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Are We Too Weak To Have Liberty? Ignoring The Truth & Hiding In Illusion. We Are The Problem.

Last updated on September 5, 2022

As we sit back and watch TikTok videos, search for fun Facebook videos, or play useless online games, we ignore the truth and, therefore, become the problem.

That’s my opinion and the topic of this article. Continue on or turn your mind off and get back to watching cutesy distractions while the world around you crumbles. Your choice.

Quick Story Time

This is not, by any degree, a criticism of my wife, but one of the programming we’ve allowed and that affect our society for generations. In other words, I tell this story to make a point, not to insult.

Just this morning, I tried to show my wife a video of Canadian police beating an Ottawa protester with a baton or a rifle (It’s difficult to tell from the video), as other police held the crowd of protestors at bay to allow the criminal assault to continue unchallenged.

I was making the point that you see very little of these injustices in the mainstream media and her reaction was, sadly, commonplace. She turned away and said,

“ I don’t want to see stuff like that, it’s too upsetting. ”

I love my wife and I know she’s fallen victim to the same programming we’ve all been subjected to our entire lives. I know you can’t run up to people and ask them to take the red pill when it means giving up a lifelong feeling of somewhat blissful peace to be replaced with rage, anger, and sadness.

The common man, no matter how sharp and tough, actually enjoys having the wool pulled over his eyes, and makes it easier for the puller.

P.T. Barnum

To be fair, my wife has taken a lot of my red-pill rants over the thirty-eight years of marriage we’ve enjoyed, and for that, I am grateful.

She is my light, my anchor, my life.
If not for her keeping my feet on the ground,
I’d have been dead or imprisoned long ago.

Ignoring The Truth

I don’t believe ignoring the truth is a conscious decision we make, it’s more like avoiding the hot stove because it’s too hot. We don’t give it much thought, it’s just what we do.

We allowed the media and government to decide right and wrong, and we felt superior from it. God save us because we’re blissfully blind and incapable of seeing the truth.

Brian D. Hawkins

We Are The Problem

By sitting around pretending all is good, we are guilty of allowing things to happen. By staying ignorant, we are the problem. By leaving it to others, we are the problem.

We allow it!

» We allow the police to assault innocent people for expressing their opinions.
» We allow government tyranny by dictators like Biden and Trudeau.
» We allow complete government intrusion to infect us like the virus they use as a weapon.
» We allow our privacy to be stolen, sold, and used against us.
» We allow big tech to regulate our thoughts and censor our voices.
» We allow the media to decide what we know and believe.
» We allow our children to live in fear and become the next generation of programmed “good little citizens” for the wealthy elite.

We allow ourselves to be divided between left and right even though there’s only us and we.

WE are the people. WE have the power. WE decide. Stop hiding behind ignorance as if that were ok.

– By staying quiet...
     We are the problem.
        We are the injustice.
           We are the tyrants. 


First they came for the Communists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me

And there was no one left

To speak out for me

First they came … Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Solutions Come After Admission

Back to my wife for a second. She said, I understand these things are going on, but what can I do about it? (Paraphrasing)

You see, we’re back to being the problem again. There are countless problem-solvers among us – all over the world. And, by the way, this isn’t an American problem, it is a worldwide problem. We’ve just been privileged enough not to notice for this long.

Our problem solvers can’t fix anything if they refuse, are unable, or are not allowed to see that there is a problem. The first step to solving this problem is to stop hiding behind distractions, refuse to be sheep, and voice our opinion.

Stop believing everything you see, hear, and read. Verify what you can and form your own opinions without waiting for someone to tell you what to think. Then share those opinions.

Stop being afraid. Sheep are afraid. Stop worrying about what someone might think. Stop allowing your friends and neighbors to be punished for going against the narrative that’s created purely to advance the agenda of people that don’t give a crap about your life.

Solutions – Step 1: Stop Feeding The Beast

We sit back and watch social media giants censor opposing voices. Stop feeding them. Stop making excuses why you’re still on Facebook. By making those excuses and allowing YOUR data to financially pay for censorship, YOU are supporting censorship. YOU are the problem.

Stop listening to the people that call people that dare to question masks, vaccinations, and restrictions anti-vaxxers.

EVERY person, EVERY channel, EVERY journalist, blogger, government crony, EVERYONE that has called people that question the covid shot an anti-vaxxer should be ignored from that point on. They should be rejected and shunned from society.

Everyone, even especially the media, that have used terms like ‘so called‘, ‘unsubstantiated claims‘ or ‘misinformation‘ to describe anyone that disagrees with the complete BS that has been forced down our throats and has destroyed lives, ruined business, taken childhood from a generation of people that will certainly grow more fearful than any before them… those people should be canceled from any ounce of authority they have been given.

THEY are the enemy and WE are the problem for allowing this to happen.

Don’t allow that! Have we forgotten who we are, from where we come, and what was sacrificed to get here?

No one’s saying you must quit your job, grab your guns and march out into the streets. No one is saying you should drag the tyrants from their castles and lynch them in the streets.

You can delete your Facebook account. You can stop watching and listening to the mainstream news. You can start teaching your children, family, friends, and neighbors that there are alternative sources of information. You can learn and teach others how to spot a lie and how to look for the truth buried in deceit and deception.

You can stop being a pathetic little citizen and stand up for your rights as a human being.

Not Everyone Will See What We See

I’ll wrap up with a final thought – not everyone can (Or is willing to) see what we see. Just this afternoon, a close family member said I write fiction, and he’s not interested in anything I have to say. He actually said he hasn’t researched anything and doesn’t know what’s true, but he doesn’t want to hear about it.

Not everyone cares enough to even look at what’s going on around them. It’s upsetting and they can’t deal with their little bubble being disturbed.

We can’t help people like that. It’s a lost cause. I recommend moving on and leaving them to their own delusional happy thoughts.

See ya, Brian

The views written here are those of this author and do not necessarily represent your views. I encourage you to harden the eff up, form your own thoughts, and don’t be afraid to share them.

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Nazi police in Canada using a baton or rifle to beat a protester.
About This Author

Brian D. Hawkins is a late-blooming thought leader in his mind. So please don't disturb his happy thoughts. It's all he has.

Brian D. Hawkins has been a blogger for over twenty years, having written thousands of public articles on dozens of websites. He currently blogs for and his personal blog at

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