Ron Holland: For Freedom’s Sake, No More Mr “Nice Guy”

09/15/2014

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With Anthony Wile – September 14, 2014

The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Ron Holland

Introduction: Ron Holland is a contributing editor to several newsletters dealing with political and investing topics and author of several books, including Escape the Pension Trap. Originally from North Carolina, Ron lived in Geneva from 2003 to 2004 and divided his time between the US and Europe until 2012 when he moved to Toronto. Ron has developed and introduced several innovative investment products to investors in the US, including the first Swiss-franc denominated variable annuity portfolio licensed in the US.

In his writing and conference presentations, Ron emphatically advocates global investment diversification into foreign currencies and non-US markets as essential for protection from the US government’s growing debt. Holland is particularly concerned about the vulnerability of retirement funds in the US, and consults to leading financial solutions providers seeking to provide viable options for citizens seeking protection. Ron’s latest book is Restoring Our American Legacy.

Daily Bell: Good to catch up with you, Ron, and thanks for making time to talk with us today. You recently lived through a significant, life-altering event. Care to tell our readers about it?

Ron Holland: It is sort of embarrassing, to say the least. About 30 years ago my ex-wife nagged me to go to the doctor for a check-up. Everything was fine except for high cholesterol and very high blood pressure. My solution was simply not to go to the doctor again for the next 30 years. This was not one of my better decisions, in retrospect.

My wife, Tami, saved my life in early August this year. After apparently spending at least the last two months with congestive heart failure that I self-diagnosed as a chest cold or walking pneumonia, Tami “forced” me to go to the emergency room while on vacation down in North Carolina. I was pissed, until the attending physician said, “Sir, you are in deep shit.” With less than 10% of my heart functioning and kidneys failing, he told me, “You probably wouldn’t have lasted two days.” You know he got my attention.

Yes, I had felt a little under the weather in recent months with a constant cough and shortness of breath, but I’d moderated sessions and danced the night away at Freedom-Fest in Las Vegas, hiked somewhat breathlessly through Tuscan mountain villages, spent time with wonderful daughters and grandkids in Toronto and Chapel Hill and joined Heidi, my 17-year-old, high in the Swiss Alps looking for a seminar location.

Anyway, guys, if you have a smart wife I would suggest maybe listening more to her. I must thank Tami for the “kick ass, take control moment.” Now I’m at home and starting to write again around my long walks, blood pressure medications and generally healthy eating habits.

Daily Bell: Well, we’re grateful to Tami, too! How has it changed your life, so far, in just this short time since you were hospitalized? What’s come of it for you personally?

Ron Holland: First, I’ve always been a very thankful person and appreciative for the wonderful life I’ve had to date. Now, some of it has been hard work and good choices but a lot of it has been timing and blind luck. I grew up in a very rural farming community and I ended up in the securities business before I went to university, thinking I was applying to be a bank security guard but it turned out to be working in a securities section of a large bank trust department. So majoring in banking and finance at university rather than becoming a forest ranger as I planned was luck and ignorance at the time.

I believe time is precious and we should fight and write to advance freedom and liberty while we have the God-given opportunity. Therefore, I decided that, should I have the chance to write and express my views again, I would say exactly what I believe and to hell with the consequences.

No more nice guy, moderate drivel about the dollar and what was our country but rather the truth about those powerful evil interests who run politics, the financial system and the Western world as well as real history, current events, finance and the dollar. Note, this is not about who is the president, a specific political party, right/left, libertarian/conservative or free-market vs. socialist. These ideas are how those who rule over us make wars and steal global resources as well as our wealth and freedoms, about how we peacefully defend our wealth, liberties and properties from those who have divided and conquered us.

Daily Bell: Yesterday was the anniversary of 9/11. Now, 13 years later, where are we? What has been the lasting impact of the crimes of 9/11 and what do you think is the most valuable thing we’ve lost as a result?

Ron Holland: Well, first of all, Osama Bin Laden (formerly on the CIA payroll), if he were alive today rather than probably having died of renal failure a few years after 9/11, could certainly claim victory. Although I don’t think this guy hiding in a cave in Afghanistan had anything to do with the attack, he was happy to be crowned by our intelligence services as the mastermind of the attack because it made him a hero in the Arab world. He was certainly an enemy of America and, like many ex-employees in the private sector, he was out for vengeance. His goal was to break America financially and destroy our freedoms with a police state and both goals were accomplished thanks to the attack.

The most valuable things Americans lost were our personal and financial freedoms, willingly given up due to the terrorist attack. The lasting impact is that the US is now in permanent war and occupation in the Middle East controlling oil and pipelines.

Daily Bell: Is there a way to restore the liberties lost in the wake?

Ron Holland: No. There is no way to restore the liberties lost in the wake of 9/11, as when they decide to take our remaining freedoms, liberties and wealth another enemy will suddenly appear as needed.

Daily Bell: Any other thoughts about it, looking back over this period of time?

Ron Holland: My final thoughts are how amazing it is that any of us, me included, for a few weeks after the event could believe the official version of the attack. How anyone now after 13 years could stomach the government’s story is just beyond me.

We will likely never know the truth in our lifetimes – or maybe I should say your lifetimes to our younger readers (grin). There are so many conspiracy theories it is impossible to know the truth. I have a hunch it could have been the largest insurance fraud event in world history, and we have never been told who bought all the market puts. There is a funny name for that but it isn’t politically correct. Just follow the money and those who benefited or were supposed to benefit from the resulting foreign policy actions.

Anyway, I’m tired of reading about 9/11 and all the false propaganda but when you see horrible events like this promoted in almost a religious and dogmatic frenzy for decades following, just know you are being manipulated for money, profit or power.

Daily Bell: How was the response to your latest book, Restoring Our American Legacy? Can people still email you for a copy? Where?

Ron Holland: The book was well read online and it is still available at The Daily Bell, here. For me, there is little profit in books anymore so I usually sell the rights and make a free version available for a limited period of time.

Daily Bell: Will you be another book soon?

Ron Holland: Well, I haven’t written a lot lately for the public but I’ve been working on several manuscripts while I’ve been under the weather.

Daily Bell: Your thoughts about the independence vote in Scotland?

Ron Holland: First, I’ve been following the historical independence vote in Scotland and took the opportunity to watch the classic “Braveheart “movie staring Mel Gibson several times along with his second best movie, in my opinion, “The Patriot.”

I hope Scotland votes for independence but doubt they will. Every establishment banking and financial institution and elite media talking head from statist, bottom-feeder Paul Krugman on up, as well as all the EU and global political scum have come out against independence. All are threatening every kind of negative economic results including the plagues of ancient Egypt should the people vote for self-determination.

How dare a people try to shake up the world order? There is nothing “new” about the world order. The bottom line is this: Small countries are more free and prosperous than large nation-states. (See, South Carolina? Maybe you should try independence a third time. Just joking. Maybe “the third time is a charm” but really, I wouldn’t want to see Charleston nuked.)

Watching the British political elites heading up to Scotland to beg the voters not to leave shows the fear, loathing and desperation of the British political class as well as the weakness of empires like the US, UK and the EU to the lawful right of self-determination for a people and their territory.

Advanced nations like Canada and the United Kingdom are to be congratulated and applauded for allowing a vote for independence for provinces and self-determination, unlike Spain with Catalonia. Or Lincoln with the southern states where 600,000 Americans north and south were slaughtered all to keep import duties and tax competition from a lower tax Southern jurisdiction from competing with the Northeastern manufacturing establishment.

Regardless of whether Scotland votes for independence or continued dependence on the UK, this close vote and the frightened reaction of UK elites shows the fear big nations have of losing taxpayers and tax jurisdictions. In the case of over-indebted nation-states and empires like the USA, when you add the leverage of the threat of debt repudiation by the newly independent entity for their citizens and the new state balance sheet, today we well understand the weakness of big government and their political elites. It’s all about the government debt and who pays for it.

Existing countries losing citizens and tax revenues to newly independent but debt-free nations will likely lose their ability to threaten the independent entities.

This is the Washington, London, Madrid and Brussels/EU Achilles heel. Global government bond markets might well determine the economic future of bloated, indebted nation-states even more unable to float their debts with lost territory and tax revenues. This really puts between a rock and a hard place the future of mega-governments’ practice of maintaining power only by buying votes and supporters via stealing from future generations. Secession movements combined with the threat of existing national debt repudiation might well be our only chance in the US to control the current all powerful Washington leviathan.

Daily Bell: You continue to be alarmed over the state of the dollar. Last time we spoke (in May), you mentioned the signing of a Russia/China gas deal.

Ron Holland: Yes, and I must mention this is moving far faster than I expected primarily because of US financial penalties on Russia supposedly over Russian actions involving the Ukraine. All of this from the US that originally created and funded the ISIS terrorist group that took our weapons and funding and then turned on us and our puppet government in Iraq.

Sadly, most of the violence and civilian causalities in Iraq and Syria are a result of Qatar’s planned natural gas pipeline through Syria to compete with Russia. The Ukraine problems are also a direct result of US covert actions and the need to limit Russian pipelines. All of America’s foreign wars and meddling today concern pipelines and oil, and you can forget anything about freedom, representative governments and democracy.

Believe it or not, though, even the Obama Administration is doing a slightly better job than the British government in the area 100 years ago during World War One. I urge readers to buy the national bestseller Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson. The book is described as “War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the making of the Modern Middle East” and it is the best book I’ve read about World War One to date.

In my opinion, the Moslems and Christians of the Middle East have been totally screwed by first London and later Washington for 100 years. Both groups deserve better and this is one reason why Christianity is dying in the Middle East. It is a sad time in the world when the only world leader standing up and with the best interests of both groups in mind, although for selfish and nationalist reasons, is President Putin of Russia.

I’ll suggest the best way to follow the coming death of the dollar, related to the violence in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine because of the gas and oil pipelines: Start reading http://www.zerohedge.com daily to keep up with pipeline wars and the coming new axis of Russia, China and India as they build a new Asian center of power, a gold backed currency alternative and new trade agreements outside the dollar.

Daily Bell: You were impressed with Belize as a safe haven last time we talked, and even intended at one point to write a book on the subject. Have you looked at anywhere else recently? Give us more of a sense as to why people should want a safe haven.

Ron Holland: I’m still impressed with Belize as an island safe haven. I’ve also found a potential domestic safe haven location in the Southeastern US mountains as well as the South American nation of Colombia for Americans who want a safe location should the dollar, Treasury bonds and government services, welfare and employment be reduced. Remember, almost 50% of Americans live off the employment or welfare teat of the federal government.

These people are not used to working for a living but rather have existed off of stolen wealth for their lifetimes and this is multigenerational theft. Many will come and threaten your wealth, life and property when the SHTF so you should have a plan to be out of their way should this take place. I’ll finish the book when the Colombia plans and location are finalized.

Note that many – should I say most? – domestic and foreign real estate developments fail because of a lack of capital, questionable sales and development practices and high expectations. Both the Belize and Southeasterner US safe haven locations already have the infrastructure built and available for added development.

The same can be said for Colombia, as once details are finalized, a country club, fantastic shopping and restaurants, top health care facilities and an international airport are literally minutes away together from the rural mountain location. E-mail me for more information on any of the above if you are interested (rholland@eastnet.ch).

Daily Bell: We’ve sometimes suggested that most people have about another two years to get their assets and their loved ones out of various Western states, including the US. After that things get much harder. Your thoughts?

Ron Holland: Well, it depends on unknown future events. Speaking for the US, it will be too late when the next real or contrived major terrorist attack on the US takes place. A couple of days after this happens, the United States and your ability to leave, or have funds wired into or outside the country unless you are a major corporation or elite will likely be curtailed. Read “The Final Presidential Executive Order” if you want to know how easily the US could become locked down following a future attack.

Daily Bell: The market keeps running up. Central bankers obviously want another bubble. Why?

Ron Holland: What other choice do they have to buy time for the political and Wall Street establishment? Right now the dollar and stock markets are still going up. Never fight the Fed in the near term. So the Wall Street Party continues for now regardless of longer-term free-market and Austrian economic principles. Never question the ability of powerful governments and financial monopolies to control markets far longer than you estimate.

Daily Bell: What should people put their money in?

Ron Holland: I can only speak for myself but I like gold bullion held personally or outside one’s present national jurisdiction. It may be time to begin slightly nibbling at mining and natural resource shares, as they are down so low. Finally, never store gold in a safe deposit box. Right now I’m very excited about several special unique situations ranging from real estate to marijuana.

Daily Bell: Are confiscations coming? Gold? Silver?

Ron Holland: Yes, but the timing depends on a future financial crisis or war situation – remember Franklin Roosevelt’s gold theft, and don’t doubt this will be done again by Presidential Executive Order. This is why I do not recommend storing gold in bank safe deposit box, as offshore is free from Washington political risk. I have reviewed three offshore gold storage alternatives; if any readers are interested in more information, just email me at (rholland@eastnet.ch).

Daily Bell: Who runs the US Empire?

Ron Holland: The best I can ascertain, the Washington Empire is run by a cadre of highly intelligent technical types working behind the scenes moving between public, private and think tank employment for a series of sometimes competing special interests both national and international, financial firms and oligarchies. All national politicians are just front men and women to take the credit or public outcry when things go wrong, with little actual political power.

Congress and both political parties have been bought and controlled by these interests since 1913 and their foundations are used to “educate” the American public and voters in order to manipulate public opinion relative to the elites’ preferred course of action. Although not every politician is controlled, a majority always are in order to create their public policies and actions. This is why freedom and free-market actions and legislation always lose against statist forces.

Daily Bell: Are the BRICS part of it or are they opposed to it?

Ron Holland: These nations are always looking after their own national best interests. Right now some of the BRIC nations are backing the US Empire but I would estimate all will jump ship as Russia and China get their new currency non-dollar alternatives available on a global basis. Most national leaders and educated citizens know how badly their national wealth and prosperity have been ravaged and stolen by the military enforced petrodollar system.

Daily Bell: When will we see a global currency? Last time we interviewed you, you were doubtful about its appearance anytime soon.

Ron Holland: No, I believe for the next decade or so we will have the dollar, euro and a few others increasingly at odds with the growth of a Russia/China and Asia alternative probably backed by gold, energy reserves and agriculture lands.

Daily Bell: What are your thoughts on bitcoin?

Ron Holland: Here I’m in a real minority of one. I have a lot of friends that think bitcoin is the future of private money and storage of wealth on the planet. I hope they are right but personally, I believe only a currency or store of value backed by a major nation or regional nations with the adequate defensive military might will survive an attack and ultimate destruction by the United States, Federal Reserve and central banking cartel.

Daily Bell: Update us on politics. At one point, you seemed hopeful about Rand Paul. Now?

Ron Holland: I still continue my endorsement of Rand Paul for the GOP presidential nomination in the 2016 election as otherwise I do not plan to vote at all. But do not take my endorsement of Paul as an endorsement or any respect and confidence in the current closed two-party monopoly in the United States. Rand has the potential to be another Ronald Reagan and this is positive for America but we will not change the ultimate direction our nation is heading by votes for either political party or their candidates.

As you will see this upcoming week in Scotland, only a vote for peaceful democratic secession and self-determination has any chance of overthrowing the elite status quo leading the entire West to hell in a hand basket. Otherwise, at least in the US and outside of parliamentary forms of government with multiple parties, there is little chance to effect real political change. This will change should Scotland vote yes for independence and other entities realize secession combined with national debt repudiation really scares the elites and Goldman Sachs/Rothschild entities in the world.

Daily Bell: Is it a good time to buy junior miners yet?

Ron Holland: Again, I would say it is probably time to begin nibbling, as hopefully we are close to the bottom.

Daily Bell: What do you think about the growing cannabis industry?

Ron Holland: As I’ve said before, I’m high on cannabis as an investment but not literally. While I want to tell you about a coming watershed event that is going to dramatically change the global marijuana industry that is about far more than growing pot for profits, new health benefits or legalization efforts, I simply cannot go into detail on this right now but maybe in a few short weeks. This could create a major economic impact and multi-generational fortunes for early investors that truly are of historical proportions.

For example, only tobacco saved the original Jamestown colony from total bankruptcy and collapse. How would you like to be able to go back in history to the early 1600s and become a large shareholder in the first major export from what is now the United States? The Virginia Company, also called the London Company, started the global tobacco industry.

Another analogy might be the later East India Company that created Earl Grey tea and the worldwide tea industry in trading from India to the entire British Empire. Even our American Stars and Stripes flag came from a similar East India Company flag.

Also, consider the Dutch East India Company that brought spices to Europe from Southeast Asia. The possibilities of this economic event are of historical proportions like the early trading companies that brought tea, spices, coffee and tobacco to the Western world.

Millions should consider the growing list of medical benefits from proper cannabis use. So I’m high on the economic and financial benefits to accredited investors in this exciting new growth industry.

Daily Bell: Should people consider a cannabis buy-in while central banks are still pumping securities marts? How do you see the opportunity expanding? What are factors to consider regarding cannabis investing?

Ron Holland: Yes, it’s certainly worth considering but remember that all startups are risky ventures and you should be prepared to risk losing all of your investment. The survivors will be companies that can compete at the lowest cost and overcome the regulatory hurdles of shipping, import and labeling. This is all I can say on the subject right now but if you want to know more I’m happy to put you on an email list.

Daily Bell: How long does this bull have to run generally?

Ron Holland: Well, are you talking about the fake bull market on Wall Street created for political re-election purposes for politicians or the more narrowly defined bull markets created by unique market forces? These are two separate situations. Many investors have gone broke betting against the power of Wall Street and central banks to keep the rally going. I don’t have a clue so when you invest in equity startups, find unique special interest situations that should prosper and grow regardless of central banking actions at home or on a global basis.

Daily Bell: Can political events stop it? Are we going to see war with Russia?

Ron Holland: No. America will not go to war with Putin and Russia and neither will the European Union or NATO. This is all talk and bluster on the part of the United States. There are two historical names that sum up why the West will not go to war with Russia: Napoleon and Hitler. Plus, Putin is probably the best political leader in the world since Ronald Reagan.

Daily Bell: How about ISIS and the Middle East? Is ISIS a “false flag”?

Ron Holland: ISIS was an American creation to bring down the government of Syria and they turned against us. I don’t think they were a false-flag operation but their actions today can be used to create a future false-flag operation, as we are desperate to invade to promote the Qatar pipeline, as I’ve said elsewhere.

Daily Bell: The West is obviously inciting war. Will they succeed in igniting a generalized war against Islam?

Ron Holland: The US desperately needs a war for two important reasons. First, to create an ongoing crisis situation necessary to provide Washington cover for massive wealth confiscation; second, to provide a scapegoat nation or nations that our politicians can use to blame the coming death of the dollar as the world reserve currency and our petro-dollar scam, as it is ending quickly now.

I don’t think we want a generalized war against Islam but rather we need other real nations to blame, e.g., Russia and/or China, where the outrage and hate can be directed. When the dollar dies the central bankers, powerful money interests and major politicians will be hated far more than they are despised now. This must be avoided and thus a scapegoat will be created, the necessary black-flag operations will be implemented and many people will die just to protect those really responsible for the coming downfall of America.

So Washington prefers a short, small war with limited objectives. It was the same at the start of World War One as well as for Hitler in retaking a few nations and people that had been forcefully removed from Germany at the Treaty of Versailles. Wars are easy to start but difficult to control or finish.

But I do believe the antiwar movement in Europe and the US will be helpless to stop a war once it starts. Hermann Goering understood war all too well and his quote below on war is well worth reading and remembering.

Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.

– Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

Daily Bell: We see the progress of the Internet Reformation and despite the gloom we are optimistic. We believe people are waking up. Your thoughts?

Ron Holland: Yes, worldwide the people are waking up but specifically in the United States, there currently is no ability for the people to really effect change on major issues and policies through the present political system as it is organized.

The Scotland independence vote is a good case in point. Can you imagine Washington politicians ever allowing the people of a state to vote for secession and independence if they had a chance of winning?

Of course not because even the risk of a state withdrawing from the union and leaving all the national debt created by the Washington politicians with the Washington federal government where it really belongs would collapse the US treasury market. Actually, even the threat of states leaving the union and the national debt would crash the government bond market and it would be quite a spectacle to watch the president and cabinet traveling to such states begging instead of threatening for a change. The threat of peaceful secession and opportunity for citizens state-by-state to escape the coming collapse of the dollar and Treasury debt is the only leverage Americans have against the controlled federal government.

Daily Bell: We see the decriminalization of cannabis as evidence of this. Agree?

Ron Holland: Yes. The horrendous drug laws and their use to profit the prison industry lobby, law enforcement and the legal profession at the expense of mostly poor and minority members of society is a hidden, mostly racist tragedy in America. After all, the US has by far the largest percentage of its population in jail of any nation in the entire world.

But change is coming because the Internet allows anyone interested in the subject to learn the truth about medical benefits of cannabis and the negatives to society from prohibition. I’ve certainly changed my views on the subject because of the Internet.

To date, American drug laws have primarily benefited the legal profession, prison industry, law enforcement funding, crime syndicates and politicians through graft and payoffs. This is now changing here and globally.

First, the prisons are now packed full of poor and minority populations who are the prime recipients of drug-related sentencing because they can’t buy their way out. America has the largest percentage of prison population per capita in the entire world.

Second, the federal and state governments and politicians are desperate for revenues and they see the potential tax revenues from legalizing marijuana far exceeding the payoffs and benefits from the legal profession and prison lobbyists, criminal elements, law enforcement etc.

Third, marijuana has been smoked by a large percentage of the population and there is no need for providers to fund a massive advertising budget to create a market in this sustainable green industry. The only advertising needed will be for market share and brand awareness.

Fourth, there are real medical benefits from cannabis usage and as the benefits are becoming more well known from the alternative media these medical needs will be met. This can become an important source of government revenue just as hard narcotics helped fund the British Empire.

Fifth, legalization will cut criminal elements out of a major part of their revenue, transferring the bulk of the revenue to the bankrupt federal government.

Sixth, just as alcohol probation failed and actually increased the demand, so has the long prohibition of marijuana. Government can’t control the distribution so they might as well make it an important revenue generator through taxes, regulation and control combined with more funding to curb the real drug problem, which is hard drugs.

While the logic of grow-your-own and localized mom-and-pop marijuana farming and distribution like vegetables and other cash crops might be preferable to the population, this will never happen; too much revenue will be lost in a private, free-market, farm-to-table environment. Government will demand massive control and regulation to such an extent that small growers will likely be forced out of the equation – and herein lies the profit potential for major producers initially, and later, as big pharma and other big players with political power buy up the large, independent producers.

Finally, the producers likely to benefit and prosper the most from marijuana legalization will be based in jurisdictions with the lowest costs of production. This could benefit several countries in Latin America, especially.

Daily Bell: How would you like people to contact you if they have questions or want to be added to your email list?

Ron Holland: They can email me at rholland@eastnet.ch.

Daily Bell: Thanks for your time, Ron. We really are grateful to have been able to sit down with you again.

Anthony Wile

The Daily Bell

After Thoughts

Ron Holland as usual makes a lot of good points in this plainspoken interview – encouraging ones as well. We’re glad he decided to speak his mind. He always does, but given his health scare and determination to speak out, we found this interview to be especially eloquent.

Among his most interesting points was his comment on the nature of Washington’s serial wars and the preference for smaller ones. We’ve long maintained that the invention of the atom bomb rendered warfare a far less useful tool for extending and manipulating state control.

Washington may want smaller wars but modern war is almost always used to manipulate public opinion and consolidate the power of the war-makers. In this regard, large wars work better than small wars. But thanks in part to the Internet, current militarism is not yet whipping up domestic audiences, certainly in the West, the way previous “world wars” did.

Over the long term, Ron believes that citizens will be helpless against the rising tide of warfare. But limited warfare may not be as effective with domestic audiences as world wars were in the 20th century.

This goes for the war on drugs as well. Once again, we see that the Internet has made “war” more difficult. Power brokers who benefited from the war on drugs, certainly in the US, may have come to the decision that a reconfiguration of legal stances as regards drugs was preferable to the status quo.

Even the Scottish vote on independence can be seen through the lens of an awakening population. Regardless of its success or failure, the issue of secession has now galvanized international attention and thus, we would expect additional agitation elsewhere as a result.

In this interview, Ron makes it clear that he intends to continue to speak out for freedom and to educate people as best he can about lost liberties and about how people ought to adjust their lifestyles to recognize new realities. His effort to offer information about safe haven properties in Belize, the Southeastern US and Colombia is yet another example of how he tries to act on his convictions. Our best wishes for his continued good health.

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Barack Hussein Obama: Manchurian Candidate And Trojan Horse, Warmonger And Deceiver

09/13/2014

 http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=7038

 New Age Nero Plays Golf And Vacations While The World LITERALLY Burns

By Michael Thomas

Let’s get something out of the way for all the partisan readers and Obamabots who will NOT like this graphic portrayal of the current US President.

George W. Bush was perhaps the worst president in US History.  His eight year term in office clearly marked a new low point in American history.  By unlawfully and deceitfully invading both Iraq and Afghanistan, he set the entire world on a course toward World War III.  His entirely bogus War On Terrorwas as contrived as it was an ongoing policy of state-sponsored terrorism against the non-white, non-Christian world.

In the end, W. Bush will be known as the occupant of the White House who triggered the real Clash of Civilizations after outright stealing two national elections.  So determined were the Neo-Cons to push the world into a WWIII scenario that they found in George W.Bush a mean-spirited, narrow-minded and self-absorbed individual who could be easily manipulated into doing just about anything Dick Cheney et al. told him to do.

Oh, yes, one last thing — and it represents a HUGE difference between George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama.  Please forgive our candor but the following short exposition is quite purposeful in making an extremely important point.

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Everyone knew deep down inside that W. Bush was unfit for presidential duty and quite a dangerous dolt.

He, himself, knew he was a dunderhead.

We all knew he was a dunderhead.

The entire world knew he was a dunderhead.

He knew that we knew, that he was a dunderhead.

We knew that he knew, that he was a dunderhead.

And so on and so on … … …

What’s the point?

  1. Bush was really only being himself … which is exactly why they selected him to push the planet into a never-ending War on Terror. 

He clearly possessed all the qualities of someone who would think nothing of destroying whole nations.  In this way, he was the perfect dupe in which his blatant prejudices, stunning ignorance and complete lack of compassion could be used to kill and torture perceived enemies the world over.  By publicly declaring anAxis of Evil out there in his world of boogeymen, he failed to realize that it was the USA, UK and Israel which constituted the real Axis of Evil.

Is it now clear that we have no political alignment with either left or right, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican?!

Now let’s shine the spotlight on Barack Obama.  Here’s a guy who was pushed onto a different world stage as the bringer of ‘Hope and Change’ in the midst of the terrible despair and depression brought about by W.  Obama cajoled and bamboozled us, conned and beguiled us (not the whole US, but many).  His is an ongoing act of extraordinary deceit and deception. To those who had eyes to see and ears to hear, however, he was an obvious charlatan.  And every move he has made since his first inauguration has corroborated these quite hapless observations … which are especially unfortunate for the American people!

What’s the point?

On the face of it W. Bush was not the shrewd deceiver that Obama has been from the very start.  W was a cheat; he faked his Christianity, he boldly stole two elections in broad daylight; he allowed himself to be played by his controllers at every turn.  However, he was completely transparent in all of this unseemly and sordid presidential behavior.  In a word, he was a great embarrassment to his country and throughout the whole community of nations.

Obama, on the other hand, presented himself as a peacemaker, and advocate for a new global order marked by brotherhood and harmony.  He was also presented by his handlers as a happy go lucky kind of guy, always smiling his big toothy smile as though he just won his high school class presidency.  Never a care, never a worry in the world, all the while his policies and lack thereof are substantially contributing to the very demise of civil society.  When he’s not tearing apart the moral  fabric of society at home, he’s destroying defenseless nations large and small on the sly with his CIA, NSA DIA agents implementing their incessant psyops and/or blackops.

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Obama also shamelessly accepted a Nobel Peace Prize that he never deserved; never earned in any way.  On the contrary, he not only intensified the criminal and barbaric CIA drone assassination program, he has literally restarted the Cold War with Russia.  Only because Russia has taken the right side in so many other raging conflicts around the planet, Obama has reacted by actually transforming the newly revived Cold Warinto a very Hot War.

As a matter of fact, through his actions and inactions, as well as the by initiatives taken by many of the czars throughout his Adminstration, Obama has successfully brought the world right to the brink of World War III.  Something W didn’t even do.

How do you spell D E C E P T I O N ?!   We spell it: O B A M A.

How does a Noble Peace Prize (NPP) winner send his State Department Undersecetary and CIA Director to Kiev with the explicit purpose of executing a full blown coup d’état and then sleep with the NPP trophy under his pillow at night?

How does Obama then back a murderous and illegitimate, Neo-Nazi and Fascist government in Kiev that has turned the full force of its military on civilian populations all over the Eastern Ukraine?

How does the president of the United States of America then do everything in his power to deny urgent and desperately needed humanitarian aid to the same civilians who have been shellshocked back into the stone Age?

Not a pretty picture at all.  The peace-loving world is now mortified on a daily basis by the leadership (and lack thereof) of this Nobel-awarded president.

Just In Case You Haven’t Been Watching

A sitting USA President starts yet another war on a series of patently false pretexts, and walks around as though he has taken the moral high ground.  All the while Vladimir Putin thoughtfully responds to every bellicose overture and premeditated provocation from the US/UK/EU/NATO Juggernaut, doing his level best to prevent a full blown WWIII from breaking out on his fence line — which is just what the Western Powers have intended to do from the very beginning of this CIA-coordinated, MI6-conceived, MOSSAD-executed black operation.

So successful have they (TPTB*) been at selling war with Obama as their primary pitchman, that even the anti-war left has given up in America.  While the college kids are glued to their smartphones instagramming their latest lewd selfie,  their once ‘fearless’ leader is turning the Military-Industrial Complex loose … just about everywhere on Planet Earth.

*TPTB = The Powers That Be

When’s the last time you saw a real college anti-war protest … anywhere in America?!  Yeah, right, that’s how successful this slick warmonger has thoroughly co-opted the entire peace movement.  Again, how do you spell D E C E I V E R  … of the very highest order.

Where Bush conducted more executions than any other governor in Texas history, Obama has outright murdered more people around the world via drone assassinations — who have not even been convicted of any crime against the USA — than any other president in US history.  All of this lawless and criminal conduct has been conducted in the name of every American citizen, using tax dollars paid by every one of us.

The Ukraine Disaster Exposes The Barry Sotero Imposter Like No Other

Back to Obama’s unparalleled fiasco and blatant deceptions in the Ukraine.  If the American people do not step up to the plate and bring about an immediate end to the flagrant killing of innocents by US proxies and mercenaries operating all over the Eastern Ukraine, this nation will have HELL to pay.

If you haven’t already, take a close look at all the moves and maneuvers that the Obama Administrationhave taken to thwart a good faith peace process in the Ukraine.  Take a closer look at the number of times they have sabotaged the ceasefires and ended the lulls in fighting.  Each time Kiev did stop shooting was only to let the smoke clear enough in order to determine where next to aim their bigger guns.

Then there was the shoot down of the Malaysian Airliner MH17 by the Ukraine military.  Obama & Company, knowing full well how this false flag operation went down, set to blame Russia and the rebels with obviously fabricated evidence and false testimony.  Throughout the entire MH17 Obama proved himself incapable of telling the truth.  He couldn’t even state the generally known facts around the case … … … to save his own life.

It’s FINAL: Boeing-777 was downed by Ukrainian MiG-29, Romanian expert says

When his lips are moving, he’s lying through his teeth.

Has there ever been an American president who has so consistently spoken with forked tongue to those who inhabit both his domestic reservation, as well as those who live in his offshore ‘colonies’ across the planet.  Obama’s form of Pax Americana is don’t do as I do, but do as I say.  In the Ukraine he has exposed himself for the serial prevaricator and habitual warmonger that he has become.

Every time he has made a pronouncement about the Ukraine conflict or Russia’s role in it, he has done nothing but spewed known falsehoods and misleading statements.  It’s as though he simply does not know how to tell the truth.  Many a qualified professional, in fact, have labelled his normal speech and speeches, pronouncements and responses as reflecting nothing short of pathological lying.  So much so has this pattern become ingrained in his presidential behavior that even his Democratic stalwarts are abandoning him in droves.

As a constitutional lawyer, this type ongoing contemptible conduct is all the more depraved, dangerous and deplorable.  Because of his contrived air of authority in very weighty constitutional matters now confronting the Republic, he has betrayed so many of his blindly loyal minions.  It is this particular dynamic in particular which is bringing the nation to wreck and ruin.  Especially where it concerns inciting a full scale war with Russia has Obama crossed every single line, never to be trusted again within the realm of international affairs.

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Conclusion:

Obama needs to be IMPEACHED … as soon as the Republicans take control of the Congress in November.  Obama must be impeached and tried in the Senate for the many high crimes and misdemeanors that he is guilty of, beginning with his posting of a fraudulent birth certificate on an official White House website.

Barack Obama also needs to be tried in the International Criminal Court at The Hague for war crimes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, and Somalia, as well as an accomplice to war crimes in Palestine and the Ukraine, at the very least.  Obama also needs to be held accountable as an accomplice in the commission of  genocide in both Palestine and the Ukraine.  Conspiracy to wage war by proxy and US-paid mercenaries is another obvious crime which has been  perpetrated throughout almost six years of this Administration.

Until the world sees Barack Hussein Obama taking up permanent residence in Leavenworth with a dunce hat upon his head as he sits in the corner of his cell … … …

Michael Thomas
August 23, 2014
StateoftheNation2012.com

Author’s Note:

In that we harbor no political persuasion of any kind, we are able to more objectively and clinically evaluate the person and presidency of Barack Obama.  While we chose to only take up his actions regarding the current war in the Ukraine, we fully acknowledge that there are many other serious instances of criminal conduct, lawlessness and treasonous behavior on his part.  However, more than any other initiative that he has taken on the world stage, it is the Ukraine which lays bare his now transparent perfidy, malfeasance and deception.

The world cannot bear another year of such anarchic and lawless, immoral and depraved ‘leadership’.

References:

Obama Vacations As The World Burns

Nobel Committee Obligated to Strip Obama of Peace Prize

Obama Continues False Narrative Against Russia

Feds: Obama Broke Law with Bergdahl Swap

James Risen: Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation’

Obama’s Frightening Ferguson Fiasco

OBAMA: ARMING TERRORISTS AND DISARMING AMERICANS!

Radio Host explains why Obama really dislikes Putin

Obama’s War Against Russia Backfires

Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel

Russian Lawmaker Says Obama’s Legacy is Starting New Cold War

House approves lawsuit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax

Obama Birth Certificate: Confirmed Forgery According To Top Experts

Darrell Issa Rips Obama, FEC on IRS Scandal

Republican Majority Wants Obama Impeached Now

Hands down, Obama is the worst president since WWII: poll

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9/11 FACT: The Pentagon Was Hit By A Cruise Missile From The US Military Arsenal

09/11/2014

http://www.pakalertpress.com/

 

US Military False Flag Attack Against Its Own Citizenry Demands A War Crimes Tribunal

 Here’s a photo of the type of cruise missile that hit the Pentagon.

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What follows is a photo of an airplane flying in strictly restricted airspace at the moment of the cruise missile impact at the Pentagon.

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The diagram below, shows the thermonuclear warhead vaporized seven layers of especially reinforced concrete, before exiting on the inside of C Ring!

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The American People Must Act … Sooner Or Later!

The Whole World Has Waited For 13 Years For 9/11 Truth And Justice.

Nations Everywhere Plead With The US Citizenry To Take Back Their Country.

Why? Because the very same people who are responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks continue to conduct false flag operations across the planet, starting new wars and bringing armed conflicts to once peaceful lands.

The shadow government controlling the USA has used the pretext of 9/11 to wage wars wherever they are in competition for resources, especially oil and gas reserves, oil and gas conduits, oil refineries and sea ports.

The same unelected criminal cabal routinely uses the overwhelming US military capability to shock and awe any defenseless nation which presents an attractive geopolitical advantage.  Likewise, they invade countries at will that disobey their orders or attempt to go their own way.

How are the same people, who pulled off the 9/11 INSIDE JOB, still in power? !  They’re still being paid by US taxpayers or collecting government pension funds or covered by state-run health insurance programs. 

This state of affairs is no longer acceptable, not that it was ever.

Only the American people can demand the justice due to the 125 unfortunate souls who perished in the Pentagon on 9/11.  As well as to the thousands of office workers who died in the Twin Towers.

WHO was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and WHY?

Isn’t it time to seriously investigate 9/11 truth so that the real perpetrators can be brought to justice?  Especially when those same misguided individuals are still running the country.

If not now … WHEN?

If not us … WHO?

If not here in the land of the free and the home of the brave … then WHERE?

Michael Thomas
September 10, 2014
StateoftheNation2012.com

References:

VP Cheney Issued 9/11 Stand Down Orders While Missile Approached Pentagon: Tip Of The Government Conspiracy

9/11 MUST SEE: “I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon – Major General Albert N. Stubblebine

Comprehensive 9/11 Photo-Doc On Pentagon Fraud And 737 Airliner Which Was Actually A Missile

Video And Photographic Evidence Indicates That An Airliner Did Not Hit The Pentagon — Major General Albert Stubblebine (Retired)

Leaked 9/11 Video Footage Showing Cruise Missile Hitting The Pentagon

Mineta’s 9/11 Testimony CONFIRMED: Implications Are Earth-shattering

Recommended Reading:

9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: THE MOST RIDICULOUS CONSPIRACY THEORY OF ALL TIME

9/11: THE ULTIMATE INSIDE JOB AND FALSE FLAG OPERATION

9/11: RUSSIA PRESENTS EVIDENCE AGAINST US, UK AND ISRAEL CO-CONSPIRATORS?

COMPREHENSIVE 9/11 PHOTO-DOC ON PENTAGON FRAUD AND 737 AIRLINER WHICH WAS ACTUALLY A MISSILE

LEAKED 9/11 VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWING CRUISE MISSILE HITTING THE PENTAGON

9/11 VIDEO EVIDENCE PROVES AIRPLANE WAS REMOTELY CONTROLLED INTO TWIN TOWER

9/11: WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED

‘LOOSE CHANGE’ VIDEO PROVES 9/11 WAS A CONTROLLED DEMOLITION AND INSIDE JOB

IRREFUTABLE ‘MOLTEN STEEL’ EVIDENCE INDICATES INSIDE JOB, PROVES 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT FRAUDULENT

HOW WAS BUILDING 7 IMPLOSION A PERFECTLY CONTROLLED DEMOLITION ON 9/11?

9/11 PHONE CALLS FROM AIRLINERS WERE FAKED

9/11WAS A FALSE FLAG ATTACK — RUSSIA TODAY

THE 11 MOST COMPELLING 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES

9/11: THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL FALSE FLAG OPERATION OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM

THE BIGGEST 9/11 CONSPIRACY OF ALL TIME

CIA LEAK GIVES ‘INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE’ THAT 9/11 WAS STATE SPONSORED

WHY IS OBAMA STILL HIDING THE 28-PAGE REPORT ON SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS?

THE WALLS ARE CRUMBLING DOWN AROUND 9/11 – WHY?

NO EXPLANATION FOR BUILDING #6 IMPLOSION ON 9/11

GLOBALRESEARCH.CA 9/11 LIBRARY

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9\11 US Government Criminal Conspiracy: THERE IS NO DEBATE

09/10/2014

http://www.pakalertpress.com/

 9-11 False Flag Terrorist Operation: Crime Of The Millennium

The 9/11 Commission Report Presents The Most Ridiculous Conspiracy Theory Of All Time

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Those who deny the existence of a US Government conspiracy which planned, financed, coordinated, executed, and covered up the 9/11 false flag operation are either willfully ignorant or dangerously arrogant, or both.  If the conspiracy deniers are neither of these, then they usually fall into one of the following categories.

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  1.  The individual works directly for the government – federal or state, county or city — and therefore they feel that their job and/or livelihood would be under threat for expressing an anti-government opinion.
  2.  The individual is employed by a US corporation in which case they are concerned about holding a position that is very likely opposed to the corporate leadership.  The revolving door between the corporate realm and government sector is well known and documented.

III.  The individual works for a company, university, non-profit foundation, or NGO which receives government grants, preferential tax treatment or other giveaways from Washington, DC.  There are many other organizations that receive various forms of largesse from the US Federal Government which are compelled to tow the politically correct line.

  1.  They work for companies or organizations that are under direct or indirect contract by any one of the aforementioned levels of governments which could be jeopardized by ridiculing the official9/11 Commission Report.

Then there are those — perhaps the vast majority of Americans — who fall into one these three groups of naysayers: (i) false patriots, (ii) deniers of reality and (iii) sheeple.[1]

Therefore, why bother debating with them?  There simply is NO DEBATE!

Why expend precious time and energy debating the obvious with those who have a vested interest in the official bogus narrative.  Or, who do not have the faculty of reason sufficiently developed or common sense operating at a level to conduct a rational discussion?

  •  False patriotswave their flags without a clue of why they’re waving it.  The childhood indoctrination worked quite well with them, so they are usually hopeless where it concerns 9/11 truth.  They are so invested in the good guys versus the bad guys storyline that they refuse to admit they might be on the side of the bad guys every once in a while.  Whether they come from military families or government service clans, they will follow the flag anywhere it leads them.  There were a lot of false flags flying after 9/11, LIKE NEVER BEFORE, especially on TV screens all across America.
  •  Deniers of realityare often smart enough to get it but simply can’t handle the depravity of the actual 9/11 crime committed by the US Government against its own citizens.  They tuck away this inconvenient truth and lock themselves away in denial for a multitude of reasons.  Each person reading this knows a bunch people who just cannot handle the reality of 9/11 facts because it necessarily leads to their entire world falling apart.  They cannot face these grim realities that are so divergent from their lifelong phantasy land.  They also know they would succumb to various psychological maladies due to their inability to fully embrace the far-reaching ramifications of the raw truths.  In this way their denial functions as a defense mechanism.
  •  Sheeple(no disrespect intended to these conditioned souls) have been sufficiently brainwashed through myriad vectors of mind-control programming since their birth.  Their lifestyles often predispose them to much of the crude, crass, coarse elements associated with Americana which serve to further coarsen their minds and bodies rendering them unable to assimilate subtle truths.  The pharmaceutical regimens alone can influence their critical thinking skills in ways that can actually be dangerous.  In the case of 9/11 so many folks have had their minds sufficiently dulled that a large swath of the US population is totally clueless to the truth.  This state of affairs, by the way, can be down right dangerous.   How so?

If one is not astute enough to discriminate between truth and falsehood in precarious situations, then it is very easy to find oneself in dangerous predicaments … as in life-threatening.  Of course, when an entire nation has lost its way, it, too, can find itself in quite menacing circumstances around the globe.  Sound familiar?!

It’s important to fully imbibe the reality that there really is NO DEBATE where it concerns 9/11.

How can such a categorical statement be made with so much certainty, pray tell?
Here’s just a foretaste of what will soon be available on the internet regarding 9/11 truth.

Over 2200 Architects And Engineers Demolish The ‘Official’ 9/11 Commission Report

Those truth seekers, who have properly applied the hard sciences of engineering and architecture, physics and chemistry, metallurgy and construction, have authoritatively decreed that the 9/11 events of building destruction could not have occurred as they are described in the official 9/11 Commission Report.  The over 2500 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are just one of various highly qualified groups who have weighed in on this extremely weighty matter.

CONCLUSION: The relevant sciences and applicable diagnostic technologies irrefutably prove that the official story is completely impossible.  This has been the case across a broad range of completely unresolved 9/11 issues which the government has yet to address.

Other types of scientific and technological disciplines have also been utilized to test the veracity of countless government’s statements in the 9/11 Commission Report.  Experts from the specialized fields of controlled demolition and fire investigation, aviation and explosives have written much on how the Twin Towers could not have been brought down by a couple of airliners.  IMPOSSIBLE … especially when you consider the free-fall collapse of Building #7 which was not even hit by a passenger jet.

Once again, THERE IS NO DEBATE!

Does anyone really believe that 19 Muslims could have pulled off the extraordinarily difficult technical feats of aeronautic acrobatics and controlled demolition, the latter of which was absolutely necessary in order to ensure that two side-by-side giant skyscrapers would fall neatly into their own footprint?!

There is ONLY one reasonable answer to this question.  It is now abundantly clear that there were certain elements within the US Federal Government, US Armed Forces, New York City Government, Corporate Mainstream Media, as well as many other key entities which were necessarily directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

While it’s true that none of us knows exactly what did happen on September 11, 2001, we do know what positively did not happen on 9/11.  Ipso facto the 9/11 Commission Report can be identified as a thoroughly fraudulent document explicitly designed to mislead the American people, as well as the entire world.

Quite frankly, it’s practically impossible for anyone to know precisely what occurred on that fateful day in September because that’s the way a CIA/MI6/MOSSAD black op is structured.  No one knows everything that took place in NYC and DC, except perhaps a few controllers at the very top of the OPERATION 9/11 execution team.  The actual perpetrators only know their little part in the whole scheme as is the case in every highly compartmentalized CIA black operation that disseminates necessary info on a strictly need-to-know basis.

Nevertheless, we don’t have to know how those buildings were brought down on 9/11/01 … in order to state that the government was behind it, integral to its implementation, and crucial to its successful coverup.

The weight of the circumstantial evidence is not just overwhelmingly heavy on the side of US Government involvement in the 9/11 attacks, it reflects a guilty verdict beyond any doubt whatsoever.  The 9/11 attacks could not have happened without the direct involvement of the US Federal Government, as well as additional support from a whole host of foreign contractors such as MOSSAD, ISI, and MI6.

In other words, given what transpired at the Pentagon and the Twin Towers, the US Government had to have been directly involved in many critical facets of the entire operation.  This self evident conclusion is particularly understood when considering the enormity and pervasiveness of the coverup of the whole conspiracy.  The transparent cooperation of the entire mainstream media could have only occurred with direction coming from the very peak of the US Government.  As always, the Executive Branch probably invoked the ‘sacrosanct’ National Security as a way of stifling any honest or objective journalism.

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As for the “Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States”, it will stand forever as incontrovertible evidence of the government-coordinated coverup of the 9/11 crimes against humanity.  Many people from different nations were either killed or injured on that infamous day and therefore the act of terrorism goes well beyond a crime against America; hence, crimes against humanity is an appropriate charge.

Anatomy of the 9/11 False Flag Operation 

Many different 9/11 truth movement groups now argue endlessly over the following four questions.
What?   How?   Who?   Why?
They particularly debate the “How?” when in reality that is the most difficult to determine and prove with hard evidence.  It is also the least useful when the nation already knows who was in the various seats of power to ensure that certain things did or did not happen on September 11th.  The community of nations, likewise, knows what has occurred around the world in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. And especially how the 9/11 attacks have been used by the Anglo-American Axis to invade and destroy countries at will.

In light of these and other critical developments, the anatomy of the US Government Conspiracy behind 9/11 is not as important as the “Who?” and the “Why?”.  Dissecting the crime scene so that these 2 questions can be answered is of utmost importance if the world is to experience any closure with this still-open criminal case.  The endless analysis around so many different types of explosives and weapons is counterproductive, self-defeating and time-wasting.

As a final word on this vital point, everyone ought to be completely satisfied with the following indisputable facts.  That there were a variety of explosives and weapons, techniques and tactics which took down the Twin Towers and Building #7, as well as that hit on the Pentagon.  This well documented fact is self evident … except by those who would argue endlessly over minutiae that cannot be exactly determined … yet.

To elaborate a bit more, it can be stated with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that different means were utilized to cause the destruction associated with 9/11.  In other words it is obviously not just one explosive or weapon which precludes the use of any other.  The different take-down scenarios are not mutually exclusive by any means.  In other words, there is every likelihood that the Twin Towers were brought down by a variety of different types of demolition explosives ranging from nano-thermite to the traditional explosives typically used for controlled demolitions.

There is also every indication that thermonuclear micro-nukes were utilized for specific applications to generate the heat necessary to vaporize and dustify the two towers so that they would fall into their own footprints.  All the telling signatures have been proven by those who have the experience and expertise to properly analyze them; therefore, there is now no debate about the thermonuclear component.

Does that preclude the use of Tesla energy beams in the form of a Directed Energy Weapon (DEW)?  Judy Wood, PhD has presented a strong case for this type of weapon technology, which may have also been utilized on the Twin Towers.  Who can say for sure? All we are asserting is that multiple methods are by no means mutually exclusive.  Which then points directly to the irrefutable deduction that those who did 9/11 must have been very high up in both government and corporate, in addition to being well situated in the scientific realm and/or academic circles.  How else could they have mustered all the manpower and materiel, expertise and experience, access and control over the crimes scenes both pre and post 9/11?!

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9/11 Outcomes And Consequences Reveal The Perpetrators

There are many other subplots which were executed on 9/11/01 which speak directly to other significant goals that were achieved by the co-conspirators.  Some of these highly consequential schemes have impacted the world of finance and economics; others have rearranged geopolitical relationships and engendered new international treaties/alliances.  Still other outcomes directly caused by the 9/11 events have produced a legacy of oppression within the USA that has transformed a freedom-loving country into a virtual police state.

Whether one closely examines the legislation known as the Patriot Act or the establishment of theDepartment of Homeland Security, the draconian TSA (Transportation Security Administration) regime or content (and intent) of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), it is quite obvious that each of these nation-changing initiatives had been on the drawing board way before September 11, 2001.  The 9/11 attacks were merely the pretext used by the real perpetrators to advance their police state agenda.  And so they have across the country.

Truly, no city or state, no county or territory has been spared the profound consequences of the new command and control structure overlaid upon the nation.  The meteoric and pervasive militarization of urban and rural police departments across the land stands as further testimony.  As does the dramatic uptick in both police brutality and frequent murder of innocents by officers.  Law enforcement departments everywhere now function as quasi-military units at the ready and waiting to execute orders dictated by their governmental and/or corporate overlords.

The list of newly instituted and highly oppressive changes actually goes on and on; however, this discussion is well beyond the scope of this essay.  Suffice to say that in each and every case the specific governmental initiatives could have only taken place in the aftermath of the catalyzing events of 9/11.  As always, we encourage the reader to ask the real 64 thousand dollar question — Cuo bono?  Therein lies the answer to all the questions and concerns, unknowns and doubts, associated with the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Why is the truth about 9/11 so important in the present day?  And why is it urgent to prosecute these crimes against humanity

For those who are fully aware of the depth and breadth of the 9/11 criminal conspiracy, there are many inescapable reasons to pursue these historic crimes to where ever the prosecutors are led.  For instance, the fake and truly disastrous War on Terror was waged worldwide on the spurious 9/11 pretext.  In addition, many other wars, both armed conflicts and economic in nature, have been started or intensified because of the many fraudulent 9/11 slogans which issued forth from the governments that were complicit in the 9/11 conspiracy.

In view of the damage which has been inflicted around the globe since 9/11, it is now necessary for the residents of Planet Earth to do what they can to short-circuit the 9-11 mind-control programs.  There are many and diverse programs running in the background 24/7 which ought to be identified and neutralized.  Only in this way will the emerging 9/11 truth penetrate the collective consciousness so that an appropriate international response can be formulated.

When a critical mass of Earth’s inhabitants has been reached in this regard, the truth of 9/11 will literally provide the impetus for an awesome and long-awaited planetary transformation.  The entire civilization will then undergo a metamorphosis of sorts which will then bring about a real New World Order based on peace and brotherhood, harmony and cooperation.

In time, the world community will come to understand why the 9/11 cataclysm had to occur.  Not only was this truly apocalyptic event a fulfillment of prophecy — and it was — it also represents the unfoldment of a divinely ordained plan.  No matter who conceived and coordinated, executed and covered up the events of September 11th, ultimately their power was derived from the Highest Power.  Hence, those tragic events occurred only according to the will of a power much greater than the earthly powers that be.

When this perspective is imbibed by enough folks, there will be a sea change in collective understanding about how to proceed with the 9/11 crimes against humanity. Events will unfold that tend toward healing and reconciliation, and which reflect this new understanding.  Ultimately a new enlightened awareness will replace the lower consciousness of old.

Perhaps, then, humankind will begin to experience “a new heaven and new earth“.

Michael Thomas
September 9, 2014
StateoftheNation2012.com

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[1] Of course, there are those characters who run Facebook pages and Twitter accounts who are paid government agents or corporate shills with a vested interest in making sure that 9/11 truth never sees the light of day. Then there are the simple folks who refuse to believe 9/11 truth because of a bad case of lifelong cognitive dissonance, or an unshakable faith in ‘trustworthy’ government, or a serial neglect of the facts, or an adulthood addiction to the mainstream media, or just plain ignorance and fuzzy thinking.
What is important to understand is that many inherently good people can behave as the COINTELPRO agents do, as they act unwittingly for the dark side.  They don’t even know what they’re doing so brainwashed are they regarding 9/11.  In other words they don’t even know what they don’t know, and then they act with such conviction that they appear to be really bad actors when they’re not.
The internet is replete with instances (read: DRAMAS) of accusations and counter-accusations because of the environment that has been quite carefully created for this dynamic to predominate in many circles.  Best not to go there, as they are a tremendous drain on precious time and energy.

Every Major Organ Of The Mainstream Media Has Quite Willingly Participated In The Coverup Of The Crime Of The Millennium 

“Many corporate titans ought to be in prison for knowingly and willfully, deliberately and purposefully, covering up the treasonous and heinous crimes committed against America on 9/11 … by rogue elements throughout the US Government”
– 9/11 Crminal Investigator

Really, just how long does the entire mainstream media (MSM) think they will get away with participating in the coverup of the 9/11 Crime Of The Millennium?

It has now been reported on C-SPAN that well over 2200 qualified architects and engineers have literally demolished the official 9/11 Commission Report and there’s nary a peep about it on CNN … or FOX News … or CBS … or MSNBC!

Over 2200 Architects And Engineers Demolish The ‘Official’ 9/11 Commission Report

It has been many years since these dedicated and courageous engineering and architectural professionals first began working diligently on this monumental research project.  In fact their highly authoritative work constitutes the greatest criminal investigation in USA history.

And, yet, there’s no curiosity about their indisputable findings within the MSM.

There’s no in depth reporting about numerous engineering, architectural and metallurgical impossibilities asserted in the official NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology*) reports.  The NIST is literally permitted to violate laws of physics and chemistry, architecture and engineering, without any scrutiny or critical thinking from the Fourth Estate?!

*“NIST’s FY 2014 resources total $850.0 million in direct appropriations, an estimated $47.3 million in service fees, and $107.0 million from other agencies.
The agency operates in two locations: Gaithersburg, Md., (headquarters—234-hectare/578-acre campus) and Boulder, Colo., (84-hectare/208-acre campus). NIST employs about 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support and administrative personnel. NIST also hosts about 2,700 associates from academia, industry, and other government agencies, who collaborate with NIST staff and access user facilities. In addition, NIST partners more than 1,300 manufacturing specialists and staff at more than 400 MEP service locations around the country.”
(Per www.nist.gov)

That there are virtually no media interviews conducted by the MSM with these distinguished researchers and eminent scientists who have spent years ferreting out 9/11 truth is as mind-boggling as it is exasperating.  Particularly when the 9/11 terrorist attacks have turned out to be the single greatest defining moment of the new millennium having HUGE consequences for the United States of America, as well as profound impacts on the entire community of nations.

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How can this be so … … … EXCEPT BY DESIGN?!

“Calculated and premeditated, planned and coordinated by those elements within the US Federal Government who would use the event to change the world forever” is the way one  researcher described the 9/11 terror events.  “Those who planned and executed the 9/11 attacks must have spent years tending to the many critical details required to bring two skyscrapers down into their own footprint.  They also had to have operated within the various government agencies and contracting entities necessary to gain access to highly secured buildings.  For instance the demolition explosives, which obviously brought down Building #7, would have required months of planning and placement of the charges in an ultra high security environment.” 

Many throughout the 9/11 Truth Movement have wondered just how long the MSM plans on keeping this ridiculous charade going.  With the internet on full tilt in every corner of the globe, how will the reams of evidence pointing to a completely different crime-spree scenario from the one advanced in the 9/11 Commission Report ever be contained?  Once this genie is out of the bottle — AND IT HAS BEEN OUT FOR SOME TIME — it’s out forever and with terrible consequences to those who know the real deal.

It’s very important to point out that the ever-growing volumes of high integrity evidence found on the World Wide Web have already been downloaded onto every ‘truther’ computer in sight.  Hence, this highly incriminating and incontrovertible evidence cannot be conveniently lost, as is so often the case with high level government crimes and corporate transgressions.

Therefore, we ask again, just how long did they (MSM) think they would get away with this crime against humanity committed in broad daylight in two of the most important cities on the planet?

MISPRISION OF FELONY

For those who do not know, misprision of felony is a crime when one possesses information of a felony yet refuses to report it, particularly when the individual is a federal employee.  In the case of an outright crime against humanity in which high treason, premeditated mass murder and serious acts of terrorism were committed in the course of the various 9/11 events, we have a very serious problem indeed.

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Actually, the MSM has a very serious problem indeed.  More significantly, the many government employees who had to have had foreknowledge of the numerous crimes of terrorism are even more vulnerable to this indictment.  Given the normally cozy relationship between the upper echelons of government and highest levels of the MSM, there can be no doubt that the media was informed of the real 9/11  inside job so that there would be no objective reporting in real time.  Nor would there ever be any serious investigative journalism on the subject, as everyone has seen for the past 13 years.

There is absolutely no excuse for why the MSM was, is, and will be AWOL, except that they were directly involved in the 9/11 coverup.

Truly, as the 4th Estate, also known as the fourth branch of government, the mainstream media has systematically arrogated power unto itself over decades.  It actually prides itself for regularly having privileged access to inside information, especially where it concerns the inner workings of government.  Therefore, all of the corporate titans throughout the MSM must have been informed about the 9/11 plot well before its occurrence.  As they always do, their executive editors and news anchors were surely given strict orders not to deviate one iota from the “19 Arabs Did It” script handed to them … by their g-men handlers.

By the way, one major news anchor did depart quite substantially for the official, fictitious narrative — Peter Jennings of ABC News.  He came down with lung cancer and died not too long after his rebellious reporting about the 9/11 demolition of the Twin Towers.  As a matter of fact, Jennings was so distressed by what he actually saw on 9/11 that he admitted to taking up smoking again.  You really have to wonder about where he bought his cigarettes?!

 

The Totally Fabricated Government Narrative Was Trumpeted While The Buildings Were Still Coming Down

For those who doubt direct MSM complicity in the still raging 9/11 coverup, all that’s necessary to understand the truth is to review the worldwide media reports on September 11th, 2001.  The entire crime scene, as chaotic and mayhem filled as it was, provided the investigatory context in which the various law enforcement agencies immediately identified the perpetrators, the method and the motive.  Let’s face it, a battalion of Sherlock Holmes could not have drawn such conclusions so quickly, nor with such conviction.

And, yet, those 19 Muslim ‘terrorists’, in addition to Osama bin Laden, had already been indicted, convicted, and sentenced by every major MSM outlet in the Western sphere of influence … while WTC buildings were still burning?!

Implausible? Highly!  Impossible?  Most definitely!  Unless, of course, the concerned law enforcement and intelligence agencies were a part of the whole scheme … absurdly false narrative and all.

Because of the sheer enormity and far-reaching ramifications of the 9/11 false flag attacks, this single media strategy was essential if the real perpetrators were to successfully implement the conspiratorial plot.  By not allowing any other crime theories to be disseminated by the MSM, TPTB all but guaranteed that the typical American citizen would be imprinted with the numerous 9/11 falsehoods being parroted up to this very day.  In many cases, that imprinting seems to be extraordinarily indelible thereby providing a critical mass of extremely naive supporters of the equally spurious War on Terror.  As could only be expected, the MSM has carried oceans of water for the Feds on that score as well.

Whoever Owns The Media Dictates The Disseminated Facts, Regardless Of Their Truthfulness

Where it concerns the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the subsequent and ongoing coverup has turned out to be as great of a crime as the death and destruction wrought in NYC and DC and PA.  While that may sound incredible at first glance, all one has to do is look at the wars and conflicts which have been initiated with the clarion call —

“REMEMBER 9/11!”

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The most significant take-away from this retrospective 9/11 analysis is that the Mainstream Media is perhaps as culpable as anyone is for those atrocities. Only because of their sustained protection by the MSM, do the real perps continue to avoid prosecution.  Only because the MSM promised to shield them did the NeoCon government cabal pull off 9/11 in the first place. The MSM provided extraordinary cover on the day of the attacks, and they have only diverted the nation’s attention since then to an obviously fabricated storyline.

Therefore, it is now imperative that the body politic look to those who own — and really control — the major media outlets. For it is there that can be found those who participated directly in the 9/11 coverup — the most consequential coverup in modern history.  Only by pursuing those who had the most to gain from the 9/11 crimes will there be sufficient deterrence of similar false flag operations in the future.

The alternative news media have already proven circumstantially that the 7/7/05 London bombings and 3/11/04 Madrid bombings were cooked up in the very same government black operation headquarters that hatched the 9/11/01 NYC-DC bombings.  By making short work of these trademarked conspiracies to generate terror, the alt-news realm has undoubtedly averted many a false flag over the past thirteen years.

Conclusion:

The Mainstream Media has clearly proven itself to be the greatest enemy of We, the People.  Rather than hold government and corporations accountable for their often criminal conduct, the MSM is almost always at the scene of the crime distracting, deceiving and diverting.  This state of affairs CANNOT have a happy ending for the Republic.  Should the current incestuous relationships between these various guilty parties continue proliferate, civil society will eventually degenerate into a cross between 1984 and and A BRAVE NEW WORLD with a dose of LORD OF THE FLIES thrown in.

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Therefore, it is our hope that the MSM will be taken to task by those folks who possess the power and influence to do so.  Likewise, the citizenry must begin to unplug from the MSM, or else they will forever expose themselves to so much pap and piffle.  Pablum of this nature, it must be recognized, is not without earth-shattering consequences as everyone has seen in Iraq … … …

and Afghanistan …

and Libya …

and Syria …

and Iran …

and Palestine …

and Pakistan …

and Lebanon …

and Egypt …

and Somalia …

and Sudan …

and Chad …

and Venezuela

and Argentina

and Georgia,

and the Ukraine.

Given the current state of world affairs, it has never been more urgent to launch a global campaign in order to achieve the following:

  1. State-sponsored terrorism conducted by the Anglo-American Axismust be stopped BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY!”
  2. Mainstream Media enabling and coverups must be terminated BY EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE!
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  4. Fortunately, the alternative media is now doing its part to thwart both of these “divide and rule” entities.  Hopefully enough people will wake up to the oppressive realities all about them and take back their power, starting with the MSM.

    Michael Thomas
    September 7, 2014
    StateoftheNation2012.com

    References:

    [1] 9/11 OMEN Foretells the Global Economic and Financial Future

    [2] Nuclear 9/11 Revealed: Theories and Disinformation, the Misguided and the Inhuman

    [3] Top Ten 9/11 Cons: “Fraud Vitiates Everything” (FVE)

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The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved

09/09/2014

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/09/ukraine-crisis-remains-unresolved-paul-craig-roberts/

By Paul Craig Roberts

As many of you know, a couple of years ago when I tried to retire you wouldn’t hear of it. I resigned my syndicated column and said goodbye. In thousands of emails you described to me your reliance on my experience and education to help you to understand in a non-partisan way the events of our time. You made a convincing case. I came out of retirement, opened this website, and you have faithfully supported it.

This is your website. It will continue as long as you support it.

The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved

Some Western commentators interpret the cease fire in Ukraine obtained by President Putin as a victory for Russia. The reasoning is that the cease fire leaves Ukraine with disputed borders, which rules out Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

But will the cease fire hold? The right-wing Kiev militias, whose members often wear nazi insignias, are not under Kiev’s complete control. These militias can easily violate the cease fire, and there are already reports of violations. Moreover the billionaire oligarch that Washington has installed in Kiev as president of Ukraine will violate the ceasefire on Washington’s orders, unless, of course, Putin has put the fear of God in him.

To a military strategist the Russian response to the trouble that Washington has caused Russia in Ukraine, longer a part of Russia than the US has existed, is a mystery. Russia lost Ukraine because of its weakness when the Soviet Union collapsed, and Washington forced Russia to permit an independent Ukraine, which served Washington’s purpose of breaking up the Russian Federation.

The western Ukrainians, who fought for Hitler during World War II, maintained an impressive lobby organization in Washington and secured their independent country, but they did not control Ukraine because much of the country consists of former Russian territories made part of Ukraine by Soviet leaders in the 20th century.

Blood ties from intermarriage over centuries and tied economic interrelationships between Russia and Ukraine achieved over centuries essentially left Ukraine as part of Russia, where it has resided for centuries.

This frustrated the World Empire Neoconservatives, who have controlled the US government since the corrupt Clintons, whose regime brought Third World corruption into American political life. Remember Robert Reich, Clinton’s university friend and Secretary of Labor who resigned from Clinton’s cabinet on principle. Clinton betrayed the constituency that elected him, as did Obama. Clinton’s two-timed wife, allied with Zionist Israel, the banksters, and the military/security complex, is the Democrats’ current favorite for their next presidential nominee.

As it was in Rome, dynasties are now the sources of US presidential leadership. And as it was in Rome, the US is on the path to destruction, which occurs when the ambitions of leaders take precedence over the fate of the country.

Keeping Ukraine out of NATO is no doubt a goal of the Russian government. However, the trouble that Washington brought to Russia in Ukraine–by orchestrating a coup, installing a puppet government, and unleashing violence against the residents of the former Russian territories that Soviet leaders attached to Ukraine–is being used for wider purposes than to incorporate Ukraine within NATO.

In other words, Washington’s strategic goals go beyond NATO membership for Ukraine.

One goal is to break apart the economic and political relationships between Europe and Russia. By using Ukraine to demonize Russia, Washington has pushed the European Union into imposing sanctions on Russia that disrupt the trade relationships and create distrust.

The distrust serves Washington’s purpose. Washington has demonstrated to Russia that Washington’s bought and-paid-for European politicians are unwilling to have foreign policies independent of Washington’s. Europe’s lack of an independent policy means that the Russian government is hampered in its use of diplomacy.

Another Washington goal is to build up military forces on Russia’s borders. NATO has used the “crisis” to stoke fear of Russia in the Baltics and in Poland. Washington and NATO generals speak of Russian attacks as if it is a foregone conclusion that Russia intends to invade Eastern Europe. To protect against the “Russian threat,” NATO has created a “quick reaction force” and is building up supplies of military equipment and new bases on Russia’s borders. Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, Washington has used Ukraine to start a new Cold War.

The Western presstitute media, a collection of government propagandists, has misrepresented the situation in Ukraine from the beginning. In place of news coverage, there has been propaganda against Russia. Consequently, Western peoples who rely on the media are misinformed about Ukraine and place all blame on Russia. The fact that the American people are misinformed makes it easy for Washington to continue to orchestrate events to Russia’s disadvantage.

Washington has no interest in resolving the troubles in Ukraine. Washington has successfully used Ukraine to create fear of Russia both in Europe and in the United States. Washington has successfully used Ukraine to damage European-Russian economic and political relations, and Washington has succeeded in starting a new Cold War that will keep profits flowing into the US military/security complex.

As the Kiev government is Washington’s puppet, there is no reason to expect a resolution of the conflict that Washington brought to Ukraine and to Russia.

It is not only Washington that rejects a resolution of the Ukrainian difficulties created by Washington, but also the EU. Washington’s puppet, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the Washington front group–the European Council–announced, if news reports are correct, which they seldom are, that the European Union is imposing sanctions on the Russian energy firms Rosneft, Gazpromneft and Transneft as well as state-run companies with turnover of more than $27 billion a year.

The Russian response to this audacity should be to turn off the gas in the winter without warning. All of it. As Putin’s interest is to separate Europe from Washington’s control, this would do it. All of East and West Europe and Ukraine would be on their knees in Moscow begging for the energy to be turned back on. All Putin would have to say is 
“only non-NATO members get gas.”

That would bring an end to Washington’s assault on Russia.

The American neoconservatives, a deranged cadre of warmongers, are denouncing Obama for “weakness” for not sending troops to Ukraine. The neocons, who have involved the US since the Clinton regime in costly and failed US military aggressions abroad, claim that Obama’s leadership has resulted in NATO loosing its will and its muscle.

It remains for the Russian government to demonstrate that all muscle over Ukraine and Europe resides in Moscow.

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US Throws up Roadblocks for Those Wishing to Leave

09/08/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/us-throws-up-roadblocks-for-those.html

By Janet Phelan

Activist Post

The word is out. People are leaving the US in droves.

The latest FBI NICS list of American citizens who have expatriated shows a spike in individuals who have renounced their US citizenship.

The list, published quarterly, provides a grand total of 2,193 such renunciants since the end of last year. 2013 resulted in a total of 2,999 renunciants, which constituted a 221% increase over those who left in 2012. And we are just half way through 2014.

The NICS list, however, appears to be incomplete. For starters, NICS only lists renunciants, not relinquishers. And yes, there is a difference. Renouncing requires swearing an oath in front of an official of the US government and now has a $2,350 fee attached to it, a recent increase of 422%. Relinquishing does not require the involvement of a US government official but instead involves making one of a number of acts which result in forfeiting one’s US citizenship.

As reported in the Isaac Brock Society, the ratio has generally been 4-5 relinquishers for every six renunciants, which would suggest that possibly as many as 4000 Americans gave up their citizenship so far this year.

Strangely, there are many missing names in the published report, as the above article details. Given this factor, the published totals must be taken with a grain of salt.

In addition, the list does not include those who have left the US for greener pastures abroad, but have not give up their US citizenship. The US professes not to maintain a list of such individuals. Recent estimates report about 6 million Americans living abroad. Other resources state that around 150,000 Americans are leaving the US each month.

With the passage of FATCA, there is more initiative for those leaving to also renounce. FATCA, which came into effect this year, mandates that foreign banks report their US account holders to the US government. In light of this, many countries are now declining to open new accounts for American citizens. There have also been reports of foreign banks closing accounts held by Americans.

According to the Renunciation Guide, “The attack on Americans Abroad began shortly after Barack Obama became President. The current U.S. government through a variety of laws and procedures presumes that U.S. citizens abroad are “tax cheats” and treats them accordingly. As a result, many Americans Abroad recognize that they must either move to the United States or renounce their citizenship.”

The financial incentive is being played up by some sectors of the press. As many Americans living and working abroad face the dilemma of having to pay two sets of income tax, one to the US and one to their host country, renunciation looks better all the time. However, the economic incentive is only one factor in the decision to renounce.

In a recent article, Jeff Fonseca lists a plethora of reasons for leaving, mainly of a political nature. He cites the increased police state activity, declaring that “everything is illegal,” as well as the escalating prison population, mostly incarcerated for drug offenses. “There are more Americans in jail than there were in Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago,” he notes. He also cites the breakdown of the rule of law as another reason, evidenced by the increasing incidence of judicial imperialism.

Fonseca also references the concern that American citizens are now being assassinated by executive order, via drone attack.

Unaffordable education costs and poor health care are also often cited as reasons for leaving.

A recent Huffington Live broadcast reported that more people are leaving the US for Mexico than the opposite. Despite the continued pulse of news stories about the dangerousness of Mexico, Americans are finding that life South of the border is agreeable for a number of reasons. Retirees find that their money goes a lot further in Mexico than in the US. According to the Huffington Post, over 356,000 Americans moved to Mexico between 2005-2010.

There are those who cannot leave, however. Anyone who owes back child support is routinely denied a US passport. IRS access to Border Patrol databases allows a revenue agent to issue a red flag, which may trip up someone trying to leave who has IRS issues. Provisions in Senate Bill 1813 would allow the federal government to block anyone owing back taxes from leaving the US. The bill passed in the Senate but not in the House.

The “no- fly” list presents other obstacles for leaving the USA. Around 20,000 names grace this list, which details who is not allowed to board a commercial airplane to leave or enter the US. Multiple errors in maintaining this list have resulted in children being blocked from flying, as well as active members of the military. US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has stated that “The no-fly list itself is one of our best lines of defense.” Numerous lawsuits have been filed contesting the no-fly list.

The exit tax is another potential blockade for people wishing to expatriate. When you relinquish your US citizenship you may be required to pay an “exit tax.” That exit tax may add up to the equivalent of a staggering 30% of your assets. In addition, while Social Security and Social Security disability recipients may reside outside the US, those receiving other forms of assistance, such as SSI, may not.

It does appear that, as the old slogan stated, “Uncle Sam Wants You!” Those set on divorcing the US, whether through renunciation or simply by packing up and leaving, are finding a number of obstacles awaiting them. Gone are the days when one could pile into the station wagon and set off to cross borders in search of a new way of life. The increasing number of regulations and financial blocks are serving as an inhibition at the very juncture that leaving the US is becoming increasingly desirable.

Janet C. Phelan, investigative journalist and human rights defender that has traveled pretty extensively over the Asian region, an author of a tell-all book EXILE, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook” where this first appeared.

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Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?

09/05/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/why-is-independence-so-frightening-to.html

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By Brandon Smith
Activist Post

In past articles I have examined the nature of power and division in our society and have always come to the same conclusion, that there are only two types of people: the people who want control over others and the people who just want to be left alone. However, there are also subgroups that swim within the boundaries of each end of the spectrum. Often, psychologists and self-help gurus attempt to promote the idea that the defining quality of the average person’s life is whether he is a follower or a leader. I have seen this spectrum applied to every political and social organization.

Ironically, I have heard so-called “leftists” argue that the nature of their ideology makes them more adept at leadership and that conservatives are more prone to become followers (ostensibly because conservatives tend to be more religious). I have heard the same argument from people on the so-called “right,” only in reverse. The problem is that very few people in our society understand anymore what it actually means to be a leader. Most Americans today are followers, whether they know it or not.  And sadly, followers tend to also seek out control over other people, if only to make up for the lack of control they feel in their own lives.  That is to say, most followers tend to pursue petty opportunities for leadership.

The concept of leadership has become ridiculously warped. Many people feel that to become a leader, one must clamor his way through the system — be it government or corporate — and achieve artificial status, which others are conditioned to recognize and respect. One cannot become a designated “doctor”, no matter how personally skilled the individual, without earning the correct accolades from the establishment, accolades that are essentially bought at the right price or given as a pat on the head to those who excel at parroting the mainstream consensus. The same goes for scientists, economists, political authorities, etc. This creates a professional class, a percentage of the population whose opinions are treated with immediate reverence simply because of their titles.

The reality often ignored in mainstream thought, however, is that many “professionals” are actually more clueless than laymen, if only because they have been subjected to far more complex indoctrination.  How many Ivy League economists, for instance, completely overlooked the inevitable collapse of the derivatives market and the housing bubble simply because they were taught by the mainstream system that such things do not happen in American finance anymore?  The truth is, a glossy diploma from the establishment does not necessarily make one intelligent, nor does it automatically make that person a leader to be blindly followed.

Others in our culture assume that leadership is measured by level of influence. Influence, however, can be stolen, rather than earned. The number of fans and worshipers a person retains is not a measure of the real man or woman. Some people lie about who they are to gain popularity, while other people devour such lies because they are desperate for an icon to show them the path to an imaginary promised land. Celebrity — whether by aid of media, finance or bureaucracy — is almost always superficial.
Still other men and women believe that leadership requires empty gestures of cultural rebellion. Do our style preferences, body art, sexual orientations, musical tastes, obscure philosophical hobbies and elitist attitudes really make us different or unique? No, they do not. These things are an expression of our orientation to others, not an expression of our inner selves. One can live a life immersed in what we believe to be the wildly eccentric and still be an empty follower, devoid of originality and independence.  My generation in particular has become so obsessed with superficial expressions of artificial individualism I think future historians will one day avidly study this era in stupefied wonder.  How many times a day do we log on to our social media website of choice or walk outside our homes only to ask other people to love and adore our looks, our cynical but smarmy sense of nihilism, or our wit, carefully crafted to please as large a portion of the collective as possible?

This article from NaturalNews.com really says it all.  Even when putting on elaborate displays of their brilliant uniqueness through “selfies” and tweets, Americans today at their darker core are desperate for the approval of others.

Carl Jung, one of the few psychologists in history I actually find useful, once said that all human beings are in search of a particular treasure, a psychological or spiritual treasure that is unique to them and makes them whole. Many people spend the entirety of their lives searching for this treasure in the world around them, rather than looking within, and they end their days feeling mostly miserable and thwarted. They look for it in politics. They look for it in religious representatives (without ever understanding their true relation to the religion). They look for it in wealth and stature. And they always come up short. This is the life of the follower, a life of endless transference in which complete happiness is always outside of oneself, somewhere over the horizon or in the hands of others.

One might ask what any of this has to do with independence and liberty? But, consider the implications…

How many socialists and collectivists in the world think THEIR happiness is dependent on the taxation of YOUR savings and labor, YOUR acceptance, YOUR submission to their ideal society. How many collectivists seek to complete themselves by forcing others to participate in their philosophical fantasies? How many of them will call you a “narcissist” or a “terrorist” because you only wish to make your own decisions free from the social pressures of their arbitrary group? They do not look within; they look without. And if you happen to be standing in their field of vision, you might become a prop in their self-serving theater.

Also consider that such collectivists will never be satisfied with the control they find in the outside world because the perfection they seek does not exist. Therefore, their efforts to force you to conform will only become more suffocating and demeaning to your humanity as time goes on.  Followers are a cancer that never stops growing. They well eat up the Earth in order to diminish their fears. They’ll say they are doing it for the greater good, but in the end, they are only self absorbed brats playing at being socially responsible adults.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are many within the Liberty Movement who also suffer from the follower’s disease. They are the relentless crybabies on message boards screaming: “We keep talking about the problem but when are YOU going to give us a solution!?” Or they ask: “When is EVERYONE going to stand up and do something about this!?”  Or, “When are all of you going to realize the magnificence of MY solution and follow ME?” Notice the inclusiveness of such statements. What they should be asking is:  “What can I do myself to fix the problems I perceive?” These people are always waiting around for someone else to take action, while never taking action on their own. They are followers by default of their own apathy.

These are the folks looking for the next George Washington (or to become the next George Washington) on a white steed ready to charge into the center of D.C. like some ill fated Light Brigade.  They are the bitter pills that rage over the fact that movement activists didn’t support their favorite random silver bullet solution flavor of the week, be it Bitcoin to ‘Operation American Spring’. They are livid because no one will march lockstep behind them into whatever halfhearted battle they envision. They become indignant when activists move to support methods outside of their ideal. They want YOU to follow the plan and planners THEY follow, no matter how poorly conceived the plan is, and if you don’t, then you must be some kind of traitor. They never consider that perhaps their ideal solution is actually destructive rather than practical, or that no one will rally behind them because no one has much faith in their abilities.

The point is, the fight for liberty is not a follower’s game. It is a fight that begins with individuals taking individual measures first and foremost, and if anything, inspiring others through their actions, not demanding fealty for themselves, or their pet strategies.

What can be done to instill independence and legitimate leadership in Americans once again? The conundrum is that such values cannot be instilled; they can only be encouraged. Each individual must make the decision on his or her own to stop looking for the world to fix itself, or them. Each individual must take the first step toward the long journey of becoming a self-reliant and self-owned human being. When faced with this conundrum, I can do nothing but make suggestions:

Find a useful skill, something that you love, and master it completely. Try to become the foremost expert on just one thing — not to impress others, but to challenge yourself. When people assert the incredible effort required to master a skill, they grow their sense of self-worth instead of measuring their worth by the guidelines of hollow academia or the collective.

Never look for traditional leaders. Always look for teachers. A real teacher is someone who seeks to make each individual his own leader through knowledge and empowerment. A real teacher has no desire to rule others, only to help others so that they do not feel the need to be ruled.

Independence comes from self-leadership. As long as you are reliant on the system or its participating oligarchs to decide your future for you, you will never be anything more than a follower, even if the system has given you a “place at the table” and a title to make you feel special.  As long as you are vying for approval from the system or the collective, you will never be free.  When you can stand in front of a hostile crowd of people and give your viewpoint without fear of how they may respond, then you are on your way to self-leadership.

If you see a problem in the world, stop asking permission to fix it! Stop waiting for the establishment to police itself. Stop concerning yourself with the actions of others and take your own actions, however small they might be. Revolutions are sparked in the minds of individuals and implemented by the hands of the courageous few. There will be no mass awakening and there will be no grand march to glory, so stop holding your breath. If there is an unrelenting evil in the world, then you must fight it if you expect anything to change. If you are the only person who recognizes it, then you may have to fight it alone.  The potential for success or failure is irrelevant. It is the fight that matters.

If you are going to lead others, lead by example. Hopefully you have realized by now that true leadership has NOTHING to do with people actually following you.  Much more important is the ability to show people how to achieve something more by building something of your own. There are also far too many Americans who seek to falsely elevate themselves by attacking the achievements of others from the anonymous comfort of their computers, rather than doing anything constructive on their own merit. There was a time when Americans were respected as people of action, rather than talk. When you do talk, do so from a position of strength. Talk as someone who has actually done something worth talking about.

If you are going to join, do so with the intent to learn, and to teach. All organization must be voluntary if it is to succeed in the long term, and voluntary organization thrives when participants contribute their knowledge and skill sets without sacrificing their individual self determination.  The group does not outweigh the individual, because without the contributions of the individual, the group is meaningless.

Make a list of your dependencies. Do you have the skills to survive without a job? Without money? Without on-grid utilities? Without consistent aid from others? Can you live without modern comforts if you had to? Do you have the fortitude to endure great hardship? Have you ever endured great hardship, or have you avoided it your whole life? The more self-sufficient you are, the less you will need to look to the system or other people to make your decisions for you. You will become fearless, and fearless people cannot be ruled.

I believe independence terrifies some people because it requires a human being to challenge the unknown and take responsibility for the consequences if he fails. Followers trade in their mental and spiritual freedom to governments, oligarchs and gatekeepers so that they never have to face these difficulties. Sometimes, they are simply lazy. Sometimes, they lack confidence in their own abilities. Sometimes, they are just cowards. In any case, the result is the same: a life of relative ease riding the tides in a vast school of self-serving minnows but always prey to the ever circling sharks. I say don’t be a minnow; man-up, and build something of your own.  

You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com Alt-Market, where this article first appeared, is an organization designed to help you find like-minded activists and preppers in your local area so that you can network and construct communities for mutual aid and defense. Join Alt-Market.com today and learn what it means to step away from the system and build something better.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

This is an article that must be re-read often by all citizen’s interested in a better system of governance where individualism is not frowned on, and I promise I will read it often, until I absorb the concept in my whole being. In Olddog’s vernacular, what Brandon is really saying is, “either shit or get off the pot” time is short and we are sliding backwards. We must all find the courage to stand up and participate instead of just thinking about it. I can read a hundred articles a day and never accomplish anything, or I can develop the skills to convince other people to do the same, and in spite of what I consider my shortcomings I am going to do just that. I refuse to admit we have no choice but to submit. Better dead than worthless!

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