Get Off Your Knees And Get Your Head Out Of The Sand

Gary Ryan Blair
Mar 15 · 7 min read
The truth does not cease to exist because it is ignored.

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” — Frederick Douglass

We’ll begin with an Eastern tale that speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean.

He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where the sheep were grazing.

The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines and so on and, above all, they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and their skins, and this they did not like.

At last, the magician found a remedy.

He hypnotized his sheep and suggested to them, first of all, that they were immortal and that no harm was being done to them when they were skinned; that on the contrary, it would be very good for them and even pleasant.

Secondly, he suggested that the magician was a good master who loved his flock so much that he was ready to do anything in the world for them.

Third, he suggested that if anything at all was going to happen to them, it was not going to happen just then, at any rate not that day, and therefore they had no need to think about it.

Further, the magician suggested to his sheep that they were not sheep at all; to some of them he suggested that they were lions, to some that they were eagles, to some that they were men, to others that they were magicians.

After this, all his cares and worries about the sheep came to an end.

They never ran away again, but quietly waited the time when the magician would require their flesh and skins.

This tale is a good illustration of our current position and relationship with the deep state.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley

WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Humanity is at a fork in the road.

We can no longer stand there looking at the terrain pondering which direction to take.

It is hardly a choice, after all.

One road leads to a global, fascist dictatorship that would control every aspect of our lives, including our thoughts.

The other will open the door to freedom and potential on a scale the world has ever seen.

Hard one, isn’t it?

A choice between prison and living life as a compliant sheep, or paradise and being in full control of your own destiny.

If you know a tornado is coming, what is the smartest, most effective response?

Is it to get on your knees, bury your head in the sand and pretend it’s not that serious?

Contrary to popular belief, ignorance is not bliss…it’s brutal, and the brutality of ignorance is such that it will make you dead while you’re alive.

The only intelligent and courageous way to deal with the deep state tornado is to acknowledge it, get off your knees, get your head out of the sand, and turn around and face it head on!

By doing so, you are playing offense, taking control of the situation and giving yourself the power to protect your freedom and your destiny.

This is the choice that we are all faced with today!

THE POWER OF SELF-RELIANCE

You’ve no doubt have heard this old saying from Aesop’s Fables”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

To best understand why you want to be self-reliant…let’s examine both sides of this conversation.

The metaphor of feeding someone, of giving them something to get through and meet the demands of one day, and one day alone shows that people can only be helped so far.

No matter how you slice it, this is a restrictive, demeaning, and highly manipulating mindset that is fueled by a poverty mentality.

Why?

Because…by providing people with handouts and free money in the form of universal basic income (UBI)…by removing obstacles from their path…and by eliminating the need for labor and learning from our own mistakes, we are establishing bad precedent.

I’m talking about bad precedent that’s virtually impossible to reverse as once people get a taste of something for nothing, they want, expect and will demand more of it.

Instead of promoting self-reliance…we are guilty of teaching and encouraging people to become reliant upon others.

Relying upon others to do what you can, should and must do for yourself is not only unhealthy for your development of skills…it also makes you psychologically weak, confidence deprived, and quite literally puts your very future at risk.

The principle whereby we rely totally on the support, guidance and even nurturing of someone else for too long a period is typical of far too many governments, families and institutions.

To be self-reliant…to build a purposeful, powerful, and sustainable business, family or society requires strength, self-confidence, independence, courage, initiative and most importantly an appetite and appreciation for hard work.

TEACH A MAN TO FISH

What’s the benefit of “teaching a man to fish?”

The benefits of teaching a man to fish are numerous and life-changing.

Not only does the man become self-sufficient and able to survive without being provided for, but he has also developed a sense of achievement, mental toughness, pride and fulfillment which can only be viewed as being priceless.

How good does an angler feel as he pulls a fish from the water?

Much better than when one is placed generously in front of him…merely to eat.

Sure it may be good, for a while, to be provided for, but the human psyche is bigger than that in a healthy human being.

We all need to be valued for who we are…what we’ve become…and what we are capable of achieving.

In other words, we help people best, when we “teach people HOW to fish.”

By teaching people life, money, and self-management skills, we validate them for who they are and the contribution they are able to make.

By exposing them to best practices, and challenging them to demonstrate a strong work ethic and self-reliance…their confidence grows as does their contribution and value to society.

They know they are useful and valued and with this confidence they do more.

They learn that to stretch themselves is good. That they have within themselves untapped resources which show off the potential they have always had but is now released.

Indeed ‘teaching them to fish’ realizes not just the material potential they have, but catalyzes even bigger capabilities in them.

Their development muscle has been stretched and exercised, so it becomes bigger, stronger and far more capable.

Could there possibly be a better alternative to self-sufficiency?

  • Is there a parent anywhere on the planet who would not want their son or daughter to grow up to be a strong, self-confident, productive and highly capable human being?
  • Is there an entrepreneur or executive who would not want to be surrounded by self-starters…people who initiate, people who know what to do without being told?
  • Is there a country, state, county or city on earth that would not be better off with citizens who are highly functioning, self-reliant and who know how to fish on their own?

What possible downside would following this advice bring to your life?

It all begins with understanding the importance of self-reliance…the make or break skill set you need to protect your freedoms, control your destiny and keep the deep state out of your life.

In closing…heed these final words uttered by General Douglas MacArthur:

“The history of failure in war, or in any other human endeavor, can almost be summed up in two words: Too late. Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy. Too late in realizing the mortal danger. Too late in preparedness. Too late in uniting all possible forces for resistance.”

The clock is ticking and the deep state wants you entertained, preoccupied, confused, divided and even scared.

The last thing they want is for you to get off your knees…think for yourself and fight for your freedom.

I urge you to become fully self-sufficient before it’s too late…because freedom is a terrible thing to lose!

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Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to accelerate their results, achieve 10X size goals and transform every area of their life and career — FAST.

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