Updated: Jan 5
by Casey Anderson
Written January 9th, 2021 with edits January 5th, 2022
part 1 - Symptoms
About four years ago I experienced a problem that I could not get rid of no matter what I did. Night after night I would be woken up out of my sleep by the choking on my own bile followed by bouts of violent vomiting. My skin also developed an annoying rash. After several months of sleepless nights and being treated with medicine to ease the nausea and to alleviate the rash, nothing improved. In fact, they were worse!
Eventually, I made an appointment with a doctor who practices integrative medicine. It turned out that my bouts of violent vomiting night after night and rash were symptoms of something much deeper, something called Leaky Gut. Even Leaky Gut, it turned out, was only itself a symptom.
After running many diagnostic tests over several weeks, I found out I had developed a sensitivity to the following: dairy, gluten, eggs, chicken, nuts, and soy. I switched to a diet void of all these ingredients for a solid 12 months. I can tolerate nuts and soy now, but I doubt I’ll ever get the others back. It’s just as well, they were wreaking havoc on my digestive system, in turn wreaking havoc on my life!
I bet you are wondering why in the world I am choosing this moment in time to write to you about a problem I had with my digestive system. All I can say is that I find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. If you know anything about me, you shouldn’t be surprised because you will know that I don’t fit inside any box and that I rarely swim the same way as the other little fishies.
So, here’s the deal. I am here to tell you today that whether one likes Trump or not, is not the issue. Much like a Leaky Gut being a symptom of food sensitivities, ones hate of Trump is a symptom of something deeper as well.
I fear that many decent people who want the same thing as me - the right to LIFE, LIBERTY, & FREEDOM to uphold PEACE and HARMONY, and to simply live a BEAUTIFUL LIFE - are turning a blind eye to the truth of what has been happening in our nation for one reason, and one reason only.
They. Hate. Trump. (or at least they think they do.)
As you now know, because of my unpleasant experience with Leaky Gut, I can tell you from personal experience a little something about symptoms.
Symptoms are not just something dealt with in the medical realm. Symptoms pop up when there is a deep-rooted problem that we cannot see or understand with our current point of view from our current experience. They show up to say look deeper! There is a problem to solve here.
If I had not found the root cause of Leaky Gut and treated it, my life quality would have deteriorated more and more, and I would have ended up in a terrible state! Mindfully, I made the decision to ask questions and to look outside the mainstream view for answers.
There have been many symptoms in our nation stretching throughout decades, well before the current term. Many have tried to address them and, on some fronts, there have been victories. But, then again, one could argue that treating a symptom doesn’t really equal a victory, it only amounts to the perception of a victory. The cause for these symptoms runs deep. The symptoms easily viewed are only the top layer branching off a sub layer, purposefully obscured from the human mind to run a program.
part 2 - diagnosis
I have been on a quest for TRUTH my entire life. I have always had a curiosity to find out things for myself. I have always analyzed the information I have obtained to answer my own questions. I have always formed my own conclusions and my own opinions. I imagine I was a very difficult child to raise at times because I had a mind of my own.
Nevertheless, I learned to discern probable truth from probable disinformation, acknowledge my independent mindedness, and trust in my own abilities.
If you have read an earlier blog post What Did Two Decades of NOT Watching the News Teach Me? It shouldn’t surprise you that I haven’t been a regular viewer of the mainstream news in at 20-years; if I have watched an entire speech on my own why in the world would I then waste time with them telling me what was said? But then again, that could be why my views may seem so surprising, even shocking to some who think they know me.
If you watch the mainstream media, it is very difficult to get a clear view of the situation, because most of the U.S. media is an underlying symptom that leads directly to the root problem. As someone who does not watch the mainstream news and has not for so many years, I feel like an alien visiting this planet! I tell you this as an observer. What I see in mainstream media is repeating lies and propaganda 24/7 poisoning the minds of the people and toxic with propaganda and right now that propaganda is anti-Trump propaganda.
Right under your noses tragedy is taking place. For me, it’s like watching a horror movie! The villains are running freely causing more and more destruction – gaslighting to shift the focus off of them and onto someone else.
The media are masters at manipulating emotions to make viewers feel sympathetic. They take advantage of innate decency and compassion by sharing photos, videos, and information that they purposefully take out of context and misrepresent, even going so far as to make-up stories for the sole reason of pulling at your heart strings. They can use this emotion to drive a narrative. For example, and I’ll use something not so politicized right now, just a simple change of language can inform an opinion.
The term "underage girls" really means "kids" and “sexual acts" means “rape.” See the difference?
They will lie to your face, use human tragedy and emotion in their favor against you, destroy the economy, destroy cities and monuments, bring down an entire country, kill and deceive everyone - just to achieve victory.
Part 3 - healing
Humanity is at a critical junction in its history — one road leads to a grim future, and the other has the potential to be a new golden age.
People say, “They can’t censor us. We have the first amendment. We have freedom of speech.” Well, yes, and no. Rights must be claimed by the constant application of attention, thought, and engagement. What happens when those who are supposed to hold our freedoms in check no longer do so? What happens when we stop demanding our rights? Right now, it’s the censoring of conservative voices. Maybe that’s not your voice right now, but what happens when it IS? Will it be too late?
I say this now and wish I had been more vocal months ago. I myself have been shadow banned and censored off and on for months. Additionally, I have been a part of three different Fakebook groups that have been disbanded. We were told because we broke some rule. But all three groups were very careful to not allow anything to post that did not follow the guidelines.
I’m absolutely devastated and heartbroken about the latest groups to be de-platformed, and that is the #WalkAway Fakebook group and one of its sister groups, #WalkAwayIowa. The #WalkAway movement was founded by Brandon Straka, who decided to walk away from liberalism. Being gay and living in New York he was, of course, bullied and harassed and lost most of his friends because of this. He wanted others who find themselves in similar situations as he did to have a safe space to tell their stories and a place to find support when they found themselves alone. Brandon focuses a lot on more opportunity, freedom, and choice to minority communities who have only known identity politics and just because you walk away, it doesn’t mean you have to be a republican.
The truth is most of us felt like Santa’s misfit toys. We didn’t quite fit anywhere, but we found each other, and we made our own community. I’ve even made real-life friends because of it.
By the way, the only content allowed on the #WalkAway group page was video and written testimonials by real flesh-and-blood people. These were not stories of fear, political name calling, violence, or vulgarity but stories of HOPE and LOVE! Some heartbreaking but all of them heartfelt. Even though the group was highly moderated and followed all fakebook’s guidelines, the group of over HALF-A-MILLION was de-platformed on Friday, January 8th and Brandon Straka, his staff, and his volunteer’s profiles as well and all of the state #WalkAway pages too.
Everything we worked for is GONE! All those beautiful stories …GONE! Our support community …GONE!
As if that’s not bad enough, we are being called a white supremacy hate group made up of fake people and actors. If you hear this, PLEASE do not believe it. It’s not true. AT ALL!!! Will they continue this message that it was never real in the first place? I don’t want it to be forgotten because it WAS real, and it was meaningful and de-platforming just because they (Fakebook) don’t like our message is frightening. This is America where we are supposed to have free speech. We are supposed to be able to hold our own opinions without fear of retaliation. And by the way, as far as I’m concerned, Fakebook and others like it are more like a town-square than a private entity because of their MONOPOLY on the platform.
With the same happening on other platforms like Twitter and YouTube, what is TRULY FRIGHTENING is this. To realize that WE don’t own this. THEY do and THEY are out to control US.
They themselves even use the word purge. So, you might ask, why hasn’t anyone done anything about it? Millions of us, not just in the U.S., but across the world, have been trying to do something. The media doesn’t report on it. Why would they? It wouldn’t be in their best interest. And nobody else seems to believe us. They think we are all just a bunch of “conspiracy theory nuts.”
Part 4 - Thou Shall Not Pass
But anyway, the truth is this, I’ve been censored in real life too and I fear there are many like I was who are afraid to speak out. It’s just easier to keep our mouths shut so we don’t get bullied. Online, though, I thought I had been transparent publicly with my views ever since I created and posted my #WalkAway video in July. Then recently when I posted something that I naively thought would be benign (because nobody ever looks at my stuff anyway) honestly, I was SHOCKED to my CORE by some of the comments I received!
For background, the only thing I posted was an answer to one of those silly questions that pops up every so often. This one asked, “Do you believe Biden won the election fair and square?” I answered truthfully, as over the past weeks I had watched hours and hours of the hearings taking place in the different disputed states, “Unlikely as there is evidence of voter fraud.” I am very sad to report that this did result in bullying and harassment by some people I know personally, going so far as to send me private messages.
At this time I had unfriended exactly ONE person and blocked exactly ONE other person in my entirety of being on Fakebook since 2007. I don’t do cancel culture. I don’t have to agree with others opinions and they don’t have to agree with mine. I’m pro-free speech. Even the speech I don’t like or enjoy or even find disgusting.
But this time it crossed a line. When people box me in saying I’m a bad person, that I don’t care about others, and that I support violence for the sole reason that I support the President; when people tell me who I am, who I need to be, and how I should live my life, that’s my line.
I am a sovereign being and I will always do what I believe is the right thing even if it isn’t popular!!! What people may think of me is less important than the truth and is less important than losing our freedoms. I will stand firm and raise my voice. “Thou shall not pass!”
An important part of being truly free is the responsibility to be highly discerning about the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that WE choose to accept from society. Despite the pressure society puts on us to conform, despite bullying, despite harassment, we must be independent minded and confident enough to form our own ideas, beliefs, and views.
We CANNOT blindly accept everything our government, religions, teachers, and so called "experts" want us to believe. Doing so gives away our power and allows the "powers that be" to create a world that serves their agenda — a world that might not be in our best interest.
It's time to remember who we really are, not who others or society says we are or should be. It is time to stand in our own personal truths, not what others have told us is true. It is time to form our own beliefs, rather than just adopting what others believe. It is time to stand for what we know in our hearts is right, rather than what society tells us is right, even if it means standing alone.
The outcome depends on us, each one of us, starting right now and it starts by freeing your mind! If we don't start forming our own beliefs, trusting our inner knowledge, and standing for what we know in our hearts is right, the future of our world will be defined and created by a very few with a very self-serving agenda.
We MUST be true to ourselves. Together we must choose life, liberty, and freedom for everyone.