The Knights Templar began in mysterious circumstances in 1119 CE with just nine men. For a decade, they recruited no new members and virtually nothing is known in official records about what they did during those years. After that, the Order grew with astonishing rapidity and became a major force in world affairs.
Now the Movement has begun with an equally select group of members, the new Templars so to speak. For a decade, they may labour in the wilderness just as the original Templars did, then explode on the world scene. Do you want to be part of history? Be in at the beginning. Be one of the original knights who will change the course of history. Don't read about history, make it. Join the Movement now:
Pho' has sent us an anthem for the Movement. It's called M! and it's produced by Vherbal of AnnoDomini Beats. What can you do for the Movement? How can you help to change the world for the better? A new dawn is coming. New stars are appearing in the sky. All revolutions start with a few, faltering steps that become more and more certain until the whole world resounds to the irresistible march of the future.
"The future belongs to us."
"It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."
Extract from the Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland, 1320.
Here is one of the finest "activist" speeches ever. Peter Finch, in Network, gives a truly extraordinary performance. His incendiary speech is a tour de force. No matter how many times it's viewed, it retains its raw power, its righteous anger and supremely inspirational effect. After watching it, is there any decent person who would not want to go to the window, open it, stick their head out and yell, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
This is only a short piece of work, just over 4 minutes. Could you and your friends write a speech as inspiring as this and deliver it in an effective YouTube video to awaken the people from their long stupor?
The Last Bling King contains a number of polemical speeches. You could use one of these as your starting point and then mould it to suit your own purposes. You are free to amend any of the speeches in the book in any way you deem fit.
The Soundtrack of the Revolution
The bank bonus season is here again, the annual season of the pig. In the midst of a financial crisis that they themselves created, that has and will cost millions of ordinary people their jobs, that has crippled every nation with vast debts that will take decades to pay off, the banking pigs are again gorging themselves in the money trough. No one ever stops them.
Read what they are paying themselves in America this year:
These bankers are the most hated people on earth. No decent person would ever attempt to defend them.
We propose a Day of Rage to protest against the obscene greed of these bankers, particularly those who work for Goldman Sachs. Can the Movement make it happen?
The essential idea is to compile a list of protest songs from every nation in the world. Then, on a chosen day, every radio station should be flooded with requests for these songs, accompanied by messages condemning the greed of the bankers. It will be the soundtrack of the revolution. If some radio stations comply, massive pressure will then be placed on every other station. Those that don't play the requests will, in effect, be taking the side of the bankers and will lose all credibility with their audiences. Will they take that risk?
The "game" is to place commercial stations in a position where they must side with the bankers or the people. As capitalists, the owners of the stations will no doubt be on the side of their banking friends, but as capitalists they will also know that they will endanger their own commercial futures if they alienate their audiences. They will be in an impossible position. The more "impossible situations" we can create for the capitalist money men, the more we will erode their power.
So, what can you do? Can you start a campaign on Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube? Can you rally the people?
Let the Movement decide when the Day of Rage should be. Let the Movement decide how to orchestrate a massive response from ordinary people. Let the Movement choose the details of the campaign. Perhaps someone could put together a montage of protest songs, laid over images of pig-like bankers wallowing in their golden money trough.
Rise up. Sweep away the bankers on a wave of sound. Make bankers anathema: accursed, blood-sucking vampires shunned by all decent people. Make them pariahs. The Day of Rage will mark the start of the people's revolt, the beginning of the long march to liberation. Can the Movement use their energy, talent, creativity and ingenuity to make it happen?
Here's a clip of Vengeance by New Model Army, a song that burns with rage. Songs can transform the world. Some songs are ablaze. They can set the citadels of the Old World Order on fire. Metaphorically, wouldn't every good person want to see the empire of Goldman Sachs in flames? Instantly, the world would be a better place.
The Day of Rage
"I believe in justice. I believe in vengeance. I believe in getting the bastards."
The Thermodynamics of Hell
The Movement needs to make effective use of viral campaigns to spread the word.
Could you produce something as clever as the item shown below (which is allegedly the answer provided by a student at the University of Washington to an unusual thermodynamics question in a Chemistry mid-term exam), and provide it with a subtle link back to the Movement's forum?
Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:
"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.
Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.
With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities: 1) If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2) If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "...it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having an affair with her, then #2 above cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze over."
This student received the only "A."
Documents that will change the world?
Can you model a Declaration of Universal Liberation on the American Declaration of Independence? It should be an inspirational document that sets out how the people will be freed from all the systems of control that are used to keep them in chains and shackles.
Can you create a Universal Constitution modeled on the American Constitution? What would the Constitution of the future meritocratic world envisaged in Star Trek be like?
Can you create a 21st century equivalent of the Fama Fraternitatis, the document that amazed Europe and upon which the Rosicrucian phenomenon was based? Inspire the world all over again:
An advertising agency wanted to find the coolest kid in a small town so that they could give him free samples of a clothing brand they were promoting. The idea was that if this kid wore this gear, all the other kids would want to imitate the coolest kid and they'd all rush out and buy the product. Is this cynicism, or genius? So, how did they find the kid they were seeking? They went to the target town, walked up to the first kid they found and asked him who was the coolest person he knew. He gave them a name. They then found that person and asked him too. Each time, they got a new answer, but eventually they found a kid who, when they put the usual question to him about who was the coolest person he knew, just grinned. They had got their guy!
Can this technique be applied to other situations? Could the "coolest" person on Facebook be determined by this method? Could the smartest people be located, the most adventurous, creative, imaginative, energetic etc? Can the Movement beat the advertising business at its own game? Know your enemy. Use their own tactics against them.
Can you create a viral video, a viral song, a viral email, a viral speech, a viral Facebook campaign? This is a meme war. The M meme must spread far and wide, beyond the capability of the Old World Order to resist. M for the Movement.