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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Minot Manifesto

Minot Manifesto

by Richard Sauder. © Copyright 2010. All Rights Reserved.

(First released to the press on 15 April 2010, on the occasion of my nonviolent peace demonstration at Minot  U.S. Air Force Base, on Minuteman III Nuclear Missile Silo H-8, near the intersection of 33rd Street and 76th Avenue, several miles southwest of Parshall, North Dakota, USA.)

Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.
Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.

These truths are self-evident:

1. Both major political parties in the USA are massively criminally corrupt; they are essentially political mafias, tools of the Fortune 500, Wall Street, the U.S. Federal Reserve and other nefarious interests.

2. The present government of the USA is so mobbed up, that 50% of the American people still cannot believe and do not understand, that the murderous attacks of 9-11 were an inside job by an incredibly Machiavellian, parasitic element that has insinuated itself deep into the guts of the American system, and that lurks there malevolently, devouring its host from the inside out. But even that 50% remnant of “true believers” in the official propaganda will have their reflexive faith sorely tested as the events of the next year unfold.

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I am a strong proponent of good, honest, ethical government. I feel deeply that the government should adhere to its own rule book – the Constitution. However, the present USA government is so deeply riven with corruption that I cannot help but speak out. That is one of the reasons that I have come here and that is why I have left a copy of the United States Constitution at this nuclear missile silo. All officers of the USA government swear to uphold and defend the Constitution. My important public service here today consists in calling attention to that simple fact. Were I not a firm advocate of the principles of freedom as set forth in the U.S. Constitution of 1791, most especially as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, I would not trouble myself to travel all the way from Texas to North Dakota to emphasize their importance in such a dramatic fashion. But the hour is late, and the Bill of Rights is under assault. Freedoms and civil liberties that we have long taken for granted – the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom from unlawful search and seizure, freedom from arbitrary arrest and indefinite detention without trial, the right to habeas corpus – all of this and much more is threatened by a bogus body of so-called “law” that includes the Military Commissions Act, the Patriot Acts and an ever growing body of other similar, antifreedom, unconstitutional, so-called “laws”.

3. Which reminds me that George Washington explicitly warned of the dangers that entangling foreign alliances posed to the American Republic in his farewell address of 1796. I want to quote just one pertinent extract:

“… (A) passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils.
Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common
interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the
enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and
wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to
concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt 
doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with 
what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a 
disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld; 
and it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves 
to the favorite Nation) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own 
country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity…”

Could he have any more presciently anticipated the situation that this country faces today? Many dual citizenship, Israeli-Americans have served, or presently serve, at a high level in the U.S. Government and military establishments. Is it surprising, then, that a great deal of American policy is driven by Israeli influence? Indeed, a major war against Iran looms on the horizon as a real possibility, based largely on the preoccupations of the Jewish state. The illegal American wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan, and air strikes in recent months and years against targets in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia are heavily influenced by Israeli pressure. In reality, not one of these countries poses a serious threat to the people of the USA. The ongoing genocide that the Jewish state is carrying out against the Palestinian people is indefensible; it is a crime against humanity. The Israeli invasions of Lebanon were clear violations of International law. And yet the corporate government of the USA provides billions of dollars of financial and military aid to Israel every year, thereby actively aiding and abetting the war crimes of the Jewish state against the Palestinians and the Lebanese, and thus implicating this country in those crimes as serial enabler and material accomplice. Moreover we hear constantly about the dangers of the Iranian and North Korean missile and nuclear programs, but scarcely one word about the Jewish state's hundreds of nuclear weapons and numerous missiles. This double standard must be addressed. Also deeply troubling is evidence pointing to Israeli involvement in the events involving and surrounding the 9-11 attacks in 2001.

I strongly favor George Washington's view. All American military aid and financial support to the Jewish state should be withdrawn immediately. Joint American-Israeli military operations should cease. Dual Israeli-American citizens should be banned from government and military service. Mossad agents on American soil should be deported back to Israel. Their influence on America has been pernicious.

4. The present United States Federal government is essentially a criminal syndicate or global mafia – it acts as a hyper-violent, militarily invasive, propaganda spewing, multi-trillion dollar money laundering machine, that seeks to unilaterally impose its will on the American people, and as much of the rest of the world as possible, by brute force and political deception. By any measure, the present USA government is a rogue regime, and now that it is a deeply corrupt empire in rapid decline, it is, perhaps, more dangerous than ever.

5. The American dollar is dying right now, as the world begins to turn its back on this increasingly worthless scrap of paper. In fact, the dollar is only worth about 5% today, in constant dollars, of the value it held when the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank was established in 1913. That is how destructive the Federal Reserve Act has been to the currency of the USA.

The dollar is done, you can stick a fork in it.

6. The American Constitution is very clear: in Article I it specifically states that nothing but gold and silver coin shall be accepted as tender for the payment of debts, and that the United States Congress shall have the power to coin money. These clauses have never been rescinded or abolished. They are still in full, legal force. For that reason, as a reminder, I have left a copy of the United States Constitution at the nuclear missile silo, along with a one ounce, pure silver coin that depicts Lady Liberty, lightly covered in gold leaf, with a bouquet of flowers in her left arm, her right arm extended, and a golden rising sun at her feet.

Why should the USA government even need to be reminded of its flagrant failure to abide by its own Constitution?

It is a disgraceful testimony to the complete incompetence and thorough corruption of the United States Congress that in 1913 it illegally abdicated its own constitutional powers and voted the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank into existence. Since that time, the USA government has permitted the U.S. Federal Reserve bank to flood the world with whole trainloads of paper currency, nominally worth trillions of dollars; but in reality this so-called American “dollar” is nothing more nor less than what it has always been all along, just a little scrap of paper.

That's the “wealth” of the American Empire. Trillions of little scraps of paper. That's all. There's precious little behind the so-called American “dollar” but printing presses frantically churning out tons more little scraps of paper.

But unfortunately, the situation is even much worse than that. Trillions of these so-called "dollars" are actually just streams of electrons in digital data bases. They exist as ephemeral accounting entries in high speed computer data systems and nothing more. Trillions of “dollars” are created right out of thin air in this manner by the digital fiat of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. That's what passes for an economic system in the USA these days.

A trillion dollars has become almost as insubstantial as a handful of air, thanks to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank's digital monetary prestidigitation. They announce to the world that the dollars exist – they make a multi-trillion dollar accounting entry in their computer systems and – voilĂ  –!! – they create U.S. dollars right out of thin air. It's like a magician's stage show.

And there you are working for your daily bread by the sweat of your brow, the old-fashioned way. Meanwhile, over at the U.S. Federal Reserve they don't work – that's so yesterday – they just turn on their supercomputers and make money the new fashioned way! They simply sit down at the computer terminal and type in one trillion new dollars !! Maybe two trillion new dollars if they're feeling good. And then they turn around and lend the two trillion new dollars that they have created out of thin air to you and to me and the rest of the world, and demand that we all pay them back the principal, plus interest. See how easy it is to make money ?

7. The U.S. Federal Reserve is thus nothing but a criminal Ponzi scheme, run by a malevolent cabal whose allegiance is not to the people of the USA or the world, but to the interests of a secretive, international oligarchy. Let's call this malevolent, global cabal, The Powers That Be. The Powers That Be do not care about you or me; in fact, they want to enslave us all, mind, body and soul, for all time to come.

We are facing Orwellian, totalitarian slavery. That's what they want to impose on us. That's the reason behind all the national identity cards, DNA data bases, surveillance cameras, GPS tracking devices in cars and trucks, digital micro-chipping of everything from A to Z, Internet surveillance and censorship, telephone taps, body and luggage searches and scans at airports, finger printing of air travelers and bank customers, interrogations at airline boarding gates, money laundering regulations, and more. The Powers That Be are branding and penning up the global, human herd in just the same way that cattle ranchers tag their cattle herds with ear tags and fence them into feed lots to fatten them up for slaughter. The Powers That Be regard us as their livestock, as their personal property, and they are in the process of branding us, digitally and biometrically tagging us and penning us up so that they can manage us like cattle or swine. Our plight is just that stark and simple.

So do you want to be a slave or free? That's the question. Because if you want to be free, you're absolutely going to have to do something about it. Millions of people are going to have to go way outside of their comfort zone, that's the hard truth of the matter, because the status quo is simply not remotely acceptable for people who want to live as free human beings on this planet.

Don't imagine that you can just vote in the next criminally rigged election and a new set of corrupt politicians will somehow magically make things better. THEY WON'T. We are at a new stage now. The time for armchair blogging is over. The time for action has arrived – and as I will explain below, my personal recommendation is for direct, creative nonviolence.

Why nonviolence? Simple. We are in the present dire straits that afflict the Earth and human race precisely because of centuries and millennia of violence. If violence could deliver us from our problems, it would have done so by now. Logically, only nonviolence can deliver a peaceful international order. We have been so cowed, so propagandized, so brow beaten, so deceived and so lied to by The Powers That Be and their craven minions that we have forgotten how to live in harmony with one another, at peace on our home planet.

Carried to its logical end nonviolence produces a planet at peace. If there were as systematic and organized a devotion to the pursuit of creative nonviolence as there is to industrial slaughter, otherwise known as war, this planet would be a veritable paradise of peaceful relations between peoples. But that experiment has never been conducted. Instead, for thousands of years we have seen a reflexive recourse to war – again and again and again, across cultures and regions, century after century after century. But it doesn't have to be that way, it really does not.

As a species and as individuals we could just as easily opt to turn to systematic nonviolence. And of all of the direct, creative nonviolent actions that individuals can perform, perhaps none is more powerful than the adamant refusal to cooperate with violence, the adamant refusal to cooperate with oppressive control structures, systems and institutions. As it happens, economic exploitation, oppression and debt peonage are behind a very great deal of the organized conflict and violence on this planet. And that brings up a supremely important topic. Please note well what follows.

The Year of the Jubilee

Those who would be free must free themselves! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the brilliant German philosopher and author, famously observed:

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Niemand ist hoffnungsloser versklavt als der, der fälschlich glaubt frei zu sein.”

How else to explain the sad and peculiar spectacle of a people who loudly proclaim to the rest of the world how free they are, even going so far as to seek to violently impose their fraudulent system on other nations by military force, even as they, in their millions, are mired in oppressive debt and their own nation plunges ever deeper into a monumental, staggering bankruptcy that is dragging them down together to collective ruination?

Only a Jubilee Year can put an end to this destructive cycle of enslavement that has been fraudulently imposed on the people of the USA and other nations by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon, the CIA, Wall Street, the Fortune 500, the White House, and the rest of the criminal American corporate government system.

The Year of the Jubilee has very real practical implications.

Those who would be free are duty bound to refuse to pay the odious and onerous debts that have been imposed upon them, by corrupt financial institutions and government agencies which fully intend to criminally snare them in a lifetime of wage slavery and impoverished debt peonage.

The simple fact of the matter is that many millions of people all over the world innocently took on debt with the good faith expectation of repaying what they ostensibly owed, without however understanding that even as they took on debt, the very financial structure of the global economy was criminally rigged against the everyday individual, such that it is extraordinarily difficult, or frankly impossible in many cases, for millions of people to discharge their debts. Please understand that this is by design. The global system that has been put in place by The Powers That Be is consciously designed to trap you and exploit you.

I can perhaps best explain this in another way, by slightly revising the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and adapting them to our present day context. Yes, millions of us signed promissory notes in good faith for things like federal student loans and home loans, but we are now faced with the crushing reality of a financial order that is flagrantly and blatantly rigged against us, such that the U.S. Government and the Federal Reserve Bank have returned our promissory note to us with the words: “Suckers! You're too small to save!” – scrawled across its face; and yet they lavish trillions of dollars on corrupt banks and insurance companies, crooked Wall Street firms and Fortune 500 companies, and spend trillions more dollars on imperial warfare, invading and bombing nations that have done nothing to us, all the while thumping their chests and spouting patriotic propaganda as they rain hell down from the sky on to innocent people in countries on the other side of the world.

So we have to save ourselves and future innocent victims from this insanity. That is why I stand here today and call for a Jubilee Year, which includes:

Absolute forgiveness, which is to say, nonpayment of any and all odious and onerous debt.

A complete boycott of the IRS. Followed by the termination of this oppressive agency. The IRS is an illegal, unconstitutional criminal syndicate that is mugging the American people. It's part and parcel of the same criminal mafia of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S. Treasury Department. We have the right and the duty to put an end to the criminal IRS assault against us for once and for all. Besides, why pay taxes when the government can just print the money that it needs? It does it for the fat cats and plutocrats by the trillions of dollars, so why not for us?

A citizens' audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve bank, followed by its subsequent outright abolishment. We have the right and the duty to carry out the audit that the U.S. Congress has cowardly avoided, for almost an entire century. We don't need anyone's permission to do this. We the people will bring our own economists, accountants, computer experts and video photographers to broadcast the audit live to the Internet.

If the current USA government, the IRS and the U.S. Federal reserve bank were fair, honest, transparent and followed the letter of the Constitution none of this would be necessary or desirable; in fact, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS could not even exist in their present form if the foregoing were true. But we are faced with a situation where we are being held to an exacting, life destroying standard that they themselves do not adhere to.

They insist that we obey their every corrupt dictate while they themselves flout the Constitution with impunity, and never cease massively enriching themselves and their plutocrat cronies, and rolling in corrupt luxury at our ruinous expense.

My fellow Virginian, Patrick Henry, more than two centuries ago boldly espoused the principle of “No taxation without representation!” – and he very quickly had the King of England's full attention.

We should be no less bold today.

I want to borrow a famous line from Nancy Reagan: “Just say no!” Of course, she wasn't talking about the IRS, but I am. “Just say no to the IRS!” Just withdraw financial support from the criminal central banking, war making monstrosity known as the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Congress, White House, NSA, CIA, and Fortune 500 and Wall Street crooks. The massive, mind boggling scale of the corruption of these government and corporate entities exceeds the ability of the ordinary person to believe.

So cut off the funding.

Don't pay one penny to the IRS.

Don't pay back federal student loans.

Don't pay other odious and/or onerous debts.

The French have a pithy saying: “L'argent est le nerf de la guerre.”

Money is the sinews of war.”

This, then, is the creatively nonviolent way to clip the wings of criminal banks, criminal governments and criminal military agencies like the Pentagon. Don't physically fight them, no, don't do that. They are past masters at violence and they are just waiting for you to be so rash as to physically fight them. They will meet your violence with brutal military and police force of their own. Violence is like an addictive narcotic to them. They're habituated to it. They crave it. They cannot get enough of it.

So cut off their funding. That's the astute way to begin to creatively and nonviolently disengage from the endless cycle of violence. Don't pay for your own enslavement. Withdraw your financial support from the corrupt system. Just say no to the IRS! Pull your money out of the Bank of America. Do you have a federal student loan? Is it dragging you down like a millstone around your neck and ruining your life prospects? Don't pay it! Has your credit card company slammed you with 25% or 30% interest rates? Just say no to usury!

Stop paying them! They're unscrupulous thieves. The whole financial system is mobbed up, it's a mafia. We're the victims of bank robbery – the banks are robbing us! The way for the human race to escape from financial oppression is simplicity itself – enough millions of us just have to say no! at the same time and the cycle of economic oppression can be broken.

8. Nuclear weapons are the ultimate, genocidal guarantors of the MATRIX control structure that The Powers That Be have established on this planet. Nuclear missiles represent the ultimate threat by The Powers That Be to wage apocalyptic warfare on the peoples of the world. They must be seen in their proper hyper-violent context: the willingness of The Powers That Be to do anything, anything at all, up to and potentially including killing hundreds of millions of people at a time to maintain their nefarious control over this planet and its human population.

The spiritually illumined Indian sage, Gopi Krishna, was intently aware of the menace posed to humanity by nuclear weapons. He warned humanity many years ago of the dire dangers of nuclear war. He voiced his concern in a little 100 page book of poetic verse entitled, “The Shape of Events to Come,” available on the Internet and also widely available as a hard copy, printed book. I share Gopi Krishna's deep concerns about nuclear war. That is one of the major reasons that I have journeyed so far to this nuclear missile silo. I would like to quote an extensive extract from Gopi Krishna's book, wherein he plainly warns about the grave peril we are in, writing directly from an expanded, heightened state of cosmic or universal consciousness.

The Shape of Events to Come, by Gopi Krishna

The world condition has come to a pass
Where greatest danger to the human mass
Comes not from natural causes or disease,
But from the leading men who hold the keys
Of power in their weak but ambitious hands,
And can employ the might of powerful lands
To cause death and destruction on a scale
Before which all the powers of language fail.
One of the ways to meet this deadly threat
To safety is for masses not to abet
The men in power in their ambitious aims…

Moreover the rulers do not act alone
For many a wealthy and ambitious drone,
Surrounding them, like kites, plans and conspires
To plunge a nation in the awful fires
Of war, which in this era has become
Pure homicidal mass-delirium.

Nuclear Weapons: A Symptom of Abnormality

Can you surmise the reason why the mass
Of men their life now complacently pass,
And ne'er allow the slightest sign escape
That warfare has assumed an ugly shape,
Due to the deadly challenge daily hurled
By growing nuclear build-ups of the world?
How, as if charmed, the busy crowds forget
Or are resigned towards the dreadful threat,
Towards a prospect that can quickly turn
The earth into one vast, rotating urn;
Towards a mortal danger from which none
Can be safe whether war is lost or won;
A threat attended by the ghastly fear
Of mass destruction slowly drawing near?
Is it not strange that we now calmly sit
And wait until the Infernal Fire is lit,
When ev'n the whisper of some pestilence
Into hysterics drives and makes us tense,
On thorns to flee the place or find some way
The foul, contagious plague to keep at bay,
With reason for the safety of our life?
But this atrocious menace now so rife
And so immediate we quite disregard,
In this one case completely off our guard,
As if it is so small and so remote
That 'tis not worth the effort ev'n to note.
With such a monster hovering overhead,
Waiting to strike unwary myriads dead,
What surety is there in this reckless age
That one will not succumb to nuclear rage,
Will not be one of countless victims hurt

Dreadfully or struck down lifeless and inert,
Will not with ghastly sores or sightless eyes
Bewail this deadly lightning from the skies?
What have our leading figures done about
This horror lurking near without a doubt,
Which always at our elbow but one jolt
Can bring down roaring like a thunderbolt,
And from a distance of ev'n scores of miles
Can eat deep into flesh and heap in piles
Eroded bodies stripped off to the bone,
For long to bear the racking pain alone,
With not a soul around the wounds to dress
To soothe the torment or relieve distress.

Confronted by this menace who knows why
Against this hellish engine so few cry?
Why but few take it in a serious way
While most men unconcernedly pass their day
About this danger so untroubled that
It worries them less than a thieving cat,
Alert to every small unpleasant thing
That can the least harm or disquiet bring?
How can they tolerate this deadly shaft,
Designed with such a diabolic craft,
That round the blasted area it can drop
A genetic poison for a grisly crop
Of grinning monsters and grimacing freaks,
Whose language is a blend of horrid shrieks,
Fouling the outraged earth for many a year
With such abortions none their sight can bear.
And who can say with what revolting shape
It will the future stock of mankind drape?


Let us sincerely for a moment ask
Ourselves, when resting from the daily task,
Does not existence at this or that place
Of nuclear engines jeopardize the race?
Is not the threat so imminent and grave
That we may one day find it hard to save
Not just ourselves and all we love and own,
But all the art and culture that has grown
By countless generations one by one?

Is not the danger, from what we are told
By scores of experts, many hundredfold
More than that posed by all the plagues combined?
For it can cause extinction of mankind;
Or, at the least, kill millions or distort
In such a ghastly way that nothing short
Of death can end their frightful suffering more
Intense than that of any cancer sore.
What stupor then prevents from crying out,
The myriads doomed without a shade of doubt,
Millions condemned to lifelong agony
So terrible one cannot bear to see?

What destiny creates this nonchalance
Towards a fast approaching Kali's* dance;
Which, if not warded off, will leave behind
Millions dead, millions wounded, millions blind,
Millions disfigured, millions maimed and crazed;
Their assets blown up or to the ground razed?
No one to ease their pain or mourn the loss,
For all the dazed survivors too will cross
Into a horrid world e'en worse than hell,
To face grim famines and diseases fell.

Why are our scholars loath to use their pen
To tell the naked truth to common men?
Do they believe the danger is not so
Immediate or so serious as I show?
Do they suppose the piles of nuclear arms
Will vanish as does snow when sunshine warms
Or that a thousand billion worth of stocks
Will lie unused like subterranean rocks
Or that the havoc of a nuclear war
Will not be so great or extend so far
As I depict, and mankind might survive
The blow, without much loss, to live and thrive?
Our failure to respond to such a threat
Reveals a symptom for the first time met
In human history, for at no time
Have masses acted such a pantomime;
Remained so passive with no word or sign
To show they are not dumb and stupid kine,
But have the common sense at once to grasp
That they are threatened by a deadly asp,
About to bury deep its deadly fangs
In them, and that their life by a thread hangs.
What widely met oblivion tightly holds
The rich and poor in its confining folds?
Or what hypnotic influence sends to sleep
Distinguished scholars that, like docile sheep,
They nimbly trot towards a slaughter house
Obediently, as quiet as a mouse?

The few debates and protest meetings held
By some enthusiasts, who tried to weld
Into one powerful global forum those
On principle who nuclear war oppose,
After some stir expressive of dissent
Against the use of nuclear armament,
And sundry comments in the press, became
Too feeble to defeat the deadly aim
Of those behind the game, and then expired,
As if the whole adventure had misfired.
And in the wake of these outpourings comes
The Silence managed with colossal sums…

In other words, Gopi Krishna is saying that the silence over the horrors of nuclear weaponry is a terrible silence that is purchased with huge amounts of hush money by powerful military, industrial, political and financial interests in the USA and elsewhere.

But I cannot remain silent and passive in the face of such a profound threat to the human race. I am here today to openly defy those interests and I publicly invite millions of people to join me, in Germany, France, England, Ireland, Russia, China, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Japan, Korea, the USA, India, Pakistan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Iran, anyone and everyone, anywhere in the world.

Note well what Gopi Krishna says:

One of the ways to meet this deadly threat
To safety is for masses not to abet
The men in power in their ambitious aims...”

In other words, don't cooperate with corrupt leaders. Withdraw your support and cooperation from them. You have a voice, use it! Stand up on your feet and claim your freedom! No one will do it for you, no one else can do it for you. The time for editorializing and blogging is drawing to a close. The time for action has arrived and it is my strong recommendation that our actions be creatively nonviolent, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, so as not to further inflame an already very violent national and international arena.

9. I act today as part of the White Rose Movement, carried into action by the young German woman, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and other young university students and professors who bravely, nonviolently confronted the totalitarian Nazi regime during World War II.

The white rose is the movement's symbol. I therefore carry a bouquet of white roses in loving memoriam of Sophie Scholl and her friends, and also to signify that individuals of great vision, courage and ability will very soon appear on the world stage and will play a major role in the events that will unfold in the coming months and next few years. These persons will be cut from the same courageous mould as Sophie Scholl. Sophie and her friends were just the first of many still to come, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their precious gift and for the selfless example they bequeathed to us.

The White Rose Movement is creatively nonviolent, intergenerational, international, resourceful, innovative, profoundly courageous in the face of adversity, leaderless, decentralized and deeply devoted to the cause of world peace.

The White Rose Movement preferentially utilizes the nonviolent methods pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi in India, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the American South. We embrace nonviolence as a strategy for both tactical and philosophical reasons. We desire a world without war; we want the military and paramilitary slaughter(s) to stop. And so we logically advocate nonviolence as an alternative to violence. Instead of bombs, missiles, guns, landmines, grenades, cannons, mortars, bayonets, submarines and aircraft carriers we employ nonviolence. That's it in a nutshell – we go out with roses in our arms and courage that surpasses all logical understanding in our hearts – and we nonviolently face down nuclear missiles, riot police, and even entire armies. It is true that we may be arrested, criminally tried, jailed, mistreated, scorned, ridiculed, maybe even tortured or killed. But in the end there is no other way. In the end those who torment us and kill us will come to us and fervently beg our forgiveness for the murder they have done and the murder they have planned.

We do not shrink from controversy or avoid hard decisions. On the contrary, we apply creative nonviolence to the most difficult problems on the planet. If we want a better world there really is no other alternative. Creative nonviolence is the only pragmatic option we have and we will employ it from one end of this planet to the other with great valor. If anyone comes pretending to be the White Rose Movement, as an agent provocateur, and they act with violence then they have automatically betrayed their falseness. These are the twin hallmarks of the White Rose Movement – the white rose as a symbol, and a dedication to nonviolence.

The tide is beginning to turn. If you know where to look, you can see the first signs of it already. The age of despots and tyrants is beginning to draw to a close and they know that. So The Powers That Be will try to crush the White Rose Movement with military and police force, with guns, chains and jail cells. But they cannot defeat the White Rose Movement, indeed they fundamentally do not understand the White Rose Movement. Its goals and methods are foreign to their very nature; they cannot comprehend the movement or us. We are free human beings and they detest freedom, they abhor freedom. Slavery they understand, but not freedom.

The ordinary person lives in fear of the outbreak of war. But not The Powers That Be – they live in absolute dread that peace might take root, that freedom might suddenly sprout up everywhere like bushes of profusely blooming white roses.

And I promise you that I will oblige them. I have come all the way from Texas to plant a bouquet of white roses in the caterpillar treads of their war machine.

I stand here humbly proffering a bouquet of white roses to anyone who will accept them in good faith and asking as plainly as I can: “Won't you please accept these roses and walk with me, side by side, arm in arm, for just a little while?”

How to tell you all that is in my heart and mind?

We are approaching the turning of the age. It sounds a bit melodramatic, but it is nevertheless true. There are grand, sweeping cycles of time and history that the human race and the planet go through, and we have reached one of those globally significant points. The hyper-violent patriarchal system has almost run its course and it is not long for this world. It is true that it will still wage violent war for awhile yet, or try to, and I am not minimizing that extreme danger, but seen from a long historical perspective it grows senescent. By the year 2025 the new order will have begun in earnest, and this old order, based on war and corrupt central banking, will be fading away on every hand; indeed, that process has already begun.

At a deep, archetypal level the time has therefore come for an Age of Discernment and Wisdom. In a sense, the destiny of those who come next was long ago written in the stars. They will soon take the global stage and make their unique impact on world affairs felt in a never-before-seen way, as they creatively embody the spirit of the White Rose Movement and the nonviolent ethic of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The way lies open before them; this world is at their feet.

I am powerfully reminded here of the hauntingly beautiful song, “The Rose,” written by Amanda McBroom, and made famous by the American singer, Bette Midler.

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed.

It's the heart, afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying, that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose.

You could consequently think of the white roses that I carry as a sort of esoteric gift, on the occasion of a ritual return or balancing of power now come due, a sort of rite of passage as it were, in a profoundly deep archetypal sense, where energies are given and exchanged in an eternal, never ending interplay between the Male and Female Guilds of this planet, in this specific instance on the occasion of the rapidly quickening demise of this present, extremely corrupt, patriarchal world system and the impending birth of a more salubrious and saner way of thinking and living on this world that we call home, Terra, Earth.

Why does it fall to me as an individual, comparatively obscure person to do this?

Well, have you noticed any of The-Powers-That-Be dinosaurs voluntarily relinquishing their hyper-violent, tight control?

If they had any sense of decorum they would be standing here in my place, but they are conspicuously absent, all of them, and thus it is my rare privilege to come in their stead to this remote windswept site to perform the ceremonial honors, and to speak the words, that they so fear. My astrological birth sign is Pisces, and so it is proper and fitting that I preside on this obscure, yet important occasion at the end of the fading Piscean age, as the transition to the magnificent age of Aquarius begins. Our forebears in ancient Persia, Egypt, India and China, and also in the Mayan and Celtic lands of the previous ages, understood very well the mighty progression of the great astrological cycles that mark out the passage of the Earth and the human race through the unimaginably infinite time-space corridors of the vastly ancient Milky Way Galaxy.

Hence, there is a certain ceremonial protocol with a venerable provenance attendant to the passing of one age and the beginning of another, and we would be remiss if we did not respect it. True, there is no shortage of kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, and popes and imams, who should take care of important matters such as this, but look around. Do you see any of them here? I don't. Depending on their so-called “duties”, they all seem to be variously preoccupied with religious squabbles and controversies, or war, or plans for war, extortionate taxation and/or the buying and selling of trillions of little scraps of paper called “dollars”. And so it is my rare privilege by default – and also yours – to discharge this solemn obligation which they have too long neglected, at our considerable joint peril.

As to why I have decided to conduct this momentous ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, why not Minot? I suppose it will do as well as any one of the many other places that I could have chosen. The nuclear missiles here represent the very worst, genocidal expression of the violent side of the oppressive social control system that has afflicted the planet for many millennia.

There is a further irony in the Pentagon's decision to place a nuclear missile field here in the northern plains, in North Dakota. For years, the farmers in the nation's mid-section, including in North Dakota, have endured the indignity and hardships imposed on them by the huge industrial agriculture and food processing corporations such as Monsanto, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland – who dictate ruinous seed policies, manipulate crop prices, and have driven many struggling farmers to the edge of personal and financial ruin, and right out of business. It should be well understood by one and all, that these nuclear missiles are here to ultimately protect the corrupt Wall Street culture of predatory, vulture capitalism as practiced by Monsanto, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland and a host of other corporations. Every farmer who is driven into bankruptcy and out of business, every farm that is taken by the big banks and big agriculture conglomerates, is another arrow shot through the heart of America's bread basket by Big Agriculture and their criminal Wall Street accomplices. That is the system that these nuclear missiles are propping up. It's all about corporate profit taking, leaving a long line of devastated small towns and bankrupt farmers in its wake. The uncomfortable reality is that, if these nuclear missiles are ever used, the world that the people of North Dakota know and love will be going bye-bye that very same day, never to return. So the nuclear missiles aren't really about preserving freedom and democracy or a quiet, rural way of life. No, they are here to prop up and globally enforce an iron -fisted, planet-wide, corporate control system that is just as dedicated to using vulture capitalism to pick the bones of family farms and small towns in the Dakotas, as it is to exploiting farmers in India, or miners in Chile, or sweat shop labor in Mexico or China.

So the nuclear missiles have to go and they will. I have accordingly come here to help hasten the day of the departure of nuclear weapons from the earth.

10. I want to say that I recognize that I stand here on ancient, Native American lands. One of my several reasons for coming to this nuclear missile silo is to personally make amends, in some small way, for the horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity that the United States Army committed against Native Americans here in the Dakotas, and elsewhere on this continent, in past centuries, and for which the U.S. Military has never fully adequately apologized or made reparations.

Though I am Caucasian I wear a simple feathered headdress that I fashioned myself, as a gesture of respect for the richness and ancient heritage of Native American culture. As a further gesture of respect in that vein, I have also brought a small pouch of Virginia tobacco to this place, as a token of gratitude to the land and the living spirits that it harbors. I have traveled here from Texas, but I am a native Virginian. I grew up in Varina, Virginia where John Rolfe established his Varina Farms tobacco plantation, almost 400 years ago, and where he married and lived with Pocahontas, the young Native American woman known to history as the daughter of the Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy. And so I come here as a Varinian and a native Virginian, bringing something of the essence of that district and that state with me here to North Dakota. And I leave here as a ceremonial gift a pouch of Virginia tobacco, symbolic of the matrimonial union of John Rolfe and Pocahontas, their marriage itself being a symbol of the union of the European and Native peoples and cultures on this continent.

I have made the crystal necklaces I am wearing, both the large and small one, of numerous crystals of diverse sorts, from all over the world-- Brazil, Mexico, Peru, New York, Arkansas, Delaware, Texas, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, the Congo, India, Tibet, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Many other large crystals adorn my headdress – from Arkansas, New York, Tibet and Brazil. The crystals represent the living Earth. The feathers in my headdress are from the Rio Grande species of the North American wild turkey. Benjamin Franklin felt that the American wild turkey should be the national bird. I agree! For me the wild turkey exemplifies the natural spirit of this continent.

The necklace of seashells is from the shores of Lake Qaroun in Egypt's Fayoum Oasis, purchased from a shy little Egyptian girl who had been aggressively elbowed aside by a noisy crowd of older and much larger children selling their handmade seashell necklaces beside the road on a grey and desolate winter's day. The sandalwood bead necklace is from India, as a token of respect for Gopi Krishna, and the high, spiritually illumined state of enlightenment that he attained. Humanity has opulent crown jewels and Gopi Krishna is one of them, one of India's mighty spiritual lions, a self-realized master.

11. Beginning this year and continuing over the next several years there will be many dramatic changes, including geological changes and changes in the sea, revelations concerning the many secret underground and undersea bases and tunnels that exist all over the world, UFOs, intelligent extraterrestrial life forms and beings, unbelievable criminality at the U.S. Federal Reserve and at Vatican City in Rome, illegal Black Budget operations of the CIA, information cover-ups at NASA, and much more, a great deal of which will be positively astonishing in scope and import, but I leave it to others to provide most of those details.

The true whistle blowers have yet to appear, but as they come forth publicly they will have plenty to reveal.

Suffice it to say that our so-called “leaders” are lying to us massively and brazenly, about almost everything that matters. I mentioned at the outset that the present USA government is massively criminally corrupt and I meant it. That includes the Pentagon, the CIA, the IRS, the Congress, the Federal Courts, the White House, the Treasury Department, the FBI, NASA, the NSA, the Federal Election Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the SEC, and more.

12. By the year 2025 the Earth and the human race will have gone through a great transition period. In a very real sense, you might say that it is as if we are going to switch from one time line to another. Of course, time will not actually stop, though it may almost seem that way, because the changes that we will experience will be on such a vast, grand scale, there is no question of that. The Hopi people have for thousands of years had a teaching that in this period of history we would be faced with a great choice between war and peace, between destroying the Earth and living in harmony with the Earth.

I am accordingly calling a global referendum on this question of war or peace, planetary destruction or global harmony. This question is far too important, far too vital to be left to the judgment of kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, generals and admirals. For untold centuries we have placed our faith and trust in them and they have deeply betrayed us time and again, repeatedly plunging the world into war and causing every conceivable variety of mischief for the peoples of this planet.

So I hereby call a Global Referendum on this question. Let the “voting” begin. For my part, I have come here to North Dakota to personally cast a decisive vote for the time line characterized by global peace and harmonious cooperation with the rest of the biosphere on this planet, and with the actual planet itself. I am weary of war and preparations for war. I am weary of cut-throat economic competition that astronomically enriches a very few tycoons and plutocrats at the expense of almost every one else on the planet. We need cooperative, mutually beneficial economic arrangements, and harmonious relations between peoples and nations on this planet. As a symbol in that regard, I have left a skein of multi-colored Red Heart yarn at the missile silo to signify that here the thread of a new, world-wide narrative begins, a new global narrative with heart, a narrative that we, the many peoples of this planet, will weave together as we jointly reestablish a humane sovereignty on Earth that answers to the deepest, spiritual urgings of the human heart and the needs of the living Earth herself, as opposed to the harsh, cold, murderous, exploitive, econometric calculus of the central bankers, Wall Street, the Fortune 500 corporations, and the war planners of the military-industrial-espionage complex.

I very much like the Bob Marley Song, “One Heart,” that for me epitomizes these sentiments.

One Love! One Heart!
Let's get together and feel all right.
Hear the children cryin' (One Love!),
Hear the children cryin' (One Heart!),
Sayin': give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Sayin': let's get together and feel all right. Wo-wo-wo-wo!

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love!);
There is one question I'd really love to ask (One Heart!):
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?
One Love! What about the one heart? One Heart!
What about - ? Let's get together and feel all right.

As it was in the beginning (One Love!);
So shall it be in the end (One Heart!), All right!
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right.
One more thing!

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!).
Have pity on those whose chances grows thinner;
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation.
Sayin': One Love! What about the One Heart? (One Heart!)
What about the - ? Let's get together and feel all right.
I'm pleadin' to mankind! (One Love!);
Oh, Lord! (One Heart) Wo-oo!

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right.
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right.

It is in this spirit that I have come to this nuclear missile silo, betting with every fiber in my being on a better tomorrow, and acting today with fearless resolve to make it so. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We are faced with the fierce urgency of now.”

And so now is when we start. Not in the next life time, not ten years from now, but now, this year, this spring, this summer. The time for endless armchair blogging and editorializing is rapidly drawing to a close; the time for direct, creative nonviolence has arrived.
Thus begins the Year of the Jubilee and the international blossoming of the White Rose Movement.

The conch shell that I carry signifies the announcement and broadcast of this entire message to the whole world.

Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.
Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.


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