Bury the 1st Amendment?

So, this humble column in a humble publication has offered me some time to explain that Americans no longer have rights, that everything they thought was a protected, guaranteed right has been removed, changed, nullified and replaced with privileges. Just to make it clear for those of you who aren’t familiar with where I’m coming from, I’ll break it down as short and simple as possible. YOU, just by the fact that you were born into this world were endowed with certain “Natural Rights,” rights that can never be usurped or taken from you under any circumstance. When you have to pay to exercise said “rights” and then also qualify for licenses, permits (as in “permission,” get it?), registrations (from “regis,” or, “king”) and also pay for that, I would think such evidence would be enough for you to see my point. When you have to live your life a certain way to exercise “rights,” well, by very definition it’s no longer a right, but a privilege.

I heard a US senator say recently, “If you choose to act like that, you forfeit your right.” What the senator demonstrated was how little he actually knows about rights, and pushed this agenda to get Americans to believe they need to give up everything in the name of “National Security.” A government big enough to grant you rights is big enough to take them away—and we are seeing that play out in real time right before our eyes. So for many years now I have been explaining to anybody and everybody who would listen that totalitarianism has crept in and the chains of tyranny are tightening by the day. The mechanisms that were put in place to bind the hands of government have been defeated, and now the unbound hands of government are putting the final nails in the coffin of America and will possibly soon find its place in history as the only country to become a failed state because of “National Suicide.” The same country which once had the spirit of men like Patrick Henry—of “Give me liberty, or give me death!” fame—now seems to be a nation of people who don’t care whether they live or die, so as long as you don’t bother them with anything of importance. But I digress.

A quiet war
With the power that has been accumulated from the Orwellian-named USA PATRIOT Act to the NDAA and with so many federal laws in existence that nobody can even agree on just how many laws are actually on the books, what else would they need for complete control? Not to mention the advancement of technology and the understanding of human psychology, cognitive dissonance, and the like—simply look up studies like the Asch conformity experiments and the Milgram Shock Experiment for evidence of all this. What is now understood is that controlling the majority of people through psychological propaganda and predictive programming and creating the paradigm of what is socially acceptable is a far superior way to control the entire population. Get them to believe they are doing what’s right, that they are “good citizens,” that they do have control, and most importantly, that they are free. You don’t need to control the body if you control the thoughts and opinions of the mind. This is accomplished through mass media. I don’t have time to properly delve into this subject now, but if you are interested in the who’s and how’s of propaganda being perfected, I would recommend the works of one Edward Bernays.

So I think it goes without saying that the ability to control the world like never before is something that people are willing to do anything to achieve. The problem they are facing right now is the mass awakening of people to the realm of geopolitics. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter and long-time globalist and major power broker, has admitted on record multiple times his concerns about what he calls “a universal awakening of mass political consciousness, [and] the resulting, widespread rise in world-wide populous activism.” Brzezinski goes on to talk about how globalization has been pushed back so much that they might have lost the window to carry out their plan. This is not conspiracy; this is happening. Never in the history of humanity has there been a time during which anybody could record something instantly, report news and have that report spread globally in a matter of seconds. Who do you think people trust more, an average person with a camera asking questions the mainstream won’t—often putting themselves in danger and then uploading their hard-won footage to the internet—or the orchestrated, scripted show that has become modern politics and mass media? The powers that be appear to have lost control of the strongest tool they had against us, that being the control of information. This is why you see such venomous attacks on independent media and alternatives sources. If you’re reporting news for altruistic reasons, why would you worry about other outlets and squabble over ratings and competition?

“Mainstream” media no longer mainstream
Bottom line: the “mainstream” outlets are in a tailspin. People are catching them in lie after lie, and except for the very few genuine journalists that are interested in the truth and real stories, the people have nowhere to go but to the internet. Yes, of course there is a lot of misinformation, disinformation, and straight up garbage to be found on the “interwebs,” but let each individual read and watch and figure it out for themselves. There is a lot of information, but in an age where it would be impossible for somebody to know everything about everything, shouldn’t the individual have the right to sift through as much information as they desire to try to find answers? Especially when we’ve shown that the corporate-owned media has been exposed to lie right to our faces, and if not lying, then its utter incompetence is not any more acceptable.

You’ll still hear the talking heads brag about being mainstream, and their interpretation of the truth, and that if you question their portrayal of events you’re a freedom-hating traitor, or a conspiracy theorist. Why? Because evidently facts don’t matter to many in the mainstream. We know there’s always cause and effect, so now that so many people are waking up to so much of the deception and have lost all faith in the government and the corporate-owned media, and now that the independent media is just embarrassing the mainstream on so many levels that it’s incredible, what will be the establishment blowback? The Modus Operandi for something like this would be what? Same as always: more control. A Michigan lawmaker in 2010 wanted journalists to be licensed. State Senator Bruce Patterson introduced legislation that will regulate reporters, much like the state already does to hairdressers, auto mechanics, and plumbers.

“Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets—traditional, online and citizen generated—and an even greater amount of misinformation,” stated a May 2010 FoxNews.com report. Guess he didn’t agree with me that people should have the right to look through as much information as they want. Fortunately, Patterson’s proposal failed to gain sufficient traction in the Michigan legislature. And why does it seem that so many constitutional lawyers really know how to usurp the US Constitution, seemingly even desiring to do so?

So there you have it, folks, their push back. Trying to regain the control of information dissemination. AMENDMENT I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . . Seems pretty clear to me, but will you accept what you’re told or will you fight for your natural rights? Remember, someone who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Don’t be that person, side with freedom.

  • Anthony Antonello
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  • Following six years in the military, and much time as a medic and firefighter, Anthony Antonello has witnessed the ups and downs in life. From spending time fighting for the United States military, to the everyday horror covered on the local news, Antonello was there, witnessing events most only see from the comfort of their homes on a TV screen.Not allowing those images to simply absorb in the noise of the mainstream media, there was only one thing left to do for the man from Northeastern Pennsylvania: become politically active. Antonello now travels the country, covering stories and events to show people firsthand what the mainstream media refuse to show —and asking questions the mainstream media refuse to ask using whatever means possible to get people thinking.

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