From the Publisher's Desk
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever does."
- Margaret Mead
The Alamo, March 6th, 1836
What difference does it make?
We received an email a time back from a rather discouraged privacy
seeker in the united States (correct spelling.) The essence of his
rather lengthy mail was "what difference does it make" for one
person to try and change what the (US,) or any government, are doing
to steal our (your) rights?
The adage that one can't fight city hall may or may not be correct.
However one person, or a small group of persons, can have a dramatic
impact on the course of history. More important, though at times
you may not be able to change the things you don't like, you can
change yourself. That is what PT Shamrock and your PT Buzz
Newsletter is all about; presenting you with alternative
information, articles, ideas, options, along with the means and
tools for you to obtain privacy and true sovereignty in today's
unfree world so that YOU can change yourself.
Mahatma Gandhi single handed caused the greatest power on earth at
the time, Great Britain, to grant independence to India, East and
West Pakistan. He was murdered for it by his own people. The
conspirators who assassinated John F. Kennedy (US President)
certainly changed the course of history. Had JFK lived, there was
the real possibly that the US would NOT have had such a large
presence in Vietnam, which would have certainly changed things for
the US and SE Asia.
On November 25, 1956 Fidel Castro and 81 other revolutionaries set sail on a small boat called the Granma, which was designed to carry ten passengers, and landed in Cuba to overthrow the government of President Batista. Little more than three years later, they succeeded.
Since his overthrow of President Batista in 1959, the
degree of influence that Fidel Castro has exercised over
worldwide political and military events has been astounding.
His reach has far exceeded the borders of the tiny island
nation he rules by decree. Not infrequently, great and emerging
nations alike have altered their most diligent strategies in
response to the Cuban leader's interpretation of the world
order. And least we forget (at least those of us old enough to remember,) Cuba was the focal point of a very near nuclear war between the USA and the USSR in the early 1960's.
Look at recent history and take Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 crew as
an example. They certainly changed the course of history, and not
for the better either. Nearly singled handed, they saw to the
taking away of more of your freedoms and privacy than anyone could
possibly have imagined.
Being somewhat of a history buff, we've done more than our share of
reading about turning points in history and have concluded that
history indeed, does repeat itself, although not exactly in the ways
one might predict.
Perhaps one man, along with a band of 188 men from America, Ireland,
Scotland, England, Germany and Mexico, did more to change the
future of America than you realize.
William Barret Travis, died age 26, at a little Spanish mission
called the Alamo early in the morning on March 6th, 1836 along with 188 defenders. US
folk legends Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Captain Dickinson, Jim Bonham
and many others gave their lives to fight tyranny and for freedom.
The youngest defender to give his life at the Alamo was only 15
years old! These were truly great men, who knew what it meant to
stand up and die for what they believed in, freedom!
- Without the Alamo there could have been no Battle of San Jacinto.
- Without the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas could not have existed.
- Without Texas, the westward expansion of the U.S. would have been
- Without the West, the U.S. would have remained an Atlantic power,
and not risen to become a world power.
- Without the U.S. as a world power, the world as we see it today
would not exist. Most of us would probably be speaking German
instead of English today!
Clearly, Travis' decision, along with the others, to sacrifice
themselves at the Alamo is one of the most decisive contributions by
a single individual in recent world history. Those who believe that
historical forces rather than individuals control events should
consider this: what if the indecisive Colonel Fannin had been in charge at
the Alamo? [Shamrock's history note; Colonel James W. Fannin Jr.
surrendered at Goliad without a fight shortly after the fall of the
Alamo to General Santa Ana. Fannin and all but one of his 400 men
were executed. One escaped during the murderous slaughter to tell
the story of what happened at Goliad.]
We're not asking you to die for what you believe in, but we are
asking you to stand up for what you do believe in and take positive
action. Get that anonymous ATM card, obtain a legal second
passport, and get your money offshore that you've been thinking
about doing, but have been procrastinating with for so long. Spread
the world about PT Buzz and other privacy thinking publications.
But what ever it is that you do, DO IT NOW!
We'll leave you with the quote below for you to think about until
"It's not about land, or money. But the one thing that no man,
should ever, be able to take from another man. The freedom to make
his own choices, about his life. Where he'll live, how he'll live,
how he'll raise his family. We face a man who would take those God
given rights away from us. Well not from me he's not. There can be
no doubt about the price!"
- William Barret Travis, commander of the Alamo; prior to the
fall of the Alamo on March 6th, 1836
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