While tide turned quite some time ago, the movements taking place in our world for true freedom, peace and abundance for all are continuing to grow and converge. Part of this convergence has been a unification of former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and former CIA spy Robert Steele to call for and help co-create a peaceful American (and global) revolution against the forces that foment war, poverty, division and destruction. With both people having spent substantial time inside “The System,” McKinney and Steele offer a unique perspective and inspire a vision for a truly free, healthy and abundant world for all. With the current “System” standing in the way of such a world, which is controlled by the Deep State, McKinney and Steele are taking a different route to try and create a peaceful revolution.
Their latest tactic they are about to launch will be one of teaming up with a broad range of politicians, activists and world leaders, to create a movement that has nothing to do with the “Two-Party” scam that is holding the United States hostage. It will be a movement that draws from the concepts of Open-Source movements, decentralized political actions and decisions and much more.
Yesterday, Robert Steele and Cynthia McKinney released their new manifesto, both free online and also a Kindle Short. #UNRIG: Beyond Trump & Sanders may be the most sensible, revolutionary, cosmic document to be published since Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” with one big difference: in just sixteen pages – the last three offering 38 linked references by Steele (McKinney wrote the Foreword)– Steele and McKinney have outlined a simple, inexpensive game plan for restoring integrity to the US election process and thence to the US government, economy, and society. I was able to interview both of them.
Dr. McKinney, you are the experienced political leader – what led you to embrace Robert Steele’s idea for election reform?
Well, I introduced the Voter’s Choice Act when I was in Congress and have always known our system is rigged. I lost my seat to very deliberate gerrymandering organized by Zionists furious over my support of the Palestinian people. Serious election reform legislation has been introduced in the House nine times, four of those times by Ron Paul. I have known of Robert since 2008 and I met him in 2009. In the time I have known him he has not only convinced me that he is authentic – a true patriot who believes in transparency, truth, and trust. His work is notable in that he is able to pull together the best ideas from thousands of people because he is also a prolific reader. As a result, he offers an integrated Election Reform Act summarized by the core graphic below, Robert’s Manifesto:
As good as Robert’s ideas are – and he tells me every day they are not his ideas but the best ideas aggregated from many others — Robert believes that his Manifesto would not be possible if it had not been for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in combination. Robert believes that they helped a majority of the public to understand that we live in rigged system where terms like Deep State, False Flag, and Fake News – easily suppressed in the past by the complicit mainstream media – are now at the forefront of the public’s consciousness. And on this, I agree with him. This is why I join Robert in saying that we thank them for opening this door of opportunity through which we must now step through so that the people can take back their power as soon as possible. Robert credits you with both the wording of the logo for We the People – Unity for Integrity – and with attempting to bring African-American community leaders together with Alt Right leaders.
You feature the Deep State as the common enemy. What is the value proposition that you and Robert and your third co-founder Ellen Brown are offering?
Peter Dale Scott, who was on my PhD committee and is a dear friend and respected mentor to me, wrote the original book The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy, first published in 2010. Scott, who also is a scholar at the U.S. drug trade, U.S. war policy, and U.S. political assassination policy, is the foremost scholar documenting the manner in which financial families control our government and the world economy, one central bank at a time. The military-industrial complex, big oil, organized crime, the two-party tyranny, secret intelligence and militarized police all come together to comprise the Deep State, making everyone its servant. What Robert has done is make the Deep State meme central to the Alt-Right world, and now that meme is moving out to other communities.
The core value proposition that we are offering is rooted in my experience during the Civil Rights Movement where people were able to come together and make change in this country– to take back control of their communities and to transform themselves and others in the process. I believe that is possible once again. However, it’s not only possible, it’s imperative because the U.S. itself is up for grabs and somebody’s going to get it. Will it be We the People or will it be that faction of the Deep State that doesn’t care one whit about us or the United States? That is the question. In that context, if Donald Trump were to take on the Deep State, then he would be a friend of the progressives – the Sandernistas, the Independents, the small parties, as well as a champion around the world. One can be President of the United States or one can be viewed as a champion for the world. I did coin the phrase Unity for Integrity – where Robert and I are one is in suggesting to the 99% that we all agree that the Deep State is our common enemy and election reform is one common solution. I would like to see an end to the regime change wars– also something that Trump commented positively about in his campaign for the Presidency, only to flip flop after the Inauguration. What Robert and I are doing is 1) setting an example for others– and that’s very important for others to see two people from vastly different walks of life able to come together to save this country from the Deep State; and 2) reminding the President that he can unite the people around his campaign promises and by taking the fight to The Deep State, or we can unite ourselves and take appropriate action around his failure to keep those promises.
We are proposing that the 99% resist the efforts of George Soros and others in the Deep State who are seeking to divide and conquer, and that we come together in unity for integrity. I agree with Robert that because of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, there is a window of opportunity, this summer when Congress is in recess and Members cannot avoid their constituents, We the People should let them know that we intend to take back the power that is rightfully ours.
Robert, you have always been about intelligence reform. When did you start thinking about electoral reform?
Around 2004 I was working with Jock Gill and Tom Atlee, and realized that intelligence reform was not possible without election reform. Never mind that we have a largely worthless secret intelligence community, portions of which are predatory – spying on and blackmailing our politicians and judges, assassinating innocents with drones, torturing with impunity – the fact is that even if we had a perfect intelligence community able to provide decision support on all threats across all policies, the intelligence would be ignored. As long as Washington DC is a “pay to play” environment where 40 billionaires are known to own the two-party tyranny – my attack logo is below – election reform is “root.” This view of mine was further confirmed in 2014 when Tom Steyer admitted that $74 million spent on the climate change issue had yielded no results. No issue will ever get an honest hearing; no government decision will ever be evidence-based; until we achieve election reform. Then Occupy happened, and in 2011 I took my ideas to them in a six-minute video that went viral when it made the front page of Reddit.
That led to my running briefly for president, one of three accepted by the Reform Party, and it was that experience that showed me with great clarity what I had not known before: that there are eight accredited political parties in the USA, six of them blocked from ballot access by the two-party tyranny, and all Independents are completely shut out as well. The below graphic is the one I have sent to Donald Trump via surrogates trying to show him that he must create a power base that is larger than the 30% controlled by the “Establishment” that is so against him.
Put simply, what is your objective?
Our objective is to restore integrity to how we elect our representatives, and in so doing restore Article 1 of the Constitution and the relationship between the public and the elected representatives. Today the Members work for one of the two parties in power, not for their constituents. Few realize that Newt Gingrich is the person that destroyed what integrity was left in our bi-partisan Congress. He turned the Members into foot-soldiers for their party, totally dependent on the party for salaries, staff, and committee assignments. That story is told by John Barry in The Ambition and the Power: The Fall of Jim Wright: A True Story of Washington.
Again, at its most simple, by what methods do you propose to achieve this revolution over the coming summer months?
I myself will not achieve anything. While Cynthia and I are interviewing some potential managers of a 501c4 and a 527 – Quantum Communications with Ed Rollins is at the top of my list – and we have Russ Verney, who managed United We Stand for Ross Perot tapped as our campaign manager – only the public can make this revolution. If this idea goes viral, I don’t need to do anything at all, but of course I will gladly make the rounds speaking to the common threat and the common solution, if invited to do so. #UNRIG is a very powerful hashtag.
I propose that the Alt-Right and Alt-Left come together at the Congressional district level, with people of color, Latinos, Greens, Libertarians, other small parties, and of course the 50% who are Independent or No Party Preference, and talk about the Election Reform Act of 2017. If they agree that this makes sense, then they should plan to occupy the home offices and front lawns of their Member of Congress – and their Senator if resident in their district – and present the Statement of Demand I provide, and the Integrity Pledge that Jim Turner inspired me to develop. If the Member signs the pledge, we hold them to it in September. If they refuse to do so, then the constituents should mobilize to destroy that Member’s career and replace them with someone who does sign the pledge. Both incumbents and aspirants for office should be required to sign the Integrity Pledge.
In theory, if this idea takes off it should not be difficult to raise $25 million for 90 days of intensive public education and mobilization. In theory, we should even be able to raise a billion dollars – 100 million voters giving $10, 50 million voters giving $20, 25 million voters giving $40. This is not money I want to touch – it needs to be properly channeled into a 501c4 and a 527. My role as an educator ends with the publication of the manifesto.
Robert, as you have championed the Electoral Reform Act since 2012, what has surprised you the most?
First, let me say that the Act has evolved since 2012. I am constantly delighted when citizens write in and point out things I did not know, for example, that Congressional Districts are based on all adults including foreigners and illegal immigrants, not just eligible voters. What has surprised me most is the degree of international interest in these ideas. The leadership of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has engaged, and fully a third of the donations to the educational non-profit are from outside the USA. Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands – there is a growing understanding that the Deep State is everywhere and election reform is the common solution. Integrity is what the 99% wants everywhere, not just here.
The cover of your manifesto features you and Cynthia McKinney in what looks remarkably like a 2020 campaign banner. Will you run as a ticket in 2020?
The short answer is probably not. My goal is to get a swing vote into Congress with the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2017 and honest elections in 2018. Donald Trump is our legitimately elected president and all things being equal I would rather support him in both his first term and a second term if he does not self-destruct. If Mike Pence steals the White House from Donald Trump with help from the Deep State, I will absolutely run for president in 2020 and I would be honored if Cynthia McKinney cared to be co-president. I call myself a Chief Enabling Officer (CeO). The days of electing one person with 27% of the eligible votes and then having that person “decide” everything are over.
The next president needs to be a den mother, not an executive. The next president needs to stand for one thing and one thing only: systemic integrity and evidence-based decision-making in the public interest – the one original idea in the election reform act that is truly my own is that which requires that each candidate name a coalition cabinet in advance of election day, which makes cabinet-level debates possible. America needs to elect a team with a holistic vision backed up by a balanced budget, also announced in advance of Election Day.
I am very worried about Donald Trump’s health. He is surrounded by traitors and mediocrities. I am not giving up on him, he is one of the smartest, hardest- working presidents we have ever had, and I know he can unrig the system if he connects with those of us that know how to do that.
My bottom line: I would rather help Donald Trump be the greatest president in modern history, achieving peace and prosperity for all. If he will not take my hand, then we move on, as the sub-title says, Beyond Trump & Sanders.
God Bless Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. They made it possible for my voice, and Cynthia’s voice, and many other voices, to finally be heard.
#UNRIG. Seize the day or be a slave for the rest of your life. It’s crunch time.
Who else would you like to come on board with this movement, in terms of well known names?
The image below says it all. Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Ventura, Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and several others.
Thank you both for your time and all the best to you on your endeavor.
Dr. Cynthia McKinney has been elected six times to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia and was the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. She is an activist against war and for human rights.
Robert David Steele is a former spy and co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center who created the Open Source Intelligence movement and more recently the Open Source Everything Engineering movement. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the 2017 cycle.
3 Reasons Why Introverts Are Undervalued in Today’s Society
It’s undeniable that our society favors assertive extroverted personalities with strong communication skills and underestimates the quiet ones. If you are an introvert, you have probably learned it the hard way.
It could be that you felt unseen in the classroom as a child or teen. Or you may have watched your less competent co-workers get a promotion thanks to their social skills.
It feels unfair, but if you think about our society, it makes perfect sense. The consumerist mindset that has become our second nature inevitably affects the way we treat other people. It seems that everything, including our personal qualities and worth as human beings, is translated into some kind of market value.
In other words, to make other people see your worth in personal or professional life, you need to be able to ‘sell yourself’. Yes, this expression alone tells it all.
You need to know how to make a good first impression, say the right things, and be assertive. If you can’t do it, you are perceived as incapable and uninteresting – whether we are talking about a job interview or an informal social gathering.
But it’s not the only reason why introverts are undervalued in our society. Here are a few more:
1. They are less efficient in teamwork
Communication and teamwork skills are required for all kinds of jobs. It seems that without being able to work in a team, it’s impossible to do your job even if your duties don’t involve interaction with clients.
Introverts are much more efficient when they work on their own and are given a certain extent of independence. They thrive in quiet environments with few distractions and interactions. This is when a quiet person gets the chance to unleash their creative self and make good use of their analytical skills.
Most office jobs don’t give employees this opportunity. Office meetings, group projects, phone calls and all the other attributes of a 9-to-5 job make it almost impossible for an introvert to be productive.
2. They don’t like to be in the spotlight
Sometimes it feels like we are living in a society of attention seekers. Today, you are expected to go public about the most personal matters, such as your relationship and family life.
People share their most intimate thoughts and feelings on social media, post updates about the most trivial events, such as what they had for dinner, and upload countless selfies.
Introverts are among those who still value privacy. They are less likely to showcase their lives online or share the details of their personal affairs with the whole world.
At the same time, the quiet ones don’t like to be in the spotlight at social events. An introvert will never interrupt you. They will listen to you and talk only when they have something important to say. This tendency to avoid attention can be mistaken for insecurity and even a lack of intelligence.
3. They prefer to be real than to be ‘nice’
If you want to make a good impression on others, you are expected to be nice. But what does it mean to be ‘nice’ anyway?
In an introvert’s mind, it equals saying things you don’t mean. Quiet personalities will never bombard you with compliments or say meaningless social pleasantries just to win your fondness. But if an introvert said something nice to you, then be sure that they truly meant it.
Small talk is another component of social relationships most introverts struggle with. To them, it embodies utterly dull, uncomfortable, and pointless conversations they can perfectly do without. For this reason, introverts are often mistakenly believed to hate people.
The truth is that they don’t – they just crave stimulating, meaningful conversations and choose their social circle more carefully than extroverts.
In my book, The Power of Misfits: How to Find Your Place in a World You Don’t Fit In, I write about the reasons why so many introverts feel inadequate and alienated from other people in today’s society. It all goes down to social expectations this personality type has to deal with from a very early age.
But the good news is that every introvert can overcome the negative effects of these expectations and find the right path in this loud, extroverted world.
The Esoteric Meaning Behind Neo’s Interrogation Scene in The Matrix
More than 20 years old now, The Matrix is recognized by fans across the world as being one of the most brilliant films in history, most notably for its deeper meaning and esoteric philosophy.
One scene that is particularly intriguing, considering the social climate of today, is Neo’s interrogation by the Agents of the Matrix.
Now, before we dig into the potential hidden meaning here, as I perceive it, and how Neo found himself in this uncomfortable position to begin with, let’s first establish some key points in relation to the overall story line that will help us to appreciate the implications behind this scene a little bit more.
What Does The Character Neo Represent in the Matrix?
Neo in ancient Greek (νέος) means new/young one. This is an important piece of the puzzle to help us understand what the directors of the film are trying to communicate to us. With that said, when we assess Neo’s character in the first film, we find that he is a solitary individual that keeps to himself and is struggling to find deeper meaning in this world by constantly searching the internet.
What Does The Character Morpheus Represent in the Matrix?
Morpheus in Greek mythology is a messenger of the gods. He appears to humans through dreams with the intention of delivering divine Knowledge and Truth. In the Greek mythos, he can appear in almost any form in people’s dreams, which could be because anyone, regardless of race, gender, or outward appearance, can be a messenger of enlightenment and Truth.
The First Matrix Film is About The Beginning of the Journey to Awakening
With the understanding of the deeper meaning behind what Neo and Morpheus’ characters represent in the film, we can now appreciate the intro scene of Neo sleeping (whilst searching for Morpheus) through a different lens of perception and awareness.
You see, Neo sleeping whilst searching online for Morpheus represents the early stages of the Truth seekers journey — “asleep” but still searching for deeper meaning in life — and hoping to find that meaning by seeking out a “messenger” of higher Knowledge and Truth.
Truth is Terrorism in the Empire of Lies
Through his incessant efforts, Neo begins to get closer and closer to finding the elusive Morpheus. This, however, also attracts the unwanted attention of the Agents in the Matrix, which represent the enforcers of the shadow government of this system. Their job is to ensure that no one exposes what the Matrix really is, and how it turns unsuspecting every day human beings into useful resources that it can use and exploit.
The Agents proceed to apprehend Neo and interrogate him, where they make it very clear that they’ve been spying on him and keeping meticulous records of his activities, both online and offline, for quite some time now. As we all know very well today, all around the world intelligence agencies are doing exactly that — tracking what we view online and keeping meticulous records on many of our movements.
The agents, however, do not see Neo as being a major threat to the Matrix system, as he is still in the early stages of his awakening and does not know enough to be a major threat. Instead, they offer him a deal where they will be willing to “wipe the slate clean” on his illegal activities online, if Neo will simply help them track down the man they call Morpheus, who they claim is “a known terrorist” that is “considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive”.
This represents that the single greatest threat to this manipulative system — which is overwhelmingly ruled by deception and exploitation — is any messenger of higher Knowledge and Truth that can potentially awaken those who are still “asleep” to what the proverbial Matrix really is. In fact, one could argue this sort of power struggle has been going on for thousands of years, and is possibly why Socrates was accused of “corrupting the youth” by the ruling class more than 2,000 years ago and subsequently sentenced to death; or why Fred Hampton was assassinated by government authorities in 1969; or, in more recent history, why civilians that were peacefully protesting against Wall Street and the bankers for their part in destroying the world economy in 2008, were targeted by the FBI and even labelled as potential “domestic terrorists“.
Simply put, Truth is terrorism in the empire of lies.
Neo, still being somewhat naïve and unbegun in his journey, rejects the Agent’s offer and demands he get a phone call because “I know my rights!”
To this, Agent Smith retorts, “tell me Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call if you’re unable to speak?”, which results in Neo’s mouth warping in the most eerie of ways.
This scene represents a lesson that all genuine Truth seekers eventually come to learn — this system is not concerned with human rights nor is it concerned with upholding authentic justice. Instead, it inculcates these beliefs and misperceptions into our minds from a very young age, because it serves to help legitimize its unnecessary existence in the eyes of the unsuspecting public and indoctrinate us as to why we think we need it. But in reality, our government guaranteed “rights” can be taken away from us in the blink of an eye.
In relation to current events, for example, many thousands of people worldwide have been arrested for violating curfew orders; In one Indian state, civilians were told they must take selfies every hour and send it to the authorities to prove that they are staying indoors; in South Africa, some have been fined for not wearing masks while driving their cars; In Boston in the United States, people have even been told that they will be fined if they walk “the wrong direction” down the street; Homeless people in France have reportedly been fined for not staying indoors; Some people have been arrested for attending funerals of loved ones because it violated lockdown orders; Others (including doctors and scientists) have had their right to freedom of speech censored online; In Australia, a pregnant woman was actually arrested in her home for facebook posts that encouraged protesting against the lockdown; According to the International Labor Organization, tens of millions are being pushed into unemployment; and travel all around the world has been severely restricted by these authorities who have taken it upon themselves to be the rulers of this planet by dictating what the rest of us can and cannot do. Whether you agree with these policies or not, these things cannot logically be called “rights” since they are so very easily violated and taken away from us.
There are many other examples that demonstrate how our government given “rights” are more of a comforting illusion than an actual reality, such as the CIA’s secretive Black Site torture programs, which have been done in cooperation with other intelligence agencies and authorities throughout the world. In these programs, people have been kidnapped — without any legal criminal charge or trial — and then taken to undisclosed secret locations where many of them are tortured for many months on end, in ways that are considered to be in violation of international law and basic human rights. The CIA, of course, simply claims they are suspected terrorists. In 2014, however, a Senate Intelligence Committee Report found that at least 26 of the people that were kidnapped and tortured were actually “wrongfully detained”.
Wake Up Neo — You Are the One
Fortunately, Neo manages to escape this unthinkable situation without any serious injury or harm. Soon after, he is contacted by Morpheus, where he is told that he was very lucky that the Agents underestimated his great potential and spared him, because if the Agents had known the great secret that Morpheus knows, then Neo would probably be dead.
Confused by the obvious strangeness of everything taking place, Neo asks Morpheus what the hell is going on, and what exactly is he talking about?? Without hesitation, Morpheus replies to him, “You are the one Neo — You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me, but I have spent my entire life looking for you.”
This is perhaps the most important lesson the new Truth seeker must eventually come to learn — We are the ones we have been waiting for to change this corrupt world my friends; and we must stop looking for heroes and human leaders to absolve us of this very serious responsibility. Instead, we must all take on the role of Morpheus — which is to awaken as many Neo’s (new minds) as we possibly can, whilst also taking on the role that represents the journey of Neo, by challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we authentically are.
By doing this, we will help to awaken and unleash the unique creative forces of each individual’s problem solving imagination; and we will also find unity in our shared struggle against the injustices, and corruption, of this inhumane system which invariably exploits us all.
If not us, then who? And if not now, then when?
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This Clever & Controversial Artwork Will Help You Think Deeper About Society
True artists are what I view as the antithesis of entertainers…
You see, an entertainer is concerned with popular opinion and giving the public what it wants to see. They intoxicate us with mindless amusements to help us escape reality and the everyday stresses of life. But artists, on the other hand, they give us what we need to see; by challenging us to to think deeper about the nature of reality, and the society in which we live, and they do this through the transcendent language of art.
With that said, I decided to collect some of the most thought provoking artwork from around the internet and offered my own little commentary on them…
Some people are hungry for food — Some people are just hungry for attention/Artist credit: Sergio Ingravalle
We are all so blinded by our ignorance and rage, that while we blame each other for our mutual struggles like fools, we’re ultimately getting screwed by the same elitists/Artist Credit: Lubomir Arsov
Despite what they might say, most people don’t actually want to see a reflection of reality — and therefore the Truth — Most people just want to see a narrow minded illusion that comforts their sensitive ego and impulsive feelings/Artist credit: Angel Boligán Corbo
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” — Attributed to Pericles/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
Is Facebook really fighting fake news or are they engaging in authoritarianism and censorship?/Artist credit: Luis Quiles
In a society as toxic as ours — where a climate of hatred, ignorance and fear insidiously infects the bulk of the population — In order to safeguard our health and wellbeing, we must stay connected to whatever it is that gives us an authentic sense of peace/Artist credit: Paweł Kuczyński (Online Store)
In spite of overwhelming historical evidence proving powerful people have engaged in child sex abuse, and it occurs in the shadows of every element and class of society, many of us pretend not to see, which is a shameful betrayal of our children/Artist credit: Lubomir Arsov
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” — Attributed to John F. Kennedy/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
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