Updated: Feb 13
This blog was archived from December 5, 2015.
“Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.” -Christopher Paolini
In the wake of all these devastating attacks happening, while I don't want to make this a political post or turn this blog in to THAT, I have to address a few things or it would not be like me to go on and talk about pie and fun things to do with your children and family. I want to keep this blog LIGHT (at least 80% of the time, with a serious topic here and there). I couldn't blog yesterday because what I had originally would have been lost in the mix of all the madness of this world.
In order to move forward, we have to CALL THINGS WHAT THEY ARE. The leaders in our amazing country refuse to use words that it's politically correct nation will become sensitive babies to and so we end up going nowhere. I've said it before and I will say it again: YOU BEING OFFENDED, DOESN'T MAKE YOU RIGHT. So you're offended... big deal? Oh because you're offended we should all stop speaking truth or shedding light on it? In fact, back in the summer I wrote a post/warning about what silence can do, and what it has done in our pasts. You can find that here. Moving on, after the San Bernardino shooting that happened on December 2nd, there has been non-stop fear and sadness throughout this world. What are we afraid to admit? It's not so much that a group of people with a radical belief are the ones we should fear, but the bottom line is: The people do not trust it's leaders. And how can we?
Politicians, your condolences are so outwardly fake. Please practice on your speeches. If you really give a shit about these deaths, mourn with the families, your moment of silence followed with "gun control" speech is so incredibly offensive at this point. The only good part about all of this is that many people are waking up and realizing they just cannot trust their new sources. There's hardly an outlet right now that allows for us to go and get real news, real news that hasn't been twisted to not offend or for service government agenda.
When my grand father died, there was a week-long funeral to allow all of his fans and people who loved him dearly to come and mourn for him. He died at the age of 75 from pancreatic cancer. Do you know what people shared? Memories. They shared stories, they shared quotes and prayers. Not one person went up there and said, "this is a war on cancer!" There was no agenda. None. So, saying "our thoughts and prayers.." regarding victims and stopping there, really isn't helping.
Obama is now using the San Bernardino shooting to push the political agenda of disarming Americans and messing with our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. He did that with the Oregon massacre and the victims families expressed disgust that the tragedy was being used to push gun control. Admitting something happened is one thing, searching for why and how is another.
When you see this happening again you have to know that the United States is the #1 exporter of firearms in the WORLD which means we are arming everyone else in the world (FACT!), including our enemies (FACT!), while having our own right to bear arms taken away.
We are asking all the wrong questions as a nation. Instead of being so brainwashed by your news channels and thinking: “If those bad guys didn’t have access to guns, this would not be happening as often, right?” Why don’t you start asking: IF GOOD PEOPLE WERE AROUND AND ARMED, THIS WOULD NOT BE HAPPENING AS OFTEN, RIGHT?
Taking away our rights is NOT the answer. The founders of our country understood this reality, which is why the right to own and freely carry any firearm equal to what the military carries was specifically protected in the constitution, right after freedom of speech! Guns are inanimate objects. The quantity of guns has nothing to do with the amount of violence. What is true, and proven, however, is that violent crime is lowest in cities where citizens are free to carry their firearms (FACT!). The cities with the highest incidence of violent crime also have the most intrusive infringements on the right to carry. BTW: California already banned assault weapons and high capacity mags. Didn’t work too well, did it? Our "leaders” like to whip up irrational fear in order to justify confiscating Americans' firearms. Hitler, and every other dictator did the same thing. How do you complain to a government you cannot trust? SO many millions have woken up to the fact that 9/11 was staged. Yet here we are… no power to band together and do what’s right by rightfully charging the “leaders” who were behind it all.
We have to get our news from other sources. It’s not that hard to find the truth if you’re willing to look for it. Your time is running out to BEING PROPERLY INFORMED and standing with the right people here. You only get so many warnings until your very neighbors will look at you and say “too late, we warned you about this and you chose not to listen. Help yourself.” You think friends like me spend my time with posts like this because we want attention? No! It’s to get YOUR attention and wake up as many of you as possible. If you cannot see that America is calling war upon it’s own citizens then you are going to be the first to go, sad to say.
Many are screaming out "FALSE FLAG!" and while that very well can be the case, it is the wrong thing to call out right now, only because it takes people away from talking about the problems at hand. If you yell out FALSE FLAG it's like yelling out FIRE! and everyone runs out of a burning building and then leaves it to burn to the ground and never go back to it. It makes you angrier and it's hard to rationalize. Regardless of whether the government was involved or not, there were innocent lives taken. That I think we can all agree on. Now we have to talk about issues at hand, continue having meaningful conversations with one another. To charge in with that statement and then leave it at that.. it ends the discussion. "Oh it's just the government effing things up again, what else is new?" No! Let's talk about the victims, let's talk about the terrorists (well, first, we have to acknowledge that with the evidence at hand.. this was TERRORISM). Let's talk about how people are afraid to speak truths because we will be deemed "racist". If these murderers have families that they care about, they would get them help, they would have intervened. Didn't they just have a baby? No one came by to visit the baby living in this small apartment that looked like Babies R US mixed with a gun show? Let's talk about how even the cops already had a plan to enter their house. They treated this house like an Islamic Terrorist house. They came in through the windows, sure enough, the house was trapped! You don't do that for just a crazed mass shooter.. you take precautions for terrorists. Sure, gather the evidence, don't just scream it out, but umm.. instincts? Remember, when people scream: FALSE FLAG this doesn't necessarily mean that no one died, or an incident didn't happen.
Let's go ahead and define this together:
The contemporary term False flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.
Historically, the term "false flag" has its origins in naval warfare where the use of a flag other than the belligerent's true battle flag as a ruse de guerre, before engaging the enemy, has long been accepted.
Operations carried out during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, can (by extension) also be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organization behind an operation.
So unless there is proof that the two murderers were in fact not ISIS-affiliated and worked for another organization with a different agenda, then it will be pretty difficult to prove that case.
Here are some "solutions" right now, that you can do from your home. Without having to be a vigilante.
Be informed. Don't stop at the TV news or even a Facebook post. (Below I am linking what I deem reliable sources, at least since I have no way of physically being there myself, these are sources I can trust for now.) Investigations take time. Time + Evidence = Facts.
Be mindful of distractions. When all the dust settles, something else happens and we all seem to forget that there were still many unanswered questions about the previous incident. Realize what world we are living in.. how quick it is to get something online or share something with a friend via social media. Story seems to be closed after the suspects are found and dead. As soon as they rounded up the following day in Paris.. the story was done.
Do not let your emotions drive your opinions. Sit back and take the time to be sad about this, take it all in, grieve for the lost, do your due diligence to acknowledge the tragedy, then the hardest part: do your absolute best to get all sides of the story.
Even if you do not trust the police, you have to listen to them. Listen to the investigators. Listen to the lawyers. Corroborate their findings and evidence. Listen to families of the shooters, the families of the victims. Some times even if you don't trust the person, you find that you do in fact, gain more knowledge about what they might not be saying. Even in a press conference with Obama, even if you don't trust him, watch the speech. See for yourself the question dodging and then form your own opinions.
Start instilling VALUES again in your own families. Work on your FAMILY. Let’s not take what we have for granted and not give up on those we love. The FAMILY and home life has to be strong or the rest of your choices will be weak. Fix what you are able to in your own surroundings and start raising up good, strong-willed children who want to fight EVIL, not each other.
Do not let what's happened in recent months, affect you speaking out when you see something unusual. That's what lawyers are for. If terrorists can have lawyers, well... so can law-abiding citizens! There is nothing wrong with SPEAKING OUT, nothing shameful about it. What's the worst that can happen? People think you're a racist?
I had quite a few private messages from people asking about "reliable" news sources. I am linking a few here that I feel (currently) that I can count on. Yes, they still have to make a living by placing ads every now and then. And some of them have to post up articles that are silly just to get people to start coming to their sites. But for instance, the DAILY MAIL has the headline story being the one that matters... and then in a small box below there's a link about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West having a baby boy.
I also like to follow General Allen West. He has been an advocate for the people.
Another philosopher I follow is Stefan Molyneux. This man has such a large following at this point. He questions everything and he was initially SELF FUNDED. Now he is a full time activist/philosopher/seeker of truth. Just look at a sample of a post from him regarding these attacks. His videos aren't short, but he DOES THE RESEARCH. Listen to his reasoning. He has been fascinated with philosophy since mid-teens. He left his career as a software entrepreneur and executive to pursue philosophy full time through his work at Freedomain Radio. He has written a number of novels as well as many free books on philosophy.
In his podcasts and videos, he tries his best to avoid opinions, and instead talks about proof and rationality. If the theories he proposes are reasonable, and are supported by evidence, well and good, then we have all learned something. If not, listeners can quickly point out errors, which he receives with gratitude, he will even correct himself and admit when he was wrong, which is very rare, but it happens. This approach is fundamentally different from most "talk shows." He is a rigorous philosopher, and he will always bow to reason and evidence. His universally preferable behavior is his forefront for almost 10 years now. People have tried to find cracks and arguments against it, but they can't. It's as sound as that ideal justice we look for in the world. Any time someone proposes a new idea or way of thinking, he sees them as RULES being put on our society. If the rules don't work for everyone, they cannot work. His findings are evidenced-based, and regardless of how unpopular the outcome of the findings are, he presents them with considerable vigor (and graphs!). Stefan has brought back the art of the argument, focusing on the principals of the proposed ideas, and not just it's after-effects. I respect is honesty, his relentless researching, and more importantly his willingness to admit when he is wrong and change his viewpoint. He understands that facts cannot be racist, sexist, homophobic, or anti-religious; elements that tend to slow the conversations down to a crawl. Get uncomfortable people, and get on board with the discussion!
Happy researching, everyone!
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**And yes, the photo was a click bait.. since sadly that's what gets half our population to go ahead and click on a link.