GQ magazine recently interviewed Vince Vaughn, and you might be wondering why we’re talking about it here at CE. These types of interviews rarely yield information more significant than a celebrity’s favourite food or brand of jeans, but this time around, things were a little different. Vaughn made some pretty powerful statements about two topics that are encouraging the masses to put their thinking caps on and question the world around them. One of the topics was Edward Snowden, and the other was gun control.
It’s great when a celebrity uses their reach to give voice to real issues, and this seems to be turning into a common trend, as many others are doing the same on various different topics that deserve some serious attention.
Here’s what he had to say about Edward Snowden:
Edward Snowden is a hero. I like what he did. My idea of treason is that you sell secrets to the enemy. He gave information to the American people. Snowden didn’t take information for money or dogmas. Governments claim to write endless laws to protect us, a law for this, a law for that, but are they working? I don’t think so. The consequences are that there is a staggering loss of freedom for the individual. I look at the drug wars and they are absolutely f***ing ridiculous. There is a black market and the prisons are overcrowded and it’s not preventing drug use. There’s a corruption that goes all the way to the top. (source)
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Vaughn’s comments are (in my opinion) pretty great.
John F. Kennedy himself once said that “the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers that are cited to justify them … [and] there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of censorship and concealment….” (source) This applies so well to the example of Edward Snowden. Why? Because the information that was leaked by Snowden was only “top secret” because of national security. “National security” has been used to keep secrets for decades, and we applaud Edward Snowden (and other whistle-blowers) who have/are risking their lives to try to make the world a better place.
Our world of secrecy isn’t really necessary, the entire national security platform is built on a mountain of lies, deceit, and deception. 9/11 is a perfect example of that.
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” – Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook
Government secrecy relies on a continued threat from outside of the country to justify itself, and because such a threat serves the interest of so many elites, the whole practice has gotten way out of control. But the people of Earth deserve a transparent world, one where lies and “false flag” events are not created to justify the black budget world.
Many people are still waking up to the fact that government secrecy goes far beyond surveillance. According to some historians, the US government classifies more than 500 pages of documents every single year. You can find out more information about (some of) these programs in the below that we published a couple of years ago:
You can also find more CE articles about Eward Snowden and his multiple revelations HERE.
Here’s what Vaughn had to say about gun control:
“I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back. All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.” (source)
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Personally, I do not support anybody on the planet having a gun. However, I think it would be even more outrageous if the government and military were allowed to bear arms and their citizenry was not. If you are going to take away guns from people, you should not be allowed to bear arms yourself. If the government/police are able to bear arms, then so should the citizenry.
Guns should not (in my opinion) even exist. We live in a world where violence is encouraged, where the industry of war is fuelled by the manufacturers of weapons in a never-ending, self-serving cycle of greed. There is a reason that gun shops are so abundant in the United States – it’s an incredibly lucrative industry.
If you really want to ban guns, then rid the entire planet of them so nobody has, or will ever have, access to them again, and that includes the government.
Vaughn raises a great point, that the people’s trust in their own “abusive” government is completely gone. The reason many people oppose gun control, for the most part, is because of a felt need to protect themselves from their own government. Think about that for a second.
Again, I would like to reiterate that I believe we are capable of evolving beyond the need for weaponry and the need to protect ourselves. As it is right now, our countries’ need for these things is based primarily on lies, on false flag terrorism. As far as individual protection from other human beings, prowlers, and more, that’s another story.
It would be nice to hear your thoughts on this subject, so feel free to share in the comments section below.
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