Reflection: In Times like These

True Happiness in Times like These: The Lesson from my Fallen Uncle

by Kevin D. Annett

 Written on the 70th anniversary of his death for another

 

Sub.Lt. Robert I.L. Annett (author’s uncle), front row, third from right (killed in action)

He comprehends his trust, and to the same keeps faithful with a singleness of aim;

And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait for wealth, or honours, or for worldly state, or mild concerns of ordinary life;

But who, if he be called upon to face some awful moment to which Heaven has joined great issues, good or bad for human kind, Is happy as a Lover; and attired with sudden brightness, like a Man inspired.

He to whom neither shape of danger can dismay, nor thought of tender happiness betray; Who, not content that former worth stand fast, looks forward, persevering to the last.

Or if he must fall to sleep without his fame, and leave a dead unprofitable name, finds comfort in himself and in his cause;

And, while the mortal mist is gathering, draws His breath in confidence of Heaven’s applause:

This is the happy Warrior; this is he whom every Man in arms should wish to be.

- “The Happy Warrior” by William Wordsworth, 1770-1850

…….

My father is the only one in the faded photograph who still draws breath.

He was a boy of fifteen when the family photo was taken: the day before his eldest brother Bob left forever to serve as the youngest officer on the doomed Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabaskan.

My younger father stares soberly into the camera, bearing the same troubled look as every other member of his family, save one: nineteen year old Bob himself, whose easy and gentle smile seems untouched by the war that waits to engulf him.

One of the sailors who survived the Germans’ torpedoing of the Athabaskan seven decades ago this evening, on April 29, 1944, described, later, how Bob wore the same confident radiance in the dark and icy waters of the English Channel as men died about him. He recalls how Bob tried leading the ship’s survivors in song to keep their spirits and them alive, as the ship sank and the waters burned with diesel oil.

And in the midst of the carnage, Bob actually gave up his life jacket to a wounded man.

Last week, I held the old Annett family photograph in my hands as my Dad sipped his scotch and remembered his last memory of brother Bob.

“He could have spent his embarkation leave in town, whooping it up, or seeing his fiancee Elaine. But instead he drove out to see me, his kid brother, and he roused me out of bed and wrestled with me and cheered me up. He was that kind of a guy”.

I gazed at the snapshot and said,

“From the looks of all of you, it’s like you all knew he was going to die”

Dad nodded, and replied softly, and unashamedly awed,

“And look at his smile”

To those accustomed to the sluggish death we like to call peace time, the highest concern one can bestow on another is the admonition to “Be safe”. Even my closest friends tell me that all the time, as if safeguarding one’s own life is some kind of bottom line. It wasn’t for my Uncle Bob, nor is it for anyone like him who discovers the secret of life.

The same people who puzzle over how Bob is the only one smiling in that final photograph are the same ones who comment with regret that Bob died because he gave away his life jacket, as if it would have been possible for him to do anything else when faced with another man drowning from his wounds.

The desperate selfishness of “everyday” life spares us the chance to be fully human that is thrust so starkly upon on us by war. And so far too many of us go away sad and troubled by the actions of shining lights like my Uncle Bob, never understanding the drama: like the crowd who encountered Jesus on his cross and saw only bloodshed.

How habitually do we struggle to shore up the unsalvageable – our own mortal life – and refuse to live for that one moment when we find our real purpose in life by giving up our life entirely for what is right and necessary.

Perhaps Bob was so radiant in that final family photograph because he knew that his own special moment was approaching; and knowing his own measure and loving what he saw, he knew he would not fail. As for the others in the picture, how could their sadness be anything but their knowledge that they could not share in Bob’s moment?

We do not live in a time of peace, as much as we pretend we do. The war in which we are all now immersed, like all wars, is rapidly clarifying everything with the same simple truth, and choice, given to my Uncle Bob in the cold waters: If we do not act, others will die.

The particular happiness of true warriors is that they can devote every moment to the service of that deed, which is after all, the essential thing. And for those who shrink back from such necessary action, there is no remedy, and no ultimate happiness.

That is why I can’t understand or give consideration any longer to the multitudes of “concerned” but immobilized people who shrink back from doing what is necessary to save not only the lives of children, but our lands and our liberties, now, amidst this final war being waged against humanity by a global machinery of death.

At desperate moments like this, hope does come to us, but always at a great cost.

What does awaken us are living examples of a true man, or woman, who show that we are not measured by our capacity to “Be safe”, but rather, to be True, regardless of the cost.

That is the secret of Bob’s smile, and of my own: a reflection of the special opportunity granted to every human being, which no tyrant can rob from us, and no cataclysm can undo.

Will you seize that noble chance?

………..

Kevin Annett was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 and 2014. His personal website is www.KevinAnnett.com

Republic to be Proclaimed in Canada, January 1-4, 2015

A Special Communique from The Provisional Council of The Republic of Kanata (Winnipeg)

October 22, 2014

 

Dear fellow lovers of liberty,

A great awakening is shaking our nation, as more people realize that “Canada” and its criminal sponsors and their laws are null and void. This growing awareness about the need for a Republic of Kanata has swelled our membership to over three hundred men and women in every region of “Canada”. And to accommodate and prepare these members and their delegates, our Council has had to move the date of the Republic’s founding Constitutional Convention in Winnipeg to January 1-4, 2015.

Pre-Convention material will be mailed to all of you before then, including copies of the new draft Proclamation of Independence, and Kanata’s proposed Constitution.

Our new Republic is as strong and real as each of us make it. That’s why local organizing committees for the Republic are active in the five main regions of “Canada”, uniting, educating and mobilizing the people to take back and reclaim their country within the ranks of the Republican movement.

These committees are based in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. If you have not been connected with your local Republic organizers yet, please notify us immediately at republicofkanata@gmail.com . Also watch our website at www.republicofkanata.com .

Our work now focuses on educating people about our vision and principles, and launching direct actions to reclaim our land and its laws. In this regard, a small handbook and youtube posting is being prepared, entitled “Five Ways you Can Build the Republic of Kanata”. These ways include taking the Public Oath to the Republic, issuing Stand Down or Revocation Orders to all “crown” officials, refusing to pay taxes to the criminal state known as Canada, and organizing public Reclamations of so called “crown land” that has been stolen from the people.

As we take back our country and create working alternatives to the collapsing status quo, many more people will join us. The point is to start the process, now.

Monthly updates will follow. Spread the word, and Long live the Republic!

Issued by the Provisional Council for the Republic of Kanata

Colin Sullivan, Secretary

22 October, 2014

“He’ll never get out of here”: Common Law activist Dean Clifford adopted as International Prisoner of Conscience after his year long incarceration without charges or trial in a Canadian prison

Breaking ITCCS News, October 10, 2014 (Brussels)

Dean Clifford, Canadian Political Prisoner

Brussels, October 10, 2014

The ITCCS Directorate today adopted Canadian common law activist Dean Clifford as an International Prisoner of Conscience and began campaigning for his immediate release from “barbaric police state conditions”. The ITCCS will be presenting a formal petition of Habeas Corpus to Canadian courts to secure his release.

Clifford was arrested without a warrant or charges in November, 2013 while giving a public talk on common law rights. Since then, he has been confined incommunicado in a Brandon, Manitoba prison, where he has been routinely denied the right to appear in court, file petitions or seek Habeas Corpus relief.

This week, a sheriff at the prison told Clifford’s wife,

Dean will never get out of here”.

Clifford has been a prominent common law educator for years in Canada, challenging the arbitrary unlawfulness of Canadian law and the “crown” court system. He is also a supporter of the ITCCS and the common law court movement.

Everything indicates that Dean Clifford is being deliberately targeted and persecuted by the Canadian government and made a public example of for his exposure of the illegality of the crown courts” said ITCCS North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett today.

Simply for demanding the proof that he’s obligated under Natural Law to pay taxes or obey arbitrary statutes, Dean has been locked away without a fair trial for a year, family members are denied access to him, and his basic Habeas Corpus rights and due process have been thrown right out the window. None of us is safe if they can do this to one honest man. Dean’s persecution as a political prisoner is showing us why we need to stand down all crown authority and create a new nation here.”

On behalf of the ITCCS, Annett announced that a common law court is being convened in Brandon this month to bring charges against those responsible for Dean’s unlawful incarceration. He also disclosed that a nation wide campaign to release Dean Clifford will commence this week, including public protests and occupations by ITCCS and common law activists across Canada. 

ITCCS Central is asking all of its affiliates in nineteen countries to stage similar actions outside and inside Canadian consulates and businesses around the world on behalf of Dean Clifford and the common law.

For information how you can assist, contact itccscentral@gmail.com , or republicofkanata@gmail.com .

This Statement is endorsed by the Provisional Council for the Republic of Kanata in Winnipeg.

Issued 10 October, 2014 (GMT)

www.itccs.org , www.republicofkanata.com

Possible ITCCS source in Ottawa police dies suddenly after “incident”: “Ndrangheta may be clearing house” – Brussels

Ottawa:

Staff Sergeant Kal Ghadban, head of the human trafficking unit of the Ottawa police and a possible supporter of the recent ITCCS “take down” of a Ninth Circle cult ritual in Montreal, died suddenly last Sunday at the Elgin street police station. Ottawa police are claiming he took his own life after suffering “serious injuries” following an “incident”, but have released no evidence of the circumstances around his death.

Ghadban was a married man with three children, with no history of depression or mental illness. He was rated by senior Ottawa police as an “impeccable and trustworthy policeman”.

The ITCCS central office has confirmed today that members of the Ottawa police did cooperate with their counterparts in Montreal in providing intelligence and logistical support to the ITCCS Direct Action “Alpha Unit” on August 15, when the Unit disrupted a planned ritual sacrifice by the catholic Ninth Circle cult at a wealthy home in Outremount.
“We are not free at this time to confirm whether Sergeant Ghadban was a direct part of our effort but it is safe to say that he knew of our actions and did nothing to impede them” said the Commander of the Alpha team today from Brussels.

“Personally, I think Ghadban’s death was a killing and it proves that Ndrangheta may be clearing house.”

The criminal syndicate Ndrangheta, based in Italy and tied closely to the Vatican, provides children for sacrificial rituals and human trafficking networks across the world. It has been named in a recent common law court case brought by the ITCCS against Pope Francis and other convicted felons.

The ITCCS central office is conducting a thorough investigation of Sergeant Ghadban’s death and will be issuing its own report, as part of the ongoing shut down of child trafficking and sacrificial murder.

Issued 1 October, 2014
ITCCS Central Office, Brussels

European Police join ITCCS take down of Ndrangheta, Vatican, Cargill and other child killers

A Breaking Interview with Kevin Annett, September 27, 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_JChovG9M&feature=youtu.be

VANCOUVER, BC – In an Exopolitics TV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Kevin Annett, Field Secretary of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) discussed European police raids this week that freed thirty children from traffickers. The raids were based in part on evidence provided by ITCCS and its recent common law court cases.

Police in at least three European nations are now working directly with the ITCCS to track worldwide child trafficking networks that feed children directly into Ninth circle Satanic sacrifices by Popes and Vatican officials, the British, Dutch and Belgian monarchies and high government officials, and Satanic corporations such as Cargill Corporation, and to make further arrests.

Kevin Annett also gave updates about the Vatican’s protection of Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a Ninth Circle cult participant who has been accused of sexually abusing boys he met on the street while serving in the Dominican Republic.

Republic of Kanata and Republic of England

Kevin Annett announced new dates for the the Republic of Kanata convention scheduled for January 1-4, 2015 in Winnipeg, and the Republic of England Convention, scheduled for May 1, 2015 in London.

References

International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

www.itccs.org

International Common Law Court of Justice

www.iclcj.com

Contact: itccscentral@gmail.com

European police arrest more than 1000 criminals using ITCCS evidence of Ndrangheta and catholic child trafficking

Brussels:

The ITCCS central office has confirmed today that some of the police raids that have freed thirty children from traffickers were based on evidence provided by ITCCS and its recent common law court cases. Police in at least three European nations are now working directly with the ITCCS to track child trafficking networks and make further arrests. A complete report will be issued later this week.

New Attacks and other consequences of our exposure of child murder by European elites

A Breaking Update from ITCCS Central: September 15, 2014
Brussels:

Our global network is advised that some of our key front line workers are facing new threats and attacks this week following our publicizing of the exclusive testimony of Anne Marie van Blijenburgh, regarding child sacrificial practices of European royalty and other elites. (see www.itccs.org, September 10)

Two of our Belgian researchers were picked up and interrogated on September 11 by the police, and detained without charges for over a day. They were repeatedly asked by the police for information about the identity of our Tribunal officers and the movements of our North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett.

Kevin Annett himself is now under close protection after experiencing what appears to be an attempted assassination of him in Canada that occurred last Saturday, September 13. The car he was using had its brake lines cut and he narrowly avoided a major, lethal accident on a highway in British Columbia.

This attack confirms a report we received last month that an assassination order against Kevin has been issued by Ndrangheta, the criminal syndicate named in our postings that provides children for the Ninth Circle catholic sacrificial rituals.

Kevin and our Office regret the cancellation of his scheduled meetings with some of our common law and Republic chapters in Canada resulting from this recent attack. We assure all of our groups that Kevin will resume his meetings with all of you during the coming fortnight, as he will with the Irish, German, British and other chapters that are awaiting Kevin’s scheduled arrival in Europe in early October.

These attacks are simply more proof of the success we are having in exposing child killers in high places. Stay tuned for more updates.

Issued by ITCCS Central, Brussels

15 September, 2014 – 10 pm GMT

Breaking Eyewitness Evidence of Child Killing by Dutch royalty, George Soros and others

From the Archives of the International Common Law Court of Justice, Brussels: September 9-10, 2014

The first of four statements by Anne Marie van Blijenburgh, a Dutch national and a key eyewitness to ritual child killings by Dutch royalty and other elites including George Soros. Anne Marie describes the murders that have occurred since 2004 in Belgium and Holland, which she witnessed firsthand as the spouse of a member of the Ndrangheta criminal syndicate.

This statement was made before officers of the International Common Law Court of Justice this past summer, as part of its prosecution of Pope Francis and others for child trafficking and Ninth Circle ritual killings. The other parts of this interview are forthcoming at www.itccs.org. Recorded live on June 5, 2014 from Holland.

(With apologies for the sound quality; please place volume controls at maximum).

Issued by the Prosecutor’s Office.

​9-10 September, 2014
http://youtu.be/SbhMfZRhsXw

ITCCS News Flash: Highest catholic official in Ireland resigns after public exposure

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady to step down

Dublin, September 9, 2014: Cardinal Sean Brady offered his resignation today after it was recently revealed that he forced an 11 year old rape victim to sign a statement denying that he was molested and assaulted by catholic priests. This exposure of Brady happened recently on Sean Maguire’s blog radio program featuring ITCCS spokesman Kevin Annett and eyewitnesses to Brady’s action.

In related news, the ITCCS and its common law courts are convening a public inquiry this month into Cardinal Brady’s attempted cover up of the mass killing of newborn babies at a catholic home in Tuam, Ireland. The remains of over 800 babies were discovered months ago in a cistern connected to the catholic home. Stay tuned for updates at www.itccs.org .

 

Impending ​Irish ​Arrest and Extradition of Kevin Annett on verge of Tuam Killing​s​ Inquiry:

An Urgent Bulletin from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and its Direct Action Unit in Ireland

August 28, 2014

Dublin
​​
The Irish government has agreed to extradite Kevin Annett to England to face imprisonment when he arrives in Ireland this weekend, according to information obtained through our sources in Ireland’s national police, the Garda​i.​

The same sources indicate that Kevin’s arrest and transportation to a “special administrative prison” in London has been ordered in response to the plan by him and our Brussels-based Common Law Court to open an independent inquiry into the apparent sacrificial murder of children at Tuam, Ireland, commencing on Monday, September 1. These killings have been linked to the catholic-run Ninth Circle cult that includes popes, cardinals and members of the British royal family and Church of England.

In response to this new attack, Kevin Annett has agreed to reschedule his September travel itinerary to temporarily avoid Ireland and any country under so-called “crown of England” jurisdiction, and to accept additional security protection. However, the independent inquiry into the Tuam mass graves and ritual murders in Ireland will proceed ​as scheduled ​
under the auspices of the Common Law court being established in Galway, as part of the September 1 commencement of our Permanent Inquiry into Child Trafficking and Ritual Sacrifice.

For more information on the Inquiry and the Galway common law court case into the Tuam killings, contact itccscentral@gmail.com .

And stay tuned for a personal you tube message from Kevin Annett, to be issued tomorrow, Friday, August 29, and posted at www.itccs.org .


Issued by the Directorate, ITCCS Central
Brussels
28 August, 2014