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    Subject: William Thomas: HOW TO DEAL WITH ... HOW TO DEAL WITH THE MEDIA, THE INTERNET AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER by William Thomas Step 1: Stand together. Love
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2002


      by William Thomas

      Step 1:

      Stand together. Love and support one another. Calmly and compassionately
      correct the misinformed privately and personally. Never attack people and
      organizations working with good hearts and intentions on the worldwide web.
      Do not forward or contribute to hurtful gossip on Internet chat rooms.

      Step 2.

      Ignore mass media mesmerizers. Learn to read between the lines of newspapers
      -- or don't read them at all. Network news is 9/10 disinformation and
      distraction. Turn it off. Televised negativity sent hypnotically into your
      central nervous system cannot be "edited" out. It is spiritual and physical


      Step 3:

      Vote with your wallet. Boycott network-advertised products from corporations
      engaged in war-making, environmental degradation or "food" and drugs that
      harm human health. Become informed. Search the Web and learn who really owns
      the companies offering goods and services. When purchasing necessities, buy
      from local producers whenever possible. Buy used. Recycle. Repair. Swap.
      Park your car and check out electric-assisted bikes (3,000,000 now in use in
      Japan). When upgrading computer gear, give away your older, working
      equipment to activists and community orgs.


      Support independent authors, reporters, documentary filmmakers and
      independent media.

      Recent polls show that the majority of Americans with Internet access are
      ignoring network "managed news" in favor of direct access to firsthand news
      sources, commentators and analysts on the worldwide web. Cross-check all
      information with your heart as well as your head. Does it "ring true"? Does
      it resonate? The most reliable reports include references and sources.

      Consider the blinkered, built-in bias of mass media. Understand the
      symbiotic synergy of an out-of-control Military-Corporate-Entertainment
      establishment that battens on bloodshed. Since the slaughters in Vietnam,
      Panama, East Timor, El Salvador, Tibet, Kosovo and the Persian Gulf it is
      clear that broadcast and newspaper chains have become self-censoring sales
      arms of nine multinational owners: Time Warner, Disney, News Corp., Viacom,
      Sony, Seagram, AT&T/Liberty Media, Bertelsmann, GE.

      With assets greater than most treasuries of once-sovereign nations,
      weapons-makers such as General Electric (NBC) must "sell" attacks on former
      allies and henchmen in order to market, manufacture, deploy and detonate
      obscenely expensive weaponry. Cheerleading broadcasters (CNN) boost ratings
      and ad revenues by glorifying weapons and warfare. This self-perpetuating
      war economy enriches weapons makers, while impoverishing entire nations. Now
      moving toward the "high ground" of orbital space, a Pentagon monopoly on
      increasingly destructive and robotic weaponry is intended to keep the
      world's "have nots" from claiming their share of resources enjoyed by a
      wealthy minority. This is folly. You cannot eat, inhabit or make something
      useful out of an ICBM buried in the ground. It is unnecessary. If we are
      conscientious in our consumption, there is still plenty to go around.

      Fear and lies perpetuate this planet-threatening scam. World trekkers who
      find lodging among local populaces know that most people in all cultures are
      friendly and warm hearted. Contrary to incessantly negative news reports,
      travelers like myself have found that random violent death is unknown in
      most communities, and that almost everyone everywhere wants only to see
      their children grow and prosper in peace.

      Demand new directions in the spending of your tax dollars. The money, talent
      and resources squandered annually on armaments that failed to protect
      America from an alleged few fanatics armed with Exacto knives is enough to
      eliminate the scarcity, female oppression, environmental degradation and
      illiteracy that drive most conflicts.

      Step 5:

      Remember who and where you are as a crewmember operating a fragile,
      bio-connected space colony hurtling through the cold, irradiated vacuum of
      deep space. Every Trekkie knows it makes sense not to rip apart the solar
      radiation shielding, pave over water-purifying wetlands, cut down
      oxygen-replenishing forests, or pour carcinogenic and DNA-altering poisons
      into fresh water recirculators. There are no lifeboats. Respect your ship.
      It's the only one you have.

      Step. 6:

      Long live the 'Net! In the credibility wars currently being waged over the
      survival of Spaceship Earth, the attacks on Afghanistan to secure oil and
      heroin routes; efforts to escalate the bombing of Iraq (one million dead so
      far); the Sept. 11 deception; and ill-advised attempts at "climate control"
      to maintain petroleum pollution and profits (instead of switching to more
      efficient and renewable energy) -- are now running head-on into the
      Internet. And losing.

      The world is waiting for goodhearted Americans to wake up to the cynical
      deceptions practiced on them at Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, the
      "incubator babies" of Kuwait, 9-11 and the (s)election of a president who
      immediately proclaimed his preference to be dictator. The tyranny of an
      unchecked Superpower presidency backed by a compliant and complacent media
      will end when the present-day Internet becomes accessible through TV sets in
      every home. There is major money driving the fiber-optic revolution toward
      mass Internet access. Watch for it soon.

      Protect your cyber freedom now. Beware newly instituted "Cyber Security"
      offices, and attempts by any government to install Communist China-style
      official "filters" on all Internet and Email access. Fortunately, would-be
      government censors in North America and the European Union know that any
      attempt to restrict free access to Email traffic and the Internet will
      instantly impact the digital information and cash-flow on which nearly every
      business depends. While threats to Internet access remain moderate at this
      moment, efforts by the Military-Corporate-Entertainment establish-ment to
      control all public information have gone into hyperdrive since Sept. 11.

      Anyone hosting truth-telling websites can consider setting up "mirror sites"
      on the computers of friends in at least four countries. Each replica site is
      capable of being activated within minutes if their North American site is
      "taken down" by government pressure on servers, or a "hack" attack. If
      necessary, limited Internet access can be delivered by commercially
      available Single-Sideband radio. Check the ocean-cruising (sailing) sites
      for more info.

      Step 7:

      Vote "yes" for reality. If you like it, celebrate it. If you don't like it,
      change it. Remember why dope is called "dope". Take yourself and your
      children off Ritalin, Prozac and Paxil. Keep vaccination needles out of your
      children's arms, and your own.

      As Edward Abbey echoed Walt Whitman: "Resist much. Obey little." Enjoy and
      protect your freedoms by exercising them in responsible ways every day.
      Learn to differentiate chemtrails from contrails. Call local authorities and
      the media if you spot chemtrails being spread over your community. Call them
      back. Support the revival and immediate implementation of U.S. House
      Resolution 2977, which calls for a ban on space weapons, electromagnetic
      warfare, mind control technologies and "chemtrails".

      Know that power has nothing to do with megatons or megabucks. Real power is
      instantly and only accessible through the truth of an open heart. Do not
      fear would-be warmongers and controllers. Though they can be immensely
      destructive, evildoers always collapse from their own corruption, conceits
      and contradictions. This is the law of karma. There are no exceptions.

      Step 8:

      Express your gratitude aloud at every opportunity. Laugh often. Remember
      that well-informed ridicule is the surest way to skewer arrogant authorities
      who overstep legal, ethical or spiritual bounds.

      * Be vigilant without becoming paranoid. Authorities caught in their own
      fearful projections are most likely far too busy to notice you. Taking
      sensitive information public is your best defense against those who want to
      restrict it.

      * Be thankful. Always support, encourage and congratulate conscientious
      officials. Exercise every available democratic process to hold the rest
      accountable. After all, you are paying government officials, police and
      military personnel to serve and protect you and your community.

      * Be accurate. Help reporters do their jobs. Use proper punctuation and
      capitalization in news messages. For rapid referencing in clogged "Inboxe
      s", include immediately recognizable descriptions in Email "subject" lines.
      When posting articles, provide sources -- time/date and name of publication
      or news broadcast, title and author's Email and URL if available.

      * Be careful. Seek second opinions on the most alarming information you
      receive online. Reflect on hysteria-heightening messages for at least 24
      hours before forwarding widely or posting on the Web. Misinformation can be
      dangerous. Issue full retractions immediately. Remember that information
      cannot be recalled like faulty tires. No matter how quickly errors are
      caught and corrected, once posted they can haunt the sender for months. (I

      * Be helpful. Accompany all issues of public concern with suggested
      solutions, including descriptions of working alternatives already in
      practice. Include access phone numbers, URLs and mail addresses to
      publications and organizations that address public problems in ways that
      affirm and protect life.

      * Be passionate! Show your outrage at injustice in creative, constructive
      and nonviolent ways. Avoid expressing or supporting hatred, which leads to
      blind intolerance. Foster and learn from diversity in gender, customs,
      locale and individual viewpoints. Remember that the most contagious and
      subversive act is a smile.

      Step 9:

      Love your home planet. Respect and learn from your elders. Remember that all
      children are in our care. Honor their trust. Our shared future is either
      enhanced or encumbered by every choice you make. Thank you for your choices.

      Step 10:

      We are all in this together.

      With love and respect,

      William Thomas

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