W-b here... Thought you might enjoy part of this well written editorial by Tom Pedersen: "...It is an old story and can be told again with eerie similarities. The 'masses' have infinite justifications for their spectatorship and condemnations of those trying to do something. None wish to pay the price for being identified as a 'real player'. You can parallel this to any Soccer or Foot Ball game. Few players and many spectators with someone collecting their 'price of admission'. It is these vendors ('puppeteers') who collect from the non-participating masses willing to pay to be a spectator for those willing to fight for 'the' CAUSE that must be identified. It is these individuals that will determine whether the brave few will win or lose in their endeavors of Independence. They can be identified in these ways: 1) 'Puppeteer's' are rarely seen and always avoid the limelight. Fame is shunned. Their job is to orchestrate from 'behind the scenes'. 2) 'Follow the Money'. This is the prime purpose for their efforts, endeavors and their very existence. They firmly believe that Money and Control is essential, for in the absence of these, they firmly believe they will perish. This belief is stronger than any man's religious convictions. 3)Their stance shows differently to each side in the conflict. It is always intended to perpetuate conflict,NEVER to resolve it. BUT when asked, they always respond with RESOLUTION as their prime objective.It is this same person who use to whisper in your ear what others said about you, back in the school yard. Never were they outspoken or seen by the two conflicting sides. In this current civilization, the best example of the 'puppeteer' is assigned with the word 'LAWYER'. Most people who recognize this slovenly trait of getting others to do their fighting would probably have picked the word 'Politician'. Since almost every politician is first a lawyer, this is probably an accurate word to use. However, the real 'Puppeteer' is not often seen. That eliminates the average Politician as the real source of such conflicts regarding Independence or other similar conflicts. Many call their groups 'SPECIAL INTERESTS' and this of course a politically correct name for 'PUPPETIER'S PUPPETS'. Interesting to note, these groups of individuals are often very sincere and exude high Integrity with personal convictions and purpose that parallel the apparent Special Interest Group's activities and endeavors. This can be very confusing to the superficial observations by the 'masses' 4) 'Puppeteer's' are always wealthy and hold large amounts of Control. 'MONEY and CONTROL' is often all they possess. Their families, if they exist, are often in physical and mental disarray. Their relatives and friends are, almost without exception, sickly and beleaguered. As if the very life is being drained from them. (It IS). 5) Smooth, oily, sneaky, slovenly, ruthless, callused, without real personal convictions and without any form of real productivity; are a few more descriptive terms that fit the 'Puppeteer'. When it comes to producing anything or working toward making anything, the 'Puppeteer' will not participate. He has no concept of constructive activities. This goes for any form of production. Production is defined as the creative activity that makes something useful. The display of competence in the activities of producing something. It includes his personal hobbies, business activities, familial activities and building of friendships. He only'appears' productive. What he produces is actually the products of others. 'LEECH' or the terms USURP and STEAL best fit the activities of the 'Puppeteer' in his display of competence. 6) The words: Trust, Vigilance, INTEGRITY, Honesty, Character, Giving, Selfless, Kind, Dedicated, Caring, Real, Beneficial, Altruistic and Zealous are terms that are rarely akin to what a person would use to describe a 'Puppeteer'. The 'Puppeteer' can appear as competent, dedicated, cordial, polite, nice, eloquent and intelligent. These are all necessary to him and he uses them to his intended ends. This makes one feel funny after confronting or communicating. Something 'fishy' there, is the usual thought. 7) The primary purpose and goal of a 'Puppeteer' is to CONTROL EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. This is best done through MONEY. He feels personally threatened by any loss of CONTROL. He constantly feels others are 'out to get him'. This drives him to excel in his endeavors to quell this overwhelming FEAR. When he is DISCOVERED he will lash out with ferocity. All of his facades will then drop away and be replaced with vengeance, spit and venom. Only by being discovered will the smooth veneer be dissolved and the TRUE nature of the 'beast'(Puppeteer) be displayed. 8) Since the 'Puppeteer' MUST have CONTROL and POWER he is often found within the Political arena. This is the prime source of CORRUPTION. It is why Governments go bad and eventually enslave and destroy the very people it governs. This leads to the obvious conclusion that most politicians are 'puppets' and not the real source of destructive policies and practices. FOLLOW THE STRINGS and you will find the PUPPETIER on the other end pulling them. This is the only way to fight for any form of Independence. We know that the 'masses' are easily fooled. When fooled there response is to do nothing, to yell with the vigor exemplified by any other spectator. The 'masses' comprise the majority of our free peoples. They all 'know' that change is hopeless and that voting or participation of any kind is useless. They know that 'IT' will happen 'anyway'. This attitude is best described as 'APATHY' and is exactly what the PUPPETIER strives for and wishes for every American. The PUPPETIER would say to every American; 'Just watch that wrestling, football game, soccer game or any other form of entertainment. Scream for your team and your approval or disapproval, BUT DO NOTHING. Then, WE can ALL be FRIENDS. Oh yes, Please Hand Your Money to the Cute Teller, on your WAY IN.'"