Break The Matrix (introduction)

  Introduction

While we live this earth is our place. If there is a Heaven it will
be here. If there is a Hell it will be here. Poisoned or perfect . . .
it is up to us.

I do not pretend to know what awaits us on the other side of
this life, but I am convinced we have been created on this
planet at this time to care for and help restore her delicate
balance. At the present time we are not living up to that calling
and are about to face a full frontal environmental breakdown.

Since life began to form on this planet survival has been an
absolute necessity. All living things have had to immediately
come to grips with that harsh reality or perish. Evolution of the
species is in large part, merely life choosing to adapt in order to
guarantee its survival.

Today our planet faces the gravest dangers ever imposed upon
it, and yet we humans have been so lulled to sleep by the gods
of science and technology that, as we find ourselves whistling
past the graveyard of our own nation, we are oblivious to the
fact that our entire planet is also dying.

Our goal here is not to point fingers and rail against the
established order. Our goal is to learn for ourselves what we
must do, so that we and our families can survive on this
poisoned planet until the day of it’s regeneration. That day will
surely come . . . when the veil has been lifted, and the fog has
shifted, and we’ve found our way back home . . . but for now
we must survive.

This book is entitled ‘Break The Matrix’ because that is exactly
what I am advocating we do. The matrix we are now in is not
healthy for us. It is a world system designed to dumb us down
and usher our population into an Orwellian society where
independence and critical thought are no longer allowed.
Therefore we must break free from this mental conditioning
and restore the balance.

I was born at a time when every morning before class the entire
assembly placed their right hand over their heart and recited the
“Pledge of Allegiance.” I was raised on John Wayne movies
and heroism. When I was old enough, I joined the military
because I thought standing in the gap for this country was the
highest of honors. I wanted to be the best because I believed I
was a part of the best.

Two years in the military gave me a glimpse of reality and living the
experience eventually put a hole in the American
Exceptionalism bubble that my elders had so carefully created
for me. Now in my old age there is little left of the kid who
once stood proudly before the Stars and Stripes reciting:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation under God
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

What happened?

America, after conquering the continent, grew in leaps and
bounds during the Industrial Revolution. She emerged from the
ashes of WW2 victorious, head and shoulders above
everybody.

No one can dispute that we had saved Europe from the German
fascist and Asia from the Emperor of Japan. No one can dispute
the fact that we had created the greatest war economy the
world had ever seen.

We were at the helm of everything. We led in the sciences. We
led in the arts. In industry. In giving. The world looked upon us
in awe and a large majority of her went to bed at night
dreaming of one day becoming a part of the melting pot. We
were at the cusp of greatness and our potential was
unfathomable.

If ever in the human experience there was a country who could
change the flow of world history it was us. Our constitution
promised it. Our religion promised it. Our military might
promised it . . . what happened?

Like the allegory of the Prodigal Son in the Christian bible we
squandered our inheritance on self-righteous greed and instead
of leading the world towards prosperity, we became just
another empire with a beginning, a middle, and a soon to be
ending, not much different than the Greeks and Romans before
us. Me, Myself, and I has become the law of the land as we
slowly drown in our own waste.

Today every where I look I see decay. Oh, there are those who
still strive for greatness and are willing to sacrifice to get it, but
the flow of history is against them. Most will die with the
dream lying dormant in their hearts.

I hear the bravado. I hear the hero talk and the call to patriotic
sacrifice. But giving your life for our country these days has a
decidedly hollow ring to it.

Since the glory days of WW2 when have our children
sacrificed their lives for a worthy cause? Korea? Vietnam?
Iraq? Afghanistan?

What good has any of these deaths accomplished? Who has
benefited from them? Simple. Follow the money and see who’s
getting rich.

I guess to answer the question, “Why do I seemingly hate
America?” I gotta say, “ Well, I once loved her. I felt married to
her. I laid my life on the line for her. I lived with her and
partook of her many blessings. Then one day, when I least
expected it, I found out she had been nothing but a whore all
along.

Whores can change their way, but never if they continue to
justify their occupation while posturing themselves before the
corporate lobby offering intercourse with all comers for a few
lousy dollars.

So do I hate the American dream? No. Do I hate what we’ve
done to it? Yes.

I am an embittered old man, but we had such an opportunity to
actually live up to our PR. We weren’t merely contenders, we
were the champs . . . damn it!

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