Are you looking for Solutions for America in Distress

You are in the right place to find out about what is really going on behind the scenes in the patriot movement in America, including solutions from Oathkeepers, Anna Von Reitz, Constitutional Sheriffs, Richard Mack, and many more people who are leading the charge to restore America to freedom and peace. Please search on the right for over 7400 articles.
You will find some conflicting views from some of these authors. You will also find that all the authors are deeply concerned about the future of America. What they write is their own opinion, just as what I write is my own. If you have an opinion on a particular article, please comment by clicking the title of the article and scrolling to the box at the bottom on that page. Please keep the discussion about the issues, and keep it civil. The administrator reserves the right to remove any comment for any reason by anyone. Use the golden rule; "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Additionally we do not allow comments with advertising links in them for your products. When you post a comment, it is in the public domain. You have no copyright that can be enforced against any other individual who comments here! Do not attempt to copyright your comments. If that is not to your liking please do not comment. Any attempt to copyright a comment will be deleted. Copyright is a legal term that means the creator of original content. This does not include ideas. You are not an author of articles on this blog. Your comments are deemed donated to the public domain. They will be considered "fair use" on this blog. People donate to this blog because of what Anna writes and what Paul writes, not what the people commenting write. We are not using your comments. You are putting them in the public domain when you comment. What you write in the comments is your opinion only. This comment section is not a court of law. Do not attempt to publish any kind of "affidavit" in the comments. Any such attempt will also be summarily deleted. Comments containing foul language will be deleted no matter what is said in the comment.


Sunday, January 16, 2022

The First Question --- Finally Answered?

 By Anna Von Reitz

In my life there have been many unanswered questions.  Let me give you an example. 


My Grandmother had a stereoscope, which was a strange viewing apparatus that used postcard-like printed paper photographs that featured two identical images of the same thing, one on the right side of the card, one on the left.  When you peered through the eyepiece at this strange card, it made the photographs appear to be in 3D.  The tiny amount of offset between the eyes and the two photographs introduced the illusion of another dimension being present. 

I spent many hours pouring through her collection of stereoscope cards.  

There were cards from all around the world, everywhere and every subject you could think of. 

In this way, I visited the Amorite Hill Country north of Jerusalem and saw the homes of the giants who once lived there. I visited Saudi Arabia and the Bedouin Tribes of North Africa as they appeared more than a century ago.  I traveled with Baron von St. Pauli on his difficult and dangerous expeditions to collect rare plants from around the world.  I went to Cuba, and visited a cigar factory in Havana. 

And of course, I visited the world's great cathedrals and saw the Sphinx up close and personal, the Great Pyramid, and so much more.  

My Grandmother was content to let me rummage to my heart's delight.  In her view, I was getting my Grand Tour early in life, and inexpensively, too.  

"About all you are missing is Australia and Greenland."  she'd say.   And that was quite true.  I went to the World Fairs.  I walked the Boardwalk on the New Jersey Shore.  I visited Russia, Finland and Sweden.  I saw Reindeer in Siberia.  I attended a Mayan Sun Ceremony and walked the beach at Waikiki. I shared the view from the top of the Empire State Building. 

I was completely happy.  What a world!  What a place to explore!  I would dive into the boxes of stereoscope photos on a dull Sunday afternoon and not emerge until nightfall and primitive electric light sources made viewing less pleasant.  For the most part, I loved this "toy" from the Nineteenth Century and saw no reason for Disney.  

What could bright colored talking mice offer compared to the black and white glories of St. Petersburg?  

So my easy and happy familiarity with the world I lived in was founded on photographs, mostly black and white, and then, all I needed was an Atlas to help locate the sources of all these photos, which my Father happily provided, along with access to his collection of classical music. 

My Mother sniffed and let me play her Country Western records, too.  

It was, all in all, a great introduction to the world we live in, bolstered by my Mother's willingness to provide her version of the world's great culinary classics.  She had to raise her own eggplants to do it, but we had Eggplant Parmigiana, we had Greek Souvlaki, we had Chocolate Gateau and Egg Rolls and Flan.  Every Sunday she was apt to do her own Julia Child imitation and try something new, from some other corner of the world. 

But, while all these memories are abundantly and uniformly happy, there was something I noticed back then about some of the photos that seemed odd.  These were usually what we would call panoramic photos or landscape photos that encompassed a very expansive view of the subject --- say, Westminster or St. Peter's Basilica or the center of St. Petersburg --- and yet, there were no people visible in these photos at all.  

Say what?  Not even a horse and cart?   

I used to wonder how they accomplished that pristine view of the buildings and streets without also capturing images of all the thousands of human inhabitants.  Everyone in St. Petersburg decided to stay home en masse, so our photographer had his big chance?  Milwaukee empted out for the photo op?  

That part of it never made sense, and there were quite a few photos like this in my Grandmother's collection, all showing these beautiful buildings and exotic places, but all of them devoid of people.  This eerie --- and inexplicable --- emptiness haunted my dreams.  I would mentally go visit all of these places, but always alone.  The grand museums, churches and government buildings were all empty. How? Why? 

I always wondered.  I even asked the adults.  My Grandmother wrinkled her nose, paused a moment, looked at me sharply, but ultimately shrugged.  She didn't know, either.  

It's some comfort to know, all these years later, that I wasn't alone in wondering about this odd phenomenon.  Please take the time to watch this video and at least consider some of the questions it raises and information it provides. Apparently, I wasn't the only one spooked by the "empty photographs".  


----------------------------

See this article and over 3400 others on Anna's website here: www.annavonreitz.com

To support this work look for the Donate button on this website. 

How do we use your donations?  Find out here.