An excerpt From The Terraist Letters. Because sometimes fiction is the best way to explore reality.
Dear infected and afflicted,
We are The Dropouts. We are Ephraim Gregory Nicholas Romanov Rasputin Moscovitch, fourth-generation descendant of the formerly secret Romanov/Rasputin bloodline and Colonel Ryan J. Arlington, former engineer for a U.S.A. army unit based in a secret deep-underground military base, the location of which will remain secret, for now.
Ephraim dropped out of high school and Colonel Arlington went AWOL. Dropouts all have their personal reasons for dropping out and the shared realization of corruption. High-school dropouts may lack the vocabulary to adequately explain dropping out, but are often the most astute at sensing corruption. The indoctrination of the postmodern public-education system restricts thinking and inhibits communication. Only after dropping out could Ephraim effectively communicate his reasons for doing so. Dropouts know something is wrong, if only intuitively, and exit. Dropouts frequently lack the education, diluted with martial training and the prescribed vocabulary thereof, to be able to properly explain themselves, but dropouts know.
Scholastic bureaucracy was built for multiplication of human monoculture and employment of teachers rather than enlightenment of students. Because of indoctrination rather than instruction, Ephraim dropped out. All dropouts know something is wrong, intuitively or exactly, and perform the only moral act at their disposal, leave.
After dropping out, one begins answering questions about the immersion in dehumanization, whether through school or the military. Dropouts are people whose morality and curiosity engages, increases so much they have to answer the questions that arise as to corruption, people who realize the overall wrong and cease participation in it as much as humanly possible.
Colonel Ryan J. Arlington dropped out from the upper echelon of the global military-industrial complex, much later in life and from a much higher position than Ephraim, but because of corruption the same. The Colonel was a high-level operative whose clearance was so high, he didn't have an official clearance, nor did he have a rank or serial number, nor was his unit named, nor is their base known publicly. The unit operates so secretively there is no official record of it or The Colonel at all. For The Colonel to drop out had to go AWOL and live on the lam permanently, while Ephraim had to face the stigma of being constantly labeled uneducated and unofficial. Being a dropout requires that one actively surmount such obstacles. Dropouts cannot be lazy, contrary to popular opinion.
Currently we are being hunted down by the very global military-industrial complex to which The Colonel gave over thirty years of his life, because we are dropouts who know. We are being hunted because we know secrets; to be specific, we hold the most diabolical series of secrets to ever concern humanity. Because of the secrets we know about the threats to humanity, our existence is threatened. Because our existence is threatened in multiplicity, we are revealing our secrets now.
Dropouts are far more trustworthy than any insider. Ruffian copouts, credentialed bowouts and intellectual sellouts; all lie the same, all the time. Dropouts are unofficial and unaccredited, but honest, we have to be because we are outside their game. As noted we are being hunted down by killing machines of great capability and have nothing to lose, as most all dropouts. But more importantly, as dropouts, we have nothing to gain. Dropouts are consistently more trustworthy and more honest than copouts, sellouts and bowouts because we have nothing to gain.
People are trained to ignore dropouts. These same people lend complete trust to official copouts, bowouts and sellouts and are repeatedly tricked. People revere collegiate and corporate credentials, and extensive militaristic ties and corporate experience, but these aren't evidence of honesty, but commitment to lies. If you spend any time out from under the wing of institutions, you know it takes honesty to drop out. No degree reflects honesty; however, dropping out indicates plenty of it. To live outside the box you have to be actively observant and to survive for any length of time you have to be honest. Dropouts are the realest people on Earth. Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were all dropouts.
Being a dropout is a serious qualification. We dropped out because of perpetual corruption and war. The global military-industrial complex, including your local law enforcement, is the only growing industry on the planet. Becoming a pair of muted boots to step on people at the whim of strangers is the easy way to earn a living with benefits; it's a copout. Anybody can work for the biggest industry on the planet, as long as you adopt notions of legality and stomp out any sense of morality, and the same goes for being a corporate bowout or sellout.
It takes honesty to drop out. Signing up with uniformed bullies in support of the global military-industrial complex is easy, but it's a lie. Dropping out, living life according the Golden Rule, is always difficult, especially in an economy based on indiscreet war, but it's honest. The machinery of the war world is set up for copouts, bowouts and sellouts. And dropouts tend to be the ones most well positioned to be ground up by their corruption. And alternatively are usually the only ones who stand up to it.
War results in more war. The drug war builds prisons instead of schools, motivates contraband gangs and reduces the quality of life, pushing half of society to conclude narcotic escape is a decent choice, even if it risks prison time or poisoning. In the same way war leads to buildup of terrible war machines, terrorists and terrorism, copout countries. All war destroys the environment. All war enslaves all people. All war is war on humanity and entirety. Similar such exploits inspired Jesus to curse the military-industrial complex in his father's house two-thousand years ago. Dropouts reject corrupt tradition, and toss tables, and that's what we're here to do.
They are lying to you. That's what Jesus said too. Practically everything you know is a lie. And practically every lie is related to the concealment of the bloody web of war, to hide horrors and inspire enlistment. Practically everything you thought was education and valuable tradition, is simply part of a model to compel you to like what you do; stay in your place in the pyramid system holding down the many for the benefit of the few. And even though practically everything you know is a lie and all the lies woven by the oligarchies for the last couple thousand years have been to keep the many below enslaved and ignorant, the lies are all mitigated to unimportant tangents, inconsequential relative to the secrets of our current quandary. The military-industrial complex has run the world for thousands of years and it's all lies. But the secrets we're revealing now are much bigger than humanity's prolonged subjugation to martial rule and the lies to maintain such.
Ephraim is a dropout from a family of royal exiles, the direct descendant of Olga Romanov and Gregory Rasputin. Because of his birthright, he was given secrets. Because of the Colonel's military experience he learned secrets as well. When put together, the information formed an understanding of the world more complete than any before, of a situation more complex than any before.