Usually weekly I receive e-mails from a friend, which are forwarded to me from a man by the name of Michael Gaddy. I have been receiving these messages for several years. I am very impressed with this man's knowledge of American History. He has apparently spent many hours of research. He calls his work the "Rebel Rant". This one is the first of a series that he will be sending. I believe all who have an interest in the "true" history of America will enjoy this. Everyone please feel free to add your own knowledge and research as this unfolds.
Very well stated Michael. I can say that I know exactly how you feel. I also believe that it is our duty to God and our country to never give up when we know that we are doing the right thing. This is why I have shared the information concerning the passport. It may only be honored for a short time, if it is honored at all, but I HAVE TO TRY. This is my last effort to separate myself from this evil government system, as much as possible, in a peaceful manner. They have a track record of recognizing only the laws that are beneficial to them, and ignoring the laws that recognize the power of the people. AS I have stated previously, if they will not honor the corrected status, they are not going to honor anything. I know the day will come when all who oppose them will be killed or imprisoned, but until then, I wish to live in peace. God bless all you Christian Patriots. May God in Heaven remove this evil government and heal our land.
In large part, the American people have been conquered through the principle of groupthink. Throughout history, groupthink has played a prominent role in coercing the public of any nation into going to war for the benefit of the elite ruling class and their financial bottom line.
Groupthink is a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972, and it occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment”.
Groups affected by groupthink ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups. A group is especially vulnerable to groupthink (e.g. Neocons and the Iraq War, radical Muslim elements within the government and the coming great American purge followed by WW III) when its members are similar in background, when the group is insulated from outside opinions, and when there are no clear rules for decision making.
It is the premise of this article that groupthink is being used to “nudge” Americans into accepting a new paradigm which is suicidal for the country’s continued existence.
In his book, Victims of Groupthink, Dr. Janis has documented eight symptoms of groupthink:
The illusion of invulnerability is often perpetuated when a cause first becomes public. “If God is for us, who can be against us” is often the kind of mentality that permeates a group in which self-righteousness will somehow protect the group from the faulty decisions of their leaders. It would be interesting to ask the tens of millions of dead people who died in the two world wars in the 20th century how well this illusion works. This illusion of invulnerability creates excessive optimism that encourages taking extreme risks. For example, when NFL player, Pat Tillman forsook his lucrative playing career and volunteered to serve in Afghanistan, following 9/11, he was killed by military leadership for expressing the anti-war views he increasingly came to believe. In the early days of a movement, people lose their minds and volunteer to give up their lives in order to kill complete strangers in order that billionaire bankers can make billions of dollars of more money.
The members of a group quickly fall into a type of collective rationalization in the early days of group think. “If my neighbors believe in our course of action”, it must be perfectly OK to engage in things like genocide and mass murder (i.e. war). The members of the group discount warnings and do not reconsider their assumptions regarding a course of action even when it becomes clear that the course of action is immoral or even suicidal.
Belief in an inherent and self-righteous morality. This view is often expressed, as President George W. Bush once said “You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists”. The members of the group believe in the righteousness of their cause and therefore ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions. This type of group psychology has given history some of its darkest days.
Stereotyped views of unfavorable out-groups is perpetuated. Stereotypical and extreme negative views of the “enemy” make effective responses to conflict seem unnecessary. This leads to the creation of devices like the infamous “Red List” which will ostensibly be used one day to rid the country of any dissenters.
Direct pressure on dissenters in the group begins to surface in the early days of a movement. Members are under pressure not to express arguments against any of the group’s views. Political correctness is often used to usher in a group think kind of paradigm change. We have witnessed the climate change arguments and the advancement of gay marriage where nobody dare speak out against the concept at the risk of being branded “prejudiced”.
Self-censorship becomes a critical operating component of the group. People fear speaking out, so they don’t. Doubts and deviations from the perceived group consensus are not expressed for fear of retaliation from the group and its leader. This is when a society begins to live in fear of its government and the establishment behind the government.
The illusion of unanimity is perpetuated in and among the members of a group. The majority view and judgments are assumed to be unanimous. This becomes the well-spring of prohibitions on free speech, politically motivated round-ups and deportation to concentration camps (i.e. FEMA camps). Nowhere, can we find a better example of what happens when six corporations control 98% of the media. Browse through the networks, during the news hour, and you won’t find a stone’s throw difference between the way that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and Fox, report the news. It is the ultimate example of groupthink. And it is the single most important reason that we have a “sheep mentality “among 95% of the people in this country.
Self-appointed ‘mindguards’ becomes a key operating component of the group. Members protect the group and the leader from information that is problematic or contradictory to the group’s cohesiveness, view, and/or decisions. This is the central operating principle of the maintenance of group think. Any dissension inside the group is quickly dealt with as if the dissenter were a member of the group of which their group is aligned against.
Historians often point to examples of groupthink “fiascoes”. Dr. Janis offers as examples “the US failures to anticipate the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the escalation of the Vietnam war, and the ill-fated hostage rescue in Iran”. Certainly, the flawed policies enacted in conducting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are prime examples of this erroneous thinking brought about by the eight elements of group think. And this flawed thinking has led to the rise of ISIS, with the help of the CIA.
History commands to not forget the Holocaust, Rwanda, Mao’s purge in China and on and on it goes.
With every journalist ISIS beheads and with every staged terror attack upon American interests, the American people are being readied for war and the invocation of groupthink is the prime method of mental subjugation of our people. Many of you reading these words are going to become victims to what is coming.
Any organizing principle of war states that you must first neutralize the command and control structure over the enemy. This is why, whenever we invade a country, we first take out their radar and communications ability.
This is one of the approaches that we need to employ in neutralizing the hold the globalists have over our minds. To do that, we only need to follow Jim Marrs’ advice and turn off the TV. Collapse the major instrument of control that our enemies employ against us, namely, the control over our minds through the mainstream media.
If CNN and FOX were to disappear, we would stop being conditioned on what to think and begin thinking for ourselves. Subsequently, the veil of deception would be removed from over our eyes. The sheep would lose their media based shepherd and the sheep would be forced to find their own way in life. The resulting paradigm could lead to a global awakening and, other than the return of Jesus, this would constitute the worst nightmare for the globalists.
Throughout my academic career, I have immersed myself in discovering how change occurs. Why do some movements take hold and win the day, while others die on the vine? The answer, coming from the field of social psychology, is surprisingly simple.
The flip side of groupthink also exists. The antidote to group think is more groupthink in the form of presenting a groupthink psychology that is the antithesis of the existing paradigm being perpetrated today.
When 10% of the people take hold of an idea, the idea spreads like wildfire.
Scientists from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have determined that if just 10% of any given population holds to an unshakable idea, that 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 research was first published in a peer reviewed E Journal in an article entitled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities.”
Computational and analytical methods were used to discover the tipping point where an obscure idea eventually becomes the majority opinion. The finding has dramatic implications for those of us trying to wake up the sheep in this country.
The SNARC scientists found that the 10% figure was applicable whether they were talking about the spread of innovations or to advance an ideal.
Reaching 10% of the population should be the objective of the alternative media and the primary goal should be the preservation of the soul and not to be quite as focused on achieving physical victory in this realm of existence.
As previously stated, in order to wake up 10% of the population, the country would have to turn off the biggest propaganda device in the country, the television. Nature abhors a vacuum and if people were not watching television, they would begin to think for themselves, instead of being told what to think. If the 10% factor were to ever be reached, it would constitute groupthink in reverse.
There is no question that untold numbers of people are beginning to question the motives and actions of the government. And increasingly, these awakening sheep, are looking to us in the independent media for answers. The 64 million dollar question has to do with whether America will reach the 10% threshold in time to make any real difference?
If I can invoke the research of SNARC, don’t you think that the elite, with their vast resources already know the parameters of groupthink? Of course they do, they are using these principles against humanity in the here and now.
Brzezinski and his kind will never let the 10% factor take hold in this country
I am of the belief that the independent media is on the threshold of a major breakthrough and the 10% plateau will actually be achieved, if even for only a short time. I firmly believe that the 10% factor will only be achieved for a very short time. The globalists are not yet ready to completely subjugate the planet. However, they do have failsafe positions which they will resort to if the trend curve of their movement is being thwarted by an awakening population. What are these failsafe strategies? World War III comes quickly to mind. One has to simply create a false flag, blame the next terrorist group and go to war in order to perpetuate the threat. Groupthink is invoked and history repeats itself, again. The globalists have even a more virulent failsafe position in the form of a biological attack upon the people of the United States. A widespread biological attack would quickly reverse the momentum of any social movement against globalist tyranny.
Regardless, the only weapon that humanity has at it disposal in the moment, is to awaken as many people as possible.
REBEL RANT for 2/11/15 by Michael Gaddy
Within the past week, I was fortunate to listen, in person, from the “horse’s mouth’ so to speak, a recitation of the events that occurred at/near the ranch of the Cliven Bundy family near Bunkerville, Nevada almost a year ago. I listened to Bundy, hisbiographer and secretary, Shawna Cox and others who were at the ranch describe the events that led up to the stand-off with the Bureau of Land Management, their hired mercenaries and the encroachments on Liberty and property rights in April, 2014.
There were vivid descriptions and photos of the sometimes violent acts of minions from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) perpetrated against unarmed private citizens and Bundy Family members. One of Bundy’s sons was violently thrown to the ground with his face driven into the gravel for the simple act of taking pictures of the wonderful government employees. One unarmed woman was thrown to the ground by multiple armed agents with an attack dog and another man was tasered three times when he attempted to come to her aid. View the video here.
I’m sure we can all remember the current occupant of the White House praising the “courage” of the police. Well, the courage of the majority of badge-toters is certainly on display in this video as it was throughout the armed siege of Cliven Bundy’s ranch.
It doesn’t take very long to discover that Cliven Bundy is a devout, passionate man. His love of family and country is obvious. His description of the events over the years involving his ongoing war with the BLM and US Forest Service is liberally laced with the words “constitution,” “founding fathers” and “we the people.”
He correctly states that the government of these United States is limited by the Constitution in the land and property that it can legally own and control. He knows the difference between a territory and a state. He talks of the history of the Bundy’s grazing their cattle on the land back several generations. He has refused to ever enter into any “grazing rights” contracts with the BLM/USFS based on his correct belief they do not have the right to write any form of contract on property they do not legally own or control. He believes the very basis of the problem farmers and ranchers in the West are facing originate with the signing of any agreement with government entities that are acting unconstitutionally. Bundy is also most critical, rightfully so, of entities such as the schools and local law enforcement that accept federal dollars. He believes that creates the transfer of the power of the people from themselves to the federal government. Recent history proves Bundy to be most correct.
Cliven Bundy’s description of who he is “mad” at involving all the above is directed toward the governor of Nevada and the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, both of whom he claims failed miserably in protecting his and other ranchers God-given rights. He states he holds no animosity toward politicians such as Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who he says “should be back in Washington (DC) protecting our constitutional rights.”
I was also able to talk with several other folks who were present at the Bundy ranch during the “stand-off” with the BLM. I was especially interested in their comments and observations about what have been referred to as “mercenaries” who were there supporting the governments efforts. All with whom I spoke believe the forces deployed by the BLM contained “contractors” who seemed to be very experienced in military tactics and many believe they were on site performing the duties of snipers. Several of these military types can be seen here in these pictures.
Here is the mission statement from the BLM website. Try as you might, you will be hard pressed indeed to find anything in that statement that justifies armed military forces deployed against American citizens and their property.
“It is the mission of the Bureau of Land Management to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.”
If the BLM needed to employ military support, to whom would they look for such personnel? We all have heard of Blackwater I am sure, but in another effort to avoid their sordid history, the mercenaries at Blackwater have again changed their name; this time from Xe to Academi.
If the BLM “auxiliary force” was not Xe or Academi, could they have possibly been procured from Craft International? Did the BLM simply contact the GSA and request forces from Craft International for use in Nevada using contract number GS-07F-0425Y SIN 256-42? There is credible evidence which indicates Craft employees were on site during the Boston Marathon bombing fiasco, so is it too much of a stretch to believe they were in Nevada deployed against the Bundy’s and their supporters?
It should be common knowledge that Craft International was founded by the late Chris Kyle, neocon America’s latest mega-hero. Could the tactics and knowledge acquired on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan been present in Nevada and deployed against an American rancher, his family and supporters? Is this not the simple confirmation that our government views those who stand against its tyranny here on our own soil as no different from those it claims to be “enemy combatants” in other countries now occupied by our military?
Forgotten in this story are the contents of the Nevada State Constitution, in particular, Article I. Certain sections of this article create a multitude of questions concerning the rights of the citizens of Nevada and by default on the actions of the governor and sheriff whom Cliven Bundy blames for failing to protect his rights. Could it be that both the Sheriff of Clark County and the governor of Nevada were following the mandates of their state constitution while completely ignoring our Bill of Rights? How could such a contradiction exist? Let’s look in particular at Article I Section 2.
“All political power is inherent in the people[.] Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. But the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the Federal Government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers as the same have been or may be defined by the Supreme Court of the United States; and no power exists in the people of this or any other State of the Federal Union to dissolve their connection therewith or perform any act tending to impair[,] subvert, or resist the Supreme Authority of the government of the United States. The Constitution of the United States confers full power on the Federal Government to maintain and Perpetuate its existance [existence], and whensoever any portion of the States, or people thereof attempt to secede from the Federal Union, or forcibly resist the Execution of its laws, the Federal Government may, by warrant of the Constitution, employ armed force in compelling obedience to its Authority.” (Emphasis added)
Amazingly, Article 1 Section 2 of the Nevada State Constitution exemplifies exactly what most people believe to be true in our country today. To wit: “…the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the federal government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers as the same have been or may be defined by the Supreme Court of the United States.” This is the very definition of a “nationalist” form of government.
Nothing anywhere in print is more contradictory to the intent of those who ratified our Constitution and added a Bill of Rights than Article 1 Section 2 of the Nevada State Constitution. It is also completely contradictory to the concept of “equal footing” as was promised in the same document.
“To enable the People of the Territory of Nevada to form a Constitution and State Government and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the Original States,”
The Nevada State Constitution in Article I, is also blatantly contradictory to the first sentence in Article 4 Section 2 of the US Constitution.
“The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states”
How did Nevada come to have such a draconian constitution one might ask? Well, all can be traced back to Abraham Lincoln and the so-called Civil War. Lincoln and his Republican Party cronies knew that the presidential election in 1864 could be a close one. Lincoln’s former Army commander, George McClellan was running against Lincoln as a Democrat. Lincoln fell on the plan of creating two new states in order to provide him with the electoral votes that might be needed to win reelection.
We see above the draconian anti-Bill of Rights constitution of the state of Nevada and how many know the creation of the state of West Virginia was completely unconstitutional according to Article IV, section III of our Constitution.
“New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.”
West Virginia was formed out of the jurisdiction of the state of Virginia without the consent of the legislature of Virginia. But, King Abe I was the recipient of its electoral votes and that is all that matters to the sycophants who support unconstitutional government, then and now.
What I took away from listening to Cliven Bundy is that he is a morally driven, devout, freedom loving individual who has passed along those traits to his family and friends. What I also understand is that a person who possesses the traits of Cliven Bundy is an enemy of the government and must be dealt with accordingly.
As long as we keep electing people to public office whose allegiance is to the god called government and not the principles of our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, we will continue to spiral down into the cesspool of history.
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” ~Pogo the Possum