“What you hear in this video is from the audiobook of “The Iron Web,” a novel I wrote years ago. (The printed book and audiobook are at LarkenRose.com). These are the words of a fictional character in the book, and he says quite a bit more. And yes, the character is rather harsh in his condemnation of state-worship, but for a reason. If you have the story context of who is saying it, where, when, and why, some of it makes more sense. Many thanks to FreiwilligFrei for making this video.”
This video is a US-version of the video “Nachricht an das Stimmvieh”, produced by FreiwilligFrei.de, a german group of bloggers and activists. http://www.freiwilligfrei.info/ focuses on voluntarism and the philosophy of freedom.
The „rulers” actually don’t matter. They are vastly outnumbered by the people like you and me. The problem is those who legitimate the “rulers” with their votes, remaining silent when the “rulers” commit evils in their names.
Most of them do not feel bad about that. Many of them even cheer and applaude to their “rulers” and they defend the crimes they commit.
Larken Rose is looking for answers to this absurd behavior and blames the concept of authority. From early childhood most people are conditioned to listen to authority when they try to figure out what is right and what is wrong instead of listening to their own hearts, their own conscience and their own moral values.
As adults they see everyone as a „good person” who blindly obeys any random authority. And in their pursuit of becoming such a „good person” they will use every means. In particular they love to oppose violently against those who stand up for true freedom.
Larken Rose sums it up in one sentence:
„The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears.”
Grant’s speech from the novel „The Iron Web” by Larken Rose
Kevin MacLeod — Wounded, With The Sea
Guillaume Robbe – Songe
Manuel López Ibáñez – Doppelgänger
Kheel Center, Cornell University: Black woman and young girls picking cotton; fradaveccs: Glorified Jesus; Marco Bellucci: Question mark, Dave Delay: Mitt Romney
Chris Huggins: G8 / G20 Toronto 2010 Riot Police on Yonge St. (2 Fotos); TheodoreWLee: Family Pictures from Father’s Day
mediaparker: Volles Haus; bmward_2000: Empty Church
Mark Pouley: Eagle; More Good Foundation: Jesus Christ Lamb Mormon; Verdun: James Emberton
lawrence’s lenses: Busted! Near Pan Pacific Hotel. Vancouver.
David Robinson: American World War II cemetery and memorial; Philippe Leroyer: Anti-G8 Demonstrations (14), French Indignant’s Demonstration (25), Indignants Demonstration (15), Occupy La Défense (35)
mattlemon: Obama Campaign Centennial Colorado 2008, DUCKofD3ATH: White House, Sebastian Fuss: United States Capitol in Washington D.C., USA, DonkeyHotey: Obama vs. Romney 2012
Jonycunha: O OUTRO LADO DO MEDO É A LIBERDADE (The Other Side of the Fear is the Freedom), swanksalot: Thank you for voting
Kathrin Henneberger: occupy Bundestag; superkimbo: Flat Classroom Skype; Rudy A. Girón: Electric Barb Wire; stejan: Reichsparteitag; On Being: Sitting Bull with His Mother and Daughter
Mr. G’s Travels: Dachau Concentration camp, Hossam el-Hamalawy: Smoke shop
In_Zukunft_Wien: Sanierung Höhenstraße
hsm: police activity on Ave C – Kensington – E4th and E5th – -1; Tank Man: Kristin Brenemen
Scott Buttner: Yes we can!