Website Founder Fred Burks' Resignation from
State Department Reported in Washington Post
Dec. 30, 2004
of you know from an earlier message that after working for 18 years as a
language interpreter with the U.S. Department of State, I resigned last
month because of a requirement to sign a new agreement which requires an
excessive level secrecy. For those who don't know, I served as an
interpreter in the Indonesian language for Presidents GW Bush and Clinton,
Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney, Secretaries of State Powell and Albright,
and many other top officials over the years in my work with the State
secrecy clause of the contract I refused to sign states interpreters
"shall not communicate to any person or organization any information
known to them by reason of their performance of services that has not been
made public," unless written approval is obtained from our superiors. And
this applies for the rest of our lives.
means that if my itinerary has not been made public, I can't even tell my
friends and family in what city and hotel I'm staying while I'm away.
It means that if someone tells me a good joke while I'm working, I can never
tell it to anyone unless it somehow is made public. It means that if I have
heart-warming, inspiring experiences with my visitors (which I've had many),
I would not be able to share them without written approval.
I certainly understand the need for some secrecy, but this level of secrecy
new contract sadly reflects the rampant secrecy which has been growing over
recent years in government. Realizing
that because of this growing trend my resignation might be of interest to
the media, I sent an email to my press contacts, and received some good
coverage. You can read an article on my resignation in the Washington
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49449-2004Dec8.html - Washington Post article
http://www.WantToKnow.info/fredburksresignspost - Washington Post article (if above link fails)
an article in the Oakland Tribune:
you are interested in reading some of the fascinating, revealing stories
from my high-level interpreting, you can read a summary I've complied at:
for a short, inspiring story of the many little miracles that led
me to interpret for presidents:
I am sad to leave this fascinating, enjoyable work, I am now free to focus
even more of my time and energy on my deep commitment to personal and global
transformation through love and empowerment. The websites I've founded and coordinate and these messages are manifestations of this deep commitment.
Matrix Realizations. Along
the lines of personal and global transformation, I'd like to share with
you a realization I had recently about the movie "The Matrix."
For those who haven't seen it, this thought-provoking movie depicts a time
where the entire population of the Earth has become hooked up to a gigantic
supercomputer called the Matrix. While everyone's bodies are in reality
held in pods still and unmoving, enslaved by this master computer which
feeds upon their energy, their brains are busy experiencing what is perceived
to be a completely normal life.
minds of these unmoving captives are responding to and living out a highly
sophisticated computer program run and controlled by the Matrix. A few brave
people in the movie take the "red pill" and manage to escape this
computer-generated reality to do battle with this all-powerful machine.
Below is something that recently came to me about this movie while I was
on a beautiful run up in the hills near my home.
Transforming the Matrix
You remember the
movie "The Matrix"?
Well, guess what. We
do live in the Matrix.
It is a
matrix constructed of our own fears,
both individual and
exploring the roots of the matrix,
the roots of the
fears inside of ourselves,
frees us from
this controlling matrix
and allows us to
more consciously create our reality.
opening to acceptance
and understanding of all parts of ourselves,
both the fear and
the love, the light and the dark,
can transform the matrix.
can transform our fears
into a web of
interconnection made of our love,
both individual and
choosing to recognize fear as an invitation
can powerfully co-create a new paradigm of love and cooperation on Earth.
can transform the Matrix
a web of love and interconnectedness.
An Email with Fascinating Intelligence Information. Along the lines of this matrix and the potential for
transformation, I recently received an email confirming something I had
suspected for quite a while. As background, I know that in every organization
around the world, there are both those who are focused on helping others
and doing what's
best for all of us, and those who are focused on serving their own needs
and desires, often at the expense of others. We all have these two tendencies
within us. Whether we fall more on the self-serving or the service to others
portion of this spectrum is largely a matter of where we choose to focus our attention
my research of the major cover-ups
going on in the world, I've found that intelligence agencies around the
world play a decisive role in political and economic developments through
their secret manipulations and a wide variety of clandestine operations.
As in any organization, some of the agents in these intelligence agencies
are acting largely out of selfish or deluded motives, while others are truly
doing what they believe to be best for their respective countries.
decades, the self-serving intelligence agents have often succeeded
in manipulating the
unsuspecting public into unnecessary wars and a variety of other
activities that benefit the power elite at the expense of those below
them in the power hierarchy. Yet other intelligence agents who
are deeply committed to serving their respective
countries have witnessed these self-serving manipulations by their
colleagues over the years and have done what they could to prevent them.
the email I recently received is correct, a small, but powerful group of
influential intelligence agents in service of the greater good from around
the world long ago formed a group called the Library. Over
many decades, members of the Library have collected and archived
key information on all of the secret manipulations committed by
the self-serving group and the resulting effects on global politics
and economics. When the self-serving group occasionally gets out of control, Library
members leak certain information to the appropriate sources to prevent some
really ugly things from happening.
email I received relayed information from someone calling himself
"the German guy," who claimed to be a member of the Library.
His communication was designed to prevent a purported major attack on Dec.
27th. I chose not to send this email out before the 27th, as the information
was not from a reliable source, and I didn't want to induce fear. I was
also fairly certain that the attack he mentioned would be averted, as I
know his information got into the hands of the people who could do
something about it.
so, the information this gentleman provided in his communications about
the Library and intelligence services was most revealing, and even
inspiring. For those interested in these kinds of things, you may
find the link below to be most interesting and inspiring.
six pages of communications from "The German Guy"
those who might want more, we have a summary
of all 25 pages or so of the German Guy's communications available here. (Note: Since I first sent this message, almost all the
information given by the "German Guy" has been verified.)
A Speculative Interview. For those who are interested in my own speculation regarding what is
going on in the world in the big picture, I was interviewed for almost an
hour on this topic by a friend, Al, who is a radio DJ on an independent
radio station in San Diego. The interview is available for free listening
at the link below.
And for an engaging talk I gave on both major cover-ups and global transformation, click here. I've also written an eight-page essay on my wild journey down the rabbit hole and back to magnificence at this link. Thanks
for your continued interest in what is going on in the world and in working
together to build
a brighter future. As we continue to open ourselves to personal and
global transformation, I have no doubt that we can and will build a better
world together. I wish you a most meaningful, inspiring new year ahead.
With best wishes,
P.S. For how my resignation eventually led to a week of being a celebrity in
Indonesia, a front page article in the Wall Street Journal, and more, click here. For an inspiring 12-minute video talk on on my whistleblowing experiences, click here.
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