Comment: My answer to #32

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My answer to #32

This last question pretty much includes the answer in the question, however, I will expand on it just a bit. The deception about the role of Government, by the Government, and perpetrated on the people for well over 50 years is slowly being exposed. The events of 9/11 and the financial crisis of 2008 did wake a sleeping giant.

But unlike the sleeping giant that “W” was referring to when he made the statement shortly after the attacks of 9/11 that “Terrorists have awoken a sleeping giant”, the sleeping giant that was awoken has turned out to be the minds of millions of American citizens, not the “sleeping” US Military Machine. (That thing NEVER sleeps!) One of the best things that could ever happen for the freedom and safety of America would be for the Military Industrial Complex to be injected with a massive dose of whatever it was that Michael Jackson used to put himself to sleep back in 2009.

But, returning to “we the people” being deceived by our Government, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration, in my view are all basically related to our rapid loss of Liberty over the past 30 – 40 years and ESPECIALLY since 9/11/2001. When people are deceived by anyone, particularly by someone or a group of someone’s that they love or who they thought had their best interests at heart, distrust, anger, and frustration will always result…at least initially. It’s human nature.

From what I have observed the unhappiness generated by deception can be reversed in a relatively short period of time after researching and educating ourselves about why we were so gullible in the first place. It becomes an enlightening experience and so many inconsistent and illogical events which shape most people’s world views begin to make sense.

They don’t make sense from a moral or ethical point of view, but learning the truth about why we go to war, about the real purpose of a fiat monetary system and the Federal Reserve System, and understanding the origin and true purpose of Government, really helps individuals regain their ability to think logically and have more confidence in themselves.

Having confidence in yourself, taking personal responsibility for your own life, and overcoming the illusion that Government is in place to be your friend, protect you, and take care of you from cradle to grave actually helps to reverse negative attitudes and it cures apathy.

In my case, Ron Paul is almost solely responsible for curing my apathy, pointing me in a direction where I have learned about what true Liberty is, and changed my life from one of constant stress and chasing my tail trying “to keep up with the Jones” , to a lifestyle that runs on my schedule and allows me to enjoy the people and things that are most important in my life. I can’t get rid of the leviathan that we call Government, but Ron Paul and now many others, (Stefan Molyneux, Peter Schiff, Doug Casey, Judge Nap, Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods, Joe Rogan) have all played a role in my ability to become truly FREE in my personal life. I want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the change that has happened in my life. Answering these questions is just one way for me to try and help others get to where I am. Thanks to all of those that have helped me. Working together to change the hearts and minds of our friends and neighbors is the solution to our problems. Becoming involved in volunteerism and the freedom movement is not only worthwhile to ourselves and our posterity...it’s enjoyable and very personally satisfying.

“The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.”