“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
—Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
“If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! …The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!”
—Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
—Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
“Once upon a time, there was a country where the forces of apathy and evil were so powerful, that when it was shown that the king was an impostor, and that he and his henchman were robbing the country’s treasury, the people remained silent, and the town criers shouted that all was well, and the mayors and nobles all pretended that everything was as it should be. The land was in thrall to corruption and wickedness, and it was a sad and troubling thing to see, but there our story leads us.”
Sounds like a scary bed-time story to tell children, does it not? Unfortunately this scary story is all too true, and “we the people” are the “silent people” of the tale. The “mayors and nobles” represent the US Congress that puts on a dog and pony show while an usurper reigns in the White House. And the town criers, of course, represent our gutless, spineless, deceitful news media.
By now most true, patriotic Americans — “we the people” — know that the Obama “birth certificate” released last week is a forgery, but many (being unfamiliar with Adobe “Photoshop” or “Illustrator”), have yet to grasp how obvious, undeniable, and flagrant the forgery is. Permit me to present a short lesson on the subject.
To give a simple, crude example: say you wanted to send someone a picture of a beach with a beach-ball and palm tree on the sand, but all you have is a photograph of a beach — with no beach-ball, and no palm tree. No problem; you find a picture of a palm tree, say in a magazine; cut it out and place it on the photo of the beach. Then you do the same thing with a beach-ball.
You now have three elements, or layers, to your picture: the beach (or base layer), the beach-ball, and the palm tree — so far so good. But if you showed the “picture,” as it is, to someone, they would easily notice that the beach-ball and palm tree have been added on top of the picture of the sandy beach. So what you do is take a picture of all three elements (layers) together, and show them that picture — a picture of the pictures, so to speak. That way the three layers (objects) are merged into one layer.
With me so far? I hope so, because that’s it. In essence, that is all there is to the forged Obama birth certificate. One element (layer), such as a signature, was added to another element such as a date stamp, and so on until the entire forged document was finished. A major question is why the final “picture of the pictures” was not taken. Why were the various layers not merged together before the document was sent out for public viewing? Link
Why indeed? It is SOP to merge the various layers before considering a Photoshop or Illustrator project finished. Whether you feel that the person who committed the forgery was professional or amateurish, they certainly knew enough to merge the layers of the document, and save the file before sending it out on the Internet. If the layers had been merged the forgery would have been much more difficult to prove. As it is, “THIS DOCUMENT IS FORGED” may as well be stamped on it in bright day-glo letters.
The question becomes why. Part of a grand plan by the Obama camp? A stupid mistake caused by doing a rush job? Intentional sabotage by someone high up in the Hawaiian loop? Your guess is as good as mine at this point.
I should mention that the left-wing has come up with some claptrap about the various layers in the document having something to do with OCR (Optical Character Recognition). They have thrown this nonsense out as disinformation, and to give deluded obots a “life-ring” to grasp. Sadly for them, their “life-ring” doesn’t float. It sinks to the bottom like whale poop. Do not buy into their nonsense for a nano-second. Ask any honest pro in that area of computer expertise (not some left-wing dweeb for God’s sake), and they will tell you the truth. Link Link
So — what’s to be done? The Declaration of Independence tells “we the people” that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce [us] under absolute despotism, it is [our] right, it is [our] duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for [our] future security. Link
“Our right and our duty….” Americans were apparently made of sterner, stronger stuff in those days. These days “we the people” meekly submit as the chains are laid upon us; the US military treats their oath to defend the Constitution as an irrelevant joke, and the US Congress aids and abets in America’s destruction. Or am I wrong? I sure hope so, but I have grave doubts.
A scary story indeed.
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.
Over the last few years, Jim has regularly written for Canada Free Press. An earlier version of this article resides there, with an addendum.