HERE ARE SOME GREAT QUOTES:
“And say NOT thou, ‘My country, right or wrong’. NOR shed thy blood for an unhallowed cause.” – John Quincy Adams (Sixth President of the United States), 1847
“Our country, right or wrong! When right, to be KEPT RIGHT; when wrong, to be PUT RIGHT!” – Carl Schurz, 1872 (in a speech to the US Senate)
” ‘Our country, right or wrong’ is NOT patriotism…but a pestilent economic heresy.”
J.E.T. Rogers, 1891
“The true patriot does NOT love his government. The true patriot LOVES his COUNTRY and WATCHES his government.” – Author unknown (to this editor)
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” – Voltaire
((Editor of TTT adds: “When the government is right, both the true and the false patriot support it. However, when the government is WRONG, only the false patriot continues to support it. It is only the true patriot who has the courage to speak out against the government wrongdoing!”))
REAL PATRIOTISM VERSUS FALSE PATRIOTISM
There is a pseudo-patriotism (i.e., false patriotism) raising its ugly head in America today. It consists of BLIND, TOTAL obedience to government; and BLIND, TOTAL trust in whatever the government and/or the establishment-CONTROLLED mainstream media say. It also oftentimes consists of waving an American flag made in Red China, and screaming such things as:
“Bomb the heck out of (such and such country)!”
“Kill those (fill in the blank)!”
“How dare you question our President in a time of national crisis!”
“How dare you criticize our government!”
“Our government wouldn’t do anything bad!”
“There’s no such thing as a conspiracy, especially as concerns our fearless leaders!”
“Whatever ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, or NBC tell us, well, it must be the gospel truth!”
etc., etc., ad nauseam!
We also hear top-level officials in our government making statements like:
“We will not tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories…”
“Anyone who questions the government’s [propaganda] line about the upcoming war with Iraq, antiterrorism legislation, etc. must be with al-Qaeda or controlled by Saddam Hussein.”
We also hear high-level media types telling us such things as:
“Anyone who criticizes the government in this time of national crisis should be rounded up and put in detention centers!”
“Just wait…when the war [with Iraq] begins, we can bring those folks who criticize the government up on sedition charges!”
Well, what ever happened to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? ((By the way, the First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or ABRIDGING the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”))
And, what ever happened to the “free exchange of ideas” that was the hallmark of American society for several centuries? For example, we had the great debates between the “federalists” and the “anti-federalists” that resulted in the Bill of Rights being made an integral part of the U.S. Constitution. We also had the great debates during colonial times as to whether or not the colonies should separate from England. Our Republic has been famous all over the world for the “great debates” that have taken place in this country over “great issues”!
And now, with the threat of “perpetual war” ahead of us – a war on terrorism that may last 100 years or more – there is to be NO real debate on these great issues? How can SOME Americans “buy” the propaganda line of both the government and the CONTROLLED media that if any Americans dare speak out about “loss of liberty” or “perpetual war” or “bombing Iraq
back into the Stone Age (a second time)”, then “they must be with al-Qaeda”, or, “they’re being controlled by Saddam Hussein”, or “they are UNPATRIOTIC”???? Well, that’s 100% BALDERDASH and HOGWASH!
Why? It is because we Americans STILL have both the RIGHT and the DUTY to speak out on the “great issues” of our day (even in times of “national crisis”)! Our representative form of government will ONLY work well if American citizens are ALLOWED to question what the government does (without fear of reprisal!), and don’t take the government’s word (or, the CONTROLLED media’s word) for ANYTHING!
Dear reader, the TRUE patriot not only questions government corruption, deception, lies, and other malfeasance – but also criticizes and challenges the government on such issues! The phony FALSE “patriot” not only refuses to question his government, much less criticize or challenge it, but he also ridicules or condemns the TRUE patriot who has the courage to speak out against government wrongdoing! The FALSE “patriot” often acts this way because of ignorance. Often it is also his laziness, apathy, and complacency that keep him from taking a little time to investigate government wrongdoing. Sadly, many times it is the FALSE “patriot’s”
cowardice that causes him to attack the TRUE patriot – because if the FALSE “patriot” would take the time to truly investigate the allegations of government wrongdoing, well then, he might discover it to be true, and then he would be responsible for opposing such (assuming he wanted to act like a good citizen)! ((And it’s so much easier for the FALSE “patriot” to bury his head in the sand and pretend everything’s just fine and “the government can do no wrong”!))
It’s as American as “apple pie” to criticize the government if such criticism is deserved (and even if it isn’t) – that’s what “free speech” is all about! However, it is UNAMERICAN, cowardly, and UNPATRIOTIC to FAIL to criticize government when such criticism is WARRANTED!
And dear reader, that is one of the greatest differences between TRUE and FALSE patriotism!
Consider for a moment the collaboration of the federal government and the CONTROLLED media in keeping the truth from the American people, sometimes for decades or longer, on such subjects as:
1) The harm caused by Agent Orange to our Vietnam veterans;
2) The harm caused by “atomic testing” on military personnel in the 1940s and 1950s;
3) The sad story of our many prisoners-of-war and missing-in-action from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam;
4) The many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War who died from, or who are still dying from, Gulf War Illness;
etc., etc., etc.
The above cover-ups, deceptions, lies, etc., are ONLY a few of the MANY perpetrated upon the American people by our federal government (often in collaboration with the CONTROLLED media)! So, you who trust everything the government and CONTROLLED media tell you, please tell me why the rest of us Americans should be as ignorant and foolish as you?
The truth of the matter is that all of us Americans better do some serious checking into what the federal government is up to in this “perpetual war” against terrorism and those nations that support terrorism, and its Draconian and Orwellian anti-terrorism legislation! It is the American people who will be sending their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, etc., off to far-away lands to bleed and die in this “perpetual war” that may last 100 years (or more)! It is the American people who will be suffering civilian casualties here at home when the “terrorists” retaliate for U.S. bombing and invasion of various nations and peoples around the world! It is the American people who will be funding this “perpetual war”. It will be the American people who will be forced to give up their freedom for a “little security” from “Big Government”!
It would behoove us all to do some SERIOUS investigation and to get QUICKLY INFORMED about this “perpetual war”, the anti-terrorism legislation (that guts the U.S. Constitution – such as Homeland Security and the Patriot Act), etc. And then, once we are informed, we need to QUICKLY INFORM OTHERS! We may NOT have a lot of time to do so, since it appears that we may soon be heading into World War III (and you can bet NO ONE will be permitted to speak out then without GREAT RISK of reprisal from the government!). Which brings us to:
GETTING THE TRUTH
1. Visit some great web sites that are loaded with articles on current events and/or with insightful analysis of current events (listed alphabetically by organization):
a.) Alex Jones’ Show, www.infowars.com and www.infowars.net and www.prisonplanet.com ;
b) Call to Decision Ministries, www.calltodecision.com .
c) “Perspectives on America”, www.federalobserver.com .
2. Listen in to some great broadcasts that deal with current events &/or analysis of those events (listed in alphabetical order) ((all times are Eastern; Monday thru Friday)) ((SW = short-wave)):
a) Alex Jones’ Show; noon-3 P.M. (SW frequencies: 12.172 MHz and 9.320 MHz), and 10 P.M.-1 A.M. (SW frequencies: 5.085 MHz and 6.890 MHz); or listen live off of the net at www.infowars.com . Check his web site for satellite information.
b) “Perspectives on America”, hosted by Jeffrey Bennett; 10-11 A.M. (SW frequency: 12.160 MHz); Contains excellent editorial analysis; check his web site: www.federalobserver.com for more information.
((Most of the web sites listed above have a TON of great “information tools”, such as books, video tapes, audio cassette tapes, etc. PLEASE check them out! If you do not have access to a computer, than PLEASE visit your local library and use theirs! If you cannot listen to some of the above-mentioned broadcasts on the net, consider purchasing a short wave radio so that you can listen!))
3. Obtain some great video tapes ((they are great informational tools to loan or give to others)):
a.) Documentary films (on VHS video tape; some on DVD): “The Masters of Terror”, “9-11 : The Road to Tyranny”, “Police State 2000”, and “Police State II – The Takeover”; all by Alex Jones. Most of these documentaries are over two hours in length; are fast-moving and professionally-done; are fully-documented; and tell the truth that the mainstream media keeps from you! (Those in the military and in law enforcement REALLY NEED to see the two “Police State” videos!) If you order three or more of any one or combination of videos, the price drops down to $20 per tape. If you can only afford two, I recommend the first two listed above. To order: either call toll-free 888-253-3139 ; or, visit their web site at www.infowars.com .
b.) Video, “Gulag USA” by Texe Marrs (:) It contains 82 minutes of documented information on “relocation centers” in the USA. To order, call toll-free 800-234-9673; or send $27.50 PPD check or money order made out to: “Power of Prophecy” and mail to: Power of Prophecy // 1708 Patterson Road // Austin, TX 78733 .
4. Purchase some good books that tell the facts that the establishment-controlled mainstream media often keeps from the American people. Here are some good books:
a. The Medusa File by Lieutenant Colonel Craig Roberts (deals with “government secrets” you are not supposed to know about; covers the period from 1940 through 1996).
b. The Brotherhood of Darkness by Dr. Stanley Monteith (deals with the influence of secret societies on civilization);
c. None Dare Call it Treason by John Stormer (a classic: It is a compilation of facts from hundreds of Congressional investigations of communism and its infiltration into many aspects of our society);
d. Into the Buzzsaw, edited by Kristina Borjesson (numerous stories of journalists in America who had major stories suppressed by “those above them” – debunks the myth of a “free press” in America);
e. The Planned Destruction of America by Dr. James Wardner (deals with the plans made many years ago to destroy our Republic).
f. Another book I most highly recommend is Operation Vampire Killer 2000 (often abbreviated OVK2000) by” Police Against the New World Order” (Jack McLamb’s organization). OVK2000 can be ordered by sending $11 PPD in check or money order made out to “Aid & Abet”, and mailing it to “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” // HC 11, Box 357 // Kamiah, Idaho 83536 . ((This book is an absolute MUST read for all Americans, and especially for military and law enforcement personnel. It deals with the globalist rich elite’s plans to end America’s national sovereignty, and to bring in a New World Order. The book is in 8 ½ X 11″ format; and is profusely illustrated with drawings. It uses a lot of great quotes, including some from the mouths of the globalists themselves, to teach us what the globalists are up to.)) Bulk prices are available on OVK2000 – you can call 208-935-7852 for more information; their Fax is 208-935-7854 .
g. A great booklet I also highly recommend is “Slick Willie & the Amazing American Bodybag Factory,. Inc.” (which includes “War is a Racket” by Major General Smedley D. Butler) – call 410-374-4255 for information on how to order.
GREAT CLOSING QUOTE
“…They [Ed. Note: the ‘Feds’] are establishing SECRET military trials where you will NOT have ANY rights. NOW it’s just for…supposedly for…foreign terrorists, or people who are here illegally. But it’s A VERY SHORT STEP from taking foreign terrorists into the secret courts to taking Americans into the secret courts.
And this is what it’s really all about, ladies and gentlemen! Freedom hangs like a thread – what are YOU willing to do?
I got a call from a fellow today who said he wanted to get some of my material, but he didn’t want to be put on our web [site] list, because he didn’t want anyone knocking on his door. You know, this is what makes COWARDS of men – an unwillingness to SPEAK OUT for righteousness! We have ‘right’ on our side, and the question is: ‘Are there enough Americans out there who are willing to stand with us?’ Or are they going [to] run for cover and say, as did so many of the Jews in Germany: ‘Well, maybe if we don’t say anything, they’ll leave us alone.’?” –Dr. Stanley Monteith, host of “Radio Liberty” broadcast.