On Monday June 13, 2011, I had the honor of investigating the mystery of the big footprint at an international conference. Lord Monckton headlined the event at UCLA which included atmospheric physicists, columnists, policy directors, nuclear fusion experts, environmental scientists, geographers, philosophers, theologians, doctors, lawyers, professors and many other enlightened thinkers. It was an honor to attend and I thank the American Freedom Alliance for the invitation.
A fable proclaimed that those who stare at the face of truth become blinded by the light. This analogy reveals that life is generally a dark intellectual exercise with moments of light as truth is revealed. Big truths may be the hardest to see because they blind and startle us as the proverbial light goes on.
If you are staring at the light when it turns on, it can blind you. At this conference, the brightness was nearly unbearable. Some people became frustrated with the glowing intellectual discussions. It was a passionate environment of rich and meaningful debate and much of the passion came from dissenters to the discussions.
Unfortunately, I only could attend the final day of the two-day event. Final day discussions included Global Warming, The Drafting of the UCLA Declaration, The Assault on Human Exceptionalism, Energy Policy: Fusion and "Alternative" Power, and Bioethics. All of which included enough truth to give the average truth seeker a sunburn. You might go out on a limb and conclude that I enjoyed the conference.
What was the take away from the conference?
There is no audience for what needs to be expressed. Those of you who understand truth will take issue with how this is expressed. Those of you who are just beginning to understand the truth will likely get a migraine. Those of you who live in a dark comfortable life of hope and change will not accept the following.
Mincing words and attempts to be witty will not be much use here, so this is the burdensome truth:
The conference included many perspectives, angles and strategies at disseminating the truth. Examples were used. History was told. Facts were exposed. Emotions were tugged upon. Ultimately it comes down to the fact that the eternal struggle between good and evil, light and dark, freedom and slavery and governance vs. self-governance has reached another tipping point (to use alarmist rhetoric).
All the intellectual tactics being used against us are focused on winning an argument that starts with a false premise that "humans are not as important as [something alarmist]" and ends with "There should only be [insert number] people on the planet because of [insert rhetorical term]." To ensure that elitist policies are not overthrown we cannot be "allowed the illusion" of self determination. Cars, guns, health care, information, media access, food choices, energy resources and economic freedom must be centrally controlled by the political class.
If you were a knight of old, you are now trained in what you need to know. There are many refinements to this truth and I believe in your unique abilities to find and use them. However, your intellectual armor is not complete. You must be smacked in the head once again with the truth as a reminder to wear your helmet ("keep your thinking cap on").
What I have just told you is summarized as: They see you as a number. There are more of us than them. They must balance this equation.
For this, there is an example to drive the point home. In World War II, there was a reason that the Nazis did not divert all available trains and materials toward
Russia even after the defeat at Stalingrad. Thousand of German soldiers had died and this tipped the racial balance in Europe. Hitler was balancing the numbers. Balancing the numbers was more important than winning the war.
"Alternative" energy is an alternative TO the market and is not a reliable, cheap energy alternative. These are tactics to separate people in to the lowest of three economic classes. As Christopher Horner describes the three classes," those who pay to lose weight, those who work to eat, and those who don't know where their next meal will come from." They are balancing PEOPLE.
Your sword of truth
Real hope exists. We have a number of weapons at our disposal, but there is one that converts western liberals into free thinking Americans at an alarming rate. You can use this sword of truth on the masses of miseducated and brainwashed.
At the conference, a very left biased woman asked a extremely passionate question. She asked how our propaganda was different than their propaganda. Many people shrugged and shook their heads. Hours of facts, figures and debates had not broken through to this woman. After the end of the final discussion panel, I approached the woman and asked her if she had seen Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business. This film documents how the FDA used its power in an attempt to destroy a doctor who developed a cancer cure in order that they could steal his patents once he was either financially ruined or thrown in jail. This is just one of millions of examples available.
She had seen the movie and I then revealed the sword of truth. "We conservatives fear that the FDA, EPA and the entire government has become corrupt," I began. As individuals, we are no longer respected by our government and we are powerless against it. Our individual freedom is threatened by people who do not see us as individuals. Her eyes fixed on me and her head tilted. We had found common ground to discuss the classic debate between the factions of classical liberalism, aka those who believe in self-governance.
The sword of truth is individual value. We are all unique. We are all personally invested in our own uniqueness. Adam Smith described this as your uniqueness of perspective that has never existed prior and shall never again exist. Christians call it your soul. It is your merit and your value. The Declaration of Independence proclaims that we each have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone that wants to impede your inalienable rights is committing injustice upon you. This is the common thread.