Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise - An Update for SOTT Readers
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:31 EST
In response to my last article, Letters From The Edge, which included a recent missive from Victor Clube, author of The Cosmic Serpent and The Cosmic Winter, I stated:
We aren't talking about a giant asteroid here that is going to create a global wave of firestorm destruction like the movies depict! It's not Planet X or Nibiru! It's NOT the End of the World (at least not for everybody, but certainly for those who aren't prepared and happen to be in the line of fire!) But yeah, it might be somewhat like the Black Death with the loss of half the population of one or more continents, or the great Chicago Fire or Tunguska or even all of these rolled into one; but all of those events were survivable had the victims been informed and prepared. Yes, there are those who, even had they been informed and prepared would not have survived in any case, but we choose the optimistic path: Knowledge Protects. And we are trying our hardest to give you that knowledge.
One reader commented on the article as follows:
What I've picked up so far is that the formation of true community where people share perspective, information, knowledge and material resources such as pooled labor and the fruits of such (cash) is one of the main ways that persons can create the situation where they can survive such a cosmic disaster. Knowledge of what's really happening being another--which among other potential benefits, prevents paralyzing fear and panic--enabling persons to Think in real time as some thing happens. Therefore, sharing and spreading knowledge of what's really happening to encourage greater awareness and the formation of such community groups being another.
Would you please write an article/articles where you share other ideas/suggestions on how to survive such a possible/probable cosmic event as described?
Needless to say, we all need to help SOTT stay online for such an article to come out.
I'm trying to get there.
What's so interesting is that I was also doing that in the Wave Series when the attacks from another pack of cyberpaths began. Coincidence? Not likely, even if the attackers are unaware of what is driving them. As we have pointed out, people's emotions can be used to drive them anywhere a clever manipulator wants them to go. That is not to exclude conscious "agents of attack and diversion" either, but let's keep it simple and assume that most people are unaware of how easily they can be - and are - controlled.
Over the past 20 years or so, I have learned a lot from those types of individuals, painful though those lessons were, and what I have learned is that, when possible, it is important to continue to focus as completely as possible on putting the needed information together and getting it out there for you, our readers, while giving as little air time to the attackers as possible. One has to have nerves of steel and be free of all self-importance in order to be able to ignore the attacks and attackers. Of course, those attacks have had an impact on us, personally - including our health - as well as the website. Think of how many people will have a knee-jerk reaction and refuse to read the very information that could save their lives because of the accusation "cult"?! A cunning slander that does more damage to the people it puts off than it does to us, actually. It's also very sad that the very people that we seek most to help - the masses of normal, decent human beings, the lost sheep of society - can be so easily sidetracked and diverted from their own best interests and induced to serve the interests of a pathological elite structure that cares nothing for them, their children, or their future. As Andzrej Lobaczewski wrote:
A normal person deprived of privilege or high positions goes about performing some work which would earn him a living; but [pathological deviants in power] never possessed any solid practical talent, and the time frame of their rule has eliminated any residual possibilities of adapting to the demands of normal work. If the law of normal man were to be reinstalled, they and theirs could be subjected to judgment... they would be threatened by a loss of freedom and life, not merely a loss of position and privilege. Since they are incapable of this kind of sacrifice, the survival [their rule over humanity] becomes a moral idea. Such a threat [their exposure and overthrow] must be battled by means of psychological and political cunning and a lack of scruples with regard to those other "inferior-quality" people. [...]
[True majority rule] is a nightmare vision [for the pathological elites].
The biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority is thus a "biological" necessity. Many means serve this end, starting with concentration camps and including warfare with an obstinate, well-armed foe who will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at him, namely the very power jeopardizing pathocrats rule. Once safely dead, the soldiers will then be decreed heroes to be revered in paeans, useful for raising a new generation faithful to the pathocracy. [Ponerology: The Science of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes]
But, there are times when it is simply necessary to mount a defense.
Miyamoto Musashi, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke, or by his Buddhist name Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman famed for his duels and distinctive style. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became the legendary founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today. My son recently wrote about the present situation:
Musashi never backed down from a fight, whether he knew he could win or he knew he could lose, and it doesn't matter who, what, when or where, there is no such thing as an unimportant battle.
Ideally you should choose your battles, but sometimes, the battle chooses you. A mosquito might be a small creature, easily squashed, but it can carry a lethal disease, it can kill, regardless of its size. So some might argue to ignore the mosquito, let it bite you and others, as usually it can be more or less harmless, but sometimes, it can kill, and so, in times when a lethal diseases that is carried by mosquitoes is rampant, you should squash a mosquito, to protect yourself and others.
"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children."
He is right. This is not just about sott.net. This lawsuit could set a precedent for everything that everyone says and does on the internet. Do not underestimate the power of a precedent that may be set in Federal Court. The freedoms of every single forum on the net are threatened by this suit. The freedoms of many alternative websites - if not most of them - are threatened by this law suit. If they don't realize that, then they aren't paying attention. If they do realize it and still do not come to our aid, I think we can safely assume that they are not on the side of Freedom and Truth. It's not even necessary for any of them to agree with anything we say to support this battle against Suppression.
I don't agree with my attackers, but they have the right to say what they want about my work. Unfortunately, most of my attackers don't really talk about my work, they attack me personally, vindictively, and even illegally, in the sense that they DO defame and libel me in a way that is not just an exercise of their right of Free Speech.
I don't want to go too far in that direction at the moment. Suffice it to say that, as long as we have an attorney who can take care of such things for us, giving us a modicum of peace of mind, and the financial support to pay that attorney and survive, I will be able to concentrate, to do the research and present it in clear, understandable articles for everyone. We are thankful for all the support thus far, but we have by no means reached the "comfort zone." We hope that all of you will spread the word on the net in every way you can and let people know what we are trying to do here, that we are totally reader supported, and everything we research and write is made available for free to everyone. We don't carry advertising, we don't have "pay per view" material, and we cater to no one and nothing but the Truth, or as close to it as we can get.
I'm confident that our readers will do all that is necessary to keep the lighthouse burning and the next installment of the Comet Series is underway, good lord willing and the creek don't rise!