January 26, 2011

Give "V" A Chance

"This night is worth a world; it is the night of truth," wrote French-Algerian writer Albert Camus on August 25, 1944, the day of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War Two. The French Resistance is serving as an inspiration for the fighters of freedom in our time, who are joined in a transnational and peaceful struggle against the global totalitarian, traitorous, and tyrannical forces behind the global War on Terror, and the New World Order. As with the French Resistance, the symbol of "V" is being used as the expression of a free, united, and brave populace against the unlawful rule of an authoritarian government in the United States. It is also a marking point to let the hidden enemies of freedom know that their covert plans to enslave America and other Western nations, binding all of us under the permanent rule of a global oligarchy and a transnational police state, will fail.

Alex Jones and Infowars.com started the present-day "V" for Victory campaign last week, introducing it through a video announcement by Alex and an article co-written by Alex and Paul Joseph Watson called "You Are The Resistance Against The DHS Occupation Of America." Since its launch, posters marked with "V" as well as "The Answer to 1984 is 1776" have been plastered by citizens across America and the world as an act of defiance against government lawlessness and government tyranny. Paul Joseph Watson explained the meaning of the symbol, and the rationale behind the use of it in the 21st century's struggle for freedom in his article "The Meaning of V":

The launch of the Infowars V For victory campaign is partly a tribute to resistance movements throughout the ages who against all odds have stood up against tyranny. It is also about sending a message to Homeland Security and the new world order in general that we will not meekly accept the destruction of America and its replacement with a decaying banana republic in which people are told to inform on each other and a country in which anyone who exercises their constitutional rights or criticizes the state is labeled a terrorist, which is exactly the case in the DHS’ own internal documents.

This is about re-asserting the fact that our lives are led by the pursuit of freedom, prosperity and happiness – the American dream – and not by fear, division and intimidation. This is about sending a message to the American people that we should stand united against the abuses of big government, not become tattle-tales for the state.

Time will tell how far and wide the symbol of "V" will spread. If it spreads like a virus for liberty, sparking the inner conscience of individuals and arousing their curiosity about the campaign to abolish the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank, the lie about 9/11, and other revelations, then it will do real good. I doubt another symbol will come to replace "V" in the near future because it has deep historical roots, and it transcends borders as it is easily recognizable and identifiable as the universal sign of peace. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle wrote that "of man's whole terrestrial possessions and attainments, unspeakably the noblest are his Symbols, divine or divine-seeming ; under which he marches and fights, with victorious assurance," (Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution: A History; pg 8).

Such a symbol as "V" properly and powerfully expresses the sacred struggle for freedom, and if we use it correctly and lawfully, then it will be an integral part of the campaign to save our democratic institutions, dethrone the security states that have risen unlawfully and unnecessarily in our nations, and restore the rule of law. We will know complete victory when America's constitutional republic finally lives up to its ideal as the beacon of the world, and the dream of world peace, shared by both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., will become a reality in this century.

Undoubtedly, there will always be cynics who trample the dreams of other men - they have already begun to criticize the "V" symbol as not reflective of a grassroots campaign for liberty, but we should not pay attention to them, and neither to the opponents of democracy who can't stand the sight of proactive and peaceful citizens taking their future into their own hands. We must keep our eyes on the ultimate goal - restoring freedom and the rule of law in America, and the West.

Our struggle for freedom is different than the struggle waged by French Resistance. We face the prospects of a disorganized global chaos, or an organized transnational tyranny. The French people suffered under a different enemy - a foreign tyranny for four years, most of which were spent with the fear that they could die any day at the hands of their occupiers and those who helped them, like the Milice, a French paramilitary force that was installed by the Vichy Regime on January 30, 1943. They had a very visceral experience of government occupation. They knew who they were up against, and took comfort in the idea that a sustained and uncompromising resistance would eventually lead to the collapse of the Nazi regime. But their freedom came with a price, and "that price was heavy," Camus said, "it had all the weight of blood and the dreadful heaviness of prisons." The threat to freedom that we all face is inborn. At the G-20 summit in Toronto last summer a Canadian officer told a protester that "This ain’t Canada right now", while standing on Canadian soil. The officer confused "preserving the peace and order" with "invade citizens' rights and discourage them from protesting." And he's not the only one.

The cop's indifference towards the law of liberty, and democracy itself, reminds us that there is nothing more threatening to human liberty and human life than centralized and unaccountable political power. Recent history is full of examples of murder by governments. In 1948, Camus wrote that the "evil is the State, whether a police state or a bureaucratic state. Its proliferation in all countries under cover of the most varied ideological pretexts, the revolting security granted it by mechanical and psychological means of repression make of the State a mortal danger for everything that is best in each of us. From this point of view, contemporary political society, in any form, is despicable," (Albert Camus: Resistance, Rebellion, and Death; pg. 78).

The State lives on fear. Today, it is the fear of "terrorists," which is a manufactured threat, meant to scare us into handing over our rights and dignity to the tricksters in authority. "Our twentieth century is the century of fear," wrote Camus in his article "The Century of Fear" for the newspaper "Combat," which supported the French Resistance to Nazi occupation during World War Two. Camus said that fear could be regarded as a developed science, and that "its perfected technology threatens the entire world with destruction." The truth of that statement came to fruition in the last century, but it has taken on new meaning since the attacks on September 11, 2001, especially when we consider the fact that they were engineered and orchestrated by individuals at the highest levels of the United States government who are interested in making the 21st century just as fearful and warlike as the last.

9-11 was obviously no ordinary event. It created a state of suggestibility in the American people, which "is one of the means of indoctrinating ordinary people both religiously and politically," according to British psychiatrist and author William Sargant, most noted for his book "Battle For The Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing." In the immediate wake of the attacks, which were highly explosive and unexpected, security experts and government officials jumped on the narrative that Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were behind the events, and the entire world uncritically accepted this explanation simply because of the fact that it came from the mouths of authority figures. These leaders took advantage of the American people's fear and lack of knowledge. "Critical faculties," wrote Sargant, "may become inhibited in these states of anxiety hysteria," (Sargant: Battle For The Mind; pg. 50). Drawing from events in World War Two, Sargant gave several examples of "states of anxiety hysteria," writing:
The anxiety engendered by the Fall of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz created a state in which large groups of persons were temporarily able to accept new and sometimes strange beliefs without criticism." (Sargant: Battle For The Mind; pg. 49).
The strange and nonsensical beliefs that came to be accepted by a significant majority of the American people after 9-11 include, "tall steel buildings can fall onto their own footprint without the use of explosives," and that "Saddam had ties to Al-Qaeda, and was involved in the 9-11 attacks." Neither of these beliefs are true but many people still believe them, especially the first one. Anybody who diverts from the official story is called a "conspiracy theorist." The greatest good the "V" for Victory campaign can do is help make the truth popular, destigmatize the "conspiracy theorist" label, and educate the people about the real facts of 9-11, and the fraudulent war on terror.

People need to learn that the tyrants of our age, using their knowledge of how to instill fear and spread hysteria in whole societies, coupled with their control of powerful mass media corporations that are owned by a few oligarchs, have been able to start new wars without just cause, and remain determined to totally reshape our Western democratic societies along the lines of Eastern totalitarian states like China, and the old Soviet Union. Aldous Huxley alerted us to the dictatorial schemes by Western elites, which had already taken fruit in the middle of the 20th century, in his book "Brave New World Revisited." He wrote:
In their propaganda, today's dictators rely for the most part on repetition, suppression, and rationalization--the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State." (Huxley: Brave New World Revisited; pg. 56).
There is a real battle for the public mind going on right now. The forces of social education and freedom are facing off against Big Government and Big Business, the forces of state propaganda and slavery. "Freedom is menaced," said Huxley, "and education for freedom is urgently needed."

I believe the "V" campaign can contribute, beyond all our dreams, to the cause of social education, and freedom. Not everybody has to be on board. A vigilant and active few can accomplish great things. The German philosopher Karl Jaspers wrote, "Minorities make history," (Jaspers: Man in The Modern Age; pg. 191). In the same vein, English writer and pacifist said that "the inertia of the many has been responsible for the death of more societies than the misapplied vigour of the few." It is worth remembering that a minority of neoconservatives and warhawks made history by giving the world the Iraq war, and other atrocities. If those rascals can make history, then why can't the supporters of freedom and peace? It comes down to daring to win, and the will to believe.

The Founding Fathers of America dared to win their freedom. Freedom has never been won in any other way. Patrice Lumumba, the leader of the Republic of the Congo who was assassinated 50 years ago by the CIA and the government of Belgium, also dared to win freedom for his country, and he was victorious for a short time. He made history, and because of that he remains an example for a prosperous and independent Africa. In his last letter, written to his wife in December 1960, Lumumba wrote:
"No brutality, mistreatment, or torture has ever forced me to ask for grace, for I prefer to die with my head high, my faith steadfast, and my confidence profound in the destiny of my country, rather than to live in submission and scorn of sacred principles. History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity."
Along with the French Resistance to tyranny, the "V" for Victory campaign should look to Lumumba, and the African Resistance to tyranny, for inspiration. With the "V" campaign going worldwide, the global political awakening can become the global political liberation.