The Great Pirates

by Hugh Mungus

They're all the same. I'll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here:

"I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs."

"I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking."

"Hey, wait a minute! There's one guy holdin' up both puppets!"

- Bill Hicks

Now my grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could, and eventually she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me. She'd look at me, and she'd say, "One day, you'll learn to play the game."

One summer, I played Monopoly almost every day, all day long. And that summer, I learned to play the game. I came to understand the only way to win is to make a total commitment to acquisition. I came to understand that money and possessions - that's the way that you keep score.

And by the end of that summer, I was more ruthless than my grandmother. I was ready to bend the rules, if I had to, to win that game. And I sat down with her to play that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give her last dollar, and quit in utter defeat.

And then she had one more thing to teach me. Then she said, "Now it all goes back in the box. All those houses and hotels. All the railroads and utility companies. All that property, and all that wonderful money. Now it all goes back in the box. None of it was really yours. You got all heated up about it for a while, but it was around a long time before you sat down at the board, and it will be here after you're gone. Players come, players go. Houses and cars, titles and clothes, even your body."

'Cause the fact is that everything I clutch, and consume and hoard is gonna go back in the box, and I'm gonna lose it all.

You have to ask yourself, when you finally get the ultimate promotion, when you've made the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security, and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it, and the thrill wears off - and it will wear off - then what?

How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads?

Surely you understand it'll never be enough. So you have to ask yourself the question, "What matters?"

- John Ortberg

The sails filled with precious wind the way a gluttonous man's gut does a platter of pudding. Like so many times before, the open ocean awaited the mariners. These men had constructed substantial ships, and were thus able to travel the seas. This had transformed them into gods; deities known as the Great Pirates (G.P.).

While the remainder of humans were land-locked - confined by oceans surrounding them - the G.P. wandered effortlessly over the Earth. Ergo, they understood the planet was round, during an epoch in which most believed it was flat.

The Great Pirates knew that by sailing long enough in one direction, they would return to their original starting point. Consequently, they realized the celestial body on which they resided was spherical.

Possessing such erudition provided the G.P. great advantage over others, as they could travel to far off ports, and return with exotic treasures - for which they commanded exorbitant fees. To the few aware they existed, the Great Pirates were apotheosized. It appeared, to the land-locked, the G.P. were performing miracles every time they'd leave with one cargo, and return with something else of alluring nature.

The Great Pirates were anything but caring and kind. Coveting power, they used their asset to enslave those on land. Whilst voyaging overseas, they assigned leadership of these populaces to an exclusive few they referred to as kings.

These rulers were to keep the masses under control during the Great Pirates' absence. In addition, these sultans were not to speak to the people about the G.P. - who hid behind the scenes, camouflaged from public view. Should emperors reveal the existence of the Great Pirates, they would be killed.

In this way, the G.P. ruled the masses without the proletariat aware of their presence.

So stated R. Buckminster Fuller in his book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. Do the Great Pirates bear a strong resemblance to those currently controlling humanity? Out of the purview of slumbering masses, insidious individuals manipulate us continuously. These entities have access to commodities and technologies the rest of us don't. They bestow us a trinket here and another there, but these pittances pale in comparison to what they possess, either secretly or overtly.

Don't believe me?

Do you have access to a thermonuclear weapon?

Who knows what these entities are privy to behind closed doors? At this point, they may be so much more technologically advanced than the public, they're what's referred to as a Breakaway Civilization - a faction of society speedily progressing, unknown to the rest of its constituents.

If the Breakaway Civilization becomes so much more precocious than the rest of the population, it has the potential to become a separate species from that which it derived. As such, it's possible a certain sect of humanity have secretly advanced so much further than the remainder of us, they no longer are us, but rather something else.

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 movie poster

We're imparted cellphones, wireless Internet and amusing computer games. As such, we think we're advanced. We might know how to use this technology - to minimal extent - but can we create it? Could you construct a smartphone from scratch?

Moreover, whilst entertaining ourselves with vacuous apps, praising our fallacious ingenuity, what technology are those behind the scenes employing?

It's possible - with how expeditiously industrialization has advanced in the last century - a device 50 years more state-of-the-art than what the public has access to, may appear, in the eyes of an ignorant population, indistinguishable from magic. Ponder how slowly technology advanced from 1000 AD to 1800 AD. Thus, if we were to bring a laptop computer back to society 500 years ago, we'd probably be viewed as a heretic, witch or god.

So, the Great Pirates controlled solely due to a monetary system. When talking money, we mean barter, as well.

If you broach the subject of eliminating cash, so many people ignorant of reality will respond with, "You're right. We should return to a form of trade."

This is inaccurate. Bartering and money add up to the same thing: "If you don't possess what I want, I'll deny you this good or service...even if you die as a result."

Again, eradicating the monetary system goes back to the fact nobody "owns" anything. It's eventually all gonna go back in the box, no matter who you are. If we, as a species, understand this, and act upon it, we cease allowing money, and those with it, to control us. No one buys and sells anything because nobody "owns" anything, and everything is freely, and evenly, available to everyone.

In a system without money, the G.P. - and those who conduct themselves like them - immediately lose power. You've just taken the wind out of the sails of the Great Pirates. You've drained the vital fluid from the body politic, body religion, corporations, and any other specious institutions we've allowed to control us. You've released yourself from slavery - as you always had the key - and your jailor is no more.

Intoxicated with a delusional, psychopathic mindset, those who once controlled you will be forced to conform to this new paradigm - one founded in sustainability, renewable energy, abundance, caring and empathy for all. If your former imprisoners refuse to integrate, they'll stand out like Jason Alexander in a hair metal band. Thus, they'll be ostracized. Anybody who hoards or plunders in a paradigm where everything is free, will be immediately viewed as the sociopaths they are.

Additionally, these entities will perish; not by your hand, but their own, since they've lost their impetus - which is control - for existing. Thus, they'll simply expire, if they've nothing left to live for, and refuse to acclimate to this new version of humanity on the planet.

The choice will be theirs to make. Conform to logic and the benefit of everyone, or allow yourself to vanish. No trial need be held - since that would perpetuate this arrogant and insane system we refer to as man-made "legalities." No shots need be fired to begin this revolution - as doing so maintains the violence and bloodshed these evil organisms thrive upon.

Don't believe the powers we've allowed to be flourish as a result of human suffering?

Just watch the mainstream news - a task most detest doing, because it's nothing but class distinctions, famine, poverty, rampage and war.

Akin to the G.P., our captors control via the largest and most pervasive religion known to humans on this planet; i.e. the monetary system. Whether you refer to yourself as atheist, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or otherwise, almost invariably you're adhering to, and preserving, money. Thus, the monetary system is far more all-encompassing a religion than any of the above sacerdotal systems. In size and number of devotees, money overtakes them all.

Hence, even though atheism is a religion - the devout belief there is no God - most professing to be atheists argue they're non-religious. As long as they back a monetary system, they're as religious as it gets.

Huge savings!

Sale of the century!!

No payments for one year!!!

Almost everywhere you go, you see the lies. Still, you pretend not to notice.

They'll act as though they're doing you a favor. However, when you comprehend everything should be free, offering a credit card at 0% APR for the first nine months is a rip off! Charging anybody anything - be it a billion dollars, or one cent - is a scam!

If you realize there should be no price tags at all, you see nothing but corruption every time you enter a retail outlet, grocery store or shopping mall - fees on everything that should be complimentary.

Certain people endorse buying as much gold and silver as possible, as it's stressed these metals have real value, whereas money doesn't.

Talk about a joke less humorous than purchasing a blind guy a Big Screen TV!

If you're stranded in the freezing tundra - a thousand miles from civilization - with no means of communication to the remainder of society, what good is 10,000 pounds of gold gonna do you? It would be an albatross around your neck. Best of luck burning it to keep warm, so as to stay alive.

To paraphrase R. Buckminster Fuller, if you find yourself on a sinking ship with a cache of gold, that "precious" metal would be the last thing you'd cling to. If you did grab hold of it, you'd sink immediately, and therefore drown.

It would be fantastic if we could don pairs of Hoffman Lenses - like characters in the movie They Live - in order to see the evil entities among us. Fortunately or unfortunately, we simply have to count on our own intelligence to guide us regarding who to trust, and who to doubt.

Does all this mean our species on this planet is being controlled via an alien force? Absolutely.

Whether you refer to them as psychopaths, sociopaths or reptilians, they're entities who don't have our best interests in mind.

Are they of otherworldly origin, shape-shifters, or beings that can imitate human form? This remains to be confirmed. That said, as vast as this Universe is, as little as we know about it - and as clearly as these beings despise us - it shouldn't be an explanation dismissed without further investigation.

We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep. [...] [H]uman rights are nonexistent.

They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. [...] We have been lulled into a trance.

They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. Please understand, they are safe as long as they are not discovered. That is their primary method of survival. Keep us asleep; keep us selfish; keep us sedated.

- They Live

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