Friday, January 31, 2014

Mark Passio - Cosmic Abandonment

And now, the final part. This is the follow-up to the Natural Law Seminar that Passio mentioned at said seminar. Be warned: you're going through the Looking Glass to get from here to there, but I assure you that this is still a better explanation than ANY OTHER on offer. (Also, you're going to see Battlefield Earth, and the Clams, in a new--and even worse--light.)

This is what Passio says about his own video: "This is Mark Passio's presentation "Cosmic Abandonment - An Explanatory Synthesis Regarding Human Origins, Psychopathy, Slavery And The Current Psychological And Social Conditions Of Humanity" which was presented in Philadelphia, PA on December 12, 2013 as part of the Philadelphia UFO Meetup Group hosted by Chris Augustin. Filmed and edited by John King.

In this two-hour presentation, Mark links ancient accounts of extraterrestrial visitation to our planet with the manifestation of the psychological conditions in which the human species currently finds itself. Questions explored include: Were we actually created by non-human entities as a hybrid slave species? Did our extraterrestrial "parents" inadvertently create a slew of genetic anomalies in the human species, including primary psychopathy, as a result of their imprecise genetic modifications? Did our extraterrestrial forbearers provide to us our systems of government, money, and religion; and to what ends did they do so? What effect did our "cosmic parents" sudden disappearance have upon the collective human psyche? What does humanity need to understand to rectify the deeply-seated psychological trauma that it has amassed over eons, as a direct result of our troubled origins?"


Told you.

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Pattern Recognition Time" by Arthur Capozzi (Natural Law Seminar Introductory Presentation)

This week, all week, I'm posting the videos for Mark Passio's Natural Law Seminar. These are from the Tragedy & Hope YT Channel. Then, on Friday, I'm going to post Passio's follow-up Cosmic Abandonment presentation. (All this in addition to things like New World Next Week, Buzzsaw, etc. that are both relevant and timely.)

This is T&H's description: "On October 19th, 2013 Mark Passio presented his seminar "Natural Law: The REAL Law of Attraction" at the Yale Omni, organized by Arthur Capozzi & Christopher Capozzi, and produced for distribution by Tragedy and Hope dot com. This is the introductory talk as offered by Arthur Capozzi, which will be followed in this playlist by the 3 parts (morning, afternoon, and evening) of Mark's seminar."

Sunday, January 26, 2014

ClandesTime 016: The C.I.A. and Homeland

Here's what they say about their own work: "Pearse Redmond of PorkinsPolicyReview joined me again to talk about the CIA-sponsored spy drama Homeland. We discuss the Agency links to the show, its commercial and critical success, the implications of the title, the context and subtext of the storyline, the characters, the themes and memes and possible predictive programming elements. We rounded off looking at the worldview and values underpinning the show, and thus imparted to the show's truly global audience."

Ukraine: The Media Coverage Exposes The Need For Multiple Sources

The media coverage regarding what's going on in Ukraine is a rather telling thing in its own right, and it demonstrates why no one should rely on just one source or set of sources and instead should maintain as diverse a set of media outlets as one can find and manage.

The Anglo-American Establishment (whom some refer to as "the globalists") uses its media outlets to promote a media narrative about the Ukraine protests as that of a population deeply desirous of tighter ties to Western Europe through the joining of the European Union and shying away from its established ties to Moscow (and thus its presence in the Russian sphere of influence), and the government's violent response is inspired by would-be Czar Putin using the pro-Moscow government of Ukraine as a cat's paw in throwing Russian imperial might around. Russian media promotes a narrative of an imperialist West subverting a prosperous traditional ally and poisoning it against its old friend and big brother, and the protests are actually a Western Intelligence operation run by the C.I.A. with aide from MI6 and other Western agencies and militaries intending to usurp Ukraine's government and making it a pawn for Western imperial ambitions.

The problem is that both narratives have traction, and they have traction because past similar incidents--going back at least into the 19th century--did actually happen for the reasons claimed in this current incident. The problem is compounded because the target audiences for these outlets are primed to accept the proposed narratives without any critical thought, and then prompted to act on those uncritically-accepted narratives upon the agencies most capable of changing the targeted groups' actions. (In this case, it would be the Ukraine government that's being fought over and the pressure groups are governments, celebrities, and non-government organizations with ties to Ukraine.) There has been precious little independent analysis of the events in Ukraine to date.

"Precious little", is not none. Boiling Frogs Post has an article that, unfortunately for those wishing that this was a true uprising against an evil Putin, exposes the origins of the protests as stemming from a Western intelligence operation. In other words, the Russian narrative has actual substance to it. The article's publishing date of the 7th, well before the current violence, makes itself even more credible now that we've seen that the claim--that this Ukraine thing is really an externally-organized and supported operation meant to place a pro-West puppet in charge--be substantiated in recent days. The Anglo-American media is, quite frankly, lying about the Ukraine just as they did about Egypt (the previous big success for this group, now known as Canvas and formerly as Optor, using Tahrir Square as its staging ground to replace one expired puppet with the new hotness: the Muslin Brotherhood).

If not for these independent sources, doing actual journalism and using open sources of information to process data into useful reports and producing their citations so we don't have to take their word for it, we'd soon be paralyzed by competing propaganda machines (which work well enough for Empire and its Thralls; if we don't fight, why we don't doesn't matter). This thing in Ukraine is part of a larger geo-political campaign by the West against Russia (mirrored by Western maneuvering against China; Joel Skousen is right: this is a conflict between three global powers), and we should keep this in mind as it goes towards its conclusion.

The NSA and the 9/11 Deception

James Corbett uploaded another Backgrounder video that he did for Global Research. Here's the description: "As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA's illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance. To counteract this, a bold new citizen-led initiative to nullify the NSA is now gaining momentum around the United States. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV."

Saturday, January 25, 2014

National Sovereignty vs. Immigration? - The Asia-Pacific Perspective

Yep, it's James Corbett again, this time teaming up with his partner Bloc West to do The Asia-Pacific Perspective. (The latter is an Australian's blog on political and economic matters pertinent to this part of the world, which you can find at here.) Here is the description: "Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region."

Friday, January 24, 2014

Buzzsaw! Obama Threats, Drone Arrests, and Bill Maher Bashes Snowden

ClandesTime 015 -- Mark Stone/Kennedy

Here's what they say about their own work: "Mark Kennedy was an undercover policeman who infiltrated the British anarchist movement for 7 years. In this episode I recount this story, highlighting how Kennedy (under the pseudonym Mark Stone) acted as an agent provocateur in cases that have now collapsed or are under appeal. I also look at how Kennedy and other undercover policeman have formed long term relationships with women within the radical movements they were spying on, and the psychological and legal ramifications of this. I round off with an analysis of possible predictive programming regarding the Kennedy/Stone case, and how the High Court made a key judgment in this case on the basis of the James Bond novels."

Who is Behind the Ukrainian Riots? - New World Next Week

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Justifying the Unjustifiable: Deconstructing the Lies of the NSA

Bonus Post for today!

James Corbett's latest Backgrounder report for Global Research is all about the NSA and figuring out how to wreck it permanently. Here's the video's description: "As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA's illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance. To counteract this, a bold new citizen-led initiative to nullify the NSA is now gaining momentum around the United States. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV."

Larken Rose: The Need For Edumacation

Larken Rose put it this way: "This is for those who think humans would be stupid, illiterate and helpless without years of institutionalized indoctrination."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sibel Edmonds Explains the CIA's "Reverse Engineering" of Erdogan

Corbett's latest Eyeopener is all about Erdogan of Turkey. "In this exclusive interview for the Boiling Frogs Post Eyeopener report, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds discusses her recent article, "Turkish PM Erdogan: The Speedy Transformation of an Imperial Puppet." We talk about Erdogan's falling out with Fethullah G├╝len and the CIA, and how serviceable puppets are discarded by their shadow government masters when they reach their "expiration date.""

Monday, January 20, 2014

Buzzsaw! Running For Congress with Marianne Williamson

Sean Stone's latest interview: "Marianne Williamson discusses her congressional campaign and why the political system needs reform of the heart and mind in this uncensored interview with Sean Stone on Buzzsaw. She outlines her goals for public office, the label of "new age," running as an independent, and the dark lessons of the 1960's in this full length discussion."

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and the TPP: An Opportunity to Demonstrate the Power of the Internet

This past week, the Federal Communications Commission lost a decision in Federal court regarding their regulations requiring network neutrality from the Internet Service Providers operating in the United States of America.

I agree that this is a very bad decision. I agree that this decision threatens to transform the Internet, as it is for end-users, into a series of walled gardens with mutual exclusivity between them. Furthermore, I agree that this decision overshadows the far greater threat that the Trans-Pacific Partnership poses to our online network. However, where I disagree with plenty of commentators is that the walled garden endgame is now inevitable and irreversible.

The usual array of petitioning Congress (specifically to stop the push to give Obama Fast Track authority; I support this for the same reason that I did when previous presidents wanted it- it puts too much power in the hands of the Executive and voids the Senate's duty to handle treaties, further impeding the citizenry's peaceful means of checking an overzealous government), organizing protest events, organizing lawsuits to stop the thing from happening, and more such peaceful resistance is already on offer and being deployed. I do not dismiss, out of hand, such measures as a waste of time.

What I want you, the reader, to comprehend is that these measures are quite likely to fail unless you know how to use them effectively. During my time in graduate school, I had the opportunity to take a seminar course where one of the two faculty teaching the course was an active political agent in my state government. Specifically, he was a speech-writer and public relations expert who worked on political campaigns and assessed public opinion on behalf of his employers. I took this course during the Autumn of 2012, so we closely monitored the final phase of the elections going on that season, with a strong emphasis on President Obama's re-election campaign.

None of these measures will work if you can't put more pressure on the elected officials than their financial backers can; you have to scare them, using the fear of failing to achieve re-election, and you have to be more terrifying than their own backroom backers because those moneybags have the leverage of backing a rival candidate to keep them in line. It's making them fear the mob (and getting lynched) more than they fear the bosses, nothing more, and that's assuming that your pushes aren't sabotaged by police infiltrators (as what happened to Occupy) or co-opted by rival oligarch factions.

If you are totally committed to peaceful measures, then I suggest that--as was the case with SOPA--you are far better off getting the corporations that rely on a free and open Internet to side with you on this matter. Reddit, Google, Yahoo, Apple, Activision, Valve, Sony Online Entertainment, Blizzard, Riot, and many more corporations (great and small alike) will get shafted in the transition to a walled garden/gated community model that cable television pioneered decades ago. While the bigger players, no doubt, have plans to make it work should that happen (and there are certainly factions within those bodies that want it to happen), there are still enough big players across the board with enough clout to torpedo any quisling movements if they know that they have all the public support required to kill it with fire. Therefore, in the course of mainstream political action, I recommend to those of you committed to being in that arena that you reach out to the corporate bodies that stand to lose big-time if Net Neutrality does actually die and have them cooperate with your movements to apply pressure to Congress and other relevant bodies to shoot this maneuver down.

For those of you reading from outside the United States, many of these same corporations operate where you live; the same option for private-public cooperative activism exists and I suggest that you consider it should you not want to go outside the lines. Pressure your national governments, and demonstrate outside any American embassy or consulate you can reach.

Yes, boycott any target you can clearly identify as a beneficiary to such a scheme.

Now, for those of you willing and able to go outside the lines, here's where I agree with you that your response is far more likely to be effective in both the short and the long run. What I want you folks to do is to play to the strength of the Internet: interpret this threat as damage and find out how to route around their bullshit, cut them out of the loop entirely, and bring the end-users effected back to the real--free--Internet as fast as you are able. The folks at Reddit's Darknetplan and related sub-reddits are already on the task, so it doesn't hurt to stop by and see what they're up to; chances are good that you'll find something useful to take up, and some way for you to contribute. The sooner that the speed of Internet technology is applied to outpace any threat to Net Neutrality, the better everyone all over the world will become as the impotency of this threat becomes manifest for all to see and laugh at.

That, readers, is the surest way out: to disregard the hoarsely-voiced proclaimers, to use their statute books as toilet paper, to tell them all to go fuck themselves while ensuring that we--your friends, your peers, your children, etc.--can go on enjoying the Internet as it was born to be- FREE AND INDEPENDENT. Find a way to kill the power of the ISP--to remove the kill-switch, and therefore kill the idea of a kill-switch--and you will save the Internet forever. If you do this, you discredit the authority and power of government as well as facist/corporatist private bodies who work with them; you will show that anarchism is viable now on a global level. Make Empire fall.

Tragedy and Hope: Professor Carroll Quigley and the "Article that Said Too Little" by Kevin Cole

Let's see what the T&H gang have to say about this video...

"Tragedy and Hope: Professor Carroll Quigley and the "Article that Said Too Little" by Kevin Cole / Available in HD and in print, this article juxtaposes a recorded interview with Carroll Quigley to the article written about the interview, exposing serious contradictions. Written, Narrated, & Presented by Kevin Cole of the Tragedy and Hope online research community.

Kevin's work has been featured in numerous episodes of History... So It Doesn't Repeat (series) and throughout many episodes of T&H's Peace Revolution podcast. Kevin is a co-producer of "The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto" (2012) and co-writer of the film "State of Mind: The Psychology of Control" (2013) He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Great Chain of Being and the Organic Unity of the Polis" (2014)."


Friday, January 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Buzzsaw! FBI Priorities, Class Action Clampdown + Millionaire Congress

Delayed, but here, is last week's Buzzsaw episode. Here's what the crew has to say about it: "Government corruption and the latest in independent media truth digging here on the Buzzsaw news, where we look at protesters in the Ukraine holding mirrors up to police riot squads, John McCain asking for a closer look to be paid to the NSA, US Government connections to sweatshops abroad, and the millionaire majority currently sitting in congress. Tyrel Ventura and producer Tabetha Wallace steer you through the stormy seas in this episode of Buzzsaw."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DANGER: Nullify NSA Gaining Ground (Racism! Slavery!)

It's the Eyeopener Report again.

Corbett, working for Boiling Frogs Post, put forth this report on the bullshit hit-job on the new Nullification Movement and why the mainstream is all about smearing it. Watch and enjoy, because Corbett ain't having it.

Monday, January 13, 2014

ClandesTime 014 - Is Edward Snowden a False Flag?

Tom Secker, the host, explains it this way: "In this episode I take on a big and controversial question and answer in the affirmative: I think Edward Snowden is a false flag operative. Using purely open source information I look at his biography, the documents he supposedly accumulated and leaked, and the potential reasons for such a fake whistleblower operation. I provide a breakdown of my reasoning for my conclusion, before rounding off looking at where the Snowden story is going, and what we can do about it."

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Action Is Inevitably Required

First, a note on the book project: I have my new writing software now. I've taken the time to get familiar with it, and now I'm getting out my notes, materials and papers. I'll be reviewing my Master's work when I'm not writing the fiction novel.

And now, our feature presentation...

Max Igan, he of The Crowhouse, made a few big moves this past year. One of these was a journey to Peru to visit the native peoples there, see first-hand their issues, and bring back what he saw. Another was a journey to Palestine, sneaking into and out of that occupied land, again so we'll benefit from his first-hand experiences there. He's continued to oppose the fracking operations in Byron Bay back in his homeland of Australia, decided to give David Icke's "People's Voice" operation a chance, and now he's pushing on something bigger.

Igan's decided upon a course of action that backs up the years of radio show rhetoric he's given about withdrawing our consent, retaking our power, and bypassing the State entirely in favor of acting directly--yet peacefully--to accomplish the twin ends of bringing Empire down and putting in its place a far more healthy and viable alternative. To this end, Igan's established The Full Circle Project, and one of the things he wants to accomplish through this project is to use the system against itself where it proves vulnerable. I linked to his video about this previously, so you can find it at that post or at the Full Circle site; take an hour and listen.

Say what you like about Icke (I have), but his People's Voice thing is another attempt at doing something useful about the situation at hand. Icke thinks that a more traditional, but independent, media outlet is just such a thing at this time; his background in television, and his long and successful relationship with the independent media, likely had a significant influence in making this decision. I have no idea if this--or Igan's "Full Circle" move--will bring about anything of substance (let alone achieve their intended aims), but I will say this:

It is better to take action and fail than to refrain from acting at all.


I do not say that idly. It's taken me many, many years to reprogram myself out of my own fear of failure due to my own traumatic experiences as a child; the catalyst was an equally-powerful ecstatic experience wherein I "saw" (for lack of a better word) that this natural existence is actually a forgiving one, and now I can't unsee it. This is why I'm embarking on these writing projects.

Act. I don't know what you should do; I don't know you, so I don't know your circumstances, resources, or mentality- I can't give competent advice. Like Morpheus said to Neo, all I can do is bring you to the door; you have to decide to open it and walk through. You may fail; if you don't give it all due diligence then you are all but certain to fail. That's not an excuse to not act. Everyone dies, reader, and most don't die peacefully in their sleep due to old age. Sure, you may not be able to do it all in one swift stroke; no one reading this post is in that position. Yet you are in a position to make progress towards that goal- whatever it is. If you want to get out, start taking stock of what it will take to make that happen and then assess what you can do to move in that direction. Me, I want to write and publish books in both my field of study and my area of interest; I have to have actual manuscripts to make that happen, so that's what I'm doing now while I look ahead to the next step.

I may fail. I may not succeed as I planned, or when I planned, even if I do succeed. There are variables wholly outside of my control, or the control of anyone else that decides--for love or money--to help me make this happen, but that cannot deter me from taking this action here and now. If I fail, I know that it will not be the end of the world; what I want to do is immune to automation, so my odds can only improve over time. I have something of worth to share, and I now have the skill to say it, so now is the time to make it happen- and what I have to say is my part in the effort to make Empire fall.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Eyeopener: First Look - Omidyar's $250 Million Dollar Media Venture and the Greenwald / Paypal / NSA saga

James Corbett's latest Eyeopener for BoilingFrogsPost is up. Here's the description: "Of the many intriguing aspects of the Snowden story, by far one of the most frustrating is that, other than a few interviews and press conferences, almost everything we know about Snowden, his motivations, and the documents themselves come from intermediaries who have found themselves in the position of spokespeople on the case. Even such basic questions as how many documents Snowden leaked is still unclear, with various sources listing anything from 10,000 to 1.7 million documents. If details as basic as these vary so widely between sources, how much more opaque are the more difficult questions of Snowden's motivations and intentions, let alone the specifics of any deals he may have made with journalists about how this data was to be disseminated?"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Rule from the Shadows - The Psychology of Power - Part 1

Our friends at Storm Clouds Gathering have a new documentary film for you to watch. Below is part one of that film, embedded for your convenience, and the sources cited can be found here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Randy Mabe Interview - "Astrotheology: Fact or Fiction?" - #188

Jan Irvin brings us another (very long; you won't be watching TV for an evening) episode of the Gnostic Media podcast. (Jan's description of what's in this episode is immediately below.) For those wondering if Astrotheology is a thing, and if it's legit, make yourself comfortable because this one is for you.

Description: "Randy Mabe joins us for this episode, titled "Astrotheology: Fact or Fiction?". This episode is being released on Sunday, January 05, 2014, and was recorded December 27, 2013.

Randy Mabe has been a Real Estate Appraiser for over 20 years.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate. He also has 2 Associates Degrees one in Accounting and the other in Computer Science.
Recently, Randy has gone back to school and has taken the following classes:

  • Mythology
  • World Religions
  • The New Testament
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Astronomy

    After watching Part 1 of the Movie Zeitgeist, Randy began an intense study of Religion and Astrotheology.

    This study includes watching/listing to nearly 4 hours of documentaries every working day. Basically, by working out of the home and as he types real estate appraisals he listens to documentaries on YouTube.

    One night while sitting in a hot tub, Randy noticed something in the stars, it was a cross. Shortly after that Randy made a connection between the quatrains of Nostradamus and Astrotheology.

    So, after 4 years of taking college classes, reading books and watching documentaries Randy is here on Gnostic Media to present the following theory:

    That Nostradamus did not predict Hitler, Napoleon or any future events. What Nostradamus is really trying to tell us is that the Astronomy of 2012 is the astronomy for the greatest story ever told, or the bible narratives."


    Of course, I'm embedding the video for your benefit. Get your notepad and grab yourself a cup, because you want to give this your full attention.

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    ClandesTime 013 - Alt Media Icons

    Let's let the boffins speak for themselves: "Adam of CerebralRevolt.com returned for the third part of our ongoing conversation. In this episode we focused on some of the icons of the alternative media - Alex Jones, David Shayler, Tony Gosling and Ben Fellows. We discussed the psychological impact of sensationalism on the alt media audience, the general lack of sane critical thinking about major alt media figures and the possible motivations these people might have for their behaviour."

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    The World According To Monsanto (The GMO Truth and LIES)

    It's a nearly two-hour documentary. Like we need to be told, but hearing specifics on how shit Monsanto is does make it harder to ignore.

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

    What To Look Forward to in 2014

    It's the first Sunday of 2014. Following up from last week, let me take this post to lay out what I want to do in particular this year.

    Empire will continue. Sundays will be me writing some form of original article, commentary, etc. so if you're here for me and not for my curation you can reliably show up once a week and tune out the rest of the time. The work-week, for the most part, will be me posting links and videos to others that are relevant to this blog as a way of boosting their signal and bringing together you folks with these other people. Saturdays I now leave open, so I may or may not write original content there; leaving that day as a wild card creates a buffer to react to weekly developments as I see fit.

    The other thing you can count on, though not for some months, are me posting fragments of my book-length manuscript. This will be one of two long-form writing projects that I'm taking on this year (the other being a genre fiction novel), with the goal to have both of them at the end of the first draft stage by the end of 2014 and ready for me to seek out beta readers, editors, etc. (or to go through the traditional route, if I can make that a viable option). More on that as it develops.

    Finally, I'm going to add at least one new regular feature, which I'm calling "The Annotated Bibliography". (If you don't know what that is, then--as is often the case--Wikipedia is your friend.) I have not decided on how frequently I will post entries (mulling over weekly, bi-weekly and monthly posts), but I'm going to do it on Tuesdays because that's when new media gets released in the commercial world and I enjoy some sly references here and there.

    Expect another post like this in 12 weeks, at the end of the quarter.

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    Buzzsaw 2014! The Year in Political Corruption, Steroid Cow Scandal + Navy Radiation Poisoning

    Here's what our friends at Buzzsaw wrote to describe this episode: "We run through political corruption in Washington, the ongoing Fukushima fallout and how it is affecting the US Navy, toxic steroids being used in livestock, unmanned drones and the FAA and more in the first Buzzsaw news of 2014. We also look at unusual campaign fundraisers-from alligator hunts to Justin Bieber concerts-and the shocking redistribution of wealth in America, plus how Occupy is setting up transitional housing in one of America's coldest cities-here with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace."

    In other words, covering shit that the mainstream can't or won't. Same scene, different year. Enjoy!

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Clyde Lewis on the Iron Law of Oligarchy and Its Current Application

    Today, Clyde Lewis published an essay on the Iron Law of Oligarchy as it applies to the interval between 1914 and 2014. No video or audio here, so grab a cup and read it at the link given. (And stop being lazy; you'll never see a "TL/DR" here.)

    One thing I do agree with Lewis on is that the next great disaster will, again, be created by Empire for its benefit. Unfortunately for us, this is due to Empire seeing that it's in a make-or-break position--the oligarchy is aware that its eternal destruction is possible, and it's freaking out trying to prevent that from happening--and as such it stands to go overboard in its scheme to make that happen.

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Welcome to 2014! Larken Rose Wants YOU to be Free, in Heart and Mind

    Here's what Rose says about the video below: "In between all the philosophizing going, it's worth mentioning some very encouraging things happening on a more instinctive, gut level, in a whole lot of people. There are lots of emotional sparks out there who just need a little intellectual fuel to become beacons of true freedom."