The Defector Recipe: JFK, Muse and YOU!


Muse Rock Art by Cherie Roe Dirksen

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence.

On infiltration instead of invasion. On subversion instead of elections. On intimidation instead of free choice. On guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.

It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources Into the building of a tightly knit highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.” — John. F. Kennedy

This is a segment of a speech given by John. F. Kennedy in 1961 that is the opening of Muse's new song, Defector.

Rocking Out the Shadows

Albeit that JFK was aiming this at the Russians and the Cold War, this speech rings true when one associates the words with the ‘shadow government' of today — wielding it's blatant agenda whilst rubbing our noses in it.

Okay, I'm a big Muse fan and absolutely fell over myself when I listened to this new track — I was galvanized to the point of dropping everything to run off and join that infamous group, Anonymous, or see if Russell Brand needs some pro bono admin staff.

Defect or Die!

The song is about the unremitting human spirit, our freedom that is being sorely compromised and the independence we so richly deserve (if you haven't heard it already, I will have the YouTube link at the end of the blog — I dare you to not jump out your seat and wave your freedom flag about whilst listening!).

Muse has hit the nail on the head, yet again, with this tune that incites one to take a stand against the tyranny of the powers that be.

So what does it mean to be a defector?

The shortened dictionary definition is a person who abandons another person, state/country, cause or doctrine to which one is bound by some tie (as of allegiance or duty).

Where Do I Sign Up?

I so want to be a defector! I want to stick it to the man.

I'm sick of hearing about stories of police brutality, corporate and government corruption, Monsanto poisoning our food, fluoride in our water dumbing us down into passivity and confusion, lies being fed to us through the media and all the rest!

We're supposed to elect the government to serve us but all they do is serve themselves and the greed of the corporate agenda.

We pay the salaries of the police to protect us but they turn on the very citizens that pay their wages.

Community, Community, Community…Oh and Town Meetings

So what can the man on the street do to defect without having to join some covert mission or underground group?

I was listening to an Australian radio presenter the other day (can't remember his name unfortunately) and he said something that really struck a chord.

He was talking about recreating a sense of community where people can discuss issues and find solutions like they did it the golden days of yore — when they had something called a ‘town meeting'.

Bring back the town meeting, for lords sake!

He quite rightly went on to say that since we allowed TV's into our homes, we generally abandoned getting together and discussing better ways forward due to the impression that the TV was giving us all the news and current event updates we needed.

If only we cottoned onto the fact that the media weren't exactly always telling us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Give Me the Good News!

Okay, to cut a long rant short — the good news is that we can still take back the power. That's what this whole ‘awakening' is about, right?

The more aware we are the more we can act and do something about the pickle we find ourselves in.

Just this morning I awoke to find 2 really great news stories — it starts to slowly restore ones faith in humanity and the power we, the people, truly have. Let me share them with you (their headings should clue you in as to what they're about even if you don't want to read them):

History Has Been Made. Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria

Organic Takeover: Toxic Food Makers Lose $4 Billion in Sales in One Year

Change starts one person at a time, one cause at a time and we should try to find solace in even the smallest arenas of positive change.

If you can ignite a fire in your community and start to get to know your neighbors and fellow townies, we most definitely will find our voices again and bring about a new paradigm on this planet.

Yup, it may not happen tomorrow but all the small success stories will eventually turn into an avalanche of human metamorphosis — a recasting of civilization as we know it.

Now, as promised, lend your ears and eyes to Muse's ‘Defector' and be prepared to be blown away!

Cherie-Roe-Dirksen_172x200Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author and multi-media artist from South Africa. To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site

Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality.

You can also follow Cherie on Facebook (The Art of Empowerment).

Cherie posts a new article on CLN every Thursday.  To view her articles, click HERE.

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  1.' heyoka says:

    Aho!! excellent post!!
    it’s happening already. in our own town,
    just by the circumstances and electoral fraud: ballots
    sent to the Philipines, Texas, non-local p.o. boxes, out of city mail
    addresses, refusal to count ballots and tossing away others, changing
    city procedures by the day and as Residents are calling out the
    irregularities, anomalies, “developers” forging city letterheads, the list goes s on ~~~ this seaside town has had to stand up to the challenge
    and like in the ’60’s and ’70’s, garner as individuals, families,
    groups together in different coalitions and town hall meetings.

    Catherine Fitts once said that the federal elections are totally meaningless (and
    through circumstantial evidence, rigged, yes, rigged). that the
    power is found, discovered and REGAINED (through the
    brilliant insight and WISDOM via this article/personal author and countless others waking up) through CHANGING, CLEANING UP YOUR
    OWN LOCAL SYSTEMS. Who is your Sheriff? Who is representing
    your city/town/clan/tribe/coast? Are they backed by developers
    and development agendas (mega-malls, mega-buildings, mega-infrustructure, mega-franchises, “smart technology”, etc)? Do they listen
    to what the people and town hall residents want or ignore them?

    “don’t follower your fears, follow your intelligence.
    your gut feeling, your intuition”


    • Awesome! Thanks for sharing that. You’re absolutely right, you’ve got to start with your immediate surroundings. There’s nothing more powerful than a community spirit and getting to know the people you live with and who does what. That’s where the change all starts. Liberty! 🙂

  2.' taking self-governance back says:

    the good news: as a result, our town is filing a lawsuit against
    the city council who was supposedly representing the people,
    not developmental interests running over our legacy.

    our town and residents have ignited an investigation
    into the pseudo-electoral process and political bullying. likely, there will
    be a prosecution.

    other good news,
    the city-town of san diego filed a lawsuit against Monsanto in
    the organic heirloom front.

    Santa Barbara just won a BAN on new oil drilling
    as a result of the oil spill coastwide.

    runneth us over no more.
    the polarizing 2-party system is dying.
    liberty and self-governance is in.

    australian fellow mentioned in this article”
    Max Igan?
    (max igan: Nobody has any authority over you)

  3. Wow! This is so heartening to hear — thank you SO much for sharing! The Australian presenter could very well have been Max Igan — thanks. ‘Runneth us over no more.’ — love it!!!

  4.' Robert O'Leary says:

    Great article and song, Cherie. Thanks!

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