March 2007 Missive

From the Publisher's Desk
March 2007

"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!

Post Mortem

  • 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
    thwarted.
  • 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 next issue.

"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

See you next issue!

PT Shamrock

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