his term has recently played a major part in a popular new Triptych called ‘The Hunger Games.’ Wherein the captive native population must pay ‘TRIBUTE’ to the New World Order that had conquered them in the events of what is about to happen to us all in 2012. The image is about the differences between the SHAME that destroys and the PRIDE that reflects prosperity.

TRIBUTE in the best-selling series by Suzanne Collins consists of sending two people from each of the Twelve Districts that the US has been divided into, to compete against each other in a deadly form of Roman Games that were held in the ancient Roman Coliseum. In the Hunger Games these events are held in a technologically controlled arena, where the contestants are controlled and plagued with a wide range of deadly problems (created by the game-masters) in order to keep the television audience glued to the events, as they supposedly take place—live!

This Hunger Games Series takes place seventy-five years after the current New World Order has won the War against the Planet. The “chosen-contestants” in these particular games range in age from 12 to 18 years of age. There are two supposedly-chosen by lottery from each of the twelve districts—one male and one female, for twenty four ‘TRIBUTES’ in all. From this collection there can be only one winner, once all the rest of the contestants are dead. This is an annual blood-sacrifice that is held in order to remind the losers (of our coming war), just how hopeless any actual RESISTANCE actually still is (75 years after they have won). Their message to these ‘losers’ (TRIBUTE) is that continued “RESISTANCE” is always ‘fatal’ even after the rebels were defeated 75 years before (in 2012). Because the elites are still not satisfied, in this Triptych that was recently released!

So the entire population in all twelve districts are routinely reminded of their SURRENDER, every year by these rituals in which TRIBUTE must continue to be paid to the OWNERS, no matter how long ago the deciding battle was fought—even in DEFEAT, there is no relief from the tyranny and treason that brought about that hideous victory which happened only because this population waited too long to fight back!

What brought all this to my attention, again this morning, was a trip to a Starbucks’ coffee shop (Amerika’s coffee-shop), in a suburb of San Francisco. Starbucks is featuring a new “coffee” called “TRIBUTE” as a “must try”! I asked the air-head manager if she knew what ‘Tribute’ stood for. She mumbled something and I corrected her by explaining what it meant in the Hunger Games—something their patrons are very familiar with. She was confused. So I asked her if she knew where Starbucks got its name? Again another blank stare. I told her about the book by Joan Vinge called The Snow Queen. In the book the Snow Queen had a male-consort & protector, who wore a mask, to conceal his identity, because as her protector he was occasionally assassinated, so his face was unimportant only his position mattered. The Snow Queen herself is what Starbucks’ uses as their trademarked symbol, for the chain. I made the comparisons for her; between the Fascist Snow-Queen and Starbucks as they applied to being America’s Coffee Shop and then added a note about featuring TRIBUTE from The Hunger Games as their latest trend in coffee—finally I got a reaction, dull-witted but suddenly she actually began to “get it”! I suggested that she might want to explain this horror to the advertising director for Starbucks before it became common-knowledge around the planet… She turned away while I quietly-laughed at her frustration. What do you mean?” she said. “I’ll give you a copy of the article.” I explained.

“Oh and THANKS so much for this – you be sure and have a really nice day now!” I said as I left the shop.

‘What was that all about’ – some might still wonder? If Starbucks is pushing the idea of becoming or selling TRIBUTE in any form, right now, then whose side are they on really? Will Starbucks be one of the coffee shops that will begin to turn in those who still buy their coffee with money instead of using a credit-card as “snitch-nation” is now demanding? That would be one thing but having a major promotion featuring “TRIBUTE-anything” to troll for business among a population that barely has a grasp on what that new series of books is really all about is another issue altogether!

So how did Amerika get here?  The short answer is that most of us have never had any idea of either WHO or WHAT any of us really are. In my own case I have always known both who and what I am, and why I do what I do, and all of those answers came to me from inside myself—they were not forced upon me for economic or social reasons, but simply arrived in my consciousness and demanded to become part of my life almost fifty years ago. Most people were not that lucky.

Because of the choices I have made and chosen to live by for nearly half a century; AT&T recently branded me as SPAM, in order to silence just one voice that sometimes makes them uncomfortable. However in that process they have broken a number of laws and violated all kinds of copyright laws, committed prior-restraint of my voice and talents, as well as interfered with my ability to communicate freely according to the terms and conditions set fourth in the terms of the agreements I agreed to, when I signed up with them to host my web-site, provide my connections to the internet as well as to keep my connections safe from interference or blockages—which they themselves have instituted… against me, but that’s a whole other story.

Every person makes or refuses to make choices in their day-to-day lives: Most just refuse to choose any particular path of life; which is why we find ourselves in the massive problem that has become something which could possibly end the world as we have come to know it.

“If 1% of the nuclear weapons now ready for war were detonated in large cities, they would utterly devastate the environment, climate, ecosystems and inhabitants of Earth. A war fought with thousands of strategic nuclear weapons would leave the Earth uninhabitable.

In a nuclear war, immense nuclear firestorms in burning cities would create millions of tons of thick, black, radioactive smoke. This smoke would rise above cloud level and quickly surround and engulf the entire Earth. The smoke would form a stratospheric smoke layer that would block sunlight from reaching the surface of Earth for a period of about ten years.

Heated smoke in the stratosphere would cause massive destruction of the protective ozone layer. Huge amounts of harmful Ultraviolet light would penetrate the smoke and reach the surface of the Earth.”  (1)

The whole concept that surrounds whether or not we live our lives with real hope beneath our choices is primal. If we make the wrong choices and do not correct that error we are left only with that primal-doubt and despair that has grown to bring us all to this place where we may be facing the end of humanity because we overvalued that which is childish and hopeless in the real world.   The choices that each of us makes or refuses to make are the keys to having freedom or eternal slavery as our individual guiding principles within our everyday existence. And when it comes down to this pivotal component of most people’s lives we have, all too often, chosen to ignore what is actually entailed in those lifelong decisions that can determine so much about our success or failure’s as ordinary people trying to live our lives upon this earth. In the final analysis we do not have the option of choosing “none of the above” we must choose a course that works for each of us regardless of the major differences that have always existed between all of us.

In part two, I will explore what I’ve seen about these basic but complex choices. Because these very different choices have always “been there” in our faces and most of it revolves about what we so casually call “our jobs” in ordinary life! It’s very late in this dying-day to be facing this kind of issue—but if more people had chosen to speak for themselves this could not have happened as it has to date.

Jim Kirwan

1) Nuclear Darkness, Global Climate Change & Nuclear Famine


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