Are you an extremist or a terrorist?

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If you’re like me, you’re thinking, “I’m just an average American who doesn’t want to hurt anybody. There’s no way I’m an extremist or terrorist.”

What if I told you that according to the Obama administration, people who are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration, are considered a possible threat. If you want to see for yourself, here’s the DHS report written in 2009 by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

In this report, Napolitano identified many groups and individuals whom are considered a potential threat to homeland security. Some of these groups/individuals include:

  • white supremacist and anti-government groups
  • people who reject government authority
  • people who reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority
  • people dedicated to a single issue
  • people who support the 2nd amendment
  • people who stockpile food, ammunition, or weapons
  • people who believe in anti-government conspiracy theories
  • those who express concerns about the Obama administration
  • people who fear economic collapse in the United States
  • people who are unemployed
  • disgruntled military veterans

So do you fit the description of a terrorist or extremist now? The way the document was written, I bet almost anybody you know could be considered a possible terrorist by the government, and that’s scary. If you even think, question things, stand up for an issue, or disagree with the Obama administration, you might be a bad guy. What does this tell me? I believe it indicates that the only way not to be considered a threat is to blindly follow the leader and never question a thing. Give up your rights and freedom, don’t concern yourself with the future, and make no efforts to prepare for your survival in case shit really hits the fan one day in the not-so-distant future. Hope I’m gone by that point.

What has this country come to when a 13 year old boy in middle school is questioned by the secret service for making a harmless post on facebook? The boy says he’s now more careful about what he posts online. So in other words, he now hesitates to express his thoughts and opinions out of fear. Here’s the story.

Here’s another story about a 16 year old being questioned by feds for a youtube video he created for a class project. Young people like him should be commended for investigating what is happening in the world. Instead, the government wants to do nothing but stifle these questioning minds.

Conspiracy theorist or seeker of truth?

Do you doubt what the government tells you? Are you distrustful of stories told to you by the media? Do you believe the average American will never know the complete and accurate version of the story when a major event occurs and hits headlines? Do you think the government has been scheming and preparing for something big that we can’t even imagine yet?

If you said yes to any of the above, many people may be quick to dismiss you as a wacky conspiracy theorist who hides out in a basement and dwells on absurd crackpot ideas all days. If you said yes to any of the above, I might call you a skeptic, a truth seeker, a thinker, and someone who has enough sense to know that the government usually has a hidden agenda that they will never admit.

I will probably be looked at as a paranoid conspiracy theorist when I tell you all the things I doubt. For starters, I’m not totally convinced that U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. I think the government may have played a part in the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. I think the government had knowledge of the 9/11 attacks before they occurred and that they intentionally did nothing to prevent them from happening. I don’t think Adam Lanza had anything to do with the Sandy Hook school shooting. When it comes to gun control, I don’t think public safety is the driving force or main concern. I’m very skeptical when I hear any news story about a “quiet loner” shooting people in a public setting for no apparent reason. It also makes me skeptical when I hear that drills took place on the very same day that “terrorist” attacks occurred, which brings me to the latest event. I’m part of the 20% of Americans who believe the Boston Marathon bombing was a false flag operation.

Yeah, you now might be thinking “Oh, so she’s one of those kind of people.” Earlier I told my boyfriend I was blogging about false flags and conspiracy theories, and he said, “You’re going to write about that? I can’t wait to read the comments. People are going to try to make you out to sound crazy and like you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Yes, that might be the case (because it’s what usually happens). I once mentioned to someone that the surface of the moon is not simply that off-white color you see when you look up in the sky or at photographs. The moon’s surface has more colors than most people realize, and my boyfriend is the one who informed me of this since he loves learning about space. Well, when I tried to share this bit of info with someone, my opinion was shot down as a conspiracy and I was made to look like a fool. It’s amazing how some people so steadfastly cling to their ignorance and will not even consider another’s opinion, especially when that other opinion is possibly the truth. I recently mentioned to a classmate my skepticism about why the video of the Boston bombers planting the bombs will not be shown, and she basically said, “I guess some things are just top secret like that.” Right. I just shrug my shoulders in most of these cases and either shut my mouth or walk away. Some people are too ill-informed and brainwashed to even argue with.

I don’t expect everyone to believe what I believe, but I ask that every one of you reading this to search for the truth. Many of you probably already do this, but I know that many people blindly accept what is presented to them by the media. They can’t ever imagine that the government could be up to no good. If a reporter said it on national tv or someone caught the event on video, it must be true, right? Just because someone says it on the news does not make it a fact, and just because there is video footage of an event does not mean that it was not staged. I’ve learned not to be so gullible. I think the first time I became suspicious of the US govt. was after the 9/11 attacks. Now anytime I hear about an attack or a mass shooting, I can’t help but wonder if the government played a role in it. Too suspicious? I don’t know, maybe. I just want to hear different versions of a story before drawing a conclusion. Sounds reasonable, right? Well how come so many people fail to do that?

I remember a former professor’s advice to the class. He told us we should never trust the official story given to us and that we have the responsibility to seek multiple sources of information before we can understand the truth. He shared how in his childhood, the history books always presented a fairly pleasant story of the Native Americans and the Europeans. It wasn’t until later in life that he learned how the Europeans deceitfully and wrongfully stole the Native Americans’ land and that this was a story that had always been kept out of his history books. I suppose from that day forward, he knew not to trust the official story until he had done his own investigation for more facts. He learned that some people try to control our minds by preventing us from knowing what really happened.

Whether you now think of me as a conspiracy theorist or a seeker of truth, I hope you’ll search more for the truth and not be so quick to dismiss someone’s opinion that goes against the mainstream as a harebrained idea. Skepticism and differing theories should not always be equated with people who wear a tinfoil hat. I like this quote from Benjamin Franklin – “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”

Excellent videos for the skeptics and truth seekers:

Documentary about the moon landing

John F. Kennedy’s powerful speech about truth and concealment

Sandy Hook inconsistencies

Sandy Hook more inconsistencies

C-Span callers – Boston False Flag

Boston False Flag

Plans for modern day concentration camps

What is an INFJ?

I’ve discussed introversion quite a bit on my blog, but today I want to get a little more specific and talk about INFJs.

For anyone who doesn’t already know, the INFJ is one of the sixteen personality types in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Back around 2006, I initially thought I was the ISFJ and then maybe the INFP, but I eventually concluded that the INFJ is more appropriate. I’m not sure how reliable or valid the MBTI really is, and I don’t pay any attention to its accuracy. I simply love that it allows us to put a label on our personality and helps us to understand ourselves better than we ever have. When I learn more about my personality type, I often think to myself, “So maybe that’s why I do that sometimes! Maybe I’m not the biggest weirdo after all.” I believe it’s a good tool for understanding our preferences and helps assure us that some of our quirks and behaviors may not be as odd as we originally thought.

A few of you who are reading this might also be INFJs, so I thought it’d be a good idea to share a collection of images, quotes, descriptions, links, etc. that you might find interesting and applicable to your personality style.

Some interesting links:

Top 10 Things Every INFJ Wants You to Know

Career advice for INFJs

Humorous description of MBTI types

The INFJ Coach blog

INFJoe’s blog

INFJ Problems

The INFJ Den

So accurate! I call myself the introverted misanthrope, yet I am pursuing a career in social work to help others.

This one applies 100% to my personality. I call myself the introverted misanthrope, yet I am pursuing a career in social work to help others. I think INFJs can be very contradictory. We see people’s true potential and want to help them become their best, but we can also become very negative and discouraged when people don’t live up to our high standards. I have this thing where I enjoy helping individuals, but I often hate society and think it’s made up of a bunch of hopeless idiots.

I bet lots of people feel this way, but I think being an INFJ makes us feel even weirder at times.

I bet lots of people feel this way, but I think being an INFJ makes us feel even weirder at times. Based on the estimates, INFJ is considered the rarest personality type.

Again, us INFJ's often feel a strong desire to help others, and it can often be reflected in the careers we choose.

As I mentioned earlier, INFJs tend to feel a strong desire to help others, and it can often be reflected in the careers we choose. Ideal careers include a therapist/counselor, artist, writer, doctor, teacher, environmentalist, musician, child care worker, and librarian.

This may explain why I never connect with my classmates or coworkers and always feel like the loner. As soon as I begin to know someone, I usually get bored, annoyed, or disgusted by who they really are. My boyfriend is the rare exception, which is why I value our relationship so much.

Very true for me. I rarely connect with classmates/coworkers and end up feeling like the loner almost everywhere I go. It really can be a lonely experience to be an INFJ. As soon as I begin to know someone, I usually feel bored, annoyed, or repulsed by who they really are and am ready to be by myself again. Most often, my interests, outlook, and style of communication simply don’t mesh well with others. My boyfriend is the rare exception, which is why I value our relationship so much. When someone like my boyfriend comes along and actually “gets me”, it seems like a miracle has occurred. It gives me hope that there are a few people in the world who can understand and appreciate me.

I really resonate with this. When I seek a relationship or friendship with someone, I want it to be deep and real. I don't want to talk about superficial things all the time or bother with people who don't share their honest thoughts and feelings.

I really resonate with this. When I seek a relationship or friendship with someone, I want it to be deep and real pretty much from the beginning. I need someone I can really talk to and be able to rely upon. I don’t want to talk about superficial things all the time or bother with people who won’t share their honest thoughts and feelings. I’m easily bored by people who want to talk about food, sports, or tv shows and those who only want to hang out once in a while. When I like someone, I’m ready to put all I’ve got into it, but that person better be ready to do the same or else the relationship will eventually fail.

Many people might relate to this. I don't talk to most people I encounter, but I come across as friendly and polite to those whom I can tolerate. It's actually quite rare for me to like someone. And when that happens, I tend to have very high expectations of that person.

Many people might relate with this. I don’t talk to most people I encounter, but I come across as friendly and polite to those whom I can tolerate. I’m not as cold or unfriendly as I might make myself sound. It’s just quite rare for me to like someone enough that I’ll begin spending my free time with them. And when that happens, I tend to have very high expectations of that person.

I think this is really good advice for INFJs. It's great to be future-oriented and have goals, but I tend to get extremely upset if something prevents me from following through with my original plan. We might reduce some of our stress and anxiety if we can learn to live more in  the present and become less fixated on our future plans.

I think this is really good advice for INFJs. It’s great to be future-oriented and have goals, but I tend to get extremely upset and frustrated if something prevents me from following through with my original plan. What makes this even more challenging for me is that my boyfriend is the type to focus more on the past. I try to look forward toward our future while he reflects on memories. We all might reduce some of our stress and anxiety if we can learn to live more in the present and become less fixated on our vision for the future and those days that have long passed.

So now the question for my readers is, what is your personality type? If you’re an INFJ, too, were you able to relate to any of this? Feel free to share what your life experience has been like so far as an INFJ. It’s really nice hearing from similar minds since I don’t encounter them often enough. If you know any good websites, quotes, info, etc. for INFJs, please share those, too, in the comments section below.