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Don't Believe the Hype

This week, the first shipments of the swine flu vaccine have been delivered to health care workers across the country. Even before the vaccines arrival, health care workers in New York are pressing legal action because being immunized has been made mandatory for anyone working in the health field in the state. With all the talk of how deadly the “pandemic” will be and how everyone must take the vaccine; it appears that the medical community would be completely insane not to take it. What would make the health care workers resist the vaccine and what do they know about the vaccine that we don’t?

In the 1970s the swine flu surfaced much in the same way that it did today. The government, media, and press made videos about the impending doom that we all faced when confronted with this flu. As time went by, a vaccine was developed which was given to millions of people throughout the country. The vaccine was a disaster and its use was brought to a halt after hundreds of people developed neurological disorders, some resulting in death, from the vaccine. In the end the vaccine caused more damage than the actual flu that the government claimed would end society as we knew it.

Fast forward to what’s happening today; we’re faced with the similar pandemic, the H1N1(Swine Flu for the less politically correct) has come again and is threatening societies very existence. You would think that this would be more dangerous than the normal flu but so far that isn’t the case. Whereas the normal flu kills over 36000 people across the country, the swine flu has only killed around 600 people in the United States so far. Even though we’re 6 months into the end of the world, if you believe your nightly news, society is still functioning as it normally would.

There are many reasons behind why health workers are refusing to take their mandatory vaccinations. One reason is that even the people who do all of the paper work are required to take it, even though they don’t work with patients. Another reason is that they remember what happened the last time a pandemic threatened the country. Some have even come out and pointed out at how little testing had actually been done with the current vaccine. With all of the arguments one thing is certain, a large portion of the workers in the health field are refusing to be immunized.

What effect will the flu vaccine have on the public? The truth is no one knows. If you trust the government, it will save human civilization but if you read the inserts that come with the vaccines, it becomes clear that they haven’t been fully tested. Since the vaccine has only been tested literally for a few weeks and hasn’t been tested on pregnant mothers, women who have recently given birth or on young children it comes as no surprise that people are refusing to take the vaccine, fearful of the side effects.
Here’s a portion of the information that is being included with the vaccine made by Novartis:

5.1 Guillain-Barré Syndrome
If Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within 6 weeks of receipt of prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.
5.2 Altered Immunocompetence
If Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is administered to immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressive therapy, the expected immune response may not be obtained.
5.4 Limitations of Vaccine Effectiveness
Vaccination with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine may not protect all individuals.
8.1 Pregnancy
Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN. It is also not known whether Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
8.3 Nursing Mothers
It is not known whether FLUVIRIN or Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is administered to a nursing woman.

8.4 Pediatric Use
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric subjects below the age of 4 years have not been established. [see ADVERSE REACTIONS (6) and CLINICAL STUDIES (14)]

Before you decide whether you and your family are going to take the vaccine it is important to do some basic research into it. If you do decide not to take it remember that schools must have vaccine waiver forms by law and pay close attention to the legal actions being taken by the health care workers, here and in other states for the legal steps you can take, if the vaccine ends up being required in your area.

Call to Service

“Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.” George Orwell 1984

On July 2nd 2008, presidential candidate Obama made a startling statement: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” There’s been debate about the nature of this defense force and what its role in society would be. Even more disturbing has been the advertising related to volunteer work by AmeriCorps, which is geared towards younger Americans. In the past few months, through agreements with the Department of Homeland Security, the Boy and Girl Scouts have been recruited to work with the federal government in security roles answering the question of where some of the Civil Defense Force would be coming from.

After the election it didn’t take long before news articles began to report that the Department of Homeland Security began to train the Boy Scouts to combat terrorists and domestic threats. In an article written in the New York Times titled “Scouts Trained to Fight Terrorists and More,” pictures are shown of Boy Scouts dawning airsoft guns while they train to confront illegal immigrants, drug runners and of course terrorists. A. J. Lowenthal, a sheriff’s deputy in Imperial County California, stated that he would take children as young as 13 and a half into the training program. “I would rather take a kid than possibly lose a kid.” He states in the article. Even parents have a role in the training by donating land for mock raids.

A few months later, September 8th 2009, Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, and Kathy Cloninger, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, unveiled a Girl Scout preparedness patch and announced that they would be working together. The exact details of the agreement and the training that would be offered still aren’t clear but one thing is certain, they would be learning to help during flu pandemics, fires, dirty bombs and other natural disasters. While the Girl Scouts don’t say anything about police training; it wouldn’t be a leap, knowing how their counterparts are being used, to see that they’ll also be trained in some aspects of domestic security. See their announcement here.

With the addition of new security systems on a near daily basis and bills designed to give more resources to local police to combat terrorism it comes as no surprise to see cameras at major intersections throughout our local cities. The massive surveillance apparatus that is being put in place will need workers and young children are being groomed for that role every day. Your every move will be watched by the all seeing eyes of children brainwashed to be loyal to the state by the propaganda which is so prevalent on television and schools. It would be intimidating enough if all of this would be used to combat terrorism but with the definition of terrorist being anyone who breaks a law, the system is being turned inward towards the general public itself.

Honor The King

Religion can be traced back thousands of years to the dawn of civilization and has always been a large force driving trends in society. The interpretation of gods will effect not only the moral standards of a society but adversely can be corrupted to expand the controlling governments power and authority over the populace of nations. Whether its Christianity, Muslim, Buddhist, etc there are plenty of examples of how religion has been used to pacify the public as well as inspire them to do things that they know they ought not do. Religion today, especially Christianity has been so corrupted by government influence that it no longer represents the ideals that it was founded upon.

In modern day American almost all churches are run as nonprofit organizations also known as 501C3 organizations, which gives them a tax exempt status but as we all know, nothing comes without a price. Churches which are given this status become increasingly dependent on government because if that status was revoked, it would mean a huge loss in revenue but as long as the church remains under that status, they are not permitted to be involved in politics at all. Taxes are used as means of control and most churches are more than happy to be silent about current issues in exchange for money.

In the past few years, the involvement of government in church activities has taken a frightening new step, churches are now being used to quell decent in their local congregations. In 2007 the mainstream news finally had to admit what had been reported a year earlier in the alternative media; the federal government had indeed created “Clergy Response Teams” to help the government keep control of the population during national emergencies or if martial law is enacted. These teams, made up of local pastors, reinforce that we must serve the government that we have because it is the one that god has given us. The mantra that people accept whatever government does because it is god’s plan has been used more and more in everyday church activities. In effect, modern day religion is being used to pacify the public by either teaching them that they would be defying god’s will to question the government or just telling them to accept that we are now in the end times.

What is the government planning for? Some people say it’s for all out martial law and riots on the street which will come when the economy finally collapses, or a large pandemic; others say it’s just to nullify religions influence over government policy but either way it’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed. History has proven that when government does take control of religion that the results are disastrous, Hitler himself used the same passages in the bible that our government now preaching.

What can you do to prevent government control of religion? The answer to that question is simple, ask your religious figures questions, don’t join churches which are 501C3 organizations and even study your religion yourself. It should be obvious to people; don’t support congregations that are afraid to answer complex or political questions. Religion should be something that expands your outlook instead of hinder you from seeking knowledge.

Supporting Societies Addictions

The war on drugs has taken many forms and evolved in order to combat an increasingly organized distribution network throughout the world without much success in modern times. There are a plethora of excuses as to why after hundreds of billions of investments there are more drugs, addictions and drug-related violence on our streets all of which seem to make sense until they are examined for what they are; complex lies designed to fool the public while at the same time encouraging the use of the substances that are supposedly being banned. Why are drugs illegal and why with all the money invested in prevention does the problem seem to get worse year by year? In the real world, there is no reason to stop the flow of drugs, prevent addiction or stop drug related violence. You see, drugs are big business that serves, not only to enrich corporations, destroy the family and community structure but also to ensnare any victim of their use into the multi-billion dollar prison system.

It’s no secret how much money people spend on illegal drugs but one aspect that remains hidden in mainstream news is how much of it is laundered through international banks and the stock market. While there aren’t any concrete numbers of exactly how much drug money is laundered through world banks; the IMF estimated in 1996 between two to five percent of the world’s gross national product is subject to money laundering (drugs make up a large portion of that money) with the low estimates ranging at 500 billion dollars and the high upwards of 2 trillion dollars. The amount of money being laundered is so great that Reuters reported on January 9th 2009, that drug money had actually propped up failing banks, keeping them afloat during the financial crisis.

Aside from the direct money that drugs create, they also create thousands of jobs throughout the United States through the governments War on Drugs. According to the Bureau of Justice statistics 20 percent state inmates were sentenced due to drug related crimes it does not mention however the percentage of violent crime is resulting from drug violence and trafficking. Either way, all of the inmates need somewhere to go and that’s where prisons get funding from. Non-violent money is so important to the prison system that in 2008 the California Prison Guards Union fought against Proposition 5, which would offer rehabilitation programs to nonviolent offenders because it would reduce the size of the prison population and therefore result in lost jobs. The drug trade has been a very profitable part of the prison business with no signs of a decline any time soon.

One of the greatest effects of the current drug laws can be seen in poor communities throughout the country, namely the destruction of the family structure in inner cities. As the drugs flow into the community and the jobs flow out, the residents are given a choice to either sell drugs or work a low paying job that can barely sustain the worker. While the drug money is good for a time, there is always the ever present danger of being arrested and placed in jail which leaves many families without strong and capable male role models. The end result of the low end drug dealing in many urban areas is children are left without parents to raise them in the proper way but who in turn are raised on the streets by drug dealers and criminals. The degradation of the family structure only serves to create future uneducated drug dealers and addicts to perpetuate the cycle of hopelessness that the residents of the poorer neighbor hoods have come to live in. What better way is there to keep people in the prison system while at the same time keeping them from questioning the abysmal living situation that they’re in?

With all of these contributing factors, it’s obvious that there is no real reason for government to stop the flow of drugs onto the streets, there’s simply too much money and control that’s comes from prohibition. It’s no wonder that the CIA has be caught numerous times shipping drugs into the country, one of the most famous examples was during the Iran Contra Affair where drugs were shipped into inner cities, and supported the production of drugs throughout the world. Even the war on terror has helped the global drug trade by removing the anti-heroin Taliban and ignoring the explosion of poppy farmers which has all lead to an increase in heroin flowing through the global markets.

Hollywood likes to portray drugs like they’re cool and a form of rebellion but as I’ve shown; drug use only furthers the agenda of the people and corporations in power. Due to all of the pro-drug propaganda even the mainstream news and children’s shows advertises legal drugs to combat depression or any other conditions that can be created in the mind of marketers. We are totally surrounded by drugs and encouraged to use them by the mainstream media who portray them as a quick fix to all of a person’s problems. Even though most of the advertising is for legal drugs, it wouldn’t be a big step; those drugs are used illegally and create an acceptance of usage in general life.

People need to step back and take a look at the world that they live in and ask themselves if they want to live in a world of addiction and dependence or if they would like a real change. It would be easier, in the short term at least, to keep the war on drugs functioning in the way that it has. Real change would come at a high price, the economy would suffer, jobs would be lost and we’d have to come to terms with the idea that drugs have been and always will be a part of society. With the acceptance that drugs will never go away, real policies, treatment and education would be just a step away but in the end, no pill could dull the withdraw that society would feel real drug reform would bring.

Politics Of Tolerance

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

From a young age, we listen to this speech and learn about tolerance. The words of Martin Luther King Jr. are taught in every elementary school throughout the nation but for some reason, race seems to be a bigger factor in a person’s character than their actual content. Why is there so much emphasis on race and is it directly linked to the tolerance training that we’re indoctrinated with on a daily basis? In fact the propagation of all of those isms that we want to distance ourselves from is directly linked to the increase in sensitivity training and social awareness that floods our schools, media and jobs.

Race has always been used as a tool to divide, even in the early days of or species racism existed amongst tribe of wandering men but in today’s society, the tribalism has returned under the guise of extreme tolerance and a self imposed sense of who someone is. It’s not hard to see, only one has to do is to turn on their television news will surely have a report interviewing a tolerant white man or woman who is claiming other white men who don’t agree with his standpoint hates black men with result being; the offender is labeled a racist for bringing up issues that should be talked about and debated. It’s the man preaching unity and tolerance that brings up race in a petty attempt to remove debate and free expression of another person, as well as spread his own racist views. Take a look at the video below where Jimmy Carter explains that people don’t think our president is qualified because he’s black.

The world today is one where people of all colors and creed feel an entitlement to being a victim when they don’t succeed. How easy is it to blame someone else for your own shortcomings instead of holding yourself to a level which everyone should be at? If a person can’t play the victim and down trodden how can they ask for other people to lift them up from the ashes and to support them? Eliminating one’s own racist ideology would not only remove people’s sense of entitlement and excuse as to why you can’t succeed in the real world but it would force them to take responsibility for themselves. Sensitivity training and tolerant social norms of society only serve to validate their own sense of self inferiority to those who need an excuse why they’re where they are and a reason they’re being held down by another.

What would the world look like without racism? Everyone would be the same and equal. People would be forced to use facts instead of emotion to debate issues, which would be destroy our tolerant based power structure. Instead of talking about getting along people would unite and form communities, which would also be detrimental to the system of governance which we all know and love so.

Would you like to live in a country where everyone had a chance to achieve regardless of the color of their skin, sex or sexual orientation? If you answered yes then it all starts with you. You’re the only one who can hold yourself to a level where you succeed. You’re the only one who can rise above where you’ve come from and become who you want to be. It’s a cold and difficult world out there and it’s up to each person if they’re willing to brave it and remember, no one hates people who succeed more than those who aren’t willing to try it themselves.

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