"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it."One reader asked me if I believed in Atlantis. Gosh, he's in trouble. Questions like that can fill books with responses. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that as a concept of a Golden Age, I believe there is a preponderance of evidence for at least one, if not more, highly advanced civilizations that inhabited at least Earth, and probably the Moon, Mars and one or more moons of Saturn. The dates would be around 65 million years ago and 3 million years ago. We are all that's left of the last one.
I could go on at length on this question. The answer is rather fascinating, at least to me. But there was another email that I thought was more immediate, and somewhat easier to answer:
To address the experience part, I'd have to say yes, I've had quite a bit. Not as much as some, but more than others. I've learned a few thing, at any rate."Obviously you have experienced all of this first hand having been persecuted in your own country.If I was to ask you honestly. Do you think they can be brought down? And how can we bring this about?I am personally experiencing a lot of despair and flashing anger right now. My emotions are all over the place and I need to focus on something positive that I can and should be doing.Any suggestions would be welcome."
The second part is where it gets interesting.
Yes, they can be brought down. In fact, they are coming down even as we speak. Not that it's entirely work of activists, to be sure. They are being defeated by the one thing they can't accept: the Laws of Nature.
You can't go around defying the balance and harmony of the Universe forever. At some point, no matter how smart, or rich, or cunning you think you are, the piper will get paid. There's just no two ways about it. Everything they are doing has been tried over and over throughout history, and in ever single case, without exception, it has failed. Slavery, fiat economies and elitist centralized power have always collapsed under their own weight. That they keep trying despite this record shows that they are completely and hopelessly insane, to boot.
I assume the question at hand is how can we help things along to quicken the pace of Nature's own accounting system.
In the old days, folks just showed up with pitchforks and torches and a few lengths of rope, and hung the bastards out to dry (see French Revolution). In the current age, they have been using highly sophisticated mass mind-control techniques for a long time. Any violent acts on the part of regular folks will not be met with favorable response from any side.
In fact, it would only serve their purposes. They are begging for us to do that, and in fact are doing everything they can to elicit that kind of response. It would distract and divide us, which is a well-worn tactic, and would keep us from actually seeing their Achilles' Heel. That's exactly what they want.
They have spent a couple of centuries weaving a massive tapestry that we generally call 'daily life'. They have pulled this thing down over our eyes and beat it into us so well that a great many folks can't imagine any alternative. A lot of us honestly believe that if we don't play their game, that civilization will collapse.
I've got news for you. It IS collapsing, and all because of what they have done to us.
The thinking person will see that we honestly have nothing to lose now. We have no wealth, only debt notes for money. We have no property. Stop paying your taxes and you will find out rather quickly who owns your stuff (and it ain't you). You'd have to move pretty far out in the wilderness to escape the madness, and even then you'd eventually have park rangers crawling up your keister.
So how do you fight this Beast? How can you help to accelerate its collapse without violence and in a way that most folks can't fault you for doing? The answer is deceptively simple:
Stop playing the game.
We are living in a massive casino being run by a mafia. The first rule of gambling is the house ALWAYS wins. The second rule is they make money because people keep gambling, despite knowing the first rule. The only way to really win in a casino is to not play in the first place. If enough people do this, then the casino is forced to shut down because revenues are not enough to cover costs.
This is one way to look at things, and its enough to start the process, but there is a better way that's more complex and daunting. When folks begin to ponder the size of the problem, they usually get turned off from fighting and give in to what they view as inevitable servitude. It doesn't have to be that way, but it does take a fair amount of work to be successful.
In the past, a number of people have had varying amounts of success using the strawman theory. In order to do this correctly requires hours and hours of study to learn how the law works, and then begin extracting yourself from it. This was the approach I chose, and I got pretty good at it. I won many cases and had lots of successes. However, they have backup systems for people like me. They have Child Protection Service, which is so grossly misnamed as to nearly be laughable if it weren't so serious. They are granted the power to kidnap your children at will, based on the flimsiest of excuses, and hold them for ransom. The ransom usually involves you bowing to the system and paying your last dollar to them, otherwise they will kill your children, either mentally or physically. That's just one technique, but it's very common in cases like mine.
The car is very useful, but it requires financing, fuel, service, and so on. If you want the car and the services it can provide, then you must also buy into a dozen other ancillary services to make it work, including licenses, inspections and other regulatory bullshit (at least that's what they would have us believe).
At the base of it all is this thing called money, but more properly currency, and they aren't the same. For any and all of the services and baubles that we desire, we have to use currency. Now the currency is nothing more than paper and ink. It has little or no intrinsic value. Every bit of value that it carries is strictly in our minds and in what we are told.
We believe we need government, and the government requires taxes, and to pay the taxes requires a certain currency. So it becomes a self-reinforcing circle jerk. That the currency also gets us various other benefits helps to shore up the perception that the paper and ink has some kind of value. In the end, all it does is keep us enslaved to the system at the business end of a gun.
Hardly freedom by my standard.
Given the scope and scale of this problem, it's hard to imagine where to start, if your want to extract yourself. There is no magic bullet and no single method is all-powerful. You have to back out the way you got in, one piece at a time. You started with a birth certificate, worked up to a taxpayer number, a driver's license, investments and bank accounts, etc. That's how you get out.
You have to unwind what has been wound. Start by closing bank accounts. Really. You can cash paychecks at the issuing bank for free. Get a small safe for your house, and start keeping you money there. Believe me, you won't be losing anything, given the interest rates, and you'll save money from all the damn service charges.
Got a 401(k) or other retirement account? At the very least, stop contributing to it. If you can, shut it down, take the penalty hit, and put the cash in your safe.
When your driver's license expires (make sure it expires), don't renew it. As an alternative, use a passport for official photo ID. Better yet, just carry a nortarized copy of your birth certificate. Perfectly legal ID pretty much everywhere I've ever been. Driver's licenses usually issue a single number for life. Passports change every ten years. Not perfect, but better than nothing.
Stop buying new things at major department stores. Instead, start payig cash for second-hand. Takes a little extra time, but your purchase won't enrich a corporation any further than the original purchase already did. Start a garden and learn to can foods. Reduce your store purchases of food as low as possible. When you can, buy from local co-ops and farmer's markets. By-pass the institutional system and give your money directly to the guy growing the food.
Reduce your cash transactions as much as you can. Barter, trade and find creative ways to exchange that don't involve using currency. Worse case scenario, use gold and silver coins for trade whenever possible.
If you're really ambitious, start looking into allodial title to your land. In Texas, once your have this title, you no longer have to pay property taxes. This is much harder to do with property in cities that are incorporated, but with farm land and such, it's a fairly straight-forward process, though time consuming. And you will meet with a lot of official resistance and outright oppression. That's when you know you're on the right track.
In Texas, you're allowed to carry a gun, open or concealed, if you are traveling. I kept a suitcase in the back of my car. Who's to say I'm not on my way out of town? Yes, you'll still have to fight, because so-called law enforcement officers are clueless about the law. But at least in court, you can produce the letter of the law and get the case dismissed.
These are just some ideas for those serious about getting out of the system, or at least causing enough stress to it to accelerate its demise. Granted, none of these are very effective if only a handful of people do them. But if thousands, and even millions start fighting back, things will change rather quickly. Simply closing out your bank accounts is very effective in stressing the system. I'm not advocating bank runs here, I am talking about an orderly process of shutting down the accounts, emptying safe deposit boxes and refusing to feed the Beast.
The important part of this whole exercise is to start becoming aware of just how the matrix is constructed and by what means it entraps us. You can't escape from a prison until you know where the walls are. You can't pick a lock until you know how it works and can fully visualize what you are doing inside.
Notice that none of the things I have mentioned involve violence or protests. They are simply adjusting how you go about your daily life. It's taken your entire liife to get tangled up in this mess, so don't think you can get out without some effort on your part.
Like all habits, though, once you start changing the way you do things, it doesn't take long for it to become a habit and you hardly notice the effort anymore. In fact, like any habit, the longer you go at it, the more you will automatically streamline the process. You can expect disruptions at first, but they eventually smooth out.
Most importantly, you must keep in mind that the system will fight back. It doesn't like even one person having success, because it leads to others following suit. You must be prepared mentally and spiritually to fight. Notice I didn't say physically...that doesn't matter, although good health is always a good idea.
One final note. As you wake up, and others too, you will experience anger, depression, hopelessness, and frustration. These are natural, because you have been sorely deceived by people and institutions you trust implicitly. Channel these feelings into educating yourself and others. Learn what you have done to get here, and the path back will become obvious.
The time is coming fast. We must prepare ourselves inside and out for what lies ahead. It's not enough to end the slavery that has held us for centuries, we must be ready with something to replace it when it's gone. This is more important than any other consideration, because the system is collapsing under its own weight. We have to decide collectively what we will do when it's gone. For that, we need to know history and truth.
And that's the real trick.