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Once again I took a break from writing, sharing to ponder.

I like to keep refreshing my blogs, giving you something new every day, rewarding you for coming here, and thanking you for your interest. More often now I become frustrated by the commoners; the ability of the masses to accept the illusions no matter how thin they are.

It has become too easy for the decepticons now.

I suppose that is a good thing.

While I lament the growth in numbers of soft men and the increasing laziness of minds and bodies, I had not really considered what that does to our enemies.

While our strong, creative men quietly seethe on the sidelines, not yet inspired in numbers large enough to achieve victory against the evil, the dark ones grow soft too. Their easy dominance builds a laziness in them corresponding to that in those they control.

Ignorance of their real enemy makes them ill-fit for victory when they have finally pushed us too far. They have no idea what too far is as they know nearly nothing about us.

So they poke, push and prod on this unknown enemy without a clue as to what they do, and the explosion they provoke.

We are not only in the right place and time to witness this show, some of us get to play significant roles in the theater production.

Three inspirational bits came my way this morning. I share below.

– Ted –

“The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
— Frank Zappa
(1940-1993) American Musician

http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Frank.Zappa.Quote.5060

“The ‘nations,’ as they are called, with whom our pretended ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators profess to make treaties, are as much myths as our own. On general principles of law and reason, there are no such ‘nations.’… Our pretended treaties, then, being made with no legitimate or bona fide nations, or representatives of nations, and being made, on our part, by persons who have no legitimate authority to act for us, have intrinsically no more validity than a pretended treaty made by the Man in the Moon with the king of the Pleiades.”
— Lysander Spooner

(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist
Source: The Constitution of No Authority (Boston: 1870) http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Lysander.Spooner.Quote.6541


“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’
The honest men who just want to be left in peace.
Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves.
Those with no sides and no causes.
Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness.
Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies.
Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature.
Those who live small, mate small, die small.
It’s the reductionist approach to life:
if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control.
If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you.
But it’s all an illusion, because they die too,
those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe.
Safe?!
From what?
Life is always on the edge of death;
narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues,
and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does.
I choose my own way to burn.”
Sophie Scholl