Trusting the System But Losing the Dream …
A book every Patriot should read…
By TLB Contributing Author: Ken LaRive
It isn’t easy understanding what goes on in this world. Most of us are in denial. We turn a blind eye to the strong currents under the surface of our civilization, even as it sweeps us along in our little micro-worlds. Ignorance is bliss, I’ve heard said, and we are indeed what we think we are. Sure, it’s easy to say these idioms, with feeling, like they are justifications in their own right.
There is a law of force in every person on this earth, believe it or not, and we gravitate to what we hold as evident and true. It keeps us all sane to feel that we know and understand the mechanics of the world we live in, and emphatically deny that we could ever be coerced, or could possibly be carried along by forces beyond our scope of understanding. How unsettling it would be to realize that we have been duped.
Sometimes I think we are just too close to this life to see what it’s all about. We are so busy, so caught up with our tangled lives that we fail to grasp even a portion of the total picture.
Memory is fuzzy, history is distorted by bias, and time just presses on. It’s unsettling when a bit and piece of the puzzle emerges after the fact, and we can sometimes begin to see that our reality has been carefully fed to us, by the Fed!
Does our life still have meaning if our reasoning rational is found to be based on a lie? Should we feel betrayed if our thoughts were discovered to be manipulated? Could we ever truly trust authority again, knowing we have been used without our knowledge? Are we considered just working fools, where the forces of power strive to control our thoughts, our behaviors, and what we hold sacred as a nation? I’ll get to the point…
It is human nature to try and justify the workings of the world. We would like to believe that a young man who goes to war these days has a justified reason to do so. He is placing his life in real danger for a real ideal, isn’t he? Shouldn’t he be there because he sees a noble cause? What ideal is that? Shouldn’t war, even a cold war, have a reason? How can we justify our actions as a nation when we aren’t informed as to why we take it in the first place? You had better sit down for this one…
If you don’t choose one, it will be chosen for you…
Ronald Reagan is said to be one of the 100 most influential people in the 20th century. As he occupied the White House in the mid-1980’s he accentuated two things that I will attempt to explain here. One, as a ultra-conservative, he implemented a free enterprise fiscal policy, including sweeping tax cuts and deregulation of the oil industry, and two, swore to tip the balance of the cold war.
Mr. Reagan succeeded on both counts, but there was a price to pay, and we Americans in the south, unknowingly, paid it dearly…
Our economy survived the 1980’s by the skin of our teeth. I left three companies, from mergers to bankruptcy. Louisiana was devastated. I read the paper every day for information and hope, but oil prices continued to plummet, and good hard working people lost everything in an avalanche of ruined dreams and hopes. I did what I had to do to survive, as so many oil field workers do: to keep food on the table. Our wives and children helped pull us through, combining salaries to get by. In 1986 it was so bad that I couldn’t even find a house to paint. I left the states to work in a hotel for two years, displacing my family and leaving my friends behind. I couldn’t sell my house in Crowley for 1/5th of what I still owed on it! I had a bumper sticker that read:
”Last one out turn out the lights.”
I blamed myself. If I could have been smarter, stronger, or positioned myself better… I thought that the new environmental liberals (Progressives) had fined the oil companies out of existence. I thought it was a normal correction, but I couldn’t figure out for what! I was wrong. I was too close to it to understand, we all were, and information wasn’t published.
All wars are banker wars…
Here are a couple of points to ponder…
- Congress did away with tax benefits previously given to oil and gas drilling.
- There were massive and unprecedented tax reforms, by the White House.
- There was an undeniable link between the oil industry, the Saudis, and the eventual collapse of the USSR.
With no more investment dollars, the oil industry dried up to a burned out shell. The Soviet Union took it full on the chin. It was a“geopolitical blow” according to the book:Victory:
The Reagan Administration’s Secret Strategy that hastened the Collapse of the Soviet Union, by Peter Schweizer.
By the time Mr. Reagan was reelected in 1984, his secret economic strategies were taking its toll against Russia. Credit from the west was gone, and export licenses for technology were denied. Both liquid currency and traded Western technology slowed to a trickle. The Siberian pipeline, expected to bring in hard currency for Russia, was years behind schedule. The Reagan administration frustrated efforts further by a concerted technical disinformation program against them.
These catalysts were in place.
“We wanted lower international oil prices largely for the benefit of the American economy.”
Said White House counsel Edwin Meese.
“The fact that it meant trouble for Moscow was icing on the cake.”
To pull this off, they solicited the support of the world’s largest producer of oil, Saudi Arabia.
It was easy for the Saudis to do. It only cost about $1.50 back then to produce a barrel of oil, and they could still maintain a healthy profit at a lower market price. Intelligence has found since then, according to Mr. Schweizer, that the USSR had an annual loss of $13 billion from this oil price drop. The end came when Soviets tried to borrow more from the west. With lack of funds, projects died. Disinformation made it weak, furthered by the devaluation of the dollar …but it was oil prices that finally shut the doors. The country collapsed in 1991…
So what are the almighty powers of our “One World Order” doing with our lives now? Can we figure out the strategy they seem to set for reasons known only to them? Is the lack of information considered a lie? Are we talking about national security here, or is it purely about big bucks, or possibly just the power to control the masses? Of course, we must realize too, that a certain amount of secrecy is necessary for security reasons. So trust is an issue also. We have to trust that the people in power in America have our welfare as the primary goal, and not a selfishly motivated concern. It is so easy to do when you are totally exhausted working overtime to pay the interest on your credit cards. Fifty percent of us are either too tied up to pay attention, or too tired to care.
Mr. Reagan, bless his heart, knew these answers. They are lost now to a man spent his last days by his sunny window with Alzheimer disease. What was lost to him, to all of us, is beyond measure. It seems that what we are is what we are told to be, and by that process our freedom to rationally choose is taken away, and our American Dreams will remain just that.
“The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.”
-William Jennings Bryan in a speech at National Democratic Convention (1896).
“Public office is a public trust.”
-William C. Hudson, a newspaper man, produced this slogan from various speeches of Grover Cleveland during his first campaign for Presidency (1884).
“Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
War is a Racket…
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
Ken La Rive – Facets: It’s a simple but beautiful metaphor. Our soul is likened to an uncut diamond, pure, perfect, and unrealized. Each learned experience cleaves a facet on its face, and leaves it changed forever. Through this facet, this clear window, new light, new questions and ideas take shape and form. This process is our reason for being …
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