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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Silence Of The American Lambs

It just gets stranger and stranger.

The silence, I mean.

From friends and family, people I have known for years, for many years, decades even, in some cases my entire life.

The USA becomes the world's biggest police state, incarcerating more people than any other country in the world.

They say nothing. Silence.

The USA is by far and away the major military weapons trafficker on this planet.

They say nothing. Silence.

The ex-President of the USA, Jimmy Carter, announces that there is no longer "functioning democracy" in the USA.

They say nothing. Silence.

The ex-Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts, announces that there has been a "coup d'etat" in the USA and that the government in Washington, DC "lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy."

They say nothing. Silence.

Headlines declare that four out of every five adult Americans are either living in poverty, or are dangerously close to slipping into poverty.

They say nothing. Silence.

The USA military and various, USA backed mercenary armies, including al-Quaeda invade and destroy Libya, and now Syria. Incredibly, the American government is now militarily allied with al-Qaeda mercenaries in Syria.

They say nothing. Silence.

Edward Snowden, the ex-NSA contractor now in political exile in the international airport in Moscow, Russia, reveals that essentially everyone, everywhere, is being spied on all the time by the NSA.

They say nothing. Silence.

The USA government puts heavy pressure on Internet companies to turn over all of their clients' account passwords.

They say nothing. Silence.

The USA Army conducts urban military "training" in Chicago. Anyone believe that that is not preparation for urban warfare in the USA, maybe even practice for a major military operation in Chicago itself?

But they say nothing. Silence.

Inevitable Conclusion

Now my friends and family are like millions of others in the USA. They are just going along to get along. They vote in the transparently criminally rigged elections -- as if their vote is really determining anything at all. They send in thousands of dollars of tax tribute to the transparently criminal IRS (Internal Revenue Service -- or is it really the Infernal Revenue Service?), in full knowledge that their tax dollars are funding multi-trillion dollar bailouts of the massively criminal "too big to fail" banks and other financial firms on Wall Street. They know this, they must, at some level, because it's in all the newspapers, and still they pay, and directly subsidize a financial crime that dwarfs all other financial crimes in history. The same goes for all the torture, the illegal, immoral wars, the CIA's narcotics trafficking, the genocidal policies of the Fortune 500 companies that are subsidized by the USA government, and much more. They know all this, and still they send the tax money in that makes all of this happen. And they consider themselves "good citizens" for doing so.

Go figure.

The President they voted for, the senators and congress members they voted for, are engaged in the promotion of torture, assassination, invasion of other countries without cause, on the basis of transparent lies and fraudulent pretexts, are aiding and abetting the foulest, most destructive industries in recorded history, companies such as Monsanto, General Electric, British Petroleum, Northrop Grumman, and more. They know all of this, because it's in the news, if they care to look. I find, see and read it all with ease. It's right there for anyone to see.

And they are silent about all of this. Not one word.

They are silent, I think, because of the tacit recognition that in acquiescing to all of the above, indeed, paying taxes to support it, and voting for the politicians that countenance all of these vile policies, implicates them in all of this.

It is long established under the law that one who remains silent, one who does not object, has given his or her assent.

The Alternative

Therefore, if you disagree you must say so. If you are not in accord, you have to visibly demonstrate that. You have to kick against the traces, like a stubborn mule that refuses to cooperate. You have to separate yourself from the herd. You have to stand up. You have to stand out. You have to make a scene.

You have to register your dissent.

Yes, you may pay a price. I don't dispute that. You may even pay a very heavy price. I don't dispute that either.

But consider this: you may end up paying a far greater price if you do not object, if you do not speak out, if you do not dissent.

Ongoing Need For Legal Expenses Assistance

My quest for justice continues, as my criminal complaint against my aggressors slowly inches through the Ecuadorean justice system. Due to the gravity of my injuries, which included internal injuries, physical blows, extensive nerve damage, and extensive physical and emotional trauma, I spent more than four consecutive months hospitalized. I am now out of the hospital and continuing to recuperate with acupuncture, nutritional supplements, electrotherapy, radionic and scalar treatment, deep massage and physiotherapy. Due to persistent nerve damage and impaired function in my lower extremities I am now walking with crutches.

Serious crimes are occurring in the Amazon region, including in the shamanic tourism industry, so my case is therefore not completely unique. However, due to factors such as fear of retaliation and lack of money to retain legal counsel, comparatively few victims come forward to challenge the criminal elements. The sacred shamanic path of spiritual realization and integration has been criminally corrupted or violated in many instances, by indigenous shamans and brujos who are not seeking higher consciousness and divine wisdom. This is a deeply rooted problem in the shamanic tradition in the Amazon region. The shamanic plants themselves recognize that this is a problem.

I am therefore a bellwether, a sort of path breaker who is opening the way for others, as a type of wounded warrior who stands up for justice, in spite of the personal cost. The National Police recognize that there is a crime problem in the Amazon region on the part of certain shamans and brujos, but without witnesses who will testify, or victims who will file criminal complaints, it is difficult to successfully prosecute cases. So my case is important, as a help to break the "omerta" barrier, the fear-based silence.

In the nearest term, I still need $1,750 to meet the legal fees to move the case forward to trial. There are legal motions to be made, other legal paperwork and research, meetings with the prosecutor, medical examiner and police, the gathering and analysis of evidence, etc. It's the nature of the legal system and my attorneys also have to travel from Quito to the Amazon region, which is an all day trip. So it costs money. The billable hours add up. Justice has a price -- in time, suffering and money. That is the character of the world that we live in. I would say more, but my attorneys do not want me to divulge more detail before trial.

My medical and legal ordeal has wiped out my meager personal savings. My legal expenses are ongoing and thousands of dollars more will be needed to prosecute the case all the way to a successful conclusion. The case has wider importance beyond just my personal situation, in the sense that justice for one man will shine the light of public and legal scrutiny on the wider problem of many other crimes in the region, crimes against both persons and nature, and others will be encouraged to come forward. I appreciate your generosity in aiding my ongoing legal struggle for justice in the Amazon. Donations are not tax deductible or refundable. They go for my legal expenses in Ecuador, to bring my assailants to justice at the earliest possible time. Won't you please be generous! Contact me at or Skype me at richard.sauder333 (I am not a Free Mason.)