, because of fear, he didn’t express it at all. Survival is important, but if there is just a small glimmer of hope, freedom of the spirit surfaces. It is the nature of man.

Havel wrote: “The essential aims of life are present naturally in every person. In everyone there is some longing for humanity’s rightful dignity, for moral integrity, for free expression of being and a sense of transcendence over the world of existence.” And then on the other hand he wrote: “…each person is capable, to a greater or lesser degree, of coming to terms with living within the lie.”

Is this our true reason for being: dignity, and its opposition, humiliation? Both are so evident in our daily lives, and yet those two words are the description Havel gives for life in communist Czechoslovakia! Though Brezhnev totalitarian states attempted to make the populace complicit, not so much by terror, but by the constant dangling of the features, advantages and benefits of modern consumerism,. It is a lie, as socialism, the redistribution of wealth, eats up motivation and pride.

This was the fuel, this desire for a better life, of material possessions, i.e., a vacation in the Alps, a refrigerator, and a foreign car, You see, materialism is the catalysts that pits the desiring part of the soul with the thymotic part. Once that hunger is there, nothing else will quench it. A true Totalitarian Government must constantly oppress free will, and when it can no longer function in its tyranny, it is doomed.

So here we finally come back to Plato’s thymos. It is defined in The Republic as an innate human psychological set of virtues like bravery, courage, idealism, principle, morality, self-sacrifice, and honor. Thymos is the process of evaluating these principles by putting value on them, and this value can be so powerful it can outweigh life itself.

As we evaluate ourselves in relation to how we perceive others to be evaluating us, whether accurate or not, we may then assign a value to ourselves based on that. Indignation is a feeling one gets when self worth is not balanced with what we perceive another’s set of values to be. This, in and of itself is what made some Americans so angry when Obama apologized to the world. We have assigned value to ourselves, and he took that from us. But then, those who didn’t see or understand the significance are slaves to the system.

Perhaps this model can help us ascertain the twisted reasoning that motivated the shootings these past few years in our American schools. These murdering individuals seem to have lost, or displaced, their value or self worth, considered themselves irrevocably separated, and placed that same negativity on the others they massacred. As the value they have for themselves are not shared by their peers, the indignation is too much to bear. So there is a desire here, for simple recognition, and it arises from the thymos.

The thymos phenomenon is a psychological attempt to balance by justice and selflessness, but at the same time is itself selfish in nature, and as Socrates pointed out, it has a potential to be an alley of reason, suppressing wrong or foolhardy desire. This duality can twist us into reacting to the world in anger and violence, and its understanding is paramount to getting control of our emotions. When our perceived values of both ourselves and the world are not recognized by others the thymotic self-assertion kicks in with feelings of frustration, questions of self-worth, and then anger. And also then, if a person become angry, for instance by indignation, he may react without regard for anything else, including his own safety. The Tea Parties are an example of this, but so far in control. It will change when the children are left home.

There are some that suggest that thymos is also the starting point for conflict, and the fundamental source of evil. On the other hand if the thymos is nurtured with positive affirmation, it can flower with untold conviction. As an evaluation of one’s self-worth, it can mean the difference between self-esteem or self-reproach.

Author’s note: I have been told that I care too much for what others may think of me. This is something that was taught perhaps in Mother’s lap. What control we have of these emotions, and the thoughts they induce, is proportional to the understanding we have of them, and the effort we set forth. A modification of the values that we held close as a child surely should be reevaluated to fit our adulthood. I’m not saying it’s easy. There are other avenues of the thymos that expands its understanding too. Megalothymia is the thymos at work in the authoritarian, or tyrannical type of person, and it’s opposite the isothymia. It defines a person’s need to be recognized as an equal. To learn more about values and how much of a role they play in how we think and act, there are several sources to go to, beside the ones I’ve mentioned. Read: “The End of History and the Last Man,” by Francis Fukuyama, “Nietzsche’s view of Socrates,” by Werner J. Dannhauser, and “On History” by Immanuel Kant.

And our own Velvet Revolution, a must see…

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Fabulous! ‘Captain America’ Denounces The DHS, NSA And The Overall National Security State As The Nazification Of The USA And Says THEY’VE GOT TO GO

By: Pete Hendrickson

Spoiler alert: I’m in no way guarding my words in discussing this film, but I mean to get you to watch it and encourage others to do so– especially kids– even if you know every word of the script

Last night my son, T.J., took me to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. I came home absolutely excited and delighted. This new film– certain to be a blockbuster anyway just for its towering success with all the normal metrics of action, drama, effects and pace– goes high on my list of important political films of the last decade.

This is a “Marvel Hero” vehicle, of course. It is thus rich with all the elements of fantasy native to that genre (all of which I appreciate).  

But this new movie is also an unapologetic and completely ingenuous rebuke to the National Security State.

Full advantage is taken of the fact that the hero, Steve Rogers (aka, “Captain America”), was born in 1918 and spent the last 70 years in a state of suspended animation. When Rogers awakened from that interlude to today’s ‘total awareness’, ‘rendition and detention’, ‘drone assassination’ regime of ubiquitous government and its defensive corruptions of the law, he did so with the perspective of an American from a time when this country was a lot more free and the United States (the federal government) was a lot more law-abiding.

Rogers’ unique perspective is not played in comic-book fashion, though. There is no time or attention wasted with the character marveling at all the technological change of the past 70 years. Instead, Rogers’ circumstances are used simply to provide a convenient, highly-accessible contrast between the moral clarity more typical to an earlier time and today’s relativistic immorality in order to better communicate the filmmaker’s very serious message.

That message begins with Rogers’ righteous and confident denunciation of signature strikes, profiling, pre-emptive war, mass surveillance, and the corrupt arguments used to defend them. He is met with the usual, “Well, the world is a different place, now…” babytalk from Nick Fury, another Marvel hero-character, and the head of the Marvel Universe’s U.S. DHS/NSA/CIA-equivalent law-enforcement apparatus, S.H.I.E.L.D. (the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division).

Rogers buys none of Fury’s arguments, and refuses to help implement S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ‘final solution’ to the “problem” of terrorists, extremists and troublemaking in general– a dramatic advancement of all of these law-enforcement evils into an expanded, consolidated infrastructure. Instead, he walks.

Soon we discover that, unlike the moronic REAL cartoon-grade characters that populate two-dimensional nonsense like “24″ and “Zero Dark Thirty”, Rogers has it pegged. As anyone who ever bothered to give it a moment’s thought understands, when people allow the tools of totalitarianism to be put in place, totalitarians will eventually take hold of them. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that S.H.I.E.L.D. is a project of the only types that would see anything but horror and doom in its assaults on the principles of liberty and proper law– leftover World War II Nazis and their modern ideological descendants.

In the end, the epiphany and the “coming around” due to the way events play out in this very grown-up comic-book movie happen for Fury, not Rogers. In the end, all the good guys– eventually even Fury– agree that a structure like S.H.I.E.L.D., for all of what might have been the good intentions behind it, is too dangerous to tolerate. Hear, hear.

The importance of this film is in its popular accessibility (and its unabashed use of that accessibility to deliver its important message). It IS a comic book offering– simple, serene in its lack of pretense, more than a little intellectually black-and-white. In those things, though, this movie importantly invokes the purity of a moral principle that blows past statist sophistries and legal hair-splitting.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ offers two simple truths. The first is that we may not always be able to see just HOW respecting everyone’s rights will deliver a better outcome in the end than disrespecting them. But that doesn’t matter. We just have to respect those rights, because its the right thing to do. The fact that we WILL have a “better” outcome on every other front from doing so is actually irrelevant (but it’s nice that it DOES, in fact, work out that way…)

The second simple truth offered by this film is that DIS-respecting people’s rights IS ITSELF too bad an outcome to be borne, no matter how much good we may be persuaded to imagine it will otherwise do.

This dialogue toward the end of the film between Robert Redford’s character, Alexander Pierce– the politician in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D., and an oversight-council member from India he is trying to persuade to support his program (even while holding him and the rest of the council at gunpoint), sums up the message of the movie well:

Alexander: “What if Pakistan marched into Mumbai tomorrow and you knew they were going to drag your daughter into a soccer stadium for execution? And you could just stop it with the flick of a switch. Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you all?”

The councilman responds with a grim and disgusted look: “Not if it was your switch.”

Can I hear a Hallelujah? Decent people don’t want that kind of switch to even exist. Nor do sensible people.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is not a cerebral movie, nor even a witty movie. It’s just a Hero’s Tale, with its hero speaking honest, sensible and uncomplicated wisdom in a way that will reach every viewer’s heart and soul, and stick there. This is just the sort of thing we desperately need in our popular culture, and I hope 330 million Americans go see it.


P. S. After you see the film, read about America’s REAL ‘Shield’ here. Then get up and become an American hero yourself. There really IS no “Captain America”– there’s just you, and we’re all counting on you.


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By: Lucille Femine

The mechanical nature of today’s society becomes very real and personal when you get phone calls from seemingly live, flesh and blood people.

I’ve been getting such calls recently where I just…wasn’t…quite sure. I answer the phone, say hello, the pleasant voice says, “Hello, this is so and so.”

Today I asked, as I have before, “Are you a recording?” Surprisingly, I got a little laugh and she actually answered that. She said, “No, I’m a real person.”

So I gave her some credit and myself some doubt. Then she said something to move me on to the purpose of her call.

But I pursued my investigation. I said, “You sound like a recording.”

There was a pause and she said chirpily, “Can we continue?”

Now, normally, a live person would at least have had the courtesy to get indignant or something like that, so you know you are having an exciting, heated conversation. You know – alive!

However, I do understand that actual emotions have become politically incorrect. Take a look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manualof Mental Disorders (DSM ) All the so-called “disorders” capture every emotion you might have (even some made up) and convert them into problems that require a pill…or two or three.

That’s because psychiatrists know deep down they cannot help people. So they defer to their many colleagues – drugs.

Enough for now of my pet peeve. I ignored her request to continue, as is my right, being a flesh and blood person. It is times like these when you feel your humanity assaulted, insulted and deceived. Therefore, you must defend it. I asked, “Where are you from?”


Huh! Is that not a normal, not impolite question? You need to know who or what this person is representing and what they are trying to sell you. I mean, that’s a variation on a constitutional right.

One advantage, though, of being hung up by a machine is that it was just a machine; it’s hard to take it personally.

In the dead air, I mumbled an insult, fantasizing the machine that she was would break down, like a car with square wheels.

But I’m sure I won’t get that lucky; she was most likely onto the next inhuman invasion and didn’t miss a beat. Can you imagine the recording device leaving the office in a huff after such an uncooperative and mildly antagonistic response, go outside to have a cigarette? Questioning its abilities?

Only humans can do that.  As dumb as it might be to question your abilities, we still have that right. But I wouldn’t confide that to a psychiatrist or he will help you understand just how unable you truly are.

What’s scary is the sophistication of these machines that can actually interact (to some degree) with people. When you discover or even just suspect their true nature as a piece of metal, it can only mean betrayal to you.

I remember when I was a kid and answering these (very obvious) robot calls – preferably with other mischievous friends. We would say all manner of silly things, mostly insults…or…curses, that hopefully parents never heard. The voice would cheerfully repeat his speech. That was fun; we’d laugh uproariously.

But now it can make you downright uneasy. What are they expecting from the receiver of the call? Drink your fluoridated water so you will be more amenable and fooled by their sales pitch?

What’s very annoying also, is you have to waste your valuable time trying to figure out the nature of the caller – human or mechanical beast? There’s enough plastic in the world.

Let’s file these deceptive canned calls in the same category as GMO (fake, often canned food), vaccinations (fake immunity), Obamacare (fake health insurance), wars (fake protection from fake terrorists), NSA and TSA (more fake protection), fluoride (fake teeth protection) and the government (fake freedom)

You know, it could be these “canned” calls often are from real people who have succumbed so much to this mechanical, machine age, they don’t know how to be human anymore. They just practice “sounding” human to be in harmony with a world gone two dimensional.

After all, hasn’t texting become the way to communicate now where you can type in an exclamation point or smiley face and it looks like you may really feel that way?

I’m not accusing anyone of being dishonest. Sometimes I’d rather text than hear a voice – which is so much closer to the spirit at the other end….who might need help. Somehow, texting “I understand, buddy” might not cut it.

Has texting just become habit or convenience? I don’t think texting is more convenient with all the frustration of hitting wrong keys and dictatorial spell checks. And on tiny phone keyboards. It takes a lot less time to say the words.

Hopefully, through evolution, our emotions won’t be cut down to punctuation and our tongues won’t start shriveling up from lack of use.



Lucille Femine, writer and Executive Assistant for The Liberty Beacon project









by Mike Adams,

(NaturalNews) Believe it or not, I know what it’s like to live in poverty. I’ve been there myself, and in this article I’m going to share an intimate part of my history that most Natural News may find unexpected.

I’m sharing it because as the reach of Natural News has rapidly expanded across the globe, more and more people know what I stand for but they don’t necessarily know WHY.

Here’s the why.

I grew up in a middle class family in the Midwest and was gifted with tremendous cognitive abilities that were strongly encouraged by my parents through early reading programs. In school, I always performed at the top of my class, usually without any real effort. When the day came to take my college entrance exams, I was one of a small number of people in the nation who aced three out of four sections, earning a perfect score on mathematics, science and writing and getting the attention of many top universities around the country.

In my senior year of high school I was accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to become an electrical engineer, and I had completed college credit courses in microbiology and genetics. With extremely high aptitude in both mathematics and the sciences, career counselors insisted I go to an engineering school to study electrical engineering.

This path was not to be, however, because my family did not have the funds to pay the private school costs of an expensive, out-of-state learning institution like MIT. We were middle class, remember, and definitely not sitting on the kind of funds needed to cover an expensive high-end university.

So I went to college at a state-run university which offered me enough scholarship money to make a college degree affordable. But it wasn’t free, so I worked jobs during college to pay for housing and food. My parents also helped out as much as they could, helping me cover costs while I pursued an education. One of my jobs during college, by the way, was working as a computer salesperson for a custom PC manufacturer, where I learned to build PC computers and install them at customer sites. (One of my customers at the time was a local VA hospital, where I caught my first glimpse of veterans being given shockingly bad medical care, even decades ago.)

I got my degree, but graduated with enormous personal debt

Instead of pursuing a technical route, I found myself enjoying writing so much that I studied English composition, creative writing and numerous technical subjects including mathematics, economics, anthropology and communications. I ultimately graduated with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in technical writing. My specialty was writing English documentation for technical concepts, especially those related to computer hardware and software technology.

Upon graduating, I took the GMAT with the intention to explore graduate school. My high score got me invitations from schools like Stanford, but I knew I couldn’t afford to stay in school any longer because, like many of today’s graduates, I had funded a large portion of my living expenses with credit cards.

Fresh out of college, I was sitting on a mountain of personal debt and no way to pay it off. The U.S. economy was in a deep recession at the time, and jobs were very difficult to come by. So, in a leap of faith that would forever alter my life plan, I decided to move to Taiwan.

I realize this sounds odd, but I had recently married an extraordinary woman who was born in Taiwan, so it wasn’t as outlandish as it might first seem. Plus, I relished the idea of learning to speak Chinese, exploring a new culture and possibly finding work in the emerging Taiwan-based technical industry.

Our brush with poverty

My wife and I gathered what little funds we still had available, packed our lives into two suitcases and moved to Taiwan. There, we rented a small, affordable apartment and hoped our money would last long enough to find work.

That’s where we ran ourselves head-first into poverty. Taiwan companies, we soon learned, didn’t hire married women because they are terrified of women having children and demanding paid time off. And I couldn’t be legally hired by anyone until I had achieved legal residency in Taiwan, a process that requires several months of waiting for paperwork to get processed by the Taiwan government.

Over and over again, we were both denied employment, and we watched our savings dwindle away at an alarming pace. To conserve money, we lived in a true “bare bones” manner, and when I say bare bones I mean it: We had only a mattress on the floor, no furniture and not even blankets. I remember using my one good coat as my only blanket, wishing that one day I could earn enough money to buy blankets and have a dining room table. (Yes, we ate dinner sitting on the floor using styrofoam plates, and “dinner” usually consisted of steamed rice and boiled eggs, the two food staples we could still afford.)

As our money ran out, we found ourselves put to the test in a true “sink or swim” scenario. Either we were going to find work, or we would soon be homeless. The rent we had paid upon our arrival was scheduled to run out in just a few weeks, and without an income we had absolutely no way to cover rent.

A moment of awakening and self-empowerment

This is when something drastically shifted in my mind and unleashed a profound change in direction that set me on a whole new course for the future. It was at this moment that I found the courage to seize my own future and start making my own fortunes instead of asking someone else to give me one. This is when my full entrepreneurial spirit kicked in — a pattern that continues to serve me to this day as editor of

Realizing we were almost out of funds, I began searching for innovative ways to use my talents to earn money on my own while the government sat on the residency paperwork. I learned that a computer expo was about to be held at the Taipei expo center called “Computex.” Being an American, I knew I could easily gain entry onto the show floor by signing up as a buyer and visiting various booths held by Taiwan manufacturers.

On opening day, I walked onto the show room floor with a smile on my face, because I knew I was now in the epicenter of a land of enormous economic opportunity that would allow me to earn enough money to buy food, blankets and clothing… and would even give me the dollars to pay off all my student loans. The plan had come to me in a flash, much like many of the ideas I continue to receive today (I recently filed two patents, for example, on breakthrough nutritional supplements that capture radioactive isotopes and toxic heavy metals).

Here’s exactly what I did at the Taipei expo center back in the 1990′s:

I walked around the show, visiting hundreds of booths and picking up brochures and other literature from each booth. These brochures were almost all written in broken English, authored by local Taiwan computer experts who had no access to professional English writers or translators. So these companies all had amazing technology and hardware, but they were distributing literature riddled with glaring text errors.

Over the next week, I became Taiwan‘s “English professor,” using a red pen to correct all the English grammar and spelling mistakes on all the literature for hundreds of technology companies. With my wife’s help, we then printed a cover letter describing my technical writing services and placed each corrected brochure into a large envelope along with my cover letter and business card. Each envelope was mailed to the manufacturer’s address listed on their brochure, inviting them to radically upgrade their brochures, manuals and literature with the help of an expert technical writer fresh out of college from the USA.

This idea, it turned out, was pure genius. My phone rang off the hook.

I began being offered a steady flow of writing and editing projects from some of Taiwan‘s best computer manufacturers, earning fees that were far higher than what I could have possibly earned in the United States. My work covered the gamut: I wrote manuals for video games, motherboards, computer cases, image editing software and more. In just the first few weeks, I had earned enough money to buy blankets and food. In another few weeks, we had acquired a bed frame, a dining room table and additional clothing. In less than a year, I had paid off all my credit card debts and was finally on my own two feet, financially speaking.

Before long, I was a contributing journalist to a Hong Kong-based magazine called Asian Sources, covering computer hardware and software companies. I also began to receive full-time job offers from technology companies. By that time I had received a residency visa, so I was able to take a job with a Taiwan-based anti-virus software company which is now one of the three most successful anti-virus companies in the world.

At the anti-virus software company, I revolutionized their computer software manuals and on-screen user interface text. I was also given the opportunity to tour Southeast Asia and give lectures to large groups of people on the subject of computer security, where I found a natural affinity for its technical subject matter. So I toured Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries, delivering computer security presentations to corporations. (Got my picture in the South China Morning Post, too, which was fun.)

The launch of a software company

My wife and I moved back to the states a few years later and started our own software company, inventing pioneering email automation technology that’s still used by banks, universities, e-commerce giants and government offices. The software I invented has been used by somewhere around 20% of Fortune 500 firms, if I remember correctly, and I sold my interest in the company many years ago to pursue natural health activism and truth-telling journalism in a world that I increasingly saw as being controlled by oppressive corporations.

By this time my own health was failing. Having burned out from working insane hours and living on processed junk food, I soon found myself suffering from borderline diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and chronic pain. That’s what ultimately led me to Natural News — I radically transformed my own health and healed my body my changing my diet and lifestyle choices, and I wanted to share the power of that transformation with others who could benefit from that knowledge.

Today, that mission has been a remarkable success. When I started Natural News back in 2003, almost nobody knew about “organics,” BPA, aspartame, MSG, hormones in milk, the dangers of antidepressant drugs or the fact that vaccines contained mercury. But today, all those things are now common knowledge. Organics have gone mainstream. The masses demand GMO labeling. People read labels and demand honest foods made without synthetic chemicals.

Natural News was a key voice in this rapid transformation of health consciousness, climbing from zero influence to now reaching over 7 million unique readers every month. We were also part of a rising community of such voices which also include Dr. Joseph Mercola, Ronnie Cummins of the OCA, John Robbins, David Wolfe, Jeffrey Smith and many more. Each of us brought a unique personality and activism style to the internet, reaching out to tens of millions of readers with a message the world was hungry to hear: FOOD can be your medicine; and YES the corporations are lying to you most of the time.

Today Natural News is recognized as one of the most powerful content platforms in the world, and it’s continuing to expand due to the authenticity that people innately recognize in our message.

The struggle became the success

Notably, none of this ever would have been achieved if I had been given an easy life in my younger years. My family wasn’t wealthy and I never had any preferential treatment in the corporate world. I once teetered on the edge of poverty and homelessness, and yet when my back was up against the wall, I created a winning solution through entrepreneurism and strategic thinking.

That experience gives you the kind of courage it takes to be a content innovator and to take on any challenge you might ever face. Today, I know with 100% confidence that if I were to lose everything I owned and have to start over, I could launch any one of a thousand profitable ideas that would not only earn an honest living but would also help make the world a better place.

This is one reason I’m such a strong supporter of education and such an outspoken opponent of lifelong welfare: Handing people money month after month, year after year, teaches them nothing and only encourages dependence. But giving people skills, confidence and knowledge they can use in the real world turns individuals into self-sustaining income earners who can support themselves and their families for a lifetime.

My personal philosophy on money

If you saw the house I live in, you’d laugh out loud. I don’t live in a mansion on Lakeshore Drive, as the very idea of doing that contradicts my fundamental personal philosophies. I’ve never been into material wealth and have zero interest in material things for their own sake. It really is true that the most expensive vehicle I own is a John Deere tractor (which I enjoy operating from time to time on the ranch).

I don’t see money as something to be accumulated but rather something to be invested in a better future for humanity. That’s why I have always sought to have the money earned by Natural News redirected into important projects for humanity such as the construction of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, a project that ultimately cost more than $1 million.

Long-time Natural News readers know that I live on a ranch where I routinely engage in all sorts of ranch activities, including the mundane ones like shoveling chicken poop out of the hen coops (oh what fun). I’ve milked goats, captured dozens of snakes (with a snake grabber), buried dead chickens killed by owls, protected wild deer, rounded up cattle, treated wounds on animals, drilled post holes with a tractor auger, built goat fencing (which is WAY more difficult than cattle fencing) and a thousand other ranch activities. During all this, I’ve been bit by scorpions, attacked by fire ants, surprised by wild coyotes and stung by hornets.

I’ve saved wild baby birds trapped in containers, expanded water reservoirs (“tanks”) for wildlife, and sadly buried several baby armadillos that the dogs dragged in. (They think armadillos are giant field rats.)

Living on the ranch in Texas, my best pair of boots is split wide open down the right side, my best truck is covered in pigeon poop, and my best pair of pants has holes in the right pocket caused by droplets of nitric acid from the forensic food lab digestion prep.

Here’s a picture of one of my goats during the Spring bloom of Blue Bonnets, the Texas state flower:

Living on a ranch changes your character

There’s a remarkable growth of personal character that occurs when you live a ranch. It makes you strong in spirit and moral character because you’re always dealing with life and death, forcing you to make decisions in the best interests of the living creatures under your responsibility.

I’ve had to learn effective ways to prevent rat snakes from devouring our baby chicks, and I’ve had to take a shotgun to a wounded hen that was half-eaten by a large predatory bird (to put her out of her misery). I’ve shot rattlesnakes with a 12 gauge, fired warning rifle shots at coyotes (intentionally not hitting them) and defended our chickens, geese and goats against countless predators that are always trying to eat them for dinner.

If you’re squeamish about snakes, ticks or wounded animals, you’ll never be able to really live in the country. A typical day here involve me finding a large tick on my dog, yanking it off her and tossing it to the chickens who quickly devour it. One day I had to capture a goose that suffered from a mesquite thorn in its foot, grabbing it by the neck and wrenching it under my arm to keep it under control while I removed the thorn. The goose wasn’t happy about it, but I got the thorn out, and she’s all better now. (Geese bites leave bruises on your arms and legs, by the way…)

Every day that I wake up surrounded by nature and happy animals, I realize I’m one of the luckiest persons alive on the planet today. I have a voice for positive change in the world, I’m blessed with the responsibility of caretaking animals and nature, and I never have to worry about financial poverty for as long as I live because I know I can create wealth through innovation anywhere I happen to find myself. Very few people are ever blessed with this combination of freedom and influence, and that’s one reason why I take my responsibility to the world so seriously these days. It’s also why I thank God every day for granting me the gifts that I’m tirelessly working to put to a good use for the betterment of humanity.

The Health Ranger is a real person, not a fictional character

Why does Natural News have so many readers? What I’m told is that people feel a personal connection with the Health Ranger and they “get it” when I explain that I’m working hard to protect life on our planet.

Natural News fans and readers know that the Health Ranger is a real person with real challenges, dreams and concerns for humanity. I’m not a fictional character, and this is not an act. I live what I teach, and I live to fight for the uplifting of humanity in a time of incredible chaos, destruction and oppression across our planet.

I fight for humanity because I feel for humanity. I truly understand what it’s like to live in poverty. I know firsthand the fear of not knowing where your next meal will come from. I have tremendous empathy for fellow human beings, which is one reason why I fight so hard to expose the crimes of the medical industry that causes so much needless suffering among our people.

I also fight for universal human freedom across the planet, because I know that the single most dangerous entity that causes human suffering is government gone bad. Nearly all the human suffering that has taken place on our planet across the last century was caused by governments gone bad: corruption, criminality, genocide, war and more.

Refugees only exist in our world because governments go bad. Wars only take place because governments fail to protect the peace. Today’s failed system of medicine is held in place entirely by government corruption and monopolistic practices, trapping hundreds of millions of world citizens in a system of medicine that only causes disease, suffering and financial destitution.

The curse of knowing

It pains me to see people suffering. It hurts my heart and my soul to witness the strife in our world. Even worse, I have been burdened with the “gift” (or curse) of being able to foresee many of the things that will unfold in the near future. This is not some sort of psychic ability, and I’m not claiming to have “visions from God” or any such thing. Rather, I simply have the ability to look at present-day events and see with unusual clarity where they are headed in the future.

This is why I now know — with 100% certainty — that humanity is headed for a time of tremendous suffering. What many Bible scholars call the “End Times” is nearly upon us. War, starvation, desperation, pestilence and conflict will multiply across our world in the very near future, causing unprecedented loss of life and a collapse of human civilization as we know it today.

I have faith that many of us will survive these times of great turmoil, but doing so will require bearing witness to untold suffering of those in need. Money will be all but useless in these End Times, and those of us who are prepared to survive will never be able to help the full roster of those in need. People will die by the millions across our planet, and there is little we can individually do to halt the tides of fate from crashing into the self-destructive reality that humanity has foolishly set out for itself.

My responsibility to humanity is to help save as many of those as I can. My curse is the knowledge that such action will be needed.

The coming collapse is a mathematical certainty

Many Natural News readers are not aware of this, but I correctly predicted the dot-com stock market crash of 2001, the housing bubble crash of 2006 / 2007, and I publicly predicted the massive Bitcoin crash of 2013 less than 24 hours before it took place.

I can tell you as someone who absolutely aced academic mathematics in my younger years that the global economy is headed for a disastrous debt collapse. Trillions of dollars of asset valuation (in derivatives) will vanish literally overnight. Widespread economic destruction will strike humanity like a thousand hurricanes hitting major population centers all across the world, all simultaneously.

The timing of this is impossible to predict, but its inevitability is not. What really alarms me about all this is knowing in advance that this event will usher in a global wave of poverty and destitution that is unprecedented in all of human history. This is going to put honest, hard-working people on the streets, living in destitution, through no fault of their own. And the mere awareness of knowing this is coming causes me tremendous pain.

Even worse, you and I can’t save them all. We can only teach people to get prepared and hope they have the wisdom to listen. We cannot make their decisions for them, and we cannot alter the laws of economic reality which dictate a global day of reckoning.

My commitment to Natural News readers

I commit to every person who reads Natural News that I will do everything in my power to bring you truthful information that can help you save yourself from the global chaos that now descends upon us.

I cannot give you money, or prevent your bank from collapsing, or even make sure your house sells for the price you’re asking. But what I can do is share with you the truth about my own history and how I know what it’s like to live in financial desperation… and then empower you with the knowledge you need to make sure that situation never happens to you or your loved ones as the world collapses into chaos around us.

I can share strategies that really work, such as the powerful idea that everyone should be paying attention to right now: Buy farmland with water sources on it, because that’s going to be the new “gold” of the future. A farm with a year-round spring will be worth more than gold, in fact, in the coming years.

Those who bet all their money on the U.S. dollar by holding accounts in U.S. banks will ultimately lose their shirts (and maybe their homes, too). Diversity is the key to survival, and right now you should all be trading in dollars for real assets such as land, tractors, medical supplies, precious metals, ammo, food and so on. You should also be preparing to survive a plague, a pandemic or a wave of superbugs that’s sure to sweep through the human population in the aftermath of an economic crash. Your immune system can save you, but not if you’ve weakened it with mercury injections (vaccines) and toxic chemicals (medications and chemotherapy).

Natural News will help keep you on a path of survival and courage

Truth be told, I can help keep you alive no matter what comes our way. You can count on Natural News to report the truth as best we see it, to empower you with urgent knowledge, and to do so regardless of whatever lies are being promoted by the White House or the national media.

As the good Terminator once said, “If you want to live, come with me.” Today, I’m saying something similar: If you want to survive what’s coming, keep reading Natural News. I’ve been in the financial gutter, I know how to get out, and I know how to help you protect yourself from the worst of what’s coming.

If urgent events unfold, I will post urgent alerts. If the website goes down, I will send out email alerts to the email newsletter list (subscribe below). If that fails, I’ll keep trying to get us back on the air so you can connect.

I care for you, I care about your welfare, your survival and your contribution to the new society that will inevitably follow. I want you to stay alive, informed and financially intact as much as possible. Much of the world is going to lose 90% or more of their savings in the coming years, so anyone who simply is able to hold on and break even is actually WAY ahead of the curve.

From my spirit to yours, I wish you a successful journey in the years ahead, and I hope that you may give me the gift and the honor of contributing to that journey in a positive way that makes a lasting difference in your life.

– Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Coming to America

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

I will start this commentary with the intention of reviving memories of an America that the world once admired as the land of promise, opportunity, freedom and liberty. People from across this ever shrinking globe once dreamed of immigrating to this great nation to build a new life and raise a family free of poverty and oppression and make their fortune. Most sold every last thing they had to purchase a ticket on some tramp clipper or steamer and risked a voyage of unseen or unimaginable danger just to see that dream realized.

When they arrived here poor, tired and weakened from a long harsh journey, their last thoughts where “If I stick my hand out what will America give me?” but instead they pitched in to help build America. They worked long, hard backbreaking hours at menial jobs to slowly advance their position and status in their newly adopted country.


They were adventurous, industrious and resourceful. They fought in wars to protect their new found liberty, they educated themselves to our language, customs and culture, and worked hard to acquire citizenship in a land they came to love, not only for themselves, to solidify their position in this society, but most of all to facilitate a better life for their children.

These immigrants were proud to be Americans to a point of extreme, never taking for granted what they considered their good fortune (no matter how trivial by most standards), nor did they ever forget the reasons that had motivated them to leave their distant homes in the first place.

These where the true backbone of this country, its builders, and dreamers …

Now fast forward to the present and the steady stream if illegal immigrants flooding into this already overburdened country and run a quick comparison.

I will not try to convince you that all are bad at heart, because that is not true. And some of their expectations and misunderstandings are by intention and the fault of a government with an agenda … this government!

But what we in reality face is a vast majority who can’t speak English and are not so very willing or motivated to learn, keeping them isolated from mainstream society, employment or serious education, and choosing to congregate with their own culture rather than assimilate into the native culture.

Illegal Immigrants

Instead of these immigrants striving to become a integral part of the society that is hosting and indeed supporting them in so many ways (welfare. Healthcare, housing, education), this government institutes policies that force the American society to accommodate them and their shortcomings, such as the aforementioned language barrier. These actions ultimately result in the retardation of the need or ambition for learning or working and facilitates the perpetuation of this burden on you and I … and you have to know this government is very aware of this.

A large majority are being supported by a government (through our tax dollars) intentionally bent on perpetuating this burden on the already overburdened taxpayers to suit an agenda that is not in America’s interest.

But there is also a large number who are outright hostile towards this nation, seeking only what they can get with no investment of labor or ambition and denigrating their benefactors at every possible chance.

These individuals are destructive to society, perpetrating and perpetuating crime and larceny on their newly adopted communities in the form of criminal gangs. They also see America as the land of opportunity, but not in the way of past immigrants. They don’t like us Americans for who we are, and are not shy to say so … but they seem to be very OK with America for what they can get … or take!

This is NOT about bigotry or prejudice because neither the language you speak nor the color of your skin make any difference in this scenario … This is about the fundamental change we were promised … and are getting in spades!

America is a compassionate society and we have always welcomed immigrants from across this planet with open arms, but as equals in the application of the laws of this land and in the services and benefits rightfully earned. In plain words, what applies to us should damn well apply to you, both legally and socially! But when illegals receive preferential treatment with respect to the law and services without ever having contributed to said benefits or services, over those who have worked hard and contributed to the payment of said services and faithfully obeyed the law, a fundamental trust has been broken and anger and resentment rightfully swells in the heartland of America.

I look at these two scenarios, past and present, and I wonder where it all went wrong. When America stopped being the land of promise and opportunity, the shining castle on the hill, a place where hard work and social participation lead to a life of reward and increasing prosperity … Camelot, and became the welfare capitol of the world.

We as Americans are literally the most generous culture on this planet giving more to charity and donating more time to the less fortunate than any society in this global community, even with our current economic woes. But you can only be used so much, abused so often and taken for a fool one too many times … then …

Well, that chapter has not been written yet but the pen hovers over the parchment as this story unfolds before our eyes …

The Liberty Beacon project


By: Roger Landry (TLB)

Every organization has an agenda, otherwise they would not need a structured organization. Organizations are formed to accomplish goals, and to accomplish stated goals an agenda is required.

Now you must also consider that these organizations would wish to put their best side forward where public scrutiny is most likely to occur … to represent that agenda in a positive and acceptable fashion to those they wish to effect or manipulate commercially, socially or politically.

And in the case of our intelligence agencies, who have suffered major blows to their credibility and public trust lately, we must imagine this is a paramount issue, to clean up their act … so to speak …

Enter the Style Guide. A mechanism to facilitate that best side forward portion of said agenda. A guide to what is acceptable or not by said agents and employees who represent this organization. Many organizations have style guides as a way to keep their constituent, customer or target-facing communications consistent and on-brand. The CIA is no different.

But the real chuckle here is that Style Guides are predicated on a show of respect, concern and a definite lack of hostility … until you get to the CIA Style Guide that is, and after giving it even a cursory glance, there is very little doubt left in your mind that it came from the ideas and ideals of those who covet and project power for a living (both legal and illegal). Even the example-based portions of the guide stand well outside the realm of social normalcy … but then what did you expect … This is the infamous CIA …

Excerpt from the publications preface:

“In dealing with foreign policy and national security, our government has many sources of insight on which to draw. The depth of our knowledge, the strength of our thinking, and the power of our words will ensure that our customers, from policymakers to operations officers, continue to rely on the Directorate of Intelligence.”

…  REALLY … ??? Estimate of success so far … “EPIC FAIL”

For a quick review watch this video, and for an in-depth look into the mind’s eye of this not so covertly intimidating organization … and more than a few chuckles … follow the provided link to “The CIA Style Guide”

The full CIA Style Guide linked here:



By: Lucille Femine

As most liberty-minded people know, which is thankfully a growing crowd, we are facing suppression on an unparalleled scale. It’s hard to say how far back you have to go to reach a worse era but, still, I wouldn’t risk trading this one for that one – as if we could. We can only go forward.

What exactly are these globalists and others of their mindset doing? I mean, besides poisoning our food, taking our water, our health, our property, our families, our education, our free country?

There must be a common dominator down there in those minds seething with evil that drives them to such deadly solutions, thinking it will help them survive. Yes, that is what they are operating on. In their minds, they are not doing “evil” but simply trying to survive with all us enemies working hard to do them in. If, one day, they fully realized their intent was truly evil, they would do themselves in. But too many have not yet had that enlightening moment.

For example, whether Hitler actually died by his own hand or was murdered, the result was the same – he did himself in.

When madmen treat the harmless majority of people with such defensive energy, there must be a motive that runs through all their activities.

Aside from the extreme, unreasoning paranoia which is the driving force above it all, the “inspiration,” if you will, what is the technical aspect of it all? How best do they achieve their goals in the real world?

Well, they have lost contact with themselves as spiritual beings and consider they are just bodies. As Pavlov decided, we are not much more than animals operating on “stimulus-response,” and thus can be controlled.

They consider then, that it’s good and proper to help the rest of humanity become aware of our true nature – a piece of meat and nothing else.

After all, many animals need to be controlled, right? And since we humans have a much higher intellect than animals, it follows that we need more control. Here, logic has truly been divorced from the natural love for humanity.

A quote about a psychologist whose work was later taken up by psychiatrists sums up this general viewpoint and has served governments very well. In fact, Nazi psychiatrists were imported here after the war where they continued this oppressive practice. Witness psychiatric drugs and shock treatment.

One of the essential problems with psychology today is its reliance upon psychiatric or biological behavioral models—a far cry from its foundations. Psychology initially meant the study of the soul.  However, all this changed in the late 1800s when German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt declared man was an animal.

The logic also prevails for them that if we have to be a piece of meat, then there must be something terribly wrong and dangerous about being a spiritual being. And there is – to them. A free being, aware of his true identity, (and often theirs) is very difficult to control.

 So you see how this widespread, popular philosophy has come in very handy for those who want to control and manipulate the rest of us who simply want to be happy and let others be.

 The extreme irony of their thinking is that if they just let everyone alone to simply live and prosper, they would be safe. The fact is, if a person is truly alive, happy, fairly unafraid and expanding, he only wants that for others.

The best way to survive is to be aware of their thinking, their motives and their insanity.  And then you would act accordingly and joined with others for the best result. You can only control what you understand. “Wake up, America” is simply not enough. “Wake up and KNOW” is more like it.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

Sun Tzu





Lucille Femine, Executive Assistant for TLB





By: Daniel Taylor

Bertrand Russell 1928: “State may be expected to assume the role of the father”

Recent headlines have reminded us that government, when unrestrained, will reach into every aspect of our lives.

As reported recently, Christine Duffy, a mother from Michigan, was shocked to find that a new medical law required her child to have a  “private” conversation with a nurse prior to every doctors visit. Duffy said, “The nurse would also inform my children that the doctor’s office is a safe place for them to receive information about STDs, HIV and birth control. That is what the nurse would be chatting about with my children without any pesky parental oversight.”


A 1928 book titled Whither Mankind: A Panorama of Modern Civilization outlines predictions of the future of the then intelligentsia of scientists and engineers, most of whom were open eugenicists or sympathetic to the idea. Not surprisingly, the book is held at the Eugenics Survey Library of Vermont, assembled by prominent eugenicist Henry Perkins. Bertrand Russell, scientists and philosopher famous for his writings on the ideal scientific society of elites, provided a little known essay for Whither Mankind. In it he re-iterates his other published works on the inevitable takeover of a scientific elite. As quoted, Russell states:

“…the State increasingly interferes between parents and children for example, by insisting on education and forbidding physical cruelty. It would seem likely that this tendency will continue; more particularly, the State may be expected to assume the role of the father by taking over economic responsibility for the child, on the ground that many fathers cannot be trusted in this matter. If so, there will inevitably be a breakdown of the family, which must modify social psychology profoundly, producing, in place of individuals, well-drilled armies of intelligent but submissive Janissaries, without individual differences, and without loyalties other than their loyalty to the State.”

In reality this philosophy of a state takeover of life dates back over 2000 years ago to Plato. The activities of the ruling elite in controlling population, writes Plato in The Republic, must be kept secret. He writes, “…these goings on must be a secret which the rulers only know, or there will be a further danger of our herd… breaking out into rebellion.”

These ideas have manifested in different forms across the globe. Battling ideas of liberty and tyranny have ripped through time and history. If all firewalls of Constitution, morality and foresight are lost, the ruling elite will drag humanity into a pit of despair from which there will be no escape. In the words of C.S. Lewis, “…we may well thank the beneficent obstinacy of real mothers, real nurses, and (above all) real children for preserving the human race in such sanity as it still possesses”.

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MS 13

This MS-13 gangster is coming to your neighborhood armed with IED’s, anti-tank weapons, automatic weapons and WMD’s


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There is good news and bad news. The good news is that the Border Patrol actually arrested an illegal border crosser. The bad news is that the person is the wife of an American ex-Marine veteran and should have been legally allowed to cross the border.

KFOX 14 is reporting that Oleksandra Bronova, a Ukrainian National, was singled out by border agents as she tried to cross the border and she has  subsequently been placed in an maximum security prison. Bronova originally fled to Mexico when it became too dangerous to continue to live in Ukraine. People from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and West Africa, where these is a current Ebola outbreak, are free to come to the United States, but a war refugee from Ukraine WHO WAS LEGALLY TRAVELING WITH HER AMERICAN HUSBAND, IS NOT WELCOME!


Bronova and American husband, Bryan Price.

 The Worst Has Not Yet Been Revealed

In this column, I have reported that this new wave of illegal immigrants pose a potentially catastrophic and pandemic health risk to Americans, some are connected to human smuggling (i.e. child sex trafficking rings) and all threaten to overwhelm American infrastructure should the onslaught of immigrants continue.

Even Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, has challenged President Barack Obama’s administration to investigate whether or not, some of these illegal aliens who are flooding across the border, are from MS-13 and are  threatening national security by accompanying the illegal immigrant children across the border. MS-13 is the most violent and dangerous street gang in the world. However, we are not just importing thugs, these MS-13 criminal foot soldiers are entering the country in great numbers and they are entering as a well-trained and well-armed paramilitary group with provable and strong terrorist ties to known Islamic terror groups.

“The administration’s refusal to properly verify that violent criminals are not among those entering the United States shows an alarming lack of concern for our homeland’s security,” Brewer wrote. “As a nation, we cannot sit back and allow this policy to continue”. It should be noted that as  reported in an earlier document, these MS-13 gang members, some of whom have admitted to murder and torture in their home countries, are being held for placement inside the United States by the Border Patrol under the direction Homeland Security.

MS-13 Members Flooding Across the Border

MS-13 was founded by immigrants fleeing El Salvador’s civil war more than two decades ago. Its founders took lessons learned from the brutal conflict and are in the process of bringing their people and the lessons learned to the United States.

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Nogales Placement Center, have recently discovered that 16 unaccompanied alien children (13 El Salvadoran males, two Guatemalan males and one Honduran male) currently being held at the Nogales detention center belong to MS-13. The MS-13 gang members admitted to their gang associations following a discovery of graffiti at the detention center. Homeland Security was notified and nothing was done. The number may seem small, however, these are only the ones that were caught in just one area along the border. Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona told the National Review that officers who recognize gang tattoos on the minors are supposed to treat them like everyone else and to completely ignore their MS-13 affiliations.

MS-13 Has Begun to Target American Citizens Deep Inside the U.S.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is a long way away from the Mexican home of the Sinaloa drug cartel, but that didn’t stop three cartel enforcers from making their way up to Minnesota in an attempt to hunt down two teenagers they accused of stealing drugs and money from a stash house.

The three MS-13 enforcers were allegedly sent by the Sinaloa cartel to find the people who stole 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house in St. Paul. The two teens that the cartel hit men kidnapped were tortured, had their lives and that that of their families threatened and were told to find the missing drugs or come up with $300,000 to compensate the cartel, according to court documents obtained by the (Minneapolis)Star Tribune newspaper.

Federal authorities told the Star Tribune that they are not shocked that the Sinaloa cartel would go to such lengths, but what worried them is that instead of using their own people, the cartel apparently hired the hit men from MS-13. This is very ominous because MS-13 is now associated with Islamic terror groups. Also, the FBI estimates that there are 10,000 MS-13  gang members in 46 states, the gang has expanded beyond its initial and local roots and they engage in crimes ranging from kidnapping and murder to drug smuggling, murder for hire and human trafficking.

MS-13 now has a large presence in Southern California, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia and all areas with substantial Salvadoran populations. And in any community where the gang operates, MS-13 is also known for targeting residents and business owners for extortion from violent protection rackets. They have a growing presence in Central America, the United States and in Europe. And as you will see, they are the next al-Qaeda. And for the CIA, they constitute soldiers of opportunity.

Not Gangsters but Terrorists Possibly Armed with WMD’s

There is incontrovertible evidence that criminal drug cartels, like Los Zetas, have not only used MS-13 gangsters as hit men and child sex traffickers, but so has the Juarez Cartel  and the Barrio Azteca to enforce their will, but Los Zetas have also conducted training in parts of Central and South America, and have even allowed MS-13 gangsters to lead in operations as when “El Comandante Kilo” operated in San Fernando on behalf of Los Zetas. This training consists of two parts, military training and assassination. In plain corporate language, the Mexican drug cartels are outsourcing paramilitary activities such as assassinations and terrorism.


Job applicants or terrorists?

A very disturbing and  recent report from the International Assessment and Strategy Center stated that MS-13 is moving away from handguns to the use of AK-47′s, along with grenades, rocket propelled grenade launchers, and light anti-tank weapons! The same think tank also reported that MS-13 gang recently acquired multiple shoulder-fired SA-7 anti-aircraft missile launchers obtained  from an open arms market in El Salvador from left over former civil war stockpiles. MS-13 is equipping its forces with these weapons as they can easily knockout helicopters and airplanes from the skies and these weapons can be obtained for a mere $15,000. This is chump change for a gang associated with the drug cartels. The same report went on to state that MS-13 has begun to smuggle drugs, weapons and human beings for the Zetas. MS-13 members are being trained at Zetas camps outside San Salvador and the training includes high level military training. Think TET offensive from the Viet Nam War. MS-13 is well-armed enough to take over cities by knocking out the headquarters of local police forces in a simultaneous series of attacks in which WMD’s are introduced on American soil. If you think this is far-fetched, please keep reading.

Paul Williams, a former FBI Consultant, wrote a book shortly after 9/11 and stated that reliable reports had reached United States officials that al Qaeda operatives were able to get at least two nuclear suitcase bombs into the United States. Williams went on to state that bin Laden had previously used his vast wealth, derived from control of Afghanistan’s poppy trade, to pay off high ranking MS-13 leaders. Williams further asserted that bin Laden paid as much as $50,ooo to smuggle sleeper agents into the United states. Williams is not alone in this belief as the author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America, Brigitte Gabriel, stated that there are terrorists coming through our southern border due to the cooperation and joint efforts of  of MS-13  and Hezbollah and they are intent on introducing a Hiroshima event on American soil!

Back in 2010, an internal memo was leaked from the Tucson Police Department. which stated that Islamic terrorist groups are commencing operations in Mexico and forming alarming ties with the country’s brutal drug cartels. In turn, the drug cartels are now associated with Hezbollah. The memo also references a large weapons stockpile in Mexico as evidenced by the 2010 Tijuana arrest of Hezbollah militant Jameel Nasr, who was given the job of establishing a well-armed Hezbollah network in Mexico and South America. Nasr was apparently bringing this terror network north when he was captured. The memo also discussed the April 2009 arrest of Jamal Yousef in New York, which exposed a huge cache of assault rifles, hand grenades, explosives and anti-tank munitions. According to the report, the weapons were stored in Mexico, but only after being smuggled from Iraq by members of Hezbollah. As a temporary aside, where do you think ISIS is getting its weapons? The preceding references contained in the Tucson Police memo just answered that question.

Also, revealed in the report, according to Yousef, was the fact that the weapons were stored in Mexico after being smuggled from Iraq by members of Hezbollah.The memo further warns that there could be dire consequences due to the new level of cooperation between Hezbollah and Mexico’s drug partnerships and this could be disastrous given Hezbollah’s advanced and new weapons capabilities. The report goes on to state that some Mexican criminal organizations have started using small IEDs which is clearly illustrative of the use of car bombs which is a hallmark trait of Islamic terrorists. IED’s are clearly the least of our worries with regard to the increased influx of MS-13 terrorists. By the way, it was reported, yesterday, that TSA is allowing the illegal immigrants to fly on airplanes without an ID.

Dot Connecting

We already know that MS-13 has a long reach inside of the United States as evidenced by cases such as the Minneapolis-St. Paul event described above. It is now documented that MS-13 has a long-standing relationship with the Mexican drug cartels and frequently carries out assassinations on behalf of the cartels. There is absolute proof that Hamas and Hezbollah are in bed with the Mexican drug cartels. Therefore, it is not a leap of logic to now be certain that MS-13 is serving as operation agents for Islamic terrorists and that link has been conclusively established. This makes a lot of sense because it would make good business practice that the Mexican drug cartels would partner with Islamic terrorists because the cartels can gain smuggling and high grade weapons from Islamic terrorists as well as access to low cost heroin from Afghanistan. (Is this why the war in Afghanistan, without any identifiable military objectives, is still raging?)

It would also make sense that this unholy alliance would be fermented since the gun running of Fast and Furious was exposed and supposedly dried up. Subsequently, the arming of the cartels can continue unabated. Interestingly, the American people thought that Fast and Furious was only about undermining the Second Amendment by supplying arms to border drug gangs. It looks now like Fast and Furious was about arming the drug cartels (i.e. MS-13) so they could carry out operations inside of the United States. And what operations would these be? Simple, the drug cartels now have the means to carry out the same kind of terror on American soil (e.g. assassination of judges, police and media) as happens in Mexico with officials who do not cooperative with the neo-feudalism, narco-kleptocracy being brought into any area controlled by the drug cartels. However, there is one more beneficiary from this alliance which should scare the living hell out of every American.

The Islamic terrorists benefit from the impending lawlessness and its open borders because Islamic terrorists from the already identified groups can make it across our southern border armed with chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Don’t think it’s no possible. Just ask the Border Patrol agents in Nogales, AZ., who are finding MS-13 graffiti on their holding cells.

Partnerships between Mexican organized crime and Islamic militants are mutually beneficial. The cartels are able to gain smuggling and weapons expertise, as well as access to cheap heroin from Afghanistan and Iran. The Islamic terrorists gain access to highly valued U.S. targets from military trained units who will act as their proxy troops in the coming false flag attacks.

The operational details of this unholy alliance will be laid out in the next part in this series. And in the next article, we have confirmation of the impending false flag attacks from high ranking state patrol officials and former members of our American military.

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