Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why Hasn't the Revolution Already Happened?

Julian Rose

Remember the Old Testament story of Moses trying to free the Children of Israel from the slavery imposed by the Pharoah? Well, as much as Moses tried to help the Children of Israel break the chains of oppression, they simply didn't want to take the steps necessary to free themselves from bondage.

They claimed that they were relatively well housed and fed by the Pharoah – and even if the daily work was hard, it was preferable to facing the unknown consequences of a long walk in the wilderness as the price to pay for freedom.

Fast forward some 2,000 years. Calls to embrace civil resistance and to depose the tyrants who hold mankind in a state of slavery are largely ignored.

Why?

“Yea, well, when you think about it our present way of life isn't that bad really. Look, I've still got a car right? We've got two TV sets and a good stash of beer in the fridge. Its only a twenty minute drive to our nearest supermarket and the stuff there's pretty cheap really. The freezer's almost full and the cat doesn't go hungry either. Yea, I agree that the government's pretty crap and fuelling the car is definitely hitting my wallet. But look, I'm able to hold down a couple of part time jobs . . . and it's enough to keep us going and get a holiday once in a while, so why rock the boat any more?

Yeah, I know the jails are full and the cops are behaving something rotten these days. We're being watched a lot too . . . and that's not good . . . and why the hell do we still have troops in Afghanistan?

Heh! Did you see the game last night? Hell of match eh?”


As the tremors of change fill the air and shake the ground with increasing regularity, human reactions seem increasingly polarised. One set of responses is to hunker down, avert the eyes, close the ears and try to pretend that everything's pretty much okay. Another is to express increasing alarm and increasing fear about where it is all leading: the “Did you see? Did you read? Did you hear?” syndrome. It is to all our misfortunes that that these two reactions to the current state of play on our planet remain the predominant response.

The third way: to look the situation in the eye, to calmly assess the reality and then to take action to prevent a disaster and/or to set out a solution, remains a minority response.

That which is holding back the revolution required to radically redress the top-down enslavement of humanity and the destruction of our planetary resource base seems to hinge on three conditions:

  1. Too many people are too comfortable and prefer to believe what the propaganda machine tells them. 
  2. Too many people are too uncomfortable and remain preoccupied with a basic level of survival. 
  3. Too many people remain indifferent or afraid and shut themselves off from the potential to change.

The 'too comfortable' are those able to hermetically seal themselves away from the plight of our planet, using money as their main insulation material. Within our Western society these people belong not just to the elite 1% but more probably to the 20 or 30% who still hold down jobs capable of providing them with above-average incomes. They are mostly on the infamous 'keeping up with the neighbours' social ladder which demands constant engagement with image and the appearance of wealth. 'Must haves' for these people include: the new car, the bourgeois residence, the right clothes, the Roundup weed free garden, the latest TV, iPod and the right circle of friends who also reflect broadly the same aspirations.

Not so long ago these people were called 'the bourgeoisie' and most looked to their way of life as a salvation from the daily grind of life on the factory or shop floor, or even among the spreading fields of modern farming practices. Some semblance of this bourgeoisie seems still to be manifesting itself.

However, it lacks its old self confidence and is now visibly fraying around the edges. Financial insecurity has eaten into the once predictable pathway to 'bettering oneself' and a bourgeois future for the children is costing more and more to set up. 'The proper' wedding alone calls for a minimum outlay of at least $20,000.

The social climbers have their focus set on the maintenance of a cosmetic and vacuous life style which, as far as possible, means remaining untouched by the ragged reality of a world on the edge of breakdown.

They are complicit in deliberately avoiding dealing with the excesses of their lifestyle or confronting the repercussions which these excesses throw up. They coolly disregard the fact that we live on a sentient planet being daily raped of its finite resources specifically to make possible their senseless way of life.

As if living on another planet, those who are 'too uncomfortable' struggle to get by with little or no security as to how they will make ends meet for more than a few days at a time. These people, and they are increasing in number all the time, have already been ejected from a life of reasonable comfort due to the criminal activities of a combination of corporate and government greed, largely orchestrated by the 1% and the Illuminati henchmen out to get their thieving hands on the collective wealth of all straightforward working people.

All across the Western world, those who have worked hard to get a roof over their heads and some reasonable heat and power into their living rooms, are being squeezed out of existence by the relentless rising costs associated with maintaining a home in some reasonable state of comfort.

Costs over which the majority have little or no control and which have their origins in Western fomented geopolitical military intervention in some distant land and in the unfettered bonus packages awarded to the CEOs of household corporate providers. Only a small percentage of such costs are based on a genuine scarcity of resources or elevated costs of production. And of course they are rendered even more problematical when there is also a mortgage to pay off on the home.

As the rate of homelessness continues to rise, so is the machinery of State less and less able to cope. The State has had the means to look after the homeless stolen by the corporate and banking gangsters who stringently avoid paying state taxes by stashing their vast wealth away in off-shore tax havens or by other devious means. So it remains for the working man and woman to subsidize the safety net which they themselves are desperately close to needing.

All this, coupled as it is to a sinister covert plan to deliberately bring down the global financial system, is combining to produce a fin de siecle type crisis which spells the end of civilisation as we know it. Those who are unable to know where tomorrow's bread and butter are coming from, quite literally lack the energy and means to foment the revolution which surely should have happened by now. A revolution to take back the dignity and self affirmation that would eventually give all those suffering in this way genuine security, hope and solid aspiration to a better life. But with the 'too comfortable' aspiring bourgeoisie turning their backs on on all those less well-off, and the super rich virtually 100% insulated against the dilemmas of all sentient mortals, the incitement for radical change remains effectively anaesthetized.

So this leaves the main change-making work to those of us who are fortunate enough to have somehow escaped, avoided or seen beyond the standard propaganda fed status quo recipe for life.

How many might fit such a description?

It's very hard to say, but let us say around 10% - and of course the situation remains fluid, with awareness growing almost in counterpoint with the intensification of disinformation, phony propaganda and police state-style, top-down impositions.

Virtually every day we learn more about the techniques being used to try and keep us from coming together to take collective control of our destinies. We now know that most of the food on offer on supermarket shelves is unfit to eat. We know our water supplies are being tampered with. We know about HAARP's violent manipulation of the earth's energy field. We see the chemtrails being laid across our skies. We find out that the masts which stream the messages to our cell phones (I no longer use one) act as a distribution network for the electromagnetic smog which addles our brains.

We recognize more and more how 'the system' tries to impose a state of fear and upheaval in people's lives so that they ultimately succumb to shock created acquiescence and, as a consequence, seek 'protection' from whoever might seem to be offering it. And we note that it is the Illuminati who most generously offer such protection – in the form of a one world army, a one world government, a central global banking cartel and a few all-powerful corporations providing our food, power and education.

Yes, we are now close, perhaps very close, to recognising the true scale of the tyranny being imposed upon upon our planet. And at this point we wonder how far there still is to go before the tipping point is reached and the psychotic empire builders are no longer able to maintain their hypnotic control over the majority of mankind; and the slaves no longer able to pretend that “its all going to be okay.”

Trying to put a date on such a key turning point is a pointless pursuit. It has an illusive way of never conforming to cosmological interpretation or to man-made prediction. Our only way forward is to treat each barrier presented to us as a fresh challenge to our own inner strength and sense of purpose. To see each closed door as a door that needs opening. To see each crazed imposition as just another sterile attempt to lock us into the cage of fear. Then we also need to be prepared for the worst: a near total collapse of the money supply, the grid and the food distribution system.

We cannot be amongst 'the pretenders' who imagine that such an event could never happen. It's more than possible that it will, and we will need to be able to demonstrate leadership if and when it does.

For city dwellers, this means selling the apartment/house and getting out of the city now. Finding some fertile ground and learning to grow food, harvest rainwater and utilize renewable energy resources. Or teaming up with friends who already have access to such resources and are willing to share them. This is all part of the bigger change which must happen anyway; however, when it takes the form described above, it becomes a revolution by absolute necessity, not by choice.

If it isn't a New World Order/Illuminati-induced collapse, then it may well be a weather induced one, or indeed a combination of the two. Whatever it is, our response demands courage. With this courage comes a rising confidence in our ability to overcome that which impedes us and then to join forces with others who are on the same journey. Its a journey to free our World from those who cannot, or will not, recognise planet earth for the jewel it is; but instead only see it, and us, as a mine to be exploited until nothing of value remains.

Onward my friends, onward. We are on a march which must end in victory, and it is a great road to travel. By the time our hour comes, we will be lighter, brighter and more alive than we ever were before the forces of darkness imposed their sterile agenda upon our winding evolutionary path.

As the poet William Blake wrote some two hundred years ago: “Improvements make straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement, are the roads of genius.” We only need to remind ourselves that we were born to travel this road of genius and we don't intend to get off it.

Julian is a British pioneer organic farmer, writer and activist. He is currently president of the 'International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside' which is leading the fight against GMO in Poland. He is author of "Changing Course for Life - Local Solutions to Global Problems" www.changingcourseforlife.info  

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27 comments:

Tatiana Covington said...

One word: entropy.

Anonymous said...

Entropy. Transfer of energy?

I see the vast quantities of energy drinks on the supermarket shelves, so many choices and flavors, just like gum. The caffeine being consumed by Americans must set some kind of a record. Tired people.

Where is the protest? I wonder too. Considered that there is an illusion "anonymous" is taking care of it and we are to sit back and wait for the video on youtube. OWS movement, for unknown reasons, has made their "dates" for gatherings on weekdays or Friday nights. You are going to get the fringe, unemployed and younger there on those days. We have work, appointments made months in advance, need time to travel and make arrangements with advance notice. Who doesn't know this? I sincerely believe there is reason to believe this movement needs replaced with focus on the 99%.

Feeling unwell is at epidemic levels in America for those without insurance or living habits that poverty lends itself to - bad habits. Depression and the SSRIs, ADD and the mind altering drugs (made by the 1% no less) have left huge segment of America walking through the maze. One person say to me "life is what you make it." I think the message isn't reaching the people. Once the DOW collapses (a bubble which I believe the banks and big corp are holding up) and upper middle class lose their jobs and savings, it will be too late. But, this is by design so I am sure this has been taken into consideration.

Dollar crash following that fiasco (as international investors flee the dollar for a thriving economy) will send hungy people into the street - then we shall see why there are FEMA camps as I consider the possibilities.

Cooper wire is stolen from a street lights on a weekly basis, leaving entire city blocks for half a mile pitch black for sometimes months. Houses are broken into, old people are being robbed and beaten, one to death during his second home invasion. California is leading the way again.

Americans will suffer greatly when the SHTF.

If I were the leader, I would instruct everyone to immediately being to get into good physical condition, put away the remote and video games and begin a crash course in being a patriotic citizen because the strong are going to be the ones who survive what is in store for the United States of America."

howardtlewisiiiffy said...

Two words: Food Stamps.

tlhamp0 said...

you believe this really this country is going to go through good times as much as bad times unless some idiot drops a nucleur weapon or something i'd think we are safe

Anonymous said...

First, we do NOT need a revolution. We are DEFENDING our nation from domestic enemies destroying it and our lives.

We have been attacked over the years by domestic enemies; slowly and hidden at first, then picking up speed and now quite out in the open.

Obama has, and still, says he does NOT support or represent the USA; which is why he gave "Authority" over the USA, over our Constitutional Republic, over our way of lives. Obama has said this in letters, news reports, to the senate. He, and his administration, has routinely cited the “Authority” of the United Nations over the US Constitution, the United States of America since he came into office here and illegally became Chair for the UN.

"Our safety, our liberty depends on preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the U.S. are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts - Not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln

American Constitutional Rule of Law - Body of written law that forms the unchanging basis, the set of core principles upon which all law shall be based, those laws being in accord with the United States Constitution (which includes the Bill of Rights) which defines a government that exists to serve the people by protecting individual inalienable rights.

Anonymous said...

One word,cowards.

Anonymous said...

"you believe this really this country is going to go through good times as much as bad times unless some idiot drops a nucleur weapon or something i'd think we are safe "

tlhamp0: You may wish to take a refresher course on syntax, logic, grammar and spelling.

(Are you a public school teacher by any chance?)

Apolitical Blues said...

The suppression of free will has been dealt with in America with the use of fluoridated water. This neurotoxin has been proven to be responsible for the suppression of free will and, other chronic neurological disorders. Add welfare state tactics to a medicated population and, you've got the ideal slave population. A cash cow that feeds itself.

Apolitical Blues said...

When chemically induced suppression of free will(fluoridated water) is combined with a welfare state, the slaves are not likely to act out. We've been medicated against our will for the past 50+ years with the addition of a component of rat poison.

Anonymous said...

It's NOT entropy and NOT food stamps!

It's the drug : Fluoride -that's put in the water to suppress the brain, the critical thinking!



Our poor fellow Human Beings!

Jolly Roger said...

There's another option here that I believe was overlooked by the author. In addition to the groups defined as the "too comfortable, the too uncomfortable, and the indifferent," I believe there is also a significantly large group (if not the largest group)that I would call the "waiters", and although this group might appear to be part of the "indifferent" right now, it's only because they may see little sense or only futility in what most people see as "activism".
The people we see as "activists" are of the opinion that they are working for change, and that any change must progress along a predetermined path of protest marches, petitioning congress, and other well-established protocols of dissent.
Due to advances in surveillance technology, many people today see traditional methods of expressing dissent as foolhardy endeavors that will only serve to get someone identified, harassed, and possibly imprisoned. This group of people, which I believe to be exponentially larger than the combined numbers of the groups mentioned by the author, is comprised of people who are waiting for one precipitous event to get things rolling, and then they'll be out in the streets in droves.
I'm always hearing (reading) one activist/author or another asking "where is the outrage?", apparently believing that everyone who is angry would necessarily be marching in the streets. Most people who are angry are buying guns, stockpiling ammo, and organizing militia groups because they're of the opinion that our problems will not be solved by marching in the streets, and that doing so will only invite further abuse by the police.
They're partially comprised of the 50% that doesn't vote, but it's not because they're apathetic. It's because they believe voting is a waste of their time, and I have to agree with them on that point, with the exception of voting for Ron Paul in this next election.
You also have to remember that all of what I would call the "visible activists" are working for peaceful change, and many people would probably prefer getting a little "payback" (revenge) rather than see fair trials and imprisonment of the criminals in our government.
Some people are of the opinion that violence is needed to "send a message" to future generations of potential tyrants.
Only time will tell, but I can assure you that people are "waking up" by the millions, and they're waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Watch out, and make sure you're on the right side of the good fight when they hit the streets, because heads will be rolling in all directions.

Anonymous said...

Jolly Roger

I understand your comment but would add two points: 'waiting' is a dangerous game as 'the one big event' can be very illusive - and indeed may never happen - or may happen but not be interpretted as 'the big event' even if maybe it is!

Secondly, I did not mean to suggest that 'going on the streets' and/or other such well honed examples of popular activism is the only way to react to the kind of overt oppression we are experiencing today.

A revolution implies 'a big turning' as in the revolution of a wheel. That could imply a combination of civil disobedience and 'non compliance' i.e. the refusal to go along with state instructions that are very clearly undemocratic or outright abusive.

A mass response (of individuals) along those lines would certainly constitute 'a revolution' in my eyes, and would likely achieve a more lasting result for the good.

Lastly: most above comments are distinctly 'America-centric'. But the problem is much wider and certainly includes much of Europe and beyond.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know when you are going to start shooting all the politicians, bankers, lawyers and judges, ceos. Fed up yet? Bring on the revolution.

Anonymous said...

Winston Smith keeps looking for hope. Maybe the Proles? Or the African Army advancing? Or Emmanuel Golstein?

Naw, better have another shot or two or a whole bottle of that Victory Gin to numb the senses. The Revolution just ain't happening.

Anonymous said...

Check out Anon @ April 30, 2012 3:52 AM - LOL! Poor thang...Dingo ate his brains.

BTW, there's is a perfect example of why the Revolution has not happened and will never happen. Way too many self-medicated, inebriated, brainwashed morons to go around but not a one with the balls to do anything and when they finally try (i.e. OWS), the ones with a mouth bigger than both their brains and balls combined, always win. It's reversed Darwinism, the stupidest always win by their sheer brute weight and ignorance.

May as well hang it up now!

Anonymous said...

Well, look at how well the Revolution thing worked out for the Arabs. Oh, but I know, many will argue (particularly those smarter than the average bear Ron Paul supporters) that all the Arabs were paid for by the CIA to pretend to rise and stand in front of their tyrants tanks and such. Just for shit and giggles, of course.

There in your biggest problem. Morons who can't understand the plight of truly oppressed people and always equate them to their experiences don't have what it takes to recognize the danger much less act on it.

Next?

TC said...

All I can say to all the keyboard commandos out there is You First.

I guarantee when the shooting does start most of you will be either hiding in mommas basement, or snitching off those who are making a stand.

Anonymous said...

Entropy works for me IF and only if the Constitution is preserved and utilized.

david llewellyn foster said...

I like the Blake stuff Julian, I have a suggestion: we have the gift of the Web, why do we not convene a virtual parliament of free thinkers? I'll vote for myself as a member. If it gets rolling we could establish a judiciary and then an ecological bank, and a university. Any takers?

Jolly Roger said...

I didn't mean to imply that the "waiters" had a better strategy or wiser approach to activism. I only wanted to remind you that they exist, speculate as to what motivates them, and guess that they are probably the biggest in numbers of any group.
And nor do I think that the "precipitous event" that gets them rolling needs to be a "big event" either, but instead it could be something seemingly insignificant to most, but important enough to a few for them to risk everything, and act as a signal to millions that the waiting is over.

I was a teenager in Brooklyn during the blackout of '77, and near fifth avenue when the lights went out. Hundreds of people stormed out into the streets and began smashing windows and stealing whatever they could grab. Tow trucks ripped the gates off of store fronts, and then backed-up through the window to load up. People were running around with stolen appliances, couples were hauling new furniture home, and the police were completely powerless to stop any of it.

A minute before the lights went out it was a perfectly calm summer evening, and no one would have imagined that such a thing could ever happen.

There's a lot of anger and outrage, but most are silent about it. You can't see it, but it's seething, and growing. When you do see it, you'll wish you didn't.

Anonymous said...

Who is the enemy then? Do any of you know who is behind all this?

Yes there will be sellouts, and they must be delt with the same way as the enemy.

But first understand who you are fighting. They are a very well known enemy around the world.

They are the DRIVING FORCE or worker bees making it happen.

Check out

www.subvertednation.net

and download his free PDF book, called BASIC TRAINING FOR REVOLUTIONARIES.

Listen to his audios as well. Read over 100 original articles.

Yes is does go much deeper than just this one group of people, but you need to understand how they operate and work together.

Anonymous said...

Watch invisible barriers- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuoqkvdwFoY

Anonymous said...

Jolly Roger and friends,

Yes, you are right, I somewhat misinterpreted your pont: there are indeed many 'waiters' as you say and I accept that they do constitute a fourth category.

But why are so many people on this thread so full of anger - self directed anger?

I get the feeling that our energy is not well directed by simlpy sounding off our frustrations.

Each time one feels this urge it is necessary to catch ones self and to redirect such energies into 'a solution' based response.

A thoughtful response garners positive energies (which must be the foundation of any genuine 'revolution')and immediately connect us with unseen supportive allies - both on our planet and beyond.

Going for the negative expression only simply puts us directly in amongst that which would subvert and destroy the empowering force.

Think about it - long and hard if necessary - and help your deeper self to rise up and show the way.

Julian

Anonymous said...

Julian, thanks for your comments at 12:42.

There is so much shit flinging in the comments sections, you'd think we had nothing to offer each other.

Thanks. It's people like you who make places like AP worthwhile.

John H. Byk (Conrad Johnson) said...

Julian Rose practices what he preaches. Check out my podcast interview with him at http://2012writersalive.blogspot.com
Dziękuję y solidarność!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about a Revolution, but I am personally pledged to throw as many fits as possible about our situation in the public sphere until every dead Theosophist rolls in their grave and wishes they could use the Plan to clean their ghostly hemmoroids caused by my fits. I solemnly swear to be an obnoxious sore on the buttocks of all politicians, to sour their dreams of Utopia, to besmear the name of Freemasonry. I swear to be a public nuisance and a pest!

Anonymous said...

To Jolly Roger

Keep in mind that it HAS been pointless to vote. If some "activist" judge does not like the way the People vote on an issue, this one person will overturn the election results! TYRANNY!

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