Bernie Suarez
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Yet another new year is upon us, and those of us fully awakened can see that the globalist plan to control humanity is rolling forward at superhighway speed as our battle for humanity rages on. So let's ask the question, what can we do as truth seekers to improve our odds of success against this global cabal of control and oppression? Is there anything worth throwing on the table with the advent of the new year for truth seekers to consider that could actually act as a game-changer in this battle for truth, freedom, and consciousness? Actually there is. 

I deeply pondered on this issue as we begin a new year and I want to share seven points that could make a big difference in our battle for humanity by bringing truth seekers together on the same page so that we can act more effectively, more efficiently and have a greater impact on the world around us in the new year. Here are seven things I believe all truth seekers should stop doing (if they are doing these), so that we can gel as a movement and strengthen our presence and impact on the consciousness of the current world. These points, I believe, will help us leave our mark on history as we push forward with the current information war of today. 

1 - Stop labeling everyone who doesn't agree with you on every single issue, as "controlled opposition" 

I now hear it all the time. This person and that person is "controlled opposition." We know factually that the U.S. government has indeed co-opted (to put it lightly) many movements in America in the past, dating back to the 1960s and before. There is no question that government employs controlled opposition to stifle and derail movements. The phrase, "the truth shall set you free,"comes to mind. It is exponentially more important for truth seekers to fight the good fight, do their own research, check the authenticity of claims with verifiable facts and science, i.e. search for truth. Most importantly, determine what your main purpose is, and then focus on what means most to you instead of burning all your energy trying to warn others who the controlled opposition is or isn't. Consider that, ultimately, if you are wrong about your accusation, this will serve to divide the movement further and potentially create more damage than good to the movement. 



We all know that the trolls and shills that regularly appear on mainstream media are ALL by definition controlled opposition, but what about the person that is doing a lot of work to expose evil and state crimes against humanity? What about the perceived leader who is tirelessly working to expose the actual globalists, the Illuminati, and the long-term plans of the new world order? Is that person also controlled opposition if you don't agree with everything they are saying? Perhaps they inadvertently are; however, shouldn't those people be given credit for the good that they are doing to expose the globalist plans? 

Example: I believe truth prevails, and if someone is working hard on one issue while declaring other things that you or I may not completely agree is true, then it might be better in the long run to say to others that person X has a message A, B and C of which you only agree with A and B and you're hoping messenger X comes around on item C - or just be firm, you don't agree with item C. This less aggressive approach alone could help the truth movement become stronger rather than pulling out the shotgun and tearing down the messenger all together over one issue. 

Some people may do this with good intentions feeling they are "saving" the truth movement from a "disinformation" agent; but, in reality, truth seekers today are smart and not everyone believes every single thing that someone says anyway. If these people working hard in the truth movement are truly controlled opposition, I believe we should at least give credit for the "opposition" part of what they do and ignore the "controlled" part. Or, if you feel strongly, don't accept the person all together but don't spend all your energy bad mouthing that person. Instead spend you time in a more productive manner. 

It's a tough topic and understandably every case is unique. Ultimately, however, if each and every single one of us focused primarily on being the change and (as the late Michael Ruppert once said) picking up your weapon and firing it - we wouldn't have so much time to attack or "expose" those who we think are "controlled opposition" who in fact may simply have a different opinion. Instead, we'll be active making a name for ourselves as individuals who are the actual effective "opposition." If everyone did this, I believe those that truly are controlled opposition inside the movement will eventually reveal themselves, as we have seen with some individuals this past year. Truth itself is far more important than following and believing someone you want to believe is "all truth." 

2 - Stop pushing only doom and gloom and start focusing on solutions 

Some truth seekers only talk about how bad things are. We hear it all the time: The world is always about to end. The control system will never be defeated. They have eternal power and control over you and I and anyone who challenges them will die. Evil is forever, everyone is a sheep. Those who  are awake stand alone, so brace for the inevitable cataclysmic ending. They often may suggest - don't even bother to share information and awareness because the sheep are too stupid to get it. Instead, they suggest, just look out for yourself! 

That's right, some truth seekers have completely given up on humanity. Unless someone writes about how horrible things are, the messengers are often accused by these very truth seekers of being gullible, naive, maybe even "controlled opposition"!! The attacks go on and on. Scarcity, doom and gloom is here, they warn us, and anyone who doesn't worship this meme is a thorn in the side of the truth somehow. All of this is nonsense and is derived, I believe, from our own inherent fearful nature combined with our obsession with being right. Certainly many of us can relate to the feeling these doomsday messengers relay. We understand that they may even be right in their predictions. I get it! The world we live in is evil, and we indeed face many insurmountable obstacles. 

Message to all who think this way: the world may indeed be over by tomorrow. And, if so, then you win! Congratulations! However, as humans, we must not ever give up. We must fight, and we must continue to have hope and share the hope for tomorrow with each other. Learn the power of hope. Learn the power of people. Yes, we are all the same, regardless of what your skin color is, your gender, your age or even how much money you have in your account. We all seek love and acceptance, and we all buckle to fear. We all need hope for tomorrow and it is incumbent upon us to perpetuate this hope and find and share solutions to overcome the fear. 

The enemy wants nothing more than for you to live in fear, worry and hopelessness, so that they can stand on your head and declare victory over you. Call me naive, but I will never give the enemy that easy victory and neither should you. Does it mean we shouldn't be vigilant? Of course not. There is a big difference between being vigilant and doomsday scaremongering. Learn the power of love, hope, and personal inspiration instead, and put it into practice in your journey for truth. This alone will offer more solutions to humanity than you could ever imagine, even in the face of all the darkness and evil we live in today. 

3 - Stop giving a voice to those still echoing opposition to well-established facts 

This next item is a pet peeve of mine; and if others don't agree, that's okay.

I feel truth seekers should (whenever they can and whenever it is reasonable) stop giving a voice to trolls and shills posting comments online that are entirely against well-known and well-established facts. The prime examples that come to mind are the trolls who phish sites to post comments denying the existence of admitted geoengineering programs known as chemtrails and chembomb spraying. 

Despite the overwhelming evidence available to our own eyes every single day, and the evidence collected by the movement over the years, here we are in 2015 and still the "contrails" trolls continue their online campaign. 

Well it's time to cut them off. Remove all their comments from your channel, blog site or other platforms. Specifically with chemtrails spraying, these (paid?) trolls need YOUR platform to spread their lies, deception and Department of Defense propaganda and unfortunately too often you may be giving it to them. I say silence their voices on your platform to help accelerate understanding for the sake of those who are new to the issue. 

Remember, these DOD trolls (to borrow the example of chemtrails) only need a Web platform to have their voices heard, which they know they can get any time with mainstream media sites. They go out of their way, however, to visit KNOWN truth and consciousness sites and channels, (which they obviously disagree with) to drop their (paid for?) messages. Why then would we (truth seekers) help them out?? At a glance, the same could be said for 9/11 truth, JFK and other issues. 

Yes, I can't believe I'm saying this. I'm actually advocating censorship to some degree and perhaps I'm wrong, but I stand behind my conviction at this time. I say it's time to move forward with helping and healing humanity, and silencing the (Gov't Intelligence provided) online trolls could go a very long way in our journey to improve spreading awareness! 

4 - Stop demonizing those who try to be positive as unrealistic dreamers 

As discussed above (point #2). Many truth seekers demonize those who are positive and share the message of hope as "unrealistic" or naive "dreamers." Instead, consider the points above and remember that throughout the history of humanity, all evidence points to the fact that humans are capable of incredible things and these things are made possible by hope, positivity, and belief in yourself and humanity. As has often been said, it takes ONE person to change the world. On the other hand, throughout history there are no examples of anyone using fear, doom and gloom to accomplish anything great. Except for one group that is - only the globalist Illuminati cult followers look to promote fear, doom and gloom to accomplish things they consider great. 

5 - Stop thinking that the current system will some day somehow repair itself 

Speaking of being naive, too many truth seekers really believe that they will someday somehow repair the current system by forcing new legislation and convincing the bad politicians to behave differently by bowing to the demands of new petitions. None of this is based on reality or any political change success models of the past. Massive changes of the magnitude needed now in America usually take several generations to accomplish but, more importantly, massive changes like the ones needed today are accomplished by replacing (not repairing) the current system altogether. 

True revolution of thought and a complete breakaway from the modern-day paradigm is needed in order to see true change. The depth of the corruption we have today will not be repaired by convincing one or two politicians with petitions to act differently. Instead, the entire system must be challenged and ultimately replaced. 

It doesn't mean that truth seekers should stop being active or give up hope in what they do. It means that truth seekers should be realistic about immediate results and expectations and what these perceived hoped-for changes will do to our way of life. Realize that dirty politicians will not suddenly wake up and change their ways because of some petition or even court challenge. These politicians must each be replaced entirely for us to move in the right direction. 

6 - Stop thinking mainstream media news is true until proven otherwise

Truth seekers in their quest to be correct about what they are saying or believing, too often tend to hear mainstream media news and only debunk it IF they can somehow "prove" to themselves that the piece of news is not true. At a glance, that may sound like a prudent thing to do, but I would like to challenge this notion. 

Yes, it is important to be judicious with the facts of a story. However, if we assume that mainstream media holds the power to lay down the original working narrative, then we are empowering the mainstream media without realizing it. In the real world, if someone lied to us every minute of every day, you would never believe anything they had to say at any time. That would be the logical thing to do with someone like this. Most people would agree to this without offering much of an argument. 

However, despite knowing how often mainstream media lies, often for the sake of not wanting to sound like a conspiracy nut, truth seekers will initially accept the mainstream media narrative only until after it is proven untrue later on. We reason in our minds that believing mainstream media until proven otherwise must be the logical and the "normal" thing to do, but actually there is no basis for this argument. Instead we should assume that whatever initial claims mainstream media makes are ALSO an unproven (lying nut case) lie that has not been authenticated yet with hard facts. And, yes, we need to look at the current-day mainstream media standard of "evidence" with a magnifying glass since what passes as "evidence" by the mainstream media today is hardly evidence at all. 

I believe it is very important to start your individual research into any story with the working hypothesis that the mainstream media has no interest in telling the truth; and their interest, across the board, as proven by the historical facts is to act as a mouthpiece for the State. We can reasonably and logically defend this assumption based on the history of mainstream media's propensity to tell (State-scripted) lies. Why then do we give any degree of credence to any story they put out?? 

7 - Stop following leaders and realize we are all leaders

Finally, we need to stop putting truth-seeking perceived leaders on a pedestal like they are gods. Truth and consciousness is a manifestation of humanity. It is not intended to be limited or controlled by one person, one leader or one guru. Instead, it's meant to be more like a network of truth where every connection and every point counts equally. Government Intelligence loves it when truth seekers look to one person or one perceived leader instead of realizing they are the leaders themselves. This "follow the leader" pack mentality plays into the hands of the opposition, as it makes it easier for the opposition to tear down the entire movement by simply tearing down that ONE leader. A very convenient and efficient tactic, don't you think? 

Realize that the last thing the opposition wants is for every single person to realize that they have the power in them to change the world. To realize that they are the leaders, and to realize they are the change that will make this world a better place. The opposition knows it cannot possibly control the masses individually for there are too many of us. But a single person is much easier to control or destroy. 

It doesn't mean we should resort back to point number 1, and label every leader as "controlled opposition." It means we should support anyone and everyone who is making a difference, while realizing that we are the leaders as well. It means that you share with people the information instead of glorifying the person who is passing the information. 

As we begin the new year, let's re-elevate our truth-seeking game and create counter strategies so that we can be as effective as possible in waking others up and empowering them with truth. Realize that humanity is up against a sophisticated Intelligence apparatus that knows how to exploit, manipulate, divert, and confuse the masses who seek truth. 

Now try applying these seven ideas to your life and see where you can improve your truth-seeking and self-empowerment strategies. If we all do a good job at applying some of these principles, I believe together this will absolutely make for a much brighter and more successful upcoming year.

Peace and love to all and have a truly happy new year!

Bernie Suarez is an activist, critical thinker, radio host, musician, M.D, Veteran, lover of freedom and the Constitution, and creator of the Truth and Art TV project. He also has a background in psychology and highly recommends that everyone watch a documentary titled The Century of the Self. Bernie has concluded that the way to defeat the New World Order is to truly be the change that you want to see. Manifesting the solution and putting truth into action is the very thing that will defeat the globalists. 

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http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/als-ice-bucket-challenge-do-you-know-what-you-are-supporting/

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association?

The ALS Association describes their “mission”:

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. (Source.)

ALS is the acronym for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Media portrayals of the Ice Bucket Challenge generally state that ALS “is always fatal and has no known cure,” and therefore urge people to contribute to the ALS Association to fund research to find a cure.

Where Does the Money Contributed to the ALS Association Go?

So where does the money donated to the ALS Association actually go? You may be surprised to find out that the Association itself claims that only 27% of its funds go towards research.

We pulled up their 2013 tax returns to take a closer look at how their funds are spent. Here are the salaries for the leadership of the group:

  • Jane H. Gilbert – President and CEO – $339,475.00
  • Daniel M. Reznikov – Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00
  • Steve Gibson – Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00
  • Kimberly Maginnis - Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00
  • Lance Slaughter - Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00
  • Michelle Keegan – Chief Development Officer – $178,744.00
  • John Applegate – Association Finance Officer – $118.726.00
  • David Moses – Director of Planned Giving – $112,509.00
  • Carrie Munk – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer – $142,875.00
  • Patrick Wildman – Director of Public Policy – $112,358.00
  • Kathi Kromer – Director of State Advocacy – $110,661.00

Total administration costs, as seen in the pie chart above, were just under $2 million. “Other salaries and wages” (Part IX line 7) were $3.6 million, with another half million dollars in “pension plans” and “employee benefits.” Expenses for non-employee labor were about $4 million, and “travel expenses” exceeded $1.3 million.

So total costs for labor to run the association was around $12.5 million, from revenues received totaling $24 million.

Over 50% of what the ALS Association receives appears to support salaries of people working for the Association, based on these tax returns.

So what about the rest of the revenue?

Almost $1 million was spent on “Lobbying” (Schedule C Part II 2a). Here is what they wrote concerning their Lobbying efforts:

Explanation: The purpose of our advocacy program is to sensitize legislators to, and obtain their sympathy for, the plight of ALS victims, patients and their families, and to influence legislation regarding the appropriation of federal funds for ALS research and the use and cost to patients of “orphan” drugs.

The largest amount of what is remaining is: “Grants and other assistance to governments and organizations in the United States” (Part IX line 1) – $6.2 million. This amount is itemized on Schedule 1. Almost all of these recipients are medical schools, with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

The ALS Association was started in 1985, and they still have not invested in any new cures for ALS. One of the latest failures was Biogen’s drug dexpramipexole, which halted research in early 2013. The drug was in research for more than 10 years at an estimated cost of between $75 million and $100 million, but was abandoned in last stage development due to poor results. (Source.)

If You Are Pro-life, You Are Supporting Research in Stem-Cells from Aborted Fetuses for ALS

The ALS Foundation’s primary work in “research” is in the development of new pharmaceutical drugs, and that includes stem cell research. Here is one study where they have been listed as a sponsor: A Phase I, Open-label, First-in-human Feasibility and Safety Study of Human Spinal Cord derived Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Quote:

These stem cells have been engineered from the spinal cord of a single fetus electively aborted after eight weeks of gestation. The tissue was obtained with the mother’s consent. 

When we make a contribution to a charity, typically we want to know that the particular charity reflects our own values, so this will be important information for many people.

Are There non-Drug Alternatives for ALS Treatment?

Yes! However, you are not likely to read anything about this from a non-profit charitable organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry. We have previously reported the story of Clarence and his experience in using coconut oil: Coconut Oil Reverses Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Coconut oil can be used in a strict ketogenic diet that has been shown to be successful in treating Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’sdiabetes, and cancer. among others. The principles of the ketogenic diet are completely different from the philosophy that the pharmaceutical companies start from in their research, where the assumption is that ALS is a “genetic disease.” Most of the current research on fighting disease with a ketogenic diet starts out with the assumption that modern diseases are primarily metabolic, and not genetic, caused by such things as poor diet, toxins in our food and environment, etc.

Another non-drug approach currently seeing success with those suffering from ALS is theDeanna Protocol. This nutritional protocol has seen great success among many users, but I could find no information on any research being done on it by the ALS Association, sadly.

For a review of over 500 published studies on natural approaches to ALS that you are unlikely to see referenced by the ALS charities supporting the pharmaceutical industry, seeGreenMedInfo.com’s research page on ALS here.

Charities and fun activities like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge can often give us a feeling of contributing to something very helpful and worthwhile, but it is always wise to research any charity first. Examining their tax returns is one good way to find out where their money is actually being spent.

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There's a lot of great information, and a lot of crap on the internet, and that's another argument people say instead of seeing it for what it is; given the magnitude of importance, I think people should think it's a good idea to at least look into the validity of the claims, because you'll find that if there was not a massive manipulation agenda, even beyond what has come out, the stress levels people speak of as an excuse to not want to look into seemingly negative issues would be nearly as nonexistent as the twin towers that were scientifically proven to have been a demolition, thermite being found in the rubble, explosions being heard, building 7 not even hit by a plane going down at free fall, not to mention the plethora of other evidence.

Charlie Sheen, and Rosie Odonnel, and many other prominent figures are speaking out... Why? because it's the truth, important, and unlike the misconception of being powerless, the globalists have even stated that they fear a global awakening and are losing the information war. (Hillary Clinton and Mr. Brezinski).

Some points to consider:

If any serious allegations were false, the people who have derogatorily been labelled as ''truthers'' or conspiracy theorists '' should be charged for defamation, but the criminal elements of the establishment ARE doing these things and have openly stated it in their own documents. Criminals and mentally deranged people like to brag and try and intimidate, but when you get past the initial fear by realizing we don't have a choice in the matter, it becomes apparent that the only thing to fear is fear itself.

I understand the common initial reaction most people have to this; I didn't take a chemtrail poster I saw put under the plexiglass of an advertizement in the metro in Montreal seriously. It was just too far out for me... Until I started noticing massive lines being made from horizon to horizon, expanding, while other jets made trails I was used to seeing as a kid that diminished quickly  . Here is a video I made showing the blatancy of this:

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I'm not trying to convince, for the truth is just the truth. One can have their own opinion, but not their own facts. For example, why is there still fluoride in the water when recent Harvard studies have come out showing it to be detrimental to health? Why are we still burning oil and using nuclear power that has now done the most horrific crime against life; to irreversibly change the very structure of the DNA of life on this planet when clean, free energy technologies exist but are suppressed to allow further economic control, when money is power. - It also allows the excuse to call for population reduction and to make people look down on their own species for ''doing this to the earth''. - When it's all being orchestrated.
 
Science fiction films can be entertaining, but they play a role in making people shy away from far out things, given that social conditioning has made it so that everything has to be a joke to people, as we're unnecessarily deprived of our true potential and fulfillment, happiness and peace, the way things should be.
 
While most people concerned about sports and entertainment, they are missing the bigger picture, of which the distractions are merely a pixel of; That it's actually REALLY EMPOWERING AND FUN, AND MAKES ME HAPPY THAT ILL FELL THAT I'VE  DONE MY BEST, AND THE RIGHT THING, AS WELL IN THE AFTERLIFE. There is a massive amount of evidence on the paranormal. so I'm not naive, if I was I would believe everything the government  told me.

Here is a screenshot from the Club of Rome publication ''First Global Revolution'':

- THE REAL ENEMY IS NOT HUMANITY ITSELF, IT IS THOSE WHO MANIPULATE US AND FORCE US TO POLLUTE BY KEEPING CLEAN, FREE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY FROM US.

Imagine a world where people embraced creativity, love, acceptance of other people's differences, doing good, nobody bullying, no violence; the world it would be if not for this manipulation from those who have been controlling the world through deception for thousands of years. Imagine a world, free from social engineering and engineered wars, having to pay for energy when we could literally be flying around in crafts using the technologies that are being kept from us. It should be the main thing on people's minds, to revert things to the way they should be, and it would be, if they were aware of just how positive it is to take action.

This therefore is an incredible time to be alive, because we have the ability to actually do something and it, and it is about time we put an end to it peacefully, and all what has to happen is for the so called elite to get spiritually educated as well, for it's probably not the best idea in the world to destroy the world for themselves as well, unless they are the result of aliens interbreeding with the native people of the land, and I've looked into that, because I came across  some severely outrageous info, about reptilians, but interestingly, they are reported all over in ancient history, but there is no need to get into that beyond making the point that it's not David Icke's opinion, and therefore there's no reason to try and discredit everything else he covers.  However with all of what needs to be verified and made public so the negativity can finally stop, it's important to focus on things that everyone can relate to, like free energy tech suppression, additives in food and vaccines, etc. Not too many people new to this are going to think you're sane talking about  lizard men unless you can convey the information effectively, like the presentation of the ancient tablets in the movie Prometheus. Again, I have to cover this as well, to make it clear.

Since it affects not only our immediate lives, but the lives of every living creature on Earth. and we have the chance to go down the path of  liberty, not tyranny, make this world the way it should be, with true fulfillment.

http://jordanmaxwell.com/images/documents/the-2520first-2520global-2520revolution.pdf

http://criticalunity.org/music/F/2-freedoman/2-the-truth-project/33-pure-potential-in-the-zero-point-field.html

http://www.criticalunity.org/news/deception/1593-group-that-admitted-manufacturing-global-warming-threat-still-pushes-same-hoax.html

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December 10, 2013

More than 500 renowned authors – including five Nobel laureates – from across the globe have signed a petition demanding to end ‘mass surveillance’. It follows the revelations over the last few months of US’ and other countries’ spying.

Their open appeal is called ‘A Stand for Democracy in the Digital Age’. Among the signatories are Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee, Elfriede Jelinek, Günter Grass and Tomas Tranströmer.

Others who signed the letter include Bjork, Umberto Eco, Yann Martel, Ian McEwan and many others.

“WE DEMAND THE RIGHT for all people, as democratic citizens, to determine to what extent their personal data may be collected, stored and processed, and by whom; to obtain information on where their data is stored and how it is being used; to obtain the deletion of their data if it has been illegally collected and stored. WE CALL ON ALL STATES AND CORPORATIONS to respect these rights,” the open appeal read.

It adds that “a person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy. To maintain any validity, our democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space.”

The letter also calls for the creation by the UN an International Bill of Digital Rights.

Everyone is invited to sign the open appeal at www.change.org/surveillance

The petition comes in the wake of massive revelations by Edward Snowden that disclosed surveillance all over the globe carried out by NSA.

In the latest incident, it has been revealed that the NSA and the UK’s GCHQ spying agencies collected players’ charts and deployed real-life agents into online games World of Warcraft and Second Life.

The move was organized by group of independent authors who made it possible through personal contacts and private networks.

Danish writer Janne Teller, one of the organizers, told the Daily Mail that the authors’ community is “really very worried about mass surveillance” which is “undermining democracy totally.”

“I think it’s quite significant when you have 560 or so of the greatest contemporary writers, from all across the world, expressing a very serious concern, because these are people who always work on the big philosophical questions of life. Hopefully their concern matters to politicians,” Teller added.

The concern listed by the appeal’s organizers is reflected in statistics.

A recent survey by the writers’ rights group PEN discovered that 85 percent of its US members are worried about government surveillance, according to the organization’s report.

Twenty-eight percent had also curbed their social media use, while 24 percent are avoiding certain topics in phone and email conversations.

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