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The Reason Americans Will Not Fight Back Against the Corruption and Criminality

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Why won’t America stand up for herself? Why is the country, once a country which possessed courage and conviction , now sitting idly while allowing itself to be taken to the slaughter without so much as a whimper?

The answer to the above question lies in the psychological concept known as “Learned Helplessness” as discovered by Martin Seligman.


“Learned helplessness” occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action


Learned Helplessness


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Phase One

In the first phase of the learned helplessness experiment, Seligman placed a dog on an electrical grid, shocked the dog and noted that the dog would demonstrate the ability to escape the aversive stimulus.

Phase Two

In the second phase, the dog was barricaded on the grid and was unable to escape the painful shocks. Eventually the dog laid down and passively accepted the shock.

Phase Three

Seligman then removed the barricades and the dog could have easily escaped the shocks. However, the dog, conditioned by the prior set of events, simply laid down and accepted the shocks. without mounting any resistance whatsoever.


Learned Helplessness In America

Today, we lay down in the face of the abject criminality of our government. We accept GMO’s, chemtrails, CPS sponsored child sex trafficking, the theft of our mortgages, the murder of dissidents, constant surveillance, unsafe medicines and foods, and the privatization of our most vital resources which are being priced out of our reach (e.g. water).

We have the ability to fight back (phase one). We have done it before (e.g. Revolutionary War, Civil War). However, this was before the omnipresent MSM came on the scene.

We are conditioned by an apathetic Congress that our opinion does not matter (phase two). The media tells us we are the most free nation on the earth.  As a case in point, we honor our veterans and subsequently let the VA murder them. We are conditioned by these factors and the corporate controlled media that our actions can make no difference.

We sit primed today to accept everything our government does to us on behalf of their corporate controllers (phase three). The end result of our passivity is depopulation.

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  3. Freya July 26, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Hi Dave— Listened to you radio w/ hagman and w– re: the cartels, camps, etc.

    If we’re all camped/ poisened/ infected, who will consume the cartels drugs?
    If there’s no human to consume who do they sell it to? Its all about the $
    Guess that puts them out of busines.

  4. believe July 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

    A quote from Henry Ford “Thanking is the hardest work there is,Which is probale reason why so few engage in it”

    Who was it said”I can help overcome ignorance, But I can’t help STUPID”.

  5. Rick July 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    When the Nazis obtained science from the Russians on prison population control using fluoride in their food and water; they applied it to the concentration camps.

    After the WWII the Nazis moved to the US and, have since applied this science to the American public in the guise of cavity protection. When fluoride is used on people it suppresses free will and causes far too many medically ethical problems to be justified. Just take a look at the information in this website: http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/brain/

  6. Steve O'Neal July 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Seligman’s extension of Pavlov is, of course, in the regime of base responses. What is notable in this context is the long term systematic defacto lobotomy of our society through drugs and social conditioning, especially the combination of the two used in our schools. The extent of the neuopsychological experiment being performed on the American society is truly stunning and…tragic. In the comparatively nonlinear world of esoteric arts and their ecclesiastical anologues, their legitimate components of logic and consciousness so far beyond current physics as to be like radio to the first century Romans, there is a basis for hope that a spark can still awaken in the human heart, inspired rather than coerced or cleverly pursuaded. I think Buddha and Jesus knew this as well. What is missing from the current equation are the real leaders of humanity who transcend the ordinary wisdom of preparing for a catastrophe, to the active defibrillation of a stoned society, summarily rejecting the rancid materialistic pragmatism that is the doctrine of our day. Some will argue that we are but grains of sand, but I say that one grain of sand wrote “imagine” and another said “I have a dream,” and another has yet to speak. What is unknown is the depth to which our society shall be further driven before this apocalypse happens.

  7. plowboy July 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

    We have learned helplessness in this country because we are indeed helpless against the US government as the whole world is also helpless against it. The people that have tried to change it or stand up to it have died violent deaths or have been incarcerated until no one remembers their name. Getting away from it used to be the way to defeat government, but getting away from it is now impossible too. If Obama goes through with his plan to legalize 5,000,000 illegals in September he will probably open the borders and withdraw border partrol before the end of this year. What then? It appears down through history that some countires had to be defeated, but America is the only one that has to be completely erased from the pages. Nothing, but nothing will be left of our way of life in a couple more years. Yesterday I read where an American Border Patrol Agent on our side of the border with Canada pulled a gun on a boy scout for taking a picture of him. That kid was threatened with a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison. If that agent had pulled his weapon on an illegal child on the southern border he would have been fired and the liberals in Congress would have been screaming bloody murder. Congressman Gutierrez form the 4th district of Ilinois, which includes Chicago, is demanding Obama legalize all the illegal aliens in the whole country. How do we stand up against these things? We are just toads and the government is the steamroller. People say vote: I ask, vote for what? Bush signed the North American Union and Congress did nothing. Twenty years before W. Bush, Reagan was elected because he promised to balance the budget, yet he gave us the largest tax increase in history, and in ’89 left us with the largest debt in history at that time. If we can’t fight, and can’t run away, maybe we can just disconnect and ignore because their is not one honest person to vote for, or one person with a real plan to turn to.

  8. Sophiw July 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

    It is vitally important that we not demoralize each other in any way, whatever. People may appear to behave the way that the dog does in the experiment. However, unlike dogs, they are able to reevaluate a situation. Once, the world situation becomes widely understood, there will be greater will to defend human rights. It takes very little to encourage people and rebuild their sense of worth and resilience. The smallest action, such as mailing a donation of ten dollars to the cause, can restore a feeling of strength.

  9. gumply July 26, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Under Learned Helplessness in America:

    You left out one of the most important culprits the demons in authority in our churches.

  10. […] behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape arepresented, this learned helplessness will prevent any […]

  11. WikiDude July 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Dave, things have been so stacked against us everyday citizens in such a way that nothing we try to do individually or even as a small group makes any inroads because literally ALL of the agencies and people supposedly set up to provide help have been co-opted. Targeted Individuals and organizations like Freedom From Covert Harassment & Surveillance along with individuals such as Julianne McKinney, Ellen White (raven1), Derrick Robinson (FFCHS.org), and Mark Rich (newwar.com; thehiddenevil.com) have been trying from at least the early 1990s to bring attention to these kinds of things happening tp us on an individual basis. But because people would rather ignore this and marginalize anyone trying to be heard on these matters, these things have been able to go on unchecked. Back when most of us were beginning to complain of the harassment we were receiving on our jobs and in our communities, the justice systems and our police depts still had some semblence of constitutionality un them. Now the way things are set up via the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the NDAA, and both presidents’ executive orders (Bush/Obama), there is nothing left to do but accept what is about to happen to ALL of us now. TIs have been suffering under a personalized form of martial law for at least the last 20 years while the rest of American society accused us of being mentally ill, delusional, and worthy of no constitutional protections at all. After all there IS precedence for this type of individual extrajudicial treatment in history in the East German Stasi and the Soviet Red Squads. So Dave tell me what else we can do. Unless these criminals can be impeached, prosecuted under our scrapped constitutional laws, and locked away for life so they can’t hurt anyone else, what are we supposed to do?


  12. Eve July 26, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Some animals will, for no known reason, suddenly revert to the wild…I am such a one. Looking back from my 87th year position, I can see how wonderfully I was programed. I was so civilized, so busy doing the correct thing and so happy to have achieved such an easy relationship with my world. I loved my zoo keepers.

    Now I am caged by time. Inside boils the need to do something. To some how step out of the cage and say or do the “something” that would turn this thing around. I feel with all my heart that even at this late date it could happen.

    I can not begin to tell you what a comfort you are to me. You are one of the voices that gives me hope. I can not understand why it is that you and the other great men and women who are fighting for our freedom are not front page news each and every day.

    I keep you all in my prayers,


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  14. Mick July 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

    This makes sense.

  15. believer July 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

    thank you dave for writing this…sometimes im to hard on folks…this helped me to see a different side…i read all your work..i feel how much you care about our country..as do i …your friend ronda.

  16. waz July 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Amen! But maybe now all the women who are so liberated (and the men emasculated) That they have a chance to stand up to the tyranny and show just how strong and liberated they really are!!!!! this is what its about isnt it? Equality?!!! any takers? Girls? Women? NO?!… thought so……and there you have the result of the womens lib movement. Women who wont take the challenge because they ARE NOT MEN! and men who are soooo emasculated because of it that THEY ARENT EITHER. Good onya girls.

  17. waz July 26, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Amen! But maybe now all the women who are so liberated (and the men emasculated) That they have a chance to stand up to the tyranny and show just how strong and liberated they really are!!!!! this is what its about isnt it? Equality?!!! any takers? Girls? Women? NO?!… thought so……and there you have the result of the womens lib movement. Women who wont take the challenge because they ARE NOT MEN! and men who are so emasculated because of it that THEY ARENT EITHER. Good onya girls.

  18. Incriminally Sane July 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This has been demonstrated time and again in America with the extreme punishment of victimless crimes getting life in prison, police killing unarmed people on a daily basis, the severe crackdown and disproportionate display of force used against any protesting, the constant monitoring of average citizens around the globe, instant jail time and permanent record for any domestic dispute claim. There are hundreds of examples where people are being conditioned to accept the “new” America and their corporate control over the masses for profit. This is all being driven by the lust of money, power and control over mankind, it’s the new Roman empire that has been reconstituted and we are now powerless to fight against the machine that has been erected all around us.

  19. teller123 July 26, 2014 at 9:17 am

    This helps but I stillI cannot wrap my brain around what is obvious in America and that everyone is convinced there is nothing we can do. Even when Col Riley tried to get people up and moving so many failed to heed the call. Going to DC was not the best way to stand up. People cannot afford to trek across the country and stay put in protest but the turnout was dis-heartening as there are millions of people that are within , walking and driving distance and still they did nothing. I don’t believe the media in this country or the polls. I don’t think even 40% of the populace still supports what is taking place. There has to be something that will motivate the masses and we are just not seeing it. Even the threat to their kids isn’t the key. I do know millions still have no idea anything is wrong if you can imagine that. The Globalists must be gleeful over this. I would have expected a little more resistance if I were on the wrong side. EMP will do the trick. When the masses can no longer stay in their dreamland fantasy world and their reality is completely wiped out that will be the time-by then it will be too late and I will have no problem telling these idiots “I tried to tell you”.

  20. Mongo Pissed July 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The greatest tool of enslavement ever conceived is the television. After Orson Welles’ famous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, it was obvious that German research into television promised an even more powerful tool of shaping consciousness. It took massive funding to create the broadcasting facilities, and to develop and market the receivers. That money did not flow simply to provide a circus for the mob, but rather for the social engineering potential. Images are powerful stimuli. In a college Psychology class, we were exposed to a film where every 10th frame depicted salt and popcorn (actually used in movie theaters, supposedly now illegal). After the film, we left the campus theater. Vending stations were set up outside offering free drinks, and the majority of viewers queued up. Like Pavlov’s dog’s a physical response had been induced, via image. Americans, the majority of whom grew up in front of a TV, have had their reality shaped by the images we have watched. Today, we truly live in the Matrix. I watched one of the endless “holocaust” documentaries, usually shown before Israel commits it’s next outrage, quite a few years ago. I saw an image of what was supposed to be holocausted Jews, but induced dissonance fin myself for some reason. Going through my historical library, I found the reason for my discomfort: it was actually a photo of holocausted Germans stacked like burnt logs after the British terror bombing of Dresden. The majority of Americans still buy the absurd official 9-11 conspiracy theory. Pathetically uneducated in the sciences, how could they understand that the narrative and the carefully selected images bear no relation to what actually transpired? I once fired up a kerosene heater for a neighbor, and asked him why it did not melt like structural steel on 9-11? He looked at me stupidly, and responded “that’s not an airplane”. Our Zionist owned and controlled media has slowly turned a great nation into a land of unthinking automatons. We will be allowed to live only until we complete our master’s tasks: bring the whole world under Zionist banking control. Cable is heavily populated with Zombie themed shows. That is what the Zionist cabal think of we the goyim, and rightfully so. Their social engineering since 1913 has been masterful.

  21. mick July 26, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I think it has more to do with the fact that Americans are hypnotized. The best definition of hypnosis- to bypass the critical faculty and establish selected thinking. The msm does this through diversion, distraction, repetition and selectively informing us. They use logical fallacies like the ad populum (it’s true because everyone knows it’s true. Just look at their ridiculous polls) Ad hominems, straw man arguments, ad verecundiams (it’s true because he’s an expert and says it’s true.) There are many more. One has to keep his critical thinking hat on at all times.

  22. Carl July 26, 2014 at 9:33 am

    There is one factor that the author has left out. And that is The Creator of Heaven and Earth. Count them, ooone, twooo. Two witnesses that record everything. Walk “it” out if you are able or brazen, it makes no difference to me. You speak “it” and then write “it” and wonder what becomes of “it”? Carnal knowledge from the university of carnality has an open pit for those who trust in “it”. Help Wanted: Water Carriers and Wood Gatherers for the Kingdom Come. World shakers, Banksters, And all others of that ilk need to apply. “Those who are first will be last.”

  23. Doc July 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

    One third of Americans could care less about what goes on in this country, as long as nothing bursts their little social bubble thy’re in everything is just fine. Then there is another third that cares deeply, and protests all the corruption and criminality being done. Lastly, the remainder third goes along with it because they are on the side that is doing all the corruption/criminality.

  24. Ron July 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Today, if we fight back, we’re labeled “terrorists” and thrown in the klink.

  25. Dave July 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The people don’t fight back because they aren’t organized! Organize the people, and they will fight back!

  26. Mark July 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

    All of this I lay at the feet of the parasites who would vote for Hitler or Stalin as long as they live on someone else’s dime.

  27. laura m. July 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    With few exceptions, men appear to be cowardly geldings. Church leaders are bought via 501c3 to keep quiet and entertain their dumbed down parishioners. Local/state greedy-on the take politicians and business leaders, civic club members, have been bought and bribed. Many cities and towns will become war zones with gangs and criminal elements when riots start and MS-13 takes control of whole sections of cities. Robbery, murder rates will go up. Are there any real men in your city or town? If there is, org. a group to stand up and fight to protect what is yours if needed. Research the: Coudenhove-Kalergi plan which is in full swing now here and elsewhere world wide which is the planned destruction of nations, culture with slavery-total control grid.

  28. Arizona July 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    America screamed WE WANT SATAN,NOT GOD,well you got his son,and your still unhappy, whats the problem?read JEREMIAH 51:30,the men were destroyed as children,their politically correct and all the ALPHA MALES were put in prison,now your on your own against the police gangs,AND the foreign military,WHO will soon lead you to the death camps,and really have a lot of fun with you in the last days of your life,THEY DO intend to feed your children to the BIG snakes they have WHILE YOU WATCH,won’t that be fun?remember its what you wanted,so enjoy what little freedom you have left,cause soon even that will be gone,then it WILL BE THE CAMPS,you helped build………….

  29. […] Today, we lay down in the face of the abject criminality of our government. We accept GMO’s, chemt… […]

  30. WE WIN July 26, 2014 at 11:50 am

    The TRUTH and Jesus the Savior of mankind WIN. Of all the 1000’s of events that were told to happen in the Word of God until the time that Jesus the King of the World returns……..these evil people and their master satan/lucifer have not been able to stop or even delay A SINGLE ONE. Their power is a temporary fantasy and an illusion. It will be taken and they will go to a hell horrible beyond imagination. May these fools turn from their evil and be spared.

    Hell is clearly demonstrated here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLxtJYI7NpE
    Bill Weiss goes to hell for 23 minutes- It’s REAL.

    Jesus wins- because He has more power. Plain and Simple. Repent and accept Jesus Christ as your PERSONAL SAVIOR now- He truly does love you. Jesus is PURE. He is ALL THINGS GOOD…….And….. HE WINS.

  31. Beano July 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Not learned helplessness at all but laziness is the real culprit. When you want someone to do all the thinking for you (occurs naturally with laziness) eventually this is what happens. Again, a natural occurrence.

    STOP being SO LAZY America and you can get the monkey off your back.

  32. Seen2013 July 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    “The answer to the above question lies in the psychological concept known as “Learned Helplessness” as discovered by Martin Seligman.”

    Pretty much the sum of it:
    1. The populace is taught from an early age that violence begets violence, and this is central to breaking people into one of 2 brackets:
    Desensitized meaning they are more willing to be sadistic.
    Oversensitized meaning they will go along to get along and ultimately avoid any conflict that may get physical.
    In fact, many Authoritarian enforcers react the worst when they are confronted by someone who will not simply obey them effectively initiating a ‘disobedience will be punished swiftly and without mercy’ central might makes right mentality.

    2. Dumbing Down cupped with Public Relations creates a deadly combination of peer-pressure induced conflict in addition to being unable to acknowledge nefarious people exist and often gravitate to positions of power.
    Heck, I’ve seen some experiments on bullying, and there are literally many people who will ignore or otherwise flee the area despite that leaves the victim wide open to abuses. This goes back to desensitized and oversensitized categories. It’s also why the Authoritarian enforcers have effectively no resistance. People forget that they’re enforcing a directive that will worsen as time goes on.

    3. The populace deserves it. This is one area many alternative outlets and mainstream operates in tandem.
    Elections are rigged, yet the populace deserves the outcome.
    Judicial system is corrupt, yet people are expected to use the judicial process with any hope of the Justice being Just.
    The decrees are enforced increasingly militarized and brutal procedures are being normalized. Heck, using suicide watch to strip women nude by male and female officers and left in the cell for hours and etc. Increasing normalization towards shoot to kill as a matter of procedure, female pro-life protests TSA styled searched with leering male enforcers as female enforcers did the deed. The oh, we investigated ourselves and found no wrong doing… The VA, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Monarch Trauma conditioning, and much much more.

    Learned Helplessness certainly sums it up…

    “Why won’t America stand up for herself? Why is the country, once a country which possessed courage and conviction , now sitting idly while allowing itself to be taken to the slaughter without so much as a whimper?”

    It doesn’t help that people act like it’s stage 1 or 2 on the developmental 3 developmental stages towards Authoritarian Governance…

  33. Jeremy July 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    You “moderate” bloggers you don’t like or agree with, so what makes you any better?

  34. Roadmaster July 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    The dog story reminded me of a retired man I knew when I was a kid who lived along the highway a few miles out of town. He got a new Labrador puppy which was allowed to roam freely around the property, but while he was still little the man would pick the dog up and carry him across the “cattle guard” which was painted on the driveway and set him back down. Then pick him up and carry him across for the return. After a few weeks, the dog “learned” what a dumb cow knows instantly, that the painted barrier was something he could not traverse.

    Drove by that guy’s place for years and each time the dog would be there, barking at traffic but solidly on his side of the “cattle guard.”

    You would think humans wouldn’t be that easy to teach learned helplessness but we as a people have been conditioned to take whatever ration of stuff they feed us, keep silent and not to make waves, like dumb animals.

  35. farmgirl July 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you for being one of the rare commenters who understands the reality and the gravity of the situation as I do. I am tired of being blamed for allowing our country to degrade into this quagmire. I did vote. I tried getting involved politically. I have tried waking people up. We are powerless, and we are FEW. None understand the reality: that we are up against the most impossible of odds. Even if we could amass numbers, we would never possess the power or the might to fight back. I am a fighter; it is in my blood; it is one of my defining characteristics. But, in this case, I am smart enough to admit reality: there is no human hope of escape. This thing is going down, and Jesus told John about it over 1900 years ago. Daniel had the whole business revealed to him before Jesus’s first human advent. There is coming a day, a time, when all flesh will quake. Even the strongest of men will grow pale with fear. We the people no longer have what it takes physically, mentally, and most important of all militarily. How in God’s Holy name are we to fight the surveillance state? How do we fight corrupt politicians? (vote one out-10 more rise up) How do we overpower a corrupt and insanely armed and powerful bureaucracy? Put us all together (the few who even understand what’s going on; the few who will believe reality when it looks them in the face) and we are but chaff to be blown away. Those who chastise us for not doing anything are deluded and are pointing the finger at us because they do not want to admit that it is simply ‘game over’ for us here in these United States. It’s all been planned; it was foretold long ago, and it is not going to be abated this time. I trust in Jesus; He alone is my hope. I do what I can to prepare, but I am utterly realistic. There are too many tentacles to be cut off, and they are too well integrated and camouflaged. My advice to all is to watch, to stay spiritually armed, to pray, and to hope only in Jesus for salvation.

  36. Mike July 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    You anger me Dave when you think we will wall into the gas chambers like the Jews…We will not…and further let them come… a gun gehind every blade of grass is what they will find

  37. Mike July 26, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    You sir have gotten under my skin…if they come for us we intend to play asymetrical warefare…we’ll see who dies the most.

  38. madashell July 26, 2014 at 9:57 pm


    You are right on the money. This country is finished, it is beyond saving. Every aspect of this nation is corrupted, government at every level. The education system is corrupted, the media is corrupted, banking is corrupted, churches corrupted, social media is controlled entity as well. What is there worth saving in this country. The bill of rights has been shredded, the constitution has become nothing more than an old piece of paper with an idea that has passed its time. (not my words, their words)

    If 1 million people tomorrow invoked the Bill of Rights and decided to throw off this oppressive government, we would be labeled as right wing domestic terrorists by every major media source via tv, radio, internet, and social media. The calls would come out for us to be indefinately detained, if not executed for treason. The majority of the people in this country would cheer as we were executed on live television to be made examples of.

    Many will disagree with what I am about to say, I didn’t leave America, America left me. The dream that was once America is no more. We are a nation divided, the only thing that will unite this country is when this country is attacked on our own shores. This country has been targeted for destruction. Regrettably 2/3 of the population will be killed within 1 years time. The only hope of survival is by getting your house in order and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, asking forgiveness for your sins and trusting in him. That is the only thing that is going to get you through what is coming. For if GOD is with you then who could stand against you.

    Brothers and Sisters, 15Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. (1John 2:15-17)

    As for me, I was awakened from the matrix in 2008. Many will choose to remain in the matrix created by Satan, as living in the matrix, even it is all a lie is much easier then coming out of the matrix and living in the truth. Even Jesus said it in (matt 7:13-14) 13″Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14″For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    Am I sad that my country is dying, absolutely, however this is not a fight that can be won by ordinary means. 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:10-12)

    GOD Bless each and everyone of you that reads this post. As for me and my family, we choose to serve the Lord and we hope to see you on the other side.

  39. Lp July 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    For one we are too racially divided to stand against what is going on.
    If everyone would sit home for one day. Not work shop nada. Do u realize what would happen. It goes on because we participate. Meaning the whole of humanity

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  41. Malkut July 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Learned helplessness, interesting. It is a theory which is supported by matching in some ways the apparent situation. But, is it true? Is there a vast conspiracy to impose learned helplessness upon the masses? Or is something else going on? Surely an alternate explanation may just as well match the apparent situation. Additionally there are certain assumptions made when examining the theory, one in particular is that the masses feel helpless. Suppose that assumption is entirely wrong. suppose the effort is not to impose learned helplessness. What if the goal is to impose the belief that “everyone else is in a state of learned helplessness”. Thus the effort then of the non-helpless individual may be directed towards making the practically non-existent helpless taught masses to somehow become as you are. What if everyone feels empowered as do you to speak out with authority? How do you keep the non helpless feeling as though they are surrounded by helplessness? Show them tragedies, cast the analysis so as to subtly or directly blame it on a helplessness. And do not ignore that the purpose is not to have a dog sit and receive shocks, Helplessness sown is followed by empowerment to accomplish that which the controller desires from the controlled. So For it to work the controller simply asserts the control, falsely advertises that half support that the control is needed, thus supporting the false belief that there are not a majority awaken to the falsehood.

  42. Debbie July 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    There is also a little thing called the ‘normalcy bias’ which affects so many in this country. If it’s not directly affecting them in their daily lives they chose to ignore it or deny it altogether. Then when something happens they again deny with the deer in the headlights syndrome.

  43. Patriot Johnny July 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Ted Turner once said, “The United States has got the dumbest people in the world.” He was right!

    I say 7 Americans out of 10 are beyond stupidity.

    The attitude that this is American and can not happen here. Yet, they’ll pull their pants down in front of a Dept. of Homeland Security security officer to gain entrance to a stadium just to watch a ball game because of those phoney baloney made up terrorists might be out there.

    The day will come when some MS-13 thugs kills off one of their family members, it will be too late.

    One thing I do see happening is a Wake-Up call. I get strangers now telling me what is going on and that puts a smile on my face.

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  45. Kia July 27, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Hello there! This post could not be written much better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept talking about this. I will send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read.
    I appreciate you for sharing!

  46. Lisa July 27, 2014 at 5:39 am

    @Farmgirl…Most folks we know are like minded to your views. We’re doing what we can to open other’s eyes. Prepare the best we can. Our real hope is in Christ.

  47. Docs Boy July 27, 2014 at 5:47 am

    It won’t work on millions of us, we are to much engrained in our belief system to be changed with Pavlov’s dog and parlor tricks. It will require implants or full on lobotomy.

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  51. roger July 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    You knew it was over when the people, sheep, in Boston were cheering USA, USA, USA! during the marathon hoax. As the police state took off the velvet glove to show the iron fist and gave the America people a glimpse of what is to come. It is truly frightening to think how really ignorant they are and dangerous.

  52. farmer July 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Listening to politicians, the banking industry, MSM, Hollyweird, corrupt churches & clergy has caused all of this.
    For an in depth explanation & the only solution, see: http://www.jahtruth.net (Jah radio interviews – The Way Home etc) http://www.thewayhomeorfacethefire.net http://www.jahtruth.net/horse.htm http://www.jahtruth.net/theIofK.htm

    In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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