Restoring the Heart of America: American Crisis Newsletter Part 1

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Posted on Freedom Advocates on November 7th 2008

At the end of 1776 Thomas Paine wrote a series of articles entitled “American Crisis.” This series played a critical role in saving the Revolutionary war against the British. Most of the British officers returned home for the winter thinking that the war was over. It was a very bleak time for the colonial army after their humiliating loss in New York. Most of the troops went home for the winter, and those that stayed were freezing and starving. Many defected to the British.

Paine’s first letter in the American Crisis series shifted the
public awareness, and troops enlisted and people donated essential
materials. Paine’s articles made a major impact.

The first letter began with this incredibly powerful statement:

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

It would appear from watching the election news, and all that we hear from the media, that the collectivists have won the battle for the hearts of American’s citizens. After all aren’t we poised to elect a President who has stated publicly that he believes in the Marxist motto “From each according to his ability to each according to his need?” For those who believe in freedom it seems to be a dark time, just like it did for those who believed in the fight for liberty in December of 1776. I urge you to realize that many very good things have happened in the past weeks, and in spite of the country seeming to take a turn toward collectivism. I want to bring your attention to one of the major historic turning points in the fight for liberty, the fight over the “bail out bill”.

Many people, from different parties, varying points of view, and different economic backgrounds, all worked very hard to defeat the outrageous bail-out bill. Not only did the government eventually pass it, but they added another 150 billion in outrageous spending to the original 700 billion (this will actually end up being countless trillions with much of it going to foreign banks). On the Monday following the final vote the markets crashed and the people showed what they thought of the dreaded bail-out bill!

The whole situation was created in the first place by allowing our surrogate (government), in association with a cartel of private bankers (The Federal Reserve), to print money at their whim for almost a century. Now, of course, the situation is much worse. We have now given the government and bankers even more authority to print even more money out of thin air.

Here is an appropriate analogy: There has been a massive and incredibly destructive campaign of arson all over the country. Finally, after trillions of dollars of damage is done, they find the arsonist. He is then tried and found guilty with irrefutable evidence. It is then up to the people’s elected representatives to make a decision of what the punishment will be. Next, the people let their representatives know emphatically what they think, and the people of course respond with common sense, and their responses are almost 95 to 1 in favor of stopping the arsonist from ever being able to repeat his crimes again.

So the punishment is decided upon by the elected representatives; our surrogates. Their decision is to provide the arsonist with 700 billion gallons of gasoline, 150 billion matches, and set him free!!

That is exactly what happened when this bill was passed. The government and FED have been printing money and creating massive debt for decades creating a horrendous monetary crisis, and they fixed the problem by giving the government (surrogate power) even more authority to do even more of the same thing! And they did it with over 95% of the people (indigenous power) telling them not to do it!

So what is positive about this situation? Where is the silver lining in this situation? The fact that so many people responded and told their representatives not to pass this bill is a huge victory for the forces of freedom, peace, and love. This was a massive outpouring of indigenous power in our country. And for the first time the true paradigm of power was glaringly apparent. The illusory paradigm is that we are split according to left and right or Republican and Democrat. The reality is quite different. The real paradigm is top down vs. bottom up, or indigenous power vs. surrogate power.

The primary victory for indigenous power in this episode is that the surrogates were clearly exposed and THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED BY PARTY. The assembled forces of the surrogates included the Republican and Democratic leadership of both houses, the Republican President, and the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates. They all worked together for their masters and against indigenous power, the people they were elected to represent. The masters of our surrogates, of course, are primarily the owners of the privately owned Federal Reserve, the money masters.

So lets look at what happened. Millions of Americans saw the true nature of surrogate power. Many Americans saw that they could make a difference with the first vote in the congress; this was a huge victory for indigenous power when the bill was defeated in the house. The surrogates had to use all their power of deceit, bribery (billions in pork), intimidation (threats of martial law), and media manipulation (owned by the power elite) to pass this bill. So we lost the battle but won a huge victory by exposing the criminal conspiracy masquerading as our government.

The fact is that many more millions of people are aware that what ‘we the people’ say does not make any difference. Finally America is starting to wake up to the fact that we are no longer a REPUBLIC or a DEMOCRACY. WE ARE IN FACT AN OLIGARCHY.

“A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit has been concentrated. The growth of the nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world — no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.” — Woodrow Wilson, a few years after realizing his mistake in signing the Federal Reserve bill.

So where do we go now. First we have to educate every person we know, through whatever means we have at our disposal, that this is not a battle between left and right. That is just an illusion to keep us under control. It is called divide and conquer. We now know that this is a battle between the surrogates and their controllers versus the people. It is a clear battle between top down government and bottom up government. It is surrogate power aligned against indigenous power. The key to victory is making every person aware of the fact that the only legitimate source of power is indigenous power. Once enough people understand that the government is truly a servant and that we the people have the power to alter or abolish it, as is stated in our primary founding document the Declaration of Independence, then it will be over for the corrupt influences that currently control our servant government.

In the next newsletter, which will be the second installment of the New American Crisis series, we will look at what happened to bottom up government in this country. Specifically we will look at the Communist Manifesto, which was written by Karl Marx in 1848, as a guideline to usurp the power of the people inherent in a democracy or republic and replace it with total governmental (surrogate) power. We will see how well the forces of surrogate power have done in implementing the planks of the Manifesto in America.

We plan to have about five or six installments of the New American Crisis series. When finished hopefully all readers will be extremely inspired to join us in participating in a massive joint effort to provide solutions to every problem we have in our society. We want this to be a total “chaordic” process.

“Restoring the Heart of America: American Crisis Newsletter Part 1” by Clyde Cleveland

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