How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

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By Emily Wilson

When Barbara Ehrenreich went to be treated for breast cancer, she was exhorted to think positively; and when she expressed feelings of fear and anger, she was chided for being negative.

Ehrenreich, the author of 16 books, including Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, which examine the blue- and white-collar job markets, took on what she sees as an epidemic of positive thinking in her new book: Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.

Positive thinking is different, she says, from being cheerful or good-natured — it’s believing that the world is shaped by our wants and desires and that by focusing on the good, the bad ceases to exist.

Ehrenreich believes this has permeated our culture and that the refusal to acknowledge that bad things could happen is in some way responsible for the current financial crisis.

In her new book, Ehrenreich examines how the positive-thinking movement was started by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, and an amateur metaphysician named Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in response to Calvinism; how being positive became mandatory in corporate culture; and how she thinks prosperity preachers, such as Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston encouraged a culture of debt by telling their congregations that God wants them to have a big house and a nice car.



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Everyone is militia!

I love the end.


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Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail
Buy, or bye-bye!JCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail
Friday, November 06, 2009

Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail.  The JCT letter  makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.

In response to the JCT letter, Camp said:  “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail.  It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”


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American Sovereignty in Jeopardy

I will be playing catch up here on The Patriot Report for a while because I have so much great material to convey from earlier this year.  Hence, the material presented for the next week may not be the most recent but certainly of great relevance and importance. 

Lord Monckton’s speech last month seems like a good place to start.  This is a speech that I hope everyone has had a chance to hear already.  He appeared on Glenn Beck’s show on FOX News shortly after making the speech because it is quite shocking.  He speaks about the global warming scam and the Copenhagen Treaty that is to be signed next month.  If it is signed American sovereignty will be in jeopardy.  The video now has gone viral with over 2,000,000 views.  I urge you to watch it and share it.


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Oath Keepers

The Oath Keepers

Oath Keepers

Those men and women on the frontlines between you and tyranny are where the awakening is most crucial.   The Oath Keepers are a quickly growing force of defenders of the Constitution and the American people’s liberties and is geared toward recruiting military, police officers, and veterans.  These individuals are the ones who would execute unlawful orders which many would blindly follow because they do not take their sworn oath seriously enough.  This is why this organization is so crucial as America heads into serious situations such as a possible H1N1 pandemic in which unconstitutional mandatory shots are ordered, roadblock quarantines, FEMA Camp relocations, Martial Law, firearm confiscation, and possible civil unrest due to growing economic instability and heavy taxation without representation.  From the orginization’s website:

“Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not ‘just follow orders.’

Our motto is ‘Not on our watch!'”

If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.

There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.

We are Not advocating or promoting the overthrow of any government whether local, state or national. We want our governments to return to the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution defined and instituted.

We are Not advocating or promoting violence towards any organization, group or person. We are determined to Keep our Oath to support and defend the Constitution.

Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath.  Join us.


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Continental Congress 2009

I trust we are all well aware of something of this magnitude and import:  The Continental Congress 2009.  America has not held a CC for over 220 years!  The elections have been held and delegates will be convening on November 11-22 at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL to DEFEND, not amend The Constitution.  They are trying to meet a fundraising goal of 650k by November 9th, and they need a lot of help, so please donate if you can.  If you are unaware as to what the CC is you have a little homework to do.  Have at it!


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Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes' Portrait

Guy Fawkes

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot

Hello, and welcome to ThePatriotReport!  Intriguing that my first post occurs upon Guy Fawkes Day.  Although this post is marked the 6th it remains, as I write this, quite the 5th.   Let Fawkes’ spirit of protest unite us to our brethren overseas.  Even though I have been a Protestant christian all of my life I once considered converting to the Catholic faith of my mother’s side.  I have been a political Independent (the only real choice) and a Hoosier (denizen of Indiana) all of my life as well.  I voted for Ron Paul because he is an Independent at heart and upholds his oath to the Constitution with all his might in the face of tremendous adversity.  That is a rare treasure and something which should be highly lauded in today’s climate of political corruption and greed.  In these dark times our government is gaining extraordinary power in direct proportion to their violations against our Founding Fathers’ most cherished gift to our posterity: The Constitution of the United States of America.  If we do not rise up and fight today for our Republic and The Constitution for which it stands, they shall be ever lost.  Please join the growing patriot movement in the crusade to restore The Constitution to its rightful place as Supreme Law of the land.     

This blog is written specifically for the consumption of true patriots of The United States of America; yet an international audience will be most welcome.   My aim is to keep you abreast of the patriot movement and of all the issues assaulting our liberties and American sovereignty on all fronts.  We are in a time of great peril, there is no doubt about it, we are on the precipice–it is a time to be alert daily.  The threat America is facing is not one of Democrats or is a deeper darkness within the system that is becoming rapidly apparent to even the most stalwart naysayers.  A New World Order is emerging and is real.  Today Socialism, tomorrow Communism.  If you care about your country’s direction I urge you to revisit this blog and be witness to what is behind the “Change” that Obama has promised us all.  Thank you for your time.

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