Right now there are over 172,000 US military troops stationed in over 150 countries, engaged in multiple bloody conflicts, across the globe.

The number 1 cause of death of US Active Duty soldiers is not combat it is suicide.

The US government has claimed the authority to assassinate its own citizens and their children with zero due process.

World War three is being instigated by the US government and its interests in Syria.

Radiation from the nuclear fallout in Japan’s Fukushima reactor is now being detected in California.

The US monetary system is on the verge of collapse along with the entire US economy.

Threats of nuclear war seem to be coming commonplace throughout the world.

All of these real threats to the future of humanity and what do Americans care about?

This guy.

Courtesy: mtv.com

According to yahoo trends, Pauly D has received millions of searches because he is in a custody battle with his “Baby Mama.”

Seems pertinent. I guess this guy with his spray on tan and cement-like hair gel most assuredly trumps perpetual war, societal collapse, and the end of the world as we know it, right?

Well not everyone is distracted by this Pauly D fellow, whose name I’d never heard until looking at yahoo trends that day; no there are apparently even more distracting fish in the mind-numbing sea of Hollywood fluff and bubblegum, there is this girl.

Courtesy: theblaze.com

Miley Cyrus, when compared to searches of actual topics that are relevant to humanity, annihilates them with a bludgeoning presence.

Humanity, we should be embarrassed.


The majority of Western society is in a state of intellectually suspended animation; cheering on the slave masters as their mental and physical shackles are locked into place.

They sit in front of their flickering blue boxes every night, and repeat, inside their heads filled with translucent visions of red, white and blue fluff, the words of the late Kurt Cobain,

“Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us”

Unfortunately stupidity is contagious. If you don’t believe me, try bringing up Leopold Kohr’s size theory of social misery at the next football game and see how quickly the group lashes out at you for your “conspiracy talk.”

The word stupidity here is not meant to be derogatory either. Stupidity can be used to describe those who willingly remain ignorant.

Regrettably this suspended ignorance is perpetuated in today’s pop-culture and touted as “trendy.” One must remain just ignorant enough to support and to believe the lies fed to them from the establishment as reality; even though this reality is a complete contradiction.

This ability, or perhaps better defined as “disability,” to hold two opposing ideas, such as the spreading of freedom through war, as being logically sound, is called cognitive dissonance. When one is in a state of dissonance, they may sometimes feel “disequilibrium”: frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, etc.

Once we step back and observe society with this in mind, the reason for such a degraded mental state becomes quite obvious. It is much easier to remain delusional and in a state of suspended disbelief than it is to deal with the opposing ideas held inside one’s head.

Coming to terms with the fact that you can actually be killed by the very entity who claims to protect you from those who wish to do you harm, is a difficult realization.

Fortunately there are those of us who have ‘woken up’ to our contradictory existence. This is not to say that we are smarter than others, only that we can recognize our own ignorance and through this self-reflection, seek to lessen that ignorance through entertaining ideas that may make us uncomfortable.

Step one to this waking up process is turning off the television and stepping outside of your comfort zone.


The revelations that happen from the simple act of NOT watching TV are profound. If you do not believe me, stop watching TV for 6 months. When you turn it back on or see it in passing, you will be able to see the utter propaganda and outright mind-control manipulation employed through mainstream media and most ‘prime time’ content. It becomes overtly obvious and can even be intellectually offensive at some points.

People are waking up across the globe and it is truly an amazing time to be alive. Yes there are the troglodytes that will worship the warfare/welfare state and support violence against their fellow man in the name of some mythical authoritarian utopia. However, no army of belligerent sheeple will ever be able to stop this idea of freedom and liberty whose time has most assuredly come.

Once the individual recognizes the establishment for the violent coercive behemoth that it is, they have no other option but to resist. Freedom is a communicable state of mind; an almost forgotten conviction now spreads like wildfire through the minds of former serfs.

One may be silenced, but the idea remains as a deafening shriek in the ears of those who would attempt to further subjugate the minds of humanity!



Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.