They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst

Well worth the five minutes needed to read this blog post! Bonus, at the end you get to listen to Leonard Cohen’s best song… IMO.


By John W. Whitehead

“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.” — They Live

November 01, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – We’re living in two worlds, you and I.

There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.

Indeed, what most Americans perceive as life in America—privileged, progressive and free—is a far cry from reality, where economic inequality is growing, real agendas and real power are buried beneath layers of Orwellian doublespeak and corporate obfuscation, and “freedom,” such that it is, is meted out in small, legalistic doses…

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28 thoughts on “They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst

  1. George F.

    In fact, the population is actually being controlled and exploited by aliens working in partnership with an oligarchic elite. And from there, it gets even better. Thanks for reposting this.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      You’ve doubtless read my stories about the Time Lords and their infamous programming. This article is just another way of saying the same thing, if in less esoteric terms. Real ‘wake up’ can only happen by breaking through and out of the programming. First an individual has to admit she or he is actually operating as more or less an automaton and develop a burning desire to gain full autonomy over her/ his life. That can only happen by dropping all belief systems. Then turning off all forms of canned infotainment. Then the quest for the meaning of self empowerment begins as the rabbit hole gets deeper. What happens then, only the individual can know. The scariest aspect of developing self empowerment to a programmed gregarious insular Earthian is discovering that self empowerment is only achieved in complete detachment and always alone. It is no wonder that seekers would leave their society to live alone in caves away from everything and everyone, they sensed the truth of it, that the programming is most powerful within the collective. Watch how well it functions in any mob.

      1. George F.

        Based upon your enthusiasm, I may join a local a local writer’s group. You really get me encouraged, and I could use more of that in my life. So…thanks!

  2. jim-

    We’re like the elephants on the chain, raised from birth our teachers, priests, and parents dehumanize us to conform. And like the elephant raised in the chain, if we do accidentally get off we continue to hang around the pen because we don’t even know what else to do.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      That’s an accurate way to look at the picture. Programming, programming, programming. Our parents were programmed and they only knew to strengthen the programming in us. Sometimes there were exceptions and we saw glimpses of the red pill. Later on we may even have swallowed one and refused to go back to the stall. Then what happens is anybody’s guess!

  3. Hyperion

    I think at this point we need to either convince ourselves we are okay with the whole thing as long as we can get a few years of fun out of it or wander off to some remote paradise and hope we die in peace before the marauding zombies arrive to take it away. Lucky me, I can retreat inside my head where a beautiful paradise awaits. I only come out for basic life support things and damn good conversation with a few brilliant people. You know all of them Sha’Tara and you are one of them and that makes my life complete.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      The freed mind is the last unassailable refuge. By the time I die I expect to have moved all of me inside mine also. Then what happens to the rest of me, the discarded, doesn’t matter as long as my commitment to detachment was/is real.

      1. Hyperion

        Yesssssssssss! There is true and real peace there. Of course, as you remind me, true and real is yours and yours alone and if it pleases you, it’s good.

  4. deteremineddespitewp

    Good share Sha’ Tara. I had to have my say about the ‘backwoods’ characters who claim to be for the ordinary person and spout out evil, they are as much a danger.
    (Sorry I’m a bit behind with reading Antierra and WP in general. We’ve got a General Election here and I’m getting involved in Trashing Boris and supporting tactical voting. And also The Girls came thundering in with story lines to move Vol III out of the doldrums)

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      You certainly have your hands full Roger! I know what you mean about the ignorant rednecks, I’ve had to deal with enough of them, even had to endure death threats (an amazing kind of “turn on” actually!) and learn how to turn a deaf ear to them – you can’t silence them any more than you can hungry pigs. You have to feed them, or walk away.

      1. deteremineddespitewp

        Now that’s where we differ.
        But you don’t want me to sully this thread with my ideas.
        Lucky I never went into politics….apparently I did have a gift (at one stage) for convincing oratory.

      2. deteremineddespitewp

        Ok (this is why I should never be allowed into politics, but at least I know it)
        In my grim world, the underlying notion is that Humanity has a flaw which if left unchecked allows ignorance and intolerance to flourish which in turn allows strife.
        Thus in my regime an expression of Intolerance based on Race, Religion or Gender would be a crime, punishable by a prison term wherein the individual in subject to a period of re-education before being released. Persistent offenders get locked away for Life, no contact with the outside world.
        Schooling would have the dangers of Intolerance as a constant part of the schooling. No phony expressions of freedom through Intolerance would be allowed.
        Anyone who tries a mass march preaching Hate or Intolerance gets my riot police out, same goes for any campaigns to release the guilty.
        The historian and political observer in me tells it’s not going to work and when I as a leader would be gone others would abuse the system. So all I can do is stalk the battlements of my allegorical tower and brood on the subject.
        I should go back to Vol III of the Precipice Dominions now where I can’t do any harm or ‘scare the horses’

      3. deteremineddespitewp

        Arketre looks over my shoulder a lot……come to think of it so does Trelli.
        Karlyn just says ‘Yer! Wot ever works Rog’….Just so long as you listen to us,’
        This three….I tell ya!

      4. Sha'Tara Post author

        Yeah, thought about that after I commented and thought, huh, no way, Roger ain’t in charge over there either! But at least the good guys are and that’s what matters.

      5. deteremineddespitewp

        You got it!
        I can talk to some of the male characters, discuss things, but we all agree to duck and take cover, particularly when the Three are together.

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