The most important act we can do today is to keep the truth alive
America’s Future: The Case for Optimism
By John Anthony
The daily assaults on America’s culture can make it hard to find hope. Attacks on our monetary system, the imprisonment of political dissenters, the DOJ’s vendetta against Trump and anyone pro-America, Soviet style censorship, and the attempted gender modifications of our children seem too much like world control is here.
Yet, every issue we face is the result of a single problem. When we recognize, solve, and attack that, we can restore the nation we love. Let me explain.
Our biggest threat
Brannon Howse is a researcher and filmmaker who released Part 2 of his 3-part series, Brainwashed America. In it he notes that Americans have been under propaganda attacks for decades. Howse has been labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist’, ‘right-wing nutter’, and so forth. What he really is, is someone who studies the past and sees today through connected historical events.
Propaganda is the single greatest threat American’s face today. Without it, there would be no Great Reset.
The purpose of propaganda, according to psychologist Jacque Ellul, is to get people to act “even when against their own interests.” Climate change and the pandemic have proven that true.
People build useless windmills fearing climate change will destroy civilization, millions risked their lives with gene therapies to prevent an easily treated virus, and blind voters still believe their ‘vote counts’ despite evidence of massive election fraud in 2020 and 2022.
The goal of today’s globalists is the total control of the individual, group, society, and their culture. While that goals sounds impossible, it is surprisingly simple.
By using propaganda to transform people’s values and beliefs, their world view is altered. They then change their actions to be in synch with their adopted concept of how the world works.
For example. The rugged individualism that won our nation, must be replaced with community consensus because individualism is selfish and racist.
Nowhere is the worldview transformation more evident than with our children.
Science, with rare exceptions, has universally recognized two sexes. Today children are taught gender and sex are distinct and you can be whatever sex you chose. “Gender affirmation” requires that if a 7-year-old boy says he is a girl, then we must change his name to a girl’s name, offer praise and recognition, and begin using ‘her’ chosen pronouns.
Once people accept the worldview that gender and sex are disconnected, and that gender affirmation is a childhood entitlement, the globalists’ move closer to their dystopian goals.
Political propaganda is dishonesty that hides behind masks with kernels of truth. Even though there are times when the community interests must trump individual rights; and there can technically be more that two sexes, those exceptions are rare. The elite supersize the exceptions to leave the impression they represent the whole.
Howse shows how most Americans have been subjected to propaganda masquerading as legitimate causes. Here are a few examples:
- Social justice
- The common good
- White privilege
- Climate change
- Interfaith dialogue
- Political correctness
- Peace movement
- Environmental justice
- Universal health care
- Sustainable development
- Global values
- Situational ethics
- Children’s rights
- Family planning
- Gender equality
- Global consensus
- Community standards
- Livable wage
Racism, Climate Change, and Gender equality are at times issues, but not to the degree the left presents. Lies, bullying, shaming, and manipulation are used to convince people to follow the consensus that these are fundamental flaws in our culture.
The formula for totalitarian takeover has never changed, from Stalinist Russia and Hitler’s Germany, to Cuba, Venezuela, and now America. These masquerades are used to create division and chaos. The chaos induces fear which is followed by surrender of formerly held beliefs and values. When their values change, peoples’ behavior changes to accommodate the elite’s goals.
When you consider millions of Americans donned ineffective masks, accepted dangerous vaccines, succumbed to lockdowns, shut businesses, and wrecked the economy, it would seem the elites have won spectacularly.
They have not.
Why we will win
Propaganda depends on the nearly unbroken repetition of a narrative that penetrates susceptible groups who repeat it until the lie takes on the illusion of universal truth. The massive energy we see devoted to censorship, bullying, cancelling, and physical force is for the sole purpose of protecting the ‘unbroken repetition.’
When the repetition collapses, the message weakens. When it is broadly recognized as false, the narrative crumbles and the narrators are discredited.
Propagandists fear two forces above all others. 1. Brave people who know and speak the truth, and 2. networks of people who successfully communicate that truth to large swaths of community members.
As you will see the left is losing on both fronts.
Overplaying their hands
Propagandists are afraid of anyone who sees through the narrative and popularizes the truth. But frightened people overplay their hands, making them easier to expose.
- Despite the censoring and bullying of those who feel the 2020 election suffered catastrophic fraud, 83% of Americans believe election integrity is an issue.
- The January 6 Committee has interviewed more than 1000 people and obtained over 25,000 documents, yet most of their information is held in secret leading Americans to distrust the process. Primarily due to her January 6 Committee positions, Liz Cheney lost her re-election bid by the second worst margin in history for a house member.
- Rather than hurt the conservative movement, trust in the FBI and DOJ crashedfollowing the raids on Trump and his supporters.
When aggressors overplay their hands to stifle transparency, even more people see through their deceptions.
Through government collusion with social media giants and the legacy media; through the emergence of phony fact-checkers, and riding on the former reputations of federal agencies, elites have pounded their official narratives on climate change, and vaccines to drown the truth in a tsunami of propaganda.
Still the truth is getting through to Americans.
- Alternative social media platforms like GAB, Rumble, Truth Social, GETTR, and MeWe are booming.
- Telegram has more than 210 million visits per month.
- Alternative news sources are growing as trust in the media plummets.
The elites are using technology to spy on citizens, censor information, arrest dissenters, limit travel, control energy, manage lifestyles, and compromise elections. Advanced techniques will soon allow them to control your expenditures, dictate your personal health decisions, and manage where and how you live.
But elites are not the only ones with access to technology.
- True the Vote used the same geospatial technology the FBI used to track January 6 participants, to track hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots cast in poorly secured ballot drop boxes.
- In a recent streaming event, True the Vote’s Greg Phillips released information on sophisticated algorithms the organization is using for the 2022 elections to counter illegal actors attempting to steal votes.
- Sheriff’s organizations have partnered with True the Vote and you can now contact them through 13 different Telegram channels to protect the vote in your community.
Propaganda fails when large groups of community members ignore the messages of fear.
Despite the hype you hear in the media and from the CDC, the jabs are now almost dead in the water:
- When the mRNA inoculations were first released, 79% of American rushed for the 1st jab. That number dwindled to 68% for the second jab, more than 2/3 of the population has rejected the 2nd booster, and only 1.3% of the population (4.4 million out of 330 million) has opted to take the over-hyped bivalent boosters.
- The FDA rushed approval for the 5 – 11 year shot warning parents of death and hospitalization if they failed to get their children inoculated. Yet only 18% were injected by July 2022 as more families realized the jab was ineffective, short-lived, and more than 75% of kids in this age bracket already had natural immunity.
- Jabs for under 5-year-old toddlers were hailed in the press and by the CDC, yet within the first month of release 95% of parents did not have their children jabbed.
Rise of the decentralized heroes
Ori Branfman spent 5 years researching how small, decentralized entities often defeat larger centralized forces. Their resulting book, The Starfish and the Spider is aimed at corporate structures but has its foundation in warfare.
For example, the Spanish war machine seemed invincible in the New World. In 1521 Hernando Cortez killed Montezuma and destroyed the sophisticated Aztec empire that had existed since centuries before Christ. Eleven year later, Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca leader, Atahuallpa in Peru and replaced him with a Spanish puppet leader.
But when Spain entered what is today known as New Mexico, the “primitive” Apaches gained control of the territory and held off the Spanish for more than 200 years.
Branfman explains the Spaniards succeeded partly because they attacked well-organized groups that toppled when their leadership fell. Apaches persevered because they did not have centralized societies. Instead of a single head, like Montezuma, they had spiritual and cultural leaders called Nant’ans who lead by doing. When Geronimo (a Nant’an) took up the fight, those around him followed because they chose to follow. If a Nant’an was defeated, another rose and continued. (Starting to sound familiar?)
Since individuals had the power, and there was no central capital or command post to attack, the Spaniards were at a loss to defeat the Apache nation. When one group was attacked, they broke into smaller groups that would then gain followers and strike back in a different place.
The elites’ miscalculation
Radical globalists see Trump and his close network as the head of the MAGA movement that once destroyed will neuter its followers.
But their autocratic moves to discredit and disable them only expose their own corruption and ignite the movement they want to destroy. Even if they should eliminate Trump, the America First movement is so decentralized with its own rising leaders that little will change. Ron DeSantis, Kari Lake, Kristi Noem, Ron Johnson, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, are just a few leaders who will rise and that is not even digging into the deep “basket” whose local names you may not yet know, but who are exercising the same passion for truth, intense love of freedom, dedication to families and children, to our courage, forthrightness.
Freedom groups like Moms for Liberty, Tennessee Neighbors for Liberty, Virginia Medical Freedom Alliance, Eagle Forum, Oath Keepers, United Patriots, Tenth Amendment Center, John Birch Society, America’s Frontline Doctors, Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, and dozens of others are already networked into homes around the nation and the world.
While many factors dictate whether we will win our cultural war, a diverse, decentralized structure like the America First patriots speaking boldly and sharing their message in every community keeps power-centric elites up at night facing the reality that they just might fail.
What you can do
Address the forces propagandists fear most.
Learn the truth
- Pick a topic in which you want to engage and learn about it each day.
- Find sources with accurate information that are not controlled by the government or their supporters. Stay current on events. This downloadable guide is a good place to begin finding information sources. Check information and try to obtain source documents to support your arguments.
- If you are fighting gender affiliation ideology, Christopher Rufo offers groundbreaking journalism you will want to read. You may want to follow the American College of Pediatrics. These are outspoken pediatricians fighting to protect children.
Boldly Speak the Truth
- Make copies of fact sheets you want to share and drop them off with your doctor. Here is one on infant vaccinations. This sheet on masks can be dropped off wherever you see people wearing cloth masks.
- Share what you learn with your friends, on your email list, post on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Conservative sites like GETTR, GAB, Truth Social, Rumble, are places to post, learn, and expand your network of contacts. But don’t only preach to the choir. Take the information you learn here into your community and share with others you speak to.
- Never allow lies to stand unchallenged. If someone says, “millions of Americans died from COVID”, let them know the data shows they actually died from other causes. Challenge extremist climate change comments like “Climate change is our biggest threat.” Check here, here, and here for factual information.
- Meet with pastors and church school leaders. Discuss issues like the sexualization of our children, the persecution of Christians, and how this is part of a larger propaganda campaign that makes these changes permanent.
- Select other topics to share like fear of man-made climate change, forced vaccinations, and mandates.
- Encourage your pastor to meet with others. Attend that meeting and establish topics that can be shared with congregations.
- Community centers and gatherings are excellent places to build networks in your own backyard.
- Join local patriot and America First groups fighting to preserve election integrity, medical freedom, homeschooling, property rights, and battle censorship. Encourage your group to join with other groups and share resources.
In his book, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, for the first time, exposed the truth of life in communist labor camps. The world was stunned; and it was the beginning of the fall of Communist rule. When he won the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature Solzhenitsyn declared, “One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world”.
The most important act we can do today is to keep the truth alive.
For God, Family, and Country,
John Anthony — Bio and Archives John Anthony, Founder of Sustainable Freedom Lab, LLC, is a nationally acclaimed speaker, researcher and writer. He is a leading expert on globalist impacts on local affairs and the effects of federal agency regulations on local rule and property rights. Mr. Anthony’s Property Value Defense Network informs public officials and attorneys nationwide of the dangers of regulatory laws. His workshop, Shattering America’s Trance, teaches conservatives effective techniques for cross-political communications and is now available as an online course.