We Have Already Accepted 1984

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

It was a book that was supposed to warn us to the danger of allowing our government to grow too big. To warn us of allowing ourselves to be tracked and spied upon at every turn. To let us know the dire consequences of allowing it to happen if left unimpeded from the people. In short, it was a warning. Yet, we ignored it.

Not only have we allowed it to happen, but we make jokes about it in order to mask just how easily we allowed it to pass. You can’t tell me you have not heard at least a dozen jokes about the NSA listening to what you are saying. At least half a dozen about the TSA, my personal favorite is the shirt that has a person touching another’s genitals with the caption. It isn’t gay if its TSA. We have decided to make a joke of it rather than to confront that we passively rolled over and allowed it to happen. All while trying to delude ourselves into thinking that we have not.

If you do not believe me, please make sure your cell phone is right next to you so Big Brother can listen as you exclaim that you have not given in. I am sure that as they are listening to you through its microphone. They could use a good laugh at your expense.

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The Real Drug Crisis: Big Pharma

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

It seems to be almost a daily occurrence when you look in the paper or online and read that someone else in your neighborhood has died from an overdose. Usually, you think that it might be a drug like heroine that is involved and in some cases, sadly, it is. However, as is becoming more and more common it is not an illegal drug causing these overdoses. It is a prescription drug that is deemed to be safe and legal.

Yet, while the headlines are dominated by death caused by illegal drugs, you seldom hear about the deaths caused by legal drugs. That is of course unless it involves a celebrity.

Why is that? Why are we so familiar with the scourge of illegal drugs but most of us do not realize the dangers of the pills that might very well be sitting in a medicine cabinet in our very home right now?

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The Unanswered Questions of the Las Vegas Shooting

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

We all remember the horror we felt when we turned on the TV or read the headlines on a computer screen as we found out, yet another horrific mass shooting had taken place in our country. We all remember how the tragedy was played out over and over on our TV screens, there was a time where you could not tune into any of the major news outlets without hearing about the Las Vegas shooting at any time of day.

All of us were getting saturated with details the media presented us with the type of weapon used and the details of all the people killed with these weapons. And, of course, the immediate case for outlawing such weapons soon followed. We were told over and over all the grisly details about how people died, how easily they died, all because people could have semi-automatic weapons. We were told the most basic details of the shootings but we were all drilled that this only happened because of the weapons involved. Continue reading “The Unanswered Questions of the Las Vegas Shooting”

Legalized Theft: Civil Asset Forfeiture

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

You have just had a great string of luck at the casino. You wanted to go back home with a wad of cash and just enjoy the fact that you are coming home a winner. Who wouldn’t, right? Sadly the rear brake light decided to go out during the trip. An officer notices and pulls you over. During the traffic stop, the officer casually inquires about what you were doing and where you are going? “I’m headed home, I just won a ton of cash at the casino! When I get home I am going to go back out and celebrate!”

That is as far as the good time lasted, because the officer, with no real probable cause, decided he should seize your money with zero evidence that you were doing anything wrong. Seems like fiction, does it not? Yet, this has been a reality to quite a few people. And instead of being a few isolated incidents, this is becoming more and more common. Continue reading “Legalized Theft: Civil Asset Forfeiture”

Crying Wolf: The Fear of Iran

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Iran, a country whose name seems to be synonymous with terrorism. At least that is what the United States government wants its citizens to believe. Even before the events of 9/11 and, in fact since 1979 Iran has been considered a terrorist nation. But just how much of a threat is Iran to the United States?

Well, let us first look back to our first major involvement with Iran back in 1953. The CIA led a coup in Iran to overthrow the elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh and to replace him with a reinstalled Shah Pahlavi. This coup was known as Operation Ajax. The reason for the coup was because the government of Iran wanted to audit the documents of the Anglo-Iranian oil company(AIOC) later called British Petroleum and to limit its control over Iranian oil reserves. Continue reading “Crying Wolf: The Fear of Iran”

Yemen: The War You Do Not Hear About

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq. These are countries where we know the devastation and problems that war has brought. But would you be surprised to know that Yemen has been completely destroyed in a war that has raged for three years? In fact, Yemen has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in 2018 with over 8 million people who do not know where they will obtain their next meal. The death toll is staggering with reports of at least 50,000 children estimated to have been killed, just in 2017.

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Slipping Out Of The Matrix No. 3

By Nichole Wilde
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

Fundamental to the discussion of escaping from what has been dubbed “The Matrix Reality,” is a strong understanding of right and wrong actions. An overwhelming amount of people asked will tell you that there is no objective right or wrong action; it all depends upon the intention of the person doing the action. This is categorically false and is a philosophy that has underpinned the building of the false and inhumane Matrix Reality on top of our actual reality. The philosophy is formally called solipsism. Solipsism is a decaying force in civilized societies. Continue reading “Slipping Out Of The Matrix No. 3”

Calexit or the Three State Plan: What you need to know

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

There have been many attempts to split the beast known as California into either a separate nation or into separate states. Many attempts have come and gone over the years, such as the Pico Act of 1859 or attempts from people in rural southern Oregon and Northern California to create the State of Jefferson. Yet support for some type of action regarding the future of California and the United States appears to be spreading and growing. Continue reading “Calexit or the Three State Plan: What you need to know”

The DNC Continues To Blame Trump, Russia, And Wikileaks But Not Themselves For Losing The Election

By Michael W. Howell
Staff Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been successful in blaming everyone around them for their historical loss to Republican candidate Donald Trump in 2016. With no real platform to reign in voters that were divided between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat’s defeat is still sending shockwaves through the party. What does the party do in response? Bring their base together on issues? Reach out across the political aisle? Not these ideologues. They continue to play the victim card by blaming others for their lack of political solutions for middle America.
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