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We Don’t Get Fooled AgainWe’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the songI’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled againThe change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again!

I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie.

There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again!

Meet the new boss Same as the old boss

The Who

Dear Readers,

At the present time, our egroup has been experiencing numerous difficulties which include 5 to 24 hour delays in messages. It seems that the communications between members are either being slowed down by major email traffic, or are being shunted into some machine for analysis. Sometimes they don’t come back out and get delivered. We have also noticed that some communication channels with our egroup members who are in other countries seem to have been cut altogether.

We warned last week that this would begin within a matter of days, and it seems to be happening right on schedule.

Additionally, our site is being attacked from a couple of quarters where some sort of program has been instructed to ask repeatedly for files that do not exist so as to overload the server with traffic, thus preventing readers from being able to access it. As we are notified of these events, we erect blocks in the firewall, so such actions are merely annoying rather than actually causing any serious difficulty. But, since we must block entire isp numbers, some readers who subscribe to these servers may also be blocked. As the readers notify us that they no longer have access, we will inform them which servers are hosting the attackers and they can discuss the matter with their server to demand that the subscribers to the service who are the guilty parties be blocked from access.

It has only been seven days since the Unbelievable and Horrendous attack on our country took place. Only seven; and it seems like a one of those moments frozen in time that just repeats in your mind over and over again. I admit to having functioned on adrenaline alone for the first five days which is a long and well-developed response due primarily to the fact that I am the mother of five children. Mothers aren’t allowed to panic, to stop thinking, to stop handling emergencies for those around them. Mothers must see to it that the injury is tended, that comfort is restored, that those they love are reassured. Only afterward are they allowed to collapse in private, to shake in terror at how close disaster came, and to cry tears of relief that somehow, by some grace of God, they managed – again – to be the lifeline in a time of crisis.

Well, the collapse came; yesterday. Unfortunately, it did not come after any sort of successful management of a crisis. The crisis still exists, the danger is still imminent, and there is little possibility of comfort and healing. This realization, that there is no way that mothers can tend this wound and restore comfort to those we love, was the most terrible part of the “collapse.”

Like a cold lump where my heart ought to be, I felt the anguish of the fact that all I would wish to do to make it better is just spitting in the wind.

There does not seem to be any rule of law, any rational thinking, any cool assessment of the situation taking place among the vast majority of peoples who are being stampeded into a single direction by the machinations of the mass media. And that direction is WAR.

On television we see what seem to be staged scenarios of women buying gasmasks for their families, of people stocking up on things that they think they will need if we “go to war” and if that war falls on our doorstep. At the supermarket I saw cakes and giant cookies decorated with American flags and Slogans of War. It is impossible to turn on the television without being bombarded with rhetoric that seems designed to generate hostility and patriotic fervor to become cannon fodder.

Aside from the fact that such examples must be terrifying our children, what, exactly, does anyone think that stocking up on anything will do to preserve them in a time of War? What nonsensical illusions do they have about how war is waged, how civilian populations are handled, and what the full implications of such a course of action really are?

Obviously they haven’t a single clue. Born and bred on television shows where the dilemma is resolved in thirty minute intervals, they are like that poor foolish Charles Hamilton in Gone With the Wind who declares “we’ll lick those Yankees” in one battle and be home in time for dinner. They didn’t, and he wasn’t, and none of them had any idea that, at the end of the war, the world as they knew it would be at an end.

The comparison ought not to be lost on the reader because that war was fought for similar reasons – certain “rights” and a “way of life” that included slavery and domination of others, and a weak and effete way of life that was so “civilized” that their emotions wrote checks that their reason couldn’t pay.

Since we have posted our comments and analysis of the present situation, we have received dozens of letters from readers thanking us for a rational perspective and the presentation of the clues that all may not be as it appears to be – and it most especially is not as it is created in the mass media. Unfortunately, we do not have a sufficient voice to be heard over that media which hammers constantly at the minds and emotions of everyone around the world with the repeated images of horror and manipulations to fear.

At first, we thought: surely, Americans have grown up! Surely in this age of internet communication around the world, the people are more aware; they will not be fooled again!

But it seems that such a hope is in vain. The vast majority are not more aware. They are being fooled again. And like a train whose fireman has gone mad and is stoking the fire box knowing that the tracks ahead are dmaged, we are all passengers who are at the mercy of those whose agendas are ruled by wishful thinking.

What to do? What is our proper response? What if we DO go to WAR?

We have a son who is almost nineteen. In the view of our “fearless leaders,” our child is “cannon fodder.” What do we do? What do other mothers do?

On a slightly humorous note, I am reminded of the joke that if women ruled the world, there would be no more war; there would only be “intense negotiations” every thirty days.

Are we ready to be sucked into the illusion that we can send our boys out to “lick the Yankees” and be home in time for dinner?

I can assure you that if they come home at all, they will never be whole again. Even if they come home with all their body parts intact – which is unlikely – their minds will be forever warped. You cannot kill other human beings without some part of your own soul dying as well. As above, so below. In direct proportion to the percentage of humanity that is killed, so will the percentage of soul death be manifested on an individual and collective basis.

But again: what to do?

Three days ago a group of young men were here at the house, helping our son mow and edge the lawn so that his chores would be done faster so that they could all be off to the movies. At one point they were all taking a break and I was out with them overseeing the activity. They asked me what I thought about the present situation. And I told them. I outlined mostly the information that is already published here on the site, and pointed out that essentially, the “elite” at the top only manages to stay the elite because they pile the bodies of their people up to be the mountain on which they stand. If those bodies would refuse to be used that way, there would be no “king of the mountain” and there would be no possibility of waging war.

I recounted the history of war, how it is evident in the case of every war in the past, that it has been fought for hidden reasons that were never revealed until afterwards, and in all cases where “patriotism” was trotted out to induce the masses to follow the flag or the “fearless leader” into battle, it has repeatedly been shown to have been a sham.

Does anybody want to suggest that the present case is any different? Why does everyone seem to have forgotten the lesson of history? Why is everyone caught up in the emotion of the moment, hypnotized by the media to think that the present situation is in any way different.

My God! Pearl Harbor was a set-up! Do we for an instant think that this present situation is not a set-up also? Are we so blind and is our memory so short?

I recounted to the boys the stories of my own generation: how we became aware of the manipulations of the government, and how the Vietnam war was protested, and how many people took the route of “conscientious objectors”

“What if they gave a war and nobody came?”

Is such a choice available today? Will it make any difference?

My guess is that we will come very “close” to war, and this “close call” will merely be an excuse to ratchet up the controls on society.

The Cassiopaeans have said that there will be no global nuclear war, but that doesn’t exclude a few nukes here and there just to get things heated up! But they did, in 1994, predict a “space war” that would start within 4 to 6 years. They also said that this space war would initially manifest as significant changes in the weather.

We certainly have been experiencing those things. As the Cassiopaeans pointed out in July of 1998 that it had begun with a period of prolonged, record heat and fires erupting all over the world. So, essentially, the War has already begun. It will gradually manifest in this realm, first through the interactions of nations and groups, and finally, in more cosmic terms.

But another thing that the Cassiopaeans pointed out at that same time was that “Denver will reveal the government.” We were told to watch for it; to pay attention, that something really big would happen and we would all see the “man behind the curtain” pulling the levers and producing the image of the Great and Powerful Oz.

Finally, they said that there was really no point in fighting against any of it, in seeking to hide or avoid the machinations of The Beast. No matter where you go or what you do, you will feel the “desperate push for control” because those forces of darkness KNOW that their time in command is short. As the Cassiopaeans have said: Change will follow turmoil: be patient, wait and watch.

And this echoes the words of Matthew 24: But for the elects’ sake will those days be shortened.

Patience, calm acceptance of the right of others to go to war if that is what they want to do, acceptance of the right of all to react to this situation in whatever way they choose, and that it is not our responsibility to try to change their minds or to try to change what IS seems to be the proper path.

At the same time, refusal to be drawn into their games, refusal to participate in the madness is also the way to allow all of those who are engaged in this karmic drama to play out their roles on the stage of history. We can choose to be the audience, and to refuse to be drawn into the drama.

So, sit back and enjoy the show! We don’t get fooled again!

Originally Published 2001_09_17