by Anna von Reitz
Apples and Oranges.
The job before us is to gather together a crate of apples.
US Citizens equals oranges. Americans equals apples.
It seems simple enough, doesn’t it?
Today I got an angry message from Tim in Pennsylvania asking what I know about Beacon 37 and the Republic and what they are trying to do?
I know that Beacon 37 and the Republic and yes, the National Assembly, are all welcoming US Citizens as members, and that means that no, they can’t assemble an actual American State — which is what needs to be done.
Back in 2011, I got involved in RuSA— the “Republic”— under Tim Turner’s leadership.
When I realized they were off track, I went public and told Tim that he was crossing jurisdictions and that we couldn’t do that.
He stomped all over me and would not listen to a word I said; six months later he was in jail serving an 18-year sentence.
Then, in 2015, I met Bruce Doucette.
His heart was in the right place and we became good friends, but within months, he had gotten sidetracked, too, and was doing the same thing as Tim Turner —- crossing jurisdictions.
Again, I warned him. Like Tim Turner, he wouldn’t listen. Three months later he was arrested and now he’s in jail serving a 38-year sentence.
This should be enough to prove that I know what I am talking about, but there are still those “experts” out there who won’t draw the line between apples and oranges.
Here’s what I told Tim in Pennsylvania verbatim:
“I know that Beacon 37 and the Republic and RuSA and yes, National Assembly, too— all welcome and include US Citizens.
And so far as what I am advocating, that is all I need to know.
These organizations are not able to assemble the actual States, nor are they able to reconstruct the Federal States of States that Americans are owed.
As a result, they are just competing against the actual effort that needs to be made, drawing off resources, and confusing the issues.
You “can’t get there from here” is their problem and always has been and more importantly–always will be.
I am not kidding either when I point out that the Territorial Government is under obligation to arrest any United States Citizens engaged in “assembling” or claiming to assemble.
This is the same kind of error that put Bruce Doucette in jail for 38 years and it is not happening to me or anyone who follows what I am doing.
So make up your mind and do one or the other– assemble the actual State and act as one of the People, or get out of the way and stop trying to confuse yourself and your other agenda with me or anything I am doing.”
This is the way it is, and the way it has to be.
Otherwise, I would be open to the same kind of attack as what happened to Turner and Doucette — and more importantly, so would the innocent people who are taking action to build actual State Assemblies.
I owe it to myself and my own good sense and to the people who are depending in Good Faith on the knowledge I share with them, not to make this mistake and not to be associated with anyone who does make this mistake.
I am an apple assembling with other apples. I am staying in my lane and giving nobody cause to claim otherwise.
When and if I see any commingling of my message with these other organizations, I take exception to it and draw the line— both privately and in public.
Last night I gave Jocelyn at PaperUpNow.com the same message I gave Tim Turner and Bruce Doucette.
She has been advertising the Republic as a resource in the same breath as she has been presenting my paperwork — but the Republic as an organization hasn’t ever made correction and is still crossing jurisdictions.
I turned my back on Tim Turner and RuSA though I didn’t want to. I turned my back on Bruce Doucette and wept bitterly– for him and for all of us.
But an orange is an orange and an apple is an apple, and neither I nor the people struggling to assemble the actual States of the Union can afford these kinds of mistakes.
It’s nobody’s “fault”. It doesn’t imply any moral judgement. It’s just a terrible and costly mistake that a great many people make. The way is broad that leads to destruction, but the way to Life is narrow and hard.
The fact remains that if your task is to gather a crate of apples, you have to know what apples are—–and you have to recognize the difference between apples and oranges.