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Our problem is obedience to grand thieves


… Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. ~Howard Zinn

It is clear that all totalitarian institutions demand obedience to their rules, and when such formations are hierarchical in character, the rules are elaborated and refined at each level of power and authority, starting with the US, the EU is next-in-line to execute its wishes and broader design (and, the same administering of the Leaders’ rules will demand obedience by the nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership). The EU demanded the compliance of Greece with the rules, necessary to preserve the structural-political-ideological integrity of the formation. The slightest disturbance to a totalitarian framework, so rigidly conceived and tightly organized that it is, sends shock waves through the entire system.

That explains the pressure brought to bear on the Greek nation—the expectations within capitalism that uniformity presupposes differentiation not only between classes but also between nations. What is sacrifice (among the lesser and/or weaker), without hierarchy? Wealth accumulation (and presumed progress), without hierarchy? Obedience (to the rules drawn up by others, the more powerful), without hierarchy? In all three cases—attributes of austerity—Greece was on the receiving end: sacrifice; a decline in wealth accumulation (except its upper groups, but decline certainly in relation to top-tier EU nations); obedience, servile acceptance, the result of an institutional convergence of pressure. To have resisted the troika and stood tall, is deemed an ideological crime. Creditors want their pound of flesh, whether as governments or individuals, but neither one is as exorcised by financial liability as they are by rules-breaking, i.e., defying/subverting capitalist principles. Debt-reduction is anathema, a shattering of the social compact of capitalism, whereas extending repayment time without penalty and reduction of interest rates, both advanced by Christine Lagarde of the IMF and grudgingly considered by Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble of Germany, are accepted necessary as the principle is not compromised.

The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis correctly called the actions of the banking creditors ‘acts of terrorism’ aimed against the citizens of Greece.

Why did they force us to close banks? To strike fear into people. And when we are talking about inciting fear, this phenomenon is called terrorism.

Thus, when governments seek to perpetrate some great evil upon their people, they rely on fear tactics to accomplish such goals. Terrorising the population is a tactic for scaring the population into obedience. Governments now routinely resort to terrifying the public on issues such as: vaccines, global warming, gun control, bank bailouts, terrorism, false flag events and more.

For a police officer to demand obedience, under threat of arrest or execution, is to criminalise that freedom. Inside prison, it is un-freedom that is criminalised. Yet, on both sides of the wall, what is the same is the police demand for obedience, for acceptance of lesser status as a person and a withholding of rights. It marks the power to control. And, insofar as it happens to many people of colour (e.g., Australia’s indigenous people), it is racialized control. Control, obedience, and the imposition of lesser status dimension is a process of racialization.

We now have torture (by threat or application) to force obedience. Tasers, for example, as instruments of torture, are used by police to ‘correct’ a citizen who demurs or questions the arbitrary basis of a police command. On the one hand, police use is approved by definition. On the other, the state sanctifies its cruelty and dehumanization (the essential characteristics of torture) by violently punishing those persons who commit the same acts. To follow orders to kill or injure others at the expense of their own conscience results in blind obedience to the chain-of-command. But the same chain is attached to those who support the system and each captured mind locks itself in place.

Stanley Milgram was concerned with the question “Could it be that Eichmann and his accomplices were just following orders?” In his view ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality. There are relatively few people with the resources needed to resist authority figures. Whereas the masses give unquestioning obedience to authority figures in uniform, white coats or black robes. There are films that glorify mindless military self-sacrifice, torture and violence, and romanticize obedience to authority and unquestioning loyalty to a warmongering government.

The political nature of crime lies in the fact that a definition can be changed at any time by the political structure. Contemporary examples include marijuana possession, marital rape, digital copyright, corporate liability, and so forth. And, this suggests that, if a crime must be defined politically in order to exist as such, then it does not have any objective non-political existence. It is defined for political purposes. One of these purposes may be social stability, the stabilizing of the economic order. Another (most likely) may be control, and the ability to enforce obedience. What does not appear as a paradigmatic purpose for defining crime is social justice. The condition of the people gets blown about by varying political winds. The original illegality of labour unions, and the post-depression regulation of them in the US, is one such example.


Obedience to authority figures begins from a young age when the child is exposed to their parents, then to school teachers; next to uniformed civil servants; and lastly to bosses. An individual is thus trained how to operate, and respond correctly, within the established hierarchical social system. This process creates the ‘belief’ that a person is never totally free in their behaviour; they are almost always under the authority of someone above them who influences events.

Our lives are lived primarily upon the lines of a story we accept as the standard reality. The majority of humanity reads and emulates their role with obligation and obedience. Freedom will never be found in becoming a pawn upon the chessboard of society. It is claimed in our dedication to truly live, love and be. We must break our programme and transcend the illusion in which we are all cast. Only when we read between the lines of reality will our truth be found. Only then can we write our own lives, to create the truth we are destined to be.

The recent credit bubble placed many people into a position of a false sense of security by offering the possibility of obtaining untold riches. Many were duped into ‘repetitious consumerism’ because of the offering of cheap credit.

… ‘There’s a Spanish proverb,’ he said, ‘that’s always fascinated me. “Take what you want and pay for it, says God.”’ … ‘I don’t believe in God,’ Daniel said, ‘but that principle seems, to me, to have a divinity of its own; a kind of blazing purity. What can possibly be simpler, or more crucial? You can have anything you want, as long as you accept that there is a price and you will have to pay it.’ Tana French (2008) The Likeness, p. 396

Aldous Huxley correctly predicted that drugs would become an alternative to ‘flogging’ for rulers wishing to control their ‘recalcitrant subjects.’ In 1949, he wrote in a letter to his former student George Orwell,

But now psycho-analysis is being combined with hypnosis; and hypnosis has been made easy and indefinitely extensible through the use of barbiturates, which induce a hypnoid and suggestible state in even the most recalcitrant subjects.

Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.

H. G. Wells depicts a future in ‘The Time Machine,’ when young humans are bred for food. These innocents live in a fool’s paradise until summoned by a ‘signal’ and drawn into an inescapable cavern to be slaughtered for food or used as breeding stock for the reproduction of the controllers’ food supply. Is this where we are headed? Similarly, I see a technological elite ruling over a lower class of peasant-like population, and in many respects, this is the status quo.

The masses are lied to, stolen from, controlled, manipulated by advertising, credit, obsolescence, corralled, impoverished and enslaved to the banks. (Voting is like a medieval act of fealty—with citizens obliged to promise unlimited obedience to whoever is proclaimed the winner.) The actual meaning of ‘faith’ is blind obedience. For example, “How’s about you start batting for the home team for a change and demonstrating a little faith in the Prime Minister.”

An overarching theme of all the fakery is that humanity has handed over its power to fake authority figures. We have been tricked into giving over unquestioning obedience to authority figures, without stopping to think critically, question sources and biases, and making decisions for ourselves. It’s all too easy for someone to don a black robe, white jacket or shiny badge and appear to be somehow above us in status. These people may have studied and worked hard to become a judge, priest, scientist, doctor or even a police officer, but they remain human, and don’t know everything, and never will. This is apparent when people memorise facts and procedures and not question or understand them. These facts, in turn, are transmitted as truths. Consider Osho’s words,

… Christianity is one of the most untruthful religions in the world. It is a disease, a sickness, a pathology, a poison. It has not been helpful to humanity in finding the truth in any sense. It has been trying to propagate lies so continuously that they have almost become truth.

Thus, we have unprecedented destruction of our habitat, never-ending wars, human rights abuses and the premature death of millions upon millions of people, each of equal value and potential to be discarded, murdered or simply forgotten, all due to our subservience and obedience to authority figures. The masses were led to belief that the people at the top of the pyramid are all-powerful, that opposition to them is impossible and controlled—when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Therein lies the real secret to ending the NWO and the conspiracy of control that is threatening to enslave the entire planet. As you truly be yourself, without reservation, then that ignites a spark in others and helps them to the same. The controllers concern are those people who do not react to their fear, who decide to express themselves fully and just be themselves. These people cannot be controlled; they resist conformity, uniformity and meek obedience; they do not engage in unquestioning submission to authority, nor are they corrupted, perverted or tricked into ‘carrying out orders’ or ‘just doing their job.’ They know that their actions count, and will not let themselves be used to bring into existence, or enforce, a totalitarian global dictatorship. No matter what.

The awake activist resists oppressive state power. He or she is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for him/herself, his/her family, and the future of his/her country to resist government abuse of power and obedience to the state. A counter movement maybe arising in opposition to this fabricated lunacy. A large part of this transformation is an awareness of how much of what we do and what we think is not actually born of original thought, but rather instructed by cultural programmes scripted by industry, government and psychopathic controllers. Wake up!

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