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"Keep Calm And Carry On"

These words were used on a British World War II poster. When I bought my tin of tea recently these words as well as the tasty tea comforted me.

I wanted to share these words with you.

For six years now I have tried to make sense of all the nonsense that is happening in the world.

I concluded that the Fake news, politics and entertainment are somehow scripted to lead us in particular mental directions. The masses are swayed in marketing techniques used to sell products, only we are being sold ideas.

Consequently, I don't trust my thoughts or ideas anymore because I have to question where did I get them. What a predicament, a very depressing and confusing time for me. I thought, I was awake and not a "sheeple" only to realize I was still asleep and unaware of how I may be used to further an agenda.

I needed a break and time to take care of me and consider where I stand.

What did I do? I backed off the Daily Paul and all news outlets. I mended fences with family and friends that I may have tried to awaken but only drove away.

I don't consider myself belonging to any group not BIG L, little l libertarian, anarchist, democrat or republican.

As an Individual who loves her family and friends no matter what their beliefs, I will not let marketing and opinions break the connection I have with those I love and come in contact.

It is written to "love your enemy" I may not love them but I do pity them that they spend this precious time on earth trying to hurt and harm and control others. I have no leaders or heroes, I have only my inner voice that guides me.

I think we are born with instincts or common sense that if we listen closely will guide us well, but we must first block out the white noise that confuses, tempts or inflames our impulses.

It is lovely to be here at the Daily Paul among so many questioning individuals with inquiring minds, I enjoy our interactions and I now realize rather than be filled with fear, anxiety and worry.

I will do what I have always done my whole life when faced with adversity, challenges and depressing information,

Keep Calm & Carry On.

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QS I love your post

I totally agree with you and have pretty much concluded the same theories.

I mended fences with family and friends that I may have tried to awaken but only drove away.

My best friend (since high school - 30 years) liked Ron Paul (of course I continually shoved him down her throat) but she was just not a political person and talking to her about what Johnny Depp was doing or about some teevee show plot, which she was interested in...seemed a waste of my time and frankly "sheeple-ish"...I just couldn't/didn't make adequate time for my friend for 5 years after I found Ron Paul and the Liberty movement....after all I had to save the world and all....

Last year after the horrific results in the SC primary I hit rock bottom "politically" and finally conceded what I had already pre-supposed years back but irrationally ignored..."it's all rigged...life is rigged". I was exhausted and felt played, added to that, my nagging intuition replayed over and over in my heart, reminding me I was a sucker...a purposeful sucker - after all, this timing, to save our way of life, felt like the "last chance for gas".

Then, in April of last year my best friend was diagnosed with stage 3b lung cancer. By September of last year she died. My friend actually died suddenly from a rupture (necrosis) in her lung and we all were shocked because we had expected a little more time with her, possibly 6 more months to a year.

I did spend nearly every day possible with my best friend from May to September, carrying her to chemo/radiation, spending countless hours in the hospital with her, taking her everywhere, helping her with paperwork, talking for hours about life & death, the afterlife etc etc. I'm glad I had that time with her or else I would not be able to live with myself the way I had detached due to "the R3volution".

So I totally get your "friends and family" comment. I thank God I had the opportunity to express my best, highest and truest love for my friend before she crossed over.

Thanks for the post QS and I am also enjoying my Tom Sawyer quilt still. I collect quilts so I will always have it, cherish it and remember you fondly. Hugs, SCB

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Jordan Page "Liberty" (Acoustic Version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bitxwy6okn4
Lyrics:
Why do we sit down when all should be standing
And why do we back down at the critical moment
Like running away from the waves of the ocean
We head for the hills with the high tide approaching
As sand slips away from the castle

When it's time to stand upright why do we falter
Like placing our freedom on the sacrificial altar
We hold tight to our fears and defend our oppressors
As we fight for their lies and become the transgressors
As pacifists transform to violent aggressors

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And they say I can't change
All the things I find strange
For what can one man do alone
What can one man do alone

When is the right time to stand up for freedom
Could it be when you start to feel creating children
Who'll inherit the pain and the debt of this nation
And be slaves to the banks that cause hyper-inflation
Who are masters of commerce, lies, and bad legislation

If you looked in the eyes of a thousand young children
Through fences of razors, their innocence stolen
As the red flag of tyranny flies in the open
Is that when you'll finally notice

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And they say I can't change
All the things I find strange
For what can one man do alone
Yes what can one man do alone

I'm only a stranger looking to find better nature in my fellow man
But they keep telling me it's a sin to be free
And that's more than I'm willing to stand

Where will you be when the order is given
To censor your mind as free speech is forbidden
As martyrs for peace from the world will be driven
Away by the sound of a bellowing thunder
And choke on the blood of a dream going under

As arrogant men tear up our Constitution
And from every direction we cry R3VOLution!
Standing together and without permission
Soldiers for truth in the war of attrition
The love of our country as our ammunition

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And I'm going to change
All the things I find strange
For I am not one man alone
Yes I'm only a stranger
I'm a long long way from my home
And I'm going to change
All the things I find strange
For I know that I'm not alone
Yes I know that I'm not alone, not alone

kind people rock

"Keep calm and carry on."

I use this mantra during sex. If that doesn't work, I go with the "naked grandpa, naked grandpa" mantra.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

you should

try kegel exercises ;)

keep calm, carry on

and see through the manipulation


http://youtu.be/HlLYQyA47d0

Keep calm and open carry?

Speak softly and carry a pitbull.

One plate per customer.

No spitting.

Blue zone arimas. Dago kurasai.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Better...

Keep Calm And Call Mom...

more comforting (I wonder if Winston Churchill loved his mother?)

:-)

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

now I get this joke!

I didn't get the allusion until I read your post keep calm and slave on

That is a powerful image

and I guess with each decision I make I have to decide what is the best course of action. After six years here and there I have found that more often than not the elite have all the bases covered, so the question remains how does a person like myself proceed? How can I be the most helpful in the coming months and years, I am not a fighter so I hope to help those around me in need?

Good luck

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

I respect this post but the phrase

just seems like a mechanism for swallowing tyranny. I see the phrase "Keep Calm and Chive On" used from many military members, not being from the military I'm only speculating but it seems like a tactic for the involvement of anyone's action's on such a inhumane activity they may not want to live with or remember, no offense to the military, much respect. The phrase just bugs me out, it's like a King telling the people, it's OK, it will not hurt to long, you'll adjust to the control. Again, I'm not trying to cause controversy, I just see opportunities to be heard when it seems the mainstream media is telling us how to behave. I do respect this post, but it makes me think of being calm when someone should speak out louder, then again maybe I'm wrong.

kind people rock

FYI, the Chive is website and social networking organization.

All of the Military folk you see with these flags are uploading their pics and stuff to the website. The Chive simply took the "Keep Calm and Carry On" and made it their own.

gotcha,

thanks for the info

kind people rock

I know what you mean

but I know of no other way to proceed, ranting has not worked, politics have not worked and so I have turned to family and friends and hope to try to be helpful when needed.

Good luck

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

I understand

and I know this will always be an uphill battle, but I feel there are so many opportunities to use every crisis as a creative opportunity. Most of the time we always react to tyranny, but at least we are still reacting even in greater numbers. The mainstream media along with the administration is throwing everything against us right now because the message cannot be stopped. A lot of folks have given up on politics in the liberty movement and I can respect that, but I feel it's the greatest vehicle for liberty to travel and spread the message even more so and not to mention trying to keep the tyrants in check. Liberty in politics is not perfect, but I see many victories happening though, take the 2nd Amendment rallies earlier this year. My only wish is if we could all be more proactive and unite coalitions to advance liberty in different issues to stop tyranny from growing, because it's growing and without anyone to get involved, evil advances. It takes all of us to give this movement energy and all of us have something to share. Thanks for all you do and much respect to you qultingsando, may peace and love be with you and your family. I hear a lot of stories about your flags and from your post I think from 2010 which I found the comments to be humous and exciting. Hope to see you around, peace........

kind people rock

Hi! Ralph

I do love your videos your rants are classic and you seem to know just what to say.

When I rant, I turn people off, it just didn't work for me. We need all kinds of people and everyone must do what works for them.

Good luck

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

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I cant keep calm

I just posted a Rant about how the Tea Party including the prodigal son rand has failed us yet again

Check it out...

http://www.dailypaul.com/302976/tea-party-repubs-fail-again-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nga9wn06uIY

libertyeagle.org

I feel your fustration

I gave up politics, I decided cleaning my bathroom is more productive.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

It is so

good to see you back, Sweet Quilts...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Hi! Habit 4ming

Hope all is well friend.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

I've

got my problems, but who doesn't?? If nothing else, it brings out my creative side...I want to solve this dilemma.

What I especially liked and gleaned from your thread happens to be something I agree with:

...the unexamined life is not worth living...

I am almost a hunchback due to all the belly-buttoning I've done in this lifetime. :)

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Hang in there dear.

I feel like George Carlin and it is like watching a three ring circus acts and taking notes on what I observe.

Take care of yourself.

love,

sandy

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

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Don't Panic

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,


2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

King James Version (KJV)

2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

huge

internet hug.

:)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

A energy hug

to you my friend.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

In quietness and confidence will be your strength

For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:.... and ye would not. Isaiah 30: 15

That's where my biggest problems arise; when I start 'sweating stuff' and ignore the call to calmness. Remembering that all things work out for the good of those who are in Christ Jesus restores my calm, frees my mind from anxiety, and allows me to see just how straight my path really is.

Thanks for reminding us all of the need to reconnect, even with family members who disagreed on Ron Paul. You have been missed here at Daily Paul, thank you for sharing a piece of your journey with all of us.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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This is what I call a DP Original!

And I am so happy to see you back, friend. As you can see, we've missed you!

And I am so happy to hear about your introspection, and your wonderful discoveries.

It takes great courage to do what you did, and I am very proud of you.

And I am very humbled that you have come back to share your learnings with us.

I have found the same things to be true. These two paragraphs were so perfect:

I concluded that the Fake news, politics and entertainment are somehow scripted to lead us in particular mental directions. The masses are swayed in marketing techniques used to sell products, only we are being sold ideas.

Consequently, I don't trust my thoughts or ideas anymore because I have to question where did I get them. What a predicament, a very depressing and confusing time for me. I thought, I was awake and not a "sheeple" only to realize I was still asleep and unaware of how I may be used to further an agenda.

I don't trust my thoughts or ideas anymore

Yes... where exactly did they come from?

There is some excavation work to do...

That is work. It is hard work, and I commend you for it QS!

You are an inspiration to me, and to so many people here.

You are a keeper of the light.

Thank you, for keeping the light.

Love,
Michael

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thanks, Michael

I appreciate your kind words. You have been a source of inspiration for me, your tenacity to keep the Daily Paul going, I can only imagine how difficult it has been.

Peace

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.