Solid from Inrupt: can we escape the tech giants?

Away from the main stream media, Tim Berners-Lee's startup Inrupt, the founder of the World Wide Web, is working on Solid, a successor to the Internet.

Companies like Facebook and Google are among the most valuable companies in the world. What makes them valuable is their enormous amount of data. Mainly data they collect from users. Facebook's nearly three billion users represent a tremendous amount of data. This explains why the company is worth USD 600 billion on the January 2020 stock exchange. That is 200 euros per Facebook user. Also other major “siren serversLike Google and Twitter become rich by luring users to their server park with “free” services.

Monopolists that are almost impossible to escape

At the moment, almost everyone uses this social network. Facebook is also consuming more and more of the rest of the internet. More and more readers are leaving Facebook no more, but read news, make purchases and watch videos on the social networking site. This, of course, to the grumpiness of publishers. Because fewer readers means less advertising income and subscriptions. But not only publishers notice the disadvantages. These websites often know more about their users than they do and sell this information to the highest bidder. In 2019 it also became clear that they are increasingly involved in politics and the news. So left the banishment of Black Pete caused a lot of controversy by the social media giants Facebook and Youtube in the Netherlands. Your conversations via Whatsapp are also a valuable data source. Google and Facebook have applied for patents for detecting emotions from voice sounds.

Or is it? Enter Solid and pods

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of WWW and with it the internet as we know it, came up with a concept, Solid. Solid, in full Social Linked Data, is based on a system where the user himself is the owner of his 'safe' with personal data: his pods (personal online data stores).

These personal data are then stored on their own server, for the more technically gifted, or on a public server. From an internet provider, for example. Each app you use then uses a portion of this data storage approved by you. So whether you use Microsoft Excel, or OpenOffice Calc, or choose Twitter, Parler or Mastodon, the data you use is in the same place. And the app can only access the data that you approve. So don't spy on your spreadsheet in your medical record. Or from your financial software in your holiday videos. You can switch painlessly from one app to another. Without your data suddenly becoming unreadable. Even better is that your holiday snaps, your love prose and your blooper videos remain under your control forever. Without a Facebook algorithm calculating your creditworthiness, chance of a divorce or your political preference.

Pods are the central concept behind Solid. The software user gives apps access to parts of her pods. All data remains in the pod. Source: Solid Project

How much chance does Solid have?

The dissatisfaction among the more thoughtful netizens is great. The major operators of siren servers have already made it clear that they don't shy away from making a profit. Unfortunately, our starting position, that of the internet users who love freedom, is difficult. The internet giants have taken over a very large part of the internet. And a lot of personal information stored. Trying to break free from their grip is tantamount to amputating a limb. So we will have to make hard and painful choices. I personally, and, have already partly done this.

What can we do?

Solid is looking for programmers and developers. If you want to make an existing product suitable for Solid, you can download the source code from Solid's GitHub. Or host your pods on your own web server. Do you have fiber and a permanent IP address? Then you are basically already in business. You can also host your pods at one of the participating companies.

Sources of relevant information below.

Solid repository - GitHub
About the Solid project

Multinationals: how do we regain our power?

This world is controlled by several hundred multinationals. And the spider web of funds that own shares in it. We eight billion earthlings have less and less to say about our own lives. How do we regain power?

What is the power of multinationals based on?

Multinationals can become so big because the international legal order protects them. In a corrupt country, successful companies can never exceed the management span of an average manager. Then you are talking about a family business of perhaps ten people. Larger companies falter or survive by bribing the right people in government. Or they form a state in the state [1]. That is not necessary in most states. Western states such as USA, Japan and European states have done their utmost to establish this international legal order, also known as the new world order. Until wars and coups d'état.

For example, you cannot start a restaurant under the name McDonalds, anywhere in the world. Perhaps in North Korea. This is because almost every country in the world has signed treaties that protect the legal position of multinationals.


Now protecting trademarks is useful in itself. This gives the trademark owner a good incentive to maintain his good name through a good product and service. Moreover, it does not limit our freedom. After all, you can always go to a better restaurant than the giant's. Or under a different name, bake burgers that do taste good.

The story is different when we talk about it patents. Patents restrict the right of others to use a certain technical process. If this technical process is rather general, a so-called blanket patent, the turnips are really cooked. Then the competitor can no longer come up with a process to solve the technical problem.

Another effect is the patent wars. Especially with blanket patents you can hardly escape a patent. Multinationals with many patents can take others to court. Big boys can do that too, so there is a kind of legal deterrence. Little ones don't have those patents. So they are chased from the market.

Network effects

Another way that multinationals can kill the rest is through the network effect. You see this very strongly in social media companies. More than three billion people can be found on Facebook. That gives this social media giant a monopoly on social communication. You do need to join Facebook to find and interact with these people. A small competitor of Facebook only has a chance if it focuses on a niche market. And even then, it is very easy for Facebook to take over this niche market.

For example, from 2008 to 2010 in the Netherlands was the indigenous platform, Hyves, the most popular. In a few weeks it was done with Hyves, because Dutch trendsetters switched to Facebook [2]. There are only a few countries where Facebook competitors survive: China and the states of the former Soviet Union. That is because the Chinese regime blocks social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via an internet block. Russians have relatively few contacts with countries where no Russian is spoken, because most Russians do not speak English. As a result, Russophone countries are immune to the network effect of Facebook. VKontakte, Facebook's Russian competitor, has even taken over a country, Latvia, from Facebook.

Like Robin Hood, we have to fight the modern Sheriff of Nottingham: the multinationals. Source: Wikimedia Commons / user Olaf1541 (probably)

Lobby with the government and the press

Multinationals can lobby large organizations such as the EU, as well as governments. They can employ full-time lobbyists who write bills, bribe politicians in more or less subtle ways, bribe journalists.

For example, an action by Reddit users (Reddit is a Usan social media platform) to punish hedge funds that used short selling on GameStop stock got out of hand. Billions in losses to the mighty hedge funds Melvin and Citron, which ended up in the pockets of GameStop owners. Melvin screamed murder and fire at federal authorities and their Wall Street pals, halting trading of GameStop stock. [3] The Discord group on which the GameStop activists were active was also banned for “hate speech”. [3] These are practices that would not be out of place in a police state.

The free world

Here we count everyone who is committed to the cause of freedom by 'free world'. A wide range of people fit within our team, connected only by our ideals of freedom. Think of Julian Assange, Elon Musk, Renske Leijten and Pieter Omtzigt. For us, the free people, there are many strong weapons to fight for freedom. To break the stranglehold of big tech and other exploiters, as well as corrupt elements within governments.

How can the free people break the power of multinationals?

First, we can no longer recognize patents. Patents are currently a major cost driver for many technologies. Within the industry percentages of 6% to 25% are common [4] of the added value. Many multinationals also conclude a kind of truce in the fight with patents. With this they divide the market and can ask for higher prices. The monopoly provided by patents is gratefully used by manufacturers like Pfizer to raise prices significantly every year [5].

We can counteract network effects by breaking into social networks and developing “gateways”. For example a gateway to exchange messages between Mastodon and Twitter. Between Facebook and Minds, and between Telegram, Signal and WhatsApp. We must also follow this strategy for other areas. Everywhere, where multinationals gain a head start through the network effect.

We can combat corruption with openness. We must expose every dark decision. We also need to expose the hydra of financial interests. Many multinationals that appear to be rivals are owned by the same fund. So, two hands on one stomach.

Fighting for freedom can also be done in a simple way. Whenever possible, opt for a small company over a large one. Burning shops is not necessary, it endangers lives and ensures that parties like the VVD get more votes. You take them harder by not buying. And persuade your friends not to buy from them. Buy it directly from a Dutch or Belgian company, or directly from a small foreign company. Not through Amazon or Ali. Buy it second hand or make it yourself. Or don't buy anything and pay off your debt. Drain the swamp and get richer.

Myths of multinationals are nonsense

Most importantly, we debunk the myths with which big tech and big finance justify themselves.

Patents do not provide more, but less innovation. They do not bring freedom, but limit it and drive up costs. Truly risky, groundbreaking research does not come from large multinationals. But from governments and small businesses.

Facebook is not a private, cool company that brings freedom and entertainment. It is a public service provider. Just like the mail and the telephone. And should be treated that way.

Moreover, governments are not an obstacle, but, if properly managed, are necessary and useful to protect the weak against crooks. Also, and precisely, against the crooks in a smart suit, those are the worst. Not to mention, corruption is a crime against the people and should be treated accordingly.

1. Sean McFate, Mercenaries and War: Understanding Private Armies Today, National Defense University Press, 2019
2. World Map of Social Networks (2008 to 2020)
3. Reddit group that drove GameStop shares 1,700% higher and cost Wall Street short-sellers billions briefly goes PRIVATE and messaging platform Discord BANS their server for 'hate speech' in the wake of SEC and White House 'monitoring', Daily Mail, 2021
4. Patent Cost Impact, EU, 2015
5. L. Purvis and L. Schondelmeyer, Rx Price Watch Case Study: Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Generic Competition for Lipitor, AARP Public Policy Institute, 2015

The future of freedom

We were liberated from the Nazi regime in May 1945, but we are still not very free. For example, try not to pay taxes, say you are not a subject at a royal wedding, or build a house on a piece of pasture.

With the Dutch Liberation Day on 5 May and the Belgian Armistice Day on 8 May, the Dutch speakers of the Low Countries commemorate that the Nazi rulers were exchanged for the milder oppression of their own governments. As visionaries we naturally look beyond these historical events. How can we achieve real freedom? Every piece of land on Earth is claimed by a state, with a few exceptions. The real hope for freedom is at sea, think the seasteading movement.

Freedom at sea. Artist impression of a seasteading city. -

Also read
Free state at sea

The plantation of King Willem and Prime Minister Rutte

Another interesting video about how we were told that we no longer know slavery. A beautiful and enlightening video entitled: The Jones Plantation. Mr. Jones freed his slaves, or so he makes them believe. Through subtle use of words and successful rhetoric, he manages to convince most slaves of their newfound freedom. Watch how he gets this done.


One cannot change reality by changing the words you use to describe reality.
Look beneath the rhetoric, and glimpse the truth.

What do people think here, are we perhaps also at The Jones Plantation? Or in our case perhaps the plantation of King Willem and Prime Minister Rutte?

Related articles and information:
-) Youtube channel Larken Rose
-) The Story of the Tiny Dot
-) The Non Aggression Principle
-) Larken Rose in the role of a Statist
-) King William's plantation
-) If you were king
-) Intensive human husbandry
-) Josie The Outlaw on self-ownership
-) Discussion of Voluntarism vs Authority
-) Lecture series on The Natural Law or The Real Law of Attraction by Mark Passio
-) The End of All Evil, a book by Jeremy Locke
-) The Most Dangerous (Super) Faith, a book by Larken Rose
-) In the light of survival
-) Bashar, follow your highest passion with integrity and without expectations

The most dangerous belief

Larken Rose has written an extremely interesting book about the most dangerous belief that is currently gripping mankind and which has accounted for more than 200 million deaths in the past 100 years. Belief in external authority. The book can be read for free as a pdf: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose. But for humans, a quick warning starts here.

Reader, if your beliefs and superstitions - many of which you did not choose for yourself, but merely inherited as unquestioned “hand-me-down” beliefs - matter to you more than truth and justice, then please stop reading now and give this book to someone else. If, on the other hand, you are willing to question some of your long-held, preconceived notions if doing so might reduce the suffering of others, then read this book. And then give it to someone else.

Nearly everyone is taught that respect for "the law" is paramount to civilization, and that the good people are those who "play by the rules," meaning they comply with the commands issued by "government." But in reality, morality and obedience are often direct opposites. Unthinking adherence to any “authority” constitutes the greatest betrayal to humanity that there could possibly be, as it seeks to discard the free will and individual judgment that make us human and make us capable of morality, in favor of blind obedience, which reduces human beings to irresponsible robots. The belief in “authority” - the idea that the individual ever has an obligation to ignore his own judgment and decision-making process in favor of obeying someone else - is not just a bad idea; it is self-contradictory and absurd. The profound lunacy involved can be summed up as follows:

“I believe it's good to keep the law. In other words, I judge that I should do as the legislators command. In other words, I judge that, rather than making my own decisions about what I should do, I should subjugate myself to the will of those in government. In other words, I judge that it is better for my actions to be dictated by the judgment of people in power instead of by my own personal judgment, In other words, I judge that it is right for me to follow the judgment of others, and wrong for me to follow my own judgment. In other words, I judge that I should not judge. ”

In any case in which there is a conflict between a person's own conscience and what “the law” commands, there are only two options: either the person ought to follow his own conscience regardless of what the so-called “law” says, or he is obligated to obey “the law,” even though that means doing what he personally thinks is wrong. Regardless of whether the individual's judgment is owed or not, it is schizophrenic insanity for a person to believe that it is good for him to do what he believes is bad. Yet that is the basis of the belief in "authority."

The book is very readable and makes you think carefully about how our world currently works. For the people who may find the book too much or already want to have the core, Larken Rose gives a summary of 2 minutes in the youtube below.

In addition, these are also two fascinating films by Larken Rose:
Offending Activism & Government is an Illusion.

The ultimate message here is very simple.

All of recorded history screams it, yet few have, until now, allowed themselves to hear it. That message is this:

If you love death and destruction, oppression and suffering, injustice and violence, repression and torture, helplessness and despair, perpetual conflict and bloodshed, then teach your children to respect "authority:" and teach them that obedience is a virtue.

If, on the other hand, you value peaceful coexistence, compassion and cooperation, freedom and justice, then teach your children the principles of self-ownership, teach them to respect the rights of every human being, and teach them to recognize and reject the belief in “authority” for what it is: the most irrational, self-contradictory, anti-human, evil, destructive and dangerous superstition the world has ever known.

This book was just like The End of All Evil by Jeremy Locke recommended in this 8-hour documentary about The Natural Law. This material is ideal to let people grow from knowledge to sovereignty in my experience. In any case, it makes us think carefully about who should rule over ourselves.

Larken Rose - shows that if we want to change the world we have to start with ourselves. Our beliefs, our thoughts, our emotions, but especially our actions create the reality in which we live. By knowing our own worth, thinking for ourselves and no longer blindly trusting authorities and obediently following their orders, we can make ourselves more free and direct. to better organize our environment for the survival of ourselves and our loved ones.

Related information and articles:
-) Youtube channel Larken Rose
-) The Story of the Tiny Dot
-) The Non Aggression Principle
-) Larken Rose in the role of a Statist
-) King William's plantation
-) If you were king
-) Intensive human husbandry
-) Josie The Outlaw on self-ownership
-) Discussion of Voluntarism vs Authority
-) Lecture series on The Natural Law or The Real Law of Attraction by Mark Passio
-) The End of All Evil, a book by Jeremy Locke
-) The Most Dangerous (Super) Faith, a book by Larken Rose
-) In the light of survival
-) Bashar, follow your highest passion with integrity and without expectations
-) Website
-) Website
-) The truth about our education system
-) Rule from the Shadow
-) Is the mainstream media a controlled parrot factory?
-) 10 times failure / betrayal of the Dutch 1% media
-) Copy-Paste news
-) The battle over your mind
-) The war that you do not see on the NOS Journaal
-) 100 years of mind control experiments - Human Resources
-) Counter Intelligence - Shining a Light on Black Operations
-) Orwell Rolls in His Grave
-) The Manufacturing of Consent
-) The Liberty Academy
-) The Greatest Truth Never Told (from the same maker as The Liberty Academy)
-) Plots are inherent to power structures
-) Who are the international private banking cartel?
-) The United States' War on Democracy
-) Confessions of an economic hitman
-) The military industrial complex

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The end of all evil

An extremely interesting book - The End of All Evil - by Jeremy Locke. This book was recommended in the 8-hour lecture series on Natural Law. The book itself is only 98 pages and is easy to read. The content is extremely interesting. Locke indicates that people need freedom like fish need water. He defines evil as anything that restricts people's freedom.

He mainly focuses on authorities as bringers of evil and through what mechanisms they enforce obedience, according to Locke they always do so in the beginning with violence or with the threat of violence. In doing so, authorities use culture to preserve and even develop previously enforced obedience as much as possible. Laws and control of speech are the main weapons of culture.

And here also comes the overlap with the 8 hour lecture series, the common man in our culture is trained to obey authorities and laws under pain of violence or imprisonment if they don't. Regardless of who makes those laws and for what purpose they were made. Because people so obediently follow laws and do not think for themselves whether those laws are morally justified, ordinary people enable psychopaths at the top to do the most gruesome things through authorities. Locke seems to want to make people aware of the mechanisms unleashed on them by authorities to enforce obedience. And in addition to shake them up that the power ultimately lies with us.

If people en masse themselves learn the difference between good and evil through natural law instead of believing that laws coming from car facts are by definition good and so stop blindly obeying authorities and following orders then evil will become what we see in the world as snow in the sun. The freedom of ourselves and the people around us will increase as a result. An interesting vision and exceptionally clear and well put together with arguments. Highly recommended for everyone because it makes you think very carefully about authorities, laws, culture and our own role in it. People have infinite value, according to Locke, and when they learn to see that, there is no authority in the world that can get them under control.

The definition of freedom is the infinite value of the human being.
The definition of evil is the destruction of freedom.
Everything that is evil teaches people that they have limited value.

Truth is always simple. All people recognize truth because all people are intelligent beings. It is the nature of evil to create artificially complex ideas. It does this to hide or obfuscate the freedom it destroys. If you remove the complexities and fears from your life you will find a plain and beautiful truth. This truth is the nature of your worth.

To understand freedom is to understand the value of a person. Everything that evil wants is to disguise and destroy your value. All authority is created by evil men to disguise your worth. To understand your own worth is to understand the nature of liberty. The crucial key for understanding our world is to understand the nature of evil. Evil challenges the value of people by denying them the opportunity to make their own choices; by denying them the chance to grow strong in learning and understanding.

While evil seeks to destroy or hide a person's worth, freedom shows humans their full potential and their full value. With freedom, people have loved, cured disease, removed hunger, eased labor and lived in peace. With freedom, happiness is possible. Freedom is the exact opposite of evil. Everything written in this book is written to destroy the ideas of culture and law. The lesson of this book is simple: nothing on earth is more valuable than you.

The End of All Evil - by Jeremy Locke

I thought it was a very clear and pleasant book to read, which made me think about a number of things. I am curious what others think of the book.

Related information and articles:
-) The End of All Evil by Jeremy Locke (PDF)
-) Audiobook version on youtube of The End of All Evil
-) Youtube channel Larken Rose
-) The Story of the Tiny Dot
-) The Non Aggression Principle
-) Larken Rose in the role of a Statist
-) King William's plantation
-) If you were king
-) Intensive human husbandry
-) Josie The Outlaw on self-ownership
-) Discussion of Voluntarism vs Authority
-) Lecture series on The Natural Law or The Real Law of Attraction by Mark Passio
-) The End of All Evil, a book by Jeremy Locke
-) The Most Dangerous (Super) Faith, a book by Larken Rose
-) In the light of survival
-) Bashar, follow your highest passion with integrity and without expectations
-) Website
-) Website
-) The truth about our education system
-) Rule from the Shadow
-) Is the mainstream media a controlled parrot factory?
-) 10 times failure / betrayal of the Dutch 1% media
-) Copy-Paste news
-) The battle over your mind
-) The war that you do not see on the NOS Journaal
-) 100 years of mind control experiments - Human Resources
-) Counter Intelligence - Shining a Light on Black Operations
-) Orwell Rolls in His Grave
-) The Manufacturing of Consent
-) The Liberty Academy
-) The Greatest Truth Never Told (from the same maker as The Liberty Academy)
-) Plots are inherent to power structures
-) Who are the international private banking cartel?
-) The United States' War on Democracy
-) Confessions of an economic hitman
-) The military industrial complex

Terry Pratchett: Choose to Die.

An interesting documentary by Terry Pratchet, famed author of the Discworld Fantasy book series. The author was diagnosed with Alheimer in 2008 and in this documentary looks at how he could possibly choose his own end before the disease takes over. In this documentary he looks at the possibilities that people currently have to legally end their own life and for this travels to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, where he follows a number of people who are working on this process.

In a frank and personal documentary: Choosing to Die, author Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life.

Diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008, Terry wants to know whether he might be able to end his life before his disease takes over.

Traveling to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, Terry witnesses first hand the procedures set out for assisted death, and confronts the point at which he would have to take the lethal drug.

Sir Terry Pratchett has made an emotional plea for the right to take his own life, saying: I live in hope I can jump before I am pushed.

An interesting documentary that addresses perhaps the bigger questions of life and that we may not always want to consider. But what do people think here? To what extent should people be able to end their own lives in a respectful and legal way? Can steps be taken here in the Netherlands?

Related information and articles:
-) Website Terry Pratchett
-) Death, an exploration
-) Previous articles on Visionary on Death

Small and Medium Enterprises: The Key to Democratizing Power

The reason for the success of Bilderberg meetings is that much of the economic products and services worldwide are provided by just over a hundred large companies. Invite their executives to your tea party and you rule the world. What can you do as a consumer, as a voter and as an entrepreneur to break their stranglehold on the world?

SMEs: the true job engine
Our economic landscape consists of a few large companies with thousands of medium and small companies in between. Research by economists shows that jobs 85% are created by small and medium-sized enterprises (the remainder is for governments and non-profit) [1]. Large companies are constantly devouring medium-sized companies and then laying off superfluous employees in connection with so-called efficiency gains, in short: destroying jobs on balance.

By buying on the market instead of in the supermarket you help small entrepreneurs.

As a consumer, how can you reduce the power of large companies?

As a consumer you have the option to vote in the form of euros. If you spend your euro on a can of Coca-Cola, you strengthen the power of the multinational Coca Cola Incorporated, guilty of, among other things, the Coca Cola related human rights violationsn and the associated Wallstreet mafia. Instead, you buy a soft drink from a small bottling plant, such as the independent family business Researchers, then you shift the flow of money to a company outside the Bilderberg grip. A cooperative instead of BV or NV is generally the best choice. Instead of Heineken or another large brewer, you can go to a small local brewer for a beer, see for a list here, bacon. In general, buying 'organic' (organic) food is also effective. Also check carefully who is behind it; there are Bilderberg multinationals active in this market.

And as a voter?
Do not vote for one of the three major parties VVD, PvdA, CDA or D'66. Representatives of this are welcome guests at the Bilderberg conferences. The SP is a safe choice; this also applies to the Animal Party, the small Christian parties (but unfortunately far too law-abiding) and the small parties that are not yet in parliament. The PVV is questionable. The party is anti-establishment and generally votes in favor of legislation that extends the power of citizens, such as less government, retention of benefits and referendums. This certainly pleads for the party. The lack of members argues against the party, which will appeal to Bilderbergers.

And as an entrepreneur?
As an entrepreneur you are both consumer and supplier. You buy things and sell them to fellow entrepreneurs and / or to consumers. As an entrepreneur-consumer, you must operate as credit-free as possible. This way you put the banks offside. If possible, you pay cash with your customers and suppliers. You also buy what you can from cooperatives and small fellow entrepreneurs.
You can also give small businesses and consumers benefits in your product range. For starters, think of alternatives to the outrageously expensive and user-unfriendly products of large companies. Forge a conspiracy with colleagues and develop a product or service that will make them shiver with fear and cry out for Mommy. For example, Skype started as a small start-up and is still telecom providers' nightmare (but has now unfortunately been taken over by IT giant Microsoft).
As a small business owner, open standards and patent-free techniques are your friend. Make the most of this. Develop products and techniques that enable your customers to do things that used to require large companies.


1. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main European job engine, NICIS Institute (2011); report

Power and Freedom

A new interesting Pieter Stuurman's article on Power and Freedom.

The horrors of power

Currently, there is a growing awareness among many people that we "may not be as free as we thought after all." In recent years, the number of alternative media on the Internet has grown significantly. And almost all of them have the concept freedom highly valuated.

There is a search for 'culprits' almost everywhere. To dark, occult rulers who, behind the scenes, bend the world to their will, and aim to reduce the rest of humanity to an underclass of slaves serving them.

Blaming fingers are pointed at politicians, bankers and top people from the corporate world. In summary referred to as power elite. The criminal excesses of this elite are widely discussed. Rightly so.

Just read the Chronicle of Humanity and you can hardly see but that power an endless stream of misery has poured out upon that humanity since time immemorial. Wars, genocides, persecution, hunger, poverty are all symptoms of power and the hunger for power.

Since it is abundantly clear that all these horrors are the result of power, it is natural to blame the power elite. And that happens on a large scale.

What do rulers do?

What is it that rulers to do, and that gives them power? What are they doing to force us to do the things that she want us to do? And so we can no longer do what we do self want to do?

Do they go through all the doors in the country with a gun to force everyone to do what they want under death threats? Do they shoot people who disobey? Do they take disobedient people out of their homes and then lock them up? Do they come to you and me to steal our belongings?

No. They don't even move. They simply stay in their palace, villa or government building.

Yet stealing, killing, and other forms of deprivation of liberty are inseparable from power. All human history is full of it. Only, rulers don't do that self, but leave it others to do.

They sit where they are and leave the dirty work to their obedient tax officials, police officers, and soldiers. Tax officers, police officers and soldiers who are the prevailing norm among the population. Obedient individuals who are part of the same people who allow themselves to be oppressed and robbed by the ruler.

Those in power themselves never touch a weapon and never handcuff anyone personally.

To believe

Are we the problem and not the elite?

Those in power limit themselves to say things. And rulers therefore only have power when the things they say, believed to become. Only when those things are believed will people be willing to follow orders.

A ruler has power because he has the ability others to do the things he wants to do. He does nothing himself. At least, nothing else than say things.

In that sense, Hitler, for example, was not a criminal. He never shot or imprisoned anyone himself. It was the ones who made him believed and so he followed his orders which did so. It was the ones who were really willing to commit the crimes to be carried out, which gave Hitler power. Only by believing him and therefore following his orders.

Bankers have power only because we to believe that the money they make available has value. They do nothing but say that money has value, and because we believe it, we want that money and therefore it has value. And because they have control over money, they have control (and therefore power) over us. Not because of what they say, but because of what we to believe.

Politicians only have power because we to believe what they say. Because we to believe that they represent us and that they take responsibility for us. That is why we continue to obey them and only for that reason do they actually have power over us. Not because of what they say, but because of what we to believe.

Do you have ideas or do ideas have you?

Strictly speaking, those in power do nothing criminal. They say only things. Things we believe. If we didn't believe them, they wouldn't have any power and so they wouldn't be ruler.

Ultimately it leads us to believe from the lies and untruths that the ruler tells, to our lack of freedom. After all, a lie only has an effect if that lie believed is going to be.


In freedom we want to be able to say and do whatever we want, as long as we don't rob or kill (or otherwise harm) others.

And that is exactly what rulers do. They say things. And with what they do, they kill or damage self no one. Others do.

So the only justification for imprisoning or killing rulers would be for what they did say. That we would find them it wrong say and that we think this is not allowed.

But that would mean that we believe that we should be free to say what we want, but those in power should not.

If we believe that those in power should be held accountable for what they say, then that should also apply to us. Then there would be someone must be the statements of all people (including yours and mine and rulers).

And that would someone to become the most powerful person in the world again. The existing rulers would lose all power. They would transfer that power completely to the controller because he then decides what they can or cannot say.

In other words: if we believe that freedom is a great good, then that should apply to everyone. Everyone must then be able to say what he wants. Otherwise, there would have to be someone who decides who can say what they want and who cannot. That would mean that everyone is dependent on them. And that everyone would then be unfree.

If we want freedom, then everyone must be able to say what they want. And whether what is said, believed become or not, is entirely up to those who believe it or not.

So rulers must, like us, have the freedom to say what they want. Their power does not consist what they say, but from us to believe of what they say. We (the believing non-rulers) are then the ones who actually carry out their wishes.


And with that we (the non-rulers) responsible and accountable for both the crimes (we after all, they carry out), as the power of the ruler, as our own lack of freedom.

So they are not the orders that lead to the crimes and lack of freedoms, but it is to obey to those orders that lead to this.

The only way to finally stop the dire consequences of power that have plagued humanity for so long is to stop nurturing and sustaining that power, and only by stopping believing and obeying it.

Everyone is responsible for what he does himself. Because we (the non-rulers) are the ones who carry out what the ruler says (obey him), are we responsible for the results thereof. Not the ruler. That says just some. And in that he (just like you and me) is free.

Taking your own responsibility is therefore absolutely necessary for freedom. As long as we continue to believe that those in power are responsible for that, and point the finger of blame to them instead of ourselves, they have power. We thereby confirm that we believe that we dependent of them. And thus we create our own lack of freedom.

And whether we believe something or not, we are completely free to do so. Not until we to believe that we are unfree (if we believe that we must do what the ruler wants) we are really unfree. That is simply the result of our own beliefs and we are therefore responsible for it. Not the ruler.

Therefore you can say:

Non-freedom is nothing more than insufficient awareness of freedom

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The Greatest Truth Never Told

This video series titled The Greatest Truth Never Told discusses what all people have in common and their need and pursuit of freedom in different areas. Concept per concept, Chris Duane explains how, according to him, people can become free in 6 areas. Although it is a bit nationalistic in the beginning, a lot of interesting ideas and concepts pass by, such as Maslow's pyramid, how our educational system is an indoctrination system, and how we can arrive at solutions by thinking critically ourselves. An additional advantage is that 1 concept is explained per movie and the movies therefore often only last a short time. In playlist below they are all behind each other.


Below you can view all videos per subject.

0)  The Greatest Truth Never Told
1)  The Riddle
2)  Believe Nothing
3)  The Tea Cup
4)  Total Freedom
5)  The Pyramid
6)  I Think?
7)  What Are We Holding On To?
8)  The Shift
9)  Things That Cannot Go On Forever
10)  The Mathematically Inevitable Collapse
11)  The Largest Event In Human History
12)  The Great Depression Is The Best Case
13)  The Paths To Success
14)  Aware and Prepared
15)  Men Go Mad In Herds
16)  What You Really Fear
17)  Always FED the Exception
18)  The Decision Matrix
19)  Stage 1. Denial
20)  Stage 2. Anger
21)  Stage 3. Bargaining
22)  Stage 4. Depression
23)  Stage 5. Acceptance
24)  Think Outside Of The Cell
25)  See The World Anew
26)  Question Everything
27)  Your Indoctrination
28)  Technical Difficulties
29)  The Key To Freedom
30)  Normalcy Bias
31)  Cognitive Dissonance
32)  Doublethink
33)  Societal Illusions
34)  There Are Only 2 Kinds Of People…
35)  Wolves In Sheeps Clothing
36)  Divide and Conquer
37)  Centers of Power
38)  Identifying Different Psychopaths
39)  The Real 99 Percent
40)  How to Deal With the 1 Percent
41)  You Make Plans… They Make Plans
42)  The Duck Dinner
43)  The Rigged Game
44)  Confiscation and Inflation
45)  30 Reasons To Get Out Of Real Estate Part 1
46)  30 Reasons To Get Out Of Real Estate Part 2
47)  The Shock Of A New Paradigm
48)  Our Great Depression
49)  This Revolution Will Not Be Televised
50)  3 Coming False Flags Attacks
51)  Top 5 Places NOT To Be In A Dollar Collapse
52)  5 Reasons Why American Riots Will Be The Worst In The World
53)  The 2 Paths Of Life
54)  Fearless
55)  Delete Facebook
56)  No One Is Coming To Save You
57)  Not Good Enough

So much for The Greatest Truth Never Told, Chis Duane is also the person who set up The Liberty Academy. So if you find this interesting, you can find much more extensive information about these subjects in The Liberty Academy. See: The Liberty Academy.

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