As America races toward the cliff of insolvency; when the government has become so corrupt and out of touch with the best interests of the country; and when the power of the vote has seemingly become so meaningless that less than 1/2 the citizens have given-up that sacred right; perhaps it is time to take back the power to govern from those who do not respect the power we have given them.
With an overwhelming number of Americans believing the country is headed down the wrong track according to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, maybe it is time to take matters into our own hands.”As President Barack Obama enters his sixth year in the White House, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant or worse off since he took office.”
The Founding Fathers were well aware that liberty is when the government fears the people while tyranny is when the people fear the government; a quote to that effect has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson. But Jefferson didn’t stop there, understanding the nature of mankind,he went on to say, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get into conversations with folks who are disenchanted with anything that has to do with the federal government, including many who voted for Barack Obama because they were frustrated and desperate for “change”. Unfortunately, many of those looking for change, were not aware of the change the President had in mind, and today can be counted among the 68% referenced in the NBC/Wall Street Journal survey above.
“And now we have a police state forming under the Department of Homeland Security, all “justified” by the “War on Terror” and its spawn, the PATRIOT Act. MOLON LABE, and the new movie, MIDNIGHT RIDE, will fill you in on the details as to what the Constitution says about all this, especially the Militia System and Martial Law. Follow the progress via MidnightRide.us.” – J Jaeger
Daily Bell: How are you? Any new projects in the works?
James Jaeger: I’m fine. Been very busy with the release of MOLON LABE and a number of shorter documentaries the past year. MOLON LABE – How the Second Amendment Guarantees America’s Freedom was inspired by Edwin Vieira‘s book, The Sword and Sovereignty and the movie we are working on is tentatively entitled, MIDNIGHT RIDE – When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law. MOLON LABE and MIDNIGHT RIDE are sister films. MOLON LABE explains what the Second Amendment and Militia Clauses are and MIDNIGHT RIDE explains what will happen if WE THE PEOPLE fail to apply them. The new movie is inspired by Dr. Vieira’s new, Amazon-available book, By Tyranny Out of Necessity – The Bastardy of “Martial Law.”
Daily Bell: Can you expand, please? Is funding an issue?
James Jaeger: Funding is always an issue; however, it seems to be getting easier with every production because, as people become familiar with our products, they become more comfortable donating because they know what they will get. All of our films are thus donor-financed and in-house funded from the proceeds of past productions. Due to suppressive and onerous security regulations, we are no longer “equity finance” our films. And we would never dream of using bank loans for anything.
Between the larger feature films, we like to produce smaller public service interstitial programs. This past year we produced and released SPIRIT OF TESLA, THE CHATTERBAND, PORCFEST 2014 and EVOLVEFEST 2014.
SPIRIT OF TESLA was shot at the New Yorker Hotel in January of 2014 for the annual event of the Tesla Science Foundation, the largest Tesla association in the U.S. The New Yorker was the last place Nikola Tesla stayed before his death on 11 January 1943. Check out the film and you may be excited about attending the next Memorial Conference at the New Yorker Hotel on 10 January 2015. Physicists, electrical engineers, technology experts, educators, authors, UN staff members and politicians from all over the U.S. and the world come to this conference every year, so it’s an incredible learning and networking opportunity. The SPIRIT OF TESLA film and information on the conference are available at TeslaScienceFoundation.org.
Having been a professional musician (electric bass) for many years, I have a fondness for music and live performance. Thus, our production company films bands and concerts regularly. Our last concert was of THE CHATTERBAND, probably the largest dance band in the New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, headed up by Paul Martone. I might add that Matrix Productions is working with Paul on the development of a feature film that will be a musical. Paul has written all of the music and, in my opinion, it’s every bit as good as the music in GREASE and WEST SIDE STORY. You can see our recent 8-camera shoot of The Chatterband at mecfilms.com/chatterband.
PORCFEST 2014 was shot over the course of seven days of principle photography in Lancaster, New Hampshire where over 2,000 people from almost every state in the nation, and many foreign countries, congregate to discuss the concept and practice of “freedom” every June 21st to June 29th. This immense annual festival features endless seminars on every subject imaginable, from libertarian and anarcho-capitalist politics, to bee-keeping and survival gardening, to polyamorous relationships. The PORCFEST (short for Porcupine Freedom Festival) is sponsored by the State of New Hampshire and its “Free State Project.” You can see the film and find out more about this event at mecfilms.com/porcfest and you can find out about the PORCFEST at Porcfest.org. Continue reading →
Those pushing President Obama’s gun-control agenda often portray the United States as one of the murder hot spots of the world, but the numbers tell a different story.
Even more revealing, gun murders in the U.S. are concentrated in big cities that typically have the strictest gun-control regulations. And it is those cities’ gun murder rates that are comparable to the rates in some of the deadliest countries in the world.
And 89 countries have higher murder rates than the U.S.
America is not even in the same league as the worst offenders. Honduras has a murder rate of 60.87 per 100,000. Jamaica 59.5. El Salvador 51.83. Guatemala 45.17. Colombia 40.1. Trinidad and Tobago 39.67 Angola 38.59. South Africa 36.54. Burundi 37.38 Lesotho 36.69 Zimbabwe 34.29. Belize 34.26.
The statistics on gun murders shed even more light.
I’m going to take you deep into the rabbit’s hole. This is NOT for the unaware, the sheep who are still asleep. It may even go over the heads of some of those who are awake. As always, don’t take my word for it. Do your own research and draw conclusions that make logical sense to you.
There is a tremendous amount of debate over firearms rights, and proposed legislation for what advocates call “gun control”. I’m not trying to repeat what’s already going on in the echo chamber. There are plenty of unawakened people who are well enough informed to successfully fight that battle. Nor will I analyze the serious psy-op being conducted in the aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut.
In my ever continuing quest to enlighten as many people as possible to use their own mind to think for themselves, I am offering here an opposite consciousness analysis of what’s really going on in a larger sense.
The system absolutely must not permit you to think outside of their controlled argument. It’s always been framed in the confines of Democrat vs. Republican and their associated value systems. Let us never forget that the purpose of the modern monopolized press is not to inform but to generate and maintain the consent of the governed. Mostly by promoting the premise that the State is necessary and benevolent. We’re fed endless debate over policy and personalities but we’re never permitted to discuss the source of the problems: the system itself.
The monopoly media is reporting these stories from within the confines of the false Left/Right paradigm and is ignoring the written purpose of the 2nd Amendment by attempting to frame the debate as one of crime and an irrational fear of violence. We see endless discussions from collectivists insisting that citizens do not “need” military type weapons for hunting or self defense – the system’s accepted purpose for your irrational desire to own firearms. So called assault weapons are evil and unnecessary, therefore only the police should be thus armed. The so called Right counters that gun bans do nothing but make crime worse and that citizens must be able to defend themselves, with these weapons if need be.
Everyone agrees the Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy. Lots of people subsequently exploited the deaths of those children to push a political agenda of disarming Americans by claiming “guns kill people.”
But compared to what? Swimming pools kill people. Horseback riding kills people. And yes, even childbirth kills people. (Does that mean we should criminalize getting pregnant?)
To make any sense of death statistics, we have to ask, “Compared to what?” Because if we compare deaths by firearms to other causes of death, the picture is very, very different from the doomsday fear mongering scenarios CNN and other gun control pushers have whipped up into a nationwide frenzy. In fact, as the following infographic shows, doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths combined.
Your doctor is FAR more likely to kill you than an armed criminal
It’s true: You are 64 times more likely to be killed by your doctor than by someone else wielding a gun. That’s because 19,766 of the total 31,940 gun deaths in the USA (in the year 2011) were suicides. So the actual number of deaths from other people shooting you is only 12,174.
Doctors, comparatively, kill 783,936 people each year, which is 64 times higher than 12,174. Doctors shoot you not with bullets, but with vaccines, chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals… all of which turn out to be FAR more deadly than guns.
This is especially amazing, given that there are just under 700,000 doctors in America, while there are roughly about 80 million gun owners in America.
In an age of increasing lawlessness and inadequate police protection, the essential right to bear arms, a right protected by the Constitution regardless of any subjective evaluation of the relative need for a weapon in a particular case, becomes ever more important.