01. Beyond Denial, Being Responsible | Reclaiming the Sovereign Mind | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

The greatest challenge in reclaiming our sovereignty is breaking the chains of denial and taking responsibility for freeing ourselves from the chains of mental, physical, emotional and economic slavery. It takes courage to open our eyes, step beyond denial and acknowledge various“holocausts” as they arise and forge the appropriate, non-violent human response.

My friends, it does take a response? 

These days a response, any response, is better than no response at all. Too often in the light of truth human beings become paralyzed and simply do not respond to either a crisis or an opportunity. Their cognitive dissonance is too great to overcome their fear of knowing and acknowledging the truth.

Somehow in the social conditioning of modern culture, the inability to respond is seen as a virtue, a privilege or a position of power. But the very foundation of individual sovereignty requires responsibility – the ability to respond – and without it there can be no shift or change from the present political context. Either we are slaves, or we are free, sovereignty, independent, responsible human beings.

This takes an independent, thinking and compassionate human being to discern or discriminate between “reality” and the false or fake news projected through the legacy news media – lies, propaganda, advertising, distractions, and deception which then must be correctly sensed and interpreted by our own intelligent brain. M. Scott Peck coined the term, “people of the lie” to describe the condition whereby the lie, or what is false, is defended against what is actually true.


Restoring Discernment & Discrimination

Each one of us must eventually get in touch with, feel and connect with our own individual moral conscience and infinitely sourced intelligence distinct from any external source of overwhelming, stimulating, distracting, misinforming, legacy or alternative news media which may very well have contaminated our innate ability to discern between what is real, and what is fiction. 

The inability to discern, to discriminate, to make distinctions, amidst emotional moods of indifference and apathy, is described as “reality erosion”. This disability is accelerating at a rapid rate with the advent of social media and confusion about what is actually real. This post-millennial generation have become the “people of the screen”.

Discernment and integration are two inherent faculties of the healthy human mind, essential for survival. Once again we must learn to think for ourselves, then apply our critical thinking and discernment skills. In this sense, discrimination or discernment is an attribute of intelligence and should be encouraged and developed.

“We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions.We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.” ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Restoring Response – Ability

After several “me” generations being conditioned for “non-responsibility”, to look out for “me-first”, do your own thing – the American people, and others around the Earth, have too often surrendered virtue for vice, rights for privileges, long-term sustainability for short-term profits, temporal pleasures instead of perpetual peace and bliss. 

This prevalent attitude of “non-responsibility” has become so endemic in modern culture along with extreme narcissism  such as: friends not returning phone calls, friends not answering calls for help and assistance, the rich ignoring homeless people in the streets, thieves stealing from the old on the streets, judges and attorneys convicting the innocent in courtrooms for profit, “banksters” stealing homes through fraudulent foreclosures, etcetera, etcetera.

Without “response – ability” (i.e., the ability to respond), the American people and others will be hopelessly enslaved. 

> REALITY EROSION — Inability to discriminate between what is real and what is fiction.

Return to Virtue & Ethics

Without a return to virtue, ethics and morality evident in the natural law, the American people and others will eventually self-destruct in a democratic tyranny of mob violence and a return to feudalism. Since the first edition of this book published in 1992, this has become more self-evident.

As one example consider the brutality and rudeness evident in entertainment films, legacy news and social media, the glorification of violence, war and victim-hood in soap operas and television shows. These influences profoundly effect the culture and the mindset of the people. Boycott these influences and free your mind!

Even if we reach beyond denial, take response-ability and apply intelligent virtue, the immensity of the issues, concerns and problems presenting themselves all at time are often paralyzing us into inaction, despite having access to intelligent information, solutions and strategies. 

Ignorance my friends is not bliss!

“If a problem portrayed…appears to involve more effort or sacrifice than we can imagine,or if even maximum effort…would fail to prevent the tragedy, we are tempted to sever the link between stimulus and emotional response.” ~ Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States 


  1. There have been many “holocausts” throughout history. In 2022, we are witnessing a “medical holocaust”, possibly an “extinction event” of mass proportions given the COVID-19 pandemic response and the resulting “killer” vaccines being administered globally,
  2. Wikipedia | M. Scott Peck coined the term “people of the lie”; People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck; Amazon.
  3. Wikipedia | Daniel J. Boorstin, Historian at the University of Chicago & Twelfth Librarian of the U.S. Congress; The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel Boorstin (1992).
  4. Johnny Liberty coined the phrase “response—ability”.
  5. Wikipedia | Joel Leroy Achenbach, staff writer for The Tropic, magazine of the Miami Herald & Washington Post , coined the term “reality erosion”.
  6. Wikipedia | Feudalism; This author would describe modern “feudalism” as a condition whereby each locale has its own set of laws, rules and customs distinct and often contradictory than other locales. Cities, counties, states and national governments have numerous conflicting laws, rules and customs which create confusion and disunion among the people.
  7. Wikipedia | Albert A. Gore Jr., 45th Vice President of the United States; Quote from Earth in the Balance by Albert Gore (Plume, Houghton-Mifflin, New York, 1992, p. 28).

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.28 – 30


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