Is Guaranteed Basic Income the Solution to Robots Taking Our Jobs?

Robert Blumen

(Originally posted on

The idea of universal basic income (UBI) is near the peak of the hype cycle. Democrat Andrew Yang made it the flagship issue of his presidential campaign. A small industry of advocates tirelessly push arguments in its favor. I will address two in this piece. The first: the claim of permanent elimination of jobs. The second: the resulting need for income to compensate for the fall in purchasing power from the lack of work. Both rely on long-discarded economic fallacies. 

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Texas Says It Can Enforce Immigration Restrictions. Texas Is Right

Ryan McMaken

(Originally posted on

Texas governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the State will build its own border wall and will jail anyone “who enters our state illegally and is found trespassing, engaged in vandalism, criminal mischief, or smuggling,” 

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The Political Philosophy Of The Liberty Mind

Written by: Michael W. Howell
Senior Staff Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny
February 17, 2019

Political Science has many subcategories if you will, and political philosophy, or political theory as it is also referred to, is the ideas of an individual that help form and shape the overall perception of how one sees freedoms and liberties. Throughout time there have been many “learned men and women” acting as philosophers offering us their educated perspectives to ponder and quarrel among each other on our own paths to self-enlightenment. From the minds of great men such as Plato, all the way to Thomas Paine, and including more modern-day political philosophers like Noam Chomsky and Friedrick Hayek, the direction of future societies are being shaped with their writings and debates of intellectual presumptions.

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Open Letter To The Silent Liberty Movement

Written by: Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny
February 16, 2020

While open letters are commonly addressed towards a specific person and intended for the general public, in this case, I want to talk to a particular collective – the liberty movement. The purpose of this letter isn’t to call out the liberty movement in a negative way. It is, instead, meant to serve as a reminder of our goals and as a challenge for the upcoming obstacles impeding the complete liberty we seek. I’ve observed over the years the liberty movement has failed to keep our direction and our once unshakable resolve. We have compromised our beliefs as we’ve looked the other way in times when we should have stood on the principles we once advocated so firmly in the past to bring forth. The constitutional Republic can not continue the values and beliefs of freedom under the eternal plan of compromise to the political games.

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How Cognitive Dissonance And Stockholm Syndrome Is Driving Our Love Of Globalism

Written By: Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny
Nov 11, 2019

I am sure this is a topic you have encountered many times when discussing the paradigm shift in American politics that is taking place. As the transformation of the Republic starts to take on its new shape, in a “ready-or-not manner”, many are coming to terms with two main issues that have been holding back, both, society and personal growth – Cognitive dissonance and Stockholm syndrome. In many aspects of our lives, the two are what led us to the failed policies and political system we operate under today. To some, the two are blurred and confused into one. Don’t let this happen to you because cognitive dissonance and Stockholm Syndrome are in fact separate cases.

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End The Fed, End The Nonsense Of Tyranny

Written by Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny
Oct. 27, 2019

What is happening today in society is manufactured by an oligarchy. Let me say that one more time, and as you read the statement, let the words fully enter your collective conscience. What is happening today is being manufactured against us by a small oligarchy hellbent on global tyranny for mass profits. The sole purpose of the division is so that the ruling class elitists can transfer our wealth, in return, our individual sovereignty, over to the shadow government. Once this objective is accomplished, it is then on to conquer our national sovereignty through the game plan of divide and conquer.

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The New Space Race Will Be Lead By A Space Force

Written by Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

What does a country with over 700 military bases in over 130 countries do next? What could possibly be the last remaining Superpower’s next move having already conquered global dominance through its military might? An expansion, of course. This time the threat is inter-galaxy. Or is it interstellar? I better brush up on my, what use to be considered as Sci-Fi talk, because it looks like I may need to know the lingo now with America, or Earth, getting a Space Force! Yes, a Space Force. Remember our reactions when Newt Gingrich talked about the need for a Mars exploration during a Presidential debate? Well, President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday wasn’t that of expanding space exploration, or even a new mission to hopefully uncover new technology. Nope, the silliness of this administration hit a new laughable level with his revealing of a new “Space Force.” Continue reading “The New Space Race Will Be Lead By A Space Force”

The Growing Pains of a Third Party

Written by Michael D Jacobsen
Staff Writer at Fighting the Tyranny

For years many people have been disappointed in the two-party monopoly that has plagued modern politics. The corruption among both parties had come to a boiling point. The frustration with the two major parties began to find itself struggling over crucial issues relative to the party. After the 2012 Presidential Campaign and leading into the 2016 election, voters started to leave the major parties and join a lesser-known party called the Libertarian Party. The initial surge in growth of the party was fueled by Republicans who were fed up with how the party treated Ron Paul in 2012. New arrivals to the Libertarian Party also included Democrats who did not like how Bernie Sanders was treated in 2016. Of course, when these two groups try to unite under one banner, there are going to be some substantial ideological problems that will arise. I think most people who joined liked the idea of less military spending and less foreign policy by way of war. There are many issues that plenty of people who joined agree on regardless of what party they were with before. Continue reading “The Growing Pains of a Third Party”

TV- Rated PC For Politically Correct

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

I am about to tell you something that may blow your mind. Television is not politically correct.  You might think with the title I wrote and from some of the programs that you have seen in primetime that it is. But it really is not. Of course, most network executives may want you to think that it is. But when you look at all programming you see it really is not the case. There are plenty of off-color remarks but those are usually directed at conservative white people. You see the TV executives know that most white viewers will not get offended so they fill their series with as much non-PC material as they can. Continue reading “TV- Rated PC For Politically Correct”

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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Sophia, Artificial Intelligence, And The New Future Of Currency

By Michael W. Howell
Staff Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting The Tyranny
April 12, 2018

We are incrementally and methodically inching towards the technocratic era that Zbigniew Brezinski’s book titled, Between Two Ages, spoke of. The push for transhumanism is in hyper-drive as we try to catch up to the technology that we once only dreamed could exist. In the past, we seemed to control technology. However, as the boom in artificial intelligence rises, we may be the ones chasing the technology shortly. From virtual clouds that can store what appears to be unlimited data to a new blockchain technology promising to revolutionize our monetary system, we are seeing a massive wave surging mankind into the digital age, unlike years prior.

What we used to marvel at as science fiction is now performing outlive, in real-time, on stages around the world at high-tech conventions. Investors are mortgaging the farm to jump onboard the latest advancement and growth opportunities that artificial intelligence promises. Continue reading “Sophia, Artificial Intelligence, And The New Future Of Currency”

Firearms 101: The Logical Understanding Against The Hogg-Wash Agenda

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

With every mass shooting that happens in America, one thing is a guarantee – gun control talks. The airwaves fill with Operation Mockingbird-style disinformation and the collectivists seem to find the most ill-informed individuals on the planet to represent the latest emotional argument surrounding firearms. As the networks pound out the non-stop round the clock coverage on the latest news of the events each segment can be seen with an “expert” on to talk about gun violence. To listen to these experts talk about firearms is equivalent to hearing a lecture on basketweaving from me. However, even I think I could get more basketweaving terms correct in my foolishness than these “experts” can get correct about firearms. Continue reading “Firearms 101: The Logical Understanding Against The Hogg-Wash Agenda”

We Are In The Fourth Reich

Written by: Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

You think the Third Reich was destroyed and conquered after World War II? Well, if wars are about ending an ideology to maintain person liberties and national sovereignty, then you couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sure we took out Hitler, supposedly, but his doctrine can be found on a global mass scale today. Even right here in the good ole U.S.A. I know what your thinking, but the truth pill is always a hard one to swallow.  It takes shaking off our cognitive dissonance and examining the facts before us. Continue reading “We Are In The Fourth Reich”

The Elite And Their Secret Societies

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

“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the risks which are cited to justify it.

“Even today, there is a little threat of opposing a secret society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in ensuring the future of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it, and there is great danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment – that I do not intend to allow to permit to the extent that it is in my control. Continue reading “The Elite And Their Secret Societies”

Welcome To The Truth

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

You’re scratching your head wondering how this country got to where it is today, right? You just can’t fathom what led us here. You voted for the candidate that promised you everything you were looking for. You grew up patriotic. Your family is patriotic. You said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school and seemed to be surrounded by patriotic people, so what happened? Where and how did we deteriorate so fast and to such depths? Truth is we have been on this path for decades, no centuries. Yes, centuries. Don’t act like you haven’t heard this before. Continue reading “Welcome To The Truth”


Another tax season came and went. Some got refunds while others had to pay into the system. But did they really have to? No, I’m not talking about under threat. I’m talking about the legality of the tax system. You might be surprised to find that there is no law requiring you to pay taxes. Wait, don’t start yelling and screaming at me just yet. Before you do, I ask you this, have you ever seen a law that required you to pay taxes?  Have you physically seen the law, or are you just going by the old saying, “taxes and death.” I will bet dollars to donuts you can not recite one law that points to you being required to pay taxes. Continue reading “#OpTaxPenaltyDue”

Listen, It Is Not A Conspiracy Geo Engineering Is Killing US

With every day that passes conspiracy theorists are validated more and more. In fact, aren’t we to the point in verified information that we can completely throw that term out the window. Unless mainstream media says it the masses have a hard time believing it. And the general public doesn’t even know or care that the mainstream media is owned and/or controlled by the very same small group that is causing not only the division in this country (and worldwide), but spraying us like bugs. There, I said it and feel free to throw out any ad hominem attack towards me you wish.

The attention to chemtrails, geo-engineering, cloud seeding, whatever term you choose to use, has been picking up steam in the “real” media and that is social media sites, blogs, groups, and other places to get real news and information away from the discredited, disinformation pushing lamestream media. While the television is full of political ads, agenda-pushing globalism, and the latest far-fetched “tell me how to think” reports, one thing is for sure. We are wanting answers and we are looking elsewhere to get them.

So how do we tackle the issue of geoengineering? How can we get our voices heard? What can we do to stop the admitted program? Well, step one is, to be honest with ourselves and the information. Having an open and honest conversation about the problem needs to be step one. The evidence is overwhelming and the cognitive dissonance is even more overwhelming. Listen to the other side and find out exactly why they refuse to accept what is open for anyone to see. All you have to do is look up. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a chemtrail!

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It is clear to any observer that our sky doesn’t resemble what it used to. It is being manipulated and controlled. We see it, the evidence proves it, and the program is even on record for anyone to research. And no, it is not a new program. It has been around for decades and has been expanded on heavily in recent years.

The United Nations along with even the Vatican and other global agencies have been pushing a carbon tax and on the verge of implementing their goals. While many of us know that this is just another transfer of wealth to the elite greedy globalist to pad their offshore accounts, there are some, many actually, that argue it is needed to save the planet from global warming. How did they come to this conclusion?

Until we address openly such programs as H.A.A.R.P. and all the information is laid out on the table in a real scientific manner we shouldn’t even be talking about taxing the American people through this fraudulent carbon tax. This data needs to be presented, researched, and debated before we can even come up with a game plan to combat the so-called “global warming” or “climate change” or whatever the new fad or flavor that we are calling it today. No plan can be achieved with missing or incomplete data. Only an agenda can be instituted.

The number of people getting sick from these chemtrails has been astronomical. No, that is not an exaggeration, but a cold hard fact. It even has been dubbed the “chemtrail flu” and “chemtrail cough.” There is no doubt the material that we are being sprayed with is harmful and not meant to be in our bodies in this manner.   What is their answer? “Make sure you get your flu shot this year.” Wrong. Stop spraying us with toxic poisons and then telling us to go put more needless poisons in our bodies. You can find a great documentary on YouTube that covers the chemtrail program in detail titled “What In The World Are They Spraying” that has received international attention.

HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is one of the programs at the center of all the controversy. Shrouded in secrecy and owned by the military or at the very least, managed by them, HAARP has come under scrutiny and been at the forefront of many debates.

Though denied by HAARP officials, some respected researchers allege that secret electromagnetic warfare capabilities of HAARP are designed to forward the US military’s stated goal of achieving full-spectrum dominance by the year 2020. While others go so far as to claim that HAARP can and has been used for weather modification, to cause earthquakes and tsunamis, to disrupt global communications systems, and more. And we have certainly seen a massive increase in both earthquakes and tsunamis of late.

According to the official HAARP website, “HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes.” In a nutshell, weather weapon.

How HAARP works or its policies are held tight-lipped due to “National Security” concerns, however, we do have information on its inter-workings and projects. Many whistleblowers have come out against the agency (I use that term loosely) and much information can be easily found and readily available.

We do know how HAARP works and I am no expert in this field at all, but I even grasp the realization that this is not healthy, productive, or morally right when all things considered.

The short definition of HAARP can be summed up as: HAARP is a research program designed to analyze the ionosphere, a portion of the upper atmosphere that stretches from about 53 miles (85 kilometers) above the surface of the Earth to 370 miles (600 km) up. The program has been funded by the Air Force, the Navy, the University of Alaska and DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Indeed these actions lead to weather modification that in return has led to much of the drastic changes we have seen. Especially of late. Tsunamis, earthquakes, winters lasting longer, even to crop damages that have Monsanto now entering the picture, coming as “saviors” to the problem with the admitted and controversial G.M.O. spraying of crops. That is another one of the big problems with the weather modification program. It opens the door for more control of landmass, private crops, and helps push Big Pharma products in the form of the cure for your cough or flu. A sickness that you wouldn’t have had not been for the spraying and modification.

Now I want to challenge you all. Log into your social media accounts and leave as a status, “I believe in chemtrails” and watch the uneducated comments and ad hominem attacks come. To remain clueless in this day of easily accessible information is the highest form of ignorance, but believe me, the attacks will come. Whistleblower after whistleblower has come forward to provide us with detail and information and still, it gets no serious consideration from the mainstream media.

Former National Security Administration (NSA) employee turned whistleblower, Ed Snowden, who we found out had high clearance with the administration has come out while seeking asylum in Russia and spoke out against chemtrails as well.

 “The chemicals which are released by passenger airplanes have been covertly introduced as ‘additives,’ supposedly to improve efficiency. Only as the plane reaches cruising velocity does the heat and atmospheric pressure cause a chemical reaction that synthesizes the top-secret carbon-trapping molecule. This process is imperfect, and many of the by-products are incredibly dangerous even in trace quantities. The most dangerous thing is that although chemtrails are keeping the climate of the U.S. reasonably stable, citizens are bombarded every day with an invisible rain of carbon-laden molecules, and the effect on health is totally unknown.” – Ed Snowden

In fact, Ed Snowden is just a long list of people to speak out against the program. Even chemtrail pilots have spoken in detail about chemtrails. With so many participants themselves not knowing what they are involved in directly, it is hard to have an open debate about chemtrails. One thing is for sure though. Our skies are changing and fortunately so are many people’s minds in relation to the problem.

So what are the ingredients that they are spraying us with? Researchers, scientists, former participants, and others have named many of the ingredients in chemtrails and it is a smorgasbord of sickness leading to lasting health risk or even death.

The list of chemicals that have been identified is barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers. It is no wonder we are seeing an increasing number of cases for the flu and that nagging cough many are complaining about. With these being present in the air we breathe it is really an obvious conclusion.

As a result of chemtrail chemicals we are seeing a drastic and sharp rise in many health cases that include dementia, flu cases, brain deterioration, and others. Chemical syndrome is a global pandemic with no end in sight or rather oversight from our elected officials.

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We are no longer seeing our favorite animals in the skies or letting our imaginations run wild while observing the clouds like we did in our youth. Now, all we are seeing is snakes, ropes, and lines. Ask yourself if they were really contrails as those who like to debate the obvious claim, then why aren’t we seeing them daily when planes clearly fly the skies on a daily basis? Instead, we see them one day, off a couple days, and then again they fill the blue skies. And watch one as it does not evaporate away, but instead spreads into the sky as if it was placing a layer on the earth. Look at close up pictures of these planes that have been caught spraying. The chemicals are not coming from the engines, like contrails would, but rather a different part of the plane entirely.

I, myself, still have much to learn on the subject and will be doing follow-up articles on the matter, but the obvious can no longer be written off as conspiracy theorist material or just grocery store tabloid stories. These are real, the consequences are real, and the health risk to not only us but future generations are at stake. It is time to have healthy nutrition, strong immune system cause the fight against the destruction of humanity in the name of global warming or climate change will be a long fight. And I want to be healthy to help fight it the whole way through.

Written by: Michael Howell

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Conspiracy Theorist. A Badge I Wear With Honor

Of all the names I have been called, and there have been many, conspiracy theorist is one I have come to embrace. Once I jumped down the rabbit hole and became aware of the issues facing us today I started to hear that term more and more. I didn’t understand why I was being called this name when I wasn’t using theories, but rather facts. Quickly I found that this was a way for the elite and globalist to try to discredit us and make us look paranoid or just flat out crazy. I remember the day vividly when I said to myself, “OK globalist, I accept your challenge.” Every since that moment I have welcomed the challenge to put my research to the test. Like I predicted, the research has stood up to time, criticism, attacks, and a wave of emotion that would have brought some down. I remained sturdy and true in the research.

Before we go any farther let’s define the term conspiracy theorist. If we break down the two words we can easily see that the term has no legitimate place among the truth tellers and liberty movement. Take the first word, conspiracy. By definition conspiracy is when more than one person conspire to do something. We can all agree that not one person, but many are in control of the decisions that are taking us deeper into tyranny. Therefore, we have a conspiracy. The second word in the term is theorist. When I am discussing anything about globalism, New World Order, or any issue I use facts, not theories. Often times I use their own words, writings, and objectives. That hardly makes me a theorist.

The term conspiracy theorist was coined by the C.I.A. after the John F. Kennedy assassination as an attempt to diminish the outcry from the public that the Kennedy assassination was an inside job. For many years, really up to the past couple years, the C.I.A. was successful in their attempt. We are now seeing a mass awakening thanks to horrible foreign policy, endless wars, a fiat monetary system, and other “conspiracy theories” that have all been proven true. The “in crowd” is slowly, but surely, joining the conspiracy theorist.

So what constitutes being called a conspiracy theorist. Well I do not have time to go over all of them, but some topics that will get you called conspiracy theorist is wanting to end the Federal Reserve because of their fictitious hold they have over nations. Along with funding both sides of every war, they set policies and control nation’s economies through a hidden tax called artificial inflation. Not open to any audit or congressional oversight, the Federal Reserve, or the Fed, has complete reign over wars, economies, policies, and control our politicians like puppets. Yes, even and especially the Presidency.

Undeclared wars is another topic that brings out the haters of truth and liberty. Just the mention of not supporting these undeclared wars brings out some nasty vibes in people. They act like we are to just blindly support the troops regardless of what they are told to do. Let’s remember they voluntarily swore an oath to defend the Constitution against enemies foreign or domestic. Yet, we are seeing them breach their oath at the beacon call of a corrupt and agenda driven government.

We are seeing countries go after Monsanto and other companies that produce G.M.O. foods and in America we are called conspiracy theorist even though the ones calling us the names does not even know what Monsanto is, let alone what they are doing to the food supply. Demanding a simple act like labeling our food gets us heckled and ridiculed. If one would just take a brief moment to research Monsanto and all the legal actions taken against them then they would quickly join our side. Instead it is easier to just use that term – conspiracy theorist.

One that I am finding out to be a controversial topic is chemtrails. The ignorance or acceptance that this is a fact is overwhelming. Chemtrail pilots have come out and exposed the program. Governments have acknowledged cloud seeding, H.A.A.R.P. program, and other evidence surrounding the program, but the masses still refuse to grasp what chemtrails are all about. Next time you go outside, look up. Theory will move over to facts and the denial will be out of ignorance, not facts.

And let’s touch on the mother load of all conspiracies. The elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about head on – 9/11. How two planes could knock down three buildings, defying all science, physics, engineering, architectural accomplishments, and just flat out common sense is beyond me. With little research one can come to the conclusion that the official report and the investigation that led to the official report is at best an elaborate piece of science fiction. When building 7 enters the equation it is hard to accept the lies that led to war(s) and a lost of freedoms and liberties we have seen since 9/11.

Acting on emotion instead of rational thinking and a conclusive and independent investigation, we started a war with Iraq and Afghanistan. Both countries our own government acknowledges had nothing to do with the events of that day. Did Americans question our involvement in these wars since they had nothing to do with the 9/11 plot? Nope. They just screamed from the top of their lungs to go to war and to put a “boot up their ass” as one country artist proudly sang. The chants of “turn the sand into glass”, “kill ’em all”, and other ignorant statements based solely on fear and not resolve were at the peak during the aftermath of 9/11. Questions like, “why was the steel (evidence) immediately sold off to china”, or “how does a skyscraper like building 7 fall without being hit by an airplane”, or even a discussion about how the twin towers were designed to withstand multiple hits from aircraft were not in the forefront of the discussion. In fact, if you were to bring these questions up you were instantly labeled and no thought given to the questions being asked.

So having said all of this I gladly accept the label. Call me what you will, I will stand by the facts and research. One thing I do ask of you is that before you use that term ask yourself how much time and resources you have on the subject. Chances are that the person you are about to call a conspiracy theorist has hundreds of hours of research on the subjects. Globalist, elitist, banker scum, dirty politicians, and naysayers, checkmate.


Written by: Michael Howell


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Are We Experiencing The Hegelian Dialetic

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

If you are reading this, then you have a couple reactions. One is, “What is he talking about?” And the other is, probably, “Yes, we are.” For those unfamiliar with the term, in simple laymen terms, it can be summed up as the – problem, reaction, solution method. Meaning one creates a problem, then the reaction is performed so that the solution can be carried out. It is how agendas are being carried out and the reason people are voluntarily surrendering their rights in the name of safety at records speed.

While I gave you the layman’s definition of the Hegelian Dialectic, what does it mean in full? Allow me to quote, as defined by Merriam – Webster’s online dictionary. The full definition is as follows: Continue reading “Are We Experiencing The Hegelian Dialetic”

Our Biggest Threat Is Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is defined by Merriam-Webster as “psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.” A conflict in beliefs as it relates to facts is a definition I like to use. In other words, someone holding on to their beliefs so strongly that even when presented with facts against their beliefs they still have the same views. Believing in something so strongly and passionately that facts can not even sway them away from the denial. An example of this that I will touch more on in this article is that our current government has our best interest in mind. There are tons of facts disputing this claim that I will talk about, however, many still hold on to this belief even though the facts are overwhelmingly against this view.

Now let’s look at some examples of beliefs that people hold onto in relation to the cognitive dissonance today. Once we address these issues head-on with facts, the conclusions can only be that our thoughts, views, and even our own analysis of issues and concerns are controlled and manipulated to fit a narrative playing out in front of us today. Awakening from this slumber is paramount and no, ignorance is not bliss. It is just that, ignorance.

Foreign Policy

To see a prime example of cognitive dissonance one has to look no farther than our own foreign policy. Congress has an 11% approval rate, but a 95% reelection rate. What? How does that add up? It doesn’t unless we take blind trust into consideration. Why is it that our foreign policy hasn’t changed in over 60 years regardless what party is in office? At one time the Democratic party was the “anti-war” party, but over the years the Democratic Presidents have expanded wars. Bill Clinton when he went into Bosnia and our current President, Barack Obama with his expansion into Libya and his eagerness to go into N. Korea and Syria. Republicans fare no better when it comes to our foreign policy. The first President Bush went into Kuwait and his son, President George W. Bush later went into Iraq and Afghanistan, only to find out later it was a bad decision based on misinformation and lies. Some have seen these lies and have changed their initial stance and support for these wars while some, despite a mountain of evidence, still support and even call for more wars thinking it will keep us safe. This couldn’t be any less true and most importantly, keeps us in perpetual war with nations that pose no immediate threat to us. What this does create is blowback and generations of people seeking revenge against us.

Here is an example of denial I am seeing on a daily bases and it is the arming, funding, and training of our enemies that we are sending our military men and women into harm’s way to fight. This is no theory and even mainstream media has reported on this, yet, we are seeing an increase in the number of people wanting to “turn the middle east into glass” through heavy bombing and, yes, more wars. If we are honest with ourselves in this war on terrorism then the first battlefield should be Washington D.C. and the corporations that supply our enemies. By definition this is treason and a blind eye is turned to it.

9/11 Truths

Here is a movement that has been picking up steam as we see more facts and activist for truths come forward. Again, the evidence is extremely overwhelming and a blind eye is turned. Some of the evidence is that for the first time in structural engineering history a building fell due to fires. In fact, on September 11, 2001, three building fell due to this cause. What do you mean three buildings fell? Yes, the two towers and a third building, building 7, fell into their own footprint, at near free fall speed. Many people still do not know that a third building collapsed on that day. Remember the towers were designed and built to withstand commercial airliners accidentally hitting the towers due to the proximity of their locations and flight paths.

What about the accident scene in Pennsylvania? The only pieces that were found were big enough to be carried by hand and no bodies or luggage were found. This is also a first in aviation history that a crash site couldn’t produce factual evidence of a “real crash.” Where were the engines? Actually, there are many questions surrounding that site, but it continues to receive little attention. Any questions into it would go against the official narrative we were force fed and told in order to have our wars. Circles back to foreign policy doesn’t it?

The Pentagon is one of the biggest mysteries surrounding 9/11. How could the most secure building in the world not only be attacked but no video evidence produced to show an airliner striking it? Let alone the remarkable and fictitious flying maneuvers that a below average pilot would have had to make in order to pull that feat off. The most experienced pilots have come forward and even they said they couldn’t even have pulled those turns and flight paths off. Sure, we have seen one video from the Pentagon that the government has released, however, it shows no plane, only an explosion. After looking at this video it is blatantly obvious we should have seen an airliner enter into the frame. And why is this the only video released to the public? The Pentagon is not only the most secure building in the world, but part of that security is heavy surveillance using security cameras. Yet we get one video and it is not conclusive as to what happens. In fact, it only raises more questions into that day than it answers.

What really happened on 9/11 we do not know, but it is clear to us what did not happen. And what didn’t happen was the official report. Even the official report makes no mention of building 7 and doesn’t answer all the anomalies of that day. Because of groups like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and it’s founder, Richard Gage, we are seeing a big demand for an open and independent investigation into the events of 9/11. Will we ever get one is the lingering and unanswered question? We need one as the official report reads like a horribly written science fiction investigation.

Our Monetary System And The Federal Reserve

Since it’s birth through the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 the Federal Reserve has been under scrutiny and rightfully so. First off its conception and even passing of the Act was a shady business deal between our politicians and Central Banks with a transfer of American’s wealth in mind from the onset. The act was brokered between Senator Aldrich and the big bankers of the time on an island named Jekyll Island and not in Congress with the Americans voice, through our elected officials acting in our best interest. The complete history of the birth of the Federal Reserve has been well documented in the book by G. Edward Griffin titled, “The Creature From Jekyll Island.” It is a book I highly recommend everyone have in their collection.

Here is a very brief history of how our monetary system works and currency is put into circulation. First, the Federal Reserve prints money out of thin air, not backed by anything, such as gold or real money, then loaned to banks at interest, then loaned again to us with more interest added to that. Through fractional reserve lending banks invest 90% of our deposits and whether those investments win or lose, we end up bailing out the big banks.

Back to the printing of money. The way that money is printed and put into circulation is nothing but counterfeit and if we did that then we would be arrested by the Secret Service and never see daylight again. Why the double standard when it comes to the Fed? How this relates to cognitive dissonance is the amount of information that has come forward whether it be in Congressional oversight hearings, books, or even the Occupy Wall Street and other movements, people still hold onto the belief that we need the Federal Reserve. Where is the mainstream media in this fight? In the Federal Reserves back pocket, that’s where.

Even The Education Of Our Children Isn’t Off Limits

The Department of Education wasn’t instituted until October 17, 1979, which means prior to then we, at a local and state level, were responsible for the education of our communities and our children. Look at the rapid decline in our education system since it has been federalized. We have dumbed down our curriculum to meet others instead of bringing others up to meet the curriculum standards. This will only result in a loss to communities and continue the decline in society. Everything the government touches is over funded and under produced. We should demand more than that when we are talking about our children’s education and the knowledge they will carry with them throughout life.

To hear people talk about their government, they know they are incompetent, but support government’s involvement in such programs as education. A saying I like to use is, “People in Maine don’t live like people in Arizona. People in Wyoming don’t live like people in New York.” So why are we seeing a blanket federal policy when it comes to education. People in some areas will need agriculture while people in New York may not care or need these things. This self-supervision of community-based education helps ensure that communities get what they need to prosper and grow and even be self-sufficient through qualified individuals based on community needs.

Look at the big margin difference in homeschooled students vs. government ran schools. The S.A.T. and college entry scores between the two are vastly in favor of homeschooled individuals. Today’s government ran schools have become indoctrination camps, through political correctness, while homeschooled individuals are allowed to think the process all the way through to conclusion regardless what the question is. This is an important time in a child’s life as it will teach them how to think and not be told what to think. Many schools teach memorization and not thought process. When that child graduates they have what is referred to as “book sense”, but not the real world thought process that is valued to not only self-success but will translate to social success as well.

How Do We Stop Cognitive Dissonance 

Unfortunately, all we can do is keep presenting the facts and hope people wake from their slumber. Get the word out there from a factual, researched view and keep plugging away. Bring attention to not only the subjects I mentioned above but others as well. We can get this turned around, but it is going to take effort from all of us and most important of all is patience. Remember, we ourselves didn’t always have the views we have now. It took us researching and coming to conclusions on our own and it will take the same for others as well.

There is no doubt that cognitive dissonance is our biggest threat. With the facts on our side, no one or nothing can be a legitimate threat to us. with facts, we know how to properly handle and deal with the said threat at the time. Let’s not be divided in our differences, but united in them. Get the facts, research the facts, and share the facts far and wide. Don’t let cognitive dissonance lead to Stockholm Syndrome to where we not only are blind to the facts but embrace our captors. This would be a tenfold problem that we can longer ignore or justify.

Written by: Michael Howell