America’s Forgotten Flag

According to www.uscivilflags.org, the flag below is the true U.S. Sovereign Flag, re-created in 2004 based off of the previous Civil Flag flown after the end of World War I. This flag was originally designed to represent the people of the United States, not its government. Our modern American flag (the one that our children salute every day in our schools) is actually the Military Flag of the United States, and some could equate this with the difference between the Japanese Flag and the Japanese Imperialist Flag created during World War II. According to the website: “Our civilian flag is a way of reminding Americans, as well as our leaders, that every man and woman is sovereign and that we are all endowed by our Creator with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This sovereign Civil Flag is a symbol of our desire to return America to the dreams upon which she was founded!”

The Symbol for the True America, is not the Symbol for New America…

More great information is available from www.civil-liberties.com, which I will quote directly on this subject because of how well they wrote their research:

“A little known odd fact about the history of Old Glory, is her sister, the forgotten Civil Flag of the United States.

The existence of the first U.S. civil flag came about in 1767 when members of the “Sons of Liberty” rebelled against the Stamp Act by turning the flag of the British East India Company on its side and then flew it on the “Liberty Tree”. The “on it’s side” vertical stripes were then declared to represent individual sovereignty over the King of England. This new flag, also known as the “Rebellious Flag” and the “Common Law” flag, quickly became the flag of the American Revolutionaries. Ten years later, in 1776, George Washington introduced his “Grand Union” flag to represent his military during the Revolutionary War.”

That means this Flag was used in the truest sense of the Revolution. It was the true first flag of the United States of America, created even before the American Flag we have come to accept today. So why is this flag not flown in our beautiful blue skies today? It represents Revolution by the people, and a shift in power towards those people, rather than an absolute entrenched loyalty toward the government and its military that is espoused in our youth and citizens today.

If you don’t believe that our country has since become Fascist then please look to the streets where you can find bumper stickers that read “If you don’t stand behind our soldiers then feel free to stand in front of them.” The government has cleverly convinced you and others that by thanking the military and by standing behind them you are a good citizen and a “true patriot”. They cleverly leave out the obvious fact that the military takes all orders directly from our government, which means that when you are blindly thanking and supporting our military you are actually blindly thanking and supporting the government. These people represent a huge majority of Americans who have given up their free thought. They have given up questioning the government, and (according to that bumper sticker) they even equate this as a crime punishable by DEATH. This is completely the opposite of what all of our Founding Fathers wanted for our country, and they would be ashamed to see Americans today who have allowed themselves to be so brainwashed by our government and its media.

Who the Government Brainwashes

Look to the people who cling fiercely to their guns, their bibles, AND to their government! These people think that they are good citizens for being subjugated to their government and for being blindly loyal, because this is what the Republicans and their Pastors tell them. These people are being handled, and they are led by their community leaders to be loyal to the very people who enslave them. This has been the role of the Church and of politicians for centuries all over the world, and it is not any different now.

Most of the people supporting the Republican party are not rich business owners, but poor, hardworking, and very faithful Christian people who live paycheck to paycheck. These people are brainwashed (often by their own pastors and priests, who are supposed to be protecting their flock) into supporting the rich capitalists. These rich capitalists then turn around and rape their supporters out of their paychecks, out of their jobs, and our of their homes. Their handlers even convince them that sending off their children to the government military is the greatest honor, and that their children are serving their country. This country consists of its PEOPLE, and the government does not serve its people! These parents are taking their most previous creations, their children, that they have loved and raised with so much love, and being convinced to deliver them into the hands of our greedy Wallstreet government.

This isn’t anything new, since we have seen it time and again by the Republican party and its calls to tax the poor and bail out the rich (and the Democrats are no better, they are the other dysfunctional side of the coin). The poor go on losing homes and living a miserable existence of scrounging for a living in between paychecks while the rich get richer… What a wonderful arrangement, wouldn’t you say? If you are tired of getting screwed by our government and by any religious leaders that call for you to be blindly loyal to this government, then please help reclaim our country.

If your priest is telling you that a good American is blindly loyal to the military and the government, then your priest is NOT your friend, and he is NOT God’s friend. He is performing the most noted function of the church throughout all history: to control the masses and to bring them under the sway of the ruling elite. Your priest is the government’s friend, because he is leading his lambs to the slaughter. Do not represent this government, skip Church unless your Priest or Pastor is actually a man of GOD, and do not salute the Fascist military flag. Purchase a Civil Flag, educate others on the meaning of the Civil Flag and why it should be the new symbol of our country, and please break the shackles of Fascism over your mind that this government has firmly set in place.

The Revolution begins now. Restore America. You are the Resistance.

What is Self Reliance?

Self Reliance is defined in Webster’s dictionary as “reliance on one’s own effort or abilities”. In this light self reliance seems very simple, but in my opinion this simple definition doesn’t quite grasp it. Self Reliance is a much wider concept, and it is the essence of personal success. It is what I honestly believe lies at the core of being a happy and content human being, and without this it is impossible to be someone who feels fully capable in his or her own self. Self Reliance is the foundation upon which any person can build control over their life. This control over your life then translates into the ability to influence the lives of others in a positive way.

I think anyone will agree with me on this simple point: Without control over your own circumstances, you will remain utterly powerless to help or influence others, much less your own self. However, with control over your own life circumstances you will be able to handle your own life efficiently, and once that is handled there is no telling how you will be able to impact the lives of others.

It is very important to understand this concept in it’s entirety, since most people will agree that Self Reliance is important but have never taken the time to understand just how all encompassing it is. Take a typical example: a rich father and a poor father. The poor dad works all day every day in order to scrounge a living for his family, and he spends so much time away that he cannot spend time at home except when he is sleeping or eating in preparation for his next work day. This means he is unable to help at home with household chores, which causes tension in his marriage. It means he is unable to be present in his children’s lives, which causes a more distant relationship between him and his children. It causes shortcomings and gaps in the moral and personal educations of his children, who do not have a father present regularly at home and suffer as a result. It causes shortcomings in the fathers health, and in addition to piling stress onto poor dad it also shortens his lifespan and makes the time he has to himself less enjoyable. As you can see, the poor dad is so busy trying to make ends meet and trying to just keep living so he can keep working. He lives as a slave to his work. He may be Self Reliant in the technical sense of the word, but in reality he is totally dependent on his work and on factors outside himself. He pays his bills, and provides for his family as much as he can, and works tirelessly to make ends meet, but in the end all it takes is one simple decision from his boss to fire poor dad and his entire world crumbles. He is in a very dependent and one-way relationship with his employer, and he is so dependent that he cannot properly take care of anyone else, not even himself. This is naturally a very frustrating and unhappy situation to be in, and it is a reality for the MAJORITY of American fathers who are in a state  of SLAVERY to their employers and their work.

Hold your own Personal Power

The rich dad story is the polar opposite to all of poor dads troubles because rich dad has the opportunity to become completely Self Reliant, and not just in the financial sense. If rich dad spends all day at work then he is NOT truly Self Reliant, because he is a still a workaholic chained to his work who cannot take care of himself properly or his family. Lets say instead that the rich dad has multiple sources of passive income (income made from sources of wealth, not from hours worked, such as real estate, or renting apartments, or even online businesses). He now has time at home to help, so that means a few things: he can take care of his wife, he is present to take care of his kids, he can educate his family, and he is generally free take care of his own health and relaxation. This allows rich dad to invest, take care of his children and their investments, and also help others in his family (and possibly in other families as well if he should choose to do so).

This is just one application of Self Reliance in one field: Finances. This principle carries over into every other aspect of your life, including Health, Education, Personal Outlook, Spirituality, and Self Defense, among many others. If you are not Self Reliant in any of these fields (or all of them, which is my goal for myself) then you are not able to help yourself. If you are not able to help yourself, you are not there to reliably help others.

Many people will struggle against this simple reality, and they will recognize they are not Self Reliant and try to struggle in the wrong direction. Many people spend so much time struggling against their circumstances, because they believe it is these circumstance that keep them pinned in place. “If I didn’t have so many damn bills every month I wouldn’t have to work all the time! These kids, my wife, this home, all of these take so much money! I cant change these responsibilities, so I guess I can’t change my situation.” Wrong. You can’t fight by taking more and more hours, and you can’t fight by just cutting loose responsibilities. Running from the problem will just present another problem, and there will never be enough time or money in a day to fix everything because you haven’t actually found a solution by running away. There IS a solution though: The problem can only be solved by putting time into YOU. You are what stands between a problem and a solution, and the answers must always come from you. You must learn how to juggle the problems more effectively, to manage your family and home and money more effectively, and you must learn about how to build a different life for yourself from the ground up.

Seems obvious, right? Or maybe it seems wrong. If there are all these outside things that suck up my time, how can I possibly slow down to work on me? Well, let’s take a moment and think of a mathematician. His only tool is the calculator, and every single equation he tries to solve will use that calculator. If he does problems every single day and finds he struggles to keep up as the problems get harder, does he just type faster and faster into his little desk calculator? He could, but he would soon find that his fingers hurt as he frantically types, and one day the poor calculator will break as its buttons get crammed in and worn down from overuse. Why not invest in his trade, and purchase a badass upgraded graphing calculator that can do all the new things and more? Upgrade the equipment and the task becomes much easier, right? So what equipment do you have to work with? YOU. Just you. Not your tool shed, not your garage, not your guns or supplies or bank account. You can’t go to the store and pay for a new model of your brain, and you can’t just go pay for a program that will turn you into a brilliant man, but you CAN invest time slowly over time to improve yourself.  What is the take home message? You are the only tool that you use every single day for every single problem, so invest in you!

The process of constant self improvement is a cornerstone of Self Reliance. It is how you build skills that allow you to tackle problems on your own, and it is how you learn to manage problems with ease (even the ones that you are sinking under right now). Spend some time improving yourself, learn new skills, learn the ability to do new things and solve problems in new ways, and prepare for the problems that may come in the future. All of these things together will allow you to become the best kind of person you can be, and in addition to handling things in your life with ease you will free up time to help others as well. Read frequently, learn about how to become Self Reliant, and stop being someone else’s burden (or worse, their slave). Take control of your life circumstances, especially the ones that seem to be running YOU! And when you come out of the problems facing you and you handle them, turn around and offer a hand to those struggling to cross the bridge you just crossed.

THAT is Self Reliance, and that is the very core of this site. If that sounds like something you’re up for, and like a goal worthy of pursuing, then use this site and others to grow your most valuable tool: Yourself.