Checksums… The Magic of SSS SQFS
Table of Contents:
- Checksum / 9OS-LITE.2021 Checksum.
- Checksum / 9OS-PRO.2018 Checksum.
- Checksum / 9OS-LITE.2018 Checksum.
- Checksum / 9OS-DIY.2018 Checksum.
- Checksum / World War II, Valid Checksums.
- Checksum / D-DAY, the Ultimate Checksum.
- Checksum / The Free World 2020, a Failed Checksum?
- Checksum / Pericles’ Funeral Oration, THE Checksum.
- Checksum / Free Assembly, the checksum of Proportionality.
- Checksum / Mass-Surveillance, Democracy’s Bad Checksum?
- Checksum / Freedom of the Press, a Major Checksum.
- Checksum / The Fifth Inauguration Speech of Roosevelt
I. Checksum / 9OS-PRO.2021 Checksum
9OS-PRO.2021 k5.9.16 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology_k5.9.16_PRO1.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: 58bf86caa61ea5c9a0ef19e3e67aead3
Checksum / 9OS-CORP.2021 Checksum
9OS-CORP.2021 k5.9.16 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology_k5.9.16_PRO1.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: e86df9656c32eb6673f42a26e587bdc1
9OS-CORP.2021 Single-Click-Restorable-REPO Checksum /
MD5 Checksum: 36ff315359b92868440481a0bb7eeac6
Checksum / 9OS-LITE.2021 Checksum
9OS-LITE 2021 k5.8.14 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology_k5.8.14_LITE1.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: af441fa8bc68fa58d6953fa508e9600a
II. Checksum / 9OS-PRO.2018 Checksum
9OS-PRO 2018 k4.11.8 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology.PRO0.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: a1ef1327b6084b3ebedb704cbecc0bef
III. Checksum / 9OS-LITE.2018 Checksum
9OS-LITE 2018 k4.11.8 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology.LITE0.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: e1adf17539e2d2732cb12bb9746a8bcf
IV. Checksum / 9OS-DIY.2018 Checksum
9OS-DIY.2018 k4.11.8 / 9OS.Liberation.Technology.DIY0.sqfs /
MD5 Checksum: eadf8bef3d5f5a96eaffb7e5ceee8167
9OS-DIY 2018 k4.11.8 / 9OS.2018.DIY_ONLINE-REPO_k4.11.8_v3.2.3.tar.gz /
MD5 Checksum: 7dc4a9f0ac94a316980cc79dac27ab37
V. Checksum / World War II – The Valid Checksum of Victory
“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.”
“…we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933 – Inaugural address
“Your name is unknown. Your deed is immortal.”
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)
VI: Checksum / June 6, 1944 D-Day – The Ultimate Checksum
America 1944 D-Day:
June 6, 1944, order of the day,
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on
other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a FREE world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well
equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The FREE men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
VII: Checksum / The “FREE” World 2021… a failed Checksum?
Let’s store everything well uh… to uhm… uh “terrorists”
“To lose freedom of thought is to lose our dignity, our democracy and our very selves.”
VIII: Checksum / Freedom of Speech, the Checksum of Reason and Common Sense
Eavesdropping on average citizens and journalists…
Verifying speech integrity…Error in checksums: xxxxxx is different from xxxxxx” error.
Thucydides (c.460/455-c.399 BCE) the Peloponnesian War (Book 2.34-46):
Pericles’ Funeral Oration
This famous speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after the first battles of the Peloponnesian war. Funerals after such battles were public rituals and Pericles used the occasion to make a classic statement of THE VALUE of Democracy.
In the same winter the Athenians gave a funeral at the public cost to those who had first fallen in this war. It was a custom of their ancestors, and the manner of it is as follows:
Three days before the ceremony, the bones of the dead are laid out in a tent which has been erected; and their friends bring to their relatives such offerings as they please. In the funeral procession cypress coffins are borne in carts, one for each tribe; the bones of the deceased being placed in the coffin of their tribe. Among these is carried one empty bier decked for the missing, that is, for those whose bodies could not be recovered. Any citizen or stranger who pleases, joins in the procession: and the female relatives are there to wail at the burial. The dead are laid in the public sepulchre in the Beautiful suburb of the city, in which those who fall in war are always buried; with the exception of those slain at Marathon, who for their singular and extraordinary valour were interred on the spot where they fell.
After the bodies have been laid in the earth, a man chosen by the state, of approved wisdom and eminent reputation, pronounces over them an appropriate panegyric; after which all retire. Such is the manner of the burying; and throughout the whole of the war, whenever the occasion arose, the established custom was observed. Meanwhile these were the first that had fallen, and Pericles, son of Xanthippus, was chosen to pronounce their eulogium. When the proper time arrived, he advanced from the sepulchre to an elevated platform in order to be heard by as many of the crowd as possible, and spoke as follows:
“Most of my predecessors in this place have commended him who made this speech part of the law, telling us that it is well that it should be delivered at the burial of those who fall in battle. For myself, I should have thought that the worth which had displayed itself in deeds would be sufficiently rewarded by honours also shown by deeds; such as you now see in this funeral prepared at the people’s cost. And I could have wished that the reputations of many brave men were not to be imperilled in the mouth of a single individual, to stand or fall according as he spoke well or ill. For it is hard to speak properly upon a subject where it is even difficult to convince your hearers that you are speaking the truth. On the one hand, the friend who is familiar with every fact of the story may think that some point has not been set forth with that fullness which he wishes and knows it to deserve; on the other, he who is a stranger to the matter may be led by envy to suspect exaggeration if he hears anything above his own nature. For men can endure to hear others praised only so long as they can severally persuade themselves of their own ability to equal the actions recounted: when this point is passed, envy comes in and with it incredulity. However, since our ancestors have stamped this custom with their approval, it becomes my duty to obey the law and to try to satisfy your several wishes and opinions as best I may.
I shall begin with our ancestors: it is both just and proper that they should have the honour of the first mention on an occasion like the present.
They dwelt in the country without break in the succession from generation to generation, and handed it down FREE to the present time by their valour. And if our more remote ancestors deserve praise, much more do our own fathers, who added to their inheritance the empire which we now possess, and spared no pains to be able to leave their acquisitions to us of the present generation. Lastly, there are few parts of our dominions that have not been augmented by those of us here, who are still more or less in the vigour of life; while the mother country has been furnished by us with everything that can enable her to depend on her own resources whether for war or for peace. That part of our history which tells of the military achievements which gave us our several possessions, or of the ready valour with which either we or our fathers stemmed the tide of Hellenic or foreign aggression, is a theme too familiar to my hearers for me to dilate on, and I shall therefore pass it by. But what was the road by which we reached our position, what the form of government under which our greatness grew, what the national habits out of which it sprang; these are questions which I may try to solve before I proceed to my panegyric upon these men; since I think this to be a subject upon which on the present occasion a speaker may properly dwell, and to which the whole assemblage, whether citizens or foreigners, may listen with advantage.
Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighbouring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves.
Its administration favours the many instead of the few;
this is WHY it is called a Democracy.
If we look to the laws, they afford equal justice to all in their private differences; if no social standing, advancement in public life falls to reputation for capacity, class considerations NOT being allowed to interfere with merit; nor again does poverty bar the way, if a man is able to serve the state, he is not hindered by the obscurity of his condition.
The FREEDOM which we enjoy in our government extends also to our ordinary life.
There, far from
exercising a jealous surveillance over each other (mass-surveillance),
we do NOT feel called upon to be angry with our neighbour for doing what he likes, or even to indulge in those injurious looks which cannot fail to be offensive, although they inflict no positive penalty. But all this ease in our private relations does not make us lawless as citizens. Against this fear is our chief safeguard, teaching us to obey the magistrates and the laws, particularly such as regard the protection of the injured, whether they are actually on the statute book, or belong to that code which, although unwritten, yet cannot be broken without acknowledged disgrace.
Further, we provide plenty of means for the mind to refresh itself from business.
We celebrate games and sacrifices all the year round, and the elegance of our private establishments forms a daily source of pleasure and helps to banish the spleen; while the magnitude of our city draws the produce of the world into our harbour, so that to the Athenian the fruits of other countries are as familiar a luxury as those of his own.
If we turn to our military policy, there also we differ from our antagonists. We throw open our city to the world, and never by alien acts exclude foreigners from any opportunity of learning or observing, although the eyes of an enemy may occasionally profit by our liberality; trusting less in system and policy than to the native spirit of our citizens; while in education, where our rivals from their very cradles by a painful discipline seek after manliness, at Athens we live exactly as we please, and yet are just as ready to encounter every legitimate danger. In proof of this it may be noticed that the Lacedaemonians do not invade our country alone, but bring with them all their confederates; while we Athenians advance unsupported into the territory of a neighbour, and fighting upon a foreign soil usually vanquish with ease men who are defending their homes. Our united force was never yet encountered by any enemy, because we have at once to attend to our marine and to dispatch our citizens by land upon a hundred different services; so that, wherever they engage with some such fraction of our strength, a success against a detachment is magnified into a victory over the nation, and a defeat into a reverse suffered at the hands of our entire people. And yet if with habits not of labour but of ease, and courage not of art but of nature, we are still willing to encounter danger, we have the double advantage of escaping the experience of hardships in anticipation and of facing them in the hour of need as fearlessly as those who are never free from them.
Nor are these the only points in which our city is worthy of admiration.
We cultivate refinement without extravagance and knowledge without effeminacy;
wealth we employ more for use than for show, and place the real disgrace of poverty not in owning to the fact but in declining the struggle against it.
Our public men have, besides politics, their private affairs to attend to, and our ordinary citizens, though occupied with the pursuits of industry, are still fair judges of public matters;
for, unlike any other nation, regarding him who takes no part in these duties not as unambitious but as useless, we Athenians are able to judge at all events if we cannot originate, and, instead of looking on discussion as a stumbling-block in the way of action, we think it an indispensable preliminary to any wise action at all.
Again, in our enterprises we present the singular spectacle of daring and deliberation, each carried to its highest point, and both united in the same persons; although usually decision is the fruit of ignorance, hesitation of reflection. But the palm of courage will surely be adjudged most justly to those, who best know the difference between hardship and pleasure and yet are never tempted to shrink from danger. In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours. Yet, of course, the doer of the favour is the firmer friend of the two, in order by continued kindness to keep the recipient in his debt; while the debtor feels less keenly from the very consciousness that the return he makes will be a payment, not a free gift. And it is only the Athenians, who, fearless of consequences, confer their benefits not from calculations of expediency, but in the confidence of Liberality.
In short, I say that as a city we are the school of Hellas, while I doubt if the world can produce a man who, where he has only himself to depend upon, is equal to so many emergencies, and graced by so happy a versatility, as the Athenian. And that this is no mere boast thrown out for the occasion, but plain matter of fact, the power of the state acquired by these habits proves. For Athens alone of her contemporaries is found when tested to be greater than her reputation, and alone gives no occasion to her assailants to blush at the antagonist by whom they have been worsted, or to her subjects to question her title by merit to rule.
the admiration of the present and succeeding ages will be ours,
since we have not left our power without witness, but have shown it by mighty proofs; and far from needing a Homer for our panegyrist, or other of his craft whose verses might charm for the moment only for the impression which they gave to melt at the touch of fact, we have forced every sea and land to be the highway of our daring, and everywhere, whether for evil or for good, have left imperishable monuments behind us.
Such is the Athens for which these men, in the assertion of their resolve not to lose her, nobly fought and died; and well may every one of their survivors be ready to suffer in her cause.
Indeed if I have dwelt at some length upon the character of our country, it has been to show that our stake in the struggle is not the same as theirs who have no such blessings to lose, and also that the panegyric of the men over whom I am now speaking might be by definite proofs established. That panegyric is now in a great measure complete; for
the Athens that I have celebrated is only what the heroism of these and their like have made her, men whose fame, unlike that of most Hellenes, will be found to be only commensurate with their deserts. And if a test of worth be wanted, it is to be found in their closing scene, and this not only in cases in which it set the final seal upon their merit, but also in those in which it gave the first intimation of their having any. For there is justice in the claim that steadfastness in his country’s battles should be as a cloak to cover a man’s other imperfections; since the good action has blotted out the bad, and his merit as a citizen more than outweighed his demerits as an individual.
But none of these allowed either wealth with its prospect of future enjoyment to unnerve his spirit, or poverty with its hope of a day of freedom and riches to tempt him to shrink from danger. No, holding that vengeance upon their enemies was more to be desired than any personal blessings, and reckoning this to be the most glorious of hazards, they joyfully determined to accept the risk, to make sure of their vengeance, and to let their wishes wait; and while committing to hope the uncertainty of final success, in the business before them they thought fit to act boldly and trust in themselves.
Thus choosing to die resisting, rather than to live submitting,
they fled only from dishonour, but met danger face to face, and after one brief moment, while at the summit of their fortune, escaped, not from their fear, but from their glory.
So died these men as became Athenians.
You, their survivors, must determine to have as unfaltering a resolution in the field, though you may pray that it may have a happier issue. And not contented with ideas derived only from words of the advantages which are bound up with the defence of your country, though these would furnish a valuable text to a speaker even before an audience so alive to them as the present, you must yourselves realize the power of Athens, and feed your eyes upon her from day to day,
till love of her fills your hearts;
when all her greatness shall break upon you,
you must reflect that it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action
that men were enabled to win all this, and that no personal failure in an enterprise could make them consent to deprive their country of their valour, but they laid it at her feet as the most glorious contribution that they could offer.
For this offering of their lives made in common by them all they each of them individually received that renown which never grows old, and for a sepulchre, not so much that in which their bones have been deposited, but that noblest of shrines wherein their glory is laid up to be eternally remembered upon every occasion on which deed or story shall call for its commemoration.
For heroes have the whole earth for their tomb;
and in lands far from their own, where the column with its epitaph declares it, there is enshrined in every breast a record unwritten with no tablet to preserve it, except that of the heart.
These take as your model and, judging happiness to be the fruit of freedom and freedom that of valour,
never decline the dangers of war.
For it is not the miserable that would most justly be unsparing of their lives; these have nothing to hope for: it is rather they to whom continued life may bring reverses as yet unknown, and to whom a fall, if it came, would be most tremendous in its consequences. And
surely, to a man of spirit, the degradation of cowardice must be immeasurably more grievous than the unfelt death which strikes him in the midst of his strength and patriotism!
Comfort, therefore, not condolence, is what I have to offer to the parents of the dead who may be here. Numberless are the chances to which, as they know, the life of man is subject; but fortunate indeed are they who draw for their lot a death so glorious as that which has caused your mourning, and to whom life has been so exactly measured as to terminate in the happiness in which it has been passed.
Still I know that this is a hard saying, especially when those are in question of whom you will constantly be reminded by seeing in the homes of others blessings of which once you also boasted: for grief is felt not so much for the want of what we have never known, as for the loss of that to which we have been long accustomed.
Yet you who are still of an age to beget children must bear up in the hope of having others in their stead; not only will they help you to forget those whom you have lost, but will be to the state at once a reinforcement and a security;
for never can a fair or just policy be expected of the citizen who does not, like his fellows, bring to the decision the interests and apprehensions of a father.
While those of you who have passed your prime must congratulate yourselves with the thought that the best part of your life was fortunate, and that the brief span that remains will be cheered by the fame of the departed. For it is only the love of honour that never grows old; and honour it is, not gain, as some would have it, that rejoices the heart of age and helplessness.
Turning to the sons or brothers of the dead, I see an arduous struggle before you.
When a man is gone, all are wont to praise him, and should your merit be ever so transcendent, you will still find it difficult not merely to overtake, but even to approach their renown. The living have envy to contend with, while those who are no longer in our path are honoured with a goodwill into which rivalry does not enter. On the other hand, if I must say anything on the subject of female excellence to those of you who will now be in widowhood, it will be all comprised in this brief exhortation. Great will be your glory in not falling short of your natural character; and greatest will be hers who is least talked of among the men, whether for good or for bad.
My task is now finished. I have performed it to the best of my ability, and in word, at least, the requirements of the law are now satisfied. If deeds be in question, those who are here interred have received part of their honours already, and for the rest, their children will be brought up till manhood at the public expense: the state thus offers a valuable prize, as the garland of victory in this race of valour, for the reward both of those who have fallen and their survivors. And where the rewards for merit are greatest, there are found the best citizens.
And now that you have brought to a close your lamentations for your relatives, you may depart.”
Source: Ancient History Sourcebook
IX. Checksum / Freedom of Movement and Peaceful Political Assembly – The Checksum of Proportionality
Verifying the Checksum of Proportionality…… ERROR: Your Concept of Democracy seems corrupt, probably the wrong approach to place cameras everywhere…
Cameras everywhere because we “care” about Democracy.
“It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
X. Checksum / Mass-Surveillance, a bad Checksum for the Democratic Ideal
Verifying Moral Integrity… ERROR: 100% Error in Moral checksum. Please be sure to study and understand the basic concept of Democracy first.
Capture everything… well uhm… uh… we need to “protect” you from uh… aha… “terrorists!”
XI: Checksum / Freedom of the Press, a Major Checksum of Democracy
Verifying the Checksum of Democracy… ALERT: Checksum invalid… Did you spy on Journalists and/or tamper with their sources?
What the Hell… happened to our Democracy?
Mass-surveillance is necessary because… well… uhm… uh… YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF TERRORISTS!”
What the Hell… happened to Western Civilization?
XII. The Fifth inauguration speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Driven to despair by erratic leaders, narcissist politicians, Wallstreet criminals and a Global Pandemic a group of brilliant computer scientists came up with the idea to program the most advanced AI known to date, nicknamed “Uncle Joe”, and ask it to write the inauguration speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as if he were alive today and elected to hold office at the beginning of 2021.
The result was both beautiful and shocking:
Following below is what has become known to History as “The Fifth inauguration – speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt“.
“On each national day of inauguration since 1789, the people have renewed their sense of dedication to the United States.
In Washington’s day the task of the people was to create and weld together a nation.
In Lincoln’s day the task of the people was to preserve that Nation from disruption from within.
In this day the task of the people is to save that Nation and its institutions from disruption, bankruptcy and Mass-Surveillance.
To us there has come a time, in the midst of swift happenings, to pause for a moment and take stock, to recall what our place in history has been, and to rediscover who we are and who we may become. If we do not, we risk the real peril of losing the Greatness embedded within this nation’s soul.
Lives of nations are determined not by the count of years, but by the strength of the human Spirit. The lifespan of a man is seven decades, maybe a little more or a little less. The lifespan of a nation is determined by the measure of its will to live.
There are men who doubt this. There are men who believe that democracy, as a form of Government and a frame of life, is limited or measured by a kind of mystical and artificial fate that, for some unexplained reason, tyranny and slavery and Mass-Surveillance have become the surging wave of the future and that freedom is an ebbing tide.
But we Americans know this NOT to be true.
Most vital to our present and our future is this experience of a democracy which successfully survived crisis at home; we put away many evil things; built new structures, restored and re-established the Right to Privacy and Dignity of the average citizen and common worker along enduring lines; and, through it all, emphasized the fact that Mass-Surveillance was a terrible mistake and that it should hold no standing among the healthy platitudes of a thriving Nation.
Positive action has been taken within the three-way framework of the Constitution of the United States. The coordinate branches of the Government continue freely to function. The Bill of Rights remains inviolate. The freedom of elections is wholly maintained. Prophets of the downfall of American democracy have seen their dire predictions come to naught.
Democracy is not just some theoretical concept derived from those distant Greek city states, thousands of years ago, who faced such overwhelming odds, yet persevered through peril unrivaled until Victory allowed them to thrive in Liberty.
We know Democracy to be Real.
We know Democracy to be an indelible part of who we are, of who we desire to be as Americans, as Patriots, as human beings.
We know Democracy cannot die – because it is built on the unhampered initiative of individual men and women joined together in a common enterprise – an enterprise undertaken and carried through by the Free expression of a Free majority.
We know it because Democracy alone, of all forms of government, enlists the full force of men’s enlightened will.
We know it because Democracy alone has constructed an unlimited civilization capable of infinite progress in the improvement of human life.
We know it because it is the most humane, the most advanced, and in the end the most unconquerable of all forms of human society.
like a person,
has a body, a body that must be fed and clothed and housed, invigorated and rested, in a manner that measures up to the objectives of its time.
like a person,
has a mind, a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and the needs of its neighbors, the aspirations and dreams of other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world.
And a nation,
like a person,
has something deeper, something more permanent, something larger than the sum of all its parts. It is that something which matters most to its future – which calls forth the most sacred guarding of its present.
It is a thing for which we find it difficult – even impossible – to hit upon a single, simple word.
And yet we all understand what it is – the Spirit – the Faith of the world in a Great America, an America driven by Human Decency and Common Sense.
An America willing to fight for Freedom while embodying Justice, a necessary role which requires a moral incentive that is the product of ages, born from within the multitudes of those who came from afar, some of high degree, but mostly plain people, who sought here, early and late, to find Freedom, a life more fullfilling than the ungrateful perogative of endless war and enslavement while subjected to a merciless elite.
“Tax us you may, but not the way, a King would treat his servant, for we are not your slave, we are the brave, who built a better nation.”
This intense Hope and Democratic aspiration,
this Great Ideal of building a Humane world,
of assuming and assuring People may live in Freedom.
The common man’s desire to live without a King or government officials breathing down his neck, without strangers or Imperial cameras observing his every move, is no mere recent phase in human history,
It is human history.
It permeated the ancient life of early peoples. It blazed anew in the middle ages. It was written in the Magna Carta.
In the Americas its impact has been irresistible. America became the New World, the Great Redeemer of Liberty and Justice, a beacon of Hope to all people, not because this continent was a new-found land, but because all those who came here believed they could create upon this continent a new life, a life that should be lived in Freedom.
Those who first came here to carry out the longings of their spirit, and the millions who followed, and the stock that sprang from them, all have moved forward constantly and consistently toward an ideal which in itself has gained stature and clarity with each generation.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth,
it cannot bare the misgiven weight of a small minority placing the rest of Humanity under permanent surveillance,
without their consent and with a blatant disregard for every Human Beings inate desire and Basic Human Right to have and hold a Private life of his/her own.
We know that we still have a long road to travel.
We understand that Racism, Polution, Poverty and Injustice require that we boldly awaken and extend an awareness of Opportunity and Equality towards every citizen, regardless of their Beliefs, Sexuality and Appearance, the measure justified by the resources and the capacity of what this land has to offer to All.
But it is not enough to achieve these purposes alone.
It is not enough to clothe and feed the body of this Nation, and instruct and inform its mind. For there is also the spirit. And of the three, the greatest is the spirit.
We CANNOT follow the example of Tyranny as set forth by Communism and Nazism, for to do so would render the legacy of all Great Men who fought on our behalf in the Name of Liberty a mere anecdote, it would assume the sacrifice and death of millions a mere footnote.
What are we worth as a Nation, as a people, if we willingly knowlingly allow the legacy of our Forefathers to be mocked, tainted, even subjugated, by a self-inflicted wound to the body of our Constitution?
We are a Democracy because we believe in Freedom, but most importantly because we practice Freedom, because we are willing to defend Freedom.
In order for Freedom to thrive, we must be willing to fight with that same Endurance and Determination that drove Spartans to stand side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the Battle of Thermopylae, driven by their Ancient tradition of Courage and Brotherhood.
If we believe Democracy to be Right and Terror to be Wrong, we must posses the Moral strength and Courage to recognize that the same random undeserving nature of terrorist attacks not only applies to Random Generic Violence against the Innocent but also encompasses Random Generic Surveillance against an entire populace, for both attack the innocent from a different angle, but neither can justify their blatant disregard for the Human Spirit as such.
Mass-Surveillance should therefore no longer be considered an acceptable part of the Arsenal of Freedom.
Without Spirit, the body and the mind of a Nation, cannot elevate itself above circumstances, but if we allow the Spirit of America, the Greatness of America, to be destroyed by the generic deployment of weapons of mass-surveillance, even though the Nation’s body and mind, constricted in an alien dissociative world, lives on, the America we know, the America our Forefathers fought and died for, will inevitably perish into an oblivion of destitute loneliness.
We cannot demand that the Sons and Daughters of America sacrifice their lives in the service of an Empire, governed by surveillance gangsters and drone-murderers.
To be able to call upon family and friends to fulfill their utmost Duty, to call upon Human Beings to lay down their lives in the service of Democracy and Justice, to uphold and protect the Truth and Rigtheousness of the American Constitution, that most sacred of all America’s Treasures, we must do away with the Patriot Act and its inappropriate use of generic surveillance.
The war against those who attacked the United States of America on 9/11 has ended.
The culprits are dead, their organisations dismanteld.
Our Military has done what it needed to do.
The remainder of dealing with extremists and extremism must be fought and contained within the Rule of Law, using Special Forces where needed but no more shall the nation’s Treasury be burdened by foreign wars with little gain, large deceit and grave injustice, each striving to fullfill their sole purpose of filling the pockets of those who care about nothing but themselves.
We CANNOT allow a secretive war of unbridled spying and generic data-gathering to continue without losing ourselves, without losing an important part of who we are.
We are the “Good Guys”, or at least that is who we’re supposed to be,
that is how we have defended and defined our way of live in the eyes of God and Other Nations. If we continue to terrorize the peoples of the world, just because we have the technical means to do so, what does that say about who we really are, about what we really believe in?
That spirit – that faith – that unknowable force that speaks to us in our daily lives in ways often unnoticed, because they seem so obvious.
That force speaks to us here in the Capital of the Nation today. It speaks to us through the processes of governing in a just and proportional manner the lives of the men and women who make up the sovereignties of 50 States. It speaks to us in our churches, in our cities, in our towns, and in our villages. It speaks to us from the other nations of the Hemisphere, and from those across the seas – the enslaved, the burdened, as well as the free. Sometimes we fail to hear or heed these voices of Humanity because to us the privilege of our Freedom is like the comfort of an old venerable friend…
The destiny of America was proclaimed in words of prophecy spoken by our first President in his first inaugural in 1789 – words almost directed, it would seem, to this year of 2021:
“The preservation of the Sacred fire of Liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered … deeply, … finally, … staked on the experiment intrusted into the hands of the American people.“
If we choose to lose that Sacred Fire of Liberty,
if we allow its Greatness to be smothered by Mass-Surveillance, Paranoia, Doubt and Fear,
if we allow its Righteousness to be darkened by Indifference, Racial Division and Fake News,
then we stand to lose the destiny which Washington strove so valiantly and so triumphantly to establish.
The preservation of this Spirit and our Faith in the Greatness of our Nation, our willingness to do Good and be Righteous, our unquenchable thirst for Liberty and Justice, demands that we furnish the highest justification for every sacrifice that we may make in the cause of our nation’s Destiny and Defense.
In the face of perils never before encountered, our strong inalienable purpose was, is and must forever be to protect and to perpetuate the integrity of Democracy and Justice.
That is what we will fight for, that is what we will live for and that is what we will die for.
And for this Great Cause we must embolden the Spirit of America, for this Great Cause we must strengthen our belief in Racial Equality and Social Justice.
We shall NEVER retreat.
We shall NEVER surrender.
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, in the defense of our Democracy, by the will and grace of God.
Was signed, “Uncle Joe”
the subliminal made Sublime…