There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Our Congress has an all-time low 9% approval rating, and Obama’s popularity is in the toilet. It has been 10 years since I declared war upon the central bankers. In that time, I have watched millions of our fellow countrymen show evidence that they are in various stages of waking up to the tyranny that is attacking every facet of our lives. The alternative media has done a marvelous job of reaching the masses despite being ridiculed and shut out of the mainstream. The alternative media is being so effective that Congress is attempting to declare us to “not be journalists” in a bill that is in Committee.
It is my considered opinion that we have awakened enough people who are collectively capable of making substantial fundamental differences. This begs the obvious question, then why don’t we see a massive revolution against the central bankers and their institutions of control? There is no simple answer that will explain all the fence-sitting we are witnessing in the country today. However, there is one social psychological factor which explains why the majority of the people who are awake to the present level of tyranny are not sufficiently motivated to act, and that factor is called bystander apathy.
The term bystander apathy (i.e. fence sitting) refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses.
The most frequently cited example of the bystander effect in introductory psychology textbooks is the brutal murder of a young woman named Catherine “Kitty” Genovese. On Friday, March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Genovese was returning home from work. While Genovese approached her apartment entrance, she was attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a man later identified as Winston Moseley.
Despite Genovese’s repeated calls for help, none of the dozen people in the nearby apartment building who heard her cries called the police. The attack first began at 3:20 AM, but it was not until 3:50 AM that someone first contacted police. Genovese’s death was preventable and the failure of your neighbors to report the crime in progress brought the social psychology term, bystander apathy, into the national discussion about people’s unwillingness to act in an emergency situation.
There are two major factors that contribute to bystander apathy. First, the presence of other people creates a diffusion of responsibility. Because there are other observers, individuals do not feel as much pressure to take action, since the responsibility to take action is thought to be shared among all of those present. Generally speaking, the greater the number of people which are present in an emergency, the less likely people are to take action.
The second reason is the need to behave in correct and socially acceptable ways. When other observers fail to react, individuals often take this as a signal that a response is not needed or not appropriate. Other researchers have found that onlookers are less likely to intervene if the situation is ambiguous. In the case of Genovese, most of the 38 witnesses reported that they believed that they were witnessing a “lover’s quarrel,” and did not realize that the young woman was actually being murdered.
The Globalists Are Committing a Full Frontal Assault Upon Humanity
There has never been a time in the recorded history of our planet where such a large group of people have been under such a widespread and prolonged attack and have failed to fight back with a sense of collective unity. Let’s briefly review many of the major areas that the globalists have decided to attack humanity.
We are under attack from the skies and through the poisoning of our air through massive chemical spraying complete with Alzheimer’s and dementia-causing aluminum sulfate and cancer causing barium. Fukushima radiation, Corexit spraying and the resulting toxic rain from the Gulf oil spill is running rampant over our country, and not one ounce of mainstream media coverage is afforded to these dangers. Prevention and remediation are nonexistent.
Our water is being systematically removed from the country by Nestle, and our water tables are being systematically compromised by environmental toxins. And of course many Americans are consuming water permeated with IQ-lowering rocket fuel (i.e., fluoride).
Under the guise of fighting terrorism, Americans are now facing illegal detention, torture and murder. The Military Commissions Act, the National Defense Authorization Act and the John Warner Defense Authorization Act. are in play in which the average citizen is now labeled as a terrorist by Homeland Security as reported in their inspired documents, such as the MIAC Report. The MIAC report defines domestic terrorism as the mere act of criticizing our governmental leaders, supporting Ron Paul, being a Libertarian, being a member of the Constitution Party, being a Second Amendment supporter and demanding that our leaders follow the Constitution. By virtue of the fact that you have visited this web site, you could now be considered to be a domestic terrorist.
Our national sovereignty and manufacturing base has been destroyed through the free trade agreements of NAFTA and CAFTA which has resulted in totally open borders culminating in the overwhelming of our infrastructure, hospital emergency rooms and our educational institutions by the human onslaught which will be soon be at unprecedented levels which promise to bring 150 million additional immigrants to our country by 2040.
Obama’s administration has openly engaged in human smuggling as well as drug and gun trafficking to criminal cartels, in programs such as “Fast and Furious.” Bush and Obama have illegally entered America into the sovereignty-snatching SPP through the implementation of the North American Union.
Our property rights and water rights, as well as our right to farm in traditional ways, are being destroyed through the implementation of the pseudo-environmentalist doctrine known as Agenda 21, whose programs are being rapidly implemented at the local level. As a result, massive food shortages and outright famines are right around the corner.
America is being de-industrialized through the global warming scam and the accompanying illegal cap-and-trade schemes. Meanwhile, as the New York Times reports, Ugandan villages are being burned down and replaced with trees in the name of saving the planet through carbon offset programs. This insane application of carbon trading is now being enforced by American military boots on the ground in Uganda. Soon, you will see roving blackouts and the doubling of utility rates as Obama makes good on his campaign promise of “necessarily skyrocketing utility rates.”
In just over three months, Americans will soon be subjected to the death panels of Obamacare in which citizens over the age of 70 are officially referred to as “units” and are targeted for comfort care but not given life-saving measures. This is an undeniable, unmitigated and naked version of Eugenics cast in the same flavor as that practiced by Margaret Sanger.
In the meantime, our youth are under attack through mercury-laden vaccines which also contains the immune system destroying properties of the flu vaccine adjuvants of MF 59, Squalene and now we find that the active ingredient for Lyme disease is in the patent for the current flu vaccine. One in 58 boys are now autistic courtesy of the pollutants in the vaccines.
America is now witnessing the final stages of the installation of a police state surveillance grid through the creation and installation of video cameras and microphones in the Homeland Security funded Intellistreet light poles. The National Security Agency listens to our every call, their computers read every email and fax, courtesy of systems such as Echelon. Americans are being encouraged, by Big Sis, to spy on one another as we purchase the Chinese slave labor products at Walmart.
Many fence sitters will soon see their places where they once perched their spineless bodies, disappear as American homes are being stolen through the use of fraudulent robo signers and illegal repossessions without the mortgage note in order that the six mega banks can double and triple their illegitimate profits off each home they are able to steal and resell again and again.
As a result of the illegal “bailouts,” we now know that the Federal Reserve (i.e., Goldman Sachs) is giving our money away to their private banking interests, (aka) their subsidiary holdings, in Europe. Additionally, more of our money has been stolen with the complicit participation of ex-Goldman Sachs federal government overseers like Gary Gensler who has failed to deliver even one indictment of his ex-Goldman Sachs partner, Jon Corzine, and his MF Global theft ring resulting for the “loss” of $3 billion dollars in private accounts. Jon Corzine and his governmental partner in crime, Gary Gensler, have established the legal precedent of stealing from private American accounts. And the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made it legal for banks to steal depositors’ money. The net effect of all this thievery is that YOU have no retirement. YOU have no social security. YOU have no bank account. Soon, everything YOU own will all belong to the banksters!
Our “public servants” in Congress (e.g., Nancy Pelosi), on 60 Minutes, admitted to routinely engage in stock market insider trading which they have made legal for themselves, but would send you to prison for doing the same.
The TSA incessantly conducts heinous acts against the American people, such as strip searching and injuring 85-year-old ladies, grabbing the genitals of our children and wives and largely engaging in acts which, if performed by you, would land you in jail for five years. Your body and your self-respect belong to the globalists and their minions. Which side of the fence are you fence sitters going to be sitting on when the TSA gropes the private parts of your daughters?
Even with all of these hideous events now hiding in plain sight, I have never called for a revolution against our increasingly illegitimate government, or, should I say against the banksters who have hijacked our Republic. However, I am advocating for non-compliant acts of civil disobedience. There are so many more heinous acts being committed against the American people that it is difficult to count all the ways that tyranny is being installed in America.
The supposed voice of the people, Congress, has taken up sides with those who would exterminate most of us and enslave the remainder of us with the new indefinite detention law, the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to secretly disappear anyone and assassinate anyone for virtually any reason. The NDAA has totally destroyed what was left of the Constitution because we now live in an America in which the government can declare peaceful dissent, public criticism, and the failure to comply to globalists’ trickle down tyranny as an act of terror in which YOU are subject to secret arrest, torture and even murder. Unfortunately, there are not many places to left to hide.
The dead spirits of Mao, Stalin and Hitler are coalescing in the halls of Congress and you are their newest target! If you are a doubter as to the validity of the claims written in this article, please click on the hypertext links and read for yourself. If only one of the allegations that I make here are true, then our Congress and our President are guilty of treason.
While in the Soviet Gulag, Alexsandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn and his fellow victims, lamented that they did not mount a resistance when the Secret Police came and dragged people out of their homes and sent them to Siberia. We will soon be faced with the same choice. Those of you who are sitting on the fence when they come to drag the rest of us out of our homes and haul us off to a concentration camp, do you think the modern-day version of the brown shirts are just going to pass you by? And if you are still in denial as to the likelihood that this is going to happen then ask yourself why does the NSA want a record of every website you visit, every word you utter and every work that you type? They are compiling a threat matrix score for each and everyone; and history shows that life-and-death decisions come from such lists. We already see evidence of these types of lists as evidenced by the no-fly list. You cannot find out if you are on the list until the moment you are turned back at the gate of the airport.
Welcome to East Germany!
Our entire governmental leadership is a self-admitted criminal enterprise system as it lawless; it is devoid of empathy, compassion or has any remaining vestiges of the system of Constitutional fair play which was bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers.
The 300 or so banksters who have hijacked our government are mentally ill. They are sociopathic serial killers. They (e.g., George Soros, Warren Buffet, David Rockefeller, etc.) destroy economies, foment violent revolutions and start wars which kill millions. In short, they are the modern-day version of the money changers that Jesus chased from the Temple.
To the police and the military that are going to be told to enforce this globalist, tyrannical takeover and subsequent subjugation of America, I ask all of you: Which side of history will you be on? Are you going to mindlessly obey the soon-to-be illegitimate orders emanating from these despots, or, are you going to uphold your sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic? Do you really think that your military retirements and police pensions are going to be waiting for you when your tyrannical deeds are done? There are those who will serve the satanic globalist regime – and then there is everybody else. The fundamental question remains for all the fence sitters, is do you really believe that the globalists are going leave you and your family untouched? You have a choice on how you will respond to tyranny. Will you willingly march to your death, or will fight and possibly die with integrity?
Mr. Law Enforcement Official, are you going to acquiesce to your inherent tendency to get caught up in bystander apathy, or are you going to come down on the right side of history?
Can Bystander Apathy Be Successfully Mitigated?
Research shows that bystander apathy can be mitigated, in part, by group cohesiveness which can affect the helping behavior of a bystander. As defined by Rutkowski et al., cohesiveness refers to an established relationship (e.g. friends) between two or more people. There is a reason why the globalists like to use divide-and-conquer strategies as their media minions enjoy pitting white against black, citizens vs. non-citizens and the rich vs. poor. The resulting division lessens the collective group cohesiveness of America and that is the goal as we continue to be carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Look at the person next to you; that individual is your potential ally.
Helping behavior and group activism are more likely when there are similarities between the helper and the person being helped. Research has considered the role of similarity, and more specifically, shared group membership, in encouraging bystander intervention. In one experiment (2005), researchers found that bystanders were more likely to help an injured person if that person was wearing a football jersey of a team the bystander liked as opposed to a team the bystander did not like.
However, when their shared identity as football fans was made obvious to both parties, supporters of both teams were likely to be helped, significantly more so than a person wearing a plain shirt. As we bring this into the context of fighting the New World Order, if people of all races, ethnicity and religions would identify as being Americans as well as fellow human beings, we would collectively rush to the aid of our fellow victims. For example, if you were a victim of MF Global, and I see you as a fellow American and human being, I am more likely to join you and raising my voice in opposition to governmental tyranny which permitted the perpetrators of this crime to get away with it. And If my personal issue was the improper application of eminent domain laws against my property, you, in turn, would be more likely to help me if we were to identify with each other.
Scientists from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have determined that if just 10% of any given population holds to an unshakable idea, the idea will become adopted by the majority of the country.
However, the scientists who belong to the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) found that if the ideas are shared by less than 10% of the population, the idea will not progress and will eventually die out. The SNARC scientists found that the 10% figure was applicable whether they were talking about the spread of innovations or to advance a political ideal.
We desperately need to redefine how we view our people in general if we are to become united and mount opposition to the tyranny that is presently besetting us. We are just not fellow inhabitants and random strangers in America – more importantly, we are fellow human beings who have a common and identifiable enemy.
I would rather unite with people whose belief systems and subsequent actions that I disagree with than I would want to live under the tyrannical rule of Goldman Sachs, the IMF, the Federal Reserve, the IMF and the World Bank for one more day!
The person next to you is your potential ally; it does not matter what their race or national origin consists of, we are all victims of these New World Order animals who are running our country. Once we begin to unite under the banner of humanity, then the next step is to get people to realize that the solutions to these problems reside within the spiritual realm, but that is another topic for another day.
Dave is an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedoms Phoenix, News With Views and The Arizona Republic.
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