- What is it that all of us involved in this pestiferous
chemtrail issue have in common? It isn't just the wretched fact of being
bombarded from above with sickening unknown substances, by unknown persons,
for unknown reasons. We do seem to know something now, about what is being
done to us and why. This is not comforting either, because chemtrails are
just the tail of the technological dragon.
- What really brings us together is something much deeper
even than this. And that is, that all of us see the disappearance, before
our eyes, of all influence on our own future, and on the future of our
children and grandchildren. On the surface, we are brought together by
an investigation into what must be the most complex and expensive secret
operation ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting population. So, beneath this
outrageous monumental techno-crime, is the much larger specter of an absolutely
out-of-control runaway government. "They", whoever they are,
are dragging us, wherever they are going, by force. We aren't being asked
for our cooperation, or for our votes. This means that the very word ''government"
is now effectively meaningless. WHAT government? Where is it? Who is it?
Can we say we know the first thing about who is in fact actually running
our country? No. And this what lies at the very bottom of all of our very
- On any practical and meaningful level, we are no longer
citizens of a Republic at all. The sham of our supposed leaders, pretending
to conduct a free and democratic society in our name, is a despicable insult
to our intelligence. This is a very terrible fact we are looking in the
eye here. And it leads us directly to the other important part of the eerie
historical moment we are living in. Which is that, not only do we have
no idea who is making the decisions for us now, we don't even have a population
- There is something frighteningly wrong with the American
people right now. A mysterious fog has settled down over people's minds.
Something beyond run-of-the-mill human apathy has overtaken this society.
People have lost something so fundamental to human life that we can hardly
believe it, even though we see its effects constantly. We can describe
what we see, but we can barely grapple with the meaning of it. This is
something new under the sun, and it is very strange. But it is real, and
we know it. People are disconnected from basic reality at a level that
actually seems impossible.
- The fact that our government has gone off without us
into dark secret places is a great crisis for our nation. But if our country
were populated by alert, responsible and indignant citizens, this would
not be happening.
- "It is not the function of our government to keep
the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen
to keep the government from falling into error." Justice Robert H.
- It has taken a long time to entirely sever so many human
beings from their own consciences. It has taken decades of slow, careful,
deliberate numbing on many fronts. To send most of a nation into a kind
of life-long sleeping sickness of the mind has required methodical planning,
and the enthusiastic cooperation of the people themselves. This peculiar
condition of mass entrancement we are grappling with now was no accident.
- A hundred years ago it would not have been possible to
radically alter the sky itself right under the noses of the public without
them noticing. This basic point is extremely significant to our effort.
We are trying to awaken people who, quite often and very decisively, do
not want to know what is happening to them, or to their country. Most of
our fellow citizens are literally in a self-induced trance state. They
have actually unconsciously decided not to comprehend what they are seeing
and hearing. They have renounced common sense, in order not to be disturbed.
It takes a tremendous effort, intelligence, skillful timing and the right
approach even to make a dent in this epidemic of willful ignorance.
- There have been hidden influences acting behind the scenes
in this country for a very long time. What we are looking at in our generation
is the result in the present of a very long history of corruption and secret
influences. The roots of the present evil are old and deep. Even in his
day, Henry David Thoreau looked around very carefully and said:
- "How does it become a man to behave toward the American
government today? I answer that he cannot without disgrace be associated
- Far too soon after the glorious beginnings of our nation,
the American people began to display a tendency to let things go on without
their involvement, and in this we haven't been different from other people
in other nations. Relatively few people have ever felt responsible for
trying to fix what was wrong with the power structure of their time. In
essence, relatively few have ever wanted to understand or to undertake
the responsibilities for human freedom. Self-government by any people has
had a very short shelf life in human history so far, for reasons that are
sadly obvious to us today. Thomas Paine understood this, when he warned:
- "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom
must undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- This history we are so habituated to, of a politically
apathetic and disinterested population, has added up to a cost most people
never foresaw. The price we have paid without noticing has become all too
clear. Our country, as it lives in our imaginations, no longer has any
existence in the real world. Unfortunately, the perennial themes of letting
things go, generation after generation, has culminated in a government
that has now entirely disappeared out from under us. Whatever and whoever
it is, it is holed up somewhere out of sight. We are left holding the bag
of misdirection: empty words, empty gestures, and empty appearances.
- We are here because we have eyes that can still see,
and ears that can still hear. We have hearts that are still open and minds
that still think. And above all else, we still hear and obey the dictates
of conscience. Each of us knows that this is nothing special, but merely
living as we were created to live. But it becomes a very special way to
live when the majority of our fellow beings renounce all responsibility
for their own lives at the most dangerous moment in history. When so many
other people refuse to see and hear and understand, then the Accidental
Activist is born.
- There isn't one of us who could ever have imagined spending
so much time and energy this way. We are activists by default, because
the majority of people have renounced their responsibilities as citizens.
We become self-appointed voices of our national conscience because we have
no other self-respecting choice. Each of us has accepted the single pertinent
fact: If not me, then who? When Democracy actually exists, it is not necessary
to have credentials or affiliates or titles other than that of concerned
citizen. As Ralph Nadar pointed out:
- "A couple of thousand years ago in Athens, a man
could get up in the morning, wander around the city, and inquire into matters
affecting his well-being and that of his fellow citizens. No one asked
him 'Who are you with?'"
- Has the majority of our population always been unwilling
to notice what is inconvenient to notice? Has the majority inevitably left
it to the few to demand justice for all? We can see that it has, and in
this way we are re-enacting an old pattern. But there are many worse aspects
to our present predicament than those who lived before us had to contend
with. What we are obliged to tackle, merely by being aware of it at all,
is the lethal combination of concealed power, secret technology and an
unprecedented level of materialism that powerfully induces mass sleeping
- We have a de facto clandestine government, practicing
without a license. The long arm of the military is growing in the dark,
reaching out to affect every living thing on earth without the slightest
oversight or agreement from the profoundly affected. People have, on the
whole, traded normal awareness for highly destructive substitutes, and
the evidence of their senses for the short-lived comforts of being undisturbed
by reality. What is there then to hope for, in looking at so many kinds
of dark forces arrayed against us?
- There are hopeful elements in this picture, despite appearances
to the contrary. One great hope is in the fact that we have no leaders.
Good government in our country has so far relied heavily on the existence
of occasional great leaders. Since such people are always rare, in a very
real sense this has been a serious weakness inherent in the practical working
out of the democratic ideal. Great leaders have come and gone, but the
citizenry, the supposed bedrock of a freedom-loving people, has not been
sufficiently involved in national life. Yet things are so bad now that
more and more people are being forced to realize that they have been tricked
and abandoned by the wayside. We are not rare specimens, but part of a
significant number of people who see things going disastrously off the
rails in various ways. In every country human beings are looking around
and wondering why they should put up with having no say at all in their
own world. We might be surprised at how many of us there are, still divided
by different issues, yet united in the basic understanding of what we are
- But the price of such dedication to the original principles
of active citizenship is extraordinarily high these days. When so many
are so afraid to exercise their basic rights and duties, those who choose
to do so are forced to pay dearly for their efforts in behalf of all.
- Simply by taking our own Constitution seriously, we make
- "You need only reflect that one of the best ways
to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go
about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their
struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard
- It is a hard business to endure being seen as a dangerous
and tedious eccentric when you know you are merely awake. It is harder
than we could have imagined, to spend so much time, energy and money trying
to make up for what an entire nation ought to be doing along with us. And
it is hardest of all to suffer, as many have, painful discord in relationships
with family and friends. What is more agonizing than being obliged on occasion
to choose between truth and justice for all, and a comforting personal
relationship? We do not romanticize the difficulties of serving a great
cause- we have experienced the hardships far too acutely for that. But
we have in common that what we know has swept up our personal hopes, wishes,
and dreams into another and far larger field of life. We are living now
in a larger world of extreme human necessity. Our source of nourishment
is the spirit of freedom itself. Because what is slowly but surely coming
into being, through all our efforts, is the renewal of the original energy
that created this country in the first place. The deepest truth in all
of this is that we are serving the sacred purposes of life itself at a
critical and momentous time in human history. And for this opportunity,
despite all our difficulties, and despite the forces arrayed against us,
we are profoundly grateful.
- This speech by Diane Harvey was delivered through the
kind auspices of David Peterson, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, on
June 24, 2001