MY STORY -------------------------------------------------------------- I am an educator in California who grew up to divorced parents and who has mixed race children. I have family and friends from all walks of life - race, sexuality, religion, and political leanings. I've personally held many spiritual, religious, and political view points throughout my life. I am above all, a thinker. I love investigating topics, learning, and questioning my assumptions and ideas. I purposefully play devil's advocate against myself as I was taught at a young age that to become a great debater, you must practice defending ideas you initially do not support. This is how you learn their strengths and weaknesses and is the only way to properly understand those ideas. Ultimately, you may come to a new appreciation for them. You might even begin to accept them and replace your existing ideas. No matter what, you become more knowledgeable. My earliest childhood memories are of the imposing power of the Soviet Union, the threat of global nuclear war, the subsequent collapse of the USSR, and the following Gulf War. I am an early Millennial. I vividly remember the role the media played in bringing these images into our home. I remember nightly scud missile attacks on Israel, endless reporting on biological and chemical weapons, and the babies being killed in incubators. Above all, I remember Fear. I was weaned on it. In the following years I grew to revere my country, for we were not only the saviors of western civilization for defeating the Soviets, but we were liberators. We saved Kuwait and made Saddam end his aggression. We brought peace to Bosnia, Serbia, and the other former nations of Yugoslavia through NATO. Top Gun was my family's favorite movie. Fear was replaced by Love. Over time, however, my heart began to harden and my patriotism began to fade. My family and friends were from all over the spectrum, but my father, above all, hated the Democratic Party and Bill Clinton. He was a Ross Perot supporter and while I was too young to fully grasp what happened to his campaign, and was too naive to fully grasp the nature of the two-party political system, my young mind was waking up. My father was a rancher and the regulations under Clinton's presidency were taking away my father's ability to maintain his livelihood. He, a baby boomer, had grown up during the counter-culture revolution and Vietnam. He hated large government and foreign involvement. He distrusted our involvement in the Gulf and Balkans. While my father's distrust grew, and his ability to support his family failed, my own feelings toward my country changed also. Liberal California education had instilled a lot of negative feelings in my heart for the past transgressions of our nation against peoples of the world. As I learned of The United States' involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, Chile, and elsewhere, I became troubled. I learned of the Military Industrial Complex, began listening to Rage Against The Machine, and I became a Netizen. The impeachment of Bill Clinton and the events of the 2000 presidential election further hardened my heart to our political system. Things suddenly changed, however, on September 11th, 2001. I was shell shocked - like all of us were. But the shock didn't last long as the media and the political machinations of our Nation quickly sprang to life. I watched as our leadership and media used the attacks on our soil as a pretext for war. A vial of anthrax was held up: Fear. The same media which had brought the Gulf War and the Fake News of babies dying in incubators, now sold the American people a second Gulf War; this time with a side helping of Afghanistan. I could not believe my eyes. Friends and family I had known my entire life became pro war. The media sold the initial bombardment as a fireworks show. The People lined up to buy front row tickets. I wasn't educated enough to understand what was happening, but I sensed the deception and I was deeply disturbed. Ultimately this remains the most troubled period of my entire life. I became obsessed with learning and I ventured far on the web in pursuit of truth. The Media shouted the words Conspiracy Theory. I didn't care. I was a Conspiracy Theorist. I was an outsider and I wasn't afraid to speak my mind about the Rothschilds and the puppet presidents and the assassination of Kennedy. But over time, life took over. The wars ground on for years. Friends returned from battle, hardened, but alive. I grew up, and I moved on. I got a real job and a family and a mortgage. My feelings for this country tempered and I became Hopeful again when a young black senator from Chicago swept an entire nation up in a movement. Things were going to Change. It took a few years, but that nagging feeling started to creep back into my mind. Something wasn't right in America. The promises of 2008 were not materializing like Jon Stewart had assured me they would under the gentle and benevolent leadership of the Left. Banks were not held to account for raiding the coffers of the people. We were still at war. Worse, we were at war with more countries than I could count. We were threatening global war with Russia over Syria. The national debt was continuing to skyrocket. Guantanamo was still active, as were black sites in Poland and Diego Garcia. The Patriot Act was expanded and NSA surveillance was revealed. My healthcare premiums tripled. I continued to watch the Media justify the failures of our leader on the opposition party. I knew that Stephen Colbert was right, the Republicans were evil warmongering obstructionist fundamentalists. And like a good citizen, I remained hopeful that their backs could be broken. We could withdraw ourselves from endless conflict, right our financial overrun, and fix the exploding education and health care costs while granting universal access. Real Communism had never been tried! Just as it seemed my hope would fade, a candidate appeared to promise all of those things: Bernie Sanders. I became enthralled with the principles of this man - the man who could not be bought. I watched videos of his timeless struggle against the machinations of the System - filibuster speeches that would tire other men were filled with compassion, idealism, optimism, and fearlessness. I once again became engaged with Politics. However, I very soon began to feel that old nagging feeling. Something wasn't right in America. The Media refused to grant Sanders airtime, Super Delegates were falsely included in the vote total, and the DNC refused to hold debates between Sanders and Clinton, or when they did, they were held during other highly televised events to mitigate viewership. This troubled me, but it was really only the beginning. I had learned of www.reddit.com. More specifically, I began following www.reddit.com/r/politics and www.reddit.com/r/sanders4president. This was when I would first learn of CTR - Correct the Record. I had long known that nation-states employ individuals to propagandize the Internet. I had seen their posts and interacted with their agents. I had grown up on the Internet and like any native, I could spot a shill a mile away. Suddenly the Internet was filled with Shills. But these weren't the shills I was used to seeing. Anybody can spot an Israeli shill or a Russian shill. They give themselves away too easily with their talking points. Chinese shills are even easier. US and British Intelligence might be the most difficult to spot since there is already such a large pro United States user base that they can easily hide amongst. These shills were new and they were obviously well funded - they attacked Reddit in force. They almost simultaneously attacked Twitter, Facebook, 4chan, and the remaining comment sections that still existed in media outlets across the globe. The common theme was their support for Hillary Clinton. It was this attack on my access to accurate information that triggered that old nagging feeling. Each morning I'd see six televisions blaring the same message at me at the gym: Trump is Racist Hillary is Winning Sanders is Losing Over and over they repeated the narratives. Online, they spammed, harassed, slandered, and down voted. Perhaps age had granted me wisdom or perhaps they were simply too overt. Suddenly, I saw through the bullshit. I saw the Truth. We are all of us deceived. We have been for generations. The narratives are always controlled. The shills have always been there. Radio, paper, television, and the net. Their job is to control information, to direct the people of this country in lockstep towards particular predesignated outcomes. All of those instances in my life suddenly came back to me. Shock and awe, the vial, and the babies. Fake News wasn't the conspiracy theories. Fake News was the Mainstream Media! Perhaps this seems too obvious, but this was a life shattering event. I realized that there was information that wasn't being given to me. I wasn't being allowed to see it. Narratives were being written by powerful people and their army of reporters, journalists, and politicians were feeding it to me. And when I went looking for truth, their army of shills was there to head me off at the pass. Ultimately, as I knew in my heart would happen, Sanders lost. Each blow was confirmation to the Truth I had discovered. Virginia voter fraud, Arizona closing over half of its polling stations, wild swings in early and late voting, vote results not corresponding with exit polls. Boom. Boom. Boom. The Democratic National Convention was the big one, however. It sealed the deal. I watched as Sanders Delegates were gaged and removed. Loyal Democratic supporters who had embraced a movement and put in their blood, sweat, and tears, were removed and I saw as the DNC advertised for, bussed in, and paid people to fill the audience. I watched this on live streams and I watched as the Mainstream Media purposefully did not air it. My generation was stabbed in the back. It was just before this time that I became aware of a greater disturbance. I suddenly realized that the deception occurring in the Democratic Primary wasn't the only ongoing deception. I turned my eye to the Republican side for really the first time in a serious manner. Trump was blowing out the Republican field. He was masterfully controlling the Media narrative. I started to understand the nature of his provocative statements. The Media was losing ratings as the public became disenfranchised with their clearly deceptive reporting. To maintain profitability, they were both desperate to air controversy yet unwilling to air anything on Clinton. Trump played right into this. Each time he sensed a lull in his support begin to develop, you'd see him generate a controversy with a single statement, interview, or tweet. The media would eat it up - showering him with free air time and sure enough, as the old saying says: Any press is good press. At the conclusion of the Primaries I watched in awe, but no longer, surprise, at the way the Media portrayed the results: the Republicans were in disarray and Trump's performance at the RNC was a failure. The DNC performance by Clinton was hailed as a shining beacon of hope. Nothing could have been further from the truth. I watched both events completely. Trump unified his party and embraced ideals that shook the party's foundations. He embraced the LBGTQ community. To huge applause. Meanwhile, the DNC was rife with debacles. They paraded individuals based on identity politics - Muslims, Illegal Aliens, and others. The entire message of the event was simply Anti-Trump. Meanwhile they forcefully ejected almost half of their participants to hide the civil war brewing within the party. Most notably, they didn't show the American Flag until called out on it. It was at this point that I took a break to reflect. Supporting Clinton was a non-option. What I had witnessed throughout the primary and at the DNC wasn't just appalling, it was illegal and smacked of king-making. More to the point, I had already seen a Bush Dynasty. A Clinton Dynasty too? Something really wasn't right in America. It seemed clear that I had only two options remaining: disengagement from Politics completely or support for Trump. I was anti-Establishment through and through. I was bred for it - it was in my DNA. Born of a hippy. Once a conspiracy theorist, always a conspiracy theorist. So the choice seemed reasonable at face value. But was I willing, able, to get behind a racist? A misogynist? Somebody who had mocked a disabled reporter? I took several weeks to reflect. Cautiously, I returned to Reddit. I entered the Lion's Den - www.reddit.com/r/the_donald. I gorged upon the memes and the Pepes, and I quickly discovered more. There was Truth. I had been blind to it before, because I was ideologically driven by a hatred of Republicans to not see their message. They knew of CTR and they rooted them out. They knew of the DNC's corruption. They embraced fleeing former Sanders supporters. They accepted people from all walks of life - gays, transsexuals, Muslims, blacks, Mexicans, and foreigners. The only rule was you had to join legally. You had to disavow. You had to state openly and plainly that you were shedding your former allegiances and embracing Trump. I could not believe this. More to the point, I watched as they banned bigots and did not allow racism, sexism, or other forms of intolerance. To be honest, I was baffled. How could a community rallying around a candidate defamed for racism and intolerance, be against all of those things? I quickly learned the Truth. Trump did not mock a disabled reporter. This is fake news. He mocked a reporter for double speaking in the same way he's mocked numerous people for double speaking. This is documented extremely well on YouTube. Trump is not racist. He didn't call all Mexicans rapists or anything of the sort. His analysis of the situation along the US-Mexico border is extremely accurate. The entire border area is controlled largely by gangs which control the flow of drugs, guns, and people. The majority of women who are illegally trafficked through the US-Mexico border are raped. These are all documented facts. Failing to control the border leaves these voiceless people as victims and fails to protect them while also allowing these gangs to thrive. Stopping trafficking through the border is essential for our safety, the destruction of the gangs, and imperative to restore order to the legal immigration process from Mexico to the US. Trump is not a misogynist. He has employed women throughout his businesses and campaign up to the highest levels. Trump has employed people of all backgrounds in all positions based on merit. He has been given awards for his involvement in minority communities. He has proven himself to be inclusive and fair. He is not a bigot. The allegations against Trump have come as a firestorm for over a year. They are Fake News. He isn't a perfect human being, but I'm not here to defend Trump. I'm here because I was woken up by the overt lies that were being rained down upon us for over a year. I am here because Wikileaks revealed the depths of those lies. Within the Wikileaks emails, many things were revealed. First, and perhaps most importantly, within the emails themselves was a conversation amongst Hillary's staffers and the Media to create a narrative that Russia was responsible for the leaks as they had already realized they'd been compromised. So the day a coworker came to me and said Russia was to blame, I literally laughed. I could not believe the audacity that these liars had to put such a narrative across all their networks given the plan to create said narrative was documented within the emails themselves. Second, and related the first, the emails revealed that almost the entire breadth of the Media Establishment was compromised - ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and even FoxNews. Smaller agencies like the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Politico, Snopes, Politifact, and others were also engaging in this collusion with the DNC and Hillary Clinton in attempting to anoint her as president. This is documented fact and is indisputable. Third, and perhaps most damning, is the fact that while one and two are potentially criminal, the emails contain dozens upon dozens of examples of felony level offenses committed by John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Donna Brazile, David Brock, and others in the Clinton circle. The crimes range from illegally providing debate questions before debates (yes, that's illegal), to illegally coordinating Super PACs, to accepting contributions from foreign nations, to paying an army of Shills to attack free speech on the internet (yes, that's also illegal as it violates FEC regulations), to paying people to riot at Trump Rallies, to deleting emails under Congressional Subpoena. The Wikileaks emails revealed so much that I barely slept. Each day was like Christmas for me and those close to me who were familiar with the situation. We feasted on revelations that confirmed almost two decades of distrust in the Establishment forces - from the Media, to the Political Elite, to the Financiers. It was during this time period that I was led to a series of lectures by Yuri Bezmenov. These three lectures changed everything for me. While I had already started along a path of learning, I hadn't yet understood the full scope of what was occurring in America. Why things were going so horribly wrong. Yuri Bezmenov was a USSR KGB agent who defected to the west in 1970. In his lectures he explains the process of Ideological Subversion which is what the KGB spent the vast majority of their resources on (as opposed to Espionage). Ideological Subversion is a four step process intended to disable your enemy to such an extent that they no longer perceive you as an enemy and can no longer defend against you. In this way, you can defeat them without a single shot being fired. Sun Tzu described the art of Ideological Subversion as the highest form of warfare. In the final stage of Ideological Subversion your enemy is no longer able to reconcile truthful information any longer. When presented with facts, they will dismiss them. America has already reached this stage. The four steps to Ideological Subversion are Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, and Normalization. Demoralization takes a long time - several decades. By 1985, when Yuri lectured, he claimed that The United States had already been completely Demoralized. Meaning, the first generation to experience the overt communist propaganda had already grown up, become teachers, and were now indoctrinating a younger generation. This would be the minimum required time to complete the process - one generation. We've had successive generations of indoctrination. The demoralization process attacks the six ideological pillars of society: Religion Economy Social Life Power Structure Labor Relations Law and Order Here is how each has been fundamentally eroded or pushed to extremes. Religion: Atheism has been pushed while Religion has been widely denounced and minimized in popular culture and media. Religious orders have been compromised with pedophilia and corruption. Economy: Government, monetary institutions, and trade deals have gutted manufacturing, impoverished citizens, and chained them with debt. Public and Private debt is sky rocketing. Social Life: Social Media is the new social life. It allows for introversion, removal from community, extremism, lack of accountability, and hostility. Power Structure: More and more power is held in the hands of unelected officials and supranational organizations with no accountability to the public. Labor Relations: Unions and worker relationships with employers - both public and private - have become strained to the point of adversarial positions that can only be resolved through legal mediation. Situations are often worsened through the process or the positions of the union are often self-damaging (ex. Teacher Unions protecting bad teachers). Law and Order: The public has been trained to distrust the military and police - to consider them racist, of low intelligence, and adversaries to the public. I'll even add a 7th pillar: Gender Identity. The architects of Soviet Ideological Subversion probably couldn't have dreamed of the place we are at today with Gender Identity. A person unable to reconcile their biology certainly is unfit to maintain a defense against you any longer. Following the Demoralization process is Destabilization. During this period all conflicts become irreconcilable between individuals and organizations. We are certainly well past this stage. Any union member, HOA member, parent, teacher, employee, or employer can understand where things are at right now. There is no capacity for reason, empathy, or reconciliation between parties anymore. Individuals would rather terminate a friendship than accept that somebody has an alternate point of view. Facebook has made this entirely too easy. Discourse is impossible. We are on the edge of Crisis. Crisis would have led to Normalization which is the suspension of our Rights and the rise of a Totalitarian State. This playbook has been seen again and again and again - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and more. I believe that we were very close to this Vision for America being realized on November 8th, 2016. The Democratic Party is the party of the Progressives and the Left. The attacks occurring on the seven pillars of society outlined above all originate from the Global Establishment and are directed through their army of Leftist Organizations. The Establishment are not Capitalists nor are they Communists. They are Totalitarians that strive for global power. Their army is the Swamp - the Media, the Banks, the Supranational Unelected Bodies, Trade Organizations, and legions of lawyers. Their mission is to shackle America because freedom is antithesis to their Power. We have not had a free election in my lifetime. Until now. It is abundantly clear that President Trump stands against these forces. Every move he has made through this process has been to right each of the pillars. Love of Country, Love of God, Unity, Law and Order, Jobs, and returning the power of Government to the People. Every time he gives a speech or interview he reinforces this message. Each of these moments he is consciously unravelling years of damage that has been done to the fabric of our society. The People of The United States of America are listening! The people of Europe are listening! There is a Rightness to loving God, to loving your country, to loving your fellow man, to distrusting your government, and to respecting those who provide for our safety. Those things have been purposefully taken from us. When I first heard Yuri's words, it all became so clear. This isn't Republican versus Democrat or Capitalist versus Communist. This is Ideological Subversion. This is about Freedom versus Totalitarianism. I now understand that all the compassion, love, and good feelings in our hearts don't do a damned bit of good if we're getting played by people who have no concern for our lives or the lives of our children. Accepting illegal immigrants or refugees, giving up our sovereignty to the United Nations or trade blocs, or giving up our right to own firearms - all of those things can be framed positively. All of those things can be argued as objectively good and as objectively Right. I believed in all of these things. And yet, a country without borders and a people without arms and without a voice in their government is a people who will quickly end up slaughtered by those with the power and the guns. They'll be slaughtered and it doesn't matter if the government calls itself Socialist, Communist, National Socialist, or anything else. It's the same murderous face behind all of these names and behind both of our political parties. It is time to right the pillars, take back our government, and Drain the Swamp. President Trump is doing exactly that. The Establishment stands against our President. But I, and the People of These United States of America, We stand with Him.