Globalists Using Donald Trump To Take America Into War

05/26/2017

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3604/Globalists-Using-Donald-Trump-To-Take-America-Into-War.aspx

By Chuck Baldwin 

One thing globalist Republicans and Democrats both love is WAR. They might squabble over social and domestic issues, but when it comes to war, the two parties are ONE. As I have said repeatedly, there is really only ONE party in Washington, D.C.: the War Party. And “outsider” Donald Trump has quickly mastered the presidential art of killing. Let’s face it: our federal government has become one of the bloodiest regimes in world history. Between the killing of unborn babies and the killing of men, women, and children around the world in our so-called war on terror, the U.S. government is an insatiable, sadistic killing machine. And all of the talk about Donald Trump not being controlled by globalists is just that: TALK. It is more than obvious that Zionist globalists own Trump, lock, stock, and barrel.

Donald Trump’s visit to the Western Wall, which is considered to be the Jews’ holiest site, was a complete embarrassment. Anyone with half a brain knows that the Western Wall is NOT “the last standing wall of the Jewish Second Temple.” The New Testament record and the Jewish historian Josephus are clear that there was NOTHING remaining of the Jewish temple, wall, or city after the siege of Titus in A.D. 70.

“And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things walls? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:2)

Josephus wrote: Titus gave orders to “demolish the whole city and temple except for three towers. But for the rest of the wall, it was laid so completely even with the ground by those who dug it up from the foundation, that there was nothing left to make those believe who came hither that it had ever been inhabited.” (“Jewish Wars,” b. 6 chapter 4, section 5-7)

The so-called Western Wall is actually a wall from the Roman Fortress Antonia. It was NEVER part of the Jewish Second Temple. Trump’s sacrilege at the Antonia wall is further evidence of his (and his family’s) total sellout to the false pagan religion of Talmudic, Kabbalah Judaism and its Zionist political wing that is undoubtedly the brains and backbone of the modern globalist New World Order.

I strongly urge readers to get Christian scholar Michael Hoffman’s phenomenal book “Judaism’s Strange Gods” here:

Judaism’s Strange Gods

But I digress.

The signs are everywhere that globalists are using Trump to take America into yet another WAR.

As Major General Smedley Butler (USMC) pointed out, war is the biggest money racket in the world. And he was most certainly right. Nothing lines the pockets of globalists, politicians, and corporatists like WAR. Nothing!

See General Butler’s book, “War Is A Racket,” here:

War Is A Racket

And if Donald Trump is about ANYTHING, he is about MONEY.

While fawning, sycophantic conservatives are hailing Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East as something akin to the return of Christ, many people realize that Trump’s trip is nothing but a precursor to WAR. Listen to this CIA Case Officer and U.S. Army Intelligence Officer:

“‘I fear that we will be looking at war with Iran before too long as it is clear that Trump and his advisers are already completely in the Israeli and Saudi pockets on the issue,’ [Phil] Giraldi, a former CIA Case Officer and US Army Intelligence Officer said on Monday.

“Giraldi described Trump’s repeated hostile rhetoric against Iran in both Saudi Arabia and Israel a ‘depressing’ indication of the likely future direction of US policy in the Middle East.”

“‘In reality, Iran was a far more open and moderate society than Saudi Arabia,’ Giraldi pointed out.

“‘Iran holds elections, which the Saudis do not do, and it is far outgunned by its enemies in the region. It is no threat to anyone but it is convenient to pretend that it is to support policies that would otherwise be unpalatable,’ Giraldi said.”

“‘In Riyadh, Trump abandoned any pretense of following up on his repeated rhetoric during the US presidential election last year to hold the Saudi leaders accountable for their decades of financial and other support for Islamic extremists,’ Giraldi pointed out.

“‘The Saudis have been, of course, the leading funder of Sunni Islamic terrorism, which Trump would not dare to say,’ he noted.”

See the report:

Trump’s Mideast Tour Paves The Way For War With Iran, Ex-CIA Official Warns

The White House spin on Trump’s trip to the Middle East is that the trip is “an effort to unite three of the world’s leading religious faiths in the common cause of fighting terrorism, reining in Iran and unifying the world against intolerance.” What a bunch of hooey!

“The main purpose of his sojourn is to cut a record arms deal with Saudi Arabia and the other closely aligned Gulf Arab monarchies. While in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, addressing regional leaders about ‘world peace,’ Trump is set to sign off weapons deals worth $350 billion. That’s more than double what his predecessor Barack Obama flogged to the Saudi rulers during his presidency.

“According to Bloomberg, topping the list of US arms transfers are warships, helicopter gunships, anti-missile systems and tanks.”

“The Saudi prince, known as MBS by the Trump inner circle, is the chief strategist behind the Saudi war on Yemen since March 2015. That war is a blatant aggression on Yemen carried out by Saudi forces supplied by the US and Britain. Thousands of children have been killed in Saudi air strikes, using internationally banned cluster bombs in indiscriminate attacks on civilian centers.

“Just days before Trump’s departure to the Middle East, Saudi air strikes reportedly killed 23 civilians, including six children, near the southern Yemeni city of Taiz.

“Millions of other Yemeni children are dying from starvation and preventable diseases like cholera because of a naval blockade imposed on the country by Saudi and American forces. No doubt the new warships that Trump is lining up for Saudi Arabia will add to the ‘efficacy’ of the genocide that is underway in Yemen.

“With staggering cynicism, the Trump administration is ‘justifying’ this ramped-up military support for Saudi Arabia as an effort to ‘fight terrorism’ and to ‘counter Iranian meddling’ in the region.

“It is alleged that Iran is sponsoring militia in Yemen, Syria and Iraq and this is posing a threat to regional stability. Such claims are an insult to common intelligence, when we know that it is the American CIA and their Saudi client regime who have bankrolled and directed terrorism across the entire Middle East over many years in order to serve hegemonic interests of regime change.

“But what is disturbing is just how braindead the Trump administration is. Trump is recklessly promoting the ridiculous fantasy that Saudi Arabia and its despotic terror-sponsoring clients are somehow the custodians of law and order. He is also pumping up the surreal Saudi narrative that Iran is largely responsible for the Middle East’s conflicts.”

“Trump’s messianic zeal to visit the Middle East–his first foreign destination being the dubious human rights ‘haven’ Saudi Arabia–is all about flogging ever more deadly weapons to the already explosively-charged region. So desperate is Trump to pimp billions of dollars that he is willing to fuel war with Iran and perhaps Syria’s other ally, Russia, in the pursuit of lucre.

“And to add further insult to injury, the whole tour of the ‘holy land’ is being sold by the American government and media as some kind of benevolent religious duty to mankind and world peace.

“The only ‘gifts’ that Trump is bringing to Bethlehem and the region are ever more monstrous ways to murder children.”

See the report:

Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts To Child Killers

And speaking of “gifts,” let’s not forget that the Saudi’s–along with the United Arab Emirates–have promised to give $100 million to Ivanka Trump Kushner’s foundation. What a coincidence!

I already reported how Donald Trump killed more people in the month of March than all of the so-called terror states of the world combined. And Trump only became a more proficient killer in the month of April. “The Airwars monitoring group has compiled reports of 1,280 to 1,744 civilians killed by at least 2,237 bombs and missiles that rained down from U.S. and allied warplanes in April (1,609 on Iraq and 628 on Syria). The heaviest casualties were in and around Old Mosul and West Mosul, where 784 to 1,074 civilians were reported killed, but the area around Tabqa in Syria also suffered heavy civilian casualties.”

See the report here:

The Silent Slaughter Of The US Air War

This is the same Donald Trump who on the campaign trail told Fox & Friends, “Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi–take a look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents.” Now, instead of opening the documents ON Saudi Arabia, Trump is opening the purse FOR Saudi Arabia.

What is it about Christians and conservatives that they can be so easily duped into supporting war? What is it that makes them not only overlook and excuse wars of aggression but also enthusiastically endorse and champion such wars? Nothing builds the size and scope of government like WAR; nothing creates socialist government like WAR; nothing causes people to accept authoritarian government like WAR; nothing separates families like WAR; nothing leaves children homeless and helpless like WAR; nothing fills the political swamp like WAR; nothing empowers globalists like WAR; nothing destroys a country’s economy like WAR; nothing destroys truth like WAR; and nothing sears the conscience of a people like WAR. Yet, professing Christians and conservatives from Alex Jones to Jerry Falwell, Jr. to Mike Huckabee to Tony Perkins continue to laud Donald Trump as a great “conservative” even as he prepares to take America into yet another senseless, unconstitutional, and perhaps global WAR.

P.S. I strongly urge readers to get General Smedley Butler’s book, “War Is A Racket.” It will only take you a few minutes to read this book, but after reading it, you will NEVER look at war the same way again. I wish every American could read this book NOW–before we allow yet another globalist-controlled politician take us into yet another globalist-manipulated war.

Find Major General Smedley Butler’s terrific book, “War Is A Racket,” here:

War Is A Racket

 © Chuck Baldwin


INTRODUCTION AND MISSION STATEMENT

05/25/2017

http://www.republicoftheunitedstates.org/

Our Mission is to restore righteous lawful government to the American People.

This is necessary because of the fraud, abuse and theft perpetrated by a for-profit corporate entity known as the UNITED STATES Government. This entity has been posing as the lawful government for nearly 150 years unawares to most Americans.

Beliefs

  • We hold that the American People have a right to know the whole truth
  • We hold that the American People created a Constitutional Republic for the United States of America and never gave permission for a foreign controlled corporation to govern.
  • We hold that the American People have God given unalienable rights as stated in the Declaration of Independence which are reserved exclusively in the Bill of Rights. That no government has any authority to remove, restrict or infringe any of those rights.
  • We hold that the National government is bound by the Constitution for the United States of America and has no authority outside of that contract except for those statutes, laws and treaties that are lawfully legislated which are not repugnant to that contract.
  • We hold that the American People have a right and duty to re-inhabit their Constitutional Republic for the United States of America.
  • We hold to be true the statements of George Washington, John Adams and others who stated similarly, that this form of government would only work for a religious and moral people.
  • We hold to and accept the responsibility of self governance as described by the Declaration of Independence.

Objectives

  • Research and uncover the historical events, documents and organic law which established our nation.
  • Expose those events and documents which unlawfully changed our form of governance.
  • Expose the abuses, fraud and theft committed by the corporation.
  • Establish an interim parallel dejure Republic for the United States of America until the American People conduct permanent lawful elections.
  • Move the American People to an election of office holders and representatives fully restoring the original Constitutional government as defined in the Constitution for the United States of America c. 1789

See Executive Summary for Timeline and Details

INTRODUCTION TO THE REPUBLIC

The Declaration of Independence established the foundation for several key aspects of what would eventually become the Republican Form of Government guaranteed to every State by the Constitution for the United States of America (Article IV, Section 4).

We hold these truths to be self evident:

  • All men are created equal (separate and equal station)
  • They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
  • That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men
  • Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed
    • laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

In order to understand the foundation of the Government of the United States it is important to not only understand the words that are used in our founding documents and laws but also the context and the paradigm from which they came.  It is well documented that many of the Founders were men who believed in the Bible.  The 1st Amendment that was ratified years later prohibits the Congress from enacting any law that establishes or prohibits the free exercise of one’s religion, however, because of their beliefs many of the words and concepts that are part of the foundation of the United States are defined by Scripture and are discussed here for clarity and because they are fundamental to the authority of We the People.  Any reference is provided that the reader may verify and validate the accuracy of what is presented for your review.

In the beginning God created man (Gen 1:26).  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Gen 1:28)

These two verses establish our authority as men to have separate and equal station among the powers of the earth.  It is from Scripture that we get the word “dominion” which is defined as “Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling.”  Unalienable Rights cannot be taken or given away.  We the People delegated “just powers” by our consent to institute the government of the United States to “secure these rights.”  All political power is inherent in the People.  We the People ARE the government.  If there was no government WHO would perform the duties that were delegated to it?  We the People would, right?  And, if the People did not enumerate it, they reserved it to themselves.  Therefore, if we did not give the power, we retained it.  Once we gave it, we are subject to it and must abide in it.  A Republican Form of Government is “Rule of Law”, not politics, religion, special interests and the like.

In September of 1787 the Continental Congress adopted the Constitution for the United States of America and submitted it back to the State Legislatures for ratification.  So the supreme Law of the Land was not a work of just one political body (the Continental Congress/federal government but also required the approval (ratification) of at least nine of the thirteen original States for it to become Law.  This was accomplished by June of 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth State which gave the Constitution for the United States force and effect.  By September of 1788 the Founders had passed a resolution to establish a seat of government, when to hold elections and the date that the Government of the United States would begin operations under the Constitution; March 4, 1789.

The Constitution is widely misunderstood.  Some believe that this is where we derive our Rights as Americans.  Some believe that the Constitution is a “living document”.  Some recognize it as a mere inconvenience.  The Bible says in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.  The reason that the People of the United States suffer at the hands of an imposter government is for “lack of knowledge”.  This website is devoted to the truth.  The Constitution for the United States of America is a “system” of governance that was established by the consent of the People.  Shouldn’t we KNOW what it says?  The reason it does not “appear” to work is because most do not know what it says?  After all, how can you follow something you have never read?

The Constitution is a body of orders that the People issued to the government to secure their Rights and provide for the things that we have in “common” among the States.  The government Officials and Members of Congress do not answer to the People, they answer to the Constitution.  The Constitution answers to the People!  The Constitution cannot defend itself, it requires “support”.  That is what we are lacking in the United States at this time — “support” for the Constitution.  The oath that the Congress takes is “to support the Constitution of the United States”.  Their oath is not to the People, it is to support the orders of the People which is embodied in the Constitution, Treaties and Statutes of the United States first, and then to the State governments and what is not enumerated is reserved to the People.  There is a great misconception that the People are in charge of the government.  That is simply not so, the government answers to the Constitution, the Constitution answers to the People.

The issues that we face today in America are because the Constitution has not been supported!  It would surprise MOST of America to learn that there are NO political parties in the federal government!  The People did not enumerate in the federal Constitution the power for the government to be partisan in ANY way!  Their only duty is to support the Constitution!  The Constitution secures the Rights of the People.  The powers not given to the federal government were reserved to the State OR to the People.  The People never surrendered Rights or authority; they delegated powers to the government to perform certain duties in a specific way.  And they provided for the government to remove any individual who failed to comply with the duties as ordered.  It is a marvelous system!

In the first session of Congress, the Founders passed the Judiciary Act of 1789.  In section 34 of that Act is says: “And be it further enacted, That the laws of the several states, except where the constitution, treaties or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States in cases where they apply.”  Further, in 1791 The Legislatures of the several States ratified the “Bill of Rights”.  The 5th Amendment to the Constitution says: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

During the decade surrounding the events of the Civil War the Constitution for the United States of America was usurped through unconstitutional acts.  The oath that was established for Congress was changed so that Congress became Officers and not Members who hold seats.  In a Republican Form of Government, those who are elected or appointed go “in our place” to “support the Constitution”.  If no power is given, no action can be taken.  Once established, the Constitution requires “amendment” by a specific process and the Rights of the People cannot be “legislated” away.  The Congress also RE-defined words that have a significant impact on our lives today and mixed the Republican Form of Government that was authorized by the People with a corporate democratic structure.  This comingling of terms, jurisdictions, law forms and politics has led the American People into slavery.  The People have been RE-created as corporate fictions, never authorized by the Constitution.

The Republic for the United States of America is comprised of People just like you.  One must be a citizen of the United States to vote, hold office or be an elector in the Republic.  It is NOT the wicked thing that the Corporation called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA makes it out to be.  We were born here in America or naturalized according to Law.  We have taken a stand for the truth and invite you to join us in that plight.  There is no need for violence.  We do not require the permission of a fiction to maintain the form of government that WE authorized.  No person in the United States may be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process.  As stated above, the laws of the States are the measure of Law, not the precedent, case law, administrative process, etc…that we have been subjected to all our lives.

There are those who would attempt to have us believe that we CAN be deprived of our Rights without due process.  How can that be true if our Rights are God given and unalienable?  It simply requires the American People to not KNOW the difference.  We have devoted ourselves to learning and disseminating the truth and ask you to join us.

There are a number of ways to “support the Constitution”.  Below you will find a way to sign up to affirm your support.  Every person born or naturalized in the United States is a citizen of the United States and has unalienable Rights.  That is what the Constitution secures to you, and the Republic for the United States of America “supports” the Constitution.  If you are concerned about your name being associated with organizations that are not part of the Corporation and are considered to be part of a “sovereign citizen movement” we understand.  You have several options to affirm your support, volunteer your talents and skills, or just receive updates by email. You are not required to sign up on this site unless you want to take part in filling the vacancies that occurred when the Corporation usurped and set aside the Republican Form of Government during the Civil War.  Each of the several States has already been accepted into the United States and if you were born in one of those States, or naturalized into the United States, your Rights cannot be taken from you.  We are looking for those who are willing to fill the vacancies in the States and federal government during this interim time of government so that we can prepare to have a fully informed, fully disclosed election under the Constitution with the full support of the American People.

I want to support the Constitution and restore the Republic!

This website is for the people. You will find links to conference calls that will help to build your State, links to the House of Representatives gallery, and a prayer call for those who are so inclined, along with tabs that lead to research and education, government contact information and much more.

Please join us in “supporting the Constitution” and to restore the government to lawful operations under the Constitution.

Olddogs Comments!

There is a lot of truth in this article

BUT!

Anyone who believes the transformation back to what we were promised can be accomplished peacefully is pissing in the wind!


Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

05/24/2017

http://mailchi.mp/rutherford/commentary-the-republic-has-fallen-the-deep-states-plot-to-take-over-america-has-succeeded?e=84f74f6a6a

By John W. Whitehead

May 23, 2017

“You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don’t you have any faith in the system of government you’re so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with—its Constitution. You ask for a mandate, General, from a ballot box. You don’t steal it after midnight, when the country has its back turned.”—Seven Days in May (1964)

No doubt about it.

The coup d’etat has been successful.

The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.

The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

It always points the way.

Every successive president starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt has been bought—lock, stock and barrel—and made to dance to the tune of the Deep State.

Even Dwight D. Eisenhower, the retired five-star Army general -turned-president who warned against the disastrous rise of misplaced power by the military industrial complex was complicit in contributing to the build-up of the military’s role in dictating national and international policy.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

 

Just recently, for instance, Trump—boasting about the “purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States—agreed to sell Saudi Arabia more than $110 billion in military weapons and “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity tools.”Meanwhile, Trump—purportedly in an effort to balance the budget in 10 years—wants to slash government funding for programs for the poor, ranging from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments.

 

The military doesn’t have to worry about tightening its belt, however. No, the military’s budget—with its trillion dollar wars, its $125 billion in administrative waste, and its contractor-driven price gouging that hits the American taxpayer where it hurts the most—will continue to grow, thanks to Trump.

This is how you keep the Deep State in power.

The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer, the military will get more militaristic, America’s endless wars will get more endless, and the prospect of peace will grow ever dimmer.

As for the terrorists, they will keep on being played for pawns as long as Saudi Arabia remains their breeding ground and America remains the source of their weapons, training and know-how (15 of the 19 terrorists—including Osama bin Laden—who carried out the 9/11 attacks were from Saudi Arabia).

Follow the money.  It always points the way.

As Bertram Gross noted in Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America, “evil now wears a friendlier face than ever before in American history.”

Writing in 1980, Gross predicted a future in which he saw:

…a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in international politics through economic manipulation, covert action, or military invasion…

This stealthy, creeping, silent coup that Gross prophesied is the same danger that writer Rod Serling warned against in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May, which put the military in charge of a coup that would institute martial law packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security.

On the big screen, the military coup is foiled and the republic is saved in a matter of hours. In the real world, however, the plot thickens and spreads out over the past half century.

We’ve been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long—sold to us in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing army of militarized police and a political elite determined to maintain their powers at all costs—that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started going downhill, but we’re certainly on that downward trajectory now, and things are moving fast.

The question is no longer whether the U.S. government will be preyed upon and taken over by the military industrial complex. That’s a done deal.

The “government of the people, by the people, for the people” has perished.

It will not be revived or restored without a true revolution of values and a people’s rebellion the likes of which we may not see for a very long time.

America is a profitable business interest for a very select few, and war—wars waged abroad against shadowy enemies and wars waged at home against the American people—has become the Deep State’s primary means of income.

If America has been at war more than we’ve been at peace over the past half century, it’s because the country is in the clutches of a greedy military empire with a gargantuan, profit-driven appetite for war. Indeed, the U.S. has been involved in an average of at least one significant military action per year, “ranging from significant fighting in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan to lesser incursions in such far-flung countries as Kuwait, Bosnia, Pakistan, Libya, Grenada, Haiti and Panama… That total does not count more limited U.S. actions, such as drone strikes.”

War is big business.

In order to maintain a profit margin when there are no more wars to be fought abroad, one would either have to find new enemies abroad or focus on fighting a war at home, against the American people, and that’s exactly what we’re dealing with today.

Wars waged abroad to the tune of trillions of dollars since 9/11.

Military equipment sold to foreign enemies.

Local police transformed into a standing army in the American homeland through millions of dollars’ worth of grants to local police agencies for military weapons, vehicles, training and assistance.

The public acclimated to the sights and sounds of martial law through urban training exercises wherein military troops rappel from Black Hawk helicopters in cities across the country, from Miami and Chicago to Minneapolis, to domestic military training drills timed and formulated to coincide with or portend actual crises.

The citizenry taught to fear and distrust each other and to welcome the metal detectors and pat downs in their schools, bag searches in their train stations, tanks and military weaponry used by their small town police forces, surveillance cameras in their traffic lights, police strip searches on their public roads, unwarranted blood draws at drunk driving checkpoints, whole body scanners in their airports, and government agents monitoring their communications.

Had the government tried to ram such a state of affairs down our throats suddenly, it might have had a rebellion on its hands.

Instead, the American people have been given the boiling frog treatment, immersed in water that slowly is heated up—degree by degree—so that they’ve fail to notice that they’re being trapped and cooked and killed.

“We the people” are in hot water now.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the Constitution doesn’t stand a chance against a federalized, globalized standing army protected by legislative, judicial and executive branches that are all on the same side, no matter what political views they subscribe to: suffice it to say, they are not on our side or the side of freedom.

From Clinton to Bush, then Obama and now Trump, it’s as if we’ve been caught in a time loop, forced to re-live the same thing over and over again: the same assaults on our freedoms, the same disregard for the rule of law, the same subservience to the Deep State, and the same corrupt, self-serving government that exists only to amass power, enrich its shareholders and ensure its continued domination.

The republic has fallen to fascism with a smile.

As Bertram Gross wrote in what may have been his most prescient warning:

In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote a popular novel in which a racist, anti-Semitic, flag-waving, army-backed demagogue wins the 1936 presidential election and proceeds to establish an Americanized version of Nazi Germany. The title, It Can’t Happen Here, was a tongue-in-cheek warning that it might. But the “it” Lewis referred to is unlikely to happen again any place… Anyone looking for black shirts, mass parties, or men on horseback will miss the telltale clues of creeping fascism. In any First World country of advanced capitalism, the new fascism will be colored by national and cultural heritage, ethnic and religious composition, formal political structure, and geopolitical environment… In America, it would be supermodern and multi-ethnic-as American as Madison Avenue, executive luncheons, credit cards, and apple pie. It would be fascism with a smile. As a warning against its cosmetic facade, subtle manipulation, and velvet gloves, I call it friendly fascism. What scares me most is its subtle appeal.

I am worried by those who fail to remember-or have never learned -that Big Business-Big Government partnerships, backed up by other elements, were the central facts behind the power structures of old fascism in the days of Mussolini, Hitler, and the Japanese empire builders. I am worried by those who quibble about labels… I am upset with those who prefer to remain spectators until it may be too late… I am appalled by those who stiffly maintain that nothing can be done until things get worse or the system has been changed. I am afraid of inaction. I am afraid of those who will heed no warnings and who wait for some revelation, research, or technology to offer a perfect solution. I am afraid of those who do not see that some of the best in America has been the product of promises and that the promises of the past are not enough for the future. I am dismayed by those who will not hope, who will not commit themselves to something larger than themselves, of those who are afraid of true democracy or even its pursuit.

Elections will not save us.

Learn the treacherous lessons of 2008 and 2016:  presidential elections have made a mockery of our constitutional system of government, suggesting that our votes can make a difference when, in fact, they merely serve to maintain the status quo.

Don’t delay.

Start now—in your own communities, in your schools, at your city council meetings, in newspaper editorials, at protests—by pushing back against laws that are unjust, police departments that overreach, politicians that don’t listen to their constituents, and a system of government that grows more tyrannical by the day.

If you wait until 2020 to rescue our republic from the clutches of the Deep State, it will be too late.

 

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Solar panel farm grows 17000 tons of food without soil pesticides fossil fuels or groundwater

05/23/2017

http://www.naturalnews.com/056192_solar_panels_food_production_clean.html

by: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) A new agricultural technique may have just solved the problem of growing food in some of the world’s most inhospitable places – locations that don’t currently support traditional agriculture.

In addition, the technique can save what are clearly finite resources from extinction, something all of us should clearly favor.

As reported by Natural Blaze, as the world’s population grows, so too does its demand for food. Right now, activist organizations are battling the spread of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which have become prevalent in modern agriculture, despite the dangers they pose to our health.

The primary argument for GMO makers like Monsanto and backers in industry and government is that they are necessary because the world is running out of resources, and GMO crops are a better way to boost yields (which is not true, actually). On first hearing it, this argument might sound cogent and believable; after all, it’s “science” and scientists aren’t trying to harm us.

Technology to make agriculture sustainable and environmentally clean

But digging deeper into the impact of GMO crops and the herbicides used to make them most effective, demonstrates well that chemical farming is what’s doing real harm to finite land and soil resources.

So GMOs aren’t a viable, long-term option. Thankfully, however, a new innovation that is efficient and environmentally friendly – as well as productive – has been developed.

A new start-up called Sundrop Farms has developed what can only be called high-tech greenhouses that employ several solutions to grow crops with far less reliance on finite natural resources, even more than conventional greenhouse production. With offices in the UK, Australia and the US, the company is working to educate, enlighten and, most of all, expand.

In order to grow crops, you need land, water and energy – all finite resources. But Sundrop Farms’ technology sort of reinvents the resources.

In 2010, when the company launched its first pilot farm in Port Augusta, South Australia, it was located in the middle of a desert, where it would have been impossible to grow food using traditional agricultural methods. However, by combining seawater and sunlight, Sundrop Farms has managed to change the agricultural dynamic. It is a technology that negates any effects of climate change (real or imagined), land grabs by biotech companies who only want to spread GMOs, droughts, floods and other natural and man-made occurrences.

Using coconut husks, 23,000 mirrors to reflect solar power, and desalinated water on 20-hectares (roughly 49,400 acres), the developers have grown tons of fresh, wholesome, organic food.

As further reported by Natural Blaze, the facility in South Australia uses seawater from the Spencer Gulf, desalinating it and then using it in a massive greenhouse lined with cardboard, thereby eliminating the need to rely on groundwater or rain for growing produce.

Year-round production and tons of food per year – organically

In addition, the facility also grows food hydroponically – which you can also do at home – thereby further reducing the overall need for water and eliminating the need for soil.

Utilizing the mirrors for power to redirect the desert sun, all that is required is sunlight and seawater to grow as much as 17,000 metric tons of food a year.

And none of it is genetically modified.

What’s more, this kind of agricultural operation can produce year-round. During winter months, the greenhouse is fed with 39 megawatts of clean energy that comes directly from the sun. While the $200 million price tag may seem excessive, consider that with the renewable technologies and year-round growing seasons, such operations can quickly pay for themselves.

But the bigger issue is that Sundrop Farms is redefining the way food can be – and should be – grown in a world where the population is only expanding, along with competition for resources.

Sources:

NaturalBlaze.com

NaturalNews.com

SundropFarms.com

Growbox.NaturalNews.com


Are We Witnessing a Coup Operation Against the Trump White House?

05/22/2017

https://www.thenation.com/article/are-we-witnessing-a-coup-operation-against-the-trump-white-house/

Our intelligence apparatus is doing far more than stoking paranoia about the Russian bogeyman—it’s threatening democracy.

By Patrick LawrenceTwitter

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia. (Reuters / Larry Downing)

A couple of books come to mind amid the relentless leaks emanating from the spooks on either side of the Potomac and, not to be missed, their high approval ratings among our patriots of liberal persuasion.

One is The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, published two summers ago. This is David Talbot’s history of the infamous CIA director’s quite successful effort to turn Langley, Virginia, into a state within a state, perfectly capable of taking on the one whose leaders Americans elect. We now call this “the Deep State,” and Glenn Greenwald put the debate on this point to bed in 140 characters a few days ago: “To summarize journalistic orthodoxy: only fringe conspiracists think a Deep State exists, but all sane people know Kremlin controls US Govt.”

(What exactly is the “Deep State,” anyway? Here’s a rundown of the basics.)

President Kennedy fired the Deep State’s godfather in 1961, after the Bay of Pigs calamity and Dulles’s never-acknowledged support for a failed coup against de Gaulle (believe it, the French president). Taking this to the ultimate, Talbot, who founded Salon 20-odd years ago, makes a persuasive case that Dulles retreated to Georgetown, gathered his loyalists, and probably architected JFK’s assassination two years later. Talbot’s book does not include this incident, but I have it from a former spook of great integrity, now noted for blowing whistles: A few years into Barack Obama’s presidency supporters asked at a fundraiser, “Where’s our progressive foreign policy, Mr. President?” Obama’s reply: “Do you want me to end up another JFK?”

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The other book is I.F. Stone’s The Haunted Fifties, 1953–1963. The great Izzy’s commentary in I.F. Stone’s Weekly during those egregious years was among the few available sources of sanity in a nation of anti-Russian zombies. “To have kept his head in the hurricane of corrupted speech, ritualized patriotism, paranoid terror, and sudden conversions to acceptability,” Arthur Miller wrote in a foreword to the collection, “required something more than his wits and investigative talent and a gift for language.” It did—and does, so let us take a lesson. Stone endured, Miller observed, because he had faith that “a confident, tolerant America” would eventually come back to life.

I propose staying with this thought. But it is no good looking for help among the corrupted, the paranoid, and the suddenly converted.

One finds little confidence and less tolerance among Americans now. One finds instead, a president who has more bad ideas than you’ve had hot dinners—a man with an antidemocratic streak that appears to result from his failure to understand the principles of democratic government. There is only one thing worse than this president. I refer to the liberal reaction to his election. It had been bad but short of dangerous for some time after the night of last November 8. As of last week, I count it a disgrace: It is full of danger now.

There is only one thing worse than this president: the liberal reaction to his election.

I know it is a long time ago, but cast your mind back to those autumn days when mainstream Democrats considered “President Hillary Clinton” a shoo-in. There was going to be a big problem come November 8, they direly warned: All the Trumpets and Trumpettes will not accept the result. They will refuse Clinton her legitimacy. They will deny and resist and rampage. They will be in the streets. They will put our great republic’s political process, our very glory, at risk.

Striking it has been to watch liberals as they commit these very sins. One opinion-page inhabitant predicted “a perpetual fever swamp” after Clinton took the White House. Are we not sloshing through one now? Here is what these people utterly refuse to grasp, from what one can make out because it is too embarrassing: Donald Trump is a consequence. He is not the cause of anything.

To be clear: Given that the Supreme Court broke the democratic process decisively with its Citizens United decision seven years ago, the street is a perfectly logical place to be, in my view. But there is no point in being there unless one is for something and not merely contra. Having failed to think things through, the implicit argument among many of those taking it to the street these days is that things were copacetic before Trump came along and ruined them. Obama now goes down as the Mighty Quinn. The self-delusion is astonishing, and the historians will fix it, one hopes. But in the meantime, this error turns consequential: It lands us with the kind of problem that David Talbot suggests killed Kennedy in Dallas, if you care to entertain the thesis.

Read the histories. The Ivy League culture that still suffuses the CIA has from the first been far more liberal than conservative. The Democratic Party’s Clintonian era is perfectly exemplary on this point. As a smart friend said the other day, John Brennan, who served Bill Clinton and then Obama at the CIA and wanted to serve in an HRC administration, had a lot of trouble sorting out his role in Langley and his relations with the Democrats.

Now look.

It is one thing to tar Donald Trump with a groundless campaign, Nixon-style, so as to insinuate without evidence that he entertains objectionable ties to Russia. That is mere politics. (And I like Reince Priebus’s term for this last Sunday on Fox News. Citing top officials in the IC, which stands for intelligence cabal, Priebus asserted, “They have made it very clear that the story is complete garbage.”)

It is another matter altogether when the descendants of Dulles (whom Priebus suggests are not united on this one) mount what looks awfully like a coup operation against the president of our republic. That is a strong phrase, but it belongs on the table far more than the “complete garbage” you can read in any day’s edition of The New York Times. There I will put it for now, awaiting a historically informed argument for taking it off.

Leaks have the wonderful advantage of requiring no substantiation. With Michael Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s national-security adviser, they have already claimed one prominent victim. Who or what is next? Priebus? Trump himself? Or maybe just crippling the Trump White House’s determination to forge a saner relationship with Moscow will do.

I have seen a few naked emperors in my day, but this one is positively obese (and wears a Speedo at the beach). This is a perception-management campaign quite similar to those mounted decades ago in Iran, Guatemala, and elsewhere. The media are thoroughly complicit, and the objective is perfectly plain but nowhere mentioned. We have an intelligence apparatus that has accreted autonomous power such that no president dares try to control it: This much lies beyond debate. Now we watch as it counters a president who proposes to scrub the single most important passage in the narrative of fear and animosity on which this apparatus depends.

We have an intelligence apparatus that has accreted autonomous power such that no president dares try to control it.

You have two potential casualties here, readers. It is very dangerous to suffer either.

One, this looks like the most serious threat to (what remains of) American democracy since… since the Kennedy assassination, if you accept David Talbot’s case. It comes from the very people everyone from Pat Moynihan to Edward Snowden warned us about—those who abide in the culture of secrecy, the Deep State. Set aside all thought of “it can’t happen here.” At the very least you are watching the threat that it is going to happen.

You want to get Trump out of office? Good idea. Do the work. We all want to see your plan.

Two, if the spooks, the seething mainstream of the Democratic Party, and the neoconservative warmongers succeed in taking down Trump’s détente policy and who knows whom among its advocates, the already distorted role of intelligence agencies in the foreign-policy process will be further consolidated. More immediately, Americans will be condemned to live with Russophobic fear more or less indefinitely. I have only one question on this point, and maybe some (more) elderly fellow can answer it: Was the anti-Communist case that haunted the 1950s so impossibly flimsy as this? Hard to believe, given all the damage it did, but maybe we are about to learn something very awful.

Another question, actually. How did it come to be that what we witness daily now is to be cheered? My own answer runs to an old confusion characteristic of Americans. Most of us are entirely taken up with means. This has been so for a long time. We say we have ideals, ends, but in truth these are museum curiosities now. Our only purpose is merely to sustain the present—which by definition is not an ideal. If it takes a CIA operation to get this done—in this case to kneecap Donald Trump—well, one is all for it.

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“Bring on the special prosecutor” was the headline on an editorial in the Times a few days after Flynn resigned. All the banners of liberal outrage were aloft by then. At first Flynn’s sin was talking to Russian officials before Trump’s inauguration. When the idiocy of this position finally dawned, it was, as it is now, that Flynn had lied to Trump and Vice President Pence. Unless Flynn broke a law, and he did not by any untainted judgment, this is a matter strictly between Trump and Pence and Flynn, if I am not mistaken. It is the latest peg for the anti-Trump people to hang their hats on, but as grounds for a special prosecutor, it is ridiculous. The proposal is less for a special investigation than for a fishing expedition, and given how the non-evidence of a mail hack was conjured into the “highest confidence” of Russian meddling, it is impossible to say what “evidence” or “conclusions” would be drawn from it.

One cannot figure, in the case of the Times, what the object of the exercise might be. On the one hand, it is a brimming chalice of liberal anger, and so an expression of the Democratic Party’s elites. Recall, the Times confessed on page one last summer that it had abandoned all efforts to report about Trump objectively. On the other, it is full tilt these days finding Russians under every bed: Having subverted our democracy, they are subverting elections in France. They are subverting elections in Holland. They are subverting something or other in Kosovo, I cannot make out quite what. This is typical CIA stuff. Does the Times carry the agency’s ball, then?

Maybe both. Or, as earlier suggested, between the Democrats and Langley, maybe there is only one ball: It is the same for the two of them.

Long ago, New York Times reporter Tom Wicker called the CIA “a Frankenstein monster no one can fully control.”

Long, long ago, Tom Wicker, the much-noted Times reporter and later columnist, called the CIA “a Frankenstein monster no one can fully control.” That was in the edition of April 27, 1966, when the Times published the third in a running series of influential exposés of the CIA’s limitlessly crazy doings. People were outraged, as I suppose it is necessary to explain. This was five years after Arthur Hays Sulzberger stepped down as publisher. Sulzberger served the CIA and had signed a secrecy agreement with the agency, so Wicker could not know of this connection, and it was not in his piece.

To conclude where I began, think for a moment about I.F. Stone during his haunted 1950s. While he was well-regarded by a lot of rank-and-file reporters, few would say so openly. He was PNG among people such as Sulzberger—an outcast. (Among my favorites of Stone’s many good lines: “It’s always fun reading the Washington Post because you never know where you’ll find a page one story.”) Now think of all the good Stone did. “I know that in the fifties,” Arthur Miller wrote in recollection, “to find his Weekly in the mail was to feel a breath of hope for mankind.”

Now think about now.

A few reporters and commentators advise us that the name of the game these days is to sink the single most constructive policy the Trump administration has announced. The rest is subterfuge, rubbish. This is prima facie the case, though you can read it nowhere in the Times or any of the other corporate media. A few have asserted that we may now be witnessing a coup operation against the Trump White House. This is a possibility, in my view. We cannot flick it off the table. With the utmost purpose, I post here one of these pieces. “A Win for the Deep State” came out just after Flynn was forced from office. It is by a writer named Justin Raimondo and appeared in a wholly out-of-bounds web publication called Antiwar.com. I know nothing about either, but it is a thought-provoking piece.

My point here is simple. You have studied the Enlightenment? Good: You know what I mean when I say we are headed into the Endarkenment. The lights upon us are dimming. We have been more or less abandoned by a press that proves incapable of informing us in anything approaching a disinterested fashion. As suggested, either the media are Clintonian liberals before they are newspapers and broadcasters, or they are servants of power before they serve us.

This is the media’s disgrace, but our problem. It imposes a couple of new burdens. We, readers and viewers, must discriminate among all that is put before us so as to make the best judgments we can and, not least, protect our minds. The other side of the coin, what we customarily call “alternative media,” assumes an important responsibility. They must get done, as best they can, what better-endowed media now shirk. To put this simply and briefly, they and we must learn that they are not “alternative” to anything. In the end there is no such thing as “alternative media,” as I often argue. There are only media, and most of ours have turned irretrievably bad.

And now they are doing much to land us in very grave trouble.


TRUMPS 4 MONTH JOB REPORT

Here’s a list of what he’s done in just four months.  How much more can we ask?

Marilyn Barnewall

Proclamation on May 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 1, 2017, as Law Day, U.S.A

Executive Order on May 01, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council

Executive Order on April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses

Executive Order on April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as National Foster Care Month

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Older Americans Month

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 30 through May 6, 2017, as National Charter Schools Week

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 30 through May 6, 2017, as Small Business Week

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017, as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Proclamation on April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 1, 2017, as Loyalty Day

Executive Order on April 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

Executive Order on April 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Presidential Memorandum on April 27, 2017

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce

Executive Order on April 26, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education

Executive Order on April 26, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Executive Order on April 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

Proclamation on April 21, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 23 through April 29, 2017, as National Volunteer Week

Presidential Memorandum on April 21, 2017

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury

Executive Order on April 21, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

Presidential Memorandum on April 21, 2017

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury

Presidential Memorandum on April 20, 2017

A Letter from the President to Certain Congressional Committee Chairs

Presidential Memorandum on April 20, 2017

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce

Executive Order on April 18, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

Proclamation on April 14, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 15 through April 23, 2017, as National Park Week

Presidential Memorandum on April 12, 2017

Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau

Presidential Memorandum on April 11, 2017

A Letter from the President to the President of the Senate

Presidential Memorandum on April 08, 2017

A Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Proclamation on April 07, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 9, 2017, as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

Proclamation on April 07, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 14, 2017, as Pan American Day and April 9 through April 15, 2017, as Pan American Week

Proclamation on April 06, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.

Proclamation on April 05, 2017

A Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

Presidential Memorandum on April 03, 2017

Memorandum for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

Proclamation on April 03, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2 through April 8, 2017, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Executive Order on March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2, 2017 as World Autism Awareness Day

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2017 as National Donate Life Month

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2017 as National Financial Capability Month

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2017 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Executive Order on March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

Executive Order on March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2017 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Proclamation on March 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2017 as Cancer Control Month

Executive Order on March 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Executive Order on March 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

Presidential Memorandum on March 27, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on The White House Office of American Innovation

Executive Order on March 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders

Proclamation on March 24, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 25, 2017, as Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy

Presidential Memorandum on March 23, 2017

Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

Presidential Memorandum on March 23, 2017

Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

Presidential Memorandum on March 20, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Proclamation on March 17, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 19 through March 25, 2017, as National Poison Prevention Week

Presidential Memorandum on March 16, 2017

Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Executive Order on March 13, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

Proclamation on March 06, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 5 through March 11, 2017, as National Consumer Protection Week

Executive Order on March 06, 2017

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

Presidential Memorandum on March 06, 2017

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security

Proclamation on March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month

Proclamation on March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month

Proclamation on March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

Executive Order on February 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Executive Order on February 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule

Executive Order on February 24, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

Executive Order on February 09, 2017

Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

Executive Order on February 09, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

Executive Order on February 09, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

Executive Order on February 09, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

Presidential Memorandum on February 03, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule

Executive Order on February 03, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

Proclamation on February 02, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February as American Heart Month

Executive Order on January 30, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

Executive Order on January 28, 2017

Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES

Presidential Memorandum on January 28, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council

Presidential Memorandum on January 28, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Presidential Memorandum on January 27, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces

Executive Order on January 27, 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

Proclamation on January 26, 2017

National School Choice Week 2017 Proclamation

Executive Order on January 25, 2017

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Executive Order on January 25, 2017

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

Presidential Memorandum on January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

Presidential Memorandum on January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines

Executive Order on January 24, 2017

Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

Presidential Memorandum on January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Presidential Memorandum on January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Presidential Memorandum on January 23, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

Presidential Memorandum on January 23, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

Presidential Memorandum on January 23, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

Presidential Memorandum on January 20, 2017

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Executive Order on January 20, 2017

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

Trump, Russia, Comey And Piling On

May 21, 2017 Read More Articles by Marilyn M Barnewall

Part 1

Americans dislike the concept of “piling on.”  We even have rules to prevent it in sporting events like football.

Liberal Democrats do not understand this concept.

It’s pretty easy to identify piling on in a football game.  In politics it’s more difficult – until the public has been so badly abused it reaches a tipping point and just stops believing anything anyone says.  It is part of the reason people who have supported President Trump remain loyal.  They understand the concept of piling on… your enemies do it when they’re losing and need to injure an important player on the other team to have a chance for victory… if you call that victory.

May 21, 2017 Read More Articles by Marilyn M Barnewall


It’s Not What You Believe. It’s How You Believe It

05/20/2017

https://fee.org/articles/be-wary-of-the-orwellian-enlightened-class/

By Robin Koerner

George Orwell’s novel 1984 has been selling in large numbers to people scared of a lurch toward 2345 authoritarianism in the USA. I recently noted that both that book and Animal Farm were written not as a warning against a particular political ideology but against the implementation of any ideology, however progressive, by people who think themselves too smart to have to test their politics against the emotions, sentiments, and experiences of those they would affect.

In his essay, My Country Right or Left, Orwell referred to such people as:

“so ‘enlightened’ that they cannot understand the most ordinary emotions.”

He understood that the morality of a political ideology in practice cannot be determined from its theoretical exposition – but only from the actual experiences of those who would be affected by its real-world application.

1984 warned not about a political ideology, but rather, commitment to an ideology.

To make the point to the people he felt most needed to hear it, Orwell, a self-identified socialist, called out the arrogance of his friends on the Left who experienced themselves as so “enlightened,” to use his word, that they did not need to consider the sentiments – let alone ideas – of those who were to them clearly politically ignorant.

Orwell had a name for this kind of self-righteous certainty – and it wasn’t fascism, capitalism, or communism.  It was “orthodoxy,” which he explains in 1984, “means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” It is a state exhibited by people who already know they have the right answers – at least in the areas that matter.

To understand tyranny, we need to think about epistemology, not politics.

There is no political system so perfect that it will not be deadly when imposed against the will of others by people sure of their own righteousness. Orwell saw that no political theory – even the egalitarian socialism that he believed to be the most moral – can prevent its adherents from being anything other than tyrants if they are committed to it in a way that is immune to the protests and experiences of other people.

In other words, tyranny is not the result of a belief in a bad political theory; it is the result of a bad belief in a political theory – and that is an entirely different thing.

The Epistemology of Political Ideologies

To understand tyranny, then, we need to think a bit less about politics, and a bit more about epistemology.

Epistemology concerns the nature of knowledge, and especially its formation, justification, and scope. Accordingly, the word “epistemic” means “relating to knowledge or the degree of its validation”.

We may be able to identify one ideology as more consistent with freedom than another, but that is just an academic exercise if in practice it is the nature of the commitment to the ideology, rather than the content committed to, that leads to authoritarianism.

As Yogi Berra rather nicely put it:

“In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there is.”

Can we identify an epistemology of tyranny? Is there a mechanism by which a certain kind of cognitive commitment to a political or moral theory might cause someone willingly to harm others in its pursuit; prevent them from seeing the harm they are doing, or even make invisible to them the data that would demand a revision of their beliefs to better reflect human experience and lead to outcomes more aligned with their stated goals?

Such fundamental questions concern our ability to form knowledge and change their opinions and so both depend on, and reveal, much about human nature. And since human nature doesn’t change, we shouldn’t be too surprised to find that history provides a useful guide in answering them.

Orwell referred sarcastically to the “enlightenment” of people who are rather less enlightened than they believe themselves to be.

Newton was doing physics, but his work clearly implied a certain metaphysics.

At first blush, then, it may appear to be a rather remarkable coincidence that the period of history that perhaps sheds light on what makes commitment to ideology dangerous is the Enlightenment. (But we’ll soon see that it isn’t a coincidence at all.)

Knowledge is Dangerous

In the latter part of the 17th century, René Descartes, Isaac Newton, and myriad other intellectual giants were making a whole new world.

In Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, Newton presented the Laws of Motion, the theory of gravity and even a set of “Rules for Reasoning in Philosophy.” His work explained and predicted an infinity of (although by no means all) phenomena that had theretofore been mysterious. In providing a coherent means of understanding many complex phenomena in terms of a few axioms and principles, he made tractable a huge swathe of the world.

In as much as Newton’s theories substantially described and predicted things that had not been accurately described or predicted before, they were both true and useful – or, at least they were much “truer” than any understanding of the world that had come before it.

Newton was doing physics, but his work clearly implied a certain metaphysics. Newton’s explanations, and therefore the underlying reality, were deterministic – meaning that if you knew the laws that governed things and their state at one instance, then you could predict in principle their motions and states at all times. They rested on common-sense, observable, causation – meaning that a specific cause necessarily leads to a specific effect. They used a common-sense framework of time and space, in which a foot is always a foot and a second is always a second, everywhere and always. In one fell swoop, Newton’s work eliminated the need for any non-physical explanations of a huge number of terrestrial and celestial phenomena.

It was better than what came before it because whereas, say, the Church’s explanatory entities (God, the saints, the soul) failed to explain why the world operated as it did rather than any other way, Newton’s explanatory entities (force, mass etc.) did exactly that. And did so with precision in a manner that could even be used to steer the world towards specific outcomes.

Indeed, to many, an explanation that wasn’t scientific wasn’t even an explanation.

Some of the critical intellectual groundwork for Newton had been laid by René Descartes, who not long before, had developed the mathematical framework that was used by Newton in his extraordinary endeavor. But more than that, Descartes had pioneered the skeptical philosophical project, showing the world the nature and standard of certainty that would have to pertain to any claim that could even be said to constitute “knowledge” at all.

Between Descartes’ having primed the Western world not to believe things that it didn’t actually know, and Newton’s appearing to eliminate the need for non-physical explanations of physical phenomena, some of the “enlightened ones” started to feel that they could not just sift fact from non-fact, but could prejudge entire classes of claims as to whether they need to be taken seriously at all.

Over the next hundred years, this line of thinking continued. In 1785, for example, Coulomb did in the domain of electricity and magnetism what Newton had done in the domain of mechanics and gravity. And as science advanced, so-called former “knowledge” that could not be tested against the direct experience of physical objects; that invoked non-physical explanations of anything; that could not be the basis of accurate predictions of physical phenomena – was seen by some to be no more than commitments of faith, guesswork, or superstition.

To some, this new science made free will no longer free, and no longer even will.

In other words, it wasn’t just wrong: it was of an altogether lower order – perhaps even derisible – and the people who advanced them were backward-thinking.

To that part of the educated classes, every success of science reinforced their certainty in a clockwork universe, justifying not just disagreement with, but the dismissal of, any postulates that were not consistent with the prevailing metaphysics.

Indeed, to many, an explanation that wasn’t scientific wasn’t even an explanation. Of great consequence, a phenomenon that wasn’t amenable to a scientific explanation wasn’t even a real phenomenon, but at best an emergent property of real (physical) phenomena that could be scientifically explained (such as particles moving in the brain in reaction to stimuli, according to deterministic laws).

To some, this new science made free will no longer free, and no longer even will. To many, it turned cats into machines, because (with the exception of humans who in a still largely Christian world could be believed to have souls), everything was a machine. Kicking a cat became as acceptable to those people as slamming a door.

And here’s where we start to circle back to Orwell.

“You See Only What You Know”

The cat-kickers of the 18th and 19th century could see their cats react in pain; they could hear them squeal, but now they knew something that caused them no longer to take their cat’s apparent experience into account — because it was now only that —apparent.

That squeal was just a mechanical response of a machine to a mechanical stimulus. There was no consciousness; there was just a really complex machine (a cat’s brain) inside another really complex machine (a cat).

Cruelty to cats became acceptable not because cruelty became acceptable, but because cats ceased to be cats. But only for the “enlightened”, of course, who knew their science, and could laugh condescendingly about their sentimental neighbors who worried about whether their cats were happy because they’d evidently not read any Descartes or Newton.

So we begin to see how something that only the most “enlightened” people know can cause them to cut off emotionally from the harm they can clearly see themselves causing, if only their theory – in fact, their knowledge – were not in the way. And it is all utterly reasonable because their knowledge is the most certain and most tested of any the world has produced.

These are the people who are literally the most progressive of their age. In the18th and 19th centuries, not only did they have all the certainty of science: they had it bolstered by the imprimatur of a Church that told them that cats, not being human, don’t have souls, so machines are the only possible things left for them to be.

Understanding that people are made of matter, which follows deterministic rules, many of the European intelligentsia understandably deduced that rules must govern human behavior too, so they started looking for them.

It was understood that it was necessary to look at the world to find the laws that govern it, but once they were found, many non-scientists forgot about the need to keep testing them against actual phenomena as they started to exploit those laws to produce desired outcomes.

By the beginning of 18th century, we were doing that with steam engines with amazing results. Could it be that we could do it with political systems too, especially if the increasingly discredited Church was wrong about the soul, and a human being is just a more complex machine than a steam engine, but a machine nonetheless? It certainly appeared to many enlightened thinkers that society followed statistical laws that could obviously be exploited by social engineering for our benefit, just as the physical laws were exploited by mechanical engineering to produce the steam engine and all the good it had done for us.

Gustav Le Bon, in the Psychology of Revolutions, explaining the roots of the terror at the end of the 18th century in France wrote the following:

The [French] Revolution was above all a permanent struggle between theorists who were imbued with a new ideal, and the economic, social and political laws, which ruled mankind, and which they do not understand…

Well, quite.

The political orthodoxies that arose from the end of the 18th century – benign and logical in their exposition, but terrifying in their application – could only be imposed with such relentless horror and death because of the confident commitment of people to a “theory” that “explained” a certain set of effects as following from certain causes – even as the effects were proving them wrong, if only they’d been open to them.

But they weren’t open to them, because they experienced their own certainty in their theories, not as a psychological state, which is all it was, but as the accuracy of the theory in which they were certain, which is an entirely different thing.

That kind of religious commitment to theory – and commitment can be religious even when the theory is anything but — doesn’t matter much if you’re working with steam engines, but it matters a lot if you’re working with guillotines.

I imprison you so that we may all have liberté. I kill you so that we may all have égalité.

You’d get it if only you were enlightened enough to understand the theory that makes sense of it all.

And a century after the French Revolution, the deaths of tens of millions of Russians would be similarly caused and justified using a philosophy that purported to be deterministic and rational and manifesting of all the characteristics that make a theory – like Newton’s laws of motion – a good theory.

In both cases, the evil didn’t result from the fact that the theory was incorrect per se. It resulted from the fact that its adherents weren’t doing science – recognizing that their current, best model of the world was a step to a better one that is taken by revising it to accommodate the world’s reaction to its application – but something called scientism, wherein the current, best model becomes a fixed doctrine and the best of all possible models.

Orwell’s “unthinking orthodoxy” is “political scientism.”

In other words, it was the epistemology rather than the political content that was the problem.

All theories are incorrect because none – not even the best theories we have – are complete, and they are all conceived in very finite human minds. But some, like quantum mechanics, for example, are really, really good. They get to be good by being tested time and time again against data from the real world by people whose motivation is to find information that will show up all the ways it is wrong or incomplete, rather than information that reinforces their current understanding.

And motivation is everything, because it determines not just what you will be found, but even what can be seen.

The Epistemology of Tyranny

Science and scientism are superficially similar but epistemic opposites.

A true scientist remains doxastically open. That means that she works always on the assumption that her theory is a) false or incomplete and b) will therefore change.

The daily task of science is to identify the ways in which our current understanding is lacking. In so doing, science’s understanding of the world becomes less false.

Scientism, in contrast, is doxastically closed. That means that it identifies our best theory but then behaves as if it is a) absolute truth and b) will therefore not change.

Scientism, unlike science, has no need for data. It is deadly because it always uses the current paradigm to explain away potentially problematic observations. (E.g. the cat’s squeal isn’t telling me it’s in pain; it’s confirming that machines, including cats, have predictable responses to physical stimuli.)

Orwell’s “unthinking orthodoxy” is “political scientism.” That’s the epistemology of tyranny.

In my earlier article, I wrote about the authoritarianism of some of the “Social Justice Warrior” Left today, who would give moral privilege to groups they identity as victim groups in the name of eliminating privilege; who would eliminate the free speech of people with whom they disagree in the name of giving everyone an equal voice; who equate speech with violence to justify violence against those who speak.

Bizarre as those paradoxes clearly are, their advocates are not automatically dangerous if they are open to revising their moral or political theory in the light of falsifying data or contradictions in the theory’s application.

What makes it all dangerous is that it is allied with an a priori belief about competing views and political opponents that eliminate the possibility that any experiences or perspectives could provide data that could challenge the theory.

If potentially contradictory data can be rejected a priori on account of being explained away as the result of “fascist”, “racist”, “sexist” attitudes, for example, then the theory is inoculated against the human data against which all political theories must be tested.

Our social justice warrior friends thus become like those engaged in scientism two centuries ago. But instead of rejecting as “backward” phenomena or interpretations of phenomena that do not exhibit the required meta-characteristics of determinism, materialism, etc., they reject as “backward” phenomena or interpretations of phenomena that do not exhibit the exhibit the meta-characteristics of victimhood or privilege.

It’s not just the preserve of the Left. This kind of epistemic “inoculation” happens all over the political spectrum.

The successful defense of truth against the closed epistemology of scientism, and the successful defense of human happiness against the closed epistemology of political scientism, depend on knowing something crucial about it: scientism never feels backward or even extreme: it necessarily looks and feels modern and progressive.

Those with scientistic attitudes usually experience themselves as just asserting common sense. After all, they are doing no more or less than believing in the claims of science, which have been tested at every turn, have produced tangible improvements all around us, and have generated more provable knowledge than any other method of human enquiry.

Indeed, no educated person post-enlightenment can doubt the advance of science or, therefore, that deterministic and mechanistic explanations have succeeded where religious ones, for example, have failed.

Since these scientistic non-scientists experienced themselves, rightly, as believing in nothing more than the most certain and proved human knowledge, if you disagree with them, you aren’t just wrong (which would be allowable), you are intellectually backward. If you believe in spirit, whatever that might be, in a mechanistic universe, you aren’t just factually mistaken, you are rejecting human progress; you are believing in something that isn’t just not the case but isn’t even worthy of consideration.

It is a position that is so enticingly and dangerously reasonable. After all, it is obvious that cause and effect exists. How can there be any knowledge without it? Every known truth depends on it.

You may experience yourself as conscious, the scientistic non-scientist believes, but there is obviously an objective reality that doesn’t depend on what you think about it.

You may have different experiences from me and interpret them differently from me, but if your interpretation of the world violates that belief, then I don’t even have to take it seriously.

In fact, I don’t even have to take you seriously. You are not just wrong; you are intellectually beyond the pale; you are one of the dangerous ones. You are the one, with your strange pseudo-religious ideas, who probably has to be stopped by people like me who know better.

In the French Revolution, they stopped you with blades. In the Russian Revolution, they stopped you with guns and gulags. And it was all perfectly in line with the theory – with the theory that the most intellectually and morally enlightened had formulated and were applying.

Here is Robespierre’s justification of the French Revolution:

We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it; now in this situation, the first maxim of your policy ought to be to lead the people by reason and the people’s enemies by terror.

If the spring of popular government in time of peace is virtue, the springs of popular government in revolution are at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most urgent needs.

It has been said that terror is the principle of despotic government. Does your government, therefore, resemble despotism? Yes, as the sword that gleams in the hands of the heroes of liberty resembles that with which the henchmen of tyranny are armed. Let the despot govern by terror his brutalized subjects; he is right, as a despot. Subdue by terror the enemies of liberty, and you will be right, as founders of the Republic. The government of the revolution is liberty’s despotism against tyranny.

In other words, it may seem that the fact that a small group of people is guillotining thousands is a piece of data against our theory of fraternité, liberté, and égalité – but that’s just because you are not smart enough or good enough or committed enough to understand it. Read Robespierre until you see that your data can’t possibly be the data.

It may seem that the fact that a small group of people are starving others and putting them in concentration camps is a piece of data against our theory of each those according to his ability to each according to his need, and the empowerment of the proletariat – but that is because you are not smart enough or good enough or committed enough to understand it. Read Marx until you see that your facts can’t possibly be the facts.

Orwell’s “War is peace” and “Freedom is slavery” aren’t fiction. They are history.

The “Knowing” Changes Everything

At the beginning of the 1920s, as in the decades that preceded it, some people believed in God and some didn’t; some believed in a human soul and some believed only in human machines, albeit very sophisticated ones; some believed in cats, and some believed in just feline machines.

But everyone knew, obviously, that whatever else is true, inanimate physical matter follows deterministic laws; that the physical universe is all cause and effect, and that there is an objective reality out there that carries on just the same regardless of whether little old me cares to look at it. I mean, the scientists, the scientism-ists and the unengaged could at least count on that certainty, right?

Wrong. All wrong.

In 1925, quantum mechanics happened, and even Einstein, who not only was one of its pioneers, but had also single-handedly overturned Newton’s common-sense notion of fixed time and space just a few years before, wasn’t sufficiently doxastically open to accept its implications. Faced with the end of determinism, effect without cause, and a physical world that unfolds in a way determined by conscious observation, he had a rare moment of scientism when he insisted, “God does not play dice with the universe”.

But, of course, God very much does play dice, and the metaphysics that was built on Newton has been turned on its head.

In so many ways, Newtonian metaphysics look to science today like the opposite of the truth, even though Newton’s theories are no less accurate than they were when he wrote Principia. It’s just that we now understand that they are approximate descriptions of non-deterministic phenomena on large scales. In other words, they describe reality, but not its fundamental nature.

That’s really important. We’ve not thrown out all of our past scientific knowledge: it’s still as accurate as it was – but in making a slight addition to that body of knowledge, the fundamental reality that it altogether implies – has been utterly transformed.

Scientism, including the political kind, is always wrong and always dangerous because the one thing that you do not know is likely to change everything you know.

Scientism is science stripped of its epistemological core, which is the knowledge that we don’t know. Those who practice it think they are “being scientific” because they accept scientific knowledge. But they are being anything but scientific because they are committed to those claims in an altogether wrong way – as knowledge that is both certain and static.

They turn a theory, which by definition, must always be tested against data that are sought to refute it, into an orthodoxy, which prevents the data that could refute it from even being perceived.

This is the nature of Orwell’s orthodoxy that 1984 was written to warn us about.

Science is the honest examination of physical objects and their relationships to understand our world and improve our experience in it, and scientism is its dogmatic bastardization that causes us to hold fast to wrong conclusions while a) “knowing” that we are right and b) being unable to perceive evidence to the contrary.

Political science is the honest examination of people and their relationships to understand our society and improve our experience in it, and political scientism is its dogmatic bastardization that causes us to hold fast to wrong behaviors while a) “knowing” that we are doing good and b) being unable to act on evidence to the contrary.

Regardless of your scientific theory, scientism destroys human knowledge and makes you stupid.  Regardless of your political ideology, political scientism destroys human life and makes you dangerous.

Liberty Begins in Your Head

Want to know if you could become a tyrant?

Don’t look at your political beliefs: look at your certainty about them. Look at whether you are more interested in how to apply your theory or in gathering the data you’d need to improve it once it’s applied. Look at whether you are more concerned about the good that you’d do because of what you know, or the harm that you could do because of what you don’t yet know. Most of all, consider whether those who are trying to tell you that the world you want to live in scares them are presenting you with the data you need to falsify and therefore improve your political theory (like all good scientists), or whether you see disregard their objections as obviously mistaken because, well … you know … the Bible, or Victims, or the non-aggression principle (depending on your political stripe).

If you really want to live in a world without tyranny, spend less time trying to show others why you are right and more time trying to show yourself why you are wrong.

That’s not just rhetorical. It’s necessary.

Most political arguments that focus on ideological content rather than commitment to it, end with each party’s being yet more certain about their own rightness and why the other’s views need to be resisted.

So rather than merely opposing your opponent’s position, which will generally elicit a defense of it, and therefore strengthened commitment to it, practice showing her just how undogmatically you are committed to your own position, how open you are to experiences that may challenge it – especially hers.

That doesn’t mean that you have to stop advocating living passionately according to your beliefs any more than scientists have to stop teaching and building computers because one day quantum mechanics will be superseded too.

Salesmen know that you have to give some to get some. If you want someone to share a personal story with you, share one with them. If you want someone to open their mind to your views and experiences, then open your mind to theirs.

The preservation of liberty is more about the way we hold our beliefs than the beliefs that we hold. Tyranny is less a political failure than it is an epistemological one.

So don’t just open your mind to win arguments for liberty – although that is a critical reason to do so. Do it also because if you don’t, you may start believing you’re one of the enlightened ones.

And then you’ll be surprised at just how aggressive the peace and how oppressive the liberty you’ll be willing to accept.

Republished from HuffingtonPost.

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Me thinks the lady forgot to say what she never knew!


A BLOCKBUSTER REPORT OF THINGS AROUND THE CORNER

05/19/2017

http://www.ini-world-report.org/2017/05/18/a-blockbuster-report-of-things-around-the-corner/

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http://victuruslibertas.com/2017/05/readers-and-viewers-of-vl-ask-fbi-anon-their-own-questions/

We are fortunate and grateful to work with some really great insiders who want the truth to come out about the inner workings of our governments.  FBI Anon, most known for showing up on 4Chan from time to time with his AMA, has agreed to allow our audience to ask questions.

Here are the questions and answers:

TOM asked:  The news is exploding that Trump shared intel with Russians from an “ally” in the middle east and the ally is very upset. This is in regards to an Isis plot regarding airplanes and laptops.

A:  The “ally” not being named is Israel, and they are mad as hell at Trump.  Israel is furious because they got caught with their pants down. Lets get to the point. Isis was created by Israel and the US to weaken Iran and topple Assad. Billions in profits at stake. Israel has developed the technology to remote control airlines via laptops. A false flag was being prepared. Trump discussed it with Russian officials,exposing the “plot” McMaster pitched, and now all hell has broken loose. Trump did a wonderful thing in my opinion.  We do not need anymore Isis false flags.

If Isis is eradicated, it will decrease CIA and DOD budgets, limit the amount of “support” Israel receives, and cause disruptions in the grand scheme to build a massive pipeline through Syria and ultimately cause the downfall of Iran and Russia. This is why “Isis” is being kept alive by the NWO. This is why such “bold” and “frightening” plots must be continually fed to the people. To justify larger budgets, and bigger hegemony.

Russia is actually our only hope, along with Trump, that this diabolical system can be broken, shattered, as JFK once said, into a thousand pieces and scattered to the wind.

The technology to remotely control and crash commercial airliners was developed by Unit 8200, the Israeli cyber command. Does any thinking person actually believe rag tag militants would have the know how and resources to develop this technology? Give me a break. While we are at it, you may want to see how close the Russian MetroJet 9268 was to Unit 8200 when it went down. Tensions between Israel and Russia continue to grow by the day. Putin knows every trick in the Israeli arsenal and he just happens to be a much better chess player than Netanyahu.

DONNA asked: Is there a statute of limitations on the Benghazi issue or the email issues involving HRC? If so, what is it?

A:  If immunity has been breeched, and this is a matter for legal minds,then technically, immunity can be withdrawn. Say Ms Mill’s lied, or Huma was granted immunity. Immunity is predicated on full and credible disclosure.

GILLIAN asked: Is the FBI investigating the Awan brothers Democratic spy ring being laid out so masterfully by George Webb?

A:  I am unable to comment on this matter.

CAROLINE asked: Was there more to Obama’s month-long trip to Tahiti than just a ‘vacation’? As there were rumors of drug trafficking and/or other corrupt negotiations.

A:  There will come a time when the acts of the former president will be under review, but the time is not now.  It is believed that a reopening and broadened investigation into both the Clinton Foundation and HRC may lead to multiple “smoking guns”. Things are fluid now with Comey gone and McCabe putting out fires daily.

MICHELLE asked: How does FBI rank and file feel about Comey’s firing?

A:  In public, mixed feelings;  but privately, many of us are pleased. The rank and file feel like trained fight dogs waking up to the sound of gunfire and realizing they are muzzled. The agency has been politically weaponized.

Most of us know how hard the agency worked to dismantle the Hoover era political tradecraft and to see it alive and well is disheartening. If we were given a mandate to investigate DC in its entirety, you could see 70% of your politicians being indicted.The Rank and File want nothing more than to see Americans witness that nobody, no matter how powerful, is above the law. I felt Comey was a good guy, but now feel he was compromised and did a disservice to the nation on July 5th 2016.

ANON asked: Has anything happened inside the FBI since Comey’s firing involving talks of knowing Comey’s involvement with the Clintons?

A:  Yes. There may be news regarding McCabe within months, if not sooner.

LAWNA asked: Is the FBI working on the mystery surrounding the deaths and disappearances of holistic health care professionals?

A:  We are aware of them. However, we have not been given a green light to move forward. This has everything to do with Obama era policies, but it’s a good question and the feeling among some of us is that we would not be surprised if there are connections between these deaths and disappearances and a concerted effort by the reigning health elites.  Understand that during the Obama era, we were instructed to avoid investigating anything that would harm his circle. Obama’s circle or Hillary’s circle to be exact.

I am no expert in the matter, but I understand close to 70 people in the holistic or alternative medical profession have ended up with strange and unexplained deaths or have vanished completely, under strange circumstances.It seems many of the deaths seem connected to either FDA or Big Pharma. I would personally be interested in data grazing this one.

SHIFT FREQUENCY asked: How dangerous is Comey’s firing for Clinton?

A:  Very dangerous.  But, few are thinking it through. The real danger is if she is given partial immunity. if HRC is facing serious prison time, and she can reduce her sentence by playing ball, we expect this will be the most profound thing Trump can do to drain the swamp. HRC has the goods on Schumer, and McCain, Graham, Blumenthal, and so much more. Imagine the most powerful mafia Don snitching on 30 years of tangled and corrupt relationships. Then triple the effect. HRC could effectively put 200 people currently in power behind bars.  This may be Trump’s chess move, however he needs to get rid of Kushner right away. As I indicated, Kushner is playing in an occult sandbox and there are recordings of this HRC is fully aware.  It could get ugly.

GILLIAN asked: Which of the dominoes involved in the Clinton Foundation – pay-to-play, pedophile, drug-running, gun running, human trafficking, organ harvesting, money laundering (etc.) network is most likely to be the first to fall, if any at all?

A:  All of the above, plus, the Israeli lobby, when fully exposed, with show how the alphabets have been compromised by a foreign nation. I believe Steele indicated that our “truest ally” is actually our national extortionist, and it’s true.  Imagine the public’s reaction when they find 80% of our senators and congressmen are on the take, allowing espionage, extortion and pedophilia to become the norm. We have a saying around here. If something dirty comes up regarding a politician, we refer to it as “New Babylon“.

Angie asksed:  Is anyone in the FBI concerned about or planning for a financial downfall?

A:  We expect some bubbles to burst in fall, as they usually do. But lets paint a picture of how the year may play out. Trump has done a good job getting the cattle market into China, but now you will see chicken from China in our supermarkets. Lets hope it has less lead than the toys from China.

On trade, we will see better deals. Trump has the business head to negotiate tougher deals, and its about time. However, the real unemployment rate is still very high, and not at all what the BLS says it is.  Labor participation is a danger, and housing is in a new bubble. 10% of our bridges and roads are in horrific shape, and the last 16 years has left America tattered. Nobody knows when black swans arrive, but they always do.

Perhaps the next crash will be a bond dislocation, like 1929-1941, or perhaps it will be today’s bogeyman, the trillions in derivatives waiting to implode. My guess is that it may be related to middle east issues. Right now, Saudis Israelis and Qutari’s want that pipeline built so they can crush Russia’s spine, weaken Iran and ultimately run Syria, much like we ran Iran until 1979. These are dangerous waters.

Russia has been in Syria since the late 1940’s, Assad is the rightful ruler of Syria. CIA and Israeli clandestine services created Isis. Saudis and Qutari’s funded it, Turkey brokered oil deals. The American people shake their head when told Iran is the biggest terrorist nation. That’s a false narrative. Saudi’s and Israeli’s are in cahoots together and many Americans are becoming aware of the charade and wonder why the media plays them day and night.

James asked:  What is the main concern (meaning what is the biggest case) going on inside the FBI at this time?

A:  Israel. We are truly in danger of becoming the United States of Israel.  They own 80% of our politicians. They have infiltrated our media, our tech companies, our banking systems.  The average Jew in Israel or America is not a problem, they are regular people. But, the ones who either serve Zionism, or work on the so called “Greater Israel” manifest destiny pose a serious risk, both foreign and nationally.

If we can move forward with a full investigation into the CF, Wiener, and HRC, it will eventually lead to exposing the vast reach of the Israeli lobby. The best thing we can do as a nation is to continue to bring this stuff into the light. That’s why platforms like /Pol/ on 4chan, and so called “truth” channels provide the people with some kernel of truth.

Back in July, I tried to let people know that their mandate for taking back the nation had to begin with a citizen’s investigation into the CF.  Now, please investigate Israel, from Mossad, to AIPAC, to a huge and complex web of financial connections between Israel and our elected leaders. I promise you that you will find a slew of information if you look closely. And what you find will make you question how we can consider Israel or Saudi Arabia as allies.

Anon2 asked:  What about Seth Rich and his murder?

A:  Expect a flood of new info regarding this. It was a sloppy hit, and can lead directly to 3 senators, and John Brennan calling in a favor from some of his Mossad buddies. This I have heard from more than one source. There is a leaker within the DC police, and fireworks will come soon enough. Seth Rich passed on over 44k emails to Wikileaks. Why do you think the CIA is calling for JA’s head? Because they must silence any investigation into Rich’s  execution. Start with Schumer and McCain and see where the breadcrumbs lead.

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Imagine you are in an all steel room 100 yards wide high and long, and there are fifty million loud speakers on every surface with each one saying something different! Now try and hone in on just one speakers content. The powers that be have been doing this to us since Adam and Eve, so don’t feel bad if you have a hard time trying to understand our problem. The only thing you can reasonably expect from this cluster F#*k is, you are being controlled either by evil or good, and it’s your choice which to believe because there is only one truth! Good has allowed evil to separate the two, and when there is a majority, evil goes to hell.