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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2010, 06:28:20 PM »
When I and others say that ruling-class oligarchs are literally waging economic “war” against us, that’s not hyperbole, but a mere acknowledgement of cold, harsh reality.

To fully understand what I mean, consider the following six-part report by David DeGraw:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/austerity-fascism-is-coming-and-it-will-be-brutal.html

Austerity Fascism Is Coming And It Will Be Brutal

Welcome to the age of rage – riots and revolutions will be the reaction to the next stage of the new world order



Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Top historians, social and financial analysts are warning that the draconian austerity measures currently being prepared by governments in the west will cause riots and even revolutions as people react with fury in response to their jobs, savings, basic public services, pensions and welfare money being seized by the financial terrorists who caused the economic collapse in the first place.

British historian Simon Schama is a creature of the establishment and he makes it clear whose side he is on at the end of his recent column for the Bilderberg-controlled Financial Times entitled, The World Teeters on the Brink of a New Age of Rage. However, the fact that he is an elitist at heart only makes Schama’s predications all the more alarming. This is someone on the inside who is painfully aware of the fact that the imminent attempt on behalf of the globalists to enforce so-called “austerity measures” on the people of the west, which in reality is a euphemistic term for the next leg of the new world order, is not just going to cause riots and mass social unrest, but it could even lead to revolution if the elite allow the situation to spiral out of their control.

Schama’s forecast that “we might be on the threshold of an age of rage” is not to be taken lightly. This isn’t coming from Alex Jones, Max Keiser or Gerald Celente, it’s coming directly from a man considered to be Britain’s pre-eminent contemporary historian.

Schama writes that the coming austerity measures, particularly in America where anger “targeted at an elitist federal authority is raging through the US like a fever,” will require “Barack Obama to be more than a head tutor. It will need him to be a warrior of the word every bit as combative as the army of the righteous that believes it has the Constitution on its side, and in its inchoate thrashings, can yet bring down the governance of the American Republic.”

In other words, Obama will have to ditch “misplaced obligations of civility” and become an authoritarian enforcer in order to emerge successful against the rising tide of Constitutionalist rage that will be directed against the coming austerity fascism.

We’ve all seen the numerous videos of protesters in Greece rioting, fighting police, and even firebombing banks and killing people in reaction to the crippling austerity measures imposed by the government in the name of appeasing the mandates of the European Union’s near $1 trillion dollar bailout package. However, the establishment media as a whole has largely failed to identify precisely what those austerity measures are, and more importantly how they will almost undoubtedly lead to massive social dislocation in the UK and the United States when implemented.

The austerity measures currently being considered and indeed implemented in the UK and other European countries, with the United States not too far behind, can be summarized as follows.

- Massive cuts to public services that are two or three times larger in size than anything we’ve witnessed since the second world war.

- Both capping of and reduction of salaries for public sector workers that will inevitably lead to huge strikes, bringing whole countries to a standstill for weeks on end, further eviscerating any economic recovery. Public sector workers in France and Spain are already staging large industrial strikes. As we saw in Greece, strikes routinely lead to riots and violence.

- Shocking tax increases that if they mirror previous trends could amount to an astounding 98 per cent tax on all earnings over a low level of income. Such increases would virtually eliminate the middle class because all earnings over around £20,000 ($28,000) would almost entirely go straight to the government. Knowing that such exorbitant hikes would cause millions of people to try to evade tax, thousands of new tax inspectors are being hired to crackdown on evaders. In the United States, 16,000 new IRS agents were recently hired in anticipation of people avoiding massive tax hikes that are in the pipeline, as well as new taxes as a result of Obamacare, which will begin to be implemented in the coming years.

- Cuts in social welfare payments that will devastate the poor if they are already laboring under runaway inflation. The economically deprived will take to the streets with a mind set of nothing to lose if the government handouts they have become dependent on are drastically reduced.

- VAT increases for people who already pay some of the highest income tax levels in the world. Europeans are forced to pay a 15-25 per cent surcharge on the purchase of most items and services, and this stealth tax is only set to increase. Greece recently upped its VAT from 21 per cent to 23 per cent. In the United States, President Obama has made it clear that a value added tax is “still on the table” as the IMF also outlines plans for a financial transaction tax which amounts to yet another insidious stealth tax on consumption.

- Governments will try to seize pension funds by continually raising the retirement age so pensions are constantly kept out of reach until people die. In Greece, the government is linking the pension to the average life span index, so most people won’t even get it before they die. Strikes across France in response to similar proposals have closed schools, delayed flights and caused chaos.

- In many European countries, laws govern the amount of employees private companies can fire in any one period of time. In Greece, the number of people companies will be allowed to lay off has doubled from 2% to 4% of their work force. Taken to its extreme, this could double unemployment in the private sector, placing yet more strain on unemployment benefits, which will also be reduced, and driving people into poverty.

[Continued...]
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2010, 10:13:46 AM »
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”

-- Thomas Paine

“Out upon nature, in upon himself, back through the mists that shroud the past, forward into the darkness that overhangs the future, turns the restless desire that arises when the animal wants slumber in satisfaction. Beneath things, he seeks the law; he would know how the globe was forged and the stars were hung, and trace to their origins the springs of life. And, then, as the man develops his nobler nature, there arises the desire higher yet--the passion of passions, the hope of hopes--the desire that he, even he, may somehow aid in making life better and brighter, in destroying want and sin, sorrow and shame. He masters and curbs the animal; he turns his back upon the feast and renounces the place of power; he leaves it to others to accumulate wealth, to gratify pleasant tastes, to bask themselves in the warm sunshine of the brief day. He works for those he never saw and never can see; for a fame, or maybe but for a scant justice, that can only come long after the clods have rattled upon his coffin lid. He toils in the advance, where it is cold, and there is little cheer from men, and the stones are sharp and the brambles thick. Amid the scoffs of the present and the sneers that stab like knives, he builds for the future; he cuts the trail that progressive humanity may hereafter broaden into a highroad.”

-- Henry George, Progress and Poverty, p. 136


"We honor Liberty in name and in form. We set up her statues and sound her praises. But we have not fully trusted her. And with our growth so grow her demands. She will have no half service!

"Liberty! it is a word to conjure with, not to vex the ear in empty boastings. For Liberty means Justice, and Justice is the natural law--the law of health and symmetry and strength, of fraternity and co-operation.

"They who look upon Liberty as having accomplished her mission when she has abolished hereditary privileges and given men the ballot, who think of her as having no further relations to the everyday affairs of life, have not seen her real grandeur--to them the poets who have sung of her must seem rhapsodists, and her martyrs fools! As the sun is the lord of life, as well as of light; as his beams not merely pierce the clouds, but support all growth, supply all motion, and call forth from what would otherwise be cold and inert mass all the infinite diversities of being and beauty, so is liberty to mankind. It is not for an abstraction that men have toiled and died; that in every age the witnesses of Liberty have suffered.

"We speak of Liberty as one thing, and of virtue, wealth, knowledge, invention, national strength and national independence as other things. But of all these, Liberty is the source, the mother, the necessary condition. She is to virtue what light is to color; to wealth what sunshine is to grain; to knowledge what eyes are to sight. She is the genius of invention, the brawn of national strength, the spirit of national independence....

"Only in broken gleams and partial light has the sun of Liberty yet beamed among men, but all progress hath she called forth....

"Liberty calls to us again. We must follow her further; we must trust her fully. Either we must wholly accept her or she will not stay. It is not enough that men should vote; it is not enough that they should be theoretically equal before the law. They must have liberty to avail themselves of the opportunities and means of life; they must stand on equal terms with reference to the bounty of nature. Either this, or Liberty withdraws her light! Either this, or darkness comes on, and the very forces that progress has evolved turn to powers that work destruction. This is the universal law. This is the lesson of the centuries. Unless its foundations be laid in justice the social structure cannot stand."

-- Henry George, Progress and Poverty, pp. 546-548
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2010, 10:55:25 AM »
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_6068.shtml

Do you feel independent on Independence Day?

By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Jul 2, 2010

Before “Old Glory” gets raised, the burgers and dogs go on the grill; before the potato salad and coleslaw and other goodies get heaped on your plate, let me lay this pickle next to them . . .

First, do you feel independent if you’re one of the 10 to 20 percent of America’s unemployed facing your benefits being cut?

Do you feel independent if your voices expressed in the US government, the Congress and President, seem to be in the pockets of all those multi-large corporations they should be monitoring?

Do you feel independent if you have a financial bill that doesn’t renew the Glass-Steagall Act, which would separate big banks, including “too big to fail banks” into either commercial banks or investment banks? This would help make investment banks small enough to fail and not blow their depositor’s money plus investors’ cash.

Do you feel financially independent since the loopholes in derivatives have not been properly addressed in the financial bill? Finance guru Martin Weiss gives you a list of derivatives he calls the Derivative Monster: Alive and Kicking Despite Reforms.

Do you feel independent if you’re always worried that your bank or brokerage is going under? Or that your pension will be cut? Or that Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare will be cut, as they have been since the trio’s inceptions?

Do you feel independent if you think the stock market, our economy or the world’s economies are going to fail due to the excessive debt incurred by the financial and government sectors?

Do you feel independent with the Fed printing your country’s money pell mell and the Treasury spending it on bailouts?

Do you feel independent if you’re facing or have gone through foreclosure as millions of Americans have, victimized by mortgage companies who gave you a loan that you couldn’t pay for, or time-bombed it with exploding charges, or both?

Do you feel independent if the recent Health Reform Bill will give away upwards of $400 million dollars to insurance companies to supposedly cover the uninsured; that is, those who can’t pay for insurance when Medicare could have been expanded into a single-payer plan to cover those Americans at a much lower cost?

Do you feel independent if you can’t pay for coverage and you get fined, but need the money for other priorities like food and shelter?

Do you feel independent if a bridge has fallen in your area, your infrastructure is crumbling, your municipal bond issues failing, signifying bankrupt state and city governments?

Do you feel independent when you’re government will be spending $3 trillion dollars next year, with 53 cents of every dollar for defense [read: imperialism], leaving 47 cents per dollar for everything else?

Do you feel independent when the national debt is $12.5 trillion? Or do you feel owned by China and other creditors?

Do you feel independent when the majority of Americans voted for Obama “to stop the dumb wars” while he’s escalated the Afghanistan war that spilled into Pakistan?

Do you feel independent about the Senate debating giving him $33 billion more for war, that is, on top of the $30 billion he got a short while back?

Do you feel independent when no one in government seems to be listening as you say “not,” as if they’re deaf, dumb and blind?

Do you feel independent when Internet Czar Cass Sunstein wants to fine you if you write something that’s not the government party line, or wants a pop-up leading you back to the US point of view like a Viagra ad when you’re looking for the truth?

Do you feel independent when you know the NSA has the right to monitor all foreign and domestic calls you make or emails that you write? Do you feel independent knowing Big Brother is looking over your shoulder 24/7?

Do you feel independent when you hear about internment camps for protestors being built around the USA? ....

Do you feel independent when a major oil company, BP, can’t stop a major oil disaster [read: false flag -- see this and this] in the Gulf in more than two months, and doesn’t seem to have a clue, no matter what the government says to them?

And do you feel independent when the Minerals Management Service, established to prevent disasters like this was in bed (literally) with BP, reducing standards, failing to have plans let alone back-up plans for dealing with the noxious results?

And do you feel independent when Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for natural gas can poison your drinking water with some 596 toxic chemicals, with the possibility of some 40 trillion gallons of chemically infused water created by the drilling so far.

Do you feel independent when you turn on your faucet and the gas-infused water that pours out can be set on fire with your cigarette lighter?

Do you feel independent when your major city is next on the list to have fracking and poisoned water flow from reservoirs to the populace?

Do you feel independent to know that in 2005 Vice President Dick Cheney exempted fracking from many long-standing environmental regulations, most notably the Safe Drinking Water Act?

Does the sum total of this short list of questions and another a hundred times longer that you or I could compile make you feel independent?

Or does it make you feel as if you’re living in a country whose government is occupied by an army of corporate lobbyists representing private interests far beyond your power -- and you must remain silent and cross-eyed?

Does it make you feel independent that all the massive tax cuts have benefited just the wealthiest people in our country? And that many of these people want to cut your Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, corporate pension or health plans, for more personal enrichment?

Does it make you feel independent to know the middle class is being wiped out to enrich the wealthy?

Do you feel independent knowing that the working class is struggling to keep its head above water?

Do you feel independent knowing that all this was a plan inaugurated by right-winger Ronald Reagan in 1980, the president who quadrupled the deficit with bigger military spending and tax cuts? What’s wrong with that picture?

Do you feel independent knowing Democrats (the working man’s party) all along the way have joined in to bloat the military and cut social programs, including public school education at every level?

Do you feel independent when the Tea-Baggers [read: the pro-war/pro-police state/pro-Wall Street Republicans who hijacked the Tea Party movement] ask the government “to get off their backs” instead of asking government “to get on the case” and make laws and regulations to control free-trade, which is definitely not free of corruption, and outright “Wall Street-style stealing” in countless ways from the US taxpayer.

Do you feel independent knowing that depleted uranium (DU) used in US Weaponry to increase its “bang” or “protective” ability is poisoning the US military, as well as the people of Central Asia and the Mideast; and that writers like myself will be maligned by Department of Defense assets for writing this?

Do you feel independent not being told DU is made with Uranium 238 that aerosolizes when it explodes on impact into the atmosphere, poisoning earth, air and water as well as the human and animal immune systems?

Do you feel independent knowing that your mainstream media won’t report on most of these issues because they are controlled by the dollars of multi-national corporations who don’t want to rock the entertainment rowboat with reality?

Do you feel independent knowing that the 9/11 Commission was not independent and that each member was tied to the Bush administration, and that its report should properly be called the 9/11 Commission of Omissions’ Report?

Do you feel independent knowing that 9/11, compromised as it was, was the inciting incident for the “War on Terror,” which movie is still running in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and so on, having swallowed $3 trillion so far and 3 million lives?

These are only a few of my favorite questions concerning your independence and mine on July 4, 2010, Independence Day, as it was named by our forefathers, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the framers of our Constitution.

Oh, and by the way, do you feel independent knowing that the USAPATRIOT ACT was and is unconstitutional and that torture and rendition are still sanctioned, and that the president now has the power to send assassination teams to anywhere in the world to kill whomever he deems involved with terrorism. Is that not a form of terror itself?

But by now, I’ve probably given you agita. I apologize, but the truth shall set you free as long as you keep asking questions and feeling independent enough to do so. Silence is the handmaiden of tyranny. Remember that today, everyday.

And have a good weekend. Maybe take a minute to make your own list of people, places, or events that don’t make you feel free. After all, the Declaration says our government derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government . . .”
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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The Decision: Freedom or Slavery?
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2010, 10:59:10 AM »
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The Decision: Freedom or Slavery?

The Excavator
July 15, 2010

It is obvious to every human being in the world that something is wrong in America, where the fate of a sports star is given prime-time attention on national television, while the fate of criminal bankers on Wall Street goes unreported, unmentioned, undecided. If John F. Kennedy was alive he would probably tell Americans: Ask not what Lebron James can do for your city’s basketball team; ask what Wall Street has done to your city’s dreams and hopes.

Instead of a Kennedy, or an Andrew Jackson in the White House, who called the private banking establishment a “den of vipers,” there is a callous, fake, and devious politician that does not have any loyalty to his country, or any inkling of patriotism. He golfs with big banksters, and delivers speeches written by top elitists. The man is so emotionally shallow that he can’t articulate the nation’s anger and distress about the state of the economy without the use of a teleprompter. He isn’t just missing a beat; he’s missing the entire song. And even when he is able to stir some emotions by appealing to people’s distrust of Wall Street, his words are no more authentic than those that are written for a Hollywood film actor. What’s even more scandalous is that he is manipulating the little public support that he has for a corrupt globalist political agenda that he was groomed early on in his political career to carry out.

What else can be said about such a despicable liar as the current President of the United States? Is he aware of the magnitude of the fraud that he is perpetuating on the American people, and on mankind? Does he perceive what penalties lie ahead for him by continuing to insult the American people’s intelligence and sovereignty? Do the American people fully understand the implications of his lies about the wars in the Middle East, 9/11, Wall Street, and the new corporate order agenda? If they did, they should impeach him now. Right now.

Writer and historian Thomas Carlyle warned in his 1850 essay, “Stump-orator,” about men like Barack Obama, and other deceptive politicians, saying that they must not be followed, but exposed, and forever shamed. Carlyle:

    “Alas, the palpable liar with his tongue does at least know that he is lying, and has or might have some faint vestige of remorse and chance of amendment; but the impalpable liar, whose tongue articulates mere accepted commonplaces, cants and babblement, which means only “Admire me, call me an excellent stump-orator!” –of him what hope is there? His thought, what thought he had, lies dormant, inspired only to invent vocables and plausibilities; while the tongue goes glib, the thought is absent, gone a-wool-gathering; getting itself drugged with the applausive ‘Hear, hear!” –what will become of such a man? His idle thought has run all to seed, and grown false and the giver of falsities; the inner light of his mind is gone out; all his light is mere putridity and phosphorescence henceforth. Whosoever is in quest of ruin, let him with assurance follow that man,” (Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets, pg. 181).

How long will the world listen to anything that Obama says, or any other puppet lined up behind him who will continue the same agenda of permanent war, permanent spying by the sate, and permanent ownership of society by private banks and corporations? How long will you go along? How long will I?

Why aren’t there more individuals in the U.S. government like Thomas A. Drake and Sibel Edmonds? More talk show hosts on radio like Alex Jones? More journalists in the media like Russ Baker? More news anchors like Amy Goodman? More writers like Arthur Silber and Chris Floyd? More soldiers like Hugh Thompson, Jr.? The world needs bravery, and courage above everything else. Truth-tellers are the peacemakers. They are loyal to a higher authority, to human rights, to the rule of law. Obama, and the U.S. government have zero authority. Dissent against such a criminal state, and the corrupt politicians who serve it is not an act of unlawful rebellion, but an act of true citizenship; a reminder to petty tyrants that draconian laws will not be tolerated by free men and women.

In the book, “Crimes of Obedience: Toward A Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility,” authors Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton emphasize the power to say no to state sanctioned criminality that every human being is born with. Following orders is not a valid excuse. Avoiding individual responsibility is cowardice. They write; “Crimes of obedience are a consequence of authority run amok. They become possible when individuals abandon personal responsibility for actions taken under superior orders, continuing to obey when they ought to be disobeying,” (Kelman & Hamilton, 1989, pg. 20).

For much of the book, Kelman and Hamilton focus on the breakdown of morality, and the human fear of state authority that had allowed the My Lai Massacre to take place, but at the very end they recount the hopeful story of a French village called Le Chambon that housed German and Eastern European Jews under Nazi rule:

    “A deeply moving demonstration of the power of social norms against dehumanization was provided by the small Protestant village of Le Chambon in southern France in the years 1940 to 1944, during the period of the Vichy government and the Nazi occupation (Hallie, 1979). Under the leadership of their pastor, the villagers organized themselves into a place of refuge for victims of persecution, most of whom were Jews–and not even French Jews, but refugees from Germany and Eastern Europe. At great cost and in the face of enormous dangers, the people of Le Chambon established houses of refuge for children, sheltered refugees in their own homes, provided them with identity and ration cards, took care of their needs, and helped them escape when the necessity or opportunity arose. Through their efforts, thousands of children and adults were saved from arrest, deportation, and certain death. Many factors combined to launch and sustain this project of organized resistance to government authority: the history of the Protestants in France; the Chambonnais’ sense of obligation to a higher, religious, authority; the character of Andre Trocme, the pastor, and the villagers’ relationship to him; the solidarity of the community. But the motive force behind the resistance, according to Philip Hallie, was the concern for individual human beings shared by the community’s leaders and members–a concern marked by an attitude of caring, a responsiveness to others’ pain, and a sense of duty to help human beings in need. The Chambonnais refused to go along with attempts to dehumanize the victims. When Andre Trocme was informed by a high official about the need to deport the Jews, he replied: “We do not know what a Jew is. We know only men” (Hallie, 1979, p. 103). This response contrasts tellingly with Lieutenant Calley’s statement, cited earlier: “I did not sit down and think in terms of men, women, and children. They were all classified the same . . . just as enemy soldiers” (Hammer, 1971, p. 257).

    We began this book with the story of a village in which a crime of obedience was committed during the Vietnam War. It is appropriate that we end the book with the recollection of another village, at another time and place, whose occupants individually and collectively resisted destructive authorities and refused complicity in an officially sanctioned crime. Despite the continuing prevalence of crimes of obedience and the widespread readiness to submit to authority without question, we draw some optimism from the knowledge that the world of modern bureaucracies provides the setting not only for My Lais but also for Le Chambons,” (Kelman & Hamilton, 1989, pg. 337 – 338).

It is a sad reflection of our times that the citizen is not the center of the political universe in America, or almost anywhere in the world, and when he is given some attention during a special occasion like an election, the central aim is to transfer his fanatical impulses that are usually dedicated to his favorite sports team, or television show to a particular political party, or political puppet. But as Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton illustrate in their book, the citizen has the power to place himself in the center of the moral universe, and from there, take a stand for human justice, and the rule of law.

If we collectively and peacefully resist the U.S. military, NATO, and Israel, then the war crimes in the Middle East will be stopped, and future crimes can be prevented. I can’t see why this is so difficult. What is stopping us from taking a bold stand for justice, and the rule of law? Most of us know how great a hoax the war on terrorism is, so why are we not taking a more assertive position against government authority in the West? Can we not see that what was once the shadow of tyranny is now in full-view, with its dark sun shining darkly over us? Are we too distracted by the latest celebrity gossip to decide between freedom and slavery, not only for ourselves, but for future generations, and not only in the West, but for all Mankind? How shameful it is that media propaganda has conquered the fighting spirits of men in our age, blunted our sense of right and wrong, and convinced us to live every day like the last; to tolerate gross human injustices, and the liars who help cover them up.

Professor William McNeile Dixon advised us in the middle of the last century to never lose sight of the treasures of human freedom, and never accept slavery in whatever rag it wraps itself. Dixon:

    “Men are to accept serfdom for the sake of peace and quiet, the content of the dungeon, where you have regular meals, and are in no danger from robbers. It is an agreeable prospect. For my part I should be much surprised and disappointed in my fellow creatures where they so poor in spirit as to prefer plenty in servitude to freedom with a diet of herbs, were they prepared to accept the ‘base, dishonorable, vile submission’, to lose all dignity and stateliness in their outlook upon both life and death. Time will tell,” (The Human Situation, pg. 292).
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Oath Breakers and the Age of Treason
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2010, 12:02:45 PM »
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Oath Breakers and the Age of Treason
      
The Excavator
July 24, 2010

Patriotism,” said George Orwell, “has nothing to do with conservatism.” Love for one’s country is not right or left; it is not the sole province of the poor, or the rich; and it can be expressed in different ways. Benjamin Franklin gave voice to the spirit of patriotism when he said; “We must all hang together or we shall most assuredly all hang separately.” Today, patriotism is in need of greater allegiance than ever before. Almost all countries in the world, but especially America because it is the largest military power, are under the threat of a global dictatorial “new world order” that is being deceptively established as the coming together of nations in the interests of saving the planet, but in reality serves the interests of a private international banking cartel, and the global corporate elite. It is a war between two classes more than it is a war between two philosophies. Both sides, the nationalist patriots, and the globalist oligarchs, have much to gain, and lose.


“Patriotism,” said George Orwell, “has nothing to do
with conservatism.”


How did we get to this point in history? Telling the facts is complicated because they are not gossip material, and they are hidden from public discussion by the mainstream media, but once they are grasped, it is really quite simple to understand. Powerful elites have always dominated nations, from the Greeks to the modern world, and America is not an exception, but never have the top one percent of oligarchs acted so aggressively against the interests of the people.

Since the end of WWII, America has been misdirected by its government controllers in the biggest way, and for the most evil designs. John F. Kennedy tried to change course, but he got shot in the head for it. It wasn’t pretty. Forty-seven years after his death, and there still isn’t any sense of national closure because his true murderers have not faced justice. In fact, they still rule America through the usual tricks of the trade: deception, secrecy, and fear. Largely unknown to them until now, the American people have suffered under a tyrannical and traitorous shadow corporate-state that killed their President, and which operates secretly behind a cowardly, and self-serving political class, in the name of “National Security.” High treason, war crimes, and state terror are the defining features of this “National Security State.” And it was created for purposes that are not much different from those of the Nazi regime; power, greed, and world domination for elite profits.

In short, America was covertly overthrown by a tight-knit group of criminal insiders. The coup happened in stages, and achieved through deception, assassination, and terrorism. The seminal dates are 1913, when the private Federal Reserve Bank was established; 1963, which saw the assassination of a real and independent president; and 2000, the beginning of the Bush Administration and the reign of the neoconservatives, who got into power by stealing the election.

From the fifties onward, with the honorable exception of John F. Kennedy’s brief reign as President, the American people have been treated as slaves, and held hostage by their much despised government, public representatives, and shadow rulers. No more a constitutional republic, America became a totalitarian “top secret” empire that is guilty of the invasion and occupation of two innocent countries in the Middle East, and is waging the largest illegal war in history, a “war on freedom” disguised as a “war on terrorism.”

Outlandish language like the “war on terrorism” is the norm in Orwellian America, where everything is the reverse of what government leaders say. The “Patriot Act” of 2001 is actually the “Traitor Act.” The war on terrorism is the war on freedom; the 9/11 investigation is the 9/11 cover up; Israel’s acts of self-defense are in reality acts of criminal aggression; the financial collapse is the financial heist and con; hope and change is more of the same; national security is national tyranny; a new world order is the last vestiges of an old world’s chaos. But the truth matters little, and instead, lies are cherished. Like sheep, the people are deceived into loving the traitors, and fearing the patriots.

Mass propaganda, secrecy, and deception are the linchpins of the NSS. The American people are denied the full knowledge of the shadow government’s crimes and lies, and since they lack foresight, knowledge of the past, and historical imagination, many of them can’t anticipate future deceptions, and future acts of state terror by their two-faced criminal leaders. But that is changing, as more people in America and around the world are waking up, and starting to see the great political crisis that hangs over America, and indeed, all of mankind.

The times we’re living in are so tense that I can hardly sleep at night. Civilization is threatened by the presence of lunatic criminals in the highest positions of power in America, England, Israel, and Iran. For Iranians, resisting the crazy Mullahs isn’t easy. And for Americans, resisting the Transnational Tyrannical State also won’t be easy. It has many resources, and lots of faithful idiots who don’t mind following orders.

It will require mass civil disobedience in America, and the threat of nation-wide citizen revolt, to get rid of the tyrants and traitors that are in the highest levels of the country’s government, banks, media, and corporations. To organize such a resistance not just in America, but in all Western nations, means dropping the labels of “conservative” and “liberal,” ignoring petty ideological differences, and sacrificing our individual egos for the greater good – a free country, and a free world. So far, very few groups have emerged with this view in mind. Oath Keepers is one of them. It is a bipartisan and patriotic organization that includes active-duty soldiers, veterans, National Guard, police officers, fire fighters, and regular citizens who are determined to take back America from the tyrants and traitors, and reestablish the republic on the ruins of a collapsing empire.

On April 19, 2009, members of the Oath Keepers commemorated the first revolutionary war by reciting their oath to support, and defend the Constitution, and promising to never obey unlawful orders. The video of them raising their hands, and declaring that they will follow their conscience, and protect the Constitution is very inspiring, and moving, which is why I was so angry when Mother Jones magazine sought to discredit, and tarnish the image of the Oath Keepers in an article written by Justine Sharrock called, “Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason.” In response to that article, I wrote “10 Reasons Why Progressives Should Support Oath Keepers.” Due to government brainwashing, some people actually need to be reminded that those who break their oaths are the traitors, and those who keep them are the patriots. You think it would be obvious. But it’s not. A lot of Americans are still in deep denial about the dangerous state of the country, and the criminality of their leaders who have betrayed them, and forsaken the grand experiment that is America.

In his classic book, “The Rape of the Mind” Dutch-American psychoanalyst Joost A.M. Meerloo wrote about the denial of hardcore facts in totalitarian societies:

    “Modern psychology has taught us how strongly the mental mechanism of denial of reality works. The eye bypasses external occurrences when the mind does not want them to happen. Secondary justifications and fantasies are formed to support and explain these denials. In Totalitaria we find the same despising of reality facts as we do in schizophrenia. How else are we to explain the fact that Hitler was still moving his armies on paper after they were already defeated?”

The left-leaning individuals that fear, and hate the Oath Keepers because they are “conspiratorial,” and “intellectually backward” are either fools, or cowards. They view the Oath Keepers as “right-wing” who only want Obama out of the White House. But that’s not true. They are interested in fixing larger issues, and ending illegal spying, torture, and other government abuses which reflect the breakdown of the rule of law in Washington D.C. And they understand that both parties are responsible for the mess that America is in. Oath Keepers put the country and the constitution above any party or person. The group’s success is a strong indication that the traditional left-right identities are now meaningless. A significant number of Americans have acquired a new political consciousness that is surfacing in groups like Oath Keepers. They shun both the Democrats, and Republicans, and make room for small political disagreements because they care about reestablishing the rule of law, and saving the country. What matters to them is the truth, freedom, and justice; not petty partisan issues.

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Bailouts Went To Foreign Banks
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2010, 04:35:44 PM »
When I and others say that ruling-class oligarchs are literally waging economic “war” against us, that’s not hyperbole, but a mere acknowledgement of cold, harsh reality.

To fully understand what I mean, consider the following six-part report by David DeGraw:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/bailouts-went-to-foreign-banks-congressional-report-confirms-what-we-already-knew.html

Bailouts Went To Foreign Banks: Congressional Report Confirms What We Already Knew

Is the offshore banking takeover still a conspiracy theory?

Steve Watson
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Thursday, Aug 12th, 2010

A Congressional Oversight Panel issued today highlights the fact that large portions of the Treasury’s $700 billion bailout fund have gone straight into the coffers of foreign banks, a fact that we knew months ago, but is only now being officially recognised.

The AP reports:

“Billions of dollars in U.S. rescue funds wound up in big banks in France, Germany and other nations. That was probably inevitable because of the structure of the Treasury Department’s program, the Congressional Oversight Panel says in a new report issued Thursday.”

The report notes that French bank Societe Generale received $11.9 billion, BNP Paribas got $4.9 billion, and Germany’s Deutsche Bank received $11.8 billion. This was a result of the fact that the majority of the $182 billion in bailout funds for AIG was spent on meeting the bank’s obligations to its Wall Street trading partners on credit default swaps.

43 out of 87 of those banks and financial institutions were foreign, according to the report. In addition to French and German banks, money was received by banks in Canada, Britain and Switzerland.

Taxpayers will never get this money back, a fact alluded to in the Congressional report, with the Congressional Budget Office estimating that taxpayers will lose $36 billion – an official figure that is blatantly way off the real cost to taxpayers when you take into account the full exposure of the federal government’s bailout programs since 2007, which stretches beyond $24 trillion.

“The point we make forcefully in this report is that there were no data about where this money was going, no information about where this money was going,” said panel chair Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor. “Without that information, no one could make a deliberate policy choice” about whether to ask foreign governments to contribute to the financial rescues.

Relatively little is known still about the destination of trillions in bailout funds, following consistent and determined efforts on behalf of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve to keep the information secret.

“The panel strongly urges Treasury to start now to report more data about how TARP and other rescue funds flowed internationally and to document the impact that the U.S. rescue had overseas,” the report says.

“The American people have a right to know where the money went and they have a right to that information quickly,” Warren added during a telephone media press conference.

The report concludes that the losses sustained during the financial crisis has revealed the need for an international plan “to handle the collapse of major, globally significant financial institutions.”

The information in the Congressional report has been widely available for over a year. It has become common knowledge that over $40 billion in bailout money given to AIG went to foreign banks. Indeed, even AIG’s former chief said that the government used AIG “to funnel money to other Institutions, including foreign banks”.

Related reading: Americans Have Been Bailing Out Foreign Banks for Years … And We’re Getting Ready To Do It Again

Watch Alex Jones’ recent SOS call regarding the aggressive foreign banking cartel takeover of America and the wider world:

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrC9pp1SHF4 (Part 1 of 2)
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyFkmhVABPM (Part 2 of 2)
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10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2010, 06:38:30 PM »
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10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country

Activist Post
August 16, 2010

The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status. Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America’s future.

The general designations of the ranking system for world status date back to the 1950s, and have included countries at various stages of economic development. Since the Cold War, the definition has come to be synonymous with repressive countries where a wealthy class of ruling elites segment society into the haves and have-nots, many times capitalizing on the conditions that follow an economic crisis or war.

While much of the world is still mired in poverty, the reduced cost of innovative tools such as computing and connectivity ironically puts traditional Third World countries at the forefront of a new lean-and-mean economy that is based on ideas of empowerment for the disenfranchised. For better or worse, the world is leveling due to Globalism. However, America and other over-leveraged countries face this re-balancing of the globe at a time when they have dwindling resources. We can speculate about who and what is to blame for America’s fantastic fall, but for the purposes of this article we shall focus on the obvious signs that the United States is beginning to resemble a Third World country.

1. Rising unemployment and poverty: Unemployment numbers, food stamps, and home foreclosures continue to reach new record highs. The ugly reality of those numbers was recently on display when 30,000 people showed up to apply for public housing in East Point, GA for 455 available vouchers. Fights broke out, people were fainting from the heat while in line, and riot police showed up to handle the angry poor.

2. Economic dependence: The United States finished 2009 with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 85%, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The current trend projects the United States to finish 2010 at 94% and 2011 at 98%. The 90% level has become the IMF’s make-or-break point for countries hoping to grow their way out of debt. If the government debt load climbs above 90% of GDP [.pdf], economic growth slows so much that growth is no longer a viable solution for reducing that debt, and the IMF insists on austerity measures. Surpassing this debt threshold has also caused China’s lead credit rating agency to cut America’s credit rating.

3. Declining civil rights: Everyday freedoms are often a casualty of a society in collapse. As the anger of the populace mounts in response to declining economic conditions and political corruption, the government counters by increasing draconian measures that restrict the political rights and civil liberties of its citizens.

America is becoming a country like China, which has one of the lowest scores according to Freedom House. In America, private discussions and movements are monitored, free speech is corralled, the freedom to assemble for protest is by government decree, and independent thought that questions the political system is increasingly looked upon with suspicion. A final indicator is when the government insists upon secrecy for its own actions, while new laws and systems are created to put the individual under nearly constant surveillance.

4. Increasing political corruption: When political corruption becomes the accepted norm, as opposed to the exception, then there’s a good bet your country resembles the Third World. Congress and all major institutions face a growing crisis in confidence, where a record-low 11% of the population believe Congress is doing a good job. It now seems obvious to all observers that big corporations directly control the agenda in Washington — much like typically corrupt Third World countries.

5. Military patrolling the streets: The rise of a militarized police state is a hallmark of most Third World countries, particularly in times of rapid economic collapse. America’s declaration of the War on Terror has created a constant threat to National Security that has allowed for the military to be deployed on American soil. Building upon the War on Drugs, this has created a fusion between the military and local police, where military-grade weapons and tactics are being used against American citizens in a cascade of violent confrontations over non-violent offenses. Military checkpoints are moving farther inland, away from meaningful border control functions, and a full-blown military presence in American cities has been planned by the U.S. Army War College.

6. Failing infrastructure: As 46 of 50 states are on the verge of bankruptcy, cities are going dark, asphalt roads are returning to the stone age, and nationwide budget cuts are leaving students without teachers, supplies, or a full-time education. These are common features one will see as they travel through the poorest of Third World countries.

7. Disappearing middle class: During the last presidential debate season, they argued that a family income of $250K was solidly middle-class. Well, Census data shows less than 15% of families make over $100K, and only 1.5% of families make over $250K. The income gap between the rich and poor has increased at a staggering pace, while many more middle-class folks join the ranks of the poor every day. Cavernous income gaps may be what Third-World nations are best known for.



8. Devalued currency: The value of the Federal Reserve Note (U.S. dollar) has declined 96% since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913. The value of the dollar is based on its supply in circulation and, to a lesser extent, the demand for those dollars. For the last three years, the money supply has spiked literally off the charts. It can be argued that the dollar has become America’s top export as the world’s reserve currency, and if the volatile dollar is scrapped, which the U.N. and IMF now suggest, then demand will plummet, killing the currency.

9. Controlling the media: A government-influenced media that censors information is a key component of Third World countries. In some countries it is openly owned by the State. In America, privately-owned major media is not as balanced or as diverse as it seems; the concentration of ownership has led to censorship when national and corporate interests have sometimes overlapped. The persecution of high-profile investigative journalists such as WikiLeaks is set amid a backdrop of the proposed Internet censorship of bloggers who wish to remain anonymous. The end of net neutrality creates a pay-to-play system that can lead to further corporate and government control of information and opinion. Cybersecurity initiatives are the final nail in the coffin, as the entire free flow of information can be vetted in a China-style system of “identity management.” On the street, the police state and media control have converged in the recent rise of arrests for those who videotape the police. This is a huge blow to First Amendment rights and the role of photojournalists who wish to document public police behavior.

10. Capital Controls: Many nations have enforced capital controls as their economies collapse. It most recently happened in Argentina and Venezuela [.pdf] as they sought to keep the remaining wealth within their borders. The SEC already has adopted policies to allow money market funds to suspend withdrawals during a financial crisis, while the recent HIRE bill (HR 2487) puts restrictions on Americans moving capital to foreign countries. Some economists suggest that the national debt has gotten so high that the government must now force investment of private capital into U.S. Treasury debt.

Key economic indicators point to a situation potentially worse than the Great Depression. The land of opportunity for so many is devolving into a system of government corruption, corporate looting, and military rule that threatens to sink the American Dream. The capital flight from America has left a dwindling middle class holding an empty bag. This style of underinvestment in the foundation of society is similar to what already has led to the exodus from the rural Midwest. Now, there are ominous signs of a silent exodus of young, intelligent professionals seeking opportunities to realize their dreams outside of America; they are becoming known as Generation Xpat. Lastly, many skilled immigrants have returned to their home countries to seek a better quality of life, which might be the scariest indicator of all.
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Re: 10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2010, 03:42:31 PM »
8. Devalued currency: The value of the Federal Reserve Note (U.S. dollar) has declined 96% since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913. The value of the dollar is based on its supply in circulation and, to a lesser extent, the demand for those dollars. For the last three years, the money supply has spiked literally off the charts.

Lest anyone falsely conclude from this that imposing a freeze on money creation is even a partial solution, please see the following:

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http://www.wealthmoney.org/articles/understanding-balanced-budget/

Has The Balanced Budget Been Misunderstood?

This graph shows the U.S. budget surpluses and deficits from 1954 to 1989. The recessions are numbered and plotted on the graph.

Has The Balanced Budget Been Understood?



We are told we must balance the budget. Look at the record and find out what happens when we do. Shortly after each balanced budget we had a recession. Check the record. Notice the many years between numbers two and four. No surpluses and no recessions until the surplus in 1969. By December, 1969 number three started. No one has dared to balance the budget since.

The large deficit in 71 and 72 got the economy going again. The deficit was reduced in 73 but before the budget could be balanced, number four started November 1, 1973. The pattern was repeated with numbers five and six.

We had number four when the deficit was reduced to about $5 billion, number five at about $40 billion, and number six at about $70 billion. Recessions five and six were so close, because the deficit in 81 was too small to keep the recovery going. Just look at the huge deficits required to end number six.

Since 1985, many items have been taken 'Off Budget' to hide the true size of the deficit.

Note the large reduction from 86 to 87. Could this be the reason for the October 1987 market crash? Economists predicted a depression within six months. Why were they wrong? The 88 and 89 debt increase figures tell us the answer.

The government borrowed enough to stimulate the economy out of the predicted depression.

Since 1792, our monetary system has been switched from a wealth based monetary system to a monetized debt-based monetary system. Under constitutional principles, our money was to be a representation of wealth and spent or traded into circulation.

Now our monetary system is based on debt. Every form of money now in circulation was put into circulation as a loan or as a debt to someone. When interest is charged on the loans it means that the debt is always greater than the money supply. In order for the economy to function there must be an ever expanding debt. Is this fiscal responsibility?

If the debt is not continually growing there is a money shortage. That is the reason that each time there is a reduction in the deficit a recession follows. A money shortage is what causes recessions. The media doesn’t tell you this. Why not?

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2010, 12:13:33 PM »
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Introduction To The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III

Tyler Durden
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Sept 28, 2010

The following is Part I to David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” This is the second installment to a new seven-part series that we will be posting throughout the next few weeks. You can read the introduction to the book here. To be notified via email of new postings from this series, subscribe here.

Introduction to The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III

1: Economic Imperial Operations

When we analyze our current crisis, focusing on the past few years of economic activity blinds us to the history and context that are vital to understanding the root cause. What we have been experiencing is not the result of an unforeseen economic crash that appeared out of the blue with the collapse of the housing market. It was certainly not brought on by people who bought homes they couldn’t afford. To frame this crisis around a debate on economic theory misses the point entirely. To even blame it on greedy bankers, while essentially accurate, also misses the most vital point.

This crisis is the direct result of a strategic economic attack on the existence of a middle class and democracy worldwide. The stock market and economy have become weapons of mass oppression manipulated by an imperial banking cartel to impose order and exploit the masses. This crisis boldly represents the manifest evolution of the fascist spirit reasserting itself as the dominant ideology.

Any fairytale notions of the United States being a democratic republic built on the rule of law have been utterly dispelled. As a nation we have been bred and conditioned to be dangerously naïve to the darker forces which operate beyond the spotlight of the mainstream media. We have been blinded to what has been developing throughout the world.

The economic imperialism that has now blown-back to the United States and Europe has been evolving for decades and can be directly traced back to the end of World War II, to the birth of the CIA, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

For those of us who have been paying attention to economic imperial operations that have been carried out against countries throughout the world, this looks all too familiar. The IMF and global bankers have conquered the second and third world, and they have now moved on to countries within the first world. Western European and American working classes are in the cross-hairs now.

Economic and societal indicators, along with recent G-20 policy decisions, clearly demonstrate that they are carrying out and escalating systemic economic attacks throughout Europe and the US.

To put it in technical terms, the United States government has been taken over by a financial terrorism network. They have bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and have established a dominant role in all three branches of government and throughout the mainstream media. They have complete control of the economy, stock market, US Treasury, Federal Reserve, World Bank, IMF and global banking system. Free market capitalism has collapsed; it’s now a rigged global market. This is an organized criminal operation, an imperial fascist movement that is determined to destroy our very way of life.

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What it Will Take to Restore America: Identify the Enemy
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2010, 02:48:44 PM »
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What it Will Take to Restore America: Identify the Enemy

Jacques Ex Deos Libertas
Activist Post
Sept 30, 2010

Never in the history of our nation have we faced so great a danger to our liberties, to our way of life, to our Republic. We now face a fifth column, an enemy so evil and so desperate, that no lie, no form of trickery, no deception is too great for them; to them the ends justify the means. Many conservatives have labeled these enemies of the Republic as communists.  Although one of their own did invent the concept of communism, they are not communists. Many conservatives have labeled these traitors to America as socialists; this too is a fallacy, and though these people utilize socialism as a weapon as they have with communism, they are not really socialists either. Socialism was invented by them, promoted by them, and tweaked to its current form by them; but it too is only a means to an end.

There is no doubt that the enemy I am referring to is totalitarian in the extreme. They are the quintessential enemies of the Republic, of the Constitution, of liberty and freedom as defined in the Constitution of these United States of America. In fact, these people are the enemies of all of mankind. Their aim is to destroy liberty, to destroy freedom, to destroy this Republic and the principles of its Bill of Rights and the Constitution that guards our liberty and freedoms. These people are the most tyrannical, the most evil humans that have ever set foot on this planet to date.

Who then am I referring too? What is their political identity? What are their goals and their ambitions? I am referring to the GLOBALISTS, a breed of human animal so vicious, so evil, so tyrannical they make Adolf Hitler look like a school boy. As a matter of fact, they funded, supported, aided and abetted Hitler’s rise to power, just as they did with Mao, Pol Pot, the Russian Bolsheviks, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jung Il, Yasser Arafat, The Muslim Brotherhood, The Shah of Iran Reza Palavi, and a host of other tin horn dictators all over Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. They are in fact fascists, but a very different form of fascism than we have been taught to recognize.

Who then are these villans? They are the Global Elite, the stockholders of the largest international banks in the world, and the largest corporations in the world. They are also the stockholders and board members of the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Reserve Bank. They are both the well known and those not so well known: the Rothschilds family, the Rockefellers (specifically David Rockefeller), The Royal Family of England, The Royal Family of Spain, The Royal Family of The Netherlands, most of the surviving Royals of Europe are in this Cabal of Evil. Also the oldest Banking Families of Europe, America, and Asia.

The Groups that do the bidding of these Global Elites are the Committee of 300, The Club of Rome, The Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, The Rockefeller Foundation, The United Nations, as well as other groups both political and social. The world leaders, businessmen, intelligentsia, government organizations and their bureaucrats are their lackeys. The unions are their lackeys, The Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations are their lackeys. The mainline universities and most of the mainline think-tanks are their lackeys.  Examples would be the Rand Corporation, The CIA, and most every International Intelligence Agency, in America, Europe, and the West, to include Israel.

If we are to restore America to a place of individual rights, civil liberties, and the freedom to pursue our happiness, the identities of the criminal cabal must continue to be revealed.  We should continue to a shine the light of truth into their shadowy corners.


Sources for this article:

http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/house-of-rothschild-no-one...
http://www.whale.to/b/300.html
http://benjaminfulford.com/300.html – a listing of the committee of 300
http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/new_world_order/...  list of the committee of 300 past and present. And the organizations directly under their influence.
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/brotherhoodpart2.shtml
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/illuminatiagendabestoverviewyet8jun02.shtml
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/illuminatiagenda2bestoverviewyet8jun02.shtml
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/illuminatiagenda3bestoverviewyet8jun02.shtml
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/illuminatiagenda4bestoverviewyet8jun02.shtml

What is their agenda?
Plain and simple – World Domination in every arena of human existence.

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/johncolemangoalsofIlluminati.shtml http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/the-illuminati-agenda-for-...
http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/the-dajjal-war-on-humankind/
http://www.educate-yourself.org/nwo/nwopopcontrol.shtml
http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/a-military-dictatorship-co..
http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/video-population-reduction...
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"U.S." military preparing to commit HIGH TREASON against the American people!
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http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-troops-to-deal-with-rioting-americans.html

U.S. Troops To Deal With Rioting Americans

Globalists Collapsing Society To Bring In Martial Law

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, October 14, 2010

U.S. troops now being trained to boss communities and run local governments are being readied to oversee a post-collapse America in which riots and civil unrest similar to that now exploding in Europe over austerity measures and pension cuts ravage the United States and are met with the iron fist of a militarized police state.

Reaction to our earlier story about the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division being prepared for a situation where “in essence they will become the local government” by working with local officials has been strong, with some refusing to believe that the program is geared towards anything other than operations overseas.

However, as we outlined in our article, similar deployments by Northcom are admittedly focused around “homeland patrols” and training troops to deal with “civil unrest” and “crowd control”.

We have documented numerous incidents over the past several years where active duty troops or national guard have been used in domestic law enforcement operations.

The military are now being called upon to undertake roles normally designated to police as Americans are incrementally acclimated to accept the presence of troops on the streets as an everyday occurrence, in preparation for them to be used should the United States enter a post-collapse period of turmoil and unrest.

We covered a case in Kingman Arizona last September, where National Guardsmen were filmed “providing security” and directing traffic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iadtRiNlw (National guard in kingman violation of Posse Comitatus Welcome to Police State)

Another example occurred in Newport Kentucky, when military checkpoints suddenly appeared downtown on September 6 last year. Military Police from the U.S. Army National as well as Marines were purportedly conducting “traffic control” because the city was strapped for funds and did not have enough police to do the job.

The excuse that troops are stepping in to help because there is a lack of police doesn’t wash. Crime is down over the last 20 years, there are around three times more police and the state is not calling out the National Guard, they are being put on the streets as a result of the harmonization of police and military, a process that has been ongoing for decades, long before the economic recession hit. Troops also have guns and their primary function is to search people and vehicles, not direct traffic.

Members of the WeAreChange Ohio group interviewed some of the troops, who when asked if they would be prepared to “confiscate guns, shoot resisters in the back of the head, or throw people into ovens to incinerate bodies,” refused to categorically deny that they would follow such orders.

However, this was by no means the first time that troops have been used to fulfill roles normally ascribed to police in Kentucky.

During the Kentucky Derby on May 2 last year, Military Police were on patrol to deal with crowd control. An Associated Press photograph shows armed MP’s detaining a man who ran onto the track following the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.

“The military has NO BUSINESS policing the citizens except during extraordinarily exceptional times of national emergency by an executive order. This is very disturbing and completely un-American. Maybe even more disturbing is that no one seems to care how quietly and easily we have accepted the burgeoning police state,” one respondent to the photo stated.

As we reported in 2008, U.S. troops returning from Iraq are now occupying America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that by 2011 will have no less than 20,000 active duty troops deployed inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.



Over the course of the last few of years, we have reported on numerous instances of military involvement with local law enforcement in violation of Posse Comitatus.

In January 2009, soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. Soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, were used to conduct personal searches at checkpoints in Washington DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama.

In February, no less than 2,200 U.S. Marines were also involved in urban operations training in Richmond, VIrginia, throughout January, drills that involved landing troops in populated areas, allowing military pilots to “familiarize themselves with the area.”

In March of that year, we reported on U.S. Army troops dispatched to patrol the streets of Samson, Alabama, after a murder spree.

On April 6, we reported on a DHS, federal, state, Air Force, and local law enforcement checkpoint in Tennessee. On April 3, Infowars was instrumental in the cancellation of a seatbelt checkpoint that was to be conducted in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the 251st Military Police in Bolivar, Tennessee.

In December 2008, we reported on the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center dispatching troops to work with police on checkpoints in in San Bernardino County, California.

On April 22, we reported the deployment of 400 National Guard Combat Support Battalion troops to “maintain public order” at the Boston Marathon.

In June, Infowars posted an article by D. H. Williams of the Daily Newscaster reporting the deployment of 2,300 Marines in the city of Indianapolis under the direction of FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

We also reported a story on April 22 covering the assault of a local television news team by an irate police officer in El Paso, Texas. A video taken by the news videographer shows uniformed soldiers working with police officers at the scene of a car accident.

The presence of uniformed and armed military police is part of an ongoing campaign to acclimate the populace to the presence of soldiers at public events.

Northcom was only relatively recently assigned its own fighting unit – the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which had been fighting in Iraq for five years before that. As we have previously reported, the Armed Forces Press Service initiated a propaganda campaign designed to convince the American people that deploying the 3rd Infantry Division in the United States in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act is a good thing, with images of soldiers from the brigade helping in “humanitarian” rescue missions, such as car wrecks. This is all designed to condition Americans to accept troops on the streets and highways as a part of everyday life.

The assignment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team to Northcom alarmed the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “This is a radical departure from separation of civilian law enforcement and military authority and could, quite possibly, represent a violation of law,” said Mike German, ACLU national security policy counsel.

The last time the the national guard and military worked with FEMA and local law enforcement on a large scale in the United States was during Hurricane Katrina, when they aided in the confiscation of privately owned firearms of citizens, even those who lived in the high and dry areas and were unaffected by the hurricane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4 (The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina)

In August last year it was reported that the Pentagon was attempting to “grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster,” wrote Matthew Rothschild for The Progressive.

“In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed a “Congressional Fact Sheet” entitled “Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters.” That proposal would amend current law, thereby “authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order any unit or member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve, to active duty for a major disaster or emergency.”

Collating all the evidence of how the military has been seamlessly ingrained into the daily lives of Americans by way of uniformed troops undertaking law enforcement duties, there can be no doubt that the U.S. is already under a condition of undeclared martial law.

This has nothing to do with Afghanistan or Iraq – this is about turning America into a militarized police state in anticipation of widespread rioting.

Only by becoming aware of how far America has sunk into a militarized police state can we begin to reverse the incremental conditioning that has led Americans to accept the sight of troops on the streets demanding their papers.

It is important to understand that we are witnessing a deliberate collapse of society where the shrinking middle class is left with no other option but to riot in a last ditch effort to salvage their rapidly evaporating wealth.

We are already seeing tensions build in France and other areas of Europe as part of the growing backlash against austerity measures and government seizure of pensions. Now the government is preparing to openly loot all private 401(k) pension funds, which could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and turns once passive Americans into angry mobs.

Numerous forecasters, governments, spy agencies, and international bodies are predicting mass riots and unrest in response to a worsening economic picture.

In November 2008, right as the economic implosion was unraveling, the U.S. Army War College released a white paper called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development. The report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”

Authorities have also made preparations for deploying troops to round up Americans in the aftermath of an immigration influx should Mexico completely collapse, which is a very real prospect.

During the Iran Contra hearings in the 80’s, previously classified information came to light about Continuity of Government (CoG) procedures in times of national crisis. The masterminds behind these programs were Oliver North, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. The Rex-84 ‘readiness exercise’ discussed the plan to round up immigrants and detain them in internment camps in response to uncontrolled population movements across the Mexican border.

The real agenda was to use the cover of rounding up immigrants and illegal aliens as a smokescreen for targeting political dissidents and American citizens. From 1967 to 1971 the FBI kept a list of persons to be rounded up as subversive, dubbed the “ADEX” list.

Since 9/11, shadow government and CoG programs that were outlined in Rex-84 have been activated, including mass warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.

According to respected author Peter Dale Scott, “Both the contract and the budget allocation are in partial fulfillment of an ambitious 10-year Homeland Security strategic plan, code-named ENDGAME, authorized in 2003. According to a 49-page Homeland Security document on the plan, ENDGAME expands “a mission first articulated in the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.” Its goal is the capability to “remove all removable aliens,” including “illegal economic migrants, aliens who have committed criminal acts, asylum-seekers (required to be retained by law) or potential terrorists.”

Let us be under no illusion that U.S. troops are being trained to target the American people, and when similar scenes to those currently unfolding in Europe hit U.S. streets, the response is going to be a whole lot more brutal, which is why active duty soldiers who have been occupying Iraqi and Afghan cities for the past several years are now being brought home to deal with Americans whose anger over foreclosures, seized pensions, a collapsing dollar and mass unemployment will ultimately reach boiling point as the descent into depression becomes overwhelming.
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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If The Military does have a coup over The American People, God forbid of course.

If you can, try and reason with them, say, "the economy got us this far for you to be in the streets tying to stop The American People, do you think The Government can support you and your family too, look where it is headed"?



A Peaceful Anarchy would be like Utopia, but a Minarchy is reality.

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The Midterm Election Further Demonstrates The Need for Revolution
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2010, 12:48:22 PM »
* Institute fair and equal ballot access criteria.

* Enact both Congressman Ron Paul's Freedom Debate Act and Senator Herb Kohl's Weekend Voting Act.

* Repeal both the Federal Election Campaign Act and Bipartisan Campaign "Reform" Act.

* Institute instant runoff voting for Presidential, U.S. Senate, and gubernatorial elections.

* Institute proportional representation for both U.S. House and state house elections.

* Mandate the use of hand-counted paper ballots for all elections.

* Require all election ballots to include a binding NOTA option.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-midterm-election-further-demonstrates-the-need-for-revolution/21762

The Midterm Election Further Demonstrates The Need for Revolution

by David DeGraw



Global Research, November 4, 2010
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The Obama referendum came in and he got what he deserved. When you run on change and leave the same criminals in positions of power and don’t hold anyone accountable for obvious crimes, and allow them to continue to commit those crimes, you deserve to lose your power. This is what happens when you put Tim Geithner and Larry Summers in charge of the economy, and support Ben Bernanke for reconfirmation as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. This is what happens when you keep Robert Gates as your Secretary of Defense and General Petraeus in charge of your wars. This is what happens when you lie to protect the interests of BP over the American people. This is what happens when you bailout Wall Street and the health care industry and sell out everyone else. This is what happens when your rhetoric is the opposite of your actions. The past two years have clearly exposed Obama as a spineless corporate puppet and he deserves to be voted out in 2012.

Now, don’t get me wrong, most of the people who were just voted into office are just as bad, if not worse, as hard as that is to believe. This election marks the third straight time that the American public dramatically voted out the people who were in power. The fact of the matter is that these people are not voting for politicians that they like as much as they are voting against politicians they hate. Hopefully by 2012 the American public will finally understand that they must support Independent candidates and alternative political structures, and cannot vote for Democrats or Republicans, if they ever want to achieve the needed change. Both parties serve the same corporate masters. Yes, there are some differences between the two. The Democrats serve half of the top economic one percent, and the Republicans serve the other half. We have Neo-liberals to the left and Neo-cons to the right, leaving 99% of us without representation.

And the saddest part of all, the system is now so rigged via campaign finance, lobbying and the revolving door that it is almost impossible for people who represent us to even get into office, let alone stay in office and enact policies that will bring change. Two politicians in Congress who actually fought for us against the Economic Elite just lost their reelection bids. Alan Grayson and Russ Feingold lost because record amounts of cash went to funding the candidates who ran against them. Even their own party’s leadership didn’t support their reelection efforts. The bottom line in this money rigged system is that you cannot run against the most powerful corporations and win. They will just pour unlimited funds into defeating you, and your own party will desert you.

The truth that many so called “Independent” news outlets will not tell you is that this government is now beyond repair. You won’t hear many calls for Revolution because even the more “Independent” news outlets are dependent on the two-party system. It is absurd that these outlets still play into the obsolete Republican versus Democrat dynamic. The only reason why they do it is because they are dependent on grants from foundations and political organizations that will not fund them unless they bow to Democrats and bash Republicans, or vice versa.

I can speak from personal experience. I’ve lost a vital grant to fund my work because I wasn’t willing to focus my attention on blaming Republicans for our problems. Our problems are a result of the two-party system. When you engage in bashing one party in favor of the other, you become a pivotal cog in the machine that is killing our country. I will not be part of the disease. The stakes are too high now. America is burning and both parties are pouring gasoline all over it.

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"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
http://www.monetary.org
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We Can Fix America If We Focus on What ALL Americans Want
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2010, 11:03:23 AM »
That's why I so often make the point that We the People must agree to disagree on the diversionary wedge issues (e.g., gay marriage) that partisan hacks in the corporate whore "news" media soooo love to obsess over, and -- following the example set in September 2008 by three of the 3rd party presidential candidates when they united behind four points of agreement -- join forces in a non-partisan, cross-ideological coalition to exert AGGRESSIVE, NON-STOP, ROUND-THE-CLOCK PRESSURE on Congress (and, when applicable, our state legislators) to implement public policy reforms on which the vast majority of us agree.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/we-can-fix-america-if-we-focus-on-what-all-americans-liberals-and-conservatives-want.html

We Can Fix America If We Focus on What ALL Americans – Liberals AND Conservatives – Want

Washington’s Blog
Saturday, November 20, 2010

While there are some things that liberals and conservatives will never agree about, there are many things that we already all agree on.

Knowing the many things we agree to empowers us, because it helps get us away from the distractions so that we can realize that there is much common ground among all Americans, and that if we work together, we hold a very strong position. If we shelve our irreconcilable differences for a little while and join our voices together on the issues we agree on, the sound will be so loud that it will shake down the walls which are holding us back.

While the mainstream political parties try to sell us on their brand, the truth is that “poll after poll shows that both national parties are deeply unpopular with an electorate looking for something new and different”. This essay focuses on what people want.

Break Up the Unholy Alliance Between Big Government and Big Banks

Conservatives tend to view big government with suspicion, and think that government should be held accountable and reined in.

Liberals tend to view big corporations with suspicion, and think that they should be held accountable and reined in.

Irreconcilable difference?

Not really.

Specifically, a Rassmussen poll conducted in February found:

70% [of all voters] believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.

(and see this).

Remember that the government helped and encouraged the giant banks to get even bigger, and then has hidden their insolvency and shielded them from the free market, and helped them grow even during the severe downturn.

In return, the big banks and giant corporations have literally bought and paid for the politicians.

Conservatives might call it “socialism” and liberals might call it “fascism” – they are the same thing economically.

But all Americans – conservatives and liberals alike – can agree that it is not capitalism, and it is not American.

As just one example, the list of prominent economists and financial experts calling for the too big to fails to be broken up is wholly bipartisan:

[Continued...]
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
http://www.monetary.org
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=203330.0

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2010, 11:50:56 AM »
http://www.progress.org/2010/fold691.htm

Ethics, Economics, and Governance

A Unified Field Theory of Social Policy


by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 15 November 2010

n physics, a “unified field theory” is a comprehensive explanation of all physical forces, including gravity, electromagnetism, and atomic quantities in space-time. The term originated with Albert Einstein, who sought a grand unified theory that would integrate relativity, electromagnetism, and quantum effects. A unified field theory remains a frontier of physics.

There have been few attempts at a unified field theory of social policy. There have been studies about a unified theory of human behavior, such as with game theory. But there has not been a unified theory of governmental policy. Here, then, are the outlines of a unified field theory of social policy.

The “fields” in social policy are the set of values people hold, and the power relationships that implement these values. Sociology is the study of human relationships, and political science is the study of human power. Economics is the study of utility, the importance of goods, happenings, and relationships. How can these be unified?

A grand unified theory of social science and policy has to begin with ethics. Human beings are moral creatures, as they purposefully choose actions which have intended consequences that can be good, evil, or neutral. There is an inherent ethical field among interacting human beings.

A unified theory of human action needs a universal ethic, and it exists as laid out by the philosopher John Locke, who recognized the supreme moral prescription that one ought not coercively harm another. The harm rule, grounded in human equality, has been recognized and described by philosophers such as the ancient Greeks, and it has been at the core of religious ethics such as the Ten Commandments, as in “thou shalt not steal.”

The universal ethic provides the moral rules for human relationships, the justification of governance, and the prescription for proper social policy. We also need economic theory in order to implement this natural moral law regarding wealth. A foundation of economics is the factors of production, the categories of inputs, the ultimate factors being land and labor. Moral equality implies that there be no slaves and no masters, thus each person is a self-owner, and properly owns his labor and wage. To the creator belongs the creation.

But self-ownership does not apply to natural resources, and so equality implies that all persons properly own the benefits from nature. As explained by the social philosopher and economist Henry George, economics tells us that in a free market, natural benefits have a market price as land rent. Rent is an implicit economic field that emanates from land and population, regardless of whether that rent is explicitly paid. The rent of land is enhanced by rentals due to the public works and civic services of communities, and that rental too belongs to the creators, either by contract or, in the absence of contracts, by the holders of land titles paying back the rental value received to the governmental agents of the ultimate providers, the citizens and residents.

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2010, 02:29:29 PM »
The only way to not be in "reaction mode" is to initiate an action.

The question begs what to do that will be effective and yet not promote violence or be deemed as the cause of some violence which the government perpetuates.
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2010, 02:49:31 PM »
We can work now to get Constitution Party, Libertarian Party and Reform Party candidates into electable posts in 2011.

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2010, 03:14:10 PM »
The only way to not be in "reaction mode" is to initiate an action.

The question begs what to do that will be effective and yet not promote violence or be deemed as the cause of some violence which the government perpetuates.

Geolibertarian's reform threads are a good place to start. Perhaps even run for office yourself.

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2010, 04:05:19 PM »
Alex-J  is right much of this Globalism will have to be stopped on the local and state levels.

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2010, 12:25:04 AM »
Very quietly, while we were for the most part getting our stomachs in shape for the Day at hand, on Thanksgiving Eve 2010 the Russians and Chinese signed an agreement to stop trading amongst themselves in US Dollars. So what? You might say. (Although on this forum I doubt it)
Well, the "so what" is right before your eyes and that is why you may have missed it. We have ongoing controversy over the TSA, possible War with North Korea, a major cholera outbreak in Haiti, QE2 (quantitative easement II) the latest attempt to cure our econ ills through the printing of more fake money (in reality 0's and 1's in the Feds computer system) (love to get the password on that one) and MANY other Distractions.  Now, let's say I know you have a thousand dollars in your bedroom and I want to steal it. What would I do? First I would cause a major calamity in your kitchen. I would throw a firebomb through your kitchen window. Then I would bust up some stuff on your porch and make some other racket so that you become entirely confused and distracted mentally while trying to put out the fire that is threatening to destroy your home. While all this is going on, you are entirely oblivious to the fact that I have climbed in your bedroom window, stolen your thousand dollars that I wanted and perhaps your iPod as well! (just to rub it in your face a bit.)
This very simplistic lesson Thievery 101 is being applied Right Now across the world stage. Our dollar is not going to be used for trading between China and Russia. The rest of the world is watching. Soon (and maybe Real Soon) they will begin to see that 2 out of 3 of the World's largest nations are not using the dollar for trade. They have lost confidence in our currency. Then they will say to themselves "perhaps we should do the same." Then the game is really on. If they pull the dollar as the "coin of the realm" for Oil Trade, GAME OVER.  We as a nation have then "had it." We are done. The government will now move in on your 401k and other pension plans. If you are now living on that pension, God have mercy on your soul. You will go to get your check out of the mailbox at the beginning of the month and instead of that nice $1000.00 (for simplicity only) check, yours will now be 750.00 or less. You freak out. What happened to my money! While your kitchen was on fire, I came through your bedroom window and stole all your cash. You were distracted by the TSA, threat of war in Korea and the damn fire in your kitchen! I tricked you and you fell for it. I'd be willing to loan you some of it back though. That's IF you agree to MY terms for the loan.
Just a simple thought. Just a simple lesson. If you can see the simplicity of it, it's actually quite elegant in it's design and has worked for Centuries.
May God have mercy on our collective souls and take into consideration that we at least tried to warn our fellow humans on this planet of the coming demise of Western Civilization.

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America is Held Hostage By Global Private Bankers
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2010, 04:09:59 PM »
* Put all derivatives-infected mega-banks through Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, in the reorganization proceedings, legally void all of their derivatives contracts.

* Liquidate all of the ill-gotten assets of criminal scam artists such as Henry Paulson and Bernard Madoff, and use the resultant proceeds to help replenish whatever retirement funds they raided.

* Replace our current debt-based money system with a debt-free "Greenback" money system, whereby all new money -- instead of being loaned into circulation at interest -- is spent into circulation at no interest. (More on this here.)

* Institute a new round of international agreements modeled on the Bretton Woods Accords, with an aim towards replacing the current “floating” exchange rates for national currencies with a fixed rate that, as such, is pegged to the value of either an agreed-upon standardized price index or an agreed-upon “basket” of diverse, widely available, everyday commodities. (More on this here.)

http://www.infowars.com/america-is-held-hostage-by-global-private-bankers/

America is Held Hostage By Global Private Bankers

Saman Mohammadi
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December 2, 2010

Washington is owned by the private global banking cartel that owns Wall Street. International law does not apply to this criminal cartel. They stole trillions of dollars from the American people with help from corrupt politicians over a stretch of many decades, culminating in the government bailout in 2008, and they have not been held accountable.

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmiFB9hJxus (It's the bankers or us)

These bandits and looters could care less if America crashes and burns. In fact, they want America to die because they want to institute a private world government upon its ruins. And they’re doing a fantastic job at it because they’ve had decades of practice in nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia where they bought off greedy politicians, and robbed their people through the IMF/World Bank/WTO.

The entire business model of the private global banking tricksters is based on stealing the wealth of nations, and destroying national independence in order to allow lawless multinational corporations to completely take over. Read this article about how they do it.

Once nations are put into needless debt by these private global bankers, they put the squeeze on them by forcing them to pay back usurious loans that make them go bankrupt. After the inevitable mayhem that follows national collapse, they impose a military dictatorship so that the people can’t resist. Damon Vrabel calls it the “death of nations.” He writes:

    The fact is that most countries are not sovereign (the few that are are being attacked by CIA/MI6/Mossad or the military). Instead they are administrative districts or customers of the global banking establishment whose power has grown steadily over time based on the math of the bond market, currently ruled by the US dollar, and the expansionary nature of fractional lending. Their cult of economists from places like Harvard, Chicago, and the London School have steadily eroded national sovereignty by forcing debt-based, floating currencies on countries.

Civilized nations stand up for themselves, they don’t bow down to private bankers. America can prove to the world that it is civilized, honest, and free by showing the global banking overlords the door.

The way to fight back against the global robbers at the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank/IMF/World Bank and the big banks is entirely peaceful. It is a matter of exposing their deviance and deception to the public, and then hitting the streets. An enemy can’t be defeated unless it remains in the shadows, striking at will. Directing public light at the private global banking cartel’s evil influence over nations that are thought to be free and independent by the people is the only way to bring an end to their crimes, and treachery against Mankind.

A new civilization based on the divine values of freedom, justice, truth, and mutual respect among nations, and private institutions, can’t be born unless we all come together as global citizens and fight back against the unlawful rule of the private global banking cartel. Our countries are suffering because of their greed and ruthless control.

The austerity measures that are being called for by the banks and the elite is bringing chaos onto the streets of Europe on a scale never before seen, and it won’t be long before America enters the stage. We are nearing the moment when the globalist conspirators behind the plans for a new world order will openly declare the end of America. When they do, we shall declare the end of them, and fight for the rebirth of America, and all of Mankind.

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"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2010, 11:24:57 AM »
Video "The Corporation" (I don't particularly trust Chomsky, and a few others in this video, but it's still a good video to view on Corporations):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=FA50FBC214A6CE87&search_query=The+Corporation

Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!

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Journalism of Appeasement. Corruption, Smoke and Mirrors
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2010, 07:28:37 PM »
http://www.globalresearch.ca/journalism-of-appeasement-corruption-smoke-and-mirrors/22519

Journalism of Appeasement. Corruption, Smoke and Mirrors

by David DeGraw



Global Research, December 27, 2010
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Here’s a brief summation of my recent reporting:

    If we continue to let our politicians and wealthy members of society live in comfort, free from the consequences of their actions, we are complicit in our own demise.

    Our country is so overrun with corruption, we cannot remain passive and expect things to get any better.

    The economy is propped up by smoke and mirrors and will inevitably collapse. Without immediately breaking up the banks and holding the thieves accountable, we will continue on our downward spiral with increasingly severe and devastating consequences.

    These are extremely unpleasant truths that we are now forced to confront. We have to act now. If you are not calling for revolution or organizing, you are either unaware of what’s happening around you, horribly naïve or a fascist sympathizer.

In response to statements like those above, I’ve been exchanging emails with colleagues (journalists and news editors) who have become “uncomfortable” with my reporting style and been saying some variation of the following: “You’re being too radical. This is too extreme for us to publish.”

While I appreciate their opinions, I want to make something 100% clear. I am fully aware that these words are harsh, and may turn off some people. However, in extreme times, telling the truth will make you sound extreme. Ultimately, I don’t mind if you think I sound “too extreme,” I don’t care if I make people “uncomfortable,” or if, in your opinion, I’ve become “too radical.” Try telling that to the 52 million Americans who are now living in poverty. Tell that to the millions of American families who have lost their homes and jobs. Tell that to the 59 million people who can’t afford health insurance. Tell that to the overwhelming majority of the population who are stressed out, living paycheck to paycheck, buried in debt they will never get out of and desperately struggling to make ends meet.

Try telling that to all the people who have emailed me explaining their dire situations due to this economic crisis. Tell that to all the people I personally know who have taken major pay cuts.

I will not participate in the journalism of appeasement.

What has to happen for you to stop being a status quo supporting naïve journalist and realize that we are in the middle of a war? More accurately, it is a slaughter. An all-time record-breaking slaughter.

I refuse to “normalize the unthinkable.”

Here’s a list of stats that I am sure you are already extremely sick of hearing, what we have already passively accepted as “the new normal,” some new ALL-TIME RECORDS for you:

    3 million families foreclosed upon;

    30 million people in need of employment;

    43 million people on food stamps;

    52 million people in poverty;

    59 million people without healthcare;

    239 million living paycheck to paycheck;

    $144 billion in Wall Street bonuses;

    $13 Trillion in investible wealth within 1% of US population.

Ask yourself this question: How sick and depraved of a society do you have to live in to get an outcome like this?

We now have the highest and most severe inequality of wealth in the history of the United States. We have witnessed an economic shock and awe campaign, acts of financial terrorism have impoverished tens of millions of people and put our future prospects in an urgently dire situation. We know who is responsible for it, yet nothing is done to hold them accountable, and most astounding of all, the people responsible for this (a financial terrorism network) are still in power!

This is the largest criminal racket in world history. We need prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, right now!

Another important point in response to emails that I get: when I write that Obama is a puppet, some people still get upset with me. Are you kidding me? What kind of president allows this to happen without holding people accountable? What kind of president allows our tax dollars to be taken and handed out as all-time record-breaking bonuses while we have an all-time record-breaking number of people living in poverty? What kind of president puts career-long preeminent economic imperialists Tim Geithner and Larry Summers in charge of our economy, and supports Ben Bernanke’s reconfirmation as Fed Chairman? This is all absurd and inexcusable! These three people would be in prison if we lived in a nation ruled by law. Obama is a bullshit artist - Period, Full Stop.

This is a quintessential banana republic ruled by a puppet president. If that truth is too much for you to handle, stop reading this right now and go retreat into your “reality TV” world while you still can.

Let me defer to Senator Bernie Sanders. He recently said what I’ve been screaming about and gave us one of those very rare moments when truth was actually spoken on the Senate floor:

    “There is a war going on in this county and I’m not referring to the war in Iraq or the war in Afghanistan. I’m talking about a war being waged by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country against the working families of the United States of America, against the disappearing and shrinking middle class of our country.

    The reality is that many of the nation’s billionaires are on the war path. They want more, more, more. Their greed has no end, and apparently there is very little concern for our country or for the people of this country if it gets in the way of the accumulation of more and more wealth, and more and more power….

    Today… the crooks on Wall Street… the people whose actions, illegal actions, reckless actions, have resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes, their savings… After we bailed them out, the CEOs today are now earning more money than they did before the bailout…. While the middle class of this country collapses and the rich become much richer… the United States now has, by far, the most unequal distribution of income and wealth of any major country on earth.

    When we were in school, we used to read the text books which talked about the banana republics in Latin America… about countries in which a handful of people owned and controlled most of the wealth in those countries. Well, guess what? That is exactly what is happening in the United States today.”

What will it take to make you understand this? Don’t you get it? This is a war! This is a mass slaughter carried out by economic policy. This is the elimination of the existence of a middle class. These are financial terrorists committing crimes against humanity. Our country is being attacked! My family is under attack! My child is under attack! I am under attack!

We are under attack!

I know that TV news propaganda confuses people, but on a basic and profound level, whether people want to admit it or not, the overwhelming majority of the population knows that our nation has been taken over by a global banking cartel. We know that our future has gone up in flames. We know that both political parties have been paid off and don’t represent us. If the politicians don’t drastically change course and start representing the people, we have a duty, a Constitutional commitment and obligation to launch a revolution.

If you are not calling for revolution or organizing, you are either unaware of what’s happening around you, horribly naïve or a fascist sympathizer. If we continue to let our politicians and wealthy members of society live in comfort, free from the consequences of their actions, we are complicit in our own demise.

Our country is so overrun with corruption, we cannot remain passive and expect things to get any better. The economy is now propped up by smoke and mirrors and will inevitably collapse. Without immediately breaking up the banks and holding the thieves accountable, we will continue on our downward spiral with increasingly severe and devastating consequences. These are extremely unpleasant truths that we are now forced to confront. We have to act now.

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"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Let’s Reclaim History As We Go Into 2011, And The Unknown Future
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2010, 03:19:27 PM »
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Let’s Reclaim History As We Go Into 2011, And The Unknown Future

Saman Mohammadi
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December 29, 2010

We’re led to believe that the United States government is a positive force in the world but this is not true. I’m not saying it couldn’t be in the future, in fact, once there is a regime change in Washington, America will become the greatest country in the world again, but as it is now, the deceitful and manipulative leaders in the CIA, the Federal Reserve, the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon are the most destructive force in the world, and pose the greatest existential threat to human civilization, and world peace.

This is not an American government that the American people elected. It is not a government at all. It is a gang. And this gang which runs Washington is bipartisan, unethical, and treasonous. They are engaged in a grand conspiracy against freedom, peace, America, and the world. No doubt, if the true defenders of freedom and peace emerge victorious against this criminal gang, there will be public executions on Pennsylvania Avenue in the decade ahead.


This is not the American government that the
American people elected.


All this is overwhelming, and scary. Nevertheless, it is true. The historical reality that the world must learn to accept, especially the American people, is that the American government was hijacked from the inside by right-wing fascists and oligarchs over the course of many decades, starting in 1913 with the creation of the private Federal Reserve Bank that has the monopoly of credit, followed by the establishment of the National Security State in 1947, the history-changing assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and finally, the government-engineered attacks on September 11, 2001. These four events stand out in my mind as the major turning points in the last hundred years of American history. What was once a great and mighty constitutional republic was transformed into a dictatorship, a global killing machine, the bully of the world, all the while posing as the white-hat defender of democracy and freedom.

This new history is not all that hard to come to terms with after we take some essential first steps into topics like the JFK assassination and the 9/11 truth movement. Learning about new spheres of knowledge, history, and reality is similar to discovering new lands. Both are journeys into the unknown. Pioneers of thought and discoverers of previously uninhabited places share a lot of qualities with each other. Both take a great risk with their whole being, not just their reputation, and once they’re successful in their exploration of new ideas and new lands they give something new to humanity.

As a culture we have lost knowledge about the substance of history, who shapes history, who tells it, and why they tell it a certain way. Winston Churchill said “History is written by the victors.” Victors can be whole nations, or they can be certain factions within a particular nation like oligarchs, industrialists, and financiers, or the people at large. When America won WWII, American soldiers received new homes and new loans to go to school, but American oligarchs got an empire. Who was the true victor, then? Obviously, it was not the American people. They were lied to a generation later by their highest ranking leaders about a new war in Vietnam that didn’t need to be fought. Such grand deceit and government lies about war has been part of American politics from World War II up to now.

If we want to recapture the history of the last century we must realize that history is not a sequence of events that proceed unrelated and unconnected. History is cause and effect. The murder of John F. Kennedy meant the war in Vietnam could be expanded, and the CIA would remain intact and powerful enough to influence world events. That is how history flows. What matters is not popular vote, but the perception of any given event, and the understanding of history.

History is full of visionaries like JFK, Martin Luther King Jr, and Robert F. Kennedy who are killed by the status quo of their era. Understanding why these three men were killed is not rocket science. They were the true voices of freedom and peace, and because of their influence in society and capability to sway public opinion they were assassinated. History is filled with the dreams of oligarchs, populists, radicals, psychopaths, revolutionaries, visionaries, and peacemakers. Sometimes men of good will triumph, and sometimes they don’t. In one era people witness the birth of a new nation, and in another era people witness revolutions, coups, and other kinds of national transformations.

Once more in history the American people must throw off tyranny’s chains. Unlike before, tyranny is coming in the form of a transnational police state, and its chains are spread out across the Atlantic, binding both Europe and North America in slavery. The main justification behind this police state is that all Western nations face the threat of terrorism. But this is a false justification. The War on Terror is in reality a War on Citizens. 9/11 was not done by Al-Qaeda, but by leaders in the United States government, and the Israeli government.

The Bush administration simplistically portrayed the new global fight against terrorism that was sparked by the government staged 9/11 attacks as “Us vs. Them” – us representing the forces of civilization, and them, identified as stateless terrorists and states that sponsor terrorism, representing the forces of barbarism and savagery. But people knew this picture of reality wasn’t true even in the immediate moments after the attacks happened. Critics of the new War on Terror paradigm pointed to U.S. militarism abroad, and the CIA’s legacy of overthrowing democratically elected leaders as evidence that the United States government is not innocent. But the truth abut the origins of the War on Terror, and the 9/11 attacks go much deeper.

The truth about 9/11 shows that the psychopathic individuals who control U.S. foreign policy, and their equally criminal partners in Israel and England, are the greatest source of terror and conflict in the world. The hardliners in Iran come after the Washington-Tel Aviv-London Axis on the list of the biggest existential threats to humanity and civilization, but there’s a big gap in between them. The only hope for peace in the world is regime change in Washington, London, and Tel Aviv, not Tehran. Of course, regime change in all four countries would be the best outcome.

Make no mistake, we are all in the fight for human civilization and the destiny of humanity, but the biggest forces of barbarism that we must oppose are not in Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Iran, but in Washington, Tel Aviv, London, Ottawa, and Melbourne. The War on Terrorism that is being waged by Western governments is a criminal war and anybody who continues to defend it will become spiritually and morally bankrupt.

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"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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YOU Are The Resistance Against The DHS Occupation Of America!
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2011, 11:21:54 AM »
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You Are The Resistance Against The DHS Occupation Of America

V for Victory campaign a mark of defiance against Homeland Security’s takeover of society



Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Prison Planet.com
Friday, January 21, 2011

“Resistance V’s appeared all over the country….The V campaign meant ordinary people could feel they were doing something, however symbolic, to protest against the Occupation.”

“The British radio has called on people to write V for victory everywhere, and they are all over the place, even on shop fronts. They are also written on blackboards, on tables – everywhere. Even better, there’s a new badge: a V made with two crossed pins and worn on the lapel. Yvette and I counted seventy-five in five minutes!…On the Rue d’Astorg, I scribbled a V on a German car. I heard the sound of boots behind me, and moved off quickly.”


-- The Resistance, by Matthew Cobb.

America is in peril, the United States is being occupied as Homeland Security launches a total takeover of society and attempts to indoctrinate an army of citizen spies as the country accelerates its slide into banana republic despotism. Americans who can see what is unfolding feel helpless, powerless and overawed by the clear evisceration of their freedoms. The time has come for a massive campaign of powerful, symbolic, peaceful resistance.

The Department of Homeland Security has released a trio of chilling PSA video clips in which ordinary everyday activities are characterized as signs of potential terrorism, with the public being indoctrinated to assume the role of domestic spies reporting on their friends and neighbors as America sinks deeper into a decaying police state.

DHS will no longer be limited to the airport in the form of the TSA, but will become a ubiquitous entity policing everyone through a network of citizen spies and infrastructure security technology. The agency will also assume the mantle of regulating Americans’ every behavior and activity.

In wartime France, the victims of the Nazi occupation could see who their oppressors were, in 21st century America we’re not yet being policed 24/7 by black boot wearing stormtroopers, but perhaps something even more insidious – each other. Homeland Security is training Americans to spy on their friends, neighbors and colleagues by making us obsessed with the fear of terror – using the very tactic of terrorists to chill the 1st Amendment, tear up the bill of rights, and intimidate Americans into accepting constant harassment, bag searches, body scans, interrogations, and suffocating security-theatre everywhere they go.

So why the V campaign? What is it and what will it achieve? It’s all about fighting back against the psychological warfare we are now being subjected to by our new would-be slavemasters. They like to remind us that they’re our bosses with their signs – report suspicious activity posters and video messages at Wal-Mart checkouts - terrorism tip line billboards – Homeland Security posters telling Americans where they can and can’t park their car – using symbols, slogans and messages to herd the sheep and elicit their obedience is obviously a very important component of any authoritarian regime – so why not fight back with our own symbols, slogans and messages?

The Obama Joker poster campaign attracted massive attention and was a huge success in creating an underground buzz of resistance. The V for Victory campaign is based on the same basic idea.

We need to tell them who we are and that we’re not their slaves. This in turn will encourage others to feel secure in the knowledge that there are Americans who are working to protect freedom of speech and the right to criticize government without being treated as a terrorist, and that Homeland Security’s constant hyped fearmongering about non-existent terror threats is nothing more than an act of psychological warfare to make Americans shut up, mute their dissent, and follow orders like good little children.



From VIPR teams that now patrol Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and Los Angeles rail lines; ferries in Washington state; bus stations in Houston; and mass transit systems in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore, to invasive pat downs at bus and train terminals and on street corners across the country, to radiation-emitting naked body scanners that roam the highways scanning vehicles and homes, to interrogation checkpoints at sporting and other public events, Big Sis is engaged in a total takeover of society, turning America into a giant prison grid where everyone is guilty until proven innocent and treated as a potential terrorist.

Show me a case in history where the government recruiting the citizens to spy on each other led to a more secure, happy, free and prosperous society and I’ll show you a chicken with teeth. The best possible outcome, as in East Germany, was a despotic society in which free speech was silenced and political dissidents were imprisoned. The usual outcome, as in Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany – was outright tyranny and death camps. Neither have any place in America.

Homeland Security is now trying to mimic the way of all oppressive regimes, by turning the American people against each other. Their agenda is public – DHS’ own documents clearly state that they consider libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, constitutionalists, gun owners and virtually any political activism as extremism and possible terrorism. As we have seen from a myriad of reports put out by the DHS and threat fusion centers across the country – the primary targets of Homeland Security in their campaign to have everyone treated with suspicion are people who know their rights and people who dare to exercise their freedoms.

This has nothing to do with any genuine terror threat. Americans are being coerced into living in constant fear of terror, when in reality they are more likely to die from peanut allergies, lightning strikes, or accident-causing deer than terrorist attacks.

We need to invoke the spirit of the French who were occupied by the Nazis in World War Two. The V for victory campaign in Paris and elsewhere helped the occupied to understand that the resistance against tyranny was legion. It gave the victims hope that they were not isolated and that their community was bonded in freedom, reducing fear that they would be reported to the authorities by collaborators as a subversive or terrorist for expressing dissent against their occupiers.

To encourage more people to participate in this outreach, we are incorporating it into our, “The Answer to 1984 is 1776″ campaign, and offering $7,000 dollars for the winner who posts the best video on You Tube. Second place will win $2,000, 3rd place wins $1,000. Use the V for Victory flyers we have provided to let Big Sis know that we are not her slaves. Use them on banner hangs or as stand alone flyers, post them on message boards or any places where announcements are made in your local community. Anywhere that’s legal and lawful, we want to see the V for victory proudly displayed as a symbolic message of resistance and defiance.

Click here to download all the V for Victory posters in PDF format. Pick your favorite and print them off to use as flyers, or alternatively you are free to adapt the design to your own tastes. This is a campaign that everyone who wants to put on record their opposition to this tyranny can become involved with – the added incentive of cash prizes adds the element of competition and also increases media coverage.

Remember – you are the resistance!

“Never has France been engaged in a more noble or beautiful war than in the one that is fought in cellars where her free newspapers are printed, in the nocturnal terrains and secret rocky coves where she receives her free friends and from where her free children swarm out, in the torture chambers where despite the pliers, the needles reddened by fire and the broken bones, the French die as free men.” -- Joseph Kessel, French Resistance Leader

"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2011, 03:46:17 PM »
Does everyone now see how utterly spot on Harry Browne was when...he said the following?

    "The Republicans and Democrats lie awake nights trying to think up new proposals to expand big government. They are continually flooding us with all kinds of threats and proposals and programs that they're going to pass, and we can feel that we must jump up and fight against these things....But as long as we do that, we will be doing it for the rest of our lives -- fighting brush fires wherever we go; whatever they want to do we have to fight back and they will be calling the shots. WE must be making the proposals for change."

If there's one thing I'm absolutely convinced of, it is this: we have zero chance of ever reclaiming our rightful control over our own government -- and hence our very lives -- as long as we stay in perpetual reaction mode, because as long as we do that, we'll always be on the defensive; and as long as we're on the defensive, the banker-owned political establishment will keep right on manipulating the terms of our ongoing struggle against it to its continual advantage.

It seems no matter how many times I make this point, most people continue to stay in reaction mode.

Until that changes, nothing else will change.
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Divide and Conquer Strategies in America
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2011, 11:21:08 AM »
http://www.globalresearch.ca/divide-and-conquer-strategies-in-america/23411

Divide and Conquer Strategies in America

by David DeGraw
Global Research
February 27, 2011

The global bankers, who caused our economic crisis, are attempting to deflect blame and divide the American public by escalating attacks on public-sector workers. The battle in Wisconsin, which is spreading across the entire nation, should be viewed in a global economic context. Do not let the obsolete Republican vs. Democrat charade confuse you. Even if you believe Unions have been corrupted, in this case you have to go with the strategy: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

The Global Economic Elite have launched a war on 99.9% of the US public, we must unite and rally together. Unions have played a key role in uprisings from Europe to the Middle East. We must seize this opportunity and let Wisconsin be a spark to light the fires of non-violent rebellion throughout the United States.


There is a rule of war that many people are failing to understand: “Do not fight the last war.” In The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene calls this “The Guerrilla-War-Of-The-Mind Strategy:”

    “What most often weighs you down and brings you misery is the past, in the form of unnecessary attachments, repetitions of tired formulas, and the memory of old victories and defeats. You must consciously wage war against the past and force yourself to react to the present moment. Be ruthless on yourself; do not repeat the same tired methods.”

The sad truth is that most people are still fighting yesterday’s war. The Republican vs. Democrat charade — good cop, bad cop nonsense — is a mere smokescreen. Don’t be confused by obsolete preconceptions and propaganda. There is one war being fought, The Global Economic Elite Vs. The People.

A global banking cartel has looted nation after nation, the world over, the United States is no exception. They’ve looted trillions from the US public and now they are trying to cut the throat of the public unions. While in the process of attacking private-sector workers and small businesses throughout the country, they are also cracking down on the last layer of worker protections within the public-sector.

The same economic central planners that have systematically exploited workers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Asia, have exploited American workers as well. One-tenth of one percent of the population got luxurious life boats, while 99.9% of us are being left behind to drown in a sea of debt and social upheaval.

We are all on the same sinking ship – me, you, teachers, construction workers, fire fighters, police, Egyptians, Europeans. We are all under attack by the same people. The sooner you understand this, the better off we will be.

[Continued...]
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
http://www.monetary.org
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2011, 06:52:08 PM »
Watch the video STIMULUS + BAILOUTS + FRAUD = FINANCIAL TERRORISM at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRhqfPqZBpY.

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If you are not already, you will be awake to the PONZI Scheme by the end of this lecture.

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2011, 04:07:48 PM »
Well said.

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=202914.0


Drug Czar sneaks around to the back door, flees from a couple of protesters after emptying his empty bag of old rhetoric on the news all morning!!!!!! http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/03/05/the-drug-czar-comes-to-town-and-nothing-much-happens&cb=ee11d8f3af3fe94e8a04b72cc19daed3&layoutId=PostComment&view=comments#comment-7046851

After seeing the drug Czar's bizarre bipolar behavior Friday, its clear that the Feds Kool-Aid has run out! A Defeated man, Gil exited out of an auxillary entrance after trying to put a juke move on protesters altogether. It was more embarrassing than frustrating as a peaceful OIF Veteran protester. I has trained never to never surrender, and after Gil's acquiescent talks with The Seattle Times (The whole hubub and the "coincidence" that really riled people up in the first place) ;see The Stranger @http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/02/25/white-house-requested-meeting-with-seattle-times-editorial-board-to-bully-against-pro-pot-articles

In summation, I'll quote what Brendan Kiley of The Seattle Times said after Friday's activities."The White House's drug czar is making the case in such an empty and specious way, he might as well be arguing for legalization."

PS: Kiro 7's Online Poll shows a whopping 86% chunk of the public for Legalizing Cannabis

PSS I think when Washington legalizes cannabis across the board, we will become the wealthiest state in the USA"-Jeanne Black-Ferguson, Grammas forganja.org.


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The Story of Your Enslavement
« Reply #69 on: March 28, 2011, 11:40:18 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A (The Story of Your Enslavement)
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2011, 08:55:54 PM »
The phrase "Perpetual Reaction Mode" has stuck with me. I've written a song about it. This forum is full of musical inspiration...
http://soundcloud.com/charly/perpetual-reaction-mode

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2011, 03:38:10 AM »
CIA sponsored "Think-tanks" along with vast resources and assets can institute the   PROBLEM - REACTION - SOLUTION scenarios with predetermined outcomes at an almost overwhelming rate, comparatively it's like  like wrestling an Octopus, each event forming either a motivational cause for an open proposal towards incremental change or creating a distraction for for the implementation of a hidden agenda. In order to fathom the entirety of the situation, you must not focus on individual incidences or events, but view each in a corresponding sequence of events, linking and associating each with it's prospective cause or agenda.
Ask yourself?
What goals have been accomplished for them?
Who benefits?
What is the impact on the general population?

Keeping in mind, ALL and I mean ALL of the things THEY have put into effect in the past few years.
Taking paper and pen in hand,
make a list ( it will probably be a long one too) of ALL of the laws to their favor, chronologically.
List all of the ALL know REAL assets in their endeavors, land acquisitions ( this includes National Park lands, FEMA Camps, FEMA Bio-Medical Facilities, underground facilities, etc).
List known monetary assets, especially those not controlled by Congressional oversight, (including the $14 TRILLION Obama/Soetoro seized from the US Dollar refunding Project and the Billions made off illegal Cocaine/Heroin/Diamond smuggling, Drug Cartel money laundering, etc). Got enough money at your disposal yet?
Include in your list all, anything or everything that you and anyone else you can think of.

Now, If you place yourself in an opposing view, stepping into their shoes for the moment, so to say, looking closely at what has been in the years past, what else do they need to accomplish in the future in order to meet their objective.
Dream a little, with almost infinite resources what do you need to do next, what would you do in order to realize your next achievements?

Think in advance,
(PAST)SOLUTIONS - (FUTURE) PROBLEMS - (YOUR) REACTIONS

 
 

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2011, 04:01:32 AM »
The phrase "Perpetual Reaction Mode" has stuck with me. I've written a song about it. This forum is full of musical inspiration...
http://soundcloud.com/charly/perpetual-reaction-mode

w00t !  ;D

http://soundcloud.com/charly/perpetual-reaction-mode

That song deserves its own thread !

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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2011, 11:47:45 AM »
There has been ZERO change!!  >:(
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #74 on: May 23, 2011, 11:15:32 AM »
The phrase "Perpetual Reaction Mode" has stuck with me. I've written a song about it.

Awesome. I couldn't ask for a better compliment. Thanks.  8)
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #75 on: May 23, 2011, 11:23:50 AM »
There has been ZERO change!!  >:(

That's because most Americans are still obsessed with treating politics as just another spectator sport, since it requires much less thought and much less courage to merely cheerlead authority than it does to actually question it.

Fortunately, more people are waking up than ever before. The only question is: will this awakening reach "critical mass" before it's too late?

We'll find out soon enough, apparently.
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Re: WE MUST STOP BEING IN PERPETUAL REACTION MODE!
« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2011, 01:25:59 PM »
For those who haven't already seen the following, this is a must-read article:

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/06/big-banks-have-sold-us-out-democrats.html (The Big Banks Have Sold Us Out. Democrats And Republicans Have Sold Us Out. No One Is Defending Our Interests. Our Future Is Going Up In Flames. It’s Time For Us To Stand Up And Defend Ourselves)
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Big Banks Waging Warfare Against the People of the World
« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2011, 11:52:30 AM »
When I and others say that ruling-class oligarchs are literally waging economic “war” against us, that’s not hyperbole, but a mere acknowledgement of cold, harsh reality.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/big-banks-waging-warfare-against-the-people-of-the-world/25586

Big Banks Waging Warfare Against the People of the World

by Washington's Blog



Global Research, July 12, 2011
Washington's Blog - 2011-07-11

Michael Hudson is a highly-regarded economist. He is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He is a former Wall Street economist at Chase Manhattan Bank who also helped establish the world’s first sovereign debt fund.

Hudson says:

    *  The European debt crisis is really financial warfare by the banks

    *  Indeed, the banks are in warfare against the rest of society

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU4Nvv5yqVg

In a separate interview, Hudson says:

    *  What's going on in Greece is exactly what's going to happen in America in a couple of weeks.

    *  The big banks are forcing their bad debts on government

    *  They are also forcing governments to sell off national assets so the banks can install a "neo-feudalism":

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKRzNgoL9h4

As I documented last month in a post entitled "America Is Being Raped ... Just Like Greece and Other Countries", America is in fact being subjected to the same type of plundering as Greece and Ireland.

Professor Hudson explained in 2008:

    You have to realize that what they’re trying to do is to roll back the Enlightenment, roll back the moral philosophy and social values of classical political economy and its culmination in Progressive Era legislation, as well as the New Deal institutions. They’re not trying to make the economy more equal, and they’re not trying to share power. Their greed is (as Aristotle noted) infinite. So what you find to be a violation of traditional values is a re-assertion of pre-industrial, feudal values. The economy is being set back on the road to debt peonage. The Road to Serfdom is not government sponsorship of economic progress and rising living standards, it’s the dismantling of government, the dissolution of regulatory agencies, to create a new feudal-type elite.

I reported last year:

[Continued...]
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Re: Big Banks Waging Warfare Against the People of the World
« Reply #78 on: July 14, 2011, 12:00:17 PM »
You have to realize that what they’re trying to do is to roll back the Enlightenment, roll back the moral philosophy and social values of classical political economy and its culmination in Progressive Era legislation, as well as the New Deal institutions....The Road to Serfdom is not government sponsorship of economic progress and rising living standards, it’s the dismantling of government, the dissolution of regulatory agencies, to create a new feudal-type elite.

Something for readers to keep in mind the next time they hear someone parrot the anarcho-capitalist dogma of the let-the-banker-engineered-depression-"run-its-course" Austrian School.
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Re: Big Banks Waging Warfare Against the People of the World!
« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2011, 11:31:12 AM »
(Clinton ended the economic protections that were set up after the 1930 crash, now Obama will kill the FDR public safety net: Social Security, Medicare--only the Democrats can kill these protections--Economics professor L Randall Wray from the University of Missouri at Kansas City)

https://rt.com/usa/news/obama-white-house-debt/

Obama storms out of White House debt talks
Plus--Ron Paul's Campaign TV Ad

Edited: 15 July, 2011

RT VIDEO Interview--
https://rt.com/usa/news/obama-white-house-debt/


US President Barack Obama (R) takes part in a debt meeting with congressional leaders on July 13, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan)

The fourth consecutive day of debt ceiling discussions at the White House climaxed on Wednesday with President Barack Obama reportedly storming out of the meeting.

Failing to come to a compromise after another two hour talk yesterday, President Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), “Don’t call my bluff,” before walking out of the negations. The president was insistent that Republicans not try to pass a short-term debt limit increase that the commander in chief would knowingly veto immediately.

“I’m going to the American people on this,” the president allegedly told a room full of lawmakers.

“The meeting ended with the president abruptly walking out of the meeting,” Cantor said after the incident, as told by the New York Daily News.

"I know why he lost his temper. He's frustrated. We're all frustrated,” added Cantor.

With the debt crisis only worsening in America, matters only escalated following yesterday’s White House stunt when Moody’s Investors Service discussed downgrading the United States’s triple-A credit rating. The Wall Street Journal reports that Moody’s has cited the “rising possibility” that lawmakers won’t be able to agree to raise the limit before the US runs out of the money it needs to pay its bills as the reason behind the threat.

While speaking to the Guardian, Michael Hewson of CMC Markets calls Moody's threat a "cruise missile across the bows of US politicians."

"One thing is certain: it won't take long for Fitch and S&P to follow suit if the politicians don't come to their senses,” adds Hewson.

Obama has told Congress that they need to decide by this Friday how they want to tackle the debt limit dilemma. In the meanwhile, the clock is continuing to tick down to the August 2 deadline that the US Treasury Department says the US must act by.

At Wednesday’s White House meeting, however, Cantor says he told Obama, “We are very far apart right now . . . I don’t know if we can get there.”

Democrats have since that yesterday’s incident has been overblown by Republicans.

“He stayed for two and a half hours and listened to what members had to say. It was his meeting and the meeting had come to an end,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tells The Hill.

“The president could not have been more gracious. I have never seen a president spend so much time with the leadership of Congress day in and day out, respectful of their concerns,” adds Pelosi.

An unidentified House Democratic leadership aids was also interviewed by The Hill, and says that Wednesday’s discussion was “the most tense meeting of the week.”

“Obama was concluding the meeting, giving the closing remarks and talking about meeting tomorrow, Cantor interrupted him and raised for the third time doing a short-term, and Obama shut him down,” the aide said. “Cantor was playing the role he’s been playing throughout this whole thing — being not productive,” tells the aide.

Before walking out, Obama reportedly told the room. "I'll see you all tomorrow." Discussions are expected to continue into today.

Economics professor L Randall Wray from the University of Missouri at Kansas City tells RT that while America might be in the midst of troubling times, it is something that lawmakers themselves made happen.


“We are in a created crisis, but it is a political crisis, not an economic crisis," says Wray. He adds that, if the US does default, "it will be on a political decision, not something that is forced by markets."

Goldline CEO Scott Carter adds to RT that the US isn't the only country that is paying their bills just by printing money.

"We’ve got a sovereign debt crisis around the world, here in the US and certainly in Europe," says Carter. He adds that, if America wants out of this mess, they will need to stop the spending, stop the declining dollar and get the debt dilemma in order.

RT VIDEO Interview--
https://rt.com/usa/news/obama-white-house-debt/