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A letter to the people of the United States regarding the future of humanity.

Now I know you have a short attention span, you don't like to read, and you are easily offended, but just bear with me for a minute. Oh that's right you especially don't like to listen to anyone who isn't an American. Well guess what Australia just became the 51st state, so that makes me an American now too and I am just as complicit in the crimes against humanity our governments are committing as you are.
Us Americans need to get off our high horse with all this "America is a great country" garbage. The American taxpayer funds a 500 billion dollar killing machine that has been committing genocide at home and abroad for hundreds of years. You sit down with your families every year and eat turkey to commemorate the original thanksgiving feast in 1637 that was held in celebration of the massacre of 700 native Americans.

Are you even aware that the native Americans are persecuted to this day and are still being forcibly removed from their land and being relocated to a highly radioactive waste site that is slowly killing them. The Hopi and Navajo who have bravely refused to leave their land have been suffering such oppression from your government that laws have been passed to prevent them from collecting firewood for the winter, preventing them from making any improvements to their dwellings (one man was arrested for putting mud on his roof to prevent a leak) and their livestock have been confiscated. All this so some corporation can mine the estimated 100 billion dollars worth of coal so people in California can have their air conditioning, microwave ovens, big screen TVs, clothes dryers, and dishwashers. More on native American persecution here-

What is it with you Americans and your clothes dryers? There's this great Australian invention called the hills hoist, you hang your clothes on it and they dry in the sun. Such amazing technology isn't it? but not nearly enough money in it for the corporations, and you would have to get off your fat arses and drag yourselves away from the TV and go out into the sunshine. No offence to fat people, us Australians are just as fat, lazy, and ignorant.

It's quite clear that the majority of you didn't vote for the 4th Reich, and the mass media propaganda machine has completely brainwashed those who did, but my question is this...... what the hell are you gonna do about it now?

The reason I ask this question is because if you don't do something and fast, you Americans will suffer the same fate as the people you have been oppressing for generations. The reason "Old Europe" tried to talk some sense into you is because after thousands of years of war and suffering they have finally come to their senses. Americans have never really felt the true cost of war. The burning of your cities, the genocide, the torture, the rape, the millions of homeless refugees. You have however been directly responsible for the death of well over 3 million innocent civilians and counting. There's an old saying "what goes around comes around", or " for every action there is a reaction". You would call it "collateral damage blowback".

The world is now at the most dangerous point in recorded history. American neo-crazy imperialism has backed Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, Russia, and China into a corner and put them on the defensive ready to strike. Instead of reaching out to these nations at the so called end of the cold war, American Globalists decided to attempt to swallow them up and plunder their resources, sound familiar?

Unfortunately for the Globalists Russia isn't a poor third world country, it is still to this day a nuclear "armed to the teeth" superpower. On the day of your most recent fraudulent election, the Russians engaged in a bit of sabre rattling and conducted two nuclear missile tests, part of an increasing number of strategic nuclear exercises conducted since the neo-crazies came to power.

We are witnessing a crisis in the Middle East that is way scarier than the Cuban missile crisis. At that time US nuclear forces outnumbered the Soviets by 17 to 1. Today their strategic forces are roughly equal in size, although the Russians have superior tactical nuclear forces. Iran is a Russian protectorate, and I have intelligence from a reliable source that the Russians have positioned tactical nukes in Iran.

American forces in Iraq and the Persian Gulf are at the mercy of the Iranians who have the firepower to easily destroy your corporate killing machine. Don't believe it? Well who ever said you Americans were arrogant. While I have no hard evidence to confirm it, it wouldn't surprise me that the US government has plans to provoke Iran into into attacking and inflicting great losses on US forces a la Pearl Harbor/Gulf of Tonkin, in order to create the patriotic flag wrapping conditions necessary to re-instate the draft and build a killing machine capable of conquering the entire Middle East.

We were lucky during the Cuban missile crisis because there were rational men making the decisions in the White House. Anyone who thinks the neo-crazies are rational men needs to have their head examined. These are men who have flagrantly violated international law, the Geneva convention, the ABM treaty, the constitution, the bill of rights, habeas corpus. These are men who use radiological depleted uranium weapons on civilian populations, a slow and painful form of genocide. These are men that torture men who may have happened to be in "the wrong place at the wrong time". These men are a far greater threat to the world than Hitler could have dreamed to have been.

The following link contains photos of children with birth deformities born in Iraq after the first gulf war. Be warned these photographs are extremely disturbing. As a child my grandmother showed me books with photos of children with similar deformities, these were of children born on the pacific islands during the period of American and French nuclear testing. This is just a part of the suffering that is wreaked in America's interest.

The problem is that Russian conventional forces are not what they used to be, so they are heavily reliant on their nuclear forces in the event of any future war. Many Russian strategic nuclear systems are fast approaching or well past their use by date, it may well be the case of "use it or lose it". Having said that the Russians have been developing new nuclear weapons systems technologically superior to any American systems, but they are not being deployed fast enough to replace the ageing systems. This coupled with the US missile defence system will give the US a strategic nuclear advantage that will put Russia in a dangerously defensive position in which they may soon see no alternative to a pre-emptive strike.

If you don't believe the Russians have the stomach for a nuclear war think again, the Soviets lost over 20 million people in WWII. This time around Russia has an extensive network of shelters built for its civilian population. While the American government has been closing public fallout shelters, the Russians have been steadily expanding theirs. Moscow is protected by an ABM system that was negotiated with and had the consent of the US government. As part of this negotiation the Americans chose to protect it's missile silos with a limited ABM system which is no longer operational.

You don't need me to tell you that the US government has little regard for the safety and security of the American people. That has become quite obvious over the last four years to anybody who has been paying attention.

I'd like to share with you an excerpt of a message from the Hopi Indians who have somehow been able to predict the troubles of our time and voiced their concerns to the United Nations in 1992. You might discount it as some kind of witch doctor mumbo jumbo, but I am much more inclined to believe something that has been told for ten thousand years by a group of people who stand to gain nothing personally from a lie, rather than believe what I hear through the media that will tell us anything to make a profit.

"The Hopi knew humans would develop many powerful technologies that would be abused. In this century, we have seen the First World War and the Second World War in which the predicted gourd of ashes, which you call the atomic bomb, fell from the sky with great destruction. Many thousands of people were destroyed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

For many years there has been great fear and danger of World War Three. The Hopi believe the Persian Gulf War was the beginning of World War Three but it was stopped and the worst weapons of destruction were not used. This is now a time to weigh the choices for our future. We do have a choice. If you, the nations of this Earth, create another great war, the Hopi believe we humans will burn ourselves to death with ashes."

You can read the full speech here- or here-

The way I see it you have one of two options, you can either A) start a mass peace movement like the world has never seen, and pray you can stop this madness before it's too late. Or B) head for the hills and dig in. You should have no trouble with option B, Americans have shown they are really good at hiding their head in the sand. Unfortunately you haven't been very good at option A up till now so here's your chance at redemption. But I'd like to stress to you if you want to protest do it right now, make it non-violent, and use your brains to turn the media propaganda machine on itself rather than just marching and being assaulted by the Police, and maybe watch Gandhi if you need some inspiration, it worked for me.

When a Quaker, Norman Morrison burned himself to death outside the Pentagon during the Vietnam War with his one year old daughter by his side, your media called him pathetic. I can not think of a greater personal sacrifice and if I believed it would make a difference I would do the same, but I know it won't make any difference. To the Vietnamese whose women and children were being burned to death with napalm in the American interest this American was a national hero. But there are more effective ways to stop the corporate killing machine, all you have to do is stop feeding it.

One would have to assume that the "Flying Eagles" are already aware of their upcoming mission in Iran. My plea to them is don't pursue a course of action that will ultimately lead to the destruction of your homeland. You need to stop mourning the death of 4000 and act now to prevent the death of hundreds of millions. The way things are going there isn't gonna be "4 more years".

To be honest I believe we may now be beyond the point of no return, nobody I know seems to want to listen to my warning. The people of my generation are too busy enjoying their digital lifestyle, we have never seen war up close. It's all just a video game to us and we won't even notice it's happening until the electro magnetic pulse fries our TV. So I have built a modest shelter in a remote mountain area in the hope that my children will survive the coming catastrophe, so they may be able to help create a world that has finally seen enough of the greed and suffering that is war.

What you are not seeing today in Fallujah is just another step into a new Dark Age.

"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." Martin Niemoeller

"When truth is buried underground, it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it." Emile Zola

"We still have the instincts, and in particular, the aggressive impulses, that we had in cave man days. Aggression, in the form of subjugating or killing other men, and taking their women and food, has had definite survival advantage, up to the present time. But now it could destroy the entire human race, and much of the rest of life on Earth. A nuclear war, is still the most immediate danger, but there are others, such as the release of a genetically engineered virus. Or the green house effect becoming unstable." Professor Stephen Hawking

"You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul." Mahatma Gandhi

"It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world." George Orwell 1984

"the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival." George Orwell 1984

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop, Greek slave & fable author (620 BC - 560 BC)

"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces." Etienne de la Boetie, "The Politics of Obedience" (1553)

"By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline." Thomas Jefferson

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers..... Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life..... But why would I want to do a thing like that?" Trainspotting

"The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service." Albert Einstein

"Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country." Hermann Goering

"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Beware the beast man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death." Cornelius

"You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself." Dr Zaius

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." Dwight Eisenhower

"Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush mustache and swastika armband-it creeps up insidiously . . . step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone." Baron Lane

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" Gandhi

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