A revolutionary warning: I don’t want to sound like a paranoid, fear-mongering alarmist; but I think the time is finally about right to have a calm, logical, and rational discussion about the very real possibility of a second American revolution occurring in the very near future. In fact, this could even be your final warning… That doesn’t mean you need to panic and race around buying guns, gold, and food tomorrow; but it is time for you to at least start opening your mind about preparations for a Plan B scenario (and it doesn’t involve putting money into a 401k and just thinking “positive”). Now I am not writing this to scare you, but rather to inform you. It is possible to have a peaceful revolution overnight as long as enough people become informed and stay calm.
Call me paranoid, but if getting involved in another outrageous war (or “kinetic” military action) and drowning in insurmountable debt to the point that we are literally headed for a government shutdown isn’t enough evidence for you to recognize a serious problem with corruption in this country; then I really don’t know what else to say to try and convince you at this point. I mean how obvious do our country’s problems really have to get before you’ll finally acknowledge that the system is beyond repair, and is in desperate need of major changes?
For those of you that agree, have finally reached your breaking point, and are now ready to take the red pill; I hereby present this 14 minute crash-course to bring you up to speed:
Got a problem with Jesse Ventura? Perhaps now is the time to re-evaluate your opinion. I realize he’s not for everybody, but time is not on our side anymore; so if you want a good BS story, turn on CNN, MSNBC, or FOX. But if you are ready to hear a far more believable version of the news from a real straight shooter, then maybe it’s time to set aside any preconceived opinions you may have about him, take a deep breath, and keep an open mind…
Reality Check 101:
A few weeks ago I criticized “The View,” for being a lousy, watered-down talk show. However, it’s time for me to happily give credit where it’s due: instead of whitewashing the hole that Alex Jones created when he smashed their “Overton window,” they instead decided to evolve and adapt to the influx of controversial new ideas! Not only did “The View” allow Jesse Ventura (a very good friend and frequent guest of Alex Jones) to promote his controversial new book, they are even having Ron Paul (another friend/guest of Alex) as their guest later this month! How’s that for progress in main stream media news coverage?
This particular appearance by Ventura on “The View” felt truly groundbreaking. Conspiracy theorists have been a target of ridicule for decades. However, with all of the mounting corruption and craziness in the world, maybe it’s finally time for the general public to start entertaining some new ideas…
You be the judge:
Reality Check 202:
I referred to the last clip as groundbreaking because it’s the first time I can recall where a “conspiracy theorist” was given a fair platform to discuss their opinions to a large audience (especially an audience that is not used to that type of information coverage) without being targeted for ridicule. Not only did Jesse successfully expose a fresh audience to what was (most likely) previously esoteric knowledge to them, he absolutely nailed the interview. Nothing too complicated, just a well done introduction to controversial information for the conspiracy theory newbie, hence the 101 moniker.
So are you ready to move on and learn more?
Here is a more advanced course on a more serious platform with the most underrated news man in the business; Judge Andrew Napolitano:
So I recently expressed both my anger and skepticism at Fox News over the “honest mistake” regarding the CPAC response to Ron Paul, when another huge media whitewash occurred the other day; only this time, it was much more personal to me.
In case you missed it, the Daily Show had a bit the other day on all the new presidential hopefuls to run against Obama in 2012, only Ron Paul’s name is never mentioned! This clip is over seven minutes long, and mentions eight presidential hopefuls*, and Ron Paul’s name is mysteriously omitted? Didn’t the guy just win the frickin CPAC? Can someone please explain how it’s possible to write a piece of news on the noteworthy candidates of 2012 and somehow just completely forget to include the one that many consider to be the biggest threat to the establishment? How’s that for blatant media corruption? Say it ain’t so Jon!
I mention that I take this personal as I am a big fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. However, I can’t possibly ignore or make excuses for something this unexplainable. Not only is this omission totally unacceptable, the “honest mistake” excuse has already been played, and since it didn’t work on me the first time…
Another question I have to ponder is; how many more hopefuls would it have taken before the Daily Show staff were forced to acknowledge Ron Paul as a candidate? Was he edited out as a close #9? Or is it far more likely that it didn’t really matter? I’d say the smart money is on the latter…
*the eight presidential hopefuls featured in the bit are Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Mitch Daniels.
Want to know why this is so significant? The recent CPAC straw poll results have Ron Paul claiming 31% of the votes! That means that if you exclude Mitt Romney with 22%, and give Donald Trump 100% of the “other” votes (5%), Ron Paul still outscores all seven of the other candidates featured in the Daily Show bit combined, 31% to 29%! What an audacious whitewash!
Wow, this makes my blood boil with anger at the corrupt media.
Proof that Fox News is run by Satan? What a corrupt and disgusting trash network. Absolutely shameful editing, but not the least bit surprising either. I’ve been warning people for a long time that the establishment is scared to death of Ron Paul, and here’s yet another shining example.
You know why the establishment doesn’t like Ron Paul? Because he tells the truth, he’s not corrupt, can’t be compromised with bribes or blackmail, and is therefore not controllable. The establishment frowns upon candidates that they can’t control. This is all about protecting the corporatocracy, and Fox News and the establishment are so desperate and scared of Ron Paul that they actually have to go out of their way to lie about him now.
The establishment wants to make something clear; you are not supposed to like Ron Paul, got it?
To the Democrats: please don’t do any independent research on Ron Paul. He is a kook because your pundits and politicians say so. Please continue to not listen to anything he says with an open and unbiased mind.
To the Republicans: You are not supposed to like Ron Paul. He is too old, and has no chance at winning because we say so. Please ignore everything you’ve heard about him, and instead support Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, or one of the many other controlled phony neo-con puppets that will keep the corrupt status-quo in perpetual continuity. Also please make sure and tune into the Sean Hannity show religiously. He is our finest pundit; a truly wonderful, genuine, and compassionate human being that only concerns himself with telling you the truth. Believe everything he says.
I don’t personally like guns, and I think we would both agree that we don’t like the idea that unstable people can sometimes have access to them.
However, there are a few points that I think we differ on, so let’s take a look at the video:
For example, at 4:45-5:05 You say “The realization that the only reason that the alleged shooter was able to kill and wound so many people is because he could fire thirty bullets before he stopped to reload, because he had a high capacity magazine that would not have been legal for him to buy had the ban on that not expired in 2004…”
Let me be clear Rachel, that’s YOUR realization. My realization is that is certainly not the “only” reason. The reality: It doesn’t take a gun expert to know that with a gun like that, it only takes a few seconds to unload and reload a new clip. Or to un-holster a second gun, how about a third?
Alright, so you get into your point about 5:30 that “We can’t do anything about guns?” Why not? There is always time for healthy, logical debate. How about instead we try not to rush to judgment since this just happened. A radical assertion? So if you were dictator for a day, would you have passed a gun ban last Tuesday without warning?
I would think that putting hasty new restrictions on gun laws during a time of record-level national dissent and distrust of government could end up becoming the powder keg that starts a very confusing and unnecessary revolution.
6:30 – 7:55 here are three men’s opinions I completely agree with. However, you refer to their opinions as a radical view? And that they are “radicals” on gun policy? Our forefathers put the second amendment in the constitution for a reason.
“No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” –Thomas Jefferson
“…to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” –George Mason
“The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms” –Samuel Adams
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them.” –Richard Henry Lee
6:45-7:05 here is something I have a huge problem with: Representative Broun clearly says the word, “protect.” And you deliberately twisted that into the word “overthrow.” You even smugly read it off your own notes, and even emphasized the word! You openly lied! Not only did you LIE, we see your true colors on this issue, and it’s far from an objective view now isn’t it?
So at 8:44-10:00ish, you begin to make your big point that is so far-fetched and idiotic that I actually felt a little embarrassed watching you go through that with a straight face. Are you under control by the powers that be Rachel? Or do you really believe your own BS? You actually say (at 8:44) that anyone with the “radicals” like Rep. Broun, Ron Paul, or Alex Jones wants to overthrow the government?
At 9:04 you also said “…because in their view, to do right by the constitution, you and I need to be able to defeat the U.S. military in battle! We need to overthrow the U.S. government!” Rachel, since you didn’t give us any examples, I’m curious; is it even possible to support the second amendment without being a radical revolutionist?
These men are not radicals, but you’re certainly trying very hard to make people think they are. However, your argument is so absurd that you literally have to lie to try to make them look bad!
What happened in Arizona was a horrible tragedy, but like it or not, guns are here to stay.
I don’t like the idea either, but I have a solid understanding of history, and our forefathers created the second amendment for very good reason. When a country’s government is corrupt, and its people have no ability to protect themselves, history shows that tyrannies have a tendency to emerge.
Therefore, looking at history, and looking at the rest of the world in the present, it could be said that the primary reason we are not under a tyranny right now is because of the Bill of Rights. This document is what made America great, and this is what made our forefathers great. Not only did they put a system in place that relied on checks and balances between the three branches of government, but we can almost think of the Bill of Rights as a system of checks and balances between the government and its people.
The history of human government is so tyrannical, that our founding fathers literally had to escape from Europe and start their own country! And they still had to have a revolution to keep it! Then they wrote the Bill of Rights to protect the people so that they would never again be subjugated to the horrors of an oppressive regime!
Rachel, maybe you trust the government and believe your own BS, but I think the majority of the rest of us do not. Not only is it quite clear to me that these “radicals” seem to know a little bit more about history and American patriotism than you do, they don’t need to make things up and lie to make their points about it.
Wow, where do I begin? First of all, everyone that doesn’t know who Ron Paul is needs to watch this video ASAP! This guy is the real deal, and the bill he’s introducing should be the new model for every other bill in Washington just on length alone (1-1/2 paragraphs)!
Getting back to the video, this 5 minute speech by Ron Paul should be a wake-up call to anyone unfamiliar with him and show you how a politician should be. A true civil servant who represents the people, and not special interests and corporate bribes. There are good reasons the establishment and media try to keep Paul hidden, keep him out of the big televised debates, and try to convince you he’s kooky.
Funny, he gets so upset in this speech that he stutters a few times, but I don’t care. I want to give this guy a hug! Ron Paul 2012!