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Before you start reading, please keep in mind that the only thing we should really be ‘patriotic’ about is planet Earth, and all life on it.

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Edward Snowden is one of many whistleblowers to have emerged over the past decade trying to let the world know what is really going on, not only in the United States, but all over the world. Fortunately, for the sake of others and their rights, Snowden has gained the attention of the masses, giving a voice to whistleblowers before him who were largely ignored or ridiculed. You have to understand, it’s very difficult for people to share information that threatens the control structure of the elite. They risk their lives doing what they do.

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Snowden revealed that your entire life has been tracked, stored, and recorded using multiple techniques. No conversation goes unheard, and virtually no action goes unseen. He told the world that a “super national intelligence organization” known as the “five eyes” is behind it all, and can do whatever it wants. He also told the world that organizations like these operate far beyond the laws of their own countries.

He also revealed some of the aftermath of World War II:

The Five Eyes alliance is sort of an artifact of the post World War II era where the Anglophone countries are the major powers banded together to sort of cooperate and share the costs of intelligence gathering infrastructure. So we have the UK’s GCHQ, we have the US NSA, we have Canada’s CSEC, we have the Australian Signals Intelligence Directorate, and we have New Zealand’s DSD. What the result of this was over decades and decades was sort of a supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the laws of its own countries.

The fact that they are above the law has been mentioned by numerous insiders over the decades. For example, the highest ever ranking Asian American politician, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, revealed that “there exists a shadowy government with its own air force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances.”

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He’s not the only one, and you can view some similar quotes in an article we published about the “secret government” here.

Why Is Snowden a Great Example of a Real Patriot?

Known as “the father of public relations,” Edward Bernays once said:

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

This quote comes from his book Propaganda, which was written in 1928, and unfortunately, not much has changed since its publication. Society has been being brainwashed for a long time, and have been made to believe that certain truths are simply conspiracy theories.

The greatest example of this is Edward Snowden’s leaks about mass surveillance. But we already know there are multiple secretive programs running and information that has yet to see the light of day, which begs the question, how is the world going to react when they find out the truth of much more sensitive and secretive information?

These programs lie within the black budget world, and are known as Unacknowledged Special Access Programs. You can read more about black budget programs in more detail here. Please keep in mind that surveillance is one out of many programs operating without any Congressional oversight.

Snowden is a patriot because he believes in information transparency. While some argue surveillance programs are needed to protect national security and to ensure public safety, Snowden and others have stated over and over again that mass surveillance does neither, and, what’s worse, takes away our rights as citizens.

JFK said it best:

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 to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. . . . 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 official censorship and concealment. . . .

We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

‘National Security’ Is a Joke, and Purposely Maintained to Justify Unethical Government Behaviour

It’s still difficult to understand the justification of mass surveillance beamed out into the mainstream, and according to many, there is none. Instead, we seem to have a group of global elite that, as JFK emphasizes above, want to capitalize on and announce the need for security in order to “expand its meaning to the very limits of censorship and concealment.”

For example, the biggest justification for surveillance and the secrecy of these programs is the threat of terrorism, and events like 9/11, but how can the United States justify these programs using threats that they themselves create?

It wasn’t long ago that the Pentagon was ousted for paying a PR firm over $500 million to create fake terrorist videos. (You can read more about that here.) This issue was also brought up at the International Conference on the New World Order, where evidence for this belief was presented by multiple people. You can read more about that conference, and false flag terrorism in general, here.

“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”

– David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence (source)

Here is a great video of award winning American journalist Ben Swann, who works to expose things like this.
This phenomenon is called “false flag terrorism.”  9/11 is the perfect example, as there are now published studies in reputable peer-reviewed physics and engineering journals detailing how it was an inside job. You can access some of those and read more about it in this article: “Physicists & Engineers Publish Another 9/11 Study: All Three Buildings Were ‘Destroyed By Controlled Demolition.’ “

Modern Day Patriotism Is Really the Exact Opposite

It’s a wonderful thing to support your country, but true patriotism bears little resemblance to the patriotism encouraged by the media. It’s not joining the military and fighting for your country, since you’re not really fighting for your country going after a “terrorist threat.” You’re actually fighting for corporations and a group of global elite, who, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the 13th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, use “imaginary” (like false flag terrorism) and mythical threats to enforce their ideas on others. You’re fighting for their interests, and it doesn’t seem like they have the best interests of the people in mind.

Here is a great quote that echoes this sentiment:

“The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”

Mark Twain (source)

We are conditioned and made to believe that military service is something to be proud of. While these men and women may enlist in order to serve their country, with a tremendous amount of bravery and good intentions going into that decision, that does not mean their good intent is being directed to good aims.

True patriotism requires us to detach from all of the brainwashing we experience on a daily basis and recognize that the government is not free from fault. Public scrutiny and participation in politics is one of the necessary checks and balances for true democracy. But sometimes it’s hard to accept the truth about something we care for so much, and for some people, it’s their country.

At the end of the day these are nothing but invisible lines.

“Being patriotic doesn’t mean simply agreeing with your government. Supporting your government, attempting to defend their values, doesn’t mean simply saying yes, okay, whatever you say. In fact, I would argue that being willing to disagree, particularly in a risky manner, is actually what we need more of today. When we have this incredible, often fact-free environment, where politicians can simply make a claim and then it’s reported, without actual critical analysis of what that means or what that effect would be, how do we actually steer democracy, how do we actually guide the boat. But if we have facts, and if we have people who have actually worked with these capabilities who are also participating in their democracy, maybe we can do a little bit better here. I am one of the only people who have worked with these mass surveillance programs directly who is able to comment on these openly. Everyone else in the United States, for one reason or another, has their speech chilled either by fear of prosecution,which would be the vast majority of individuals, or because they want to comment anonymously to journalists or whatever.” (source)

Real patriotism involves critical thinking and constant questioning, not blind trust. Unfortunately, we now live in a world of mass propaganda and brainwashing, making it difficult to discern truth from lies. The first step is looking at multiple sources, and this can be hard, because our perception of most of the important events that happen on our planet is controlled by a handful of corporations who control mainstream media.

We’ve Clearly Experienced a Shift in Consciousness

That being said, we’ve clearly already experienced a shift in consciousness, and that shift is ongoing. By this I mean that the way we perceive our world and what we regard as truth is changing. This was made even more evident by the fact that mainstream media labelled almost all other independent media as “fake news.”

The world’s eyes have shifted from mainstream media to alternative media; the world has lost faith in mainstream media and is starting to look for new sources. As a collective, we are actually starting to see through the veil that’s been blinding the masses for so long, and that’s a very encouraging thought.

It’s definitely an exciting time to be alive right now. Don’t you think?

 

 

 

 

 

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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